Learning program available for children
Maui's schoolchildren will be able to participate in hands-on, science-based learning programs with their school classes during a free Maui Keiki Educating Children Outdoors Day on Friday presented by Pacific Whale Foundation.
Participating will be nonprofit and community groups, government agencies and Haleakala National Park.
The purpose of the event is to spark a lifelong relationship between Maui's children and educators and the local government.
For more information, call Karen Molina, PWF youth education director at 856-8341 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker to share canoe experience
Bula Logan will speak at the Wednesday of meeting the Kihei/Wailea Rotary Club. The meeting will take place at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea at noon.
Logan, who is with Malama Na Pua Healing Center - Halu Ike Ka Pa Ola Hawaii, will speak about his experiences with the voyaging canoe Hokulea.
More information about Logan is available by visiting www.eatpraymaui.net/profile/bulalogan.
The meeting is open to the public. The cost for the lunch is $16.
American Legion Post 8 to meet today
Maui's American Legion Post 8 has reactivated and will begin this year's monthly meetings at 1 p.m. today at the VFW Clubhouse at 1136 Uluniu Road in Kihei.
There will be a family potluck after the short business meeting.
All American Legion members, their families, and non-Legionnaire veterans interested in joining Post 8 are welcome. For more information, call Post Cmdr. Robert DeVinck at (425) 445-1600.
Caregiver's workshop planned Saturday
"A Caring Presence," presented by Michael Cheang, associate professor with the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, is being sponsored by the Maui United Project Dana from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Saturday.
The universal spirit of "Dana" (selfless giving) will be shared by the Rev. Sol Kalu, resident minister of Makawao Hongwanji Mission.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. There is no cost. Donations will be accepted.
For more information, including the location of the workshop, call 871-4160, 661-4032, 871-8178 or 572-7229.
Ruby's Diner to help Maui Cheer Babes
Ruby's Diner at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center in Kahului will donate 20 percent of sales from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday to the Maui Cheer Babes. The donation will be available only to customers who present a Maui Cheer Babes flier.
The flier may be obtained by visiting the Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading Facebook page.
The Maui Cheer Babes are raising funds to compete in California and on Oahu. For more information, email email@example.com.
'One Billion Rising' event planned
Women Helping Women is planning a "One Billion Rising" flash mob event from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday on the great lawn area of the University of Hawaii Maui College.
"One Billion Rising" is a worldwide campaign to bring attention to violence against women. The "One Billion Rising" concept was originated by Eve Ensler, creator of "The Vagina Monologues." Organizers anticipate 190 countries will participate in the event. The Maui flash mob is to rise at 1 p.m.
Club will share Italian language, culture
The Italian American Club of Maui will host its monthly "Parliamo In Italiano & Mangiare" from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway, located at 500 Puunene Ave. in Kahului. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about Italian culture and language.
For more information contact President Mary Pence at 573-0339 or 298-4057. To learn more about the club, visit online at www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.
School bands planning spring concert
The Iao, Maui Waena, Kalama, Lokelani, Kauai and Lahaina intermediate school bands will perform together in a Massed Band Spring Concert in Maui High School's auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Swing dance to benefit King Kekaulike
King Kekaulike High School will have a Valentine's Swing Dance from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Jazz Club cafetorium.
The event is open to the public.
Participants will receive free dance lessons with the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association and then swing to the sounds of the Na Ali'i Big Band and Richie Franco.
Refreshments will be available for purchase. There will be door prizes.
Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults and $25 for couples. Proceeds will benefit the King Kekaulike High School Band and Student Association.
Preschool accepting donations for fair
Iao Preschool will have an Ohana Fun Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 on the grounds of the Iao United Church of Christ, 2371 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
The event is open to the public and will feature a live auction, a silent auction, a rummage sale, games, live entertainment, a mini spa, local vendors, food tents and chow fun. Chow fun tickets are available from preschoolers' parents or at the school.
Iao Preschool is soliciting donations for the rummage sale, live auction and silent auction, with all sale proceeds to benefit the preschool and students directly. Donations will be accepted now through Feb. 20, and donation pickup may also be available.
For more information, call 242-1995, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Iao Preschool.
Kraft and Longs Drugs to help libraries
To coincide with the centennial of the Hawaii State Library, the Friends of the Library of Hawaii has partnered with Kraft Foods in Hawaii and Longs Drugs to conduct the "Help Literacy in Hawaii Shine" fundraiser through March 2.
Kraft and Longs Drugs will donate 10 cents per participating Kraft product purchased up to a maximum of $10,000 to the Friends of the Library of Hawaii.
Visit the Friends of the Library of Hawaii website (www.friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org) and click on the "Help Literacy in Hawaii Shine" logo on the right column to see a list of participating Kraft products purchased at any Longs Drugs store in Hawaii.
FLH provides generous grants, donations and funding for year-round library programs at Hawaii's 50 public libraries.
Educators will lead tide pool exploration
The Pacific Whale Foundation will hold a moonlight tide pool exploration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in South Maui.
The foundation's marine educators will help the public see and learn about creatures that roam Hawaii's tide pools at night.
Participants should be ages 6 and older and should wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Refreshments will be provided.
The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child.
The event is co-sponsored by Mana Kai Maui Resort.
For reservations call 249-8811, ext. 1.
HGEA Maui division chief to address Rotary
Alton Watanabe, Maui division chief for the Hawaii Government Employees Association, will speak to the Rotary Club of Maui at noon Thursday concerning the representation of government employees. The meeting will be at the Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College. The cost is $20. The public is welcome.
HGEA is the largest labor union in Hawaii, with more than 42,000 members in seven bargaining units, and a large associate membership that includes retirees, other state and county employees and officials, and federal and private-sector employees.
Watanabe has been with HGEA since 1984 and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Maui Division Office.
Becca's Closet announces open hours
Becca's Closet will again offer all high school students free formal wear for junior prom, senior ball and other formal events.
Shopping days will be 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22, March 1 and April 5; and 9 a.m. to noon March 16 and April 13. A valid student ID is required. The limit is one dress per student.
Becca's Closet is located on the King Kekaulike High School campus; enter through the Haleakala Highway gate and follow the signs to Building K.
Donations of formal wear and accessories for young men and women are welcome.
For more information, call Theresa Cabral at 573-8700, ext. 1127, or send email to email@example.com.
Public invited to help with whale count
"The Great Whale Count," an event to count humpback whales seen from Maui's shores, will be held Feb. 23.
Led by the Pacific Whale Foundation's research team, the public is invited to assist in the annual count.
Training and materials will be provided. The event is free.
To volunteer send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.