Title IX and Upward Bound to be discussed
Title IX education and Upward Bound Math and Science programs will be discussed at the American Association of University Women's meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waterfront in the Maalaea Harbor Shops.
At 11 a.m., Alvin Tagomori, University of Hawaii Maui College vice chancellor of student affairs, will speak about Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funds.
Following Tagomori, Melissa Bonnin, project director for Upward Bound Math and Science, will discuss a new federal grant to UH that prepares low-income, first-generation high school students for entry into science, technology, engineering and mathematics college programs.
Lunch is at noon. For information and reservations, contact Cheryl Bergman at 244-1850 or email@example.com.
Uluwehi Guerrero performing free concert
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will present their ongoing "Picnic for Poki" concert series at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku.
The featured musical guest will be Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Uluwehi Guerrero with Halau Hula Kauluokala.
Guerrero entertains with traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music and hula. His 1996 CD "Ka Manawa Pono" received three prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano award nominations. In 2009, Guerrero released a CD of Hawaiian favorites, "Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha - Beloved Hula Songs."
Attendees may bring their own lunch, and fresh-baked cookies provided by Roselani Place will be available. The hourlong free event is open to the public. The church is at 103 S. High St. For more information, call 871-7720.
Read Aloud America to offer program
The Maui Mall Family Fun Sunday on Feb. 24 will include a read-aloud session for keiki, preschool to 2nd grade, beginning at 1:45 p.m.
The free read-aloud session will be held in one of the spaces in Maui Mall.
Joanne Laird, program director for Read Aloud America, will read from picture books. At the conclusion of the Read Aloud session, participants will be served free healthy snacks and treats sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Each child will also be able to select a free, brand-new book to take home.
This 40-minute program will conclude with a grand prize drawing for a child and adult winner. Children must come with a parent or care-giver.
Lion dance will be performed today
A lion dance will be performed at about 5 p.m. today by Ben Seng Au's Shaolin Arts Society troupe at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono in Wailuku.
The performance is free. The inn will provide lai see (red envelopes) to those who wish to "feed the lions" in hopes of ensuring a healthy and prosperous new year.
The inn is located at 2199 Kahookele St. For more information, call the inn at 244-5897.
Hazama to emcee Minnesota reunion
The 24th annual Minnesota Reunion and Potluck will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kalama Park in Kihei, across from Foodland.
Participants may bring a Minnesota hot dish, wear a Minnesota T-shirt and speak Minnesotan.
Maui-born-and-raised Chuck Hazama will be the emcee. He served for several years as the mayor of Rochester, Minn.
Ice fishing stories and other Minnesota tales will be shared. For more information, call 572-0964.
School anniversary topic of meeting
A meeting to plan Baldwin High School's 75th anniversary celebration will be held in the school's new library at 5 p.m. Feb. 26.
The festivities will take place in October.
Alumni, staff and other individuals interested in helping to plan the anniversary events are encouraged to attend this planning meeting.
For more information, contact Lynn Araki-Regan at 280-1299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kula AARP Chapter to meet Monday
The regular meeting of Kula AARP Chapter will take place at 9 a.m. Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting will begin with refreshments, followed by a business meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Marlo Chapman, from Kalama Heights Retirement Community, will share information about what the facility offers, including activities.
The meeting is open to the public, and reservations are not necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank, the chapter's ongoing community service project.
For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Visit to Vietnam topic of presentation
Longtime Rotary member Ron Harris will speak about his recent trip to Vietnam during the Kihei/Wailea Rotary Club meeting at noon Wednesday.
The cost for the lunch meeting at Mulligans on the Blue is $16. The public is welcome.
Lahaina children feed dancing lions
Traffic on Front Street came to a halt Wednesday when firecrackers were lit at the entrance of The Wharf Cinema Center to waken the sleeping lions and ring in Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake.
Spectators lined every level of the shopping center as dancing lions made their way to center stage, where more than 300 of Lahaina's children waited for their appearance.
Au's Shaolin Arts Society martial arts demonstration and lion dancing kept the attention of spectators, which included area schoolchildren.
Hotel association director to speak
Lisa Paulson, executive director of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui's meeting at noon Thursday.
Paulson's presentation will be about the hotel and lodging industry and its legislative needs, community events and goals.
Paulson assumed her position with the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association in October 2012. The club meets at the Class Act Restaurant at UH-Maui College. The cost is $20. The public is welcome.