Childhood conference offers workshops
The Hawai'i Association for the Education of Young Children, Maui Chapter, will hold its annual Early Childhood Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus.
The theme is "Powerful Interactions" and the keynote speaker is Judy Jablon, co-author of a book by the same name. Jablon is an early-childhood consultant and coach with 25 years of experience.
On-site registration is $55 for HAEYC members and $65 for nonmembers.
Each afternoon session has nine or 10 choices, which include topics ranging from "Powerful Interactions in Nature" by Fun, 2, 3 Director Vicki Cunningham, to "Holistic Classroom Management" with children's musician and former Maui resident Wayne Watkins.
For more information, contact Elaine Yamashita at firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-3208.
St. Anthony band to perform Monday
The St. Anthony Symphony Band will perform at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the St. Anthony Church Center.
The concert will be a prelude to a concert the group will perform April 1 at New York's Carnegie Hall. It is also a "thank you" concert for the family, friends, community members and businesses who have made the trip to New York possible. Admission is free, and the public is invited.
Class designed for senior drivers
An AARP driver safety class will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the West Maui Senior Center.
The class is open to everyone although it is designed for drivers 50 years and older.
The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one's driving ability and how to compensate.
A $14 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of class. AARP members will receive a $2 discount. Members should bring their AARP cards to class for the discount. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete the class.
Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call the West Maui Senior Center at 661-9432. The center is located at 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.
Blessing will kick off garden project
Kihei Charter School will hold a Hawaiian garden blessing ceremony from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday behind the middle school location at 41 East Lipoa St. The blessing will kick off a planting project for the school garden. The event will consist of some breakfast bites, starting of seedlings and participation in traditional Hawaiian chants for planting.
For more information, call Lauren Pell at Kihei Charter School, 875-0700.
Atlantis Adventures manager to speak
Jim Walsh, general manager of Atlantis Adventures-Maui, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui noon meeting Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway restaurant in Kahului.
Walsh has been general manager on Maui for the past 16 years. He will talk about the tourism market and personal experiences in business.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Surfrider Foundation plans gathering
Surfrider Foundation Maui will host a free gathering from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Paia Community Center. The evening will include acoustic guitar jams, light pupu, surf cinematography and a presentation about Surfrider Foundation Maui.
In addition, there will be a talk story session and book signing with Jaimal Yogis, author of "The Fear Project."
Donations to the foundation will be accepted.
Surgeon to speak about 'Rotoplast'
Dr. Ron Worland of he Medford Rogue Rotary Club in Oregon will be the guest speaker at the Kihei/Wailea Rotary Club noon meeting today at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.
Dr. Worland has had perfect attendance with Rotary since 1979. He will be speaking about the Rotoplast mission he was part of last year in India, where he provided much needed reconstructive surgical procedures.
All are welcome to attend. The cost for lunch is $16.
Women's ministry announces rummage
The Good Shepherd Women's Ministry will sponsor a rummage from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday as a benefit for the People to People Youth Group. The event will take place at the Lufkin Parish Hall, behind Good Shepherd Church, at 2140 Main St. in Wailuku.
For more information, call 264-9830.
Social club to pair desserts and wines
The Italian American Social Club in Kihei has rescheduled its February meeting for Tuesday. The club will meet at 6 p.m. in St. Theresa's Hall in Kihei and begin with a potluck supper.
Ali Biglar of Hawaii Liquor Store will present chocolate desserts paired with Italian dessert wines following dinner. He will explain the importance of pairing certain Italian wines with delectable chocolate desserts.
All are invited to share in this culinary tasting event. The cost for the evening is $10 per person.
For further information, contact Don Tedesco at email@example.com.