Chef Ori Ann Li to share vegan recipes
Ori Ann Li will give a cooking demonstration at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Center auditorium at 95 Mahalani St., in Wailuku. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Cookbook writer Li's first book, "Ori Ann Li's Vegan Paradise: 65 Unforgettable Recipes," features Asian and fusion cuisines and tips on healing foods. It was published this year.
ORI ANN LI, chef
Her second book (not yet titled) will feature European and Middle Eastern cuisines.
She hopes to bring as many people as possible along on her journey to "Vegan Paradise" where no animals are harmed and people are healthy and completely satisfied with the meals they eat, according to a news release.
Li received culinary training in Europe and North America. She specializes in world cuisines.
For more information, contact Steve Blake at 572-8371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation announces ocean camp
The Pacific Whale Foundation will hold its spring session ocean camp from March 18 to 22 at its Discovery Center in Maalaea.
The camp titled "Courageous Corals" is for children in grades kindergarten through 5 and runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The program includes a whalewatch cruise, a surf lesson, a visit to the Maui Ocean Center, games, art projects and an opportunity to gain a better understanding of corals.
Campers may sign up for the entire camp or for individual days.
The cost is $72 per day; PWF members pay $55 per day. Last-minute registration (within 24 hours before a session) is $77; members pay $61.
For more information call 249-8811, ext. 1. A camp flier and enrollment form is available at www.pacificwhale.org/content/ocean-discovery-camp-1.
Some need-based scholarships are available. For information contact Karen Molina, camp director and youth education manager, at email@example.com.
Workshop to examine tactics of con artists
"Outsmarting Investment Fraud" is the title of a free workshop to be presented from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course clubhouse. Participants will learn the common tactics used by con artists and how to avoid them.
The workshop is being presented by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Better Business Bureau, AARP and the state Office of the Securities Commissioner.
Registration is required. Call toll-free (877) 926-8300 to reserve a space.
Global Peace Forum topic of presentation
Sarah Armstrong and Simone Baldwin, sophomores at Seabury Hall, will discuss their experiences at the Global Peace Forum on Oahu in January at the noon meeting of the Kihei Wailea Rotary Club on Wednesday. The meeting will take place at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.
The students will describe peace projects the students undertook while at the forum and how the experience influenced them.
Everyone is welcome to attend. The cost is $16, including lunch.
Hospital to host diabetes support group
Maui Memorial Medical Center will host a Diabetes Education Support Group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Marion Hanlon Room in the Kahului Tower. The topic for this month will be diabetes myths and facts, with registered nurse and certified diabetes educator Rose Davis.
The Diabetes Support Group holds monthly meetings geared for diabetic patients, their family and friends. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call Davis at 442-5773.
Meeting includes taiko workshop
The public is invited to attend the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui's quarterly meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Kahului Jodo Mission social hall.
The meeting will include a taiko workshop for people of all ages. Discussion will include the history of taiko and how it evolved to include ensemble performances, as well as the history of taiko in the United States and Hawaii.
Participants will get hands-on instruction by Maui Taiko's performance ensemble and have the opportunity to play on various styles of drums.
The taiko workshop is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Bento lunches will be available at $7 each.
Call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253 to reserve a space by Wednesday.
Author to speak at bookstore Saturday
Maui author Jill Engledow will share stories from her new book, "Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain" at the Maui Friends of the Library bookstore in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center at 2 p.m. Saturday. Her talk, titled "The Park in Our Backyard," will offer a short history of Haleakala National Park, the people and events that led to its establishment, and its growth and impact on the island today
Maui Friends of the Library is a volunteer-run organization that supports public libraries in Maui County. The group sells used books in several venues, as well as new Hawaiiana titles.
Center announces parent workshop
The Maui High School Parent-Community Networking Center will host a free parent workshop, presented by Ike Pono Quest, in the Maui High School library.
Parents may choose from one of two sessions: 6 p.m. Thursday or 9 a.m Saturday. On-site child care will be available on a reservation basis for children 5 to 12 years old.
The workshop is open to the community. To reserve a spot, call Johnelle Conching of Ike Pono Quest at 280-7468.
Club to share Italian culture
The Italian American Club of Maui will host a gathering called Parliamo in Italiano & Mangiare at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the outside patio of Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani. The public is welcome to join the club to eat and learn about Italian culture.
For more information, call President Mary Pence at 573-0339 or 298-4057. To learn more about the organization, visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.
Ala Lani plans rummage sale
New and used items, as well as baked goods and crafts, will be available from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Ala Lani United Methodist Church rummage sale in Kahului. The sale will be at the church, at 50 S. Papa Ave.
In addition, there will be games, a plant sale and Korean side dishes. Church members are selling tickets for Korean plate lunches and pansit.
Funds raised at the event will be used to support the church's youth group activities.
Donations of new and lightly used goods will be accepted at the church after 11 a.m. today or from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday. Ring the sanctuary doorbell to gain access to the dropoff area.
Women artists focus of movie
In observance of Women's History Month, Makawao Public Library will present a free screening and discussion of the award-winning film "Who Does She Think She Is?" at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The documentary is by Pamela Tanner Boll, Academy Award-winning producer of "Born Into Brothels."
The film features five contemporary women artists and how they navigate parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art.
The film features Hawaii artist Mayumi Oda.
Maui visual and theater artists Pat Masumoto, Ayin Adams, Jett Batoon, Deybra Fair and others will discuss the film and women in the arts.
For more information, call Makawao Public Library at 573-8785 or visit www.whodoesshethinksheis.net.
Hotel hygiene topic of meeting
Hotel employees and the public are invited to attend the Maui chapter of the International Executive Housekeepers Association meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach.
The topic "Hotel Hygiene and You" will be explored.
The association is a professional organization for people employed at the management level of facility housekeeping.
Linda Bill of Protect-A-Bed will be one of the presenters. Robert Paulson, service manager from Terminix, will speak on the prevention and control of bedbugs.
A suggested donation of $5 is requested for attendance. The meetting is open to the public on a space-limited basis. A no-host lunch will follow to allow time for networking and dialogue with members, speakers and guests.
For more information contact any board member. A member list is available at www.iehamaui.org.
AARP announces meeting
The South Maui Chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the Garden Room of Kalama Heights, located at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.
Paula Keele from Enhance Fitness will lead the group in a short exercise program.
The AARP group will also hear a message from Mary Kay HofMann, a student at the University of Hawaii Maui College who is an intern in the Maui County Office on Aging. She will give a short presentation about a soon-to-be-released program for seniors called Bus Buddies.
For further information, contact South Maui Coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.
Upcountry Celtic will perform
Upcountry Celtic will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday at Makawao Public Library to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The performance is free, and all ages are welcome.
For more information or to request special accommodation, call the library at 573-8785.
Church plans auction at mall
Lahaina Baptist Church will hold a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Cannery Mall. Proceeds will help Lahaina children attend camp.
Available items include a luau, a magic show, dinner, activities, ice cream, boat trips and art. For additional information, call 298-6642.
Resort donates oatmeal
The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa donated 25 cases of Starbucks Oatmeal to the Maui Food Bank on March 5.
The donation will provide 2,400 healthy meals to the people of Maui County who are supported by the Maui Food Bank, according to a news release.