Service hike into crater set for Easter weekend
An Easter weekend service trip into Haleakala Crater, led by the Friends of Haleakala National Park, is in need of volunteers.
The hike/service trip will run from March 29 to 31. Participants will hike into the crater, stay in Kapalaoa Cabin and work on protection of native plants.
The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for participants doing service work with the Friends of Haleakala National Park. A maximum of 12 people may be accommodated on each trip.
Volunteers must be able to hike in and out of the crater carrying their personal items, including a sleeping bag, as well as a their breakfasts and lunches and a share of the communally purchased dinner food.
'Keep Your Donors' workshop set Monday
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter will hold its "AFP Planning to Keep Your Donors" workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Monday at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
This workshop is usually held on Oahu. It is being held on Maui to increase awareness of the group's 30-year anniversary and statewide education goals, a news release said.
"While nonprofit organizations grow in number and address increasingly complex fundraising issues, we hope to educate as much of the state's fundraising professionals as possible so they may pursue becoming Certified Fundraising Executive credential holders," said AFP Aloha Chapter President Sarah Tenney.
Tenney is one of 14 certificate holders in Hawaii. Maui has one certificate holder.
The fee for the workshop is $25 for AFP Aloha Chapter members and $60 for nonmembers.
For more information or to register for the limited seating event, visit www.afphawaii.org.
TS Restaurants official to speak to Kiwanis Club
Dave Allaire of TS Restaurants will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Maui at noon Thursday at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului.
He will speak about how the company got started, the branding of the restaurants and personal experiences in business. TS Restaurants is one of Maui's largest employers.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Fruit trees, isle planting plan topics on Tuesday
A presentation on the county's new planting plan and a talk on fruit trees will be offered at the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Services Building of the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The event is free and open to the public.
From 6:30 to 7 p.m., Ernie Rezents will be presenting the new and expanded edition of the Maui County Planting Plan.
At 7 p.m., Jamie Nahl of Plant It Hawaii will discuss fruit trees. She will offer tips on growing fruit trees in all climates of Maui and offer information on proper pruning techniques, appropriate fertilization and pest and disease management.
For more information, call 268-6927.
MPD Kihei commander to speak to Rotary club
The Maui Police Department's Kihei commander will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting to begin at 7:30 a.m. March 27 at the Five Palms Restaurant in the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Captain Tivoli Faaumu will discuss the new Kihei police station and other South Maui police activities.
The cost of breakfast is $22. The public is invited.
For more information, contact President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or go to the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
YMCA Camp Renaissance Faire set this weekend
YMCA Camp Keanae's Ye Olde Hawaiian Renaissance Faire will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
There will be Hawaiian crafts and crafters, food, entertainment, hula, music, stages, art, keiki play/games/craft area and a jousting ring.
The admission is $10 for adults; $5 for youths age 5 to 15 and free for children under 4 years old. There also is a family rate.
Y Camp Keanae is located at 13375 Hana Highway in Keanae at Mile Marker 16.5. For more information, call 248-8355 or 281-9746 or email email@example.com.
Egg McMuffin sale to benefit robotics teams
A dollar from Egg McMuffins and Egg McMuffin Extra Value meals sold at McDonald's Restaurants in Hawaii through Sunday will go Hawaii robotics teams, including those in Maui County.
McDonald's is the sponsor for the FIRST Hawaii Regional Robotics Competition.
Kealia Pond waterbirds topic of March 27 talk
A talk titled "Seasons and Waterbirds at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge" will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. March 27 at the Maui Ocean Center's Open Ocean Exhibit.
Kealia Pond Refuge Manager Glynnis Nakai will present the complimentary Sea Talk.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is through the aquarium front gate from 5:50 to 6:15 p.m.
Reservations are recommended by calling 270-7088.
Maui Math Challenge accepting entries
The Maui Math Challenge 2013, open to Maui County elementary school students, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 13 at Seabury Hall.
Doan, a MathCounts state individual champion, is organizing this contest as part of his 8th-grade project.
Robinson show to benefit youth club
Ryan Robinson, who has a new CD titled "A Couch to Call Home" out, will perform Friday evening at Three's Bar and Grill in Kihei - with some of the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui.
Robinson will donate $5 from each admission ticket, which is $15, to the Boys and Girls Clubs. In addition, each concertgoer will receive a copy of the new CD.
Doors open at 9 p.m.
The Maui-based musician said that the synergy effect of promoting his CD and helping the Boys and Girls Clubs is a great fit.
"I believe that the organization is a genuine charity that directly benefits our small Maui community," Robinson said.
Rotary clubs to hold March Madness
Three Rotary clubs on Maui have joined for a March Madness fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. March 30 at Mulligan's On The Blue in Wailea.
There will be music by the rock band I Want Candy, food stations, including the pub's beer-battered fish 'n' chips and shepherd's pie, and a no-host bar.
There also will be live and silent auctions with items such as artwork, rounds of golf and hotel stays.
The three Rotary clubs staging the event are the Kihei-Wailea, Valley Isle Sunset and Upcountry Maui clubs.
The proceeds will be used for the club service projects, including scholarships, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp, Rotary Youth Exchange and more.
Tickets are $55.
They may be obtained from the website www.mauirotary.org or by calling Kim Dobson at 264-2259 or Mark Harbison at 283-3785.
'A Handful of Nails' performance set
"A Handful of Nails," a drama with music about the crucifixion, will be staged by the Christ the King Youth Ministry at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Kahului church.
The thread that ties the Easter drama together is the conversation between the two thieves on the other two crosses with Jesus Christ. There will be an account from the carpenter who built the cross, Simon of Cyrene, and Judas' plea after having second thoughts about turning in Jesus.
The show is free.
Cruise ship lunch to help Ka Ipu Kukui
A luncheon benefit for the Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows program that helps train future community leaders will be held aboard the Holland America Cruise Line vessel Westerdam on April 14.
Tickets for "Ho'okele: Navigating a Bright Future in New Times" are available through Monday.
Guests are invited to dine with past and current Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows at the luncheon, which features gourmet food and wine, a silent auction, a behind-the-scenes cruise ship tour and music by Lei'ohu Ryder.
Those attending will board the tender at Lahaina Harbor at 10 a.m. and leave the ship at 2 p.m. A photo ID is required.
Tickets are $75.
The fundraiser will support tuition waivers and expenses related to the Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows program, a yearlong endeavor designed to support community-identified future leaders.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 984-3581.