Caregiver workshop to explore resources
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging invite the public to a free caregiver workshop, "Community Resources to Assist Caregivers & the Elder Population," from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 6 in the Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall, 11 Mahaolu St., in Kahului.
Attendees will learn about services in Maui County that can assist caregivers and those they're caring for.
A panel will include Betsy Schellar, volunteer coordinator, Na Hoaloha; Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator, Maui Adult Day Care Centers; Kathy Louis, program director, Hale Mahaolu Personal Care; and Norma Circle, program specialist/manager, Maui County Office on Aging.
No reservations are needed to attend. Light breakfast items will be provided for attendees. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals. Free care can be provided for adults during the workshop; call in advance to arrange. For more information, call Couch at 871-5804.
Garage sale will benefit feline foundation
The Feline Foundation of Maui will hold a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Kihei.
Donations of good salable items are being accepted for the garage sale, which will be at 231 Kawailani Circle in the Piilani II subdivision near Safeway.
Money raised will go for spaying and neutering of cats in managed feral colonies. Volunteer caretakers maintain the colonies by trapping the cats, having them neutered or spayed and returning them to their home areas, as an alternative to euthanasia.
The program is funded 100 percent by donations.
To make arrangements to drop off items for the garage sale or to make tax-deductible donations, call 879-3059.
Library announces family movie night
Wailuku Public Library will screen the action/adventure film "Rise of the Guardians" at 6 p.m. Thursday. The DreamWorks Animation film features the voices of Hugh Jackman and Alec Baldwin.
When an evil spirit known as Pitch moves to take over the world, the Guardians join forces.
The film is rated PG and is being screened as part of the library's family movie night program. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 243-5766.
Chamber president to speak at meeting
Pamela Tumpap, president of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, will speak at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului.
Tumpap will speak about problems facing businesses.
The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
BHS class of '83 sets 30th reunion
The Baldwin High School class of 1983 has planned a 30-year class reunion for Aug. 30-31 (Labor Day weekend) in Las Vegas.
The reunion night dinner is planned for Aug. 31 at Makino sushi and seafood buffet, with a casual night get-together Aug. 30 at Triple 7 at the Main Street Station. Other activities, such as bowling and a slot tournament, are planned.
The committee requests registration and payment by Aug. 1. For more information, contact Todd Hayase at 385-5154 or Malorie Arisumi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOT engineer will address Rotarians
Charlene Shibuya, assistant district engineer/construction engineer with the state Department of Transportation Highways Division, will speak at the Rotary Club of Maui noon luncheon April 4.
The meeting will take place at the Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The cost is $20. The public is welcome. Shibuya will speak on "State Highways Maui District: Our Past Ten Years of Accomplishments - An Unprecedented Decade."
Shibuya is a civil engineer with more than 33 years of professional experience, mostly in highway engineering.
Wellness program announces new session
Maui Memorial Medical Center will offer its next session of the comprehensive community cardiovascular wellness program Malama Pu'uwai (Take Care of Your Heart) at Kaunoa Senior Center.
The new series will start April 16 and run Tuesdays through May 21 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The six-week program is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required and space is limited.
The Malama Pu'uwai program focuses on education, healthy food choices, exercise, screening and referrals. After the six-week program is finished, three- and nine-month follow-up newsletters will be mailed, and at six and 12 months follow-up meetings will be held. This schedule will allow continuous contact with participants over a 15-month period.
For more information or to register for Malama Pu'uwai, contact Kim Finney at email@example.com or 243-3047.
Caregiving to the dying topic of event
Doorway Into Light will sponsor "Deep Caregiving to the Dying: When Dying is Not Just a Medical Event" at the Makawao Union Church Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13.
The cost is $25.
For more information, contact the Rev. Bodhi Be at 573-8334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insurance agents support troops
Insurance agents participating in a recent continuing education program in Hawaii made a large donation to the Maui County Veterans Council.
"ICAT managers and Centauri Specialty Insurance Company sponsored a multi-island educational event with over 250 insurance agency participants," said Paul Laub, president of the Maui County Veterans Council. Events were held in Honolulu and Kona and on Maui, providing classes to agents throughout the state.
"Through the generosity of many of the participants, we were able to raise about 300 pounds of donations, including food, toiletries and clothing items, and several checks totaling over $300," said Laub.
"We are grateful to everyone who generously gave to our troops and their families," he said.
The donated items go to deployed troops, families of lower-ranking troops, and homeless and needy veterans.