Ukulele workshops set at museum
Ukulele players of all abilities are invited to bring their instruments to workshops led by "master of multiple genres and strumming styles" Mele Fong at Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.
Beginning May 11, the workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month this year. A $10 fee includes admission to the museum.
Fong is a professional singer and entertainer who also teaches private and small group lessons at the museum. For more information, call Fong at 281-4981 or visit her website at www.ukulelemeleonmaui.com.
For directions to the museum or other venue-related questions call 244-3326 or email email@example.com.
Degree-in-3 program topic of presentation
The University of Hawaii Maui College is offering an information session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday about its new Degree-in-3 program.
The program is designed to accommodate students' working schedules by offering a combination of online, cable TV and evening-only classes toward completion of an associate degree in liberal arts.
The information session will take place in the Kaaike Building, Room 109.
For more information, contact Linda Fujitani at 984-3226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BHS to perform Aloha Concert Saturday
The Baldwin High School Aloha Concert, featuring the school's "Sapphires" jazz band, symphonic band, wind ensemble and chorus, will begin at 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the school's auditorium. Admission is free.
Iao School announces orientation meeting
Iao School will have a parent orientation meeting for incoming 6th-graders on Tuesday at the school's dining center in Wailuku (first floor of the old Wailuku Armory).
Check-in will begin at 4:40 p.m., and orientation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
All-women's walk/run to benefit charity
The Na Holo Wahine 5K Run/Walk, an all-women's walk/run event, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Keopuolani Park in Kahului.
All proceeds raised from the event will go to Hale Kau Kau, a kitchen in Kihei that feeds the hungry.
Awards will be presented in age groups, from 10 and under to 80 and above.
There is also a special mother/daughter category.
Applications are at www.virr.com.
For more information, call Mary Trotto, race director, at 875-0178 or email email@example.com.
Bone marrow drive planned Wednesday
There will be a bone marrow registration drive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the entrance to the Pa'ina building on the University of Hawaii Maui Campus. To join, participants must be between the ages of 18 and 44, meet health guidelines and be willing to donate bone marrow to any patient in need. For more information about joining the bone marrow registry, visit bethematch.org.
ACT/SAT preparation program offered
An ACT/SAT preparation program is being offered by the eKnowledge Sponsorship Alliance.
According to eKnowledge, the retail cost of the program (normally $200) will be waived, but a fee of $17.55 per program will be charged for customer support, registration, licensure, processing, handling and shipping.
The program can be acquired by going to www.eknowledge.com/mn or calling (951) 256-4076.
Food and leadership focus of event
Indian food and insights on leadership are the focus of a free event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the University of Hawaii Maui College community service building.
Uma Dugied of Star Anise Indian Cuisine and Uma's Spice Mix will give a presentation on Indian food. Gladys Baisa will share insights on leadership skills when she shares her journey in the talk "From Licensed Practical Nurse to Maui County Council Chairwoman."
The program is being presented by the Maui Association for Family and Community Education.
For more information, contact the Maui Cooperative Extension Service at 244-3242.
Benefit to help with medical expenses
KryptoNight, a benefit for 21-year-old Graham Faught, will take place from 6 to 10:30 p.m. May 11 at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.
Faught suffered an accident while skim boarding on Makena Beach Jan. 6 that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. He has regained some movement with surgery, and the event is to help with mounting medical expenses and further treatment.
Guests will be treated to live music by Sirens Of Song, Flashdrive, Erin & The Throwdowns and headliners Wavetrain and special guests.
KryptoNight cocktails, three full bars, lights, costumes, teppanyaki dining, a silent auction and a red carpet entrance complete with photo opportunities are also planned. Dress is "best cocktail attire" or superhero costume. Tickets are available for $35 per person at Maui Kombucha and Upcountry Fitness, both located at 810 Kokomo Road in Haiku.
For more information, to donate, or for sponsorship opportunities visit www.dulcemarevents.com/grahamfaught-charity-concert.html, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 280-0855.
Resource centers will be discussed
Becky Woods, chief executive officer of the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, will speak 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mana Kai Maui Resort during a meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise.
A 30-year Maui resident, Woods will discuss the centers' program services and clients and share information about Hale Makana o Waiale, the affordable rental complex.
She has a bachelor's degree in human services and a master's in education. She has worked at Ka Hale A Ke Ola for 10 years, the last seven as chief executive officer.
The event's $22 cost covers breakfast at the Five Palms Restaurant in Kihei.
For more information, contact President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or see the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Two-day event to benefit schools
I Love Lahaina, a fundraising event to benefit all six schools in West Maui, will take place at Lahaina Cannery Mall from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
This family-friendly community event will feature games, face painting, food booths, pony rides and a bouncy castle. There will be live entertainment by Kapena, Uluwehi Guerrero and Nuff Sedd as well as music performances and art displays from the students themselves. There will also be live and silent auctions.
Biodiesel official to speak Monday
The Rotary Club of Kahului will hear from Kelly King, vice president of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, during its noon meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
King will speak about Pacific Biodiesel's beginnings and growth over 17 years into the most vertically integrated, community-based biodiesel company in America, according to a news release.
The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $20; a program fee is $5. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Robert Kawahara at 244-5531.