MMMC opens cafeteria to the public
The Maui Memorial Medical Center cafeteria recently added cashiers so that customers can purchase food directly, instead of obtaining a ticket first.
The cafeteria is open to the public daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. It features both hot and cold items throughout the day and a variety of beverages, including coffee, tea, soft drinks and juice. There will continue to be upgrades and food item additions in the coming weeks.
Brian Yano, former Maui Memorial Medical Center director of facilities (from left), Kihei resident Jason Cobb and Lori Aguirre, supervisor of nutrition services, are shown in the cafeteria.
STEVE BLAKE, will present “Arthritis: A Natural Approach”
Kamehameha Schools Maui Junior Class President Avinash Singh raises the ihe as Madison Vaught acknowledges her classmates.
Kamehameha Schools Maui photo
Since switching over to a cash-based system, the cafeteria has seen an increase in visitor and staff use. The first visitor to enjoy the new service was Kihei resident Jason Cobb.
"It was sure convenient to be able to come and grab a something to eat while I waited for my family member to finish their appointment," Cobb said. "I enjoyed a fruit salad while I waited."
Grant to fund summer instruction
The 21st Century Learning Community will have a variety of offerings for high school students or those who will enter high school in the fall. The program is supported by federal funds distributed by the state Department of Education.
There are credit classes, half-credit classes and not-for-credit options.
Classes will be offered at Baldwin High School in Wailuku.
Class dates vary by course, but they will meet from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. June 6 to July 19. There will be no classes Kamehameha Day, June 11, or the Fourth of July.
Registration will be accepted until classes begin or are full (15 to 20 students). All instruction is free of charge.
For a listing with course descriptions and registration forms, call Baldwin High School at 984-5656, ext. 236, or leave a message in the office with contact information.
Ho'opi'i to perform at Picnic for Poki
Richard Ho'opi'i will perform at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku at the monthly Picnic for Poki event.
The event is sponsored by Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions the third Thursday of each month to honor the spirit of the late Allen "Braddah Poki" Pokipala.
Roselani Place, an assisted-living community, will offer freshly baked cookies, coffee and water. Attendees should bring lawn chairs or mats and their lunch.
For more information, call 871-7720.
HMSA official to speak to Rotary Club
Patty Murray, Hawaii Medical Service Association community group manager, will address the Rotary Club of Maui at noon Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Murray will speak on "How Health Care Reform Impacts Businesses in Hawaii." She will discuss how federal law will require everyone to have health insurance starting in 2014 and how businesses and individuals will be offered new ways to buy health insurance through an online exchange.
The Rotary Club of Maui meets Thursdays at the Class Act Restaurant at UH-Maui College. The public is invited. The cost is $20.
Volunteer consultant to speak at meeting
The Kihei Wailea Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.
Volunteer management consultant Keith Ranney will share with club members insights into the world of volunteer coordination.
For more information about Ranney, go online to www.artofvolunteering.com.
Natural remedies focus of presentation
Steve Blake will present "Arthritis: A Natural Approach" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., Wailuku.
The presentation is designed to teach how to rebuild healthy cartilage and regain mobility.
According to a news release, participants will learn which foods aggravate inflammatory joint conditions and which foods support the lubrication of joints.
Blake will also share information about how spices and herbs can reduce inflammation and how a plant-based, whole-food diet is a quick and easy way to lose weight.
Blake has earned a doctorate in nutritional biochemistry. He lectures at the University of Hawaii and has lectured at Stanford University, McLean Hospital and at Boston University Medical Center.
Admission to the presentation is free. There will also be refreshments and free pizza.
Italian-American Club to meet Tuesday
The Italian American Club of Maui will host a Parliamo in Italiano & Mangiare at 6 p.m. Tuesday at A Saigon Cafe, located at 1792 Lower Main St. in Wailuku.
Participants are welcome to eat, speak Italian and have fun conversation in "la bella lingua Italiana." The buffet dinner will cost $21 per person.
For more information, contact club President Mary Pence at 573-0339 or 298-4057. For more information, go online to www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.
Health & Safety Fair set for Saturday
Island & Bluffs at Maui Lani Owners Association's Social Committee will host its first Health & Safety Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pomaika'i Elementary School, 4650 S. Kamehameha Ave.
The purpose of the event is to increase awareness of health and safety issues. Participating public and private agencies will include: Maui Police Department, Maui Fire Department, American Medical Response, the state Department of Health, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kaiser-Permanente, University of Hawaii Maui College, the American Heart Association, Easter Seals, the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, Women Helping Women and Maui Electric Co.
A representative from the mayor's office, County Councilman Don Guzman, state Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran and state Rep. Justin Woodson are scheduled to attend the event.
Information and handouts will be available. Hearing and vision testing will be available, as will blood-pressure screenings.
Local farms will be selling fresh fruits and vegetables.
For more information, call 242-5492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juniors place first in song competition
Ka Maka o Ka Ihe - The Point of the Spear was awarded to the junior class of Kamehameha Schools Maui on April 26 for its performance in the 'Aha Mele 2013, He 'Ohana Kakou. The juniors sang "Kawohikukapulani," led by Madison Vaught.
Judging criteria include musicianship, technique, pronunciation and enunciation. Spirit criteria includes participation and respect. Scores were added to rehearsal scores, recorded earlier.