AHA will host free blood pressure clinic
The American Heart Association will offer a free blood pressure clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
The event is in celebration of National Stroke Awareness Month and will feature "Ask-A-Doc" and "Ask-A-Pharmacist" stations, where participants can ask health professionals medical questions.
Hypertension, the primary risk factor for strokes, is undetected in 90 percent of afflicted people, according to estimates. Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the state and a leading cause of long-term disability.
Big Brothers Big Sisters clothing drive set
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui will hold its monthly clothing drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at a portable container in front of Walmart in Kahului.
An attendant will be at the site to help people make donations of used clothing or small household items. All donations help the organization serve children with one-to-one mentoring relationships.
For more information, visit the group's website at www.bbbshawaii.org or call 242-9754.
AAUW public event will be held Saturday
The American Association of University Women will discuss the services of the Aloha House and the Malama Family Recovery Center at 10 a.m., May 25 at The Waterfront Restaurant.
The public event costs $5 for nonmembers of AAUW and $3 for members.
Lunch is at noon and is sold separately.
The event will begin with a business meeting, followed by a discussion with guest speaker Frances Duberstein, development coordinator at the center.
Topics include residential and outpatient treatment programs for women and children suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues.
To RSVP, call Cheryl Bergman at 244-1850.
SaveMakena.org organizes cleanup event
The Malama Oneloa cleanup is set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Makena State Park.
SaveMakena.org, a project of the Maui Tomorrow Foundation, is organizing the event and asks visitors and the community to join the cleanup.
The meeting spot will be the second entrance to the park.
Volunteers will remove alien plants and clean the beach and wooded areas around the park, working in coordination with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of State Parks.
Cleanup supplies will be provided; volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and cold water. Watermelon will be served.
For more information or to volunteer, call 214-0147 or go to the website www.maui-tomorrow.org.
Independent living director set to speak
The Neighbor Island director of the Hawaii Center for Independent Living will speak to the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Nani Watanabe will talk about the services provided by her organization, a nonprofit operated by and for people with disabilities.
The public is invited.
The cost of breakfast is $22.
For more information, contact club President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or go to the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Kihei woman to tell story of honoring vets
A woman who has helped honor Maui County residents who died in the Vietnam War will speak to the Kihei Wailea Rotary Club at noon May 22 at Mulligans on the Blue.
Kihei resident Janna Hoehn will tell the story of her work to collect photos of service members who died in the conflict in Southeast Asia and talk about her efforts to raise $42,000 to honor Maui's warriors to help build an education center in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
Hoehn has raised $35,000 so far, having held fundraisers on Maui and Hemet, Calif., her hometown.
She also will display the 42 photos of the Mauians who gave their lives in the war.
The public is invited to the meeting. The cost is $16.
UH-MC offering free information sessions
College information sessions are being offered May 23, June 27 and July 25 in Lahaina by the University of Hawaii Maui College's Educational Opportunity Center.
The free sessions run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the UH-MC Lahaina Education Center.
The sessions are open to anyone interested in college or unsure of where to begin - even those high school seniors who have not applied for college, the news release announcing the event said.
Topics to be covered include financial aid opportunities and strategies for those going to college off-island.
For more information or to reserve a space, call 984-3286.
The Lahaina Education Center is located in the Front Street Apartment complex at 60 Kenui St. The Educational Opportunity Center is a federal program administered by UH-Maui College and funded with a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.