Free presentation at Maui Ocean Center
Renowned diver and biologist Pauline Fiene will share her presentation "Naked Gills & Chemical Costumes, the Unusual Lives of Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs" from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Ocean Center.
Entry is through the aquarium's front gate from 5:50 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Fiene's talk will focus on the evolution of sea slugs from their seashell ancestors and include information on their chemical defenses and varied body forms.
She also will discuss the reasons these animals are chemically interesting to medical science and share the latest information about Hawaiian sea slugs.
Reservations are recommended. Call 270-7088 to reserve a spot.
Dolphin population topic of presentation
An expert on sea life will speak on Hawaii's dolphin population to the Italian American Social Club of Kihei on Tuesday.
Daniela Maldini's talk at St. Theresa Community Hall in Kihei will begin at 7 p.m., following a potluck supper at 6.
She is the chief scientist at Okeanis, a California nonprofit involved in ocean conservation. In 1990, she started the California Coastal Dolphin Project as part of her master's thesis and continues her work today with Okeanis.
The public is invited.
For more information, contact Don Tedesco at email@example.com.
Dance practice precedes o-bon event
The first o-bon dance of the season will be held at the Lahaina Shingon Mission beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
A service will precede the dance at 6:30 p.m.
There will be dance practice at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the temple, 862 Luakini St.
In addition to the dancing on Saturday, there will be a mini-bazaar with sushi, baked goods, pickled mango, tsukemono, nishime and more. Other food offerings include chow fun, teriyaki beef, chili and rice, Spam musubi, shaved ice and drinks.
For more information, call 661-0466.
Cameron Center has fundraiser tickets
The J. Walter Cameron Center has announced that a limited number of tickets have been released to the public and are now on sale for the center's "Time of Renewal" 40th Anniversary fundraising celebration. Tickets are $200 each.
The event will be held at the Wailuku estate of the late Pundy Yokouchi at 5:30 p.m. June 8.
Entertainment will be by George Kahumoku & Friends. The honorary co-chairs are Hawaii musician Eddie Kamae and his wife, Myrna; Mayor Alan Arakawa; and Council Chairwoman Gladys C. Baisa.
The evening will include hosted cocktails, a catered dinner, and a silent and live auction.
For tickets call 244-5546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour to take place of Rotary meeting
A "Rotary on the Road" vocational tour to Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery in Omaopio will replace the regular morning meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday.
The one-hour tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the farm and distillery at 4051 Omaopio Road in Kula, just below the Surfing Goat Dairy.
The cost of this walking tour is $10 and will cover sustainable farming practices, green manufacturing practices in the 6,000-square-foot solar-powered warehouse and bottling center, organic spirits production and a tour of the Martini Garden that highlights fresh, local ingredients.
After touring the facility, all participants are invited to meet at the Kula Lodge for a no-host lunch.
The public is invited to join the tour. To attend, contact club President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372.
Benefit Saturday for halau includes show
Halau Kekuaokala'au'ala'iliahi will present "LIVE, LAUGH, HULA!" on Saturday in the Baldwin High School Auditorium. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. A stage show will start at 6 p.m.
Entertainment is to include Frank DeLima, Da Braddahs, Uluwehi Guerrero and Halau Hula Kauluokala. There will be food, arts and crafts and a silent auction.
The benefit is to help fund the halau's journey to the Queen Lili'uokalani Keiki Hula Competition.
Tickets are $20 per person. Ticket outlets include Native Intelligence, Aloha Lei & Flower Designs, Tasaka Guri Guri, Take Home Maui or any halau member.
For more information, call 283-4852 or email email@example.com.
Hawaiian fishponds topic of presentation
The director of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope mitigation initiative at the University of Hawaii Maui College will speak at the Rotary Club of Maui on Thursday at the college.
Damien Cie will be discussing his doctoral dissertation on Native Hawaiian fishponds. He will be defending his dissertation in the fall quarter at the University of California, San Diego, according to a news release.
He also serves as a Navy Reserve lieutenant at Pearl Harbor.
The Rotary Club of Maui meets at noon at the Class Act Restaurant at UH-Maui College.
The cost to attend is $20.
Chicken hekka sale to benefit charities
The employees of Hale Mahaolu are selling chicken hekka for their 22nd annual fundraising event to be held June 8. Proceeds will be donated to programs that support the disabled, the elderly and other charities on Maui, according to a news release.
Tickets are $8 each and are being sold by employees of Hale Mahaolu's Akahi, Elua, Ekolu, Eha, Elima, Eono, Ehiku, Lahaina Surf, Lokenani Hale, Luana Gardens and Komohana Hale sites.
Drive-through pickup on June 8 will be at Hale Mahaolu Akahi, 33 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For tickets or more information, call Rhonda Lincoln at 872-4170.
President of Palau to speak on Maui
Tommy Remengesau, the president of the Republic of Palau, will give a free presentation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 2 at University of Hawaii Maui College in the 'Ike Le'a Science Building Lecture Hall.
Remengesau will share stories about how the island nation of Palau is balancing local needs and outside interests, while protecting its natural and cultural resources.
To obtain more information or reserve a seat, call 587-6240 or visit the Nature Conservancy Facebook page at facebook.com/tnchawaii.
Rummage sale Saturday at Unity Church
Unity Church of Maui will hold its annual spring rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
The church is located at 483 High St. in Wailuku.
Ecovillages on Maui topic of presentation
Upcountry Sustainability will host Jashana Kippert in an evening exploring the possibilities of ecovillages on Maui. The event will take place at 7 p.m. June 3 at the Pukalani Community Center's pool room annex (adjacent to the pool, across from Foodland). It is free and open to the public.
Kippert will explain what ecovillages are and what role they may play in Maui's future. She has spent most of her adult life studying environmental and social ecology and makes a yearly pilgrimage to the Global Ecovillage Conference, according to an announcement.
For more information, call 573-9260.
Sale will benefit Catholic charities
A rummage and bake sale to benefit Catholic Charities Hawaii will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 211 Kaulawahine St. in Kahului next to the Christ the King convent/preschool.
For more information, call 873-4673.