Hokule'a crew members to speak tonight
Hokule'a crew members with Hui o Wa'a Kaulua, Polynesian Voyaging Society and 'Ohana Wa'a will share their experiences of Hokule'a's worldwide voyage from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
The presentation will take place in the conference room at 726 S. Kihei Road. Parking and seating are limited.
Dylan Kuehl will keep the beat with The Jackson Memory Band during free performances Friday and Saturday to promote disability awareness.
Hokule'a and her sister voyaging canoe, Hikianalia, have been sailing throughout the state and plan to stop at a total of 30 ports, traveling more than 1,000 sailing miles.
Their visit to Maui is part of the Malama Hawai'i leg of the worldwide voyage, Malama Honua. Crew members will discuss the voyage's mission to navigate toward a healthy and sustainable future, not only for Hawaii, but for the world.
Atmospheric sights will be explained
"Beautiful Atmospheric Sights" will be the subject of a 6:30 p.m. presentation July 1 at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani.
Astronomer Alex Filippenko will explain how the interplay of light with the atmosphere can produce rainbows, solar and lunar halos, the elusive green flash, sun dogs, colorful sunrises and sunsets, and other beautiful effects.
Filippenko has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He was voted best professor at the University of California, Berkeley, nine times, and appears in many science documentaries.
The event is free. The center is located at 34 Ohia Ku St. For more information, call James Armstrong at 573-9500.
Nutritionist to speak to Kiwanis, guests
Lisa Dusch, dietician/nutritionist at Maui Memorial Medical Center, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui noon meeting on Thursday at Carey and Eddie's Hideaway restaurant.
Dusch will be talking about the nutrition and diet factors of living heart healthy.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Olinda Community Association to meet
The Olinda Community Association will hold a general public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Pookela Church above Makawao.
Health & Fitness Expo seeks vendors
Vendors are being sought for the first annual Interactive Health & Fitness Expo, according to a news release from the Maui County Volunteer Center.
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon July 13 at the Maui Preparatory Academy in Napili. The expo, hosted by the Volunteer Center and Soroptimist International of West Maui, will feature fitness and cooking demonstrations, a youth obstacle course, health screenings, fitness challenges and more.
Vendors who make and sell healthy products, fitness/dance/yoga organizations, alternative medicine practitioners and others are welcome to apply. The expo is open to the first 25 approved vendors with a $50 vendor fee.
To obtain more information or register, visit www.handsonmaui.com or call Volunteer Coordinator Wendy Stebbins at 270-7150.
Livaudais gets internship with Gabbard
Luke Livaudais, a 2011 St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School graduate, has been appointed to serve a summer internship with Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District representative.
Livaudais is attending Loyola University of New Orleans, double majoring in economics and political science.
He established a financial literacy program for a New Orleans nonprofit and tutors high school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
He is the son of Fely and Gerard Livaudais of Kihei.
Band to promote disability awareness
The Jackson Memory Band is traveling from Washington state to Maui to promote disability awareness with a free performance from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Maui Mall and from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Cannery Mall.
Lead drummer Dylan Kuehl, 30, has Down syndrome and keeps the beat as the band plays the music of Michael Jackson. The group's mission is to encourage the inclusion of all people and to prove that "Down syndrome rocks!"
Donations will be shared with three nonprofit organizations: Easter Seals of Maui, ARC of Maui, and South Sound Parent to Parent.
The band's website is www.healtheworldtour.org.