Disaster management topic of talk
Andrea Chapman, disaster management applications analyst with the Pacific Disaster Center, will be the featured speaker during a monthly meeting of the South Maui Chapter of AARP on Monday.
The event will be held at 10 a.m. in the Garden Room of the Kalama Heights Retirement Residence at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.
For more information, call South Maui AARP Coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.
Italian American club will host potluck
The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville.
Participants will have the opportunity to eat southern Italian food (bring a dish that serves five) and speak Italian.
Each year, the club awards a scholarship to a high school senior from Maui for his or her college education. Angelo Sanakli is this year's recipient. He and his family will be at the meeting to learn about the Maui club and the Italian culture.
For more information, call club President Mary Pence at 298-4057 or visit the club's website at www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.
Hirata to discuss child passenger safety
Retired Maui police Capt. Charles Hirata will speak to the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea members at noon Wednesday to discuss how parents and caregivers can safely transport children in vehicles.
A 32-year veteran of the Maui Police Department, a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a former longtime Traffic Section commander, Hirata was the first certified child passenger safety technician instructor in Hawaii. In his last seven years with the department, Hirata was commander of the Lahaina District.
Rotary luncheon meetings are at Mulligans on the Blue Restaurant in Wailea. A buffet lunch costs $16.
For more information, visit www.rckw.org or call 269-2967.
Maui Waena announces schedule pick up
Maui Waena Intermediate School students may pick up their schedules from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday.
School officials will collect student fees, sell school uniforms and accept bus and lunch payments. All transactions must be paid in cash.
Applications for free and reduced lunches may be done online at ezmealapp.com. For more information, call the school office at 873-3070.
Haleakala Ranch topic of presentation
Haleakala Ranch Vice President and General Manager J. Scott Meidell will discuss ranch operations Wednesday during a meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise.
Breakfast costs $22 at the meeting beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Founded in 1888, Haleakala Ranch covers 30,000 acres on the slopes of Haleakala.
For more information, call club President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or visit the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Safe Internet use subject of classes
Al Bayless, an Internet computer class instructor at the Kaunoa Senior Center, will conduct "Safe Internet Computing, Part 1, Essential Software" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kihei Public Library.
Participants will learn how to keep their computer safe from viruses and intruders by using free downloadable software available from the Internet.
Although the software discussed is Windows PC-based, MAC users will benefit as well.
From 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 16, Bayless will conduct "Safe Internet Computing, Part 2, Safe Behaviors."
It will cover safe computing behavior to protect your computer and data from hackers and con artists. Participants will learn about phishing schemes, buying online, public computers, hotspots and more.
Pre-registration is required. Call the library to register for one or both presentations, which are suitable for ages 13 and older.
Handouts will be provided to registrants.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed for these programs.
The Kihei Public Library is at 35 Waimahaihai St. For more information, call the library at 875-6833.