Saving electricity topic of presentation
Helen Wai will discuss ways to conserve energy and money during the regular meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter on Monday at the Kula Community Center.
The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 9:30 a.m.
The program is open to the public. No reservations are necessary.
For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
PWF organizing highway litter cleanup
Pacific Whale Foundation will hold a litter cleanup along Honoapiilani Highway in Maalaea on Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Trash bags and gloves will be provided along with free artisan pizza from Porto for all volunteers.
Meet at the foundation's Discovery Center in Maalaea.
For more information, call 249-8811, ext. 1.
Free caregiver workshop on Lanai
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will hold a free caregiver workshop titled "Understanding Dementia Behaviors" at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Lanai Senior Center.
Kathleen Couch, program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers will discuss early-, middle- and late-stage dementia; tips and techniques for working with dementia behaviors; and caregiver survival.
No reservations are needed. The workshop is open to the public. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals.
For more information, call Couch at (808) 871-5804.
Distance learning topic of presentation
Bachelor's and master's degree opportunities available on Maui will be discussed during a presentation hosted by the University of Hawaii Center on the UH-Maui College campus at 6 p.m. today in room 108 of the Laulima Building.
The session will cover requirements for a variety of degree programs as well as the application process. Many of the outreach and distance-learning programs are structured for working professionals and students raising families.
For more information, contact the University of Hawaii Center at 984-3525 or email@example.com.
Dance workshops this month in Kihei
The Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy will host a four-week July dance workshop series every Wednesday evening at the Kihei Community Center beginning today.
The workshops will begin at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a two-hour dance party from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Dance professional Rita O'Connor will conduct different workshops each week. Separate fees apply ($15 per person/workshop; $5 per person/dance party).
The events are open to the public. No experience is needed. No partner is necessary. Singles and couples are welcome. For more information, visit www.alohaballroom.com or call 879-0055.
Ready to retire? Find out this month
A free workshop and two webinars will be held this month for people to determine if they are ready for retirement, according to an announcement.
The event schedule is:
* Ready for Retirement Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Kaunoa Senior Center. (Topics include "10 Steps to Get Ready for a Secure Retirement," "Top Social Security Questions" and "Medicare 101."
* Webinar on Medicare 101, noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
* Webinar on Top Social Security Questions of 2013, noon to 12:45 p.m. July 19.
For both webinars, go online to aarp.event.com/hiaarpwebinar.
The events are sponsored by AARP Hawaii, Sage PLUS and the Kaunoa Senior Center.
Learn to make fruit-fly trap at workshop
The University of Hawaii Maui College Sustainable Living Institute of Maui Community Garden will host the Maui Master Gardeners at 10 a.m. Saturday for a fruit-fly trap demonstration workshop.
The workshop will take place in the garden on the northwest corner of the UH-MC campus (enter across from the Maui Arts & Cultural Center).
Master gardeners will help attendees learn to identify and prevent fruit-fly damage, and learn the areas and crops different flies like best.
Bring an empty two-liter plastic bottle and go home with a baited fruit-fly trap. Participants can buy GF-120, a fruit-fly-specific organic bait, for $20.
The event is open to the public. To register, call the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at 984-3379.
Better health workshop series at Kaunoa
The Maui County Office on Aging will sponsor a workshop series beginning from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in Room 102 at Kaunoa Senior Center.
The six-week course titled "Better Choices Better Health" costs $10 and is designed to help people living with chronic conditions better self-manage their health. Scholarships to cover the fee are available.
The course will run every Friday with the last session on Aug. 16 and includes the textbook "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and a relaxation CD.
For more information and to register for the course, call Jan Roberson at 270-8221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dialysis home fundraiser in Hana
Hui Laulima O Hana will hold its annual fundraiser for its communal dialysis home in Hana on Saturday at the Hale Pomaika'i Hana Community Dialysis Home.
Admission and parking are free. The event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
The fundraiser will feature entertainment, food, baked goods, a silent auction, drawings, games, arts and crafts, a clown, free health screenings, lomi massages and a tour of Hale Pomaika'i.
For more information, call Lehua Cosma at 269-5343. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to HLOH, P.O. Box 218, Hana 96713.
Soroptimists to present health expo
Soroptimists International of West Maui will present a free interactive health expo from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Maui Preparatory campus in Napili.
The event will begin with a guided fitness walk at 8 a.m. - athletic shoes required. There also will be a keiki obstacle course, Napili Farmers' Market, cross-fitness activities, farm-to-table cooking demonstrations by Plantation House restaurant, food and exhibits by local wellness experts.
While admission to the event is free, there is a $5 all-inclusive fee for some activities. The first 200 families to attend will receive a free gift.
Maui youths get shot at video production
Maui youths ages 10 to 16 have an opportunity to create, shoot and edit their own stories using professional video equipment at Akaku: Maui Community Television this month.
The five-day video production camp will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to July 19 at Akaku, 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. Tuition is $200.
Students who complete the video summer camp will be "youth-certified" to borrow Akaku cameras and use editing software at no charge after the camp ends, according to a news release.
For more information, contact 871-5554 or email@example.com.
Obon Festival in Lower Paia starts Friday
The Mantokuji Soto Mission of Paia will hold its annual Obon Festival on Friday and Saturday at 253 Hana Highway in Lower Paia, across from the Paia Community Center.
Services will begin at 6 p.m. and dancing starts at 8 p.m.
There will be performances by Maui Taiko on Friday, Zenshin Taiko on Saturday and Mantukuji Taiko both nights.
Food items include chow fun, shave ice, bento, doughnuts, hot dogs and chili and rice.
For more information, call 579-8051.
Volunteers to work on mountain biking trail
In belated celebration of National Trails Day, the Department of and Natural Resources' Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program is having a volunteer workday at Makawao Forest Reserve on Saturday.
Work will be on a mountain biking trail being designed and constructed by a Na Ala Hele crew in cooperation with the International Mountain Biking Association and the Maui Mountain Biking Association.
Interested individuals should meet in the gravel parking lot of the Kahakapao Loop Trail at 8:30 a.m. Work will consist of digging, raking and putting finishing touches on sections of the new trail.
Volunteers must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Dogs are not allowed in the work area. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, lunch and any other items and medications that they require. For more information, call Kevin Cooney at 873-3509.
Knue receives marksmanship scholarship
Lena Knue of Wailuku has received the 2013-14 Civilian Marksmanship Program Youth Scholarship, presented by the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
She participated in the Baldwin High School Rifle Team and will receive a one-year, $1,000 scholarship from Civilian Marksmanship Program based on marksmanship participation, grade point average and merit, to be used toward a pursuit of higher education.