Hui No'eau to present youth arts exhibition
Hui No'eau will present a free summer festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to help celebrate its annual youth arts exhibition.
All are welcome to enjoy hands-on workshops, kite flying, face painting, a scavenger hunt, art vendors and more while viewing the work of young artists age 5 and up.
The event, titled "Family Day: A Celebration of the Arts," will feature pieces from every child participating in Hui summer programs.
The gallery will be transformed into an interactive space, while the professional artist studios and main house will also feature a variety of activities.
"Our summer Camp Kaluanui students have been looking forward to this all summer long," says Youth Programs & Marketing Manager Kelly McHugh. "They've taken themes like "Weird Science" and "School of Rock" and created some truly beautiful, whimsical, fantastical results. We can't wait to share them with the community and offer our congratulations to these awesome little artists!"
The 2013 Youth Art Exhibition is on view through Aug. 2. Admission is free.
Health event planned at Mina Pharmacy
Mina Pharmacy at Queen Kaahumanu Center will host the first of a free monthly health and wellness event series from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Hawaii Centers for Independent Living will be represented, as well as other health-related organizations.
Certified diabetes educator Rose Foronda will be available for private counseling and diabetes education from 10 a.m. to noon.
HMSA agents will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the Medicare Advantage program Akamai Advantage.
There will be free blood glucose and blood pressure screenings, along with free food samplings.
For more information, call Mina Pharmacy at 856-8030.
Planning meeting for school anniversary
A meeting to plan Baldwin High School's 75th anniversary celebration will be held in the school's new library at 5 p.m. Monday.
The festivities will be held in October.
Alumni, staff and other individuals interested in helping to plan the anniversary events are encouraged to attend this meeting.
For more information, call Lynn Araki-Regan at 280-1299 or visit www.hpbaldwinmaui75th.com.
Kiwanis official to speak at meeting
Gary Jander, governor of the California-Nevada-Hawaii Kiwanis District, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului.
He will provide an update on Kiwanis projects, programs, future conventions and conferences.
The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
'Tools-4-Tots' donations sought
The Maui County chapter of Street Bikers United Hawaii is sponsoring the 2013 Tools-4-Tots school supply drive through Aug. 30, according to an announcement.
Tax-deductible donations may be made by visiting www.sbumaui.org/tools or mailed to SBU Maui, P.O. Box 532640, Kihei 96753.
Oriental medicine topic of free program
A free series of presentations about Asian medicine will be offered at Makawao Public Library at 6:30 p.m. the last Monday of each month, beginning next week and ending Nov. 25.
Licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Zachary Rice will conduct the five-part series, beginning with an overview titled "East Asian Medicine."
The one-hour programs are suitable for ages 12 and older. Contact the library three weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Makawao Public Library is at 1159 Makawao Ave. For more information, call the library at 573-8785.
Students receive honors in video contest
Two Maui High School students took second-place national honors in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl and the National Marine Educators Association "Living on the Ocean Planet" Video Contest.
Christopher Kim and Gabriel Salazar won for their video "Supershrimp: A Closer Look into the Hawaiian Opae'ula."
Maui High School also took first place in Division 1 in order to compete for the national honor. Hawaiian language immersion students (O Hina I Ka Malama) at Molokai High School took third place honors in the same division for their video "Ka wai a Kane," according to the contest website.
This year's theme for the videos were "A Window into Freshwater Science."
All of the videos can be viewed on NOSB's YouTube Channel.
Website aims to aid senior independence
Neighbors Helping Neighbors, an agency that helps seniors remain independent and in their homes, has announced the launch of its new website at www.nahoaloha.org.
The updated site is aimed at making it easy for people to volunteer to provide friendly visits, transportation, help with shopping and errands, telephone reassurance and respite for caregivers.
"For many homebound elders, a simple phone call can brighten their day and possibly save their lives," said Gerri Shapiro, executive director of Na Hoaloha.
Enhancements to the website include:
* Access to a directory of Maui's senior services
* The latest news on Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
* An electronic and a downloadable donation form
* Information about how to get involved helping Maui's seniors
To find out more about Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors or to make a donation online visit www.nahoaloha.org or call 249-2545.
Dickens recognized as exceptional student
Colin Dickens, a graduate of King Kekaulike High School, has been selected by the Society of Chemical Industry, America Section, as a Society of Chemical Industry Scholar for 2012.
The program, administered by the American Chemical Society, recognizes exceptional college sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering.
In addition to a $1,000 prize, scholars are awarded 10-week summer internships at major U.S. chemical companies.
Dickens attends Oregon State University and will complete the internship at DuPont.
Wailuku native receives Army award
Arthur Chee, a Wailuku native and military veteran, was presented with an award by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno in Wiesbaden, Germany, on April 30 for his 63 years of total combined federal service.
His years of uniformed service in the Army Air Corps included overseas tours in Paris, London, Thailand and Vietnam.
His time as a Department of Defense civilian employee includes having worked for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools system, the Army-Air Force Exchange Service and the Defense Commissary Agency.
He now works at the Wiesbaden Army lodging system.
King Kekaulike announces parent night
King Kekaulike High School will host a parent night on July 31 for parents and guardians of incoming freshmen and other students new to King Kekaulike. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the student dining room. Entrance is through the Haleakala Highway gate.
Information to be shared includes graduation requirements, student action plan, the freshman orientation "Frosh Start" Day, appropriate student behavior and expectations, academic courses and grades, activities and sports, fees and dues, bus application information, bell schedules and the meal debit system.
A dress code fashion show will also be presented, and a freshman parent handbook will be distributed. PTSA dues may be paid.
For more information call the school office at 573-8710.