Caregiving for elderly topic of workshop
An "Eden At Home Training" by the Maui United Project Dana will be held Saturday at Kaunoa Senior Center.
The workshop is for those interested in caregiving for the elderly at home or elderly people interested in learning what life could be like while aging. Dana means selfless giving of time and energy without expecting anything in return.
Dr. Michael Cheang of the University of Hawaii-Manoa will assist in this eight-hour course. Follow-up training will be scheduled a month after the course to review and analyze the benefits of it.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the course to begin at 9 a.m.
There is a $10 registration fee for lunch and a workbook.
For more information or to register, call 572-7229.
MHS centennial meeting Wednesday
Maui High School Centennial planning meetings will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday and on Aug. 21 on the Kahului campus in room J-101.
Alumni and friends interested in helping with the various events in October are invited to attend.
For more information, call co-chairs Bobbie Arita at 214-0593 or Mike Molina at 264-4859.
Telephone employees plan reunion
Past and present employees of Hawaiian Telephone, GTE Hawaiian Tel, Verizon and Hawaiian Telcom are invited to a reunion Aug. 17 at Kahului Community Center. The evening will begin with pupu at 5:30 p.m., followed by picture taking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person (BYOB).
The deadline to sign up is Friday; call Daryl at 281-2054, Val at 244-0707 or 264-0476, Jamie at 242-5148 or Sheri at 281-6342.
3 people to be honored at Akaku event
Akaku: Maui Community Television will present its third annual Maui Walk of Heroes from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. The event will include music, prizes, a silent auction, food and family fun.
Honorees Gov. Neil Abercrombie; Kimokeo Kapahulehua, reknown paddler and teacher featured in the award-winning film, "Family of the Wa'a"; and Teya Penniman of the Maui Invasive Species Committee, will place their handprints and footprints in cement in front of Akaku's Kahului studio.
The celebration will be hosted by Andy Bumatai, with music by George Kahumoku, Richard Ho'opi'i and Andy Kaina & Kaina Country.
Mayor Alan Arakawa and community leaders will be special guests, along with the Maui Nui O Kama cultural halau led by Kumu Keli'i Tau'a.
Ukulele workshops at Bailey House
On the second Saturday of each month in 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon, ukulele players of all abilities are invited to bring their ukuleles to workshops led by Mele Fong at Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. The next workshop will take place Saturday.
Fong is a professional singer and entertainer who also teaches private and small group lessons at the museum. A $10 fee includes admission to the museum.
For more information, call Fong at 281-4981 or visit her website at www.ukulelemeleonmaui.com
Employers council topic of presentation
The Rotary Club of Kahului will hear from Karen Honma of Hawaii Employers Council at its noon meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Honma will talk about how the nonprofit membership employers group helps businesses with human resources, employment law compliance, labor relations and training.
Honma has been with the Hawaii Employers Council for 15 years, initially as director and now as vice president of membership development. She is responsible for recruiting new member companies to the organization, member relations and retention.
Prior to joining Hawaii Employers Council, she worked in market research and in education.
The event is open to the public. Lunch costs $20, or there is a $5 program fee.
Planning meeting for BHS 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. Tuesday.
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.hpbaldwin75thmaui.com.
Two speakers to address Rotary club
Two of the newest members of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea will speak at the club's noon meeting Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
The speakers are Karen Siagnco from First Hawaiian Bank and Cecilia Camp from Kihei Charter School.
The cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome.
Social Media Bootcamp Saturday
High Tech Maui's Social Media Bootcamp - led by consultant Peter Liu of Kaiscapes LLC - will take place from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Economic Development Board's Malcolm Center at 1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 5, in Kihei.
The workshop is designed for those who are new to social media or starting to think about an overall social media strategy for their business but don't know where to start.
The cost for the workshop is $65, which includes lunch.
High Tech Maui is a business-support program of MEDB. High Tech Maui usually hosts a Social Media Bootcamp every month.
For more information or to register, call 875-2300 or go online to www.hightechmaui.com.
2 doctors will address kidney group
The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii and the Hawaii Organ Transplant Support Group will have two guest speakers at its meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Liberty Dialysis Conference Room at 105 Maui Lani Parkway in Wailuku.
Dr. Till Hansen of Hawaii Endocrine Associates will speak about diabetes and its complications. Dr. Douglas Birch of Maui Family Footcare will speak about podiatry and diabetes.
The meeting is for kidney patients and their caregivers. Questions and answers will follow the presentation. For further information or to reserve a spot at the presentation, call 986-1900 by Tuesday.
Rotary Club of Lahaina to meet Thursday
Development Coordinator Frances Duberstein of Aloha House, Maui Youth & Family Services and Malama Family Recovery will speak at the Rotary Club of Lahaina's noon meeting on Thursday. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a master's degree in public affairs. The meeting will be at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali. Lunch may be purchased from the menu. For more information, call President Art Ortiz at 344-3010.
Okinawan dancers to perform at obon
Ryukyu Kajimaya, a dance group from Okinawa International University, will dance at the Rinzai Zen Mission obon and perform traditional eisa dances during the intermission.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Rinzai Zen Mission, located at 120 Alawai Road in Paia.
Iwo Jima topic of presentation Thursday
Harry Smith will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College. His topic will be "Why Iwo Jima Was Critical to Americans - Battle Strategy and Fate of the Flag Raisers."
Smith is a 1952 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He retired in 1992 and has lived on Maui full time since 2008. He is an amateur historian on the subject of WWII and has traveled twice to Iwo Jima.
The meeting is open to the public. There is a $20 fee for lunch and meeting. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.