School building project topic of meeting
The nonprofit group Friends of Maui Waena Intermediate School is hosting a meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday to update students, parents and the community on the progress of the school's eight-classroom building project.
The project was funded in 2006 to address the growing needs of Central Maui's population, according to an announcement. Representatives of the state Department of Education, Board of Education, Department of Accounting and General Services and the consultants and contractors have been invited to provide updates on the project's timetable.
The meeting will be in the school's cafeteria. For more information, call John Tomoso at 866-7226.
Safety class designed for older drivers
An AARP driver safety class will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the West Maui Senior Center.
This class is open to everyone, although it is designed for drivers 50 years and older. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one's driving ability and how to compensate, according to an announcement.
The $14 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of class. AARP members will receive a $2 discount with their AARP card. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class.
Pre-registration is requested. To register call the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St., at 661-9432.
Homecoming food drive at King Kekaulike
King Kekaulike High School will hold its annual homecoming food drive Monday to Friday during school hours for students and staff (drop off in room G-206).
The public can donate items on Friday at Na Ali'i stadium during the homecoming football game. Canned or nonperishable food items will be accepted. A donation box will be located by the stadium entrance.
Speaker to share old Maui experiences
Alvin "Rex" Ornellas of Wailuku will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui's noon meeting on Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College Class Act dining room.
Ornellas will share his personal collection of photographs and stories documenting his experiences during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp. program during the 1930s.
Ornellas lived and worked in Haleakala Crater. Along with 26 other young men, he built the original trails, which remain in use today.
Born in 1916 in Lower Paia, Ornellas will provide colorful insights along with his photographs of this historic time and entertain questions.
There is a $20 per person cost for the luncheon meeting, which is open to the public. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free workshops for caregivers
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging invite the public to free caregiver workshops this month on Molokai and in Lahaina titled "The Affordable Care Act; Health coverage in 2014." Speaker Kanoelani Davis (Molokai) and Nikki Baysa (Maui), Hi'i Ola program specialists with the Hawaii Health Connector, will present.
The Molokai workshop will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Home Pumehana Hall.
The Lahaina workshop will be presented from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St.
Topics will include the "Affordable Care Act" and how it will affect Medicaid/Medicare; how to qualify for no-cost or low-cost insurance coverage; and more.
Both workshops are open to the public. Reservations are not needed. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals.
For more information, call Kathleen Couch at 871-5804. For information on the Molokai presentation, call Rachelle Ing-Kupau at 553-5241.
Sushi making part of JCS meeting
The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui's next general membership meeting will feature a sushi-making workshop by sushi chef James Yanagida.
The meeting and workshop will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 at Tenrikyo Maui Kyokai, 649 S. Kamehameha Ave., in Kahului.
The cost is $15 for Japanese Cultural Society of Maui members and $20 for nonmembers.
A lunch and a brief JCS general membership meeting will be held following the workshop.
To RSVP, call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253 by Wednesday.
Rotary club sets pau hana event
The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host a pau hana sunset beach get-together on the lawn at Keawakapu Beach (adjacent to The Five Palms Restaurant in Kihei) from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in lieu of the regular breakfast meeting.
"This is a great opportunity to network and get to know Rotary members in an informal and relaxed setting," said President Christine Pawliuk. "We look forward to meeting new business leaders and sharing networking opportunities."
Those attending should bring a pupu to share and their own beach chair and beverages. For more information, contact Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org/.
School drill will affect traffic
King Kamehameha III School will conduct a tsunami evacuation drill at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The drill will affect traffic at the intersections of Prison and Front streets, Shaw and Front streets, as well as the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Shaw Street.
The tsunami evacuation drill will conclude King Kamehameha III School's "September is Safety Month" activities.
Haiku history part of meeting
The Haiku Community Association will host a Haiku History Night in partnership with the Haiku Living Legacy Project at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Haiku Community Center.
Community issue updates also will be given.
The evening will feature historical displays and a PowerPoint presentation titled "Haiku Through the Centuries" by Living Legacy Project board member Lucienne de Naie.
Copies of Louis Baldovi's Haiku memoir "Holoholo To Wen I Wuz: Kolohe Days In Haiku Maui 1930s-1950s" will be available for purchase. All are welcome to the free event. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact de Naie at email@example.com.
Rotary club to host 2 speakers
Gizelle Kualani, with the Office of Veterans Services, and Anna Napolean, with Pacific Health Care System, will be guest speakers at the noon Wednesday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea at Baguette Bistro, 115 Kio Loop in Kihei.
Lunch costs $16, and the event is open to the public.