Assistance dogs are topic of presentation
Mo Maurer, co-founder of Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway restaurant in Kahului.
She will speak about Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, types of assistance dogs, the training process, community outreach programs and medical scent detection research.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Meeting at Kahului Elementary tonight
The Kahului Elementary School Community Council will host a spaghetti dinner tonight along with a short meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Parents, students and community members are invited to attend. The meeting agenda includes the school's academic performance, Strive Hawaii and the Title I program.
For more information, call 873-3050 during school hours.
Astronomy institute to offer open house
The University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Advanced Technology Research Center, 34 Ohia Ku St. in Pukalani.
The free event will include lab tours, demonstrations, telescope viewings and short talks about ongoing science work atop Haleakala and "How to find an alien."
Beach cleanup in Maalaea Saturday
Maui Ocean Center is organizing a beach cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Beach and surrounding areas, according to an announcement.
Volunteers will meet at Haycraft Beach Park in Maalaea. Malama Maui Nui (formerly Community Work Day) will provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests.
Participants should bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat; shoes are optional. The cleanup is open to everyone.
BHS anniversary planning meeting
A meeting to finalize details of Baldwin High School's 75th anniversary celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in the school's new library.
The 75th anniversary festivities will be held in October.
Alumni, staff and other individuals interested in helping to plan the anniversary events are encouraged to attend this planning meeting.
For more information, contact Lynn Araki-Regan at 280-1299 or visit www.hpbaldwinmaui75th.com.
Free event will celebrate children
The 18th annual Stand for Children Rally & Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
The free event will include children-friendly activities and crafts, interactive games and prizes and live entertainment.
The event is being sponsored by Maui Family Support Services Inc.
Booth space still available for crafters
Booth space for crafters is still available at the 31st St. John's Kula Festival on Saturday in Keokea.
For information on booth space, call 878-6531 or St. John's Episcopal Church at 878-1485.
Korean culture focus of event
A Korean Thanksgiving Festival will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Binhi At Ani Center, 780 Onehee Ave., Kahului.
Open to the general public, the event will feature traditional Korean performances, games, karaoke, Korean food, a Korean traditional clothes contest and prizes. It is being presented by the Maui Korean Community Association.
A $10 donation will be accepted at the door.
For more information or to learn about ways to support the event, contact the event coordinator at email@example.com or Tommy Lee, event coordinator assistant, at 357-2900.
Sale/swap meet Saturday in Kula
To mark the 10th anniversary of National Good Neighbor Day, Maui residents are invited to a community garage sale/swap meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Keokea homestead's baseyard at Milepost 16.9 on Kula Highway.
The nonprofit Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association hosts the Upcountry event in conjunction with other rural homesteads at Waiohuli and Kahikinui.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-3220.
Pet blessing at church on Sunday
Trinity Episcopal Church By-the-Sea is hosting an animal blessing at 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by a "hot dog" picnic on the church lawn with a roving photographer, games, prizes and treats for all.
All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Photos of animals may be blessed too, according to an announcement.
The church is at 100 Kulanihakoi St. in Kihei. For more information, call 879-0161.
Tutoring project topic of presentation
Richard and Pat Endsley will be the keynote speakers at the Rotary Club of Lahaina meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Royal Ocean Terrace in the Royal Lahaina Resort.
The Endsleys spearhead the Lahaina Complex Tutoring Project in all four West Maui public schools. They include a fourth-grade math program with Lahainaluna students as tutors.
The lunch meeting is open to the public. For more information, call President Art Ortiz at 344-3010.
Free film explores health and society
A free screening of the documentary "Ola - Health is Everything" will take place from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College in the 'Ike Le'a Building.
The film explores the social origins of health and its effect on society at large. It premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival in April.
"Ola - Health is Everything" was developed in partnership between the Hawaii Primary Care Association and the state Department of Health. This screening is co-sponsored by UH-Maui College.
Taste of Upcountry supports festival
A Taste of Upcountry, the kickoff event to support St. John's Kula Festival, will be held at St. John's Church in Keokea from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Heavy pupu will be featured and include Maui Cattle Co. beef prepared by Maui College Culinary Academy students, wine tasting by Tedeschi Vineyards, live music by George Kahumoku Jr., silent and live auctions, door prizes and more.
Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by calling 878-1485.
Student council officers elected
Kamali'i Elementary School has announced its 2013-14 student council officers: President Caetlyn Johannes, Vice President Bode Woodard, Secretary Azure Quitevis and Treasurer Hunter Shields.
Twenty-eight students ran for Kamali'i Elementary School Student Council positions.
They were featured on the morning televised broadcast, prepared speeches and spoke to a crowd of more than 200 students, staff members and parents at an election rally held prior to the elections.
BHS Class of '67 announces reunion
The 46th class reunion for alumnus of Baldwin High School's Class of 1967 will take place Oct. 28.
For detailed information, contact Leilani Kenui at 572-2324, Karen Lau Hee at 385-7172 or Daryl Kaluakini at 244-3528.
Circus benefits 2 Molokai schools
Molokai residents and visitors were treated to world-class entertainment under the big top when the Modern American Circus came to Maunaloa Town Sept. 13 to 15.
Molokai Ranch donated the land and utilities for the three-day production. Molokai was the first stop of a statewide tour.
In return for its sponsorship, the ranch requested that donations be made to two island schools. Maunaloa Elementary and Molokai High schools received $1,000 and $500, respectively.