MECO energy contract manager to speak
Donald Mahoe Jr., energy contract manager at Maui Electric Co., will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Mahoe will talk about the complexities of implementing solar projects.
Donald Mahoe Jr.
Mahoe is a Maui native. Prior to joining Maui Electric, he worked for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar as an energy, research and financial analyst. He attended Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., and has worked in finance-based roles for both the Boeing Co. and Microsoft.
The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $20, or a $5 program fee.
Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.
Fishing regulation proposals topic of talk
A presentation on "Concerns with Maui's Nearshore Fish Resources and How You Can Get Involved" will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Maui Ocean Center's Sea Talk series at the aquarium in Maalaea.
Conducting the presentation will be state aquatic biologist Russell Sparks, who will discuss how the public can get involved with the rule-making process. He will also talk about some newly proposed fishing regulations for Maui and Lanai, such as the regulated species bag and size limit rules.
A question-and-answer session will follow.
Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Entry is through the aquarium's front gate from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
To reserve a seat, call 270-7088.
Italian native to speak about culture
Simona Patierno will speak about the culture of southern Italy during a 6 p.m. meeting, with potluck supper, of the Italian American Social Club on Tuesday. The meeting will take place in St. Theresa's hall in Kihei.
Patierno's talk will feature stories from her childhood as well as a selection of foods she ate as a child growing up in southern Italy.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, email Donald Tedesco at email@example.com.
Rotary club will visit glass works studio
A "Rotary on the Road" vocational tour will replace the regular morning meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday.
Club members and guests are invited to go on a tour of the Makai Glass Works Studio in Haliimaile. The one-hour tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. After the tour, participants will walk across the street from the studio to Haili'imaile General Store for lunch.
Those wishing to car pool to the tour from Kihei may meet in the Ruby Tuesday's/Outback parking lot at 9:45 a.m.
This event is open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, email Vocational Chair Margie Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawaiian sailing canoes subject of lecture
Kamehameha Schools Maui will present part two of its Huliau Film and Lecture Series about Hawaiian sailing canoes on Tuesday.
Light refreshments will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school dining hall, and the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. outdoors. Attendees are advised to bring a sweater, beach chair or mat.
Chad "Kalepa" Baybayan, captain and navigator of Hokule'a, Hawai'iloa, Hokualaka'i, is the guest lecturer.
Baybayan will share his knowledge of voyaging gleaned from his many experiences aboard the Hawaiian sailing canoes.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 572-3118.
'Touchdowns for Tatas' at Dollies Pub
Dollies Pub & Cafe at 3785 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Kahana, will have a "Touchdowns for Tatas" fundraiser for the Pacific Cancer Foundation during the Seattle Seahawks versus St. Louis Rams NFL game Monday.
Funds from $1 prize ticket donations, plus a $25 donation per touchdown from Dollies, will go to the Pacific Cancer Foundation. Prizes will be given away at the end of each quarter. All money raised will be spent on Maui County cancer patients, according to a news release.
Kickoff begins at 2:40 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear pink.
Chow fun tickets on sale, bazaar Saturday
Wailuku Shingon Mission will have a bazaar from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Featured will be an rummage sale, chow fun, shave ice, hot dogs, assorted other snacks and food items, and crafts.
Tickets for chow fun are being sold for $7 a quart. Tickets can be obtained by calling Calvin at 283-1530, the church at 244-3800 or Maui Beverage at 244-9079 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Academy announces costume dance party
Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy will host its annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Dance Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kihei Community Center.
The evening will feature contemporary Latin and ballroom music, followed by a top-40 dance party disc jockey mix inviting everyone on the dance floor.
Prizes for the best costumes will be given at this pupu potluck, nonalcoholic, community event for adults only (no children are allowed on the premises). Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
For more information about the Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy or the Howl-O-Ween Costume Dance Party, email Rita O'Connor at email@example.com or call 891-8747. The academy's website is at www.alohaballroom.com.
Free film to screen on Halloween night
Wailuku Public Library will show the film "Oz: The Great and Powerful," starring James Franco and Rachel Weisz, at 6 p.m. Thursday.
This film is rated PG and is free and open to all ages. For more information, call the library at 243-5766.
'Boochfest' event on Halloween night
Doorway Into Light, a nonprofit organization on Maui active in educating and supporting the dying and their families, will hold its annual Boochfest fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday in the Makawao Union Church hall.
There will be an open kombucha bar with kombucha provided by Maui Kombucha.
Featured artists are DJ Ged, Samba Mix and the Mabanzi Marimba Band.
Tickets are $20; children under 10 will be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at Maui Kombucha in Haiku, or at the door.
Halloween event at Hope Chapel in Kihei
Hope Chapel in Kihei will present a Trunk-or-Treat Spectacular from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pony rides, a hayride, a petting zoo, keiki dancing, games, food and more will be available.
A $3-per-person admission includes candy, rides and attractions. Food and drink will be available for an additional charge.
All proceeds from this event will go to Before I am Taken, a project of Global Hope to stop human trafficking before it starts.
Chapel will host harvest festival
Kumulani Chapel will host its annual harvest festival for keiki from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hale Hokulani (The Barn) in Kapalua, on Office Road across from Sansei restaurant.
Keiki through 5th grade are encouraged to dress in friendly costumes.
Activities and food will include game booths, prizes, candy, hot dogs, popcorn and jumping castles. Admission is free.
Families are encouraged to bring canned or nonperishable food donations for Feed My Sheep.
For more information, call Kumulani Chapel at 669-6905.
Beach cleanup seeks volunteers
Maui Ocean Center will host a beach cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Beach in Kihei.
Volunteers are asked to meet at the Kealia Pond Boardwalk. Malama Maui Nui will
provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-7000.
Crafters sought for Christmas fair
Crafters are being sought for the St. Joseph Christmas Craft Fair to be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in the church gym in Makawao.
The event will included live music, a visit from Santa, live music, baked goods and local food items.
For crafter applications and information about fees, call Donna Pico at the church office at 572-7652.