Tickets available for fundraising gala
A limited number of tickets remain available for this year's St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School fundraising gala, set for 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.
Entertainment includes award-winning singer and songwriter John Cruz, music by "Nevah Too Late" and performances by the school's Student Jazz Ensemble. There also will be silent and live auctions.
Individual ticket prices range from $80 to $120. Sponsors may buy tables for guests, with those prices ranging from $1,000 to $1,750.
Purchase tickets by calling 244-4190, ext. 227, or go to www.impactalifetime.com.
Philosophy club will exchange ideas
What is education? will be the topic of the Seabury Hall Philosophy Club's First Wednesday Symposium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the new A'ali'ikuhonua Creative Arts Center. The presenters in this student-based symposium will include freshman Kalan Birnie, sophomore Thomas Hayashi, junior Sancia Nash and senior Kyle Sullivan. The moderator will be Nicolas Colon.
This Socratic-style exchange of ideas is open to the Maui community. There is no charge to attend.
Veteran to speak at AARP meeting
U.S. Army veteran John Fairbank will be the guest speaker at the South Maui Chapter of AARP monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the Garden Room of Kalama Heights in Kihei.
Fairbank, a Vietnam combat veteran, will speak about his years of service.
For more information, call South Maui AARP Coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.
Refreshments will be provided. Kalama Heights is located at 101 Kanani Road.
Clothing drive a benefit for women
Na Wahine Kuilima o ka Leo Kamaehu, a division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, has launched a fall clothing drive to support the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center in Lahaina.
Na Wahine Kuilima is collecting women, men and children's clothing on behalf of associates at the three Starwood Hawaii properties in Maui: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa; Westin Maui Resort & Spa; and Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas. Donated clothing will be delivered to KHAKO in Lahaina following the drive, which ends Friday.
Clothing items may be dropped off at the human resource departments of the three resort properties. The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is also accepting donations at its porte-cochere.
Na Wahine Kuilima o ka Leo Kamaehu (Women Moving Forward Together with One Voice of Strength) is a gathering of women in leadership roles within Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii. Na Wahine Kuilima's mission is to support the diversity initiative for the advancement of women and to increase the number of high-potential women in senior management and leadership positions through training, mentorship and global citizenry.
Free workshop for college-bound students
A college-planning workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Baldwin High School Auditorium.
The workshop, which is free, is being organized by Hawai'i USA Federal Credit Union and the Hawai'i Association for College Admission Counseling.
College counselors from Maui High, Baldwin High and Maui Preparatory Academy will cover topics including preparing for, selecting and paying for college.
Each family that attends will receive a free copy of the workbook "College Planning - A Family Affair."
The workshop is open to the public.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kahului school announces meeting
The Kahului School Community Council will hold its monthly one-hour meeting beginning at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in the school library. Parents, students and community members are invited.
The agenda includes plans for a new school website and an election of officers.
For more information, call the school at 873-3058.
3 service award winners to speak
The recipients of the Vocational Service Awards for the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will speak at the club's 7:30 breakfast meeting Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Toby Neal, Bonny Ponting and Keola Donaghy will make the presentations.
Neal and Ponting are the directors of Keiki Kupboard. They will be recognized as the recipients of the Vocational Service Award for an organization. Both will share information about their organization.
Donaghy is the director of the University of Hawaii Maui Institute of Hawai'ian Music. He will be recognized as the recipient of the Vocational Service Award for an individual and will share information about the program that he directs.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club's website, www.kiheirotary.org.
SPCA Maui plans final 'fixes' of year
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui has three more spay/neuter clinics for cats scheduled in 2013. Clinic dates are Nov. 17 and Dec. 8 and 15 at Salty Dog, 313 N. Market St. in Wailuku.
All cats are welcome at SPCA Maui cat clinics; those bringing cats for surgery are asked to "pay what they can" said Clinic Director Peter Tierney.
"All cats will receive an identifying tattoo and ear 'tip' making it possible to spot 'fixed' cats in nature" added Tierney. "All cats need to be in hard-sided crates or humane traps, and SPCA Maui has them to lend for no charge."
"SPCA Maui's 'Fix-a-Cat' program has fixed more than 1,500 Maui cats since the program started just last year," said SPCA Maui President Sue Liscombe. Liscombe also said SPCA Maui is now administering Maui County's Spay Neuter Incentive Program.
For more information on fixing cats or Maui County SNIP vouchers, call SPCA Maui at 280-0738 or visit email@example.com.
Japanese festival set at high school
A King Kekaulike High School senior has organized a matsuri, or Japanese festival, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the school cafeteria and quad. There will also be a movie screening.
Maile Naito organized the matsuri as part of her senior project. There will be free parking and admission. The event is open to the public.
A free screening of "Go For Broke: Memories of Hawai'i Japanese Nisei" will begin 4 p.m. in the classrooms adjacent to the cafe.
The matsuri, to start at 6 p.m., will include food, games, free Japanese crafts, a Zenshin Daiko performance, KKHS student performers, traditional Japanese bon dance led by Maui Taiko, and Zumba by Jadine. All booths will be sponsored by school clubs.
Dinner a benefit Maui forest birds
The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project will receive 15 percent of the proceeds from dinners served at the Vineyard Food Co. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Biologists from MFBRP will be in attendance, and information about their work will be available. The Vineyard Food Company specially created a five course menu.
Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome as well. Patrons can bring their own beer or wine. The menu cost is $38 per person plus tax and gratuity.
For reservations, call 243-3663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vineyard Food Co. is located at 1951 E. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
For more information, visit www.mauiforestbirds.org.
Protecting native birds topic of talk
Laura Berthold of the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
Berthold will discuss how her organization educates the public about endemic forest birds and their conservation on Maui.
The public is welcome to attend. The cost for lunch is $16.
Fashion show and auction at UH-MC
University of Hawaii Maui College student fashion designers and artists will present a fashion/art show and silent auction in the campus library from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Select garment designs and art pieces will be available to the public at the silent auction.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit student programs and clubs at the school. Refreshments will also be served. The event is being presented by the UH-MC Couture Club.