Free workshops set for caregivers
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will offer free caregiver workshops this month titled "Understanding the Older Adult."
Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator with Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will be the presenter.
The workshops will take place on the following dates:
* 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at South Maui Adult Day Care Center, 16 Ehiku St., Kihei.
* 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at Home Pumehana Hall, Molokai.
* 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at Hale Hulu Mamo, Hana.
* 9:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall, 11 Mahaolu St., Kahului.
The workshops are open to the public. No reservations are needed. Certificates of attendance will be provided for professionals.
Care services can be provided for elderly loved ones at the Kihei and Kahului workshops. Call in advance to arrange. For information call Couch at 871-5804.
Award-winning journalist to speak
Henry Bradsher, award-winning foreign correspondent, will visit Maui to discuss his memoirs, titled "The Dalai Lama's Secret," at a book-signing event at Barnes and Noble in Lahaina on Saturday and at Lahaina Rotary meetings on Nov. 19 and 21.
Bradsher will sign copies of the book from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
He will speak to the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise at Pioneer Inn from 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday and to the Rotary Club of Lahaina at Royal Lahaina Resort from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 21. The public is invited to each of the events.
Bradsher, now retired and residing in Baton Rouge, La., was a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press and the Washington Star for a quarter-century in India, the Soviet Union and Hong Kong. He won the George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting in 1973 and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for international reporting in 1972.
St. Anthony will have open house
St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School will have an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 24.
The school will provide information about the application process, curriculum and programs.
There will also be a tour of the campus led by students. Light refreshments will be served.
To attend, reserve a space by Friday. Call 244-4190, ext. 232, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Body and mind subject of talk
Denise LaBarre 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. The topic of her talk is "There's No Place Like Home - in Your Body" from her book "Issues in Your Tissues: Heal Body and Emotion from the Inside Out."
LaBarre studied psychology and language, according to an announcement.
The cost is $20 per person for the luncheon and meeting. The public is invited. For more information, email email@example.com.
Thanksgiving theme of keiki story time
Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present Thanksgiving Keiki Story Time at 10 a.m. Saturday at Savers, 380 Dairy Road in Kahului.
This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade.
The story time will feature readings from Thanksgiving-themed children's picture books. There will be healthy snacks provided by Savers.
At the conclusion of the read-aloud session, each child will be able to select a gently used book from the Savers library to take home. There will also be drawings for prizes courtesy of Read Aloud America. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Search for truth topic of health talk
Dr. H. Lorrin Lau will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku titled "The Search for Truth about Plants, Animals and Better Human Health."
Lau will show some ways to help find the truth about the many confusing and conflicting things people hear about what to eat and what to do about their health, according to an announcement. He will include examples from his research
Lau has done research at Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Lau developed the world's first affordable pregnancy test, among other innovations, the announcement said. Since 1982, he has focused on preventive services for Women's Health in Hawaii, putting into practice what he has learned from his research experiences and inventions.
Refreshments will be served. The Cameron Center is located at 95 Mahalani St.
For more information call 280-6865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bazaar at Christ the King Church
Christ the King Church is having its 3rd annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
There will be entertainment by Maui Taiko, ELLEK, La Galleria, Manali'i Trio and Spanish Ministry Dance Group.
Other attractions will include a country store, arts and crafts, silent auction, rummage sale, plant sale, games for the keiki and a variety of food. There will be free admission and ample parking.
Monthly cleanup effort at Big Beach
Surfrider Maui will hold its monthly cleanup of Big Beach in Makena on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon.
A catered lunch will be offered for all volunteers.
Diabetes support group to meet
Maui Memorial Medical Center will host the Diabetes Education Support Group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Marion Hanlon Room in the Kahului Tower.
The topic for this month will be tips for the holidays with certified diabetes educator Marny Moriyasu.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Moriyasu at 442-5773.
YMCA plans yard sale on Saturday
The Maui Family YMCA will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday in the YMCA parking lot at 250 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului. Proceeds from the sale will benefit YMCA Camp Keanae. Children's items, clothing, books, electronics, sporting goods, furniture, home and garden, and other items will be available for purchase.
Donations are being accepted at Maui Family YMCA during business hours. For help delivering items, call Andy at 248-8355.
Gift fair set at Calvary Chapel
Calvary Chapel South Maui will have a Christmas Gift Fair from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 575 S. Kihei Road. Shoppers can choose from a selection of gift items, onsite spa services and cafe treats.
For more information, call Calvary Chapel South Maui at 874-9238.
Christmas craft fair at St. Joseph
The St. Joseph Christmas Craft Fair will take place from 7 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parish gym, 1294 Makawao Ave.
The event will include crafters, malassadas, baked goods, chow fun and chili by Don Miller.
Entertainment will be provided by Anthony Sardine. Santa is scheduled to make an appearance at noon.
A 50-cent donation is requested for entry.
Rummage sale at Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd Church in Wailuku will host a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the church courtyard.
Sale items will include plants, clothing, household items, books and more.
Also on sale will be a mini chicken bento for $5. In the parish hall, The Queen Emma Athletic Club will be holding a "penny a pound lifting" event.
Proceeds will help support "A Cup of Cold Water" shared ministry.
This fundraiser is organized by Kayela Santiago, a senior at King Kekaulike High School, for her senior project.