Hospital announces student art contest
Maui Memorial Medical Center is again sponsoring an art contest for Maui artists in the grades kindergarten-12. The theme for this year's contest is "Share the Aloha," and subject matter may include landscapes, seascapes, animals, people and any other positive ideas that the artist envisions, according to a news release.
Twenty pieces will be chosen, with 10 each coming from the groups of grades K-5 and 6-12. The deadline for entries is Jan. 15.
Selected works will be on permanent display in the hospital, and the artists will be invited to attend a special reception in their honor and win a small prize.
"This will be our third contest, and we've found that our children's artwork displays really uplift our patients and staff," said Carol Clark, MMMC director of communications. "Their artwork contributes in providing a calm and healing presence in our hospital and is an inspiration for all of us."
Entry forms may be obtained online at www.mauimemorialmedical.org/share-the-aloha.
For more information, contact Carol Clark at 442-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community imu available for meals
Pukalani Community Church of the Nazarene is preparing a Thanksgiving imu for the community to cook turkey, whole chicken, pork butt, ham, potatoes and more. Donations will be accepted to support the various ministries of the church.
Prepared food items in foil pans or wire baskets marked with the owner's name may be dropped off between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Wednesday at 211 Hiwalani Loop in Pukalani. Pickup is between 8 and 9 a.m. Thursday.
For more information, call Keaka Paleka at 283-7931.
Author to speak at Rotary meeting
Coach, speaker and author David Kloser will be the presenter at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 breakfast meeting Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Kloser's topic is "Life Lessons Learned through Baseball - Building Character On and Off the Field."
Kloser interviewed more than 300 Major League Baseball players about success, overcoming adversity and more, according to a news release.
The interviews turned into a book called "Stepping Up to the Plate: Inspiring Interviews with Major Leaguers."
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see www.kiheirotary.org.
Moms in business focus of craft fair
Maui Mompreneur Showcase will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom. The event is an indoor craft fair showcasing Maui's mom-owned businesses. Crafters, homemade gifts and baked goods are some of the items that will be available.
Job developer will speak at meeting
Erin Ramirez, marketing specialist and job developer at Ka Lima O Maui, will be guest speaker at the noon lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani on Monday.
Ramirez will discuss the history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Ka Lima O Maui organization, and the activities that Ka Lima O Maui sponsored in celebration of the observance in October.
Ramirez holds a bachelor's degree in communications and public relations from California State University, San Bernardino, and a master's degree in speech communications from California State University, Los Angeles.
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.
Energy efficiency topic of presentation
The Italian American Social Club of Kihei will begin its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot at St. Theresa's Church in Kihei to view a Nissan Leaf electric car.
Guest speaker Daryl Hansen of Pacific Energy will explain the features of the car and take members and guests for a short ride around the parking lot.
The club's potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m.
At 7 p.m., Hansen will speak about the use of photovoltaic cells, how they work and the science behind them.
All are invited to join this free event. For more information, email Don Tedesco at email@example.com.
Hanukkah party to include potluck
The public is welcome to attend a Hanukkah party from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Maui Lu in Kihei.
The program includes a traditional Hanukkah potluck dinner, live piano, Hanukkah candle lighting and Israeli folk dancing.