PWF to celebrate return of whales to Maui
Pacific Whale Foundation will celebrate the return of the humpback whales to Maui this year with its annual "Welcome Home the Whales" event Saturday.
The celebration features special two-hour whale-watch cruises throughout the day led by members of Pacific Whale Foundation's research team and certified marine naturalists. The "Welcome Home the Whales" cruises depart from Maalaea Harbor at 9 and 11:30 a.m.; and from Lahaina Harbor at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Cruise ticket prices are $24.95 for adults and $17 for children ages 7 to 12. Kids ages 6 and under are free (one child per paying adult).
Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores in Lahaina and Maalaea will also have a 25 percent off storewide sale Saturday. Porto, a Mediterranean grill and pizzeria in Maalaea, will host happy hour prices from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on food and beverages.
All proceeds go toward Pacific Whale Foundation's efforts to protect whales and the ocean through research and advocacy.
For more information, call 249-8811, ext. 1, or visit pacificwhale.org.
Service, potluck at Keawala'i in Makena
Keawala'i Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Makena will hold its annual Thanksgiving Day service and potluck luncheon on Thursday.
The service will begin at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.
A potluck luncheon will follow at noon. Turkey and gravy will be provided. Church members, friends and visitors are invited to bring a side dish to share. Drinks as well as plates, napkins and utensils will be provided.
'Being With Dying' subject of event
Doorway Into Light, a nonprofit organization, will hold its monthly gathering "Being With Dying" at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Temple of Peace in Haiku.
This is a free event for people who are dying, their families, the grieving, caregivers and all who wish to explore their own death.
The gathering is facilitated by the Rev. Bodhi Be, the executive director of Doorway Into Light.
For more information, contact Be at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-8334.
Author Robert Shaw will sign new book
Pukalani author Robert Shaw will be at The Friends of the Library bookstore at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to sign his new book, "CouchEsthentics: The Exercise Book For People Who Never Exercise."
The photo-illustrated and innovative book is designed for men, women and children of all ages who get little or no exercise and are not ready for strenuous physical fitness programs.
Every exercise can be done sitting on or standing in front of a couch or chair and at one's own comfort level. Shaw's website is www.couchesthentics.com.
Maui Waena plans evacuation drill today
Maui Waena Intermediate School will have a schoolwide evacuation drill from 8 to 10 a.m. today. Students, teachers and staff will be evacuating the school grounds by foot onto Onehee Avenue to Kahului Community Park and back. For any questions, call the school office at 873-3070.
Exchange student experience topic of talk
Cynthia Clark and Shayla Middleton will speak about their experiences as group study exchange students during the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea today at Mulligans on the Blue.
The cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome.
Farmers market at UH-MC today
University of Hawaii Maui College's agricultural and natural resource students are holding a farmers market from noon to 1:30 today, Monday and Dec. 5 outside the Pa'ina Building. Students from the sustainable crop production class are growing a variety of produce to sell. There will also be ornamental corn and poinsettia plants available. Proceeds will support the agriculture department at the college.
Seals focus of fundraiser at Flatbread Co.
The Flatbread Co. in Paia will host a fundraiser for the Monk Seal Foundation from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
A percentage of pizza sales will be donated to the Maui-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Additionally, the foundation will hold a raffle and silent auction during the benefit.
For more information, visit www.monksealfoundation.org.
The Flatbread Co. is located at 89 Hana Highway.
Alzheimer's disease topic of radio show
Lynsey Capone, of the Alzheimer's Association Maui office, and Olive Bautista, nursing supervisor at Hale Makua, will talk about Alzheimer's disease at noon Friday on radio stations KAOI 1110AM and 96.7FM.
The program, "Health Talk by Hale Makua," is a monthly radio show providing information about health care on Maui with host Cindy Paulos.
Maui Rotarian recognized with award
Heather Ballaine of Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea recently received the "Quiet Rotarian Award." This award is presented to one member per club who has demonstrated Rotary involvement in a quiet fashion and normally does not receive enough recognition for doing good work. Past Club President Joe Mitchell presented the award.