Wings to present 'Christmas Cornucopia'
Peter and Melinda Wing, a husband-and-wife duo of storytellers and musicians, will present "Christmas Cornucopia" at Kahului Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. This free program will be conducted in the children's area.
The Wings will share Christmas stories, and perform songs and skits. The couple have been telling stories and performing for more than 30 years, including in their former occupations as a preschool teacher and children's librarian, respectively, according to a news release.
Susan Bradford (left) and Charlotte George Smith from the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea were at the doors of the Kihei Safeway to collect for the Rotary Gives Thanks Food Drive.
The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring this one-hour program that is suitable for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Kahului Public Library is located at 90 School St. For more information, call 873-3097.
Holiday story time for keiki at Savers
Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present Holiday Keiki Story Time at noon Saturday. The 30-minute read-aloud program will be at Savers, 380 Dairy Road, in Kahului.
The program is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Healthy snacks will be provided by Savers for the keiki. 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 special prizes for a number of children courtesy of Read Aloud America.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Deadline to order mochi is Saturday
A Wailuku Hongwanji Mission mochi sale and pounding demonstration will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 28.
Mochi may also be ordered from the mission. Twelve pieces of plain mochi cost $6 and 10 pieces of an (sweet red beans) mochi cost $6.
A small okazari set is $2.50, and large okazari set is $5. The deadline for ordering is Saturday. The pickup time is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 28. For more information, call the mission at 244-0406.
Author to sign 'Travel Angel Handbook'
Maui author and radio personality Cindy Paulos will sign her latest book, "The Travel Angel Handbook," from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Friends of the Library store in Queen Ka'ahumnau Center.
Grammy-award winner George Kahumoku Jr. will play live for guests with selections from his "Wao Akua" and "Hymns of Hawaii" CDs.
Paulos' book offers strategies for avoiding airport snags and in-flight fatigue, a news release said.
For further information, visit www.thetravelangel.com or call Paulos at 244-9145.
Rotary Clubs break food collection record
Nine Valley Isle Rotary Club collected a record-breaking amount of food for the Maui Food Bank in the recent "Rotary Gives Thanks" Food Drive.
Rotarians manned collection tables at seven places of business the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. More than 14,000 pounds of food was collected and more than $6,000 raised.
This "Rotary Gives Thanks" Food Drive is one of the many community service projects sponsored by Rotary Clubs on Maui. The clubs are Kahului, Kihei Sunrise, Kihei Wailea, Lahaina, Lahaina Sunrise, Maui, Upcountry, Valley Isle Sunset and Wailuku.
For further information about this effort and Rotary Clubs on Maui, call Assistant Govs. Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or Hugh Chare at 268-2741.
Cookbook sales to benefit United Way
Maui Electric Co.'s cookbook "Any Kine Grindz" is on sale, with all proceeds to benefit Maui United Way.
Featuring more than 150 recipes contributed by the company's employees, the cookbook retails for $15 and can be purchased in Maui Electric's customer service lobby, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, at 210 W. Kamehameha Ave. The book showcases various multiethnic dishes, unique slow-cooker recipes, as well as five-ingredient-or-less recipes and fun kid-friendly concoctions, according to a news release. The cookbook can also be purchased at Ah Fook's, Pukalani Superette, Sew Special and TJ's Warehouse Outlet.
Gift collection for children of inmates
Project Angel Tree helps make Christmas come alive for children of inmates, according to a news release. Gifts are delivered and given to the child on behalf of the absent parent.
For more information, contact Chaplain Henrietta Pua Hashimoto, Maui Community Correctional Center's volunteer for 30 years.
She may be reached at 281-9390, or write MCCC, Chaplains Haven, 600 Waiale Road, Wailuku 96793.
2 Seabury students receive recognition
The College Board selected two Seabury Hall seniors, Nicolas Colon and Bruno Bernacchi, as 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar recipients.
The NHRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students.
Students recognized are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino and have achieved a minimum Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test score for their region.
Libraries to close on Christmas day
All public libraries will be closed Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas.
On Tuesday, libraries that normally have evening hours will offer special hours: Kahului library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kihei library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Lahaina library will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.