Counselor to speak at Rotary meeting
The Rotary Club of Kahului will hear from H. Lee Shapiro, a relationship counselor and artist, during its noon luncheon meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Shapiro will speak on "How to Fight Fair in All Relationships."
Shapiro has been a relationship counselor for 34 years. He conducts seminars titled "The Art of Melting Conflict" around the country, according to a news release.
The public is invited to the meeting. 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.
Health care careers focus of conference
A "RoadMap to Healthcare Careers Conference" will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului.
The deadline to register for this free event, presented by the Area Health Education Center, is Tuesday. Lunch will be provided at no cost.
School recycling Christmas trees today
Makawao Elementary School will recycle Christmas trees from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today near the school playground. A $5 donation is requested, with all proceeds to benefit the school.
'Computers for Beginners' class at libraries
"Computers for Beginners," a free class for adults, will be presented at two Maui public libraries this month:
* 6 p.m. Wednesday at Makawao Public Library (1159 Makawao Ave.; phone 573-8785)
* 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at Kihei Public Library (35 Waimahaihai St.; phone 875-6833)
Al Bayless, an Internet computer class instructor at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia, will conduct the 90-minute course, where participants can learn some basic computer skills including how to use a touchpad and mouse; navigate the desktop; connect to the Internet; create an email account; and create a Word document. The focus of the class will be on PCs running Windows 7. Preregistration is required; seating is limited.
The first five adults who sign up for the course with a valid Hawaii State Public Library System card will have the opportunity to borrow a library netbook. Patrons who plan to borrow a netbook should arrive at the library 30 minutes prior to class to check out their netbook. Participants who own laptop PCs are welcome to bring them to class. A Hawaii State Public Library System card is required to connect to the Internet.
Contact the hosting library to register, or if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed, or to obtain more information.
Association plans to meet on Tuesday
The Maalaea Community Association will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Tropical Plantation.
Steve Parabicoli, wastewater operations program superintendent, will speak on "The County of Maui's Water Reuse Program." Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the new Maalaea-based paramedics and to discuss community issues with South Maui Councilman Don Couch. Members of the public are welcome.
Author to appear at book-signing events
Kihei resident Susan Michele Moll will sign copies of her children's book "The Magical Princess" from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Awakening in Paradise, near Longs, 1215 S. Kihei Road.
She will also be signing copies of the book from noon to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Maui Friends of Library, 300 S. Puunene Ave. in Kahului.
The book is set on Maui and introduces some Hawaiian language, according to a news release.
Kahului School council to meet
Kahului School Community Council will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in the school library. Parents, students and community members are invited. For more information, call 873-3058 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on school days.
Kaniela Ing to give legislative update
State Rep. Kaniela Ing will be the guest speaker at the noon lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue. Ing will present an overview of the 2014 legislative session.
The cost for lunch is $16; the public is welcome.
Fundraising dinner at Wailuku restaurant
Mediation Services of Maui will host fundraising dinners at the Vineyard Food Co., 1951 E. Vineyard St. in Wailuku, on Friday and Saturday, with two seatings each night, at 5:30 and 7:30.
The Scandinavian cuisine menu is prix fixe at $38 per person, and 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to MSM. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 243-3663 or by
Auditions for youth singing of anthem
The United State Tennis Association Hawaii Pacific will audition youths 18 or younger to sing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Royal Lahaina Challenger main draw events.
The national anthem will be performed before each match of the main draw events, to take place Jan. 20 to 26. Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 17 and 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Royal Lahaina Resort. To register or learn more, visit royallahainachallenger.com/anthem.