Class of 2018 focus of meeting at school
Parents and guardians of the incoming King Kekaulike High School Class of 2018 are invited to attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday in the King Kekaulike High School library. Information presented will focus on explaining the freshman houses, graduation requirements for the Class of 2018, the registration process and freshman course selection.
Members of the King Kekaulike High School Leadership Team will make presentations at their designated stations about specific academic departments, school expectations, activities and athletics.
For more information, contact the school at 573-8710.
'Talk story' session with kupuna Friday
The Makawao Community Association will host a Makawao History Project event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday on the ground floor of the Silva Building, 1152 Makawao Ave.
The event will feature a "talk story" session with kupuna. Makawao residents Zita Costa, Barbara Tam, Harriett O'Shea and others will share their stories and give a history lesson about the old times in Makawao.
For additional information, contact Cheryl Ambrozic at 283-3732 or send email to association President Mike Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping children safe, topic of talk
Dorothy Ghylin-Bennett, an educator, counselor and exclusive trainer of prevention science programs from Channing-Bete Co. Inc., will share information about her work with communities in their efforts to protect children from bad behaviors at the noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Carey and Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Electronics e-cycling event in Lahaina
AAAAA RENT-A-SPACE in Lahaina, in association with Maui County Electronics Recycling and Habitat For Humanity, will host an electronic e-cycling event from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at 3600 Lower Honoapiilani Road.
Electronic equipment will be accepted and delivered to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Wailuku for refurbishment or recycling.
Items that will be accepted include: TVs, keyboards, laptops, computers, computer monitors, PDAs, MP3 players, monitors, printers, scanners, DVD and VCR players, telephones, cellphones, fax machines, stereos, speakers, video cameras, digital cameras and microwaves.
Items that are not useable or resellable will be shipped to the Mainland for recycling.
No appliances or hazardous wastes will be accepted.
For more information, call Liz May at 669-5200.
Condo council president will speak today
Penny Munroe, president of the Condominium Council of Maui, will be the guest speaker at the noon lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea today at Mulligans on the Blue.
The cost for lunch is $16. The public is invited to attend.
Pukalani Community Association to meet
The Pukalani Community Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Hannibal Tavares Community Center downstairs meeting room.
Agenda items include Pukalani School, Pukalani covenants, conditions and restrictions, and Upcountry bus stops and routes.
The public is invited to attend.
Meeting, report cards at LHS event
Lahainaluna High School encourages parents to attend its quarterly Parent Information Night at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Samuel Kamakau Library.
The session will include updates from the PTSA and the administration.
Information on the Jan. 31 senior project presentation will be shared. Students participating in the annual Shakespeare monologue contest will also be announced.
After the business meeting portion, first semester report cards will be available for distribution. For more information, call the school office at 662-4000.
Hawaii People's Fund workshop Saturday
Hawaii People's Fund will be hosting an informational briefing, "Kipuka for Change," from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the University of Hawaii Maui College Ho'okipa Conference Room.
The topic is funding social change, and the workshop will be informal and interactive, according to an announcement.
Send RSVPs to email@example.com or call 593-9969.
5th-graders to perform 'The Ramayana'
The Haleakala Waldorf School 5th grade, led by teacher Mercy Kraft, will perform "The Ramayana" at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the school campus in Kula. The play will be presented as a dance drama using Kathak dance and Indian musical accompaniment.
The students will be accompanied by Indian classical music master Ross Kent on sarod. A student of Ali Akbar Khan for 36 years, Kent is an international performer, teacher and recording artist. He will be accompanied by Udaya Bryce on tablas and Andrea Walls on violin.
"The Ramayana" is one of the two great epics of India and tells the tale of an incarnation of the god Vishnu and his earthly battle with the demon Ravenna. Performed throughout India for more than 2,000 years, "The Ramayana" has been incorporated by many of the cultures of Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines, according to a news release.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and are available from members of the 5th grade or by calling 281-5653. Savory and sweet Indian snacks will be available for purchase.
Grant information workshop Friday
The Hawaii Council for the Humanities will present a free grant information workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Alexa Higashi Meeting Room of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Topics to be covered include information about HCH and available resources, how to apply using HCH's online application system and how to write a competitive HCH grant proposal.
For more information, contact Stacy Hoshino, director of grants and special projects, at 469-4551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damerell to speak at Rotary meeting
Dr. Mickey Damerell, a Maui orthodontist, 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.
A book titled "Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21" will be the topic of Damerell's talk.
During his many visits to Jurupa Valley, Calif., to help his 90-year-old father clean nonhazardous and hazardous wastes from his commercial property, he heard an interview with Rosa Koire, the author of the book.
Damerell will share information he learned about the many problems he had been dealing with while releasing his father's property and what he learned from the book.
Rummage for Na Hoku soccer team
The Na Hoku soccer team will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kahului Jodo Mission. Items for sale will include a couch, a weight bench, baby items, a girl's bike and more. There will also be a kalua pig plate lunch and bake sale. HI-5 bottles and can donations will also be accepted.
St. Anthony grad to intern at Olympics
St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School graduate Michela Moe has been selected by NBC Sports to assist with the network's coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, being held Feb. 6 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.
Moe is a senior at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., majoring in communication management and design in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
A total of 34 students from the Park School will be serving behind-the-scenes roles at the Olympics.
"I'll be a hospitality intern, so I will escort athletes and stars from the airport to the hotel, making sure everything is OK. I am most excited to learn about the industry. This only happens every four years, so to be part of the world's largest sporting event is awesome," Moe said.
Maui author will address Rotary club
Author Jill Engledow will speak Friday to the Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui about "The Park in Our Backyard," a short history of Haleakala National Park, the people and events that led to its establishment as well as its growth and impact on the island today.
The 8 a.m. presentation will be at Casanova Restaurant in Makawao. The charge for breakfast is $15.
The presentation will include a slideshow of vintage photos from Engledow's book "Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain," which tells the story of the mountain that makes up East Maui, the "crater" at its peak and the national park that protects its land and endangered species.