Maui's economy is topic of presentation
Teena M. Rasmussen, director of the Mayor's Office of Economic Development for Maui County, will discuss
"What's On The Horizon for Maui's Economy" at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
The public is invited. 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.
Spanish class will begin on Monday
The Maui Puerto Rican Association is sponsoring a free fourteen-week class in conversational Spanish. Classes will be held Monday and continue every Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. through May 5 at Luana Gardens Community Center, 615 Papa Ave. in Kahului.
The class is taught by Maria Rawe, an educator with more than 40 years' experience in teaching Spanish, according to a release.
For information and registration call 264-7770 or Heritage Hall at 243-0065.
School announces community meeting
The Pu'u Kukui Elementary School Community Council will seek comments from the community during a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the school cafeteria.
The three topics on which input is being sought are as follows:
* Should there be school uniforms for Pu'u Kukui students?
* School safety.
* Should there be a Pu'u Kukui student acknowledgment/recognition (Pueo of the Month) program?
Other topics may also be raised for the council to address.
Lutheran schools week starts today
Emmanuel Lutheran School is celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week today though Friday.
The school will join with other Lutheran schools in celebrating the educational opportunities that they offer their students.
There are 274,000 students enrolled in 1,374 early-childhood centers (preschools and day cares), 871 elementary and middle schools, and 88 high schools across the United States.
Emmanuel students will be collecting canned goods for the Wailuku Union Food Pantry and bringing offerings to support Lutheran Hour Ministries in Kenya. They will sing at Roselani Place, have daily dress-up themes, participate in assemblies and participate in other activities as part of the celebration.
Nonprofit postpones Butterfly Ball event
The Legacy of Life Hawai'i Butterfly Ball, originally scheduled for March 15, has been postponed, according to an announcement.
The purpose of the ball is to assist the organization in its public education and outreach efforts to encourage organ and tissue donation and to provide support to donor families. A new date has not been set.
Rotarians will meet at Kamalii school
In lieu of the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise, members of the club will meet at Kamalii Elementary School from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday to participate in the Keiki Dental Project with 1st-graders.
Visiting Rotarians and guests are invited to assist. To participate, call Project Director Patty Hemmen at 280-8372. The regular meeting of the club will resume at the Five Palms Restaurant in Kihei on Feb. 5.
Church to hold rummage sale
Christ the King Church will have a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 20 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului. The sale will benefit the 2014 Charity Walk.
Food items for sale will include kimchi, pickles, baked good and Filipino desserts. Potted plants and flowers also will be available.
For more information call Christine Souza at 442-2197 or Pricilla Duque at 268-0371.
Rotary club to get update on grant
Donald Ross will give an update on the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea's Cambodia Global Grant at the club's noon meeting Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
The cost for lunch is $15. The public is welcome to attend.
Aquaponics for home and enterprise
The University of Hawaii Maui College will offer in-depth training on how to build and maintain a small-scale aquaponics system. The basics of water quality, system components, fish and plant species choices and the various types of systems will be covered.
The training will run on four Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to noon: Saturday to Feb. 22.
Instructor Bob Howerton is an aquaculture specialist with expertise in integrated agriculture-aquaculture systems, aquaponics and aquascience at the University of Hawaii.
To register, call Edventure at 984-3231, or register online at edventuremaui.com (click on career trainings).
Tuition assistance is available for most sole proprietors, businesses, employees and unemployed workers. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinese New Year event in Lahaina
Lahaina Cannery Mall will kick off Chinese New Year with a display of martial arts mastery, firecrackers and the traditional "feeding of the lions" from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 8.
This free cultural experience, led by Au's Shaolin Arts Society, will usher in the Year of the Horse for West Maui residents. The event is to be preceded by a hula performance from Halau Hula O Keola Aliiokekai at 1 p.m.
For more information, call 661-5304, visit www.lahainacannery.com or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter or Facebook.