Safe boating topic of 2-day course
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer an introductory two-day About Boating Safely course from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the NOAA/Whale Sanctuary building at 726 S. Kihei Road in Kihei.
This is an introductory course that includes general information about choosing and maintaining a boat, operating a boat safely, navigation rules and aids to navigation, handling boating emergencies and more.
Attendance on both Friday and Saturday is required for Hawaii licensing.
The cost of the class is $40, payable the first night, by cash or check.
Friday's class is free with a current About Boating Safely card or enrollment in Saturday's ABS class.
Books are provided by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Boat insurance may be discounted with completion of this course.
The instructors are all trained by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and volunteer their time in order to promote safe boating, according to a news release.
To register for the class, visit mauiboatclass.com. For any questions, call Phylecia at 214-2118.
Presentation Monday about heart health
The Rotary Club of Kahului will hear from Jocelyn Moniz and Beth Mathias, representatives of the American Heart Association, at its noon meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Moniz and Mathias will talk about heart disease and the organization's 10-year celebration of its Go Red for Women movement.
Both presenters are Go Red for Women ambassadors whose mission is to educate and implement community programs focused on women and heart disease.
The cost for lunch is $20, or there is 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.
Whale watch for Mental Health Kokua
Mental Health Kokua will present its 22nd annual whale watch from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23.
Funds raised will be used in Maui County to assist people in recovery from mental illness.
The cruise will sail from Maalaea on Pacific Whale Foundation's vessel Ocean Odyssey. Check-in begins at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served onboard.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 years old and younger.
For more information, call 244-7405 or 281-1168.
Student science fair open to the public
The Maui District Science and Engineering Fair will be held Thursday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.
Students from eight Maui County schools will be participating in the fair with a total of 90 projects.
Twelve students will go on to compete at the state fair in Honolulu from March 31 to April 2.
The fair will be open to the public at 3 p.m. Awards will be presented at 4 p.m.
Hale Kau Kau topic of presentation
The assistant program director for Hale Kau Kau will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting on Wednesday.
Tina Ramirez will make the presentation at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
The mission of Hale Kau Kau is to serve a hot, nutritious evening meal unconditionally to anyone who comes to the kitchen at St. Theresa Church. Year round, the group delivers evening meals to the elderly, ill and disabled homebound clients in South Maui.
In collaboration with Keolahou Hawaiian Congregational Church, it distributes weekly food baskets and emergency food supplies to families in crisis.
Ramirez will explain operations of this organization and answer questions.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Film commissioner to speak at meeting
Tracy Bennett, the new film commissioner for Maui County, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea luncheon meeting Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
Bennett will speak about the state of the film business, what's happening on Maui and upcoming film projects.
Bennett is a 17-year veteran of the movie business as a photographer. He's worked on 45 major films.
The cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome.
Vintage photos and stories sought
Maui resident David Slocum is compiling a photographic history of Maui. He is seeking historic images and the stories that go with them to include in an upcoming book to be published by Arcadia Publishing. To share photographs and stories, contact Slocum at 872-9029 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.