Black History Month event at library
Maui poet Ayin Adams and other Maui African-American authors will be on hand to help celebrate Black History Month at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library. The event will include African drumming and storytelling.
This free program is open to all ages. It is sponsored in part by the County of Maui, the Wailuku Public Library and the African Americans On Maui Association.
Other events to celebrate Black History Month include a Congolese Dance and Drum Workshop at Camp Keanae from Friday to Feb. 24. For more information or to register, visit congolesecamp.org.
There will also be African dance and drumming from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday on Maui Mall's center stage.
For more information these events, call 878-8434 or visit www.africanamericansonmaui.com.
Company safety subject of talk
SeaRay Beltran of Pacific Islands Risk Management Group International LLC will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of
Kahului's noon meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Beltran will discuss "five keys to a successful company safety program to help reduce an employer's workers' compensation premium."
Beltran has more than 26 years of progressive risk management, environmental, safety and health and security experience in the private and government sectors, according to a news release.
He is the CEO/owner of PIRM Group International LLC.
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.
Writing coach to speak at AARP meeting
The South Maui Chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the activities room of Kalama Heights, 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.
The guest speaker will be author and writing coach Jasmyne Boswell. She will present an talk titled "Your Life Is Your Legacy" and will engage the members on how to write their life story either for publication or as a gift for children and/or grandchildren.
For further information, contact South Maui Coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.
Author Guy Finley will appear in Haiku
"Letting Go" author Guy Finley will reveal "The Secret That Makes All Dark Thoughts and Feelings Disappear" at a presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Haiku Community Center.
The presentation will feature insights and practical techniques to reclaim one's right to live without self-limitation, according to a news release. A $5 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away.
According to Finley, "We're going to focus on ways to understand and banish those inner negative voices that hold us back from living the fearless life we know we should experience. We'll look at timeless principles that instantly transform unwanted conditions into meaningful life-changing lessons."
The release states that Finley is the author of more than 40 books and audio programs that have sold more than a million copies in 20 languages, including his international bestseller "The Secret of Letting Go." Finley, who blogs regularly on the Huffington Post, is the founding director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for self-study in Merlin, Ore.
For more information visit www.guyfinley.org or call the Life of Learning Foundation at (541) 476-1200.
Grief workshop to help healing process
Donna Hanschu and Shirley Enebrad will be co-facilitators for a free grief workshop from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wailuku Union Church. Refreshments will be provided.
The workshop is intended to help the healing process for anyone who has experienced a devastating loss, according to a news release.
The church is located at 327 S. High St. in Wailuku. For more information, call 281-9018 or 463-4940.
Italian American club will host potluck
The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place in Spreckelsville.
The potluck dinner theme will be Sicilian food. Attendees are asked to bring a dish that serves five or more.
For the program, club members and guests will be reviewing Maui's Italian restaurants.
Attendees are asked to bring a sample menu of their favorite Italian restaurant to discuss with the group.
For more information, call 280-8008 or 298-9726.
To learn more about the club, visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.
Maui author to speak at Rotary meeting
Maui author and historian Jill Engledow will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Engledow is an award-winning journalist and author who has lived on Maui since 1968. A former reporter and copy editor at The Maui News, Engledow is now a freelance writer living in Wailuku, with a special interest in Hawaiian history. Her books include "Island Life 101: A Newcomer's Guide to Hawaii," "The Maui Book of Lavender" and most recently, "Haleakala: Mighty Mountain of Maui." Her topic will be "New Adventures in Publishing."
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see www.kiheirotary.org.
Meeting to address KKHS junior prom
Parents and guardians of juniors who plan to attend the 2014 King Kekaulike High School Junior Prom have a choice of attending a mandatory meeting at 6 p.m. either Tuesday or Thursday in the school cafeteria.
Information about junior prom specifics will be provided, and the Department of Education's expectations will be discussed. Other topics to be discussed include responsibilities of juniors and appropriate prom dress code.
For more information, call the school at 573-8710.
MCA meeting and potluck dinner set
The Makawao Community Association will have a potluck dinner and meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at Pookela Church, 200 Olinda Road, Makawao.
Discussions will include the proposed development of land above St. Josephs Church and changes to the Makawao Veterans Cemetery.
Attendees are asked to bring a dish for the potluck.
Georgia O'Keeffe topic of presentation
"Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawai'i" is the title of a free talk that will be presented by Patricia Jennings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hui Noe'eau Visual Arts Center solarium in Makawao.
Jennings recently authored a book detailing her experience serving as a guide for O'Keeffe in 1939 when the artist visited Maui. Jennings will read stories from the book and be available to sign copies of it.
Space is limited for the presentation; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The talk is being hosted by Maui Open Studios and Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center.
For more information about the book or the event, email email@example.com.
The Hui No'eau Visial Arts Center is at 2841 Baldwin Ave.
Church announces whale watch cruise
Unity Church of Maui invites the public to a whale watch Saturday aboard the Ocean Intrigue out of Maalaea Harbor. The cost is $25 for adults, $12.50 for children 3 to 10 years old, and free for children 3 and younger. Snacks, soft drinks and smoothies will be for sale by Pacific Whale Foundation.
The group will meet at slip 66 for a 1:45 p.m. check-in.
Tickets are also on sale at the church entry desk today or in the church office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information call Unity Church of Maui at 242-9327.
The church is at 483 S. High St. in Wailuku.
County offers health workshops
The County of Maui will sponsor the "Better Choices, Better Health" workshop series on six Tuesdays at Kaunoa Senior Center, Feb. 18 through March 25.
The same series will be offered on six Thursdays in Lahaina at Kaiser Permanente, March 27 through May 1. All classes will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
"Better Choices, Better Health" is an evidence-based educational Health Aging Program designed to help people manage their chronic conditions as well as their overall health through achievable action plans for improving nutrition, exercise, relaxation, communication skills, medication management and more, according to a new release.
Participants will receive the book "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and a relaxation CD, "Time for Healing."
The cost is $10 for individuals age 60 and older, and for caregivers of any age. The cost is $35 for participants under 60. Scholarships are available.
For more information or to register for either workshop series, call Mary Kay Hofmann at 463-3166.
SPCA Maui plans low-cost cat clinics
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui will conduct high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinics for Maui's cats today, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. All cats are welcome, including pet, community and feral.
The surgeries will be performed by Maui veterinarian Dr. Susan Baillie.
All cats receive a tattoo for identification and may also get an ear tip helping to easily identify the cat as fixed.
Clients are asked to "donate" what they can; humane traps are available to borrow for free.
To reserve a space or obtain information, contact SPCA Maui at 280-0738, firstname.lastname@example.org or spcamaui.org.
Mayor to speak at Rotary meeting
Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Lahaina's noon luncheon meeting Thursday at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge in the Royal Lahaina Resort.
The public is invited at no charge, but lunch is available from the restaurant.
Call President Art Ortiz at 344-3010 for more information, or visit rotarycluboflahaina.org.
Kapa-making topic of presentation
Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond, an ethnobotanist specializing in Hawaiian fiber arts, will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting Wednesday of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea at Mulligans on the Blue.
Schattenburg-Raymond will speak about the history and the process of making kapa.
Schattenburg-Raymond teaches ma'awe, Hawaiian fiber arts, and Hawaiian ethnobotany at the University of Hawaii Maui College and is a research associate with the Bishop Museum.
She will provide an overview of Hawaiian kapa traditions, the technical skill and artistry of native Hawaiians, and the current kapa exhibit at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center: Mohala Hou Ke Kapa, or Kapa Blossoms Anew.
The cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome to attend.
Show focuses on whales, dolphins
"The Pacific Whale Foundation Radio Hour with Greg Kaufman," a new radio show offering the latest discoveries and news about humpback whales and dolphins, will air from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday through March 11 on KAOI 1110 AM and 96.7 FM, and online at kaoi1110.com.
The show coincides with the peak of whale-watch season on Maui.
The Katinas will perform in Kihei
Hope Chapel in Kihei will host a benefit concert with contemporary Christian artists The Katinas at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.
The group consists of five brothers originally from American Samoa.
The concert will benefit Camp Agape, a four-day event for the children of incarcerated parents. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at hopechapelmaui.com/katinas-concert or at the Kihei Christian Bookstore at Hope Chapel.