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* Pacific Whale Foundation offers the following presentations. For information or reservations, call 249-8811, ext. 1.
** "Moonlight Tidepool Exploration" with Pacific Whale Foundation's education team will be at 6 p.m. Monday. Meet fascinating creatures that roam Hawaii's tidepools at night. For people ages 6 and over. Cost is $15 per adult and $7 per child.
** "Ultimate Whalewatch" with Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and marine biologists will be from 7:15 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April 8 at the Discovery Center. Learn about the ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. A researcher will help interpret the humpback whale behaviors that are viewed during the trip. Whale sightings are guaranteed. If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of the regular whalewatches. Cost is $79.95.
** "Whales Under the Stars" will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kalama Park in Kihei. The evening features an outdoor multimedia presentation with video, sounds and photos of whales around the world, accompanied by a presentation by whale research pioneer and author Greg Kaufman. Free. Reservations for seating are strongly recommended.
* Patch class. "Basic Series (513) Addressing Hawaii's Health Standards" will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Class will cover an overview of Hawaii state regulations pertaining to health standards for family child care homes. For information on current classes, call 249-0101.
* Health class. Kaiser Permanente - Maui Lani Clinic, 55 Maui Lani Parkway, in Wailuku is offering "Tai Chi for Balance and Fall Prevention" 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. Discover how Tai Chi can keep bones, muscles and joints healthy, thus improving flexibility and muscular strength which decreases the risk of falls. Free. To register, call 270-7308 (Kaunoa Senior Center).
* Maui County Business Resource Center. The following workshops will be held at Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall, Suite B-9 and are subject to change or cancellation. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted.
** "Maui Business Brainstormers" will meet noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Members share and learn subjects related to starting, running and growing their own business. To attend, RSVP at www.meetup.com/mauibusinessbrainstormers. Nonmembers need to first join the free membership of MBB.
** "Nikki Baysa of the Hawaii Health Connector" will be available Tuesdays (2-4 p.m.) and Thursdays (1-4 p.m.) during the months of February and March to enroll small business owners and sole proprietors into the program. Take advantage of the health insurance options available to you and find the plan that matches both your health and financial needs. For information, visit www.hawaiihealthconnector.com.
* EdVenture class. "Sustainable Agriculture: Basic Best Practices Certificate" with Gerry Ross will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Learn the fundamentals of composting and worm composting, soil building through cover cropping, crop rotation, soil conservation, and the principles of planting seeds, propagation, plant care and harvest of vegetables. Cost is $249. To register, call 984-3231.
* Gardening classes. Anne Gachuhi of the Home Gardening Support Network will be conducting the following gardening classes. To register, contact Anne Gachuhi at 446-2361 or email@example.com.
** "Success in Growing Mangoes, Papayas and Citrus" will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lumeria Maui, Makawao. This class will cover information on choosing the right variety of mangoes, papayas and citrus to plant, site selection, soil amendments, proper planting, fertilization, watering, the right way to prune, how to minimize pest and disease problems, and the right time to harvest. Cost is $15.
** "Plant Propagation Techniques" will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hope Chapel, Kihei. This class explores the two major types of propagation: using seeds and using vegetative plant parts. Participants will have an opportunity for hands-on activities using the vegetative propagation techniques such as grafting, budding, cuttings, division and layering. Bring 24-inch cuttings of citrus, avocados, figs or mangoes. Cost is $10.
* Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational workshops. The pre-event workshop with Greg LaRock will be Wednesday through Friday and is designed for the oil painter who wishes to take their paintings to the next level. The post-event workshop with Colin Page on Feb. 24 through 26 invites artists to learn the essentials of working outdoors. Space in each workshop is limited to 16 students. To attend one of the workshops, submit the appropriate form located on www.mauipleinairpainting.org. Once the form is received, you will be contacted by a MPAPI coordinator. Advanced reservations are required. Cost is $395.
* After-school art classes. After-school watercolor art classes with Barbara Steinberg will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through March 27. Draw and paint wild animals, including native animals of Hawaii. Call for supply list. Cost is $98. For more information, call 269-6845.