'Chair-ish' recycled art contest underway
Makawao Union Church is hosting the second annual "Chair-ish Maui" recycled art contest with the goal of keeping usable items out of the landfill.
The contest is open to the public.
Larry Laird, assistant program director for Read Aloud America, poses with Christina Lam, 7, and Matteo Lam, 5, and the door prizes they won at a recent Read Aloud America story time at Whole Foods Market.
For a $15 entry fee, participants will receive an old metal folding chair to decorate. Chairs will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through March 30 at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave. in Paia.
Chairs must fold and unfold when completed. Finished pieces must be returned to the church April 6. Winners will be announced April 13. All finished chairs will be on display until April 20 at the church.
For more information, contact 579-9261, 572-6303 or email@example.com.
Kiwanis Club of Maui to meet on Thursday
The Kiwanis Club of Maui will host speaker Christine M. Georgedes, associate store team leader at Whole Foods Market in the Maui Mall, at its regular meeting at noon Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
The meeting is open to the public, and lunch is $12.
Georgedes will speak about the company's culture, how it began and how it has evolved.
For more information, call Cathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Orientation dinner for festival volunteers
A volunteer orientation and dinner will be held Monday for the upcoming 21st annual Haiku Ho'olaule'a & Flower Festival.
Parents, teachers, staff, alumni and community members are invited to learn about volunteer opportunities for the festival, which will be held April 12.
A $5 donation is suggested for the Indian dinner at 5:30 p.m. by Star Anise Catering. Dinner is first-come, first-served, with 150 dinners available.
An orientation with volunteer manager Keith Ranney begins at 6 p.m., followed by a sign-up session at 6:30 p.m.
Magician Brenton Keith will perform during dinner and the sign-up session.
Money raised by the festival goes to enrichment programs at Haiku School.
For more information, call 269-0525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Maui's Electricity Future' focus of meeting
"Maui's Electricity Future" will be the focus of a Kula Community Association meeting beginning at 7 p.m. today at the Kula Community Center.
The event will begin with Maui Electric Co.'s Mat McNeff giving an update on the status of installing solar photovoltaic systems on Maui homes and businesses, and the main agenda item will be a panel discussing the a proposed undersea interisland electricity cable.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.
The program will air live from 7 to 9 p.m. on Akaku: Maui Community Television, Channel 55.
For more information, call 283-4376.
Health screenings part of caregiver walk
Free blood glucose and blood pressure screenings will be offered by University of Hawai'i Maui College nursing students from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center during and after the Family Caregiver Walk.
There will also be free presentations on lung disease, home safety, depression, exercise and cancer prevention from 7 to 9 a.m.
Presentations on heart disease, cholesterol, nutrition and sleep will be given from 9 to 11 a.m.
Keiki Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present Keiki Story Time at Barnes and Noble in the Lahaina Gateway Center at 10 a.m. Saturday.
This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through the 2nd grade.
The story time will feature readings from February-themed children's picture books.
There will be healthy snacks provided by Barnes and Noble. At the conclusion of the read-aloud session, each child will receive a door prize from Read Aloud America and Barnes and Noble.
Every child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
UH-MC to host student caucus on Saturday
The University of Hawaii Maui College will host the University of Hawaii Student Caucus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the campus Resource Center in the Pilina Building.
Interim Vice Chancellor Catherine Bio will be the speaker and will welcome student government representatives from Hawaii Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, Kauai Community College, Leeward Community College, UH-Hilo, UH-Manoa, UH-West Oahu, Windward Community College and the UH-MC.
The role of the UH Student Caucus is to advocate on behalf of the students within the university system. It collaborates on the needs and interests of the students and voices those concerns to the Board of Regents, the administration and state Legislature.
Church will have rummage and bake sale
A rummage and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Grace Bible Church.
The church is at 635 Hina Ave. in Kahului.
Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods
Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors for Read Aloud America, will present a Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market in Kahului at 2 p.m. Sunday.
This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. It will feature readings from popular children's picture books. There will be healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods Market for the keiki.
At the conclusion of the read-aloud session each child will be able to select a new book from the Read Aloud America library to take home. There will also be drawings for door prizes at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Star clusters topic of lecture on Friday
"Journey to Ancient Star Clusters" is the title of a free lecture by Guy Jette at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani UH Institute of Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani. It is part of the ongoing Maikalani Community Lecture series.
The talk will provide a look at these densely packed star groups, in addition to where and when you can find them in the Hawaii night sky.
A news release says that Jette will lead attendees on a journey to the center of one of these clusters and contemplate if life is possible in these primordial stellar arenas.
The research center is at 34 Ohia Ku St. For more information, call 573-9500.