Spring Bazaar at Lahaina Hongwanji
The Lahaina Hongwanji Mission will hold its annual Spring Bazaar from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on the church grounds at 551 Wainee St.
Craft items, rummage, plants, fresh cut flowers, and baked goods, sushi and other food items will be available for sale.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for bento lunches, chow fun, nishime and huli chicken. For tickets or more information, contact Noosh Nishihara at 870-6478.
Benefits of a plant-based diet topic of talk
The environmental benefits of a plant-based diet will be the the topic of a presentation by Home Le'amohala at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cameron Center, room 1, in Wailuku.
Admission to this Vegetarian Society of Hawaii event is free. Refreshments will be served.
Le'amohala partook of a five-year internship with a vegan community dedicated to promoting planetary integrity. Presently he is the president of the Optimum Living Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting personal and planetary vitality. He is also the curator of Onipa'a Sustainability Center, a project of OLA dedicated to sharing the facets and benefits of sustainably directed lifestyle options.
For more information, contact 280-6865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macy's matching donations for park
Maui shoppers at Macy's at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center in Kahului have the option at checkout to donate $1 or more to Haleakala National Park.
Macy's will match each donation dollar for dollar up to $250,000 through March 31.
The nonprofit National Recreation and Park Association has partnered with Macy's stores nationwide in its "Heart Your Park" campaign to support national, state and local park and recreation areas in each store's backyard.
"We are very thankful to have National Park Service partners and neighbors supporting some of our important programs" said park superintendent Natalie Gates. "Heart Your Park" donations will be used to support Haleakala National Park volunteer, endangered species and internship programs.
Concert to spotlight Punana Leo O Maui
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will present the monthly Picnic for Poki free concert at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku.
Punana Leo O Maui, a Hawaiian language immersion preschool, will showcase the musical talents of the teachers, children and parents, including Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing, Marvin Tevaga, Ka'ena Elaban and Dallas Domingo.
Many of the parents are professional musicians, according to an announcement. They will be preparing for the preschool's annual fundraiser, Ho'omau, which will take place from 9 a.m. to sunset March 29 at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
Attendees are invited to bring lunch and enjoy fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place.
Airport manager will speak at meeting
Marvin Moniz, Kahului Airport manager, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Carey & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
Moniz will give an update of activities and construction at the airport.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12.
For more information, call Kathy Anderson, 357-8877.
Volunteer trail stewards sought by park
Haleakala National Park is seeking fit and enthusiastic Maui residents to participate in the Kia'i Ala Hele trail stewards program beginning in June.
The program will educate backpackers and day-use visitors about the natural and cultural resources in the wilderness area of the crater. Volunteers will hike popular trails in the Summit District of Haleakala National Park and provide information to visitors.
Interested applicants must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and must commit to a minimum of eight hours (one day) per month.
Volunteers must be fit and able to hike at high altitudes in steep terrain. Foreign language skills are desirable but not required. Accepted applicants will be required to attend a two-day training in May that includes visitor education, emergency and radio protocol, and CPR/first aid.
The application deadline is April 30. To apply, go to www.nps.gov/hale/supportyourpark/volunteer-opportunities.htm, click on the "Trail Stewards" position and apply at the bottom of the page.
For more information, call 572-4487.
Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market
Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors for the Read Aloud America Program, will present a Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market in Kahului at 2 p.m. Sunday in the deli area.
This 30-minute program is geared for children ages pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
The story time 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 brand-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.
Vacation tutors to speak at meeting
Instructors and officers of Aloha Vacation Tutoring will speak at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina on Thursday in the Royal Ocean Terrace at the Royal Lahaina Resort.
The speakers are John Tapia-Grassi, Lauren Cowan-Tapia and Ian Cowan.
Aloha Vacation Tutoring offers instruction for as little as one hour a day.
For more information, call President Art Ortiz at 344-3010.
Author will appear at book signing
Author Carol Dexter will sign her book "Move It to Lose It" from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Binky's Gallery Maui Gifts & Crafts, 3600 Lower Honoapiilani Road in Honokowai.
The book details ways to lose weight with exercise and diet, according to a news release.
For more information, email Michelle Whitman at email@example.com or call (405) 458-5642.
Writing coach to speak at meeting
Writing coach Jasmyne Boswell will speak at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Maui on Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Her topic will be "What if the Problem is Not the Problem."
Boswell helps clients bring their life purpose into form through transformational coaching, according to an announcement. She coaches writers and assists them in the process of publishing their works.
The luncheon meeting is $20 per person. The public is invited. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Buddies clean up park
As part of its community service commitment to Maui County, Best Buddies students and teachers from Baldwin and Maui high schools pitched in March 8 to clean and wash down the Hui Aloa Playground at Keopuolani Regional Park in Wailuku.
Tara Sabado, the Maui County Parks and Recreation specialist for inclusion, was on hand to supervise the cleanup project.
Tickets available for sweet bread sale
Christ the King Church will have a sweet bread sale to raise funds for the Maui Visitor Industry Charity Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at 20 W. Wakea Ave., in the parish hall.
Sweet bread tickets ($6 a loaf) can be purchased by calling Priscilla Duque at 268-0371 or Christine Souza at 442-2197.