Lights-out event planned at resort
For the sixth consecutive year, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui will be participating in Earth Hour, a global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund.
At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Fairmont hotels and resorts around the planet will turn off their lights for one hour, drawing attention to the environmental issues of climate change.
This year, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui will be partnering with lululemon athletica Maui to host a special "lights out" yoga class, lit only by tiki torches on the resort's oceanfront Polo Lawn. A Hawaiian chant will mark the beginning of the class, which will be taught by lululemon athletica's Trish Bianco.
The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 7:30 p.m. and to bring their own mat.
Following the class, wine will be available for purchase and complimentary mini spa treatments will be offered.
Space is limited and can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Culture of Japan will be explored
The public is invited to attend a workshop titled "Manner, Etiquette and Culture in Japan" during the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui's quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Wailuku Hongwanji social hall.
The workshop will be led by Yaeko Yamamoto.
The cost for the workshop, which includes a bento lunch and water, is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For nonmembers wishing to join, the cost is $30, which includes the cost of the workshop, lunch and annual dues.
Reservation by Wednesday is required; call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253.
Kendama USA players to perform
Three Kendama USA professional team players will make a special appearance on Center Stage at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The 3 players, Jake Wiens, Dave Mateo and T. J. Kolesnik, will perform kendama tricks, sign autographs and pose for photos with players.
The players will also be at the Kaleidoscope store at the center from 6 to 7 p.m.
The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.
Computer skills classes offered
"Beginning Computer Skills" classes will be offered at Kahului Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the adult nonfiction reading area.
Al Bayless, an Internet computer class instructor at the Kaunoa Senior Center, will teach participants computer basics such as using a touchpad and mouse, identifying and using items on the desktop screen, connecting and searching for information on the Internet, creating and using an email account, and how to create a Word document.
Class size is limited to 15 participants, ages 12 and older. Preregistration is required.
Participants who have laptops are encouraged to bring them to the class, although this is not a requirement. A valid Hawaii State Public Library System card is required to connect to the library's wireless Internet.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Kahului Public Library is at 90 School St. For more information or to register for one of the two classes, call the library at 873-3097.
Drama classes set to begin at club
Theatre Theatre Maui is teaming up again this spring with the Boys & Girls Club of Maui, Lahaina Clubhouse, to provide drama/improvisation classes for youth who attend the club. Kristi Scott will teach the classes.
Scott will lead the classes from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. starting Monday at the Boys & Girls Club of Maui, Lahaina Clubhouse. The classes will run Mondays for eight weeks.
For further details about dates and to register keiki, call Boys & Girls Club of Maui, Lahaina Clubhouse, Unit Director Danae Marin at 667-9314.
Health care subject of presentation
Rowena "Nikki" Baysa, Maui program specialist for the Hawaii Health Connector, will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Baysa will discuss some of the basics of Hawaii Health Connector's Small Business Health Options Program, the health insurance marketplace and small-business tax credits.
She will also talk about low-cost and no-cost health insurance coverage for individuals, families and sole proprietors.
Small-business employers and self-employed individuals will learn how to offset the cost of employees' health insurance premiums, according to an announcement.
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.
Maui Preserved owner will speak
Anthony LaBua-Keiser, chef and owner of Maui Preserved, will be the featured speaker at the 6 p.m. meeting of the Italian American Social Club of Kihei on Tuesday at St. Theresa's Hall.
The evening will begin with a potluck supper. At 7 p.m., LaBua-Keiser will speak about his desire to bring local farm foods to Maui tables. He will be serving samples of his sauces and salsa. Everyone is invited to attend this free event.
Maui Preserved is a local company that uses island-grown foods in its products.
For further information, contact Donald Tedesco at 298-0970 or email@example.com.
Lives of monk seals part of video, talk
A video and talk about the endangered Hawaiian monk seal will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Maui Ocean Center's Open Ocean Exhibit.
The Sea Talk: "Through the Eyes of the Seal: The Secret Lives of Monk Seals" will be led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Monk Seal Research Program's lead scientist and research ecologist, Charles Littnan. He will present video footage of the world as seen by monk seals and discuss efforts to protect the animals.
Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Call 270-7088.
Aging well topic of presentation
Faith Gianan, memory care coordinator at Roselani Place Assisted Living, will be guest 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.
Gianan has managed the Alzheimer's unit at Roselani Place for the past five years. She'll discuss the myths of aging and suggestions on ways to keep active as we get older, according to an announcement. She will also discuss Alzheimer's disease briefly, and ways to prevent it.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see www.kiheirotary.org.
MCCC warden will speak at meeting
James Hirano, the warden at Maui Community Correctional Center, will speak at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
The cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome to attend.
Fundraiser for Rotary club projects
The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea will present "March Melodies," its main fundraiser for 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mulligans on the Blue. The evening will feature the slack key melodies of Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku Jr.
Tickets are $65 and include heavy pupu, live and silent auctions, and dancing.
Proceeds will assist the club with its charitable work in the community.
Tickets may be ordered at www.tinyurl.com/marchmelodies, or call President Stuart Karlan at 891-8457.