Celebration will honor Prince Kuhio
There will be a celebration in honor of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalananiana'ole from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Paukukalo Park.
The free events will include entertainment by Grammy Award winner Richard Hoopi'i, HOMESTEAD Band, Na Wai Eha & Kumu Luana Kawaa and Pua Eilima. Food items will include Hawaiian plate, chicken katsu, lau lau, barbecued chicken, steak plate, shrimp plate, chow fun, fried fish, hamburger, kalbi, Sandy candy, RoseAnn's banana splits and more.
Craft booths will feature Maui-made items.
Call 244-3288 for details and information about a talent contest.
There will also be health screenings and information booths.
This is a drug- and alcohol-free event.
'Celebration of Quilts' at museum
The Bailey House Museum Gardens in Wailuku will be a rainbow of color from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for the fifth annual "Celebration of Quilts" show and exhibit.
Quilters from across Maui will hang their quilts throughout the gardens and demonstrate quilting methods for visitors.
Antique quilts from the Maui Historical Society and private collections will be exhibited in the Bailey House Museum.
The featured quilting artist of the day will be Alyson Danford. There will also be a quilt and other special items in a silent auction.
Admission to the show includes admission to the museum and is $10 for general admission and $8 for Maui Historical Society members. Children 12 and younger will be admitted for free.
'Practicing Aloha' topic of presentation
The Rev. Cindy Paulos 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. She will speak about "Practicing Aloha."
Paulos is a disc jockey, writer, speaker, metaphysical minister, artist, composer, lyricist, videographer and author, according to an announcement. She has hosted "Talk Story" on KAOI for 21 years. She also has a travel show based on her new book, "The Travel Angel Handbook: A Guide to Reduce the Stress of Air Travel," which airs at 2 p.m. Mondays on KAOI 1110 AM and 96.7 FM.
The public is invited. The cost is $20 per person for the luncheon and meeting. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car wash to benefit high school PTSA
The Maui High School
PTSA is having a car wash fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Zippy's in Kahului.
Due to a rainout March 1, all pre-sold tickets will be honored.
Money raised will be used to support Maui High Project Graduation 2014.
Tournament benefits Hope Lodge Hawai'i
The Wailuku Juniors Tennis Club and the County of Maui sponsored the first annual B. Martin Luna Memorial Tennis Tournament at Wells Park in February and raised over $13,000 to benefit Hope Lodge Hawai'i.
A check presentation was held in Mayor Alan Arakawa's office with the Luna family attending and Anna Mayeda, senior representative for the American Cancer Society on Maui, accepting the check.
The American Cancer Society's T. C. Ching Hope Lodge is a home away from home for cancer patients and their caregiver to stay for free during cancer treatments on Oahu.
For more information on Hope Lodge Hawai'i, call the American Cancer Society at 244-5554 or visit www.hopelodgehawaii.org.
Airport update subject of talk
Staci Kaotuiki, Kahului Airport control tower chief, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Carey & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
Kaotuiki will be giving an update of activities and traffic at the airport.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Dental program orientation set
The University of Hawaii Maui College's Dental Assisting Program will hold a general orientation meeting for prospective students at 4 p.m. Thursday at Maui Oral Health Center in Wailuku.
This is an accredited two-semester program that provides students with the skills needed to work in the dental profession. Students are taught in the classroom while receiving hands-on clinical training at the Maui Oral Health Center and at private-practice dental offices on Maui.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call 984-3250.
Program information may be found at www.maui.hawaii.edu/dental.
Panel to discuss bullying, violence
A panel of specialists will cover today's bullying and violence epidemic and cyber-bullying on social media from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Baldwin High School auditorium.
Attendees will come away with a better understanding of the issues and tools for handling this problem, according to a news release.
Schoolteachers, administrators, parents and members of the public are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Substance abuse subject of forum
Maui Youth & Family Services and the Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii are hosting a Community Substance Abuse Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday in the Cameron Center auditorium in Wailuku.
No RSVP is necessary to attend this free event.
For more information, contact Francis Duberstein at email@example.com or call 579-8414, ext. 8102
The Cameron Center is at 95 Mahalani St.
Disaster training classes to begin
The American Red Cross is recruiting disaster services volunteers on Maui for free training in April.
Candidates must resister for, and attend, the entire class series, according to a news release.
The following classes will take place at the ILWU Local 142 Wailuku Union Hall, 896 Lower Main St., Wailuku:
* Disaster Services: An Overview will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 10.
* Shelter Fundamentals will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 11.
* Disaster Assessment Basics will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 12.
* Disaster Action Team: An Orientation will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on April 12.
To become a volunteer, the first step is to register online at www.redcross.org/hawaii.
For assistance, call the Maui office at 244-0051.
'Gold Rush in Space' title of talk
"Gold Rush in Space" is the title of a free presentation at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani.
Presenter Mark Willman will talk about how business ventures are targeting space beyond Earth's orbit. Two companies formed last year to mine asteroids for minerals, according to an announcement about the lecture. The future of these ventures depends on how much valuable ore is accessible.
The center is at 34 Ohia Ku St. For more information, call 573-9500
Businesses support Blue 'Aina Program
Honua Kai Resort & Spa and Duke's Beach House sponsored Trilogy's Blue 'Aina Sail on March 9, giving $1,000 apiece to benefit the Monk Seal Foundation.
Trilogy's Blue 'Aina Program focuses on supporting local nonprofits while cleaning the island's reefs and shorelines, raising awareness and educating community members about environmental initiatives. Visitors, volunteers and staff joined in a snorkel sail, leaving from Lahaina Harbor and cleaning the reef area in Olowalu.
Trilogy hosts a Blue 'Aina cleanup on the first and third Sunday of every month. For more information on Trilogy's Blue 'Aina Program, visit blog.sailtrilogy.com/blueainaprogram/.
Eatery launches fundraiser challenge
Panda Express is launching the 2014 Back-to-School Fundraiser Challenge, giving nonprofit organizations in Hawaii the opportunity to raise money.
Through Dec. 31, organizations including schools, youth groups, teams, church groups, sororities, fraternities and afterschool programs in Hawaii can sign up to host fundraisers at Panda Express. On the date of each fundraiser, Panda will donate 20 percent of a guest's purchase to their favorite organization when they present a fundraising flier at the register. In addition, the organization that raises the most money by the end of the challenge will win an additional $1,000 prize.
Organizations may hold an unlimited number of fundraisers as long as each qualifying event takes place by Dec. 31 and is preregistered at pandaexpress.com. The winning organization will be announced in January and presented with a check at a special red-carpet event.
Vendors sought for Upcountry fair
The 32nd annual Maui Upcountry 4-H Livestock Ag Fair is set for June 7 and 8 at the Oskie Rice Rodeo Grounds in Makawao. Vendors are being sought for the Made in Hawaii Agricultural Tent and the Keiki Game Booth tents.
For more information on how to be a vendor, volunteer or fair sponsor, call 281-5111 or 281-2458, or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students pledge to complete degrees
Over 100 students signed a pledge to complete their degree or certificate during an event hosted by the University of Hawaii Maui College's Phi Theta Kappa honor society outside the campus Pa'ina Building on March 19.
The drive was part of the national Phi Theta Kappa's "Commit to Complete" initiative as well as the UH community colleges' "Agree to Degree."
The national "Commit to Complete" campaign states that in less than five years, 65 percent of all new jobs will require a postsecondary credential. And according to the Census Bureau, over an adult's working life, high school graduates earn an average of $1.2 million; associate degree holders earn about $1.6 million, earning them $400,000 more than someone with just a high school diploma.
"Because degree completion is shown to drastically improve people's lives, it is a high priority within the UHCC system and nationwide," said Phi Theta Kappa Faculty adviser Emma White.
Yacht race seeks greeters, sponsors
Greetings teams are being established and sponsorship opportunities are available for the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race in July. The Lahaina Yacht Club, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, the yacht race teams, and their visiting families and friends are offering local residents a chance to be involved with the race.
To learn more about hosting a greeter team, email email@example.com. For full information, or to sign up for a sponsor information presentation, call Patti Link at 214-2868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.