'Moonlight Mele' to benefit museum
"Moonlight Mele," a fundraiser for the Bailey House Museum, will feature slack key guitar master George Kahumoku Jr. and friends on the grounds of the museum Saturday.
The gates will open at 5 p.m. with food for purchase, and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.
Vendors will also be selling island wares.
Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for Maui Historical Society members and $15 for students age 12 through 18. Children age 12 and under will be admitted for free. All proceeds benefit the Maui Historical Society.
The admission price includes touring the museum. No outside food, coolers or pets will be permitted. Blankets or low beach chairs are optional because seating will be provided.
For more information, call the museum at 244-3326.
'Light and Spectra' title of presentation
The University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy will demonstrate how astronomers use the light given off by planets, stars and galaxies to understand their composition and temperature during a 45-minute presentation titled "Light and Spectra" at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Molokai Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 553-1765.
Fitness classes for seniors in West Maui
The Maui County Office on Aging will sponsor its awarding-winning "EnhanceFitness" classes at Kaunoa's West Maui Senior Center beginning Monday.
EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based fitness program designed to be safe and effective for seniors with a wide range of physical abilities, according to a news release. EnhanceFitness classes meet for one hour, three times a week and are ongoing. There is no charge for the program, but a voluntary monthly contribution is suggested.
The West Maui Senior Center classes will meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. To register, call the West Maui Senior Center at 661-9432. For more information, call Paula Keele at 870-5530.
Dental program will hold orientation
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 the Maui Oral Health Center in Wailuku.
The program 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 dental offices on Maui.
The application deadline for Fall 2014 admittance is May 1.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call 984-3250. Program and application information can be found at www.maui.hawaii.edu/dental.
Free car wash has community message
Maui Youth & Family Services will have a free car wash from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday as part of Alcohol Awareness Month in Maui County and the statewide "Be a Jerk" campaign.
The campaign is aimed at preventing underage drinking by reminding adults about the consequences of providing alcohol to minors and/or allowing alcohol to be a part of the underage community.
The car wash will be at the Boys & Girls Club of Maui Central Clubhouse at 100 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului, across from War Memorial Stadium.
Security guard training offered
A security guard training session, which is mandated by the state, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Iao United Church of Christ, Kanda Hall, 2371 West Vineyard St., in Wailuku.
The cost is $75 per person, plus tax. Cash, checks, credit and debit cards will be accepted.
Author will sign Maui history book
Local author Gail Ainsworth, who wrote "Maui Remembers, A Local History," will be available to sign copies of her book from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at 1152 Makawao Ave. during the Makawao Third Friday Town celebration.
All proceeds raised will benefit the Makawao History Museum. For more information, call Cheryl Ambrozic at 283-3732.
Justice system focus of presentation
Jim Crowe, a member of the Maui branch of the Community Alliance on Prisons, will speak on "Reinvestment in Hawaii's Justice System and in Hawaii's Prison Inmates" at the regular meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter on Monday at the Kula Community Center.
The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m, followed by the program at 9:30 a.m.
Crowe is also chairman of the Kula AARP Legislative Committee and volunteer advocate for the state AARP.
The meeting is open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring nonperishable donations for the Maui Food Bank.
For more information, call Diane Logsdon, 878-3448.
Annual yard sale at Wailuku mission
The Wailuku Hongwanji Mission's annual yard sale will will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday on the church grounds at 1828 Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
In addition to rummage items, food such as nishime, Spam musubi and pickled goods will be available while supplies last.
Maundy Thursday Service in Makena
The annual Maundy Thursday Service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Keawalai Congregational Church.
Na Leo Nahenahe, the adult choir, will be singing "Bread of the World" by Reginald Huber and Ron Klusmeier as well as Mozart's "Ave Verum" in Hawaiian.
Stephen Haines, director of the Music Ministry Program, will direct the choir. Members of the music team include organist Danny Brown and pianist Ellen Caringer.
Springtime Keiki Story Time at Savers
Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present a Springtime Keiki Story Time at Savers, 380 Dairy Road in Kahului, at noon on Saturday.
This 30-minute program is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade.
The story time will feature readings from Easter and spring-themed children's picture books. There will be healthy snacks provided by Savers for the keiki.
At the conclusion of the read-aloud session each child will be able to select a gently used book from the Savers library to take home. Every child will also receive a door prize from Read Aloud America. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Invasive species specialist to speak
Lissa Fox Strohecker, public relations and education specialist for the Maui Invasive Species Committee, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Carey & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
She will give an update on pests like the coqui frog, bunchy top banana virus and the little fire ant.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Volunteers sought for court system
Court Appointed Special Advocates Hawaii is seeking volunteers to assist the Family Court system by being advocates for abused and neglected children in need. Training will begin June 16.
Upon successful completion of training, volunteers will be certified by the State Judiciary to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children.
Volunteers typically handle one case at a time - and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
For more information, visit casahawaii.org, or call 808-244-2729.
Restaurants donate to robotics teams
McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii supported the Hawaii robotics teams at this year's For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology in Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition. McDonald's owner-operators presented a check March 29 during the competition's opening ceremony for $40,666, which will be divided among the 29 competing Hawaii robotics teams.
An additional $1,000 will be given to each of the five Hawaii schools (Waialua High School, McKinley High School, Kamehameha Schools, Maui High School and Kealakehe High School) moving on to the world championship in St. Louis, this month.
This year's competition featured a total of 39 teams - the 29 teams from Hawaii plus one from the Mainland and nine from international schools.
Ho'olaule'a seeks artists and crafters
Artists and crafters are being sought for the annual ho'olaule'a at the Kamehameha Schools Maui high school campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 3.
Vendors will be showcased in the Paki/Konia Vendor Courtyard or the grassy quad. All items offered for sale need to be of high quality and be screened by the vendor committee to ensure quality and to avoid direct competition with items sold by the school's parent group, according to an announcement.
Artists and crafters also are encouraged to donate an item ($25 minimum value) to the silent auction.
For a vendor application and more information, send email to Denise Texeira, Ho'olaule'a 2014 vendor chairwoman at email@example.com or call 870-1397.
Gift sales to benefit scholarship fund
The Boomvangers of Lahaina Yacht Club will host its semiannual scholarship fundraising gift show from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Lahaina Yacht Club.
Vendors will donate a portion of sales to the Boomvangers Keiki Fund. This free, 21-and-over event is open to the public.