Coral reefs topic of presentation
Leila Sievanen will present responses from surveys administered to 200 people focused on West Maui coral reef conditions, threats to the reef, and what should be done to address these issues from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the West Maui Senior Center in Lahaina.
Sievanen is an anthropologist based at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Introductory computer class for adults
Al Bayless, an Internet computer class instructor at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia, will conduct a free basic computer skills course for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Makawao Public Library.
Participants will learn how to use a touchpad and mouse; navigate the desktop; connect to the Internet; create an email account; and create a Microsoft Word document.
The focus of the class will be on PCs running Windows 7. Pre-registration is required; seating is limited. Call the library at 573-8785 to register.
Participants who own PC laptops are welcome to bring them to class. A library card is required to connect to the Internet.
Flatbread sales to aid charity effort
Seabury Hall Cooks for Ka Hale A Ke Ola will be the beneficiary of pizza sales from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at The Flatbread Co. in Paia.
The restaurant will donate $3.50 for each large pizza and $1.75 for each small pizza sold that evening. All proceeds go toward grocery purchases for meals cooked and served by Seabury student volunteers to the residents at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola shelter in Wailuku twice each month. The Flatbread Co. is at 89 Hana Highway.
Shave ice business will be at craft fair
Jessica Griffiths, owner of Maui Girlz Shave Ice, will take her business Upcountry to the Seabury Hall Craft Fair on Saturday. Her shave ice wagon will be at the middle school campus. One hundred percent of the gross proceeds will be donated to the school's student aid program.
Portuguese Festa set at cultural garden
The Maui Portuguese Cultural Club will be holding a Portuguese Festa (cultural festival) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kepaniwai Park Portuguese Heritage Garden in Iao Valley. The festa will begin with a Coronation of Mary Ceremony in remembrance of her appearance to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. Children and adults will then dance the chamarita, the cultural dance of Portugal.
Lunch, consisting of caldo verde soup, bread roll and Azorean iced tea, will be served for $8.
There will be a country store selling homemade jams and jellies, pickles, stone oven white and cinnamon bread, plants, fabric crafts and religious articles.
Proceeds will be used to beautify and maintain the Portuguese Heritage Garden in Iao Valley, continue club functions, and benefit the club's scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors on Maui who are of Portuguese ancestry.
Lunch tickets are on sale through MPCC club members or by calling 385-2410.
Kendama Jam returns to Lahaina mall
Lahaina Cannery Mall will hold a Kendama Jam event organized by Maui Toy Works from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 17.
The tournament is open to ages 4 and older as contestants compete in different age divisions in an elimination-style competition. The family-friendly event will feature more than $1,000 in prizes, according to a news release. Advanced registration is recommended.
Pre-registration will be at Maui Toy Works at Lahaina Cannery Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There is a $5 entry fee.
For more information call Maui Toy Works at 661-4766 or email email@example.com.
New meeting place for organization
The Red Hot Mamas of Maui, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Rita's restaurant on the second floor of Kalama Village,1945 S. Kihei Road in Kihei.
The chapter previously held its monthly meetings at Stella Blues Cafe, but that business has closed.
For further information about the Red Hot Mamas of Maui, call 879- 9964.
Healing love topic of talk on Saturday
Jill Grimes, a member of the Christian Science Board of Leadership, will speak on "Healing Love - Never out of reach" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Kahului, according to an announcement.
In her talk, Grimes will discuss the practical application of spiritual law and how it heals consistently and completely, the announcement says.
"God's love dissolves the glue of our consent that attaches us to guilt, disease or age," said Grimes, a resident of Tucson, Ariz. "The layers of a personal history begin to fall away and thought yields to the transformational power of spirit."
For more information, contact Susan Bradley at 875-0366 or (423) 503-7704.
SPCA Maui offers 'spring fix' today
Clinics to spay/neuter cats will be held today and May 17 at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui Wailuku clinic.
All cats are welcome, including pet, community and feral. Humane traps are available to lend free with return deposit. All procedures are performed by local licensed vets and are on a by-donation basis, according to an announcement. Cats will receive an identifying tattoo in the ear and optional ear tipping for positive identification.
To reserve a space, to volunteer or to sponsor a "fix," call the SPCA Maui at 280-0738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWII historian will speak at meeting
Historian Harry Smith will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea noon meeting Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
Smith will make a presentation on World War II history in the Pacific, with major events from Pearl Harbor to the capture of the Mariana Islands in the summer of 1944. He will also give a brief recap of the battle for Iwo Jima.
The cost is $16, including lunch. The public is welcome.
Guest speaker at Valley Isle Fellowship
Paul Weidig, a member of Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay and founder of that church's Ministry for Sexual Minorities, will give a talk on "Leading Gay People to Jesus" from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Valley Isle Fellowship.
According to an announcement, Weidig lived a monogamous, devoted life with his "husband," Ric, for 45 years until Ric died in 2011. Devastated by his partner's death, Weidig heard a sermon on the resurrection from Pastor Carl Moore at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay on Easter Sunday 2012.
"He became 'saved' immediately afterward, and felt that God placed on his heart a special mission to gay people," the announcement said.
For more information, contact the church at 244-0865. The church is at 473 S. High St. in Wailuku.
Maui 5K raises $14K for Maui schools
The third annual Maui 5K at Maalaea Triangle on April 6 drew a record 573 participants and raised more than $14,000 for Maui County schools, according to an announcement.
Elites and individuals competed in their own divisions with awards going to the top finishers. Everyone received a finisher's medal as they crossed the finish line. A video of the event and race results can be found at www.maui5k.org.
For the third year in a row, the school with the most participants was Maui Waena Intermediate School, which won some free admission tickets to the Maui Ocean Center.
For more information on future events or to become involved in next year's event, send an email to email@example.com.
Schools competing in recycling contest
Old phone books may be dropped off at any Aloha Recycling HI-5 Redemption Center during regular business hours until May 20 to be eligible for a recycling contest among nine Maui schools competing for cash prizes.
Participating schools are Emmanuel Lutheran, Haiku Elementary, Hana High & Elementary, Kula Elementary, Maui High, Montessori Hale O Keiki, Pomaikai Elementary, Pu'u Kukui Elementary and Pukalani Elementary.
People dropping off phone books should let the staff know which of the participating schools to credit for the donation.
Little League officials receive CPR training
Maui County Paramedics Association member Steve Rossi recently trained coaches and board members of the Kihei Little League in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and coordinated donation of an automatic external defibrillator. The MCPA is a local union representing the county's 80-plus paramedics and emergency medical technicians.
The AED is now available at the Kalama Park ball fields for cardiac emergencies.