How to write a book subject of program
Maui author and writing coach Jasmyne Boswell will present a free program, "How to Write a Book," at Makawao Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Boswell is an author, writing coach and teacher with 30 years of experience, according to a news release.
Call the library at 573-8785 for more information or to request any special accommodation.
Group to perform Hawaiian classics
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will present the monthly free concert series, Picnic for Poki, at 11 a.m. Thursday on the lawn of Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Pamela Polland, founder of the group Keaolani, will sing a variety of Hawaiian classics.
The award-winning Polland will be joined by Damon Parrillo on slack key guitar and vocals and Joe Bommarito on bass.
Hula dancers will perform throughout the event.
Roselani Place will provide fresh baked cookies, coffee and water.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or mat and their lunch.
The church is at 103 S. High St.
Bonsai artist to give demonstration
The Valley Isle Bonsai Club will present a free demonstration titled Drastic Reduction of a Ficus Tree by bonsai artist Tim West at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kahului Jodo Mission, 325 Laau St., Kahului.
West will explain the essentials of reducing a ficus tree and give advice for developing a healthy bonsai.
Attendees are encouraged to bring any bonsai trees they may want advice on. Refreshments will be served during a meet-and-greet session.
Space is limited to the first 20 people. To RSVP, contact Mark Givensel at 357-4563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoarders hope topic of presentation
Gylian Solay, of Organize Your Life, will discuss the process and outcomes of working with hoarders in their environment, during the monthly meeting of the South Maui Chapter of AARP on Monday. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m in the activities room of Kalama Heights, 101 Kanani Road, Kihei.
For further information, call Adele Rugg at 879-9964.
Kidney support group will meet
Legacy of Life Hawaii - Organ Transplant members will be guest speakers at the support group meeting sponsored by National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii and Hawaii Organ Transplant Support Group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cameron Center conference room.
Contact Jessica Nakasone-Koki at 856-7578 or Jessica@kidneyhi.org by Tuesday to save a spot or to ask questions.
The Cameron Center is at 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.
Immunizations topic of lecture
Mental Health America of Hawaii will host a free Brown Bag Lecture from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.
The topic will be "Immunizations: Risks and Benefits" by Kenneth Kraska, a clinical researcher for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The lecture is open to the public.
Flower growers to host presentation
The Maui Flower Growers' Association will present an educational program from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the community services building, Room 5, on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
Guest speakers will discuss invasive ant control and green solutions to pests, flower plant diseases and propagating protea plants in containers for landscaping. The public is invited.
Invasive species on Maui topic of talk
Abe Vandenberg of the Maui Invasive Species Committee will speak at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
Vandenberg will give an update on little fire ants and his committee's activities.
Vandenberg has worked with Maui Invasive Species Committee for nine years on the coqui frog crew and as an outreach presenter. In 2013, he edited the MISC documentary "Invasion: Little Fire Ants in Hawai'i."
The cost for lunch is $16. The public is invited.
Scholarships for high school seniors
Ohana Futbol Association is offering two $500 scholarships to one boy and one girl who are high school seniors and have committed to a college.
Philosophy club to present symposium
"Is There Life After Seabury Hall?" is the topic of a symposium to be presented by the school's philosophy club from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the new A'ali'ikuhonua' Creative Arts Center on the school campus.
The presenters in this dialogue, covering the school's past four decades, will share the professional and personal journeys of former Seabury students and faculty.
The symposium panel will include Kyle Ellison, Chris Matelles, Jopsalind Akoi and Paul Wood. The student moderator will be Nicolas Colon.
The Socratic-style exchange of questions and answers is free and open to the public.
Italian American Club plans potluck
The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place, in Spreckelsville.
The potluck dinner theme will be Roman food, from the Lazio region of Italy. Attendees are asked to bring a dish that serves five or more.
Maria Rina Lee will be doing a presentation on "Italians in Hawaii." Lee frequently visits the Lazio region of Italy and will also show photos from her travels. Attendees are encouraged to share their Roman stories at the meeting.
For more information, call Diane Alba-Means at 280-8008.
To learn more about the club, visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.
Flores De Mayo program at church
Kealen Corpuz Coloma, Flores de Mayo 2014 Queen of the Saint Theresa Filipino Catholic Club, will crown the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday at the 5 p.m. Mass followed by a dinner and program on the garden stage at St. Theresa Church in Kihei.
Katrina Rabang, last year's queen, will crown Coloma, daughter of Willen and Alma Coloma.
The first runner-up, or Miss Faith, is Elene Jane Paz Rabino, daughter of Nema Genie and Elpidio Rabino Jr.
The second runner-up, or Miss Charity, is Kasey Napua Cababat, daughter of Ferdinand and Merly Cababat.
For more information, call Rey Golino at 205-2976.
Church to present bazaar on Saturday
A Kupaianaha Church bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The church is at 357 Waiale Road in Wailuku. Food, Neighbor Island goodies, silent auction items and craft booths are some of the attractions of the bazaar.
Program promotes stroke awareness
"An Evening of Music" program at the Lahaina United Methodist Church, beginning at 7 p.m. May 18, will recognize Stroke Awareness Month.
The public is invited, and donations will benefit the American Heart Association.
Harpist Kristine Snyder, Maui Celtic artist Hamish Burgess, and folk singer/songwriter Pastor Paul D. Tangonan will be featured performers.
Tangonan will share information about his own recovery process from stroke. Information on heart and stroke awareness will be presented by Kauwela Bisquera, regional director of the Maui County American Heart Association.
The church is at 988 Front St. in Lahaina. For more information, call Tangonan at 661-0420.