Moonlight Mele Series continues
The Maui Historical Society continues its Moonlight Mele Series, featuring Grammy Award-winning artist George Kahumoku and Friends, on Saturday on the grounds of the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku on Saturday.
The gates open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
There will be private tours of the museum and a special exhibition by the Maui Historical Society. Local vendors will sell island wares. There will be a beer garden offering a variety of beers and wine and a refreshment concession stand.
General admission is $30. Member admission is $20. Children 12 and younger will be admitted for free. Tickets are available at the Bailey House Museum. Tickets are also available online at brownpapertickets.com.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 244-3325.
Relationship counselor to speak
H. Lee Shapiro, a relationship counselor for 35 years, will speak to the Wailuku Rotary Club at 7 a.m. Thursday at Vineyard Food Co. in Wailuku.
He runs seminars titled "The Art of Melting Conflict."
The public is welcome.
Vineyard Food Co. is located at 1951 E. Vineyard St.
Illness the focus of Thursday talk
Sharon Klaschka, Guillain-Barre Syndrome chapter liaison for Maui County, will speak at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului.
Klaschka will speak about her experience being afflicted with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and how she had to learn to walk again. Mayor Alan Arakawa has declared May to Guillain-Barre Syndrome month.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Salad luncheon set for Saturday
An assortment of salads will be available at the annual United Methodist Women's Salad Luncheon at Ala Lani United Methodist Church at noon Saturday.
The luncheon will be in the church's Founder's Hall, 50 S. Papa Ave.
Tickets, available at the door, are $7 per person.
Diners may either enjoy a sit-down luncheon with entertainment by singer Nadine Guest or take out their salads.
Members of the women's group prepare and serve their specialty salads for the traditional spring-time luncheon they have hosted for years. Funds raised at the event are used for the United Methodist Women's worldwide mission work to benefit women and children.
Free acting classes to be offered
Act Now! acting coach Robert Angelo will be offering two, free two-hour introductory acting classes Saturday.
The class for adults is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kalama Heights Retirement Community, 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.
The class for children and teens is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 200 Waimaluhia Lane in Wailuku.
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School's dedication ceremony Friday
Pu'u Kukui Elementary School will hold its dedication ceremony and "Ho'ike'ike 'Ohana," at 9 a.m. Friday at the school.
The program theme is leadership and gratitude.
Parking will be available at the Maui Tropical Plantation for guests, with shuttle service to and from the school beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the final shuttle departing the school at 12:30 p.m.
Biology professor to speak at two events
University of California Berkeley professor of integrative biology Tyrone Hayes will kick off his speaking tour in Hawaii at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Baldwin High School Auditorium, according to an announcement from Hawai'i SEED.
Hayes has presented hundreds of papers, talks and seminars on the role of environmental chemical contaminants in global amphibian declines and in the health disparities that occur in minority and low-income populations, according to the announcement.
Hayes also will speak at 6 p.m. Friday at the Molokai Community Health Center in Kaunakakai.
Ukulele band plans fundraiser
Kalama Intermediate School Ukulele Band is gearing up for its annual Sam's UpCountry Jam and Barbecue from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The event will include music, an ukulele workshop by Mele Fong, food, a silent auction and local vendors. The event helps the Kalama ukulele band and student government programs, according to an announcement. Admission is free.
Entertainment will include Ron Hatten and Damon Parillo, Brooks Maguire, Sheldon Brown, Kevin Brown, Andrew Molina, The Hawaiian Serenaders, Toni Dizon, Benny Uyetake and the Kalama ukulele band.
Nonperishable food donations for the Maui Food Bank will be accepted at the event.
For more information, call 573-8735.
Writing coach to speak at meeting
A writing coach will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting, beginning at 7:30 a.m. today at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Jasmyne-Joan Boswell will share tips on how make writing more engaging and understanding for the reader and how to get works published. The title of her talk is "How to Write that Book You've Been Putting Off."
She is a writing teacher and coach who has helped clients publish their books.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited.
For more information, contact club President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or go to www.kiheirotary.org.
Volunteer workshop to be held May 23
A "Volunteer Management 101" workshop and panel discussion will be held from 10 a.m. to noon May 23 in Maui Economic Opportunity's Classroom 2 in Wailuku.
Joan Naguwa and Paul Belanger of the Network of Volunteer Leaders will lead the workshop.
The workshop will offer participants the chance to network with other volunteers and learn tactics to run volunteer programs.
Naguwa is executive director of the nonprofit Help Understanding & Group Support. Belanger, director of the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, has more than 40 years of experience in municipal, nonprofit and volunteer programs in Maine and Hawaii.
People can register for the free workshop by sending email to Wendy Stebbins at firstname.lastname@example.org with the participant's name, agency and phone number. The deadline to register is Monday. For more information, contact Stebbins by email or call 270-7150.
The Maui County Volunteer Center and MEO are hosting the workshop.
Flower growers' group to meet
Guest speakers will discuss invasive ant control and green solutions to pests, flower plant diseases and propagating protea plants in containers for landscaping at a Maui Flower Growers' Association program from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The program will be in the Community Services building, Room 205 on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
The speakers are Janice Uchida, who has worked with fungal pathogens for more than 25 years; Arnold Hara, who has researched the development of postharvest heat treatments to control quarantine pests; and John J. Cho, a retired professor of plant pathology at the University of Hawaii.
Soup, malassada sale Saturday
The Portuguese Association of Maui will have its second scholarship fundraiser of the year from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hoaloha Park in Kahului.
The association will sell its signature Portuguese bean soup at $10 a quart and seven fresh, hot malassadas for $5.
Reservations for soup and malassadas are being taken at 877-0123.
All proceeds will benefit the association's college scholarship program.
Agriculture event slated for Sunday
Go Maui and the Maui County Farm Bureau will present KOKUA AG, "Growing Our Future Together," a family-friendly event promoting Maui agriculture, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Baldwin High School Gym.
The event will feature local food, entertainment, games and educational displays about Maui's farmers and ranchers.
Organized by community volunteers as a benefit for the Maui County Farm Bureau, KOKUA AG dovetails the farm bureau's mission to educate and connect Maui's agriculture community with the general public.
"Maui's agricultural roots are so deeply entwined with our community, from our family connections to agriculture, to our daily connections to the foods we eat and enjoy every single day," said Alice Lee, event chairwoman and president of Go Maui.
Mary and Manuel Tunta will serve as emcees. Admission is $5 suggested donation for each person; children up to 12 years old will be admitted for free.
For tickets, contact Lee at 244-2119.
For more information, visit www.kokuaag.com.