Kukuna Kaiao fundraiser Saturday
Kukuna Kaiao, a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise and the University of Hawaii Maui College Institute of Hawaiian Music, will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Beach Bums Restaurant in the Maalaea Harbor Shops.
There will be an all-you-can eat barbecue buffet and musical entertainment provided by the UH-MC students.
Grammy award winner George Kahumoku Jr. will serve as host and emcee at the Kukuna Kaiao fundraiser to be held at Beach Bums Restaurant in Maalaea on Saturday. He also will serve as auctioneer for a Persian dinner for eight that will be prepared by club member Fely Livaudais.
The event will be emceed by Grammy Award-winner George Kahumouku Jr.
There will also be an array of items that will be on display and up for bids at a silent auction.
A live auction item will be offered by "Chef Fely" Livaudais - a five-course Persian dinner for eight.
The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will contribute a portion of the proceeds of this event to the UH-MC Institute of Hawaiian Music scholarship program.
The cost is $45.
For tickets, visit www.kiheirotary.org or call Ed Corbett at 264-3468.
Caregiver workshop offered on Lanai
A free caregiver workshop titled "Daily Challenges of a Caregiver" will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Lanai Senior Center.
Participants will be able to learn about the early, middle and late stages of caregiving, as well as better understand the emotions and unmet needs of caregivers and tips and techniques to survive caregiving.
A caregiver support group will follow the event.
The workshop is sponsored by Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging.
The workshop is open to the public. Reservations are not needed.
For more information, call Kathleen Couch at 871-5804.
Discounted farm tours offered Saturday
Maui Country Farm Tours is offering a discounted $49-per-person tour for three farms as a benefit for the Hawaii Agri-Tourism Association, according to an announcement.
The farms are Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm, Surfing Goat Dairy and Ocean Vodka. The tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in front of Whole Foods Market in Kahului. It will conclude at 2 p.m.
Space is limited. For more information, call 283-9131.
More information on the tour is available online at mauicountryfarmtours.com/2014/04/12/edible-hawaiian-islands-farm-day.
Doctor to discuss Parkinson's disease
Neurologist Dr. Melvin Yee, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Hawaii, will speak about managing Parkinson's disease at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Courtyard Marriott, near Kahului Airport. Admission is free, but seating reservations are recommended.
To reserve seating, call (866) 227-9788, ext. 1035890, and leave your first name only and how many people will be in your party.
Magician will speak at Monday meeting
Brenton Keith, a magician and owner of Brenton Keith & His Bag O' Tricks and Gameshow Fanatics, will be the guest speaker at Rotary Club of Kahului's meeting at noon Monday at Cafe O' Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Keith will discuss his magic and his portable game show company that he says is a formula for success in the areas of interactive, team-building entertainment.
Doors of the event will open at 11:45 a.m. It is open to the public. The cost for lunch is $20 or a $5 program fee.
For more information call President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.
Foundation to match donations
Through the end of June, donations to the nonprofit Book Trust Maui County will be matched, up to a total of $20,000, by the Makana Aloha Foundation.
Book Trust allows more than 5,700 children from low-income families to choose and own $7 worth of books from Scholastic Book Club fliers each month of the school year. The program is in all Maui County public schools.
"We hope this match will encourage others to join us in supporting the keiki on Maui through this amazing organization," said Jami Burks, president of the Makana Aloha Foundation.
While students receive books, teachers accrue bonus points that allow them to purchase additional classroom books, materials and resources under the Book Trust program.
More information is available at www.booktrust.org.
Event to focus on disaster preparedness
A presentation and community discussion on disaster preparedness will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library.
People are invited to share their stories, ideas and experiences to help prepare Maui for possible future disastrous events. Participants will learn how to make their homes and workplaces more resilient against future disasters.
The program is to be presented by Kati Corlew, a community and cultural psychologist and a researcher with the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii Manoa campus.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 243-5766.
Lupus to be focus of Rotary meeting
Lupus will be the topic of discussion at the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea meeting at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.
Speakers will be Rowan Mulligan and the Seabury Hall Interact Club. May is Lupus Awareness Month.
Lupus is a disease in which a body's immune system attacks healthy tissues and organs, a release said.
The cost, including lunch, is $16, and the event is open to the public.
Spring musical set for Tuesday
"The Old Testament Fast Forward" will be Emmanuel Lutheran School's annual spring musical this year, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater.
Children in kindergarten through 8th grade will present the musical comedy by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote. The show begins with the notion that the epic history of the Old Testament can be recounted in 10 minutes.
In a lighthearted manner, the students will retell the story of God's unending love for all people through Jesus Christ.
Admission is free.
Artists, landscapers sought for exhibit
The Maui Association of Landscape Professionals is looking for entrants for the fifth annual ARTSCAPES "Living Art Exhibition," to be featured at the 19th annual Maui Lawn and Garden Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at the Maui Mall.
Exhibitors will create their designs in one of the Maui Mall storefronts. Entries can include water features, moving parts or whatever the artists can conceive, as long as at least 50 percent of the materials are plants.
This year's theme is "Edible Landscapes" and the use of food plants is encouraged. Judges will award prize money for the top three entries, and the public will be invited to pick its favorite as well.
Keiki Story Time to be held May 25
Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present a May Keiki Story Time at 2 p.m. May 25 at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina.
The 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through the 2nd grade. It will feature readings from popular children's picture books. Healthy snacks will be provided by the store, according to a news release.
At the end of the program, each child will receive a door prize from Read Aloud America and be able to select a book from Barnes & Noble to take home.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.