Sale will benefit girl's medical costs
There will be a garage sale and a bake sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 1006 Ho'omau St., Wailuku to raise funds for the medical expenses of Taysia-Lee Alexander, a 3-year-old-girl diagnosed with severe sensoneural hearing loss in both ears, according to an announcement. She needs multiple surgeries as well as cochlear implants. After the implants, she will need a lot of rehabilitation, therapy and doctor appointments on Oahu.
Class designed for aging motorists
AARP will present a driver safety class from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the West Maui Senior Center.
This class is open to everyone although it is designed for drivers 50 years and older, according to an announcement.
The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one's driving ability and how to compensate.
The $14 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of class. AARP members receive $2 discount with proof of membership. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class.
To register, call West Maui Senior Center at 661-9432. The center is located at 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.
Celebration of Fathers at UH-MC
Maui Family Support Services Inc. will host its 8th annual Celebration of Fathers event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
Families are invited to enjoy live entertainment, including hula, taiko drumming, color dash obstacle course, bouncers and prize drawings throughout the day.
The Celebration of Fathers event is part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the importance of fathers in the lives of children, according to a news release.
The event is free to the public.
For more information, call Shannon Carrier at 242-0900 or visit the Maui Family Support Services website at www.mfss.org.
Caregiver workshop coming to Hana
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver workshop titled "Daily Challenges of a Caregiver" from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hale Hulu Mamo in Hana.
Kathleen Couch, Program Coordinator, will present on:
* Stages caregivers go through
* Stress and emotions caregivers experience
* Needs of caregivers
* Caregiver survival
* Life after caregiving
This workshop is open to the public; no reservations are needed. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals, and a light lunch will be provided for attendees.
For more information call 248-8833 or 871-5804.
HGEA retirees announce meeting
The HGEA retirees general membership meeting will be at 10 a.m. June 16 in the Tante's Restaurant conference room at the Maui Seaside Hotel. The guest speaker will be Mahie Trask, retirees administrator.
Italian recipes theme of potluck
The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kaunoa Senior Center.
The potluck dinner theme is "your favorite Italian recipe." Attendees are asked to bring a dish that serves five or more.
A $1,200 college scholarship was awarded to Maui High School graduating senior Wendy Pias by the Italian American Club of Maui last month. Pias and her parents will be at the potluck meeting.
Kaunoa Senior Center is located at 401 Alakapa Place in Spreckelsville.
The Italian American Club of Maui meets monthly and is open to everyone.
For more information, call 280-8008 or visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.
Master goldsmith to speak at meeting
Lambros Magiafas, a new master goldsmith on Maui, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting on Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
At the age of 12, Magiafas found his lifelong passion as a goldsmith, according to an announcement. As an apprentice, he was influenced by timeless designs of his native Greece. In addition to working with traditional materials, his artistic collections include asymmetrical and freeform designs. He will share his background and information about his craft.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Registration open for keiki program
Unity Children's Summer Program for youth 5 to 10 years old is open for registration. The program will be held during the following weeks at Unity Church of Maui, 483 S. High St., Wailuku: June 16-20, June 23- 27, July 7-11 and July 14-18.
Facilitated by Soul Space Maui with Rhonda Felix as the director, the program features The Living Curriculum that honors the inherent wholeness and wisdom within each child, according to a news release.
The program is built on Unity principles, and as Myrtle Fillmore, the co-founder of Unity stated, "Our goal is not to entertain children but to draw them out!"
The children will have art, music, movement, outdoor activities and Bible activities.
For more information, call Rhonda Felix at 205-8302.
Portuguese cultural club will meet
A Maui Portuguese Cultural Club general membership meeting will take place at 1 p.m. June 15 at the Kepaniwai Park Portuguese Heritage Garden house. Those interested in joining are welcomed to attend.