Scam awareness topic of presentation
The South Maui Chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the Upper Level Activities Room at Kalama Heights, 101 Kanani Road, Kihei.
Guests from the Senior Medicare Patrol will present a short series of skits illustrating the dangers of scams. There will be a short question-and-answer period following the skits.
For more information, call Marv Paularena at 264-0300.
Italian American Club of Maui plans picnic
The Italian American Club of Maui will host its 20th annual potluck picnic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Villa Vitale, 45 Welina Place, Makawao (in the Kula 200 neighborhood).
Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to share that serves five or more people. There will be a competitive meatball cook-off, a dessert cook-off and a bocce ball contest with prizes.
The club will provide soda, water, tea and juice. Guests are invited to bring their own beer or wine.
There is a large swimming pool; towels and swimsuits are necessary.
The IACM is a Italian heritage club, but people from any culture are invited to join or attend meetings. The picnic event is a family affair with children, grandchildren and friends, and potential members are welcome.
For more information, call 280-8008. To learn more about the club, visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.
Rummage sale in Kula on Saturday
Kula Shofukuji Mission will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 113 Puanani Place, 100 yards after Crater Road on Kekaulike Highway.
Umbrellas will be set up at the entrance. Rummage items will include clothing and dishes.
Show teasers set for 'Bugsy Malone Jr.'
With its 2014 summer musical, "Bugsy Malone Jr." underway, Theatre Theatre Maui's Westside Summer Youth Theatre Camp will perform show teasers at 7 p.m. Friday in Campbell Park during Lahaina Second Friday festivities, at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Cannery Mall, and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in the Lahaina Gateway shopping center.
The campers will perform a selection of songs from "Bugsy Malone Jr.," led by Kristi Scott and her creative team of Vania Jerome, Derek Nakagawa and Heidi Turner.
Theatre Theatre Maui is also participating in a book fair with Barnes & Noble through Saturday. Purchases made using ID number 11396389 will help support Theatre Theatre Maui.
This book fair event is to support Theatre Theatre Maui and its mission to provide low-cost and no-cost performance-based theater arts training and experience for the youth of West Maui, according to an announcement.
For more information, call Angie Thompson at 661-1168 or 214-7443.
Food innovation courses offered online
The food industry workforce development and training series offered by the University of Hawaii Maui College's Office of Continuing Education, Food Industry Fundamentals, is being offered in an online, on-demand format to accommodate more participants.
Online registration discounts are available. Visit edventuremaui.com/maui-food-innovation-center to register and for specific details on course offerings. People may also call EdVenture at 984-3231 to register. Each course is $39.
Certificates of participation will be provided upon completion of each course.
UH-MC students receive scholarships
The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association awarded $6,000 in scholarships to six University of Hawaii Maui College students from proceeds of the annual Excellence in Education Golf Tournament held in August. The students each received a $1,000 scholarship. Students were recognized as outstanding achievers by their department coordinators.
Recipients from the UH-Maui College Business and Hospitality Department are Jason Amby, Rhea Salvador and Shermila Sioson.
Recipients from the UH-Maui College Culinary Academy are Melissa Haake, Josefina Sanchez and Koa Taylor.
The six were honored at the Maui No Ka Oi Magazine's 'Aipono Restaurant Awards gala April 13 at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
McDonald's awards scholarships
McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii has awarded $2,500 scholarships to nine top student employees in support of their journey toward a college degree. The high school seniors were honored at a May 17 luncheon.
Maui students selected for this year's scholarship program are: Honey Angel Agcanas - McDonald's of Dairy Road; Jhaiza Sagario - McDonald's of Kahului; Jill Christine Blanca - McDonald's of Kaahumanu; and Norlyn Ranchez - McDonald's of Kahului.
Child center earns accreditation
Christ the King Child Development Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals, according to a news release.
To earn the accreditation, Christ the King Child Development Center went through a self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related accreditation criteria.
The NAEYC Accreditation system was created to set professional standards for early childhood education and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers and other early education programs, the release said.