Massage therapists lend their hands
Massage therapists will lend their hands to Lahaina military service veterans and seniors in celebrating EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week, from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St.
The event is sponsored by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, the nation's largest massage membership association, and the Maui Academy of Healing Arts, a massage therapy school based in Kihei, according to a news release.
The volunteer massage therapists professionals join ABMP volunteers nationwide in an educational public service designed to promote the many benefits of massage therapy.
The Maui Academy of Healing Arts has been organizing senior clinics since 1988. For more information, visit massageschoolmaui.com.
Flatbread sales to benefit Hale Makua
The Flatbread Co. in Paia will donate a portion of its flatbread sales to Hale Makua Health Services during dinner service Tuesday.
Hale Makua Health Services will have an information table at the event and will be giving away door prizes all evening.
The Flatbread Co. is at 89 Hana Highway.
Rotary club sets pau hana event
The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host a pau hana sunset beach get-together on the lawn at Keawakapu Beach (adjacent to The Five Palms Restaurant in Kihei) from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, in lieu of the regular Wednesday breakfast meeting. All interested business professionals and their families are invited to attend.
"This is a great opportunity to network and get to know Rotary members in an informal and relaxed setting. We look forward to meeting new business leaders and their families and sharing networking opportunities," said Joanne Doell, club president.
Those attending are asked to bring a pupu to share and their own beach chair and beverages.
For more information call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Rotary Club of Wailuku to meet
Michelle "Shelly" Blackburn, acting chief executive officer of Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, will speak about the centers' current status, projects and programs during a 6:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Wailuku on Thursday at Vineyard Food Co., 1951 E. Vineyard St.
The program and breakfast cost $15. The public is invited to attend.
Author will sign new picture book
Author Stacy Nyikos will be at the Maui Ocean Center for the launch of her newest picture book, "Toby," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday. She will sign copies and meet with patrons.
The story of a sea turtle's adventures from egg to the ocean was inspired by the author's interaction with rescued turtles.
"I couldn't get enough of them," said Nyikos. "They are so brave and curious and silly and pouty and rascally and a million other things. I had so much fun meeting and writing about them."
This is Nyikos' fifth underwater adventure book. "Toby" is illustrated by Shawn Sisneros. The 32-page hardcover book retails for $15.95.
Interns visit Haleakala Ranch
Twelve Maui High School students selected for the Pohai Maile Internship Program at Haleakala National Park spent June 18 learning how to battle invasive species as part of a comprehensive land management program.
Scott Meidell, vice president and general manager for Haleakala Ranch Co., guided the students and their adult chaperon on a hike through its lands below the national park.
Students learned about the ranch's comprehensive approach to invasive species management that includes chemical, mechanical and grazing strategies to manage harmful weeds like gorse and fireweed. They also heard about the cooperative relationship between the national park and the ranch to curb damage to native ecosystems caused be feral pigs, goats and deer by fencing and other management strategies.
Pohai Maile is a three-week internship program for high school students to learn about the National Park System, its efforts to protect natural and historical resources, and potential careers.
For more information, see www.haleakalaranch.com.
Scholarship program topic at meeting
The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea Scholarship Education Program will be the topic of discussion at the 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. meeting of the club on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue. The cost for the meeting is $16, which includes lunch. The public is welcome to attend.
Author to read books at library
As part of the Summer Reading Program at the Lahaina Public Library, author Nansy Phleger will be reading children's books she wrote and illustrated while living in Tasmania, Australia.
At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Phleger will read "Sheila the Curious Sheep Saves the Day." Attendees will see and hear what happens when Sheila grows up and a terrible event threatens all her animal friends.
At 10:30 a.m. July 26, Phleger will read "Li Chou & the Dragon's Promise." Li Chou is a little boy who lives with his mother and grandfather in a village facing hardship due to heavy snows and threats of a monster living in the forest where they gather firewood. Li Chou faces the forest's dangers, confronts and makes friends with the monster, and with his help finds a solution to save the village from starvation.
Girl Scouts donate to Hale Makua
Girl Scout Daisies Troop 770 presented Hale Makua Kahului resident Vilma Sanchez, a former Girl Scout, with a donation of $200 for Hale Makua Health Services on June 17. The troop, consisting of members Mikaela Benavides, Natasha Esclito, Johnneece Mahie Miyagawa, Moniz-Kekumu, Pohai Roback, Adison-Rae Sako and Manaia Ulu, decided to give a portion of the funds raised from their Girl Scout cookie sales.
"We are honored to have been selected by Girl Scout Troop 770 as the recipient of their hard work and efforts," said Joyce Tamori, Hale Makua Health Services chief financial officer.