Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market
Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors for Read Aloud America Program, will present a Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market in Kahului at 2 p.m. Sunday in the deli area.
This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. The story time will feature readings from popular children's picture books.
Door prizes are on display at a recent Read Aloud America Story Time at Whole Foods Market. Every child who attends gets to select a door prize and a new book to take home.
There will be healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods Market for the keiki. At the conclusion of the read-aloud session, each child will be able to select a brand-new book from the Read Aloud America library to take home.
There will also be drawings for special door prizes at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Health professional to discuss depression
Santo J. Triolo will talk about mental health issues at the 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea today at Mulligans on the Blue.
The recent suicide of Robin Williams has triggered a renewed interest in mental health issues, according to an announcement of the meeting. Mental health problems affect nearly every family, the announcement states. Triolo will discuss types of depression and symptoms of depression.
Triolo is board certified in assessment psychology and a board-certified forensic examiner. He previously worked for the Hawaii Department of Health and now has a private practice in Kihei.
The cost for lunch is $16. The meeting is open to the public.
Cerebral Cafe to present 'Short Term 12'
Cerebral Cafe will screen "Short Term 12," with discussion to follow, in the Class Act Restaurant in the Paina Building at University of Hawaii Maui College from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The award-winning film was written, produced and directed by Maui native Destin Daniel Cretton. It is about adult caregivers and foster teens in their charge.
Class Act Restaurant serves a three-course luncheon for advance reservations with a cost of $20 for the meal (payable at the door). Email email@example.com by Sunday for reservations or call Leslie Granat at 891-8020 for more information. Seating is limited.
BHS class of 2004 plans reunion
The Baldwin High School Class of 2004 will hold its reunion from 9 p.m. to midnight Sept. 6 at Three's Bar and Grill in Kihei.
For payment information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit facebook.com/baldwin2004.
Island Air partners with Best Buddies
Island Air has announced its sponsorship of Best Buddies Hawaii, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Best Buddies Hawaii operates in 17 middle schools and high schools on Oahu and Maui. Through this partnership, Island Air will provide flights to BBHI.
"With this partnership, it is our hope to empower the volunteers and further the initiatives of Best Buddies Hawaii. We believe in the mission of this organization and are excited for this opportunity," said Island Air Chief Executive Officer Paul Casey.
"This partnership with Island Air will greatly enhance the efficiency of our programs by allowing BBHI staff and board members to travel between Maui and Oahu to grow our programs and fundraising events," said BBHI State Director Mike McCormick.
Sea turtles subject of presentation
Maui Ocean Center's complimentary Sea Talk Series continues from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 with a presentation on sea turtles by researcher and biologist Cheryl King. The presentation is titled "The Real TMNT (Tracking Maui's Nesting Turtles) Superheroes."
Renowned in Hawaii's marine science community, King has researched turtles for more than 17 years, and is in her 15th nesting season running Hawai'i Wildlife Fund's Hawksbill Recovery Project, which focuses on the conservation of Maui's nesting and foraging hawksbill population.
King's presentation will focus on Hawai'i Wildlife Fund's research and conservation efforts that have saved hundreds of turtles since 1996, according to an announcement. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite turtle shirt or outfit. There will be a special prize giveaway for the best "tracking Maui's nesting turtles" costume.
Sea Talks are held at Maui Ocean Center in the Open Ocean exhibit. Admission is complimentary with entry through the aquarium's front gate from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are recommended by calling 270-7088.