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Girl Scouts recruiting girls, adults volunteers

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Girl Scouts recruiting girls, adults volunteers

The Girl Scouts of Hawaii is kicking off recruitment season and encouraging girls and adult women and men to get involved.

“In Girl Scouting, every girl is welcomed with her unique interest, skills and personality,” said Chief Executive Officer Shari Chang. “There are also opportunities for adults — both women and men — to get involved with the Girl Scouts. Today, we have dads who are troop leaders and helping mentor girls to become strong young women. By getting involved with the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, both young girls as well as experienced adults work together to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”

Girls in kindergarten through high school will get to do things they love, as well as try out new experiences through customizable programming and activities. Their Girl Scout pathway will help in building self-esteem, friendships and leadership skills.

Adult men and women can also work with the Girl Scouts of Hawaii in a range of volunteer positions.

To become a member or to learn more about volunteering with the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, call 595-8400 or visit girlscouts-hawaii.org.

Hawaii Energy launches two free online tools

Hawaii Energy, the energy conservation and efficiency program, has launched two new interactive online tools to help Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui county residents and businesses to take charge of their energy usage and save money on electric bills. The two new personalized tools are Hawaii Energy’s Dare to Compare for residents and businesses and an online portal for Home Energy Reports for residents. Both are available at hawaiienergy.com.

Additionally, Hawaii Energy marks the start of an expanded distribution of paper reports mailed to approximately 110,000 residents, primarily on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui. The reports, which provide residents with personalized insights into their energy usage, empower households to track their energy consumption over time, compare their usage to homes with similar characteristics, and create energy-saving plans. The expansion increases the total recipients to more than 85 percent of homes across the three counties or about 242,500 homes.

Festival of Aloha scheduled Sunday

The fourth annual Festival of Aloha, presented by Mauna Kea Resort, is happening from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The event offers a full day of free family-friendly entertainment and activities, with Hawaiian music by multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners Kupaoa and Mark Yamanaka, Darren Benitez, Moke Kamealoha, Keaiwa and Paani Wale. Hula performances, craft and clothing vendors and food booths featuring Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel’s executive chef Peter Abarcar Jr.’s Hawaiian plates are also planned.

For more information, visit hapunabeachprincehotel.com/events.

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Kupuna Singles Club meets Tuesday

Kupuna Singles Club meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai in Keauhou. Call 640-7665 for more information and reservations.

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