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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 5 issue

June 5, 2014
Lahaina News

Community meeting set to discuss West Maui Hospital

LAHAINA - Maui residents are invited to attend a community meeting to learn about the planned West Maui Hospital and Medical Center at Lahaina Civic Center on Monday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Open to the public, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss plans for the center and answer residents' questions. Light refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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On Saturday, May 31, around 100 people gathered at the site of the proposed Kahoma Village (the empty field adjacent to Lahaina Cannery Mall) to support saving the area from development and turning it into a community park. A hearing for the project is slated for Tuesday, June 24, at 9 a.m. at the Kalana Pakui Building at 250 S. High St. in Wailuku.


Obon dance set

LAHAINA - The first Obon dance of the season will be held at Lahaina Shingon Mission, 862 Luakini St., on Saturday, June 7. A service will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by dancing at 7:30 p.m.

The mission will hold a mini bazaar with sushi, baked goods, pickled mangoes and vegetables, nishime, trail mix and more. Food concessions will include chow fun, chili and rice, teriyaki meat plate, huli-huli chicken plate, laulau plate and Spam musubi. Shave ice with azuki beans and cold drinks will also be on sale.

Everyone is welcome; call 661-0466 for information.


Voyaging canoe launch subject of chamber event

WAIKAPU - On Tuesday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Maui Tropical Plantation, Kimokeo Kapahulehua, president of Hui o Wa'a Kaulua, and a panel of Maui voyagers will present to the Hawaiian community a final update on Maui's own voyaging canoe, Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani.

This dinner meeting of the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce is open to the public. Dinner is $25. Register by Friday, June 6, to Kai Pelayo at 874-2426 or


Theatre Theatre Maui to hold summer camp

LAHAINA - Looking for an exciting activity for your kids this summer? Join Theatre Theatre Maui, Program Director Kristi Scott and her creative team of Vania Jerome, Derek Nakagawa and Heidi Turner.

Registration is ongoing for the 2014 Theatre Theatre Maui Westside Youth Summer Theatre Camp. This year, the kids will rehearse and perform "Bugsy Malone Jr.," a zany and madcap musical set in the roaring 1920s! The show is a children's satire based upon the classic noir films of the era.

Registration continues through the first day of camp, which begins on June 9 at 8:30 a.m., and runs six weeks from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. through July 20. Performances of "Bugsy Malone Jr." will be held July 18-20. Sponsored in part by the County of Maui, tuition is $390 for all six weeks of camp.

Camp is open to kids entering fourth grade in the 2014-15 school year and up to the age of 18. Contact Angie at (808) 214-7443 or 661-1168 for information and registration forms.


Kupuna sought to share West Maui marine memories

KAANAPALI - Do you remember when there were more fish on the reefs in Lahaina? Beautiful, healthy coral around K?anapali?

For the annual celebration of ridge to reef watershed environmental stewardship, k?puna with stories of how West Side ocean resources used to be are sought.

Join agencies on Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at Old Airport Beach (Kahekili Beach Park) in K?anapali at a station created for k?puna to share stories with participants interested in taking care of ocean health and understanding how the ocean has changed.

Volunteers are celebrating the fifth year of a special herbivore fisheries management area and ongoing efforts to reduce pollution from ridge to reef.

This event - organized by the Coral Reef Alliance, state Department of Aquatic Resources, K?anapali Makai Watch, West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative and West Maui Kumuwai - will feature fun, education and food for the whole family.

Transportation to the event for seniors from Central and West Maui locations will be provided by Kaunoa Senior Center; sign up by calling 661-9432. If you would like to participate, contact Tova Callender at tovacallender@gmail .com or (808) 214-4239.



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