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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 4 issue

June 4, 2015
Lahaina News

Obon celebration set

LAHAINA - The first Obon dance of the season will be held at Lahaina Shingon Mission at 862 Luakini St. on Saturday, June 6.

A church service starts at 6:30 p.m., and dancing begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Maui Music Mission’s Summer Kickoff will be held on Monday, June 8, at Kamehameha Iki Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Enter to win a Makala ukulele and enjoy a free first lesson, potluck and performances. Maui Music Mission inspires hope through music with keiki ukulele lessons. The group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Kamehameha Iki Park, and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. at Na ‘Aikane o Maui Cultural Center at 562-A Front St. Call 463-7856 for more information.

The event will feature a mini bazaar with a variety of sushi, baked goods, pickled mangoes and vegetables, nishime, trail mix and more.

Food concessions will include chow fun, chili and rice, teriyaki meat, huli-huli chicken, laulau, Spam musubi, shave ice with Azuki beans and cold drinks.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the food and dancing. For more information, call 661-0466.


Huck graduates from Lehigh University

WEST MAUI - Sarafina Huck graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, on May 18, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and minors in Business and Supply Chain Management.

Sarafina is moving to Washington, D.C., to work for Clark Construction at the end of the summer. Sarafina was a founding member of Lehigh University's Miracle Network Dance Marathon. The event raises awareness and donations for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

She also earned the Spiegel Merit Award for her dependability, concern for others and commitment through everyday service to the university's fitness center, where she was the supervising manager over the past year.

Sarafina graduated from Maui Preparatory Academy in 2011 as valedictorian. Her brother, Santana Huck, is attending Lehigh as well, majoring in Material Science Engineering.

Parents Erika and Markus Huck thanked the West Side community for their support and contributions to Sarafina's success over the years. "We wish her all the best in her future and endeavors," Erika concluded.


Smart Driver Class set

LAHAINA - An AARP Smart Driver Class will be held at the West Maui Senior Center on Tuesday, June 9, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

These classes are designed for drivers 50 years and older, but all adults are welcome to attend. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one's driving ability and how to compensate.

The $20 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the class. AARP members receive a $5 discount, so bring your card. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class. Pre-registration is requested. Call the West Maui Senior Center (788 Pauoa St.) at 661-9432.


Network with area businesses

LAHAINA - BNI Lahaina meets Tuesdays at 8:15 a.m. at the Pioneer Inn's Snug Harbor Parlor.

BNI is a business and professional networking organization; the primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, call President Demming Forsythe at 276-0587.



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