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COMMUNITY NEWS for March 24 issue

March 24, 2016
Lahaina News

Keiki fishing tournament slated at Kaanapali Beach

KAANAPALI - Na Kupuna O Maui and the Nation of Hawaii are co-hosting a Prince Kuhio Day Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 26, along the shores of Kaanapali from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The contest is free and open to keiki ages three to 13 that participate in canoe paddling clubs, and youth enrolled in Hawaiian language immersion programs, including Kula Kaiapuni o Maui and Punana Leo o Maui.

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Award-winning orchids will be on display at the Maui Orchid Society Easter Show at Maui Mall on March 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Five hundred bamboo poles have been donated by various public and private organizations for use during the cultural event. Additionally, lunches will be provided to keiki and kupuna.

Prizes will be awarded to each age group for both boys and girls. Bikes will be given to the first and second place winners. Third place winners will receive boogie boards.

Registration will be held from 6 to 8 a.m. at Hanakao'o Beach Park (Canoe Beach).

Hawaiian ceremonies will precede start fishing at 8 a.m.

According to Aunty Patty Nishiyama of Na Kupuna O Maui, the event will raise awareness of safety concerns about commercial activities operating along Kaanapali Beach.

The Prince Kuhio Day event will also give kupuna the opportunity to educate the public about Hawaiian traditional and customary resource management and gathering rights.

For more information on the Prince Kuhio Day Fishing Tournament, call Aunty Patty at 281-5470.


Easter Sunrise Service set

LAHAINA - All are invited to join Lahaina Baptist Church for a Sunrise Service at the beach by 505 Front Street on Sunday, March 27, at 6:30 a.m. Join with the church community as they remember and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

All are also welcome to join Lahaina Baptist Church for the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Visit for more information, or call 661-3725.


Baldwin Home Museum tours offered daily

LAHAINA - Lahaina Restoration Foundation now offers guided tours of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets.

Friendly docents share the stories of Lahaina's 180-year-old missionary home daily on the hour and half-hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. These tours are 30 minutes in length. Walk-in registration is welcome any day at the museum.

Purchase a Passport to the Past for $10 and receive admission to four Maui museums or buy a single ticket at $7 for adults or $5 for kama'aina, military and seniors (ticket includes admission to the Wo Hing Museum). Children 12 and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For information, call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262.



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