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COMMUNITY NEWS for August 25 issue

August 25, 2016
Lahaina News

Lahainaluna Festival to support school activities

LAHAINA - Wondering how to make Labor Day Weekend a fun-filled holiday for the whole family?

Come and experience the first annual Lahainaluna Festival, a school-wide fundraiser featuring live music, game booths, silent auction, crafts and clothing, "Lei"bor Day Lei Contest, food from your favorite eateries and lunch trucks, keiki activities and informational booths.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset invites the public to a talk by Sunny Savage, author of “Wild Food Plants of Hawaii.” She will share her extensive knowledge about the kiawe tree. Savage has been foraging for over 20 years. With multiple degrees in nutrition, she has woven together academia and experience to provide a unique voice for biodiversity in our food systems. Extensive global travel and an appetite for creative endeavors have led her to participate in cutting-edge discussions about the future of food and culture. The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s community speaker series takes place during club meetings, which are held on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Proceeds will help support students' activities as well as the PTSA's annual Project Graduation all-night party.

Come enjoy I Ka Nani O Lele amidst the beauty of the Lahainaluna High School campus on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 1 to 10 p.m.

For tickets or more information, e-mail LHSFestival414@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/lahainaluna .fest. Tickets are also available at the Kaunoa West Maui Senior Center.

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Exhibit to highlight Hawaii national parks

KAHULUI - The Hawaii National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition will be on display from Aug. 30 to Nov. 6 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Schaefer International Gallery.

View the exhibit free Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as before Castle Theater shows and during intermission.

In partnership with the National Park Service during its centennial, the MACC is pleased to present the results of an open call to artists in an exhibition that celebrates 100 years of national parks in Hawaii.

The jurors made a strong selection of works submitted from across the country that reflect ideas about scenic beauty, cultural stories, memories and more, collectively honoring nature's diversity and the parks we treasure.

This unique exhibition will highlight an appreciation for the skills and creativity of artists and the essence of Hawaii's national parks.

Jurors for this exhibition are Jay Jensen, curator of contemporary art at Honolulu Museum of Art, and Nalani Kanakaole, artist, kumu hula and cultural consultant.

The opening reception will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, "Park Perspectives" will be held in the McCoy Studio Theater. Join a panel of national park employees and partners as they discuss stewardship, conservation and the history of our wonderful parks.

And on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, a free Observe & Play Family Day will be held in conjunction with the exhibit.

 
 

 

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