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WMTA to host Pre-candidates’ Night

By Staff | Jul 22, 2010

James “Duke” Aiona’s Birthday Gala will be held on Wednesday, July 28, at 6 p.m. at the Kamehameha Golf Course Clubhouse. The event will feature entertainment and a gourmet buffet. Gov. Linda Lingle is expected to attend. Tickets for a VIP reception beginning at 5 p.m. are on sale for $500. Tickets for the 6 p.m. Birthday Bash are $100. For tickets, visit www.dukeaiona.com or call Lani at 878-8888. Lt. Gov. Aiona (R) is running for governor.

LAHAINA — A Pre-candidates’ Night is set for Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Maui Theatre at Old Lahaina Center.

The purpose of the event is to give voters a chance to meet the many candidates for the West Maui seat on the Maui County Council. Participation will be limited to that race.

The free event will begin with “Meet & Greet West Maui County Council Candidates” from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., the candidates will give speeches on stage and take questions. Alaka‘i Paleka of KPOA will serve as emcee.

All Maui County voters are invited to attend.

Four-hour validated parking is available at Lahaina Center by Hilo Hatties.

The Pre-candidates’ Night is sponsored by West Maui Taxpayers Association Inc. and Lahaina News.

After an intermission from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Maui Theatre will host a benefit for the West Maui Hospital & Medical Center.

Enjoy great food and entertainment at a nominal price for a good cause.

The fund-raiser will feature Outback Steakhouse special dinner plates and entertainment by Maui hula halau, An Den, Tiva and Pacific Vibes, Lexi and Mele Pono.

Dinner and show tickets are $30 per person (tax included); tickets for the show only are $20.

Add $5 for VIP seating in the first five rows in the center of the theater.

The show will end before 10:30 p.m.

Fifty percent of the net proceeds are being donated by the producers, Hit Mix Music Group, to the West Maui Hospital & Medical Center Foundation Inc., a nonprofit Public Charity, for a designated “Community Resource Fund.”

Tickets go on sale July 22.

For reservations and tickets, call Maui Theatre at 661-9914, extension 1.