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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 4 issue

By Staff | Oct 4, 2012

Pick your price at "Pet-a-Palooza!" This Sunday only, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., find the puppy or kitten of your dreams at Maui Humane Society and pick your own adoption fee. For more information, visit MauiHumaneSociety.org or call (808) 877-3680. Pick your price applies to puppies and kittens only (county fees additional).

Former Honolua Camp residents to reunite

LAS VEGAS – A Honolua Camp Reunion will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

The deadline to sign up is Thursday, Nov. 1.

All interested persons who have resided in Honolua Camp on Maui are asked to contact Victor Mayol at “mailto:honoluacampreunion@gmail.com”>honoluacampreunion@gmail.com or (702) 985-2064.


Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise members (from left) Ross Johnson, Ulrich Kirkegaard, Chuck Schneider, Tera Paleka and Brandie Henderson recently visited King Kamehameha III School’s third grade classrooms and made a generous donation of dictionaries to each student. These dictionaries are extra special because of all the useful information they include, such as Civic Lessons; the U.S. Constitution, including the Amendments; Facts about Countries; Biographies of the U.S. Presidents; and The Longest Word in the English Language — did you know that word consists of 1,909 letters? The students are thrilled to have their own dictionaries. Emma Johnson of Mrs. Holvedt’s class wrote in her thank you letter to Rotary: “I just want to give you guys and girls a heads up that you’re probably the ‘awesomest’ club in Hawaii.” King Kamehameha III School extends a huge mahalo to Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise members for their generosity.

Rally for Senator Roz Baker slated in Kihei

KIHEI – On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Friends of Rosalyn Baker will hold a rally for Sen. Roz Baker.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Kihei VFW Clubhouse at 1136 Ulunui Road from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and includes a chili and rice dinner, entertainment and door prizes. A $5 suggested donation is requested.

Sen. Baker currently serves as chair of the Commerce & Consumer Protection Committee and represents the Sixth State Senatorial District (South and West Maui).

For more information, contact Sen. Baker at 667-2225 or visit www.RozBaker.com.

Marty Dread (left) will play on the Maui Thing stage from 8 to 9 p.m. at First Friday on Oct. 5 in Wailuku Town. The event will also feature music by Leylani and Kalisi from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Deejay Joel Cortez under the banyan tree from 6:15 to 9 p.m., Gene Argel and ‘Ohana streetside at Cafe ‘O Lei, and Joel Katz playing Hawaiian steel guitar at 33 N. Market St. The free community street party is held from 6 to 9 p.m., with Market Street closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 p.m. Visit www.MauiFridays.com for information. PHOTO BY LOIS WHITNEY.


Final call for event sponsors for Lahaina Plantation Days

LAHAINA – Lahaina Restoration Foundation announced that sponsorships are still available for businesses and individuals for the fourth annual Lahaina Plantation Days on Oct. 18-20, 2012.

This premier event that pays tribute to West Maui’s plantation roots will be held at the old Pioneer Mill site surrounding the historic smokestack on Lahainaluna Road. Event hours are 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 19-20.

Various event sponsorships include event publicity and onsite recognition.

One of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands, Delhi 2 Dublin will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavilion. Delhi 2 Dublin performs an energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, dub, Reggae and electronica with global rhythms set to club beats. The five-member band has played at major festivals around the world. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the concert. Call 242-SHOW.

“Lahaina Plantation Day’s success is credited largely to our sponsors, who lend their names and financial support,” said event director Anela Haina.

“We are extremely grateful for these community-minded businesses and individuals for their tremendous support of this event that honors our plantation roots.”

Lahaina Plantation Days is supported in part by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, County of Maui Office of Economic Development, Kaanapali Land Management Corp., Maui Brewing Co. (official beer sponsor), Maui Soda & Ice Works, Paradise Television, Old Lahaina Luau, MauiGrown Coffee (official coffee sponsor), Aloha Waste Systems, ASTON Kaanapali Shores, ASTON Papakea Resort, ASTON Paki Maui, KPOA 93.5 FM, Muzic.Mynz Productions, Westside Sounds, Honu Seafood & Pizza, Mala Ocean Tavern Restaurant, The Wharf Cinema Center, Budget Rent-a-Car, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Northwest Electric, West Maui Community Federal Credit Union, Tropic Water, Service Rentals & Supplies, Lahaina Ice Company and Kaiser Permanente.

To become an event sponsor, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262. For information, visit www.LahainaRestoration.org/plantationdays.


Registration underway for ice sculpting competition

LAHAINA – Lahaina Cannery Mall will again host Hawaii’s only annual international ice sculpting competition on Nov. 11, and is now accepting applications from Hawaii chefs and artists.

The 90-minute, head-to-head competition will be judged by an industry professional and has a $1,000 cash prize for the top finisher and $500 for runner up.

The competition is limited to the first ten professionals who respond.

All interested parties must register prior to Oct. 31, 2012.

For entry forms or more information, call 871-6230, extension 21, or e-mail Nicholas@gilbertadvertising.com.


Masumoto to share ‘Obake Tales’

Pat Masumoto, a Maui playwright and visual artist, will help get you in the mood for Halloween by presenting “Obake Tales,” a free program at two Maui public libraries.

Masumoto, who is also a National Slam poet and musician, will share several ghost stories borrowed from Japanese folklore enhanced with “chicken-skin” performance and vocal effects.

Masumoto has performed as a storyteller at the annual Talk Story Festival in Honolulu and as a reader in a Great Literature event at Iao Theater.

Experience “Obake Tales” on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Makawao Public Library, 1159 Makawao Avenue (573-8785) or Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library at 251 High St. (243-5766).

The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring the one-hour programs that are suitable for attendees

ages 12 and older.


Story of Hawaii Museum to host Hawaiian History Evening

MAALAEA – The Story of Hawaii Museum in the Maalaea Harbor Shops will present a Hawaiian History Evening with artists Travis Turqueza and Steven Koa Kakaio on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The evening will feature a presentation by Turqueza and Kakaio entitled “A Cultural Comparison of Early Hawaii and Contemporary Misconceptions.” It also includes live music by Kahala Mossman and light refreshments. An admission donation of $10 per person is requested.

The Story of Hawaii Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12, which includes a DVD about the mapping of Hawaii. Docent-led tours are $10 per person.

For more information, contact Bryant Neal at (808) 283-3576 or visit www.storyofhawaiimuseum.com.