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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 25 issue

By Staff | Oct 25, 2012

At 2:04 p.m. on Sunday, Maui Fire Department responded to a half-acre brush fire along Honokohau Valley Road. Water supply and access were issues for firefighters. The fire, which was called extinguished at 5:39 p.m., reached as close as 15 feet to three homes. Occupants were evacuated, but there was no damage to the homes. A storage shed was scorched for an estimated $500 in damages. 

Chapel to hold Harvest Festival

KAPALUA – Kumulani Chapel will host its Harvest Festival for keiki on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hale Hokulani in Kapalua on Office Road across from Sansei.

Keiki through fifth grade are encouraged to dress in friendly costumes to enjoy game booths, prizes, candy, hot dogs, popcorn, jumping castles and a few surprises! Admission is free.

This year, the chapel is encouraging families to bring canned or nonperishable food donations for Feed My Sheep. For information, call 669-6905.


Come and celebrate Sephora Maui’s One-Year Anniversary at its Kaanapali location in Whalers Village on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28. There will be food, prizes, raffle baskets, a live deejay and more. The first 200 customers on both days will receive a complimentary goodie bag. For more information, call 667-2545.

Maui Brewing Co. to host benefit

KAHANA – Maui Brewing Co. at Kahana Gateway will host another “Wag Your Tails for Maui Ales!” event on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Maui Brewing Co. will donate half of the night’s profits from its beers to Hawaii Canines for Independence. HCI provides people with physical disabilities specially trained dogs that give them the freedom and confidence to live more independent lives. Call 669-3474.


Mala community to meet

Lahaina Cannery Mall will provide a safe, air-conditioned place for families to enjoy Halloween magic, trick-or-treating, face painting, crafts and its famous keiki costume contest on Oct. 31 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Spellbinding family magic from the renowned Kupanaha performers begins at 5 p.m. The keiki costume contest follows at 6 p.m. More than a dozen prizes will be given away in four age groups (0-2, 3-4, 5-8, 9-12) plus scariest, cutest and most-creative costume. Come in costume. The event is free for the whole family. From 5 to 8:30 p.m., enjoy trick-or-treating from store to store, face painting and photos with Frankenstein by Imaging Plus Hawaii. For information, call 661-5304.

LAHAINA – The Mala Wharf community will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Mala.

Everyone interested in Mala Wharf is welcome. Call Stu at 661-0238.


Hula Grill to host costume contest

KAANAPALI – On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Hula Grill Kaanapali in Whalers Village will offer all costumed customers 25 percent off food during its “Night Before Halloween Costume Contest.”

The family-friendly Halloween event kicks off with a keiki costume contest at 6 p.m., followed by an adult contest at 7:30 p.m. Contest entry is free. For information, call 667-6636.


Celebrate ‘Roktoberfest’

KAANAPALI – The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa will celebrate “Roktoberfest” at Umalu on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy this Halloween Pool Party with a costume contest, live entertainment and food and drink specials. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Visit www.maui.hyatt.com or call 661-1234.


Fall Celebration Weekend set

LAHAINA – Visit Lahaina Gateway for its “Pineapples & Pumpkins” Fall Celebration Weekend, featuring a fun charity event and Keiki Trick-or-Treat Night.

On Friday, Oct. 26, Women Helping Women’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Men of all ages are encouraged to enter this important domestic violence awareness event. Shoes are provided, or bring your own fun women’s shoes to walk in. Entry fee is a $10 donation to WHW. The first 200 entrants receive a free T-shirt. There will be fun entertainment, plus prizes for registrants. Register online at www.whwmaui.net or call 242-6600.

Also on Friday, Barnes & Noble will host a local author signing: John Briley of “Seafoam Wavefollower and the Mysterious Ghost” at 4 p.m., and Passion 4 Fashion Boutique will hold “Chocolate & Shopping” from 5 to 9 p.m., with 15 percent off select items. Enjoy The Melting Pot’s chocolate strawberries while you shop!

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Lahaina Gateway will hold a Keiki Trick-or-Treat Night for keiki ages 12 and under. From 4 to 6 p.m., kids can enjoy trick-or-treating at participating stores. From 6 to 7 p.m., a costume contest is slated at the fountain. Visit www.lahainagateway.com or call Patti Link at 661-3311.


Menehune teams to hold tryouts

LAHAINA – Tryouts for the Lahaina Boys and Girls Menehune Basketball Teams will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Boys will tryout at the 505 Front Street courts, and the girls tryouts will be held at the Lahainaluna High School Basketball Courts. Call 661-4685.


Series to feature Jareth and Ikaika Lum Lung

LAHAINA – Enjoy the musical artistry of father and son Jareth and Ikaika Lum Lung featuring Kory Kukahiko on Thursday, Oct. 25, on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Relax under the stars and enjoy this free concert brought to you by Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Chairs are limited, so blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. Call 661-3262.