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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 1 issue

By Staff | Nov 1, 2012

Willie Schefer (above) won the 10K XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run on Saturday morning in Kapalua. Christine Schleifer was the 10K women’s winner. Starting and finishing at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, the three-race event was held in conjunction with the XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon held on Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY OF XTERRA PHOTOS.

LHS Music Department to hold fundraiser

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Music Department will hold a car wash and bake sale on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Lahaina First Hawaiian Bank parking lot along Papalaua Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you buy the pre-sale ticket from Music Department students, all vehicles will be $5.

The price at the event is $5 for cars and $7 for trucks and vans.

For more information, contact the Lahainaluna Music Department at 662-4000, extension 313, or e-mail “mailto:myron_carlos@notes.k12.hi.us”>myron_carlos@notes.k12.hi.us.

Lahaina Arts Society (LAS) honored three longtime members with plaques and certificates naming them “Living Treasures” in a ceremony on Oct. 20 at the Old Lahaina Courthouse. This new category of membership is bestowed upon recipients in recognition for many years of volunteer service and membership in the historic, 45-year-old society known as a launching ground for many of Maui’s popular artisans. Pictured, from left, are LAS Executive Director Amy Fry; Living Treasure honorees Janet Stewart, Shirley Hartley and Dorothy Morrow; and LAS President Don McCann. Lahaina Arts Society is an organization dedicated to showcase, support, teach and mentor Maui County artists. LAS maintains two galleries in the Old Lahaina Courthouse and sponsors several weekend outdoor fine art fairs under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina each month.


Tickets on sale for 22nd Hula O Na Keiki competition

KAANAPALI – The 22nd Hula O Na Keiki, Maui’s only children’s hula competition, is set for Nov. 9-11, 2012 at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. This weekend competition will commemorate one of Hawaii’s richest traditions, open to hula students from around the world.

Children ages 5-17 compete as soloists and as boy and girl pairs. The competition includes a judge’s interview and their hula performances in both kahiko (ancient) and ‘auana (modern) dance categories.

The students are judged on their proficiency in Hawaiian language and the appropriateness of their costume. Nearly $17,000 will be awarded in cash and prizes this year.

ProArts Inc. will stage “Driving Miss Daisy” for ten shows at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son, Boolie, hires Hoke Coleburn, an African-American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a hostile pairing soon blossoms into a life-altering friendship. Opening night is Nov. 2, and the show plays until Nov. 18; call 463-6550 for tickets or information. The play stars Joyce Romero as Daisy and J. Marc Mance as Hoke. PHOTO BY JACK GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY.

To complement the keiki hula competition, weekend festivities at the hotel include arts and crafts from all islands, cultural and hula workshops, canoe rides by Hui O Wa’a Kaulua and Hawaiian entertainment.

Tickets are now available at Kaanapali Beach Hotel’s ‘Ohana Fun Center (667-0129) and at Native Intelligence in Wailuku, (249-2421).

Doors open Friday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. Sunday features an award-winning Sunday Champagne Brunch.

For information on the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, call 661-0011 or visit www.kbhmaui.com.

The Heritage Film Festival will feature “Under A Jarvis Moon” on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. Produced by Bishop Museum, this documentary tells the true story of over 130 young men, mostly Native Hawaiian students from Kamehameha Schools, who were sent by the U.S. government to occupy the remote Pacific islands of Howland, Baker and Jarvis from 1935 to 1942. “Under A Jarvis Moon” shares many stories in the colonists’ own words, using interviews, photographs, log book entries and government documents. A special appearance by 95-year-old Maui resident and Jarvis Island colonist George Kahanu Sr. follows the screening, along with a question-and-answer session with directors and producers Noelle Kahanu and Heather Giugni. Tickets are $10; call 242-SHOW.