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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 8 issue

By Staff | Nov 8, 2012

Lahainaluna High School educator Nancy Young was recently selected as a 2012 ING Unsung Hero Award recipient, joining the ranks of 99 other educators around the United States to receive a $2,000 award. Young spearheads an iPad Art History program that encourages students to utilize Apple’s iPad technology to create their own art history webpage. The ING Unsung Heroes program strives to uplift, inspire and honor educators who are making a significant impact on their students and the educational experience in the classroom. With balloons and cake in tow, ING Financial Adviser Jared Nakamoto presented the award on Oct. 17 at Lahainaluna during a weekly staff meeting. Young plans to use her monetary award to purchase more iPads for her students.

Keiki Fishing Tourney set

LAHAINA – Lahaina Yacht Club’s 35th annual Keiki Fishing Tournament is set for Sunday, Nov. 18, at Lahaina Harbor.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Lahaina Public Library.

This event is free to all children ages 12 and under. Each keiki will receive a free T-shirt. There will also be ono food and great prizes.

To qualify for the main prizes, all fish must be hooked with poles, lines and hooks supplied by Lahaina Yacht Club. This year, please bring your own bucket.

One of Hawaii’s most innovative bands, Kapala, will hold a CD Release Concert for “Legacy” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. Enjoy 12 brand new original songs all composed by band members, featuring shades of Hawaiian, country, rock, reggae, pop, blues, jazz and world music. Kapala’s music has been described as “Hawaiian Fusion,” “Hawaiian music with a groove” and “a milestone in modern Hawaiian music” — however you describe it, you’ll want to dance in your seats to the music of Kapala. Tickets are $22; call 242-SHOW.


AARP Driver Safety Class set in Lahaina

LAHAINA – An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held at the West Maui Senior Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This class is open to everyone, but it is designed for drivers 50 years and older. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate.

The $14 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the class. AARP members receive a $2 discount, so bring your card. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class.

AARP is honoring veterans throughout November, so there will be no charge for them to attend any classes. Preregistration is required; call the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St., at 661-9432.


See ‘Why in the World Are They Spraying?’

KIHEI – The documentary “Why in the World Are They Spraying?” will be shown free at Kihei Community Center, 303 E. Lipoa St., at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

This documentary “exposes how the aerosols being sprayed in our skies, together with ionospheric heating, is the prime source of large-scale weather control on this planet.”

Producer Michael Murphy will be present after the screening to answer questions.


Learn about Maui’s fallen soldiers

WAILUKU – “Maui’s Fallen Heroes,” a free program and exhibit, will be presented on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library and Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Kihei Public Library.

The exhibit will be on display at Wailuku Public Library, 251 High St., from Nov. 5-8 and Kihei Public Library, 35 Waimahaihai St., from Nov. 13-17.

Maui resident Janna Hoehn, a volunteer for the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., will conduct the presentation and discuss the Maui Fallen Heroes project, in which she researched for seven months and found a photo of every Maui soldier (a total of 42) who was killed in the Vietnam War. The photos will be part of the virtual wall at the new Education Center adjacent to the Vietnam Memorial Wall. This one-hour program is suitable for attendees ages 12 and older.