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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 29 issue

By Staff | Nov 29, 2012

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui will hold a one-day, low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Central Maui. The procedures will be performed by a licensed veterinarian on a donation basis. Reservations will be taken for household pets, community cats or feral animals that have been trapped. “All Maui cats are welcome,” said Peter Tierney, SPCA Maui vice president. Cats may be dropped off between 8 and 10 a.m., and picked up by 4 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling SPCA Maui at (808) 280-0738 or e-mailing info@spcamaui.org. PHOTO OF DR. CELINA HATT BY LOIS WHITNEY.

Workshop covers dementia behaviors

LAHAINA – Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging invite the public to a free caregiver workshop called “Understanding Dementia Behaviors.”

Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will discuss early, middle and late stage dementia behaviors; tips and techniques for working with dementia; and caregiver survival.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the West Maui Senior Center at 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina, and Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Elima Community Hall at 11 Mahaolu St. in Kahului.

This free workshop is open to the public; reservations are not needed. There will be certificates of attendance for professionals. Day care service can be provided for adults during the workshop; call in advance to make arrangements. For information, call Couch at 871-5804.

Celebrated Los Angeles hip-hop culture-mashers Ozomatli will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard. Their wide array of musical styles — a notorious urban-Latino collision of hip hop and salsa, dance hall and cumbia, samba and funk, meringue and comparsa, East L.A. rhythm and blues, Jamaican reggae and Indian raga — has long followed a key mantra: taking you around the world by taking you around L.A. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of the show and $55 for VIP access; call 242-SHOW.


Church Ladies to hold bake sale

LAHAINA – Love Christmas goodies but too busy to make them?

Come to the Church Ladies’ Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Lahaina United Methodist Church on the corner of Front and Baker streets.

They will set up tables from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – or as long as the goodies last – in front of the church.

Maui’s Winery and Ulupalakua Ranch Store invite the public to come on up to Upcountry Maui for an extra special “Ulupalakua Sparkles” on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature a blessing and renewal of King David Kalakaua’s Hula Circle; dancing and singing by Gordean Bailey’s Wehiwehi O Leilehua halau; music by Amy Hanaiali‘i and Eric Gilliom, Jarret Roback and the King Kekaulike High School Wind Ensemble; delicious lunch fare and much more. Call 878-6058.

Lots of parking, and plenty of candy, cookies, pies and more – all from scratch. Proceeds will benefit the church.


UFO Parasail Maui raises $300 for Hurricane Sandy relief

LAHAINA – UFO Parasail Maui just sent off a check for $300 to Occupy Sandy Relief N.J. The money was raised at their one-day-only kama’aina special on Nov. 11 from parasail and Banana Boat rides taken by residents.

“With the advent of Hurricane Sandy, I made the decision to change the beneficiary of the funds raised from what appeared in the November 8 newspapers and the radio spots,” said Greg VanderLaan, president of UFO Parasail and a native of New Jersey.

“Because of print/recording deadlines, it was too late to change them. We hope our generous Maui residents will understand and agree with my choice.”

UFO Parasail Maui is based on Kaanapali Beach at Whalers Village.


Usher in the holiday season in style

WAILUKU – “Lei of Aloha 6,” the annual open house celebrating the holiday season and a benefit for Hokulani Holt’s halau hula, Pa’u O Hi’iaka, will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono.

Tour the historic Old Wailuku Inn, celebrate in the style of 1930s Hawaii music and hula and enjoy readings of Don Blanding’s poems. A Hawaiian Country Store will have wonderful gift items for sale

Light snacks and beverages will be served. Tickets are $25; call 244-5897.

The inn is located at 2199 Kahookele St. on the corner of High Street. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided at the county parking lot at High and Kaohu streets.


Maui AIDS Foundation to host event

WAILEA – In support of World AIDS Day, which is celebrated every year around the world on Dec. 1, Maui AIDS Foundation will host an event at Gannon’s from 5 to 8 p.m.

Come show your support in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The event will include a commemoration, Ti Leaf Circle, and performances by Merika Hunter and Jessica Rabbitt, as well as Kanoa.

This free community event is open to all ages. Enjoy free pupus and no-host bar.

The day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS and to encourage progress in the disease’s prevention and treatment. Call 242-4900.