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COMMUNITY NEWS for March 7 issue

By Staff | Mar 7, 2013

Bessie DeGama, 95, receives a lei from Sacred Hearts School Principal Susan Hendricks. DeGama was recognized on Saturday at the school’s 41st annual Bazaar with the first annual Living Legend Award. Five generations of the DeGama ‘ohana have attended Sacred Hearts School in Lahaina. PHOTO BY LOUISE ROCKETT.  

Whale watch to support programs

LAHAINA – Lahaina Yacht Club will hold a whale watch on Sunday, March 10, aboard the Kaulana to benefit its Junior Sailing Program, Keiki Christmas and scholarships.

The two-hour cruise will start at 4:30 p.m. at Lahaina Harbor. The cost is $30 per person. The cruise is open to all. Call Diane Sowers at 662-9282 or sign up at Lahaina Yacht Club on Front Street. Space is limited.


Football clinic set

Kapalua Spa recently kicked off “Heart Month” 2013 with the American Heart Association at the inaugural “Go Red Soiree.” Ladies spent the day pampering themselves while contributing to a worthy cause. The day raised almost $7,000 for heart research, education and community service programs for women.

LAHAINA – Registration for a new West Maui Football Clinic will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

The clinic will be for all interested players in grades 6-8 and include in-depth football instruction and guest speakers. The Lahainaluna High School coaching staff will teach fundamentals, dynamic stretching and offensive and defensive techniques.

The program will run from April to June on alternating Saturdays at Lahaina Intermediate School. The cost is just $10, which includes a commemorative T-shirt. Call 250-8298 or 419-8899 for more information.


Hospital to host Diabetes Support Group meeting

“Olomana by Moonlight” starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Pavilion/Courtyard. Taking the name of the windward Oahu mountain so much a part of their childhood memories, Olomana blends contemporary and traditional musical styles to create a distinct sound that is deeply rooted in the land, people and culture of Hawaii. Join them for an intimate evening of classic hits like “Ku‘u Home O Kahalu‘u” and music with aloha. Tickets are $30, $45 of $55; call 242-SHOW.

WAILUKU – Maui Memorial Medical Center will host a Diabetes Education Support Group meeting on Wednesday, March 13, in the Marion Hanlon Room in the Kahului Tower from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The topic for this month will be “Diabetes Myths & Facts” with Rose Davis. Call Davis at (808) 442-5773.


Social media workshop set

KIHEI – The Maui Economic Development Board Social Media Boot Camp for 2013 will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, by High Tech Maui.

Renowned the world over for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques on Hawaii’s signature instrument, the ukulele, Jake Shimabukuro will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone magazine, Shimabukuro has earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis and performed for the Queen of England. In 2012, he released “Grand ‘Ukulele,” an ambitious follow-up to 2011’s “Peace, Love, ‘Ukulele” that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s World charts. Don’t miss this year’s only chance to see the powerhouse performer who dazzles his audiences with intricate strumming and plucking, electrifying high-energy grooves and deeply felt melodic ballads. Tickets are $12, $35 or $45, call 242-SHOW.

If you’re new to social media, just getting your feet wet or starting to think about an overall social media strategy for your business, this workshop is for you.

The workshop costs $65, which includes lunch. Seating is limited to 30 people. The event will be at MEDB’s Malcolm Center at 1305 Holopono St., Suite 5, in Kihei. Call 875-2300 or go to www.hightechmaui.com.