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COMMUNITY NEWS for March 14 issue

By Staff | Mar 14, 2013

The Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Project last week honored Lahainaluna High School seniors who helped fourth-graders from Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena and King Kamehameha III schools. The students received Achievement Awards and enjoyed a pizza party. PHOTO BY WALTER CHIHARA.

Lahaina Hongwanji Mission to hold Spring Bazaar

LAHAINA – Lahaina Hongwanji Mission will hold its annual Spring Bazaar on Saturday, March 16, on the 551 Wainee St. church grounds from 8 a.m. to noon.

Craft items, rummage, plants, cut flowers, baked goods, assorted sushi and other food items will be available for sale.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for bento lunches, chow fun and nishime. Call “Noosh” Nishihara at 870-6478 for tickets or more information.


The Hawaiian Music Series will feature Lahaina’s own Kory Kukahiko on Thursday, March 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home lawn. Born and raised in Lahaina, Kukahiko enjoys playing mellow, feel good music from the heart. Enjoy his nahenahe (sweet voice) and repertoire of Hawaii’s favorite songs. Relax under the stars and enjoy the free concert by Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Chairs are limited; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. The museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. Call 661-3262.

Lahaina Baptist Church to hold silent auction

LAHAINA – Lahaina Baptist Church is holding a silent auction to help Lahaina youth and children attend camp.

The auction is set for Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

Items will include luau, magic show, dinner and activities certificates; ice cream; boat trips; and artwork. For more information, call Nancy at 298-6642.


Carol Hjelm is an American Cancer Society Road to Recovery volunteer driver from Lahaina who transports cancer patients to their lifesaving treatments and medical appointments. Without her service, some patients would have no means to get to Central Maui for their chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Last year, volunteer drivers like Hjelm provided 131 rides for cancer patients on Maui. To volunteer, or arrange a ride, contact the American Cancer Society at 244-5554.

County awards grants for Lahaina programs

WAILUKU – The county Planning Department announced awards for its new “small town planning” grant program.

For Lahaina Second Fridays, an estimated $5,000 will be used for LahainaTown Action Committee to secure block closures for several upcoming parties. If these closures are successful, private sources will fund them for future events.

Lahaina Restoration Foundation will receive an estimated $18,000 to fund “Experience Historic Lahaina,” a weekend event to commemorate the completion of two community-based planning projects: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Museum and Orientation Center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse and the IMAGINE waterfront project.


“Slack Key Show-Masters of Hawaiian Music” is held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion. Hosts include George Kahumoku Jr. (pictured), Garrett Probst, Peter deAquino and Sterling Seaton. Tickets are $39.99; visit www.slackkey.com or call 669-3858.

Office space available at Cameron Center

WAILUKU – The J. Walter Cameron Center at 95 Mahalani St. announced that for a limited time, office space is available at the center for social service agencies on Maui.

The center currently hosts 17 social service agencies that enjoy free rent and pay a low common area maintenance cost that includes electricity, water, free parking and a central office with a copier, mail room, postage meter, fax and other office equipment.

To view the space and tour the center, call Csar Gaxiola at 244-5546. The space is expected to be available beginning on April 1.


Kahana Canoe Club to begin keiki practice

KAHANA – Kahana Canoe Club will start keiki practice on Saturday, March 16, at Canoe Beach.

Practice will then be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Bring mom and dad and be a part of the Kahana Canoe Club ‘ohana.

Coaches are Colin Delos Reyes and S. Mike Garvin.

For information, visit www.KahanaCanoeClub.com or find the club on Facebook.


Maui Style Wrestling to start practices

WEST MAUI – The Maui Style Wrestling season is just around the corner for boys and girls in grades K-8.

The Lahaina Roughnecks will start practices on March 18. Practice will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Lahainaluna High School Wrestling Room. Call Conrad Bolor at 281-0656. The Lahaina Red Raiders will start March 19, with practice set for Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the King Kamehameha III School Cafeteria. Contact Terry Shibao at 385-3149. And the Napili Surfriders will start March 19. Practice will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Napilihau Recreation Center. Contact Kim Ball at 280-1320.

Lahainaluna’s three 2013 state wrestling champions all started in Maui Style Wrestling.