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COMMUNITY NEWS for May 2 issue

By Staff | May 2, 2013

The opening night of the Art of Trash show at Maui Mall featured the “Maui Trashion Trash Art Fashion Show.” The annual exhibit of artwork made from recycled materials is open to the public through May 11. PHOTO BY ZANE MATHIAS.

Lahainaluna to host Athletic Banquet & Awards Presentation

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Athletic Department will hold the annual LHS Athletic Banquet & Awards Presentation on Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m.

The banquet will be held in Lahainaluna’s Hale Pa’ina cafeteria.

This event will recognize and award the outstanding student athletes of each sport for the 2012-13 school year.

The highlight of the evening will be honoring the male and female athletes selected for the “Distinguished Senior Athlete,” “Scholar Athlete of the Year” and “Outstanding Athlete of the Year” awards.

At the 140th birthday party for the Banyan Tree last month, LahainaTown Action Committee welcomed Louise Smith (center) and her granddaughter, Carol Louise, who were introduced by Bryan Poland. Smith was married to William Owen Smith Jr., the son of Sheriff Smith, who planted the tree from India on April 24, 1873. She explained that the sheriff was only 21 years old at the time. He walked out of the courthouse one day and said the park needed shade. He then had missionaries bring the tree to Lahaina.

A buffet dinner prepared by Ray Camacho and the food service staff will precede the awards ceremony. The cost of the dinner is $10; tickets can be purchased in cash only at the LHS main office.

Call the athletic office at 662-3979, extension 324, or the office at 662-3979 for more information.


Seabury Hall to host Craft Fair

MAKAWAO – Seabury Hall will celebrate its 40th annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

Seniors on the Lahainaluna High School softball team are all decked out in lei after making the traditional last lap around the bases on their home field on Senior Night. Pictured, from left, are Lyla Tolaroc, Jessica Wallace, Hope Morikawa, Kekuu Haake, Haley Nakamura, Kaua Archangle and Mehana Chang.

The fair has been raising money for financial aid since 1973, giving hundreds of students the opportunity to pursue their dreams and hope for a brighter future.

The Craft Fair features more than 100 of Hawaii’s best artists and crafters; entertainment all day long with bands like Nuff Sedd, Dr. Nat & Rio Ritmo, Country Herb, Fred’s Garage and Deep Cover on the main stage, and Sabrina Barron, Loni Starr and Joel Katz on the reflecting pond stage; and the event’s famous Restaurant Row.

The event will be held on the Seabury Hall campus at 480 Olinda Road in Makawao. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Free parking is available, as well as premium parking for $10. Visit www.seaburyhall.org or call 572-7235.


Haleakala National Park improving parking lots

Legendary Eagles singer-songwriter and cofounder Glenn Frey will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Pavilion/Amphitheater, backed by his full band. Enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars, featuring songs that span Frey’s entire career. Both as a solo artist and as a member of the Eagles, Frey has received countless accolades and earned numerous gold and platinum records. He penned some of the most celebrated Eagles songs, including classics like “Tequila Sunrise,” “Best of My Love,” “One of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Take It to the Limit,” “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane.” As a solo artist, he released a string of well-received albums and scored hits with “The Heat is On,” “You Belong to the City” and “Smuggler’s Blues.” Tickets are $55, $79, $89 or $129; call 242-SHOW.

HALEAKALA – Haleakala National Park was scheduled to begin making improvements to all parking lots in the Summit District this week.

Work includes concrete repairs, regrading, accessibility/ADA improvements and asphalt resurfacing. The scheduled completion time is early September 2013.

The work areas include the Summit Observatory parking lot, Hosmer Grove campground lot and all visitor center and scenic overlook parking lots along the park road. Visit www.nps.gov/hale for updates.


Scholarships for Adult Day Health available

KAHULUI – Hale Makua Health Services announced that thanks to a $25,000 grant from The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the organization will now accept applications for financial assistance that provides full and half scholarships to its Adult Day Health program located in Kahului.

Adult day healthcare is intended for individuals who need assistance with activities of daily living, have a safe and secure place to return to at night, and have a physician’s prescription for services. The program provides coordinated care by an interdisciplinary team that includes a social worker, nurse, dietitian, and if needed, a physical therapist.

For information, call 873-6616 or e-mail giving@halemakua.org.


Maui Ocean Center to lead beach cleanup

SOUTH MAUI – Maui Ocean Center will coordinate a beach cleanup on Saturday, May 11, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The group will meet at the Kealia Boardwalk and clean up Sugar Beach and the surrounding areas.

Community Work Day Program will provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat; shoes are optional. The cleanup is open to everyone.


Celebrate May Day at The Wharf

LAHAINA – The Wharf Cinema Center invites the public to come and celebrate May Day on Wednesday, May 1, from noon to 2 p.m.

Enjoy the sweet tropical sounds of Ron Hetteen & Kulewa, learn the history and art of lei-making, watch demonstrations and make your own free lei, and watch Polynesian carvers at work.

The Wharf Shops and Restaurants are located at 658 Front St. across from the Banyan Tree in Lahaina Town. Call 661-8748.


Celebrate Free Comic Book Day

LAHAINA – Lahaina, Kihei and Makawao Public Library will offer readers free comic books on Saturday, May 4, in celebration of the 12th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day.

Library patrons showing their valid Hawaii State Public Library System card will receive a free comic book while supplies last.

Lahaina Public Library at 11 a.m. will host “Meet Homestuck Webcomic Costumed Characters.”

“Homestuck” is an interactive webcomic created by artist Andrew Hussie. It is the fourth comic series to be published on the website MS Paint Adventures.

At Kihei Public Library from noon to 4 p.m., meet Kihei comic book artist James Silvani.

He is known for his drawings and artwork in Disney’s “Darkwing Duck,” “The Muppets,” “Ducktales,” Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon” and other works.

Both programs are suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.