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COMMUNITY NEWS for May 9 issue

By Staff | May 9, 2013

Acrylic artist Janice Lockwood-Averill is the featured artist at Lahaina Arts Society through June 2 in the Banyan Tree Gallery. She has created an eclectic display of traditional, aboriginal style art. Her quirky art is influenced by the color and vibrancy of life on Maui and other worldly influences. All are welcome to join her for a chat and pupus at a reception in the gallery on Friday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 661-0111.

LHS to honor top athletes

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Athletic Department will hold the 2013 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.

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.

An Introduction to Dijeridu Workshop starts at 2:30 p.m. on May 11 at Makawao Public Library. Wes (Forest) Hada (pictured), Maui’s foremost dijeridu performer and teacher, will discuss the background and history of this Aboriginal Australian instrument, tell an aboriginal story and demonstrate how to make and play the instrument. Hada will then invite audience members to play the dijeridu. The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring this two-hour workshop. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Makawao Public Library is located at 1159 Makawao Avenue. Call 573-8785.

Call 662-3979, extension 324, or 662-3979 for more information.


Maui Prep to host SAT preparation course

NAPILI – Maui Preparatory Academy will host an SAT Preparation Course from June 10-28.

The course will include over 45 hours of classroom instruction in critical reading, math and writing from certified high school English and math faculty. It also includes a post practice test on Aug. 10, along with one session of individual college counseling.

Classes will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. The course is open to the first 22 students to enroll. All are welcome. The cost is $400. Registration forms are available at www.mauiprep.org/main/academics/college-counseling/ or by e-mailing Keenan Reader at kreader@mauiprep.org.


‘Exploring the Brain’ workshop slated

KAHULUI – Grandparents and their grandchildren are invited to spend a morning of fun and learning with the University of Hawaii at Manoa Cooperative Extension on Saturday, May 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the “Exploring the Brain” workshop.

Participants will explore and participate in games and activities that are healthy for brains of all ages. This workshop is ideal for elementary age students and their grandparents. Space is limited.

The workshop will be held in the University of Hawaii Maui College Community Services Building. The fee is $5 per family payable at the door. To register, contact Heather Greenwood at heather8@hawaii.eduor or 244-3242, extension 226.


Cameron Center to celebrate 40 years

WAILUKU – The J. Walter Cameron Center announced that a limited number of tickets have been released to the public and are now on sale for the center’s “Time of Renewal” 40th Anniversary fundraising celebration.

The event will be held at the Wailuku estate of the late Pundy Yokouchi on Saturday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by George Kahumoku & Friends.

Honorary co-chairs are Eddie Kamae and his wife, Myrna; Mayor Alan Arakawa; and County Council Chair Gladys C. Baisa.

The evening will include hosted cocktails, a catered dinner and silent and live auctions. For tickets, call 244-5546 or e-mail info@jwcameroncenter.org.


IMAGINE meeting set

LAHAINA – The next in the series of IMAGINE meetings is set for Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Na ‘Aikane o Maui Cultural Center at 562A Mokuhinia Place, next to the Front Street tennis courts in the former Malu-ulu-o-lele Cultural Center building.

The public is encouraged to attend. Dinner will be served after the meeting.

IMAGINE is a community planning project that focuses on the Lahaina harborfront area. The major areas of concern in the project area, as identified by community members, are congestion, lack of respect for historical and cultural sites and lack of management.

The community has requested this additional public meeting to further discuss the areas and sites of historical and cultural significance in the project area. Call 661-3262.