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COMMUNITY NEWS for May 16 issue

By Staff | May 16, 2013

West Maui resident Hamish Burgess has his first island showing of his Celtic art in the Hawaiian Village Coffee Shop in Kahana Gateway Center. There will be an artist’s reception open to the public on Saturday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Celtic music session and bagpiping. For information, visit www.mauiceltic.com/gallery.htm or call (808) 264-5190.

Event to benefit Lahaina Tutoring Program

LAHAINA – “Dollars for Scholars” is set for May 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Aina Nalu in Lahaina.

Featuring wine, pupus, live music and a silent auction, the event will support the Lahaina Tutoring Program.

Tickets are $45, which includes two glasses of wine and a commemorative wine glass. For tickets or information, call Cheryl at (719) 282-9011 or Barbara at (808) 344-5008.


On Memorial Day weekend, Lahaina Gateway will host a Red, White and Blue Classic Car Cruise to benefit Lahaina school sports teams and West Side youth. On Saturday, May 25, from 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy a bright moonlit evening of music, cool cars, prizes, contests and more. For information, or to make donations to the fundraiser, contact Patti Link at 661-3311. PHOTO BY MORT KRAJEC.

Fashion show set

LAHAINA – Passion 4 Fashion Boutique’s Summer Stylin’ Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 11 p.m. at Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

There will be a music and video mix by Deejay Big Mike and prize giveaways throughout the night.


Body in Balance to host book signing party

Lahaina Intermediate School last week announced the Students and Staff of the Month for April: from left, eighth-grader Ivery Navarro, sixth-grader Hailey Lambert, David Negaard (nominated by staff), sixth-grader Briana Bandy, Laura Bramna (nominated by students), eighth-grader Kealohalani Nolan-Criste and seventh-graders Saira Bigornia and Alexis Matias.

LAHAINA – Body in Balance of Lahaina will hold a book signing party with Julie Corrine Audino, author of “Finding Your Piece,” on Friday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will feature raffles, prizes, a fashion show, sushi, champagne, dessert and an opportunity to meet new positive friends.

Join in the fun, meet Audino and learn about classes and special events at Body in Balance, located at 42 Kupuohi St., F2. Call 661-1116 or visit www.juliecorrine.com.


Lahaina DMVL Office relocating to Lahaina Gateway

Maui Hands Gallery at 612 Front St. will host soulful painter Christina DeHoff every Friday in May from 4 to 7 p.m. Call 667-9898.

LAHAINA – The Lahaina DMVL Office has moved from Lahaina Center to Lahaina Gateway Center, 335 Keawe St., Suite 209.

The Lahaina satellite office will reopen for business on Thursday, May 16. Call 270-7363 for information.


Co-op Day slated

KAANAPALI – The Lahaina Food Co-op will hold a membership drive and fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 78 S. Iwa Place in Kaanapali.

Local organic supplements and refreshments will be available. A lunch recipe demonstration will be held at noon, the film “Genetic Roulette” will be screened at 4 p.m. and a dinner recipe demonstration is set for 5 p.m.

Dr. Brendan Krause will offer chiropractic demonstrations from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by Dr. Nancy Lins (naturopathy) from 11 a.m. to noon, William Smith (Hawaiian natural healing) from 1 to 2 p.m., and Ken Krumpe (Vedic astrology/medical astrology at 2 p.m., and Ayurveda: body types, daily routine and diet at 3 p.m.).

Seating may be tight, so bring a chair For more information, call Kathy Corcoran at 661-1852. To find the location, go up Pu’ukoli’i Road past the train station, pass Pu’u Hale Street, turn right on Pu’u Anoano Street, turn left on Kainoe St., then take the first right onto South Iwa. It’s the third house on the right; park on the street.


Gardening classes slated in Lahaina

LAHAINA – The Home Gardening Support Network is holding classes in May at Lahaina Civic Center.

All classes are set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The schedule is: May 15, Creating Edible Landscapes; May 22, Vegetable Disease Control; and May 29, Body Smart Gardening.

The fee is $15 per session. To register, call Anne Gachuhi at (808) 446-2361 or e-mail hgsn2011@gmail.com.


Volunteer in Haleakala Park

HALEAKALA – The Friends of Haleakala National Park offers the public three opportunities each year to experience a trip through Haleakala Crater over a long holiday weekend while learning about and helping to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park.

The first of the 2013 Service Learning trips will be held during Memorial Day weekend, May 25 through 27. Visit www.fhnp.org for information.


Community loses Shirley Ann Kaha’i

WAILUKU – Shirley Ann Kaha’i, 60, of Wailuku, passed away on April 23, 2013 at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Arizona.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1952 in Wailuku.

Services were held on May 11.

Kaha’i was the program director of the Friends of Moku’ula in Lahaina.

She is survived by her mother, Louise Medeiros; stepfather, Peter Keau; son, Brandon Kaha’i; hanai daughter, Anabelle Paet; hanai grandson, Damien Paet Dumayas; sister, Bernadine Kauweloa; brothers, James (Marilyn) Medeiros, Joseph Kaha’i Jr., and Matthew (Maria) Keau; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Kaha’i Sr.


Ride a bike to work

Maui Bicycle Alliance and the Hawaii Bicycling League urge everyone to bike to work on Friday, May 17, to celebrate National Bike to Work Day.

For more information on this and other events happening around the state during National Bike Month, visit the Hawaii Bicycling League’s website at www.hbl.org. Ride for fun or join the Cycle 100 Challen