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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 6 issue

By Staff | Jun 6, 2013

The featured artist at Lahaina Arts Society in June is Shirley Hartley, who was recently named a “Living Treasure” of LAS. She has been painting for about 15 years and has sold over 300 paintings. She uses oils and loves the texture that can be produced with palette knives. The whole of Maui (and the world) is her subject matter. Seascapes, landscapes, surfers, sunsets and just about anything that catches your eye is subject for her paintings. There are 23 new paintings in this exhibit, including several of her favorite, “Secret Beach.” Her ongoing theme has been “Island Memories.” For more information, phone the gallery at 661-0111.

Cat spay/neuter clinic slated in West Maui

LAHAINA – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will bring its team of spay/neuter volunteers to Lahaina for West Maui’s first-ever mass spay/neuter clinic for cats on Sunday, June 9.

SPCA Maui is partnering with Veterinarian Dr. Susan Baillie and West Maui Pet Supply for the clinic, the first in a new, ongoing series targeting both owned, community and feral cats.

Clients are asked to “pay what they can,” said clinic coordinator and SPCAM President Sue Liscombe. “Space is limited, so call and book a space today.

“Humane traps are available to lend free of charge, too” added Liscombe.

Zenshin Daiko’s 14th annual Taiko Festival will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The concert will open with Taiko Center of the Pacific Youth Group (above), the children’s group of world-renowned taiko drummer Kenny Endo’s school of taiko on Oahu. The second half of the evening features Maui’s Zenshin Daiko, which will premiere two exciting pieces. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 years and under; call 242-SHOW.

SPCA Maui will conduct similar clinics in Wailuku on June 16 and 23.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an all-volunteer, not for profit, 501(c)(3) dedicated to a “No More Homeless Pets Maui” and the ending of killing as a means of companion animal population control.

Call 280-0738 or e-mail info@spcamaui.org to register, obtain clinic information, or become a sponsor or volunteer.


Shred old documents

Attention taro farmers and enthusiasts! Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will hold a Hawaiian Taro Sale on Friday, June 7, at 9 a.m. Rare potted taro varieties from the ‘Ele‘ele, Mana, Lehua, Manini, Lauloa, Piko and ‘Ula‘ula families will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. until supplies are sold out. The gardens may not have these varieties available until next year, so get them on June 7. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului. Call 249-2798 for more information.

KAHULUI – Kula AARP announced that its annual Shredding Event will be held on Saturday, June 8, in the Home Depot parking lot from 8 to 11 a.m.

Bring your boxes or bags (the limit is two) of old documents, tax forms, checks and other private papers and drop them off. The shredding service is free!

For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Seniors should schedule yearbook portraits

LAHAINA – Senior members of Lahainaluna High School’s Class of 2014 are reminded that senior portraits for the Ka Lama 2014 yearbook are scheduled from June 10-14 at Nagamine Photo Studio.

Those who have yet to schedule their appointment must call the 1787 Wili Pa Loop studio at 244-3636 to arrange a time.

Alternate dates are available if the scheduled week is not feasible. Instructions in preparing for the photo session will be given after the appointment has been scheduled. For more information, contact yearbook advisor Art Fillazar at 662-3976 prior to June 10.


Native planting project slated

LAHAINA – The West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative invites the public to a joint Hanakao’o Beach Park native planting and launch of the West Maui Kumuwai campaign on Sunday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers will plant hundreds of natives to stabilize the slope above the historic cemetery to keep sediment from eroding into Wahikuli Gulch, protect the ocean and beautify the area.

Bring gardening tools, gloves, lawn chair, sun protection and a water bottle. The group will meet at the parking lot next to Hanakao’o Cemetery.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided by CJ’s Deli & Diner. West Maui Kumuwai will also have giveaways for volunteers.

For more information on West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative projects, visit www.westmauir2r.com.