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COMMUNITY NEWS for July 18 issue

By Staff | Jul 18, 2013

Kathleen Marie Robertson, the daughter of Peggy and Harry Robertson of Lahaina, exchanged wedding vows with Morgan Joseph Marks, son of David and Victoria Marks of Santa Rosa, California, on June 21 at the Puamana Clubhouse in Lahaina. The brother of the bride is Reed Robertson, and the sister of the groom is Sasha Marks. Six bridesmaids, six groomsmen and two flower girls accompanied them. The Maid of Honor was Leah Kadotani, and the Best Man was Matthew Vioral. Kathleen is a graduate of UCLA and a teacher in Kaneohe. Morgan, also a UCLA graduate, is an engineer for Tesoro. The rehearsal dinner was held at the Pioneer Inn, and a family brunch was held after the wedding at the Robertson’s home in Wahikuli.

Learn Ho’oponopono

WAILUKU – Keala O Kalani will offer a free Ho’oponopono Basic I class on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Wailuku.

Those who attend the class may also attend a Level II class on Sunday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Call Anne at 870-6182 for more information or to register.


For ten years, jazz music has been played the first Sunday of every month from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Whalers Village’s main stage. The Maui Jazz Society started this music project when George Benson sang at Sir Wilfred’s grand opening. Michael Buono has kept the jazz happening over the years and has great artists like Jimmy Borges, Doug White, Gene Argel and Mark Johnstone play. Sponsored by Whalers Village, this show is free to the public and a great time. Pictured, from left, are John Zangrando (saxophone), Buono (drums), Danny M. (bass) and Shiro Mori on keyboards.

Library to show ‘Dinosaur’

KIHEI – A free movie screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Dinosaur” will be presented at Kihei Public Library’s “Movie Night” on Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. in the Children’s Area.

An action-filled drama with elements of humor, “Dinosaur” focuses on the journey of a three-ton Iguanodon who is raised from the egg by a clan of lemurs and eventually reunited with his own kind.

This family-oriented movie is rated PG.

Free popcorn and refreshments will be provided by the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund.

Atamira Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. on July 18 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. From Aotearoa/New Zealand, Atamira’s choreographers, dancers and designers reflect a diverse cross-section of voices from both urban and rural backgrounds, telling the stories of Maori people through compelling artistic expression. Tickets are $12, $22 or $32; call 242-SHOW. PHOTOS BY JOHN McDERMOTT.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Kihei Public Library is located at 35 Waimahaihai St.

For more information, call the library at 875-6833.


SPCA offers ‘Forty Dollar Fix’ for dogs

WAILUKU – SPCA Maui has extended its “Forty Dollar Fix” for Maui’s big dogs. Now through the end of July, SPCA will fix all dogs over 40 pounds for just $40, with surgeries performed at local licensed veterinarians.

The Rotary Club of Kahului will hold the Mike H. Lyons Memorial Scholarship Fund 2013 Palaka Awards Luncheon & Golf Ball Drop on Friday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club. Buy golf balls for the chance to win one of ten big prizes, including a Napa Valley trip or Lanai “Stay-cation.” Net proceeds fund the club’s Michael H. Lyons II Scholarship Program, providing college scholarships for exceptional Maui youth. Registration and networking start at 11 a.m., followed by the Golf Ball Drop at noon and awards luncheon. Visit http://www.kahuluirotary.com/ for information.

Providing affordable “fixes” for Maui’s cats and dogs since 2009, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to a “no more homeless pets” Maui through accessible spay/neuter services for all.

“This big dog special should have made a significant difference in the number of large breed puppies entering our island shelter,” said SPCA Maui’s Peter Tierney.

“Large breed dogs have the biggest litters and cost as much as $500 to fix. Our Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) at SPCA Maui is designed to be quick, easy and no hassle, too.”

“Fixing pets before they have a litter is good for everyone,” said SPCA Maui President Sue Liscombe.

Fixed pets live longer, healthier lives, and being proactive keeps unwanted kittens and puppies out of the island’s shelter.

Call 280-0738 or e-mail peter@spcamaui.org for information on SPCA Maui’s “Forty Dollar Fix” or Spay Neuter Assistance Program for cats and dogs.


Roselani Place to host Senior Sushi Bingo

KAHULUI – Roselani Place will host Senior Sushi Bingo and a Community Open House on Saturday, July 20, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Fresh sushi and refreshments prepared by Roselani Place will be served.

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of bingo with old friends and new acquaintances. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each game played.

Model apartments will be open for viewing.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; to register, call Diane at 871-7720 or e-mail diane@roselaniplace.com.

Roselani Place is located at 88 S. Papa Avenue in Kahului.


College information session slated

LAHAINA – The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at the University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC) is hosting a series of college information sessions at the UHMC Lahaina Education Center on the fourth Thursday of every month throughout the summer.

The next event will be offered on July 25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

This series is free and open to anyone interested in college but unsure of where to begin.

A special invitation is extended to graduating high school seniors who have not applied to college and would like more information.

The sessions will give people an opportunity to learn about the college and financial aid opportunities available on Maui, as well as strategies for those going to college off-island.

These interactive sessions will provide an opportunity to ask an expert questions about higher education.

For more information, or to reserve your space, call 984-3286.

The Lahaina Education Center is located in the Front Street Apartment complex at 60 Kenui St. Call 662-3911.