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COMMUNITY NEWS for September 5 issue

By Staff | Sep 5, 2013

West Maui Lions collected more than 300 sets of slippers during their fifth annual Slipper Drive. The slippers were distributed to staff at King Kamehameha III Elementary School (pictured) and Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School. Donations may be sent to West Maui Lions, P.O. Box 10853, Lahaina, HI 96761.

Lahainaluna Art Committee to meet

LAHAINA – The first meeting for the Lahainaluna High School Art Committee is set for Friday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. in the LHS Library.

The panel is looking for community members and parents to join them, as they work on getting State Foundation on Culture and the Arts funding for their Artist in Residence Program to produce an important art work on campus, plus planning for a major Arts Fair next spring, student art shows, classes and mentorships.

For information, contact Nancy Young at 205-1389 or “mailto:nncyoung@gmail.com”>nncyoung@gmail.com.


The Central Pacific Bank Foundation recently awarded $2,500 to the H.P. Baldwin Foundation. The donation will be used to fund Baldwin High School’s 75th Anniversary Celebration Service Project. Pictured (from left) are Kevin Yoshida, vice president and region manager of Central Pacific Bank; Baldwin High School Principal Catherine Kilborn; Lynn Araki-Regan, co-chair of BHS’ 75th Anniversary Celebration; and Desiree Ting, business banking officer of Central Pacific Bank.

Ing to hold talk story session

KIHEI – South Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing will hold a talk story meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Kihei Charter School.

“I have set up a time to hear your concerns and will be bringing along some very special guests. This is a big opportunity for South Maui residents to get their concerns directly to legislative leaders well ahead of the 2014 Legislative Session,” Ing wrote.

“Come speak directly to me and the entire primary leadership of the Hawaii State House of Representatives without flying over to Oahu.”

House Speaker Joe Souki, Vice-Speaker John Mizuno, Majority Leader Scott Saiki and Finance Chairwoman Sylvia Luke are expected to attend the meeting.

“Maui’s Native Forest Birds,” a free presentation by the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, will be held at Makawao Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Laura Berthold, an ornithologist with the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, will share information about the ecological history of Maui’s native forest birds. These unique animals adapted to an island environment very different from today and are continuing to persist while facing many challenges. Berthold will present photos of the birds and the forest they inhabit, as well as discuss the project’s research and habitat restoration efforts. This one-hour program is suitable for ages five and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Makawao Public Library is located at 1159 Makawao Avenue. For more information, call 573-8785.


Celebrate the mayor’s birthday

KAHULUI – Mayor Alan Arakawa invites the public to his annual Birthday Bash at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

The event takes place on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For only $25, have dinner and enjoy a host of entertainment, from Hapa to Na Hoa and John Stephan.

Mana’olana Pink Paddlers, Maui’s only 501(c)(3) nonprofit outrigger paddling organization focused on helping cancer survivors regain health and strength after cancer, invites all cancer survivors to paddle every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m. Mana’olana is the sister organization of Maui Canoe Club located at Sugar Beach in North Kihei (just look for the red, white and blue canoes). Visit www.manaolanapinkpaddlersmaui.org for more information.

Children under 12 are free. Bring your own lawn chairs because seating is limited.

Tickets are available at now at Milagros in Paia, Da Kitchen in Kahului and Kihei, Casanova’s Deli in Makawao , Lahaina Pizza Company, and Araki-Regan & Associates and Blackburn’s Corner in Wailuku.

For more information on the event, go to www.arakawa2014.com or call 244-6042.


Gan Eden Chavurah to host High Holiday services

LAHAINA – Gan Eden Chavurah, a modern Jewish Congregation using the reform prayer book “Gates of Repentance,” will host High Holiday services in West Maui with Cantorial Soloist Jodie Girsh.

Open to all, services will take place at Lahaina United Methodist Church at 988 Front St.

The holidays will begin with Erev Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Rosh Hashanah morning services on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m.

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) services will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., along with services on Saturday, Sept. 14, as follows: Yom Kippur Morning Service at 10 a.m., Yom Kippur Yizkor (memorial) Service at 1 p.m., and Yom Kippur Neila (concluding) Service at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Rabbi Larry Winer at 661-3237 or (954) 295-2878, or send an e-mail to rabbiwiner@me.com.


Wiest to discuss East Maui Watershed

KIHEI – The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will host the lecture “Partnerships Protecting our Watersheds: East Maui in Focus” with Allison Wiest on Thursday, Sept. 12.

The event is set for 6 to 8 p.m. at the sanctuary office at 726 S. Kihei Road.

Wiest is the community outreach and education liaison for the East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP). The 120,000-acre EMWP was formed in 1991 as the first watershed partnership in the State of Hawaii.

That partnership helped pool economic, technical and human resources to manage the East Maui Watershed.

Wiest will highlight the value of partnerships like these, focusing on the work they are doing, some of the species protected and the efforts made to keep our watersheds healthy.

Through her talk, she will share her experiences with these special and often unique places.

Wiest joined EMWP in 2010. Before that, she was a field assistant for the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership, and she led environmental hikes for Maui-Eco Adventures.

For information, visit hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov.


Theatre Theatre Maui to hold after-school drama classes

LAHAINA – Is your child a student at Lahaina Intermediate School? Does he or she love to perform in front of a crowd and learn new and creative theater techniques? If so, there is a terrific, no-cost class for your child.

Once again, Theatre Theatre Maui is partnering up with the Lahaina Complex After School Enrichment Tutoring Project. Starting Sept. 16, “Drama Queen” Kristi Scott and Heidi Turner will teach an after-school drama class for LIS students in the cafeteria.

Classes will be held on Mondays from 2:10 to 3:45 p.m. after school on Sept. 16 and 23; October 14, 21 and 28; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 9; Jan. 13 and 27, Feb. 3, 10 and 24; and March 3 and 10.

Registration is open to LIS students in grades 6-8. Students may pick up a registration form at the LIS office or by contacting Angie Thompson at Theatre Theatre Maui at 661-1168, (808) 214-7443 or ttmwestmaui@aol.com.

The deadline to sign up is Sept. 6; registration will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.