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COMMUNITY NEWS for September 26 issue

By Staff | Sep 26, 2013

King Kamehameha III Elementary School’s 100th Anniversary Committee launched the year’s festivities with an Educational Kick Off Assembly on Monday. The event featured chanting by students, hula, a Hawaiian blessing, artistic rendition of the school’s alma mater by the choir led by teacher Joe Kent and a reading of the history of the school.

Oktoberfest to support Rotary Club’s community efforts

LAHAINA – The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise will hold its second annual Oktoberfest event at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The benefit will feature an authentic German buffet, great music and dancing with The Oompah Band, and a silent auction ending at 8 p.m.

Tickets may be obtained at “http://www.lahainasunriserotary.org”>www.lahainasunriserotary.org or by calling (512) 565-9570.

With additional resources, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise can continue to develop programs such as subsidizing meals at the local schools, providing stipends for high school graduates wishing to attend vocational trade schools or college, various monetary donations to numerous nonprofit organizations, and many community projects that directly benefit Lahaina Town and the community.

The Outlets of Maui/Lahaina Center banner welcomed Maui Marathoners on Sunday. Japanese visitors are pictured with Hard Rock Cafe General Manager Brent Rumph, who provided a water station and rock music to encourage the runners. The grand opening celebration for the new outlets is slated for Dec. 6. PHOTO BY MORT KRAJEC.

The club currently seeks silent auction items and/or gift certificates.

To make a contribution to the event and/or silent auction, visit www.lahainasunriserotary.org, call Brandie Henderson at (888) 243-2903 or Tera Paleka at (808) 870-3653 or (512) 565-9570, or download the contribution form and letter at www.lahainasunriserotary.org.


Luna softball team holding fundraiser

LAHAINA – Lady Luna Softball is holding a chow fun sale on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lahaina — What a great town! A little over three weeks ago, LahainaTown Action Committee appointed the above four members to help them raise the funds to replace the holiday wreaths on Front Street, which have disintegrated after 25 years of service. They asked for 40 wreaths. The community came forward in response by sponsoring 65 wreaths, and LAC is overjoyed. Pictured are (from left): front — Joan McKelvey and Lynn Donavon, LAC executive director; back row — Fran Mitsumura, Donna Soares and Connie Sutherland.

Tickets are $7 per quart. Pickup will be held at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission.

The chow fun will be made by the Ladies of Lahaina Hongwanji.

To make a purchase, call Lorene Akiona at 385-8548.


School to hold tsunami drill

Lahaina News goes Hollywood! The Lahaina News was recently featured on KTLA Channel 5 in Southern California, when one of Warren & Annabelle’s headliner magicians, Chris Blackmore, performed a magic trick using the West Maui newspaper during the Morning News show. Blackmore proceeded to tear up the Lahaina News and restore it in front of an amazed audience. He has been performing frequently at Warren & Annabelle’s on Front Street for the last seven years. You can catch his show here in Lahaina on Nov. 4-16, 2013. For reservations or information, call 667-6244.

LAHAINA – King Kamehameha III School will conduct its Tsunami Evacuation Drill on Wednesday, Sept. 25, starting at 8:05 a.m.

Traffic will be impacted from the intersections of Prison and Front streets, Shaw and Front streets, as well as the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Shaw Street.

The drill will conclude King Kamehameha III School’s “September is Safety Month” activities.


Activities sought for LHS boarding students

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary offers free “45-Ton Whale Talks” on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Whalers Village Museum at Whalers Village (ask for free parking validation). Talks are also held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the Sanctuary Meeting Center at 726 South Kihei Road. Visit http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov for more information.

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Boarding Department is looking for afternoon activities for boarding students not participating in sports.

The programs would need to be one hour long, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., on Monday through Thursday and involve 30-40 students.

Contact Susan Yap at 662-3979, extension 319.


Volunteer in Haleakala Crater

HALEAKALA – Volunteer with the Friends of Haleakala National Park in Haleakala Crater on Oct. 12-14 and stay free at Kapalaoa Cabin on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Help the national park care for native vegetation.

Call 669-8385 for more information.


Ho’oilo House participating in B&B for Vets program

LAHAINA – Locally owned Ho’oilo House is once again participating in the B&Bs for Vets program.

Around the country, bed and breakfasts celebrate Veterans’ Day by offering free nights to active or retired veterans.

Ho’oilo House has one room left for this promotion; the night of Nov. 11, 2013.

This reservation can only be made by calling Ho’oilo House at (808) 667-6669.

Ho’oilo House looks forward to welcoming a veteran couple and thanking them for their sacrifices.

Additional information about Ho’oilo House can be found at www.hooilohouse.com.


Baldwin High School to celebrate anniversary

WAILUKU – A meeting to finalize details of H.P. Baldwin High School’s 75th Anniversary celebration will be held in the school’s new library on Monday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m.

The 75th Anniversary festivities will be held in October. Visit www.hpbaldwinmaui75th.com for details.

Alumni, staff and other individuals interested in helping to plan the anniversary events are encouraged to attend this planning meeting.

For more information, contact Lynn Araki-Regan at 280-1299.


Estate planning seminar set

LAHAINA – The Salvation Army is offering a free educational seminar designed to help people understand how they can benefit from estate planning and charitable giving.

The “Lunch & Learn” seminar will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Lahaina Corps at 131 Shaw St.

Some of the subjects that guest presenters Elizabeth Ivey (attorney at law) and Ellen Kazama (gift planner) will explain in plain English include estate, financial and gift planning, tax law changes, structure and benefits of a living trust, little-known charitable gift opportunities that benefit both family and community, and using charitable gift planning to maximize income and minimize income taxes.

Lunch will be served. Seating is limited, so reservations are necessary. No solicitations will be made at the seminar.

To register, call 661-5335.