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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 3 issue

By Staff | Oct 3, 2013

Taro was recently planted near Lahaina Public Library in a sample plot. New plans for the library lawn include restoration of the original stone wall of King Kamehameha’s taro patch and planting a taro lo‘i. PHOTO BY NORM BEZANE.

Learn about college, career options at Sacred Hearts School event

LAHAINA – Sacred Hearts School will host its first annual Keiki College & Career Night on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

This exciting event is open to all children in kindergarten through eighth grade and their families.

Community professionals, including teachers, firemen, policemen, nurses and chefs, will be there to answer questions about their chosen fields.

College counselors from Lahainaluna High School and the University of Hawaii Maui College will be available to discuss opportunities for local scholarships.

Erin Dertner’s “Island Flora” won the 2014 Lahaina Poster Contest held by LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Arts Society. The winning original artwork, as well as all contest entries, are now on sale in the Old Lahaina Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. For information, visit www.visitlahaina.com.

The current cost range of college and trade school tuition will be outlined. A representative from American Savings Bank will be present to teach how easy it is to start saving for your child’s education now.

There will be a drawing for a chance to win one of several $500 scholarships at the end of the night.

For more information, call the school office at 661-4720.


West Maui Little League seeks volunteers

Known for melding traditional Filipino folk songs and instruments with American jazz and blues in a new world music genre known as “jazzipino,” Charmaine Clamor will perform in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10. “Charmaine Clamor spins a web of magic every time she sings. Her expressive voice lets the words breathe and throb as she captures the essence of the lyrics, bringing them to life,” wrote an All About Jazz critic. Tickets are $12, $32 or $42; call 242-SHOW.

NAPILI – West Maui Little League is gearing up for the 2014 season. Join WMLL at its annual meeting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at Napili Park.

Attend the meeting if you are interested in coaching (head or assistant), umpiring, serving as a team mom, or helping with fundraising or concessions.

WMLL also seeks dedicated and responsible people to serve on the board to assist with the day-to-day operations of the league.

For information, call Anna Kanaha, league secretary, at 269-7140.


Discover some of Maui’s most talented fine artists exhibiting at Lahaina Arts Society Fine Art Fairs under the Banyan Tree next to the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse. On Oct. 5, 6 and 26 , join the crowd for live music and check out paintings, ceramics, photography, glass art, wood carvings, jewelry, baskets and more. The art fair and galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weeding project set at Canoe Beach

LAHAINA – Volunteer weeding of native plantings at the Hanakao’o (Canoe) Beach slope will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Volunteers will meet between the cemetery and highway. Bring gloves, hand tools, a water bottle, family and friends.

“The slope planting from the volunteer effort in June is growing nicely but needs a little more help than our current fantastic volunteers can give on their own! Come lend a hand for the morning and enjoy being shoulder to shoulder with friends, new and old, while getting the satisfaction of instant beautification,” wrote Tova Callender, West Maui Watershed & Coastal Management coordinator.

“We are looking for more long-term stewards for this site – please let me know if you or a group you are affiliated with are interested in becoming involved.”

For information, contact Callender at (808) 214-4239 or visit www.westmauir2r.com, www.kaanapaliwmp.com, or www.hawaiicoralreefstrategy.com.


Lahaina Girls Softball seeks coaches and board members

LAHAINA – Lahaina Girls Softball is preparing for the upcoming season and searching for coaches and board members to volunteer.

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping Lahaina girl athletes achieve their social and physical goals by offering a competitive learning environment within the sport of softball.

The league is open to girls 5-16 years of age. Divisions are T-Ball, Coach Pitch and Fast-Pitch.

The season begins in February and goes through May or later depending on the age group.

Deadline for volunteering is Oct. 14. Contact Charmaine at 268-5038 or Rose at 281-8311 for information.


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 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, stipends for high school graduates wishing to attend vocational trade schools or college, various monetary donations to numerous nonprofit organizations, and many notable community projects that directly benefit Lahaina Town and the community at large.

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.


Activities sought for LHS boarding students

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.


Church to hold Blessing of the Animals

LAHAINA – Holy Innocents Church at 561 Front St. will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. services.

Bring your beloved animal friends to this wonderful occasion. The church will be celebrating the life of St. Francis, and all animals are welcome.

Father Bill Albinger will bless each and every animal.