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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 24 issue

By Staff | Oct 24, 2013

The Lahainaluna and Baldwin High School football teams squared off in a crucial Maui Interscholastic League contest at War Memorial Stadium last Friday night. After the Bears took a 3-0 first quarter lead, the undefeated (9-0) Lunas struck decisively for five second quarter touchdowns to put the game away en route to the 48-3 final score. The Luna defense limited the Bears to 135 yards of total offense and gained 350 of their own. The win solidified LHS’ top seeding in the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II rankings, which will ensure a first round bye, then a semifinal game at War Memorial in early November. PHOTO BY DENTON JOHNSON.

Maui Fire Department to hold demonstration

WAILUKU – In honor of Fire Prevention Week, Maui Fire Department is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind residents to “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”

To help build awareness, MFD is holding a demonstration open to the public and local elementary schools on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Lahaina Recreation Center.

Firefighters will demonstrate how they rappel, cut up cars with the “Jaws of Life” and put out fires.

MFD’s Air-1 helicopter, Sparky Dog and Smokey Bear will also appear. For information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/fireprevention.

Wes (Forest) Hada will lead a dijeridu workshop at Kihei Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2:30 p.m. Hada will demonstrate how to play the dijeridu, provide a lesson on circular breathing and invite participants of all ages to perform together as a group in this two-hour workshop. Dijeridus will be provided; participants are encouraged to bring their own dijeridu from home. The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring the workshop. Kihei Public Library is located at 35 Waimahaihai St.; call 875-6833 for information.


Halloween candy buy-back fundraiser set

LAHAINA – Kihei/Lahaina Orthodontics is holding a Halloween candy buy-back all day on Monday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants earn $2 per pound of candy surrendered. Kihei/Lahaina Orthodontics will then match the money, which will be donated to the Maui Food Bank. The candy will be sent to U.S. troops overseas.

To celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month, Maui Orthodontist Dr. Sujata Bhatia invites Maui residents to surrender the Halloween candy – that can play tricks on orthodontic treatment – and trade it in for the treat of helping others!

Everyone is invited to donate. Turn your candy into dollars at Dr. Bhatia’s Lahaina office at 505 Front Street, Suite 202. For more information, call the Kihei office at 874-9229, Lahaina office at 661-9229, find Kihei/Lahaina Orthodontics on Facebook or visit www.kiheiorthodonticsmaui.com.

The Maui Preparatory Academy girls JV cross country team recently won the Maui Interscholastic League JV championship — the first-ever MIL team title in school history. Freshman Sophia Johnston captured the individual title and set a new school record by covering the three-mile course in 21 minutes. Maui Prep placed four runners in the top ten, dominating second place team Maui High by over 18 points. Pictured, from left, are Athletic Director Keenan Reader, Ember Hirsch, Jamie Advincula, Sarah Wilhelm, Jessica Kingwell, Alexa Narayan and Johnston.


Event to support Assistance Dogs of Hawaii

KAHANA – Maui Brewing Co. in Kahana Gateway will host another “Wag Your Tails for Maui Ales!” event on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Maui Brewing Co. will donate a portion of the proceeds from its beers sold to Assistance Dogs of Hawaii (ADH). Call 669-3474 for information.


Mission to hold Fall Mini-Bazaar

LAHAINA – A Fall Mini-Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St.

Shop for rummage items, plants, crafts and food. Call Paul Laub at 442-2450 for information.


Sparks to speak

MAALAEA – Maui Ocean Center’s free Sea Talk Series continues on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. with “Concerns with Maui’s Nearshore Fish Resources and How You Can Get Involved” by Aquatic Biologist Russell Sparks.

Sea Talks are held in the Open Ocean exhibit; enter through the front gate from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Seating is limited; register by calling 270-7088.


Halloween Bash set

SOUTH MAUI – Three’s Bar and Grill will host Maui AIDS Foundation’s annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

There will be a costume contest with winners every hour and dancing to music by three Maui deejays.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All ticket sales and 15 percent of food and beverage will be donated to the foundation. Purchase tickets online at www.MauiAIDS.org.


Church to stage ‘Hotter Than Hell’

KAHULUI – King’s Cathedral at 777 Mokulele Highway will stage “Hotter Than Hell,” featuring impersonations of some of the hottest stars of the past century, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24-27.

Admission is free. Call 871-7311 for information.


Kumulani Chapel to hold Harvest Festival

KAPALUA – Kumulani Chapel will host its Annual Harvest Festival for keiki on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hale Hokulani (The Barn) in Kapalua on Office Road across from Sansei.

Keiki through fifth grade are encouraged to dress in friendly costumes and enjoy the fun, including game booths, prizes, candy, hot dogs, popcorn, jumping castles and a few surprises! Admission is free.

This year, Kumulani Chapel is encouraging families to be a blessing this Thanksgiving by bringing canned or nonperishable food donations for Feed My Sheep.

For more information, call Kumulani Chapel at 669-6905.


Lions holding online scholarship fundraiser

LAHAINA – West Maui Lions will hold their first Online Auction Scholarship Fundraiser on Biddingforgood.com, which will run from Oct. 25 through Nov. 22.

This is the club’s fourth year raising money for graduates who are continuing to higher education.

Auction items from local organizations are being donated, including categories such as art, jewelry, hotel stays, fine dining and much more.

Donations can be sent to West Maui Lions, P.O. Box 10853, Lahaina, HI 96761. For information, contact Linda Elms at Secretary@WestMauilions.org.