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COMMUNITY NEWS for January 16 issue

By Staff | Jan 16, 2014

Each year, Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club members pick plumeria, sell lei, then deliver the profits to the Lahainaluna High School Health and Medical Services Pathway, so that students don’t have to pay for their clinical scrubs. This year, seniors from Kaunoa Senior Center volunteered their time to sew scrubs, saving money on manufacturing costs. Funds from the lei sales also go toward scholarships for students who remain in the program for three years and are deserving of the financial reward.

Rasmussen to speak at Rotary meeting

KAHULUI – The Rotary Club of Kahului will hear from Teena M. Rasmussen, director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, at its meeting at 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Rasmussen will discuss what’s “On The Horizon for Maui’s Economy.” Learn what the Office of Economic Development is working on for 2014. She will talk about new initiatives underway and how your business or clients may benefit.

Cost for lunch is $20 or a $5 program fee. For information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.


Broadway Pops “Dancing and Romancing” will be held in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. Broadway stars Joan Hess and Kirby Ward are bringing their thrilling “Dancing and Romancing” program to the Maui Pops. This tribute to the 1930s highlights the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin, and features a program of song and dance inspired by Fred and Ginger. The Maui Pops Orchestra will be in full swing and perform a few of its own Broadway favorites. Tickets are $15, $30, $40 or $50 (half price for keiki 18 and under); call 242-SHOW.

Historian to discuss origins of ‘Kula Kai’ and Waimahaihai

KIHEI – The Waimahaihai District Neighborhood Association is bringing in Hawaii researcher, historian and speaker Lucienne de Naie, who will lecture on the origins and history of Kihei.

Her lecture will be the primary focus on WDNA’s monthly membership meeting at Hope Chapel in Kihei on Monday, Jan. 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open to the public, the meeting will include a real estate update and details about WDNA’s upcoming curb painting project. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help fund WDNA’s community projects. For more information, go to www.waimahaihai.org.


“HAPA by Moonlight” is set for Friday, Jan. 17, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. The music of this duo, Barry Flanagan (right) and Ron Kuala‘au, evokes a sound that many people have called heavenly. Expect to hear hypnotic guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting in the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, history and mythology. Just add to this a dose of American Folk-Rock, and you have exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music. Tickets are $30 or $45; call 242-SHOW.

LHS to hold Parent Information Night

LAHAINA – Lahainaluna High School encourages parents of currently enrolled students to attend its quarterly Parent Information Night on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Samuel Kamakau Library. The session will include updates from the PTSA and administration.

Information on the Jan. 31 Senior Project presentation will be shared. Students participating in the annual Shakespeare Monologue contest will also be featured.

After the business meeting portion, first semester report cards will be available for distribution. For more information, call 662-4000.


Nominations sought for ‘Women of Excellence’ awards

WAILUKU – The Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) announced that it is now accepting nominations for its “Women of Excellence” awards program.

This year’s program celebrates “women of character, courage and commitment,” aligning with the national theme observing Women’s History Month.

Nominees will be selected based on their demonstrated courage, vision and commitment to women and their contributions to the betterment of life within the County of Maui.

Five Maui County women will be honored in the following categories: Young Woman of Promise (14-21 years old), Woman of Excellence (21 years and up), Unsung Hero, Honorary Historical Award (Posthumous) and Career Achievement.

Nomination forms are available online at www.mauicounty.gov/CSW under “Additional Information.” The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.

Nominees and winners will be recognized at an event on March 27. For more information, call 870-0053.


Rabbi Winer to discuss Judaism

LAHAINA – “Judaism 101” – discussions on different aspects of Judaism with Rabbi Larry Winer – will be held on Monday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at Lahaina United Methodist Church at 988 Front St.

Parking is available on Baker Street. Call Winer at 661-3237.