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COMMUNITY NEWS for March 13 issue

By Staff | Mar 13, 2014

“Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. This show has risen from an underground percussive dance phenomenon to one of the most popular shows. Audiences of all ages agree that it excites, energizes and inspires at every turn, and this agreement has been marked by rave reviews, sold-out engagements and numerous awards. Featuring rapid fire tap from four award-winning dancers, a one-man beat box phenomenon, and an infectious six-piece band that channels everything from funk to blues, and rock and roll to salsa, “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” presents a wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit. Tickets are $12, $32 or $42; call 242-SHOW.

Healthcare center moves to the Fairway Shops

KAANAPALI – West Maui Healthcare Center has closed its doors at Whalers Village and relocated to the Fairway Shops as Urgent Care West Maui.

Medical Director Ben Azman M.D., who pioneered urgent medical services in West Maui when he opened his clinic at Whalers Village in 1980, remains at the helm of the new enterprise.

Other physicians at the clinic are Charles Parente M.D., Jeffrey Richard M.D., Michael Layman M.D., and Chiropractor Dain Azman D.C.

Urgent Care West Maui remains open for residents and visitors 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Sargent’s Fine Art at 802 Front St. will host acclaimed artist Richard Johnson on March 13-15 from 7 to 10 p.m. Johnson’s expert brushstrokes, use of impasto and delicate rendering of the face and body all work together in harmony. Technical virtuosity helps him create beautiful portraits. Come meet the artist while enjoying the music of Curt Lee on Friday Art Nite at the gallery. For more information, call 667-4030. Johnson’s “The Copper Rose” is pictured.

Local insurances accepted are UHA, HMAA and HMA. The clinic is located at 2580 Kekaa Drive in Kaanapali. Call 667-9721 for information.


Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic slated

LAHAINA – 9th Life Hawaii is holding a free/low-cost Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic on Saturday, March 22.

The organization has sterilized more than 5,895 cats for the Maui community.

All cats are welcome, except pregnant cats. The group can sterilize cats as small as two pounds.

The suggested donation is $35, but the service is always free if paying is a hardship. 9th Life Hawaii has someone who can transport the cats from Lahaina to its fully equipped Upcountry surgery clinic. Cats are returned later the same day to the pick-up location. It’s important to sterilize male cats also to eliminate spraying and fighting.

Call 573-3365 and leave your name, address, phone number and e-mail address, so 9th Life Hawaii can send you a surgical consent form to register for upcoming clinics. Register now, because the spay/neuter slots fill up fast.


Lahaina Hongwanji Mission to hold Spring Bazaar

LAHAINA – Lahaina Hongwanji Mission is holding its annual Spring Bazaar on Saturday, March 22, on the church grounds at 551 Wainee St. from 8 a.m. to noon.

Craft items, rummage, plants, fresh cut flowers, baked goods, assorted sushi and other food items will be available for sale.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for bento lunches, chow fun, nishime and ono huli chicken. Contact Noosh Nishihara at 870-6478 for tickets or more information.


Rummage sale to support halau

KAHULUI – Halau Hula Kauluokala will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, March 15, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lihikai School Cafeteria at 335 South Papa Avenue in Kahului.

The sale will feature hundreds of items: household, clothes, books, kitchen, collectibles, electronics, garden, plants and much more. Donations of items are welcome.


Paula Fuga to perform at foundation benefit

KULA – “A Celebration of Spring” at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery on Saturday, March 15, will benefit the Maui Huliau Foundation.