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COMMUNITY NEWS for April 17 issue

By Staff | Apr 17, 2014

Lahainaluna High School students perform during the sunset pageant at the 44th annual David Malo Day Ho‘olaule‘a on Saturday evening at Boarders’ Field on campus. This year’s theme was “Malama Kai” (Protect Our Ocean).

Preschool to host Movie Night

LAHAINA – Children of the Rainbow Preschool at 142 Baker St. will hold a Movie Night on Friday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Disney’s “Frozen” will be shown.

A concession stand will be open from 6 to 8 p.m.


Celtic art by Hamish Burgess is on display at Hawaiian Village Coffee in Kahana Gateway Center this month. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Celtic music session. For information, visit www.mauiceltic.com/ gallery.htm.

LAC to hold Golf Classic

LAHAINA – LahainaTown Action Committee invites golfers to its second annual Golf Classic on Saturday, May 3, at the Kaanapali Royal Golf Course. Golfers who participate will have the satisfaction of helping a charitable organization, with a portion of the tournament proceeds benefitting Lahaina Junior Golf.

The festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. with a four-golfer scramble shotgun start. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a fee of $125, which includes a luncheon directly following the tournament with an awards ceremony and live auction. The perpetual trophy was carved by talented woodworking artist Paul Kasprzycki.

LAC President Sne Patel said, “This is a unique golf classic with many merchants contributing to the fun. Cool Cat Caf, Shark Pit Food Truck and Round Table Pizza will be offering ono grinds on selected holes, so bring your appetite and golf skills.”

A hole-in-one will win a brand new car sponsored by Jim Falk’s Valley Isle Motors. The public is invited to come join in the fun. For registration information, visit www.visitlahaina.com or call Lynn Donovan at LAC at 667-9175.

Kimo’s Restaurant in Lahaina recently celebrated its 37th anniversary. In honor of the milestone, Kimo’s presented annual Legacy of Aloha donations to THERAsurf and Aloha Backpack Buddies, recognizing both charities for their ongoing service to the community. Pictured at the THERAsurf presentation are, from left, Matt Schweitzer, Shawneen Schweitzer, Patty Thibaut, Elena Porsch, Shelby Schweitzer, Chris Almeroth and Jack Starr.


Sunrise Rotary Club to award scholarship

LAHAINA – The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise will award a $2,500

scholarship to a student who wants to attend trade school over a traditional college.

Trade schools include, but are not limited to, culinary, beauty, massage, electrical, mechanic and medical aid programs.

King Kamehameha III Elementary School recently honored fourth grade teacher Lissa Penner with the Hula Grill Educator of the Month Award. Pictured (from left) are Katie Say from Hula Grill, Vice Principal Dawn Mains, Penner, Chris McManus from Hula Grill and Principal Steve Franz. Previous award recipients this school year are Justin Hughey, Gary Ishisaka, Dianne Lagbas, Rebecca Wimmer, Dorcas Cashman, Amber Stluka and Brandon Ueki.

Applicants must have applied to or be accepted to a school, graduated in fall 2013 or spring/summer 2014, show excellent grades, provide letters from three current teachers, and submit an essay of 400-1,000 words on their future plans and how this education will be put to use.

Applications must be postmarked by April 30 and mailed to RCLS- Scholarship, P.O. Box 913, Lahaina, HI 96767. For information, e-mail brandiehen@ me.com.


Easter Egg Hunts set

LAHAINA – King’s Cathedral & Chapels will hold Easter Egg Hunts on Friday, April 18, at 8 a.m. at Lahaina Recreation Center, noon at Kalama Park and 4 p.m. at Pukalani Park.

The Lahaina Intermediate School Renaissance Program last week announced the Students and Staff of the Month for February: (from left) sixth-grader Christian Palada, eighth-grader John Supnet, Lori Koyama (nominated by the staff), eighth-grader Natalie Brown, sixth-grader Malia Kaufonang, seventh-grader Grace Takemoto, Joyce Wada (nominated by students) and seventh-grader Divina Corpuz.

On Saturday, April 19, a hunt is slated at Keopuolani Soccer Pit at 11 a.m.

Learn the story of Easter and enjoy prize drawings. For information, call 643-PRAY.


Art tour set at Launiupoko

LAHAINA – On April 26-27, the Maui Artists’ Guild will hold the “Art in the Garden Tours and Sale” event.

Located above Honoapiilani Highway across from Launiupoko Beach Park, clearly marked signs will lead the public to locations that will feature the sale of art and plants, and tours of individual gardens.

The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, contact Sue Thomas at (530) 409-1565 or sue@sthomasart.com.


MFSS benefit to feature Crime Mystery Theater theme

WAILUKU – Maui Family Support Services Inc. will hold its third annual Signature Dinner and Silent Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Makena Beach and Golf Resorts’ Kaeo Ballroom.

This year’s Crime Mystery Theater theme will lead to an interactive evening of answering “Who dunnit?”

Guests will solve the mystery of the evening while raising money for a Maui organization that serves children and families.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by contacting Sarah Ward or Leah Neher at 242-0900 or visiting www.mfss.org.

Maui Family Support Services is a private, nonprofit agency incorporated in 1980 to provide early childhood development services to families on Maui.

The agency has provided more than 33 years of continuous service to residents of Maui County.

Its mission is: “to promote healthy family functioning by providing supportive services that build on family strengths utilizing our collective resources toward the prevention of child abuse and neglect.”

MFSS serves the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai and is the fiscal agent for the Ho’oikaika Partnership.