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COMMUNITY NEWS for May 1 issue

By Staff | May 1, 2014

Seabury Hall will celebrate its 41st annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, on campus at 480 Olinda Road in Maka-wao. The fair brings together more than 100 of Hawaii’s best artists and crafters, in addition to entertainment, food booths, beautiful flower arrangements, children’s games, a silent auction and huge rummage sale. All proceeds support Seabury Hall’s financial aid program. Visit www. seaburyhall.org or call 572-7235.

Cinco De Mayo event to support LHS programs

KAANAPALI – Chef Paris Nabavi will hold a fundraising event at his new Sangrita Mexican Grill & Cantina at The Fairway Shops at Kaanapali on Monday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Nabavi will donate a percentage of sales on Cinco De Mayo to support the Lahainaluna High School Agriculture and Future Farmers of America programs.

Meeting to provide

updates on projects

Lahaina Chiefs Football and Cheerleader registration for keiki ages 5-15 will be held on Sunday, May 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the football field by the Boys and Girls Club of West Maui. The divisions are: Tiny Mites, ages 5-7, weighing 35-75 pounds; Junior Peewees, ages 8-11, 60-105 pounds; PeeWees, ages 9-12, 75-120 pounds; and Midgets, ages 12-15, 105-170 pounds. The registration fee is $85; scholarships are available. Bring copies of the child’s last fourth quarter report card, birth certificate and medical card. Keiki must have a physical done or appointment slated to be able to play.

NAPILI – An update on marine biology monitoring results in Napili Bay will be offered at a meeting on Thursday, May 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Napili Kai Beach Resort Conference Room.

There will also be an update on streambed cleanout and flora restoration in Napili Kahawai.


Navy League to hold cooking contest

LAHAINA – The Navy League-Maui Council will hold a Crock Pot Cook Off Contest on Sunday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to sunset at Lahaina Yacht Club.

The Brothers Cazimero will perform their annual Lei Day Concert on Friday, May 2, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. Audiences flock to their concerts year after year for a reason — it’s always great! Enjoy the smooth touch of the Brothers Cazimero, presenting contemporary Hawaiian music and beautiful hula with talent, graciousness and showmanship. Pre-show festivities include celebratory music and hula in the courtyard. Island lei-makers will be on-hand with an extra-special selection of fragrant, finely crafted lei to make your day. Dinners, desserts and beverages will be available before and after the show. Tickets are $12, $28 or $37; call 242-SHOW or visit www.MauiArts.org.

The competition is free to enter. Judging will be based on taste and originality.

Enjoy gourmet samplings for $10, as well as no-host bar at Lahaina Yacht Club. The public over age 21 is welcome.

For information, or to participate as a contestant, call Karen at (808) 269-6777 or Suzanne at (808) 661-8232.


Pi Artisan Pizzeria to host job fair

Halau Hula Kauluokala will hold a benefit concert and silent auction on Saturday, May 3, at the Maui Beach Hotel. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the silent auction begins at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Uluwehi Guerrero (pictured) and Halau Hula Kauluokala and Na Leo Lani O Maui under the direction of Gale Wisehart. Tickets are $25; call (808) 250-8581.

LAHAINA – Pi Artisan Pizzeria is holding a job fair on May 4-5 from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. at 900 Front St., Suite A1, in Lahaina.

Scheduled to open in June, the oceanfront restaurant is looking to fill positions in the kitchen, bartenders, cocktail servers and food runners.

Pi Artisan Pizzeria is a fast-casual, Italian restaurant featuring handcrafted pizzas, classic Italian sandwiches and paninis, fresh salads and desserts.

Interested team members are welcome to stop by the job fair to apply. For information, visit “http://www.pi808.com”>www.pi808.com or e-mail the management team info@pi808.com.


Theatre Theatre Maui’s 22nd annual youth drama program runs from June 9 through July 20, concluding with live performances of “Bugsy Malone Jr.” on July 18-20. The summer program will be led by returning Director Kristi Scott (above) and a creative team of instructors. Sponsored in part by the County of Maui and community sponsors, camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lahaina Intermediate School. Registration forms are available now at Theatre Theatre Maui; contact Angie at (808) 214-7443 or 661-1168 (office). Financial aid may be available to qualifying families. Parents may return the completed forms and fees to Theatre Theatre Maui by mail or at the TTM office. For information, check out Theatre Theatre Maui’s Facebook page.

Celebrate May Day at The Wharf

LAHAINA – The Wharf Cinema Center invites the public to join in its May Day celebration on Thursday, May 1, from noon to 2 p.m.

Enjoy music by Ron Hetteen & Kulewa on center stage. Mae Fujiwara and ladies from the West Maui Senior Center will demonstrate lei-making near the Front Street entrance. Call 661-8748.


Celebrate Free Comic Book Day

LAHAINA – Kihei and Lahaina Public Library will offer readers free comic books on Saturday, May 3, in celebration of the 13th Free Comic Book Day.

Library patrons showing their valid library card will receive a free comic book while supplies last.


Maui Democrats to hold benefit luau

WAILUKU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie and former Gov. John Waihee will host a luau benefit hosted by the Maui County Democratic Party on Saturday, May 3, at the Puu Kukui Elementary School Dining Room starting at 5:30 p.m.

The luau will follow the 3:30 p.m. Maui County Democratic Party Convention in the multi-purpose classroom. Visit www.MauiDemocrats.org for information.


GOP to hold convention

KAHULUI – The Maui County Republican Committee will host a Conservative Candidate Rally on Saturday, May 3, at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

The rally will begin at 9 a.m. in the Pilina Multipurpose Room on the second floor. The Maui County Republican Convention will follow the rally. Food and refreshments will be provided at this free event. Call Paige Fontaine at 269-2967.


Students raising awareness on lupus

Rotary Interact Clubs from six Maui high schools are joining up during Lupus Awareness Month in May to raise awareness about the disease and funds for its research.

Students from Maui Preparatory Academy, Seabury Hall, King Kekaulike, Baldwin, Maui High and St. Anthony will be soliciting donations from businesses, selling awareness bracelets and hair ties, hosting a “Lavender for Lupus Day” on Friday, May 9, in which everyone is encouraged to wear lavender (purple) in support of lupus awareness, and setting up an information booth at Seabury Hall’s Craft Fair on Saturday, May 10.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s own healthy cells and tissues. Its cause is unknown; symptoms can include arthritic joint pain and stiffness; chronic, spontaneous fever; skin rashes; fatigue; sunlight sensitivity; hair loss; and chest pain. It is a lifelong illness.

The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans have lupus, and that 10 percent of those with lupus have a parent or sibling also affected by the disease. One in 250 women between the ages of 14 and 45 are likely to develop lupus. For more information, contact Rowan Mulligan at rmulligan14@seaburyhall.org or (808) 280-9866.


Event to kickoff the 2014 Maui Matsuri

KAHULUI – Taiko performances, kendama demonstrations and beautiful kimonos will be a few of the highlights of the 2014 Maui Matsuri kickoff event sponsored by Araki-Regan & Associates LLC on Friday, May 2, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

The kickoff event will also feature karaoke, minyo (folk) dancing and a coloring contest sponsored by Sanrio. The event will conclude with obon odori (bon dance) practice around the stage at 8:15 p.m.

The purpose of this free event is to engage the community and bring more public awareness about the upcoming 14th annual Maui Matsuri on Friday, May 9 (storytelling event), and Saturday, May 10 (festival).

For more information on the Maui Matsuri kickoff event, call the festival hotline at (808) 283-9999 or visit the festival website (www.mauimatsuri. com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mauimatsuri).