COMMUNITY NEWS for May 1 issue
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
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 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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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).