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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 12 issue

By Staff | Jun 12, 2014

‘Ka ‘Imi Na‘auao o Hawai‘i Nei Institute held its second fundraiser last week Friday at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel’s Tiki Terrace. Roselle Bailey’s eighth showing and upcoming debut of “Recalling Hawaii” in San Rafael, California, is set for June 21. The institute is still accepting donations toward airfares at www.kaimi.org. PHOTO BY DAVID Y. TAKAGI.

DOT improving turn at Aholo Road

LAHAINA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation last week began working on the right hand turn at the corner of Honoapiilani Highway and Aholo Road.

The state will remove the current striping and restripe the turn with a new design with an improved focus on safety, visibility and efficiency, as well as add a new yield sign and more pavement markings.

“Mahalo nui loa to the HDOT for working with me to finally get the right turn off situation at Honoapiilani Highway and Aholo Road addressed. This is part of our ongoing effort to ensure that the improvements we successfully secure money for function as intended and are as safe and efficient as possible for the community,” said West Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey.


Soul Kitchen will host its third History of Women in Jazz, Blues and Soul Dinner Show on Friday, June 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mulligan’s on the Blue, Wailea. Enjoy music by several of the most influential females in jazz, blues and soul, who broke new ground and forged a space for women in the music industry. For reservations, call 874-1131. More information on Soul Kitchen is available at www.soulkitchenmaui.com.

Soroptimists to host mayoral candidate

KAANAPALI – Soroptimist International of West Maui will host mayoral candidate Tamara Paltin at its monthly dinner meeting on Wednesday, June 18.

Paltin will discuss issues facing the county and her plans to address them.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Paradise Grill in Kaanapali. For reservations, contact Ruth McKay at (808) 283-5193.


Maui’s talented hula halau continue to perform weekly at Lahaina Cannery Mall. The free cultural entertainment takes place on center stage in the air-conditioned complex at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. On Tuesdays, free ukulele lessons start at 5:45 p.m. Also on Saturdays, Maui Toy Works holds Yu-Gi-Oh card sessions from 3 to 5 p.m. On Sundays, all-ages comedy and magic with Holden Mowat begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by Maui Toy Works’ yo-yo/skill toys workshops and demonstrations from 4 to 5 p.m. and line dancing by Maui Paniolo Posse at 4:30 p.m. Call 661-5304, visit www.LahainaCanneryMall.com or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter or Facebook.

Used book sale set

KAHULUI – Maui Friends of the Library will hold a Used Book Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Whole Foods at Maui Mall.

A large variety of donated fiction and nonfiction books will be on sale. All proceeds benefit Maui’s public libraries. Each keiki will be able to take home a free children’s book from the designated selection (while supplies last). For information, visit www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.


Mall to host Lawn and Garden Fair

KAHULUI – Kick-off the summer gardening season with the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals and over 20 green industry vendors and non-profits at the 19th annual Lawn & Garden Fair on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui Mall.

This year’s theme is “Edible Landscapes.” This is a great opportunity to find plants from Maui growers and learn more about gardening and landscaping. Join the crowd for educational talks from local experts and a book sale featuring plant and gardening subjects. Experts will be on-hand to assist with horticultural diagnosis and consultation. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day.

For more information, contact Allison Wright at 268-6927 or visit www.malp.org.


Celebrate Juneteenth

WAILUKU – The nonprofit African Americans on Maui Association will celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 14, at Wailuku Banyan Park from 1 to 3 p.m.

This event is free to the public. Call 878-8434 or visit www.africanamericansonmaui.com for information.

Juneteenth is one of the oldest celebrations of the end of slavery in the United States. It started in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger rode into town to proclaim that the slaves were free.