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COMMUNITY NEWS for August 28 issue

By Staff | Aug 28, 2014

Maui Brewing Company will host a fundraiser for the Monk Seal Foundation at its brewpub in Kahana located at 4405 Honoapiilani Highway. On Friday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 10 p.m., the brewery will generously donate 50 percent of the profits from all house beers sold. Hawaii’s State Mammal, the monk seal, has existed in this archipelago for 13 million years. Their population is currently at a critically low 1,100 seals. “Now really is the time to save this species from extinction,” the nonprofit Monk Seal Foundation reported. Visit http:/www.monksealfoundation.org/ for information.

Schools to coordinate college planning workshop

LAHAINA – On Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., Maui Preparatory Academy and Lahainaluna High School will co-host a college planning workshop called “College Planning: A Family Affair.”

The workshop is sponsored by the Hawaii Association of College Admissions Counselors. Various college counselors from across the island will attend to conduct breakout sessions. Open to the community, the event will be held in the LHS I Building behind the Administration Building. Parking is available in the administration parking lot.


Reading, writing, arithmetic, lunch… and a little hula

Lahaina Swim Club will hold registration and tryouts on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. at Lahaina Aquatic Center. Parents can get information on the program and register children five years and older. Bring a suit and towel. For more information, call Coach Jen at 870-6139, Coach Ericka at 280-1547 or President Paula at 268-2903.

LAHAINA – Academics, cuisine and Hawaiian culture will combine during the 2014-15 Open House at Lahainaluna High School set for the first week of September.

Parents are encouraged to come to the school at 980 Lahainaluna Road during the event, set for 1 to 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Hale Paina (the new cafeteria).

The afternoon open house follows a special school day that starts at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 12:15 p.m., with school bus service for those students who normally catch the bus home and are not staying to attend the open house with their parents. Parents are invited – if they choose – to join their student for lunch in the cafeteria that day at 11:30 a.m. Parent meal tickets are available for pre-purchase only. The cost is $5, and tickets are available in the front office through Friday, Aug. 29.

A hula demonstration will be part of opening ceremonies that will begin at 1 p.m. Parents will then follow their child’s schedule, attending class periods one through seven. Teachers will introduce themselves and give parents a course overview during each 15-minute period. Five-minute passing times are scheduled between class periods. Parents may make appointments to meet with teachers to discuss their student at a later time.

After the last class, parents will return to the cafeteria to hand in the exit surveys and pick up their student’s progress report. For information, call 662-4000.

King Kamehameha III Elementary School received a generous school supply donation from the Montage Kapulua Bay to start the new school year. The school thanked Naite Saia, Pam Scarth, Chris Gagala, Kara Scott, Silla Kaina, Leila Storey, Ben Averbach, Jill Mayo, Brittany Moreno-Sajor and Lynnette Witter for taking the time to share their aloha.


Krueger to perform at Hawaiian Music Series

LAHAINA – On Thursday, Aug. 28, join Lahaina Restoration Foundation on the Baldwin Home lawn at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for a free Hawaiian Music Series concert as the sun makes its descent.

Hawaiian musician and hula performer Kaui Krueger will entertain. Relax with your blanket, mat or low beach chair; a limited number of chairs are provided.

Krueger distinguished himself as the music coordinator for Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus’ award-winning Hawaiian Ensemble. He graduated from Kamehameha Schools Maui in 2011 and went on to win the Festivals of Aloha Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto Contest that year. An avid hula dancer, Krueger is a former winner of Maui’s Hula O Na Keiki competition Call 661-3262.

Atlantis Adventures last week announced that Jennifer Schultz was named operations trainer. For this newly created position, Schultz is responsible for developing and administering training programs for front-line Atlantis employees in all departments. Atlantis Adventures offers daily submarine tours year-round in Hawaii’s ocean waters off Waikiki Beach, Lahaina and Kailua-Kona. PHOTO BY ATLANTIS ADVENTURES.

SOJA with special guests Michael Franti & Spearhead will perform on Friday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater. Gates open at 5 p.m. SOJA’s music, a blend of reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop, is about finding the happiness and peace that everyone deserves. Their live shows are an explosion of energy and positivity. Franti also knows about the power of music: how it can inspire, uplift and make people want to dance or cry. He and Spearhead are known for the communal spirit they create. Tickets are $39.50 in advance or $44.50 the day of the show; VIP tickets are $80 in advance or $85 the day of the concert. PHOTO OF SOJA BY ERIC RYAN ANDERSON.