COMMUNITY NEWS for September 4 issue
Celebrate Queen Liliuokalani’s birthday
LAHAINA – Na Kupuna O Maui invites everyone to join them on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Banyan Tree Park to celebrate and remember Queen Liliuokalani.
There will be hula, music, food, arts and crafts and information about the queen.
Queen Liliuokalani was born in Honolulu on Sept. 2, 1838 to high chief Kapaakea and the chiefess Keohokalole. She was adopted at birth by Abner Paki and his wife, Konia.
Queen Liliuokalani married John Owen Dominis on Sept. 16, 1862. Upon the death of her brother, King Kalakaua, Liliuokalani ascended the throne of Hawaii in January 1891. In 1893, she was overthrown; in 1895, she was jailed in Iolani Palace; and in 1896, she was pardoned. Queen Liliuokalani fought for the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom until her death in 1917 at 79. Call Aunty Patty Nishiyama at (808) 281-5470.
Lahaina Canoe Club to hold car wash fundraiser
LAHAINA – Lahaina Canoe Club will hold a keiki car wash fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MauiGrown Coffee at 277 Lahainaluna Road.
Donations to the program will be appreciated.
Free college planning
The Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling is sponsoring college planning events for Maui families.
There will be sessions on high school preparation for college success, choosing a college and financial aid.
The events are free of charge and open to the public. Students and parents from all Maui schools are encouraged to attend from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, in the Baldwin High School Multipurpose Room; Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Kamehameha Schools Keopuolani Building; or Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Lahainaluna High School I-Building. For information, e-mail “mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surfrider Foundation to meet
KIHEI – The Surfrider Foundation-Maui Chapter will hold a membership meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the marine sanctuary headquarters in Kihei.
Come meet the board and find out how you can join a creative community of ocean defenders. The club will offer pizza. Visit maui.surfrider.org for details.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., a rain garden will be built in partnership with West Maui Kumuwai at S-Turns in Kahana. Bring sun protection and a water bottle. To sign up, e-mail email@example.com
Brown to speak
MAALAEA – Pacific Whale Foundation’s Making Waves Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with “The Eco-Revolution: Making a Difference for Our Oceans One Step at a Time” with Peter Jay Brown, renowned ocean activist, director, cinematographer and reality TV personality on the hit show “Whale Wars.”
Admission is free, and reservations are not required. Presentations take place at PWF’s Discovery Center located on the lower level of the Maalaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to Maui Ocean Center. Call 249-8811, extension 1.
MEO seeks vendors for Senior Fair
WAILUKU – Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. (MEO) seeks vendors and community partners interested in participating in the 41st annual Maui County Senior Fair on Saturday, Oct. 25, at War Memorial Gymnasium from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
MEO, the organizer of the event, supports 60 senior citizen groups throughout Maui County, representing more than 1,800 seniors.
Last year’s fair attracted over 2,500 individuals. To participate, e-mail Community Services Director Gerry Lum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 249-2970 to request an application. Completed applications and applicable payments must be submitted to MEO later than Monday, Sept. 16. For more information, visit MEO’s website at www.meoinc.org or call Lum at 249-2970.
LAS featuring feather art by Ellen Levinsky
LAHAINA – “Fantastic Feathers” by Ellen Levinsky will be featured at Lahaina Arts Society through Oct. 5. New feather art that includes butterflies, dancers, feather fan designs and jewelry using iridescent natural bird feathers will be on display in the Banyan Tree Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse, which is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., where Levinsky will discuss how she recycles her junk mail to create the paper aspect of her art. She will be demonstrating in the gallery during the month; phone LAS at 661-0111 for more information.