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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 16 issue

By Staff | Oct 16, 2014

Nearly 200 people participated in the fourth annual Wiki Wiki 5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk on Oct. 4 in Lahaina. The top finishers were: 5K Run — Charles Vierra and Leigh Galarita; 5K Walk — Austin Stringfellow and Kenya Sherman; 10K Run — Jefferson Oishi and Renata Bucher; 10K Team — “Onolicious” (Kip and Kai Payne, Chris Armanini, Hailey and Mariah Gill, and Patrick Hannon); and 5K Team — “Ainsley’s Angels” (Nadia and Karin Engert, Kathy Adams, Emily Pells, Kenya Sherman, Vivian Delos Rey, Barbara Barnhart, Tia Brainard, and Laura and Jason Steiner). PHOTO OF TEAM “ONOLICIOUS” BY RENAE LANI ANDERSON.

West Maui Little League to hold Annual Meeting

LAHAINA – West Maui Little League is gearing up for the 2015 baseball season and will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Lahaina Civic Center.

Attend if you are interested in coaching, serving as a Team Mom, or assisting with fundraising and concessions, field maintenance or umpiring. WMLL also seeks dedicated individuals willing to commit time and energy to serve on the board to assist in the day-to-day operations of the league.

WMLL is a volunteer organization that depends on the generous donation of time, talent and energy by parents (the community) to ensure it continues to put forward a great experience for the kids and families involved.

If you are interested in serving on the board, provide prior notice to the league president by Monday, Oct. 20. Visit “http://www.westmauilittleleague.com”>www.westmauilittleleague.com or call (808) 269-7140 for details.

Maui Paddle for a Cure, a fun paddle and party to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen Hawaii, will be held at Hanakao’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach) in Kaanapali on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The race is the first collaboration between The Butterfly Effect, Hyatt Regency Maui and presenting sponsor Maui Jim. Maui locals and resort guests are invited to participate in the noncompetitive, fun paddle open to SUPs, kayaks and canoes. Participants will paddle from Canoe Beach to Whalers Village and back (approximately two miles). An exclusive after party and silent auction at Sunset Terrace at the Hyatt Regency Maui will feature food and drink specials and special performances, including Hawaii’s own Anuhea (pictured). The entry fee includes a pink event rashguard, admission to the after party and the chance to win a door prize. After party only tickets can be purchased as well. For information, visit http://betheeffect.com/paddle-for-a-cure-event/.


Free health educational classes slated in Lahaina

LAHAINA – The Maui Office of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii (NKFH) is partnering with the Kaunoa West Maui Senior Center to offer a free, four-part kidney health educational series to the community of Lahaina.

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 23, the Kidney Interactive Workshop and Information (KIWI) series will be held for four consecutive Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the 788 Pauoa St. center.

NKFH is sponsoring the free classes in an effort to educate and improve self-management skills for those with beginning signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stages 2-3, including individuals with diabetes and hypertension.

By popular demand, George Kahumoku Jr.’s Grammy Award-winning Slack Key Show-Masters of Hawaiian Music is now performed every Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Pavilion. Hosted by Kahumoku and show regulars Da Ukulele Boyz (Peter deAquino and Garrett Probst), Sterling Seaton and dancer Wainani Kealoha, the show features special performances by many of Hawaii’s award-winning performing artists. Guests include David “Kawika” Kahiapo on Oct. 16 and Richard Ho‘opi‘i (pictured) on Oct. 22-23. Buy tickets online at www.SlackKeyShow.com or call 669-3858. Pre-show dinner at the Sea House with show package is available.

The final class will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13. By teaching workshop participants how to make basic lifestyle changes, NKFH hopes to stop the progression of their CKD and prevent kidney failure. Call Stephanie Brown or Jill Holley at 986-1900, or visit www.kidneyhi.org.


Rotary golf tourney supports youth programs

KAANAPALI – The Rotary Club of Lahaina’s second annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Kaanapali Kai Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 25. The scramble format contest will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Proceeds will fund scholarships for Maui County students and local youth programs, including the Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Program.

Limited edition Halloween in Lahaina 2014 T-shirts are now on sale in the Lahaina Visitor Center in the Old Lahaina Courthouse and by phone at 667-9193.  Prices range from $20 to $22.

Participants have the chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one on all par three holes, as well as cash prizes for tee shots on the green on all par threes.

There will be prizes for the top 15 teams. All who register and play in the tournament have the chance to win door prizes and can enjoy the after party at Paradise Grill Kaanapali.

Registration forms and information can be found at www.rotarycluboflahaina.org. Call Joe Pluta at 661-7990 or Art Ortiz at (808) 344-3010.