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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 27 issue

By Staff | Nov 27, 2014

Maui Choral Arts Association will present “We Need A Little Christmas” at 3 p.m. on Nov. 29-30 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. Join Artistic Director Gary Shin-Leavitt and special guest Conductor Vania Jerome as Maui Choral Arts returns with their exciting annual holiday concert. This exceptional chorus of over 75 singers, accompanied by pianist Lotus Dancer, will kick off your holiday season with song. With everything from Bach to Broadway and sing-along crowd favorites, this is the concert to get your holiday spirit in high gear! Selling out every year, this event is a toe-tapping crowd pleaser, so beat the Christmas rush and get your first holiday gift early! Tickets are $30 ($15 for students and keiki 18 and under); call 242-SHOW.

Judges needed for LHS senior projects

LAHAINA – Lahainaluna High School will host its annual Senior Project Day on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. This activity has all of Lahainaluna’s seniors doing a project on a topic of interest to them.

Topics range from teaching, to art, to food preparation, to criminal justice and many others. As part of their presentation, the seniors will be graded by a panel that includes teachers, administrators, students and community members.

The school needs more community members to sit on the panels. Responsibilities would include listening and watching various students present their slide shows, asking questions of the students about their projects and judging how well each student performed. This is a volunteer activity. The deadline for volunteers to sign up is Dec. 15; call Rudy Reed at 662-4000. Parking is available, and snacks will be served.


Comedian Daniel Tosh will perform two shows, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 30, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Live Nation presents Tosh, star of his own Comedy Central series “Tosh.0” on Tuesday nights. This topical weekly series features his razor-sharp humor and biting commentary as he delves into all aspects of the Internet, from absolutely absurd to incredibly ingenious. Tosh is one of the most requested headliners in the country. He has also quickly evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts, having performed at more than 700 campuses in his career. His casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old. The show features adult content and language. For tickets, $55, call 242-SHOW.

Have Breakfast with Santa

LAHAINA – Sacred Hearts School is hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Tickets are on sale now in the school office ($10 per adult or $7 per keiki). Call 661-4720.

Speake to sign books

LAHAINA – Author Fran Speake will hold a book signing for “Daughter of the King” on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m.

The Maui Preparatory Academy girls cross country team made school history by qualifying for the Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Championships, then finishing as runner-up to Seabury Hall in the Division II competition to bring home the independent school’s first state trophy. The Pueo striders were led by Maui Interscholastic League champ Sophia Johnston, who won Maui Prep’s first individual cross country title at the MIL championships, along with teammates Alexa Narayan, Corey Patton Lossner, Jessica Kingwell and Jamie Advincula. The team was coached by Keenan Reader and Dennis Nakamura.

The event will be held at Barnes & Noble at Lahaina Gateway Center.


Celebrate Happy Hawaiian Holidays at Lahaina Gateway

LAHAINA – Start your holiday shopping on Black Friday (Nov. 28) at Lahaina Gateway, with stores beginning holiday sales.

Lahaina Gateway wants to wish all of its customers a very Happy Thanksgiving. There are limited holiday hours for the few stores that will be open: Foodland Farms groceries (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Maui Dive & Surf (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Minit-Medical Urgent Care Clinic (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and OfficeMax (6 to 9 p.m.). All other merchants are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Two new stores have been added to the center: Supercuts hair salon and Island Cream Co., which make its own delicious frozen treats, including gelato and ice cream.

Merchants throughout the center will begin their holiday sales this weekend, with Footlocker open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Barnes & Noble open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and OfficeMax open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 28. On Black Friday, Mahina will have a Sales Rack with 20-50 percent discounts. At Paia Mercantile, buy one clothing item or purse at regular price and get the second for 50 percent off. Passion 4 Fashion Boutique will offer 20 percent off throughout the store (except sale items) and a free scarf with a $50 purchase or more (while supplies last). And The Vitamin Shoppe will offer 10 percent off Body Tech Products until Nov. 30.

The center will have Outdoor Arts & Crafts Fairs with Maui gifts and more on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the holiday season, including Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 21. Visit www.lahainagateway.com for information.