COMMUNITY NEWS for May 14 issue
Lahaina Intermediate to hold Parent Information Night
LAHAINA – The community is invited to attend Parent Information Night for incoming sixth grade families on Thursday, May 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria.
The LIS staff looks forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about the start of middle school. For information, call the school office at 662-3965. Refreshments will be served.
Church to host prayer retreat
LAHAINA – Holy Innocents Church will hold an introduction, instruction and experience of a meditative form of Christ-centered prayer on Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 561 Front St. church.
This short prayer retreat will be directed by Rev. Austin Murray, pastor of Trinity Church in Kihei. Bring a brown bag lunch. There will be a calabash offering. For more information, and to register, call (808) 264-9283.
West Maui AYSO holding registration
LAHAINA – The West Maui AYSO soccer league will hold its first registration event on Saturday, May 16, in the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria from 9 a.m. to noon.
As an incentive for early registration, all players and volunteers who bring completed application forms to this event will receive a gift.
Registration will also be held on June 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, and the AYSO Soccer Camp is scheduled for July 20-24.
For more information, e-mail lahaina “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com or visit www.westmauiayso.com.
Jessica Blank joins
Doctors On Call
HONOKOWAI – Doctors On Call recently welcomed Jessica Blank to its staff.
Blank is a certified physician assistant who received her undergraduate degree from Colorado College. She recently completed her training at the University of Washington Medical School.
She has lived on Maui since 2000 and served the communities of Maui County as an emergency medical technician and paramedic since 2001.
Her background in emergency medicine combined with her educational focus in rural family practice and global health makes her a welcome member of the DOC team.
Doctors On Call has four locations at the Times Market Plaza, Hyatt Regency Maui, Westin Maui and Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For information, call 667-7676.
Event to support Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project
KAHANA – Join the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project for a pint night benefit at Maui Brewing Company on Friday, May 22, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Half the pub profits from house beers sold will go toward protecting native birds. Maui Forest Birds is dedicated to the conservation and research of rare and endangered bird species on Maui.
Maui Brewing Company is located in Kahana Gateway Shopping Center. Call Laura at 573-0280 or go to www.mauiforestbirds.org for details.
Maui Humane Society to hold vaccine clinic
PUUNENE – In response to cases of feline panleukopenia recently diagnosed in Kahului and Upcountry, the Maui Humane Society (MHS) will hold a vaccine clinic for the general public.
The vaccines administered will be a standard feline core vaccine that includes protection against the panleukopenia virus and also includes the herpes and calici viruses that cause upper respiratory disease in cats.
All cats without permanent forms of identification will also receive microchips. Microchips provide a permanent means of identification and help MHS reunite pets with their families if they should ever be found as strays.
Vaccines and microchips are available by donation at the clinic on Saturday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The intent is to accommodate everyone who checks in by noon. The clinic will be held in the MHS modular building behind the main shelter. Parking will be available next to the building or along the roadway.
These clinics are for all friendly, tame cats. Cats and kittens should be at least six weeks old, and all cats should be transported in secure carriers. For everyone’s safety, cats in improper carriers will not be accepted. Carriers are available for rent from MHS, and cardboard carriers can be purchased at the shelter ahead of time for $10. Call MHS for vaccination options for feral cats.
For the latest updates, visit www.MauiHumaneSociety.org or call MHS at 877-3680, option 3.