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COMMUNITY NEWS for May 28 issue

By Staff | May 28, 2015

Kuliaikanani Murray, Miss Valley Isle 2015, will enter the Miss Hawaii America 2015 Pageant on Saturday, May 30, at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu. There will be a live telecast of the pageant on OC16 at 7 p.m. Kuliaikanani is a proud graduate of the Lahainaluna High School Class of 2012 and a part-time resident of Leiali’i Hawaiian Homes.

Obon celebration set

LAHAINA – The first Obon dance of the season will be held at Lahaina Shingon Mission at 862 Luakini St. on Saturday, June 6.

A church service starts at 6:30 p.m., and dancing begins at 7:30 p.m.

The event will feature a mini bazaar with a variety of sushi, baked goods, pickled mangoes and vegetables, nishime, trail mix and more.

Food concessions will include chow fun, chili and rice, teriyaki meat, huli-huli chicken, laulau, Spam musubi, shave ice with Azuki beans and cold drinks.

After an extensive remodeling project, 808 Boards opened this past winter in the former Napili General Store location. 808 Boards is a surf shop that sells retail, provides lessons and rentals, and also accommodates free delivery of all rental boards and pickup to all Maui resorts. A convenience portion of the store sells coffee, snacks and basic necessities for the beach. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visit 808boards.com for information.

Obon dance practice will be held Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the church grounds.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the food and dancing. For more information, call 661-0466.


basketballMAUI to hold summer camps

LAHAINA – The 2015 Maui Grand Slam will kick off with five days of basketballMAUI’s sixth annual Next Level Basketball Camp in gyms throughout Maui.

The Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a will be held on Saturday, June 13, in Lahaina. The 9:45 a.m. procession will be led by Parade Marshal William Roback of Hana. The 2015 Pa‘u Marshals are Merton Kekiwi (right) and Michael Purdy.

The Jeremy Lin Foundation is a major sponsor of the camp slated for June 22-26. Lin is an NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers. His foundation serves youth by providing hope, empowerment and leadership development.

NBA stars will visit both camps, meet the kids and share tips on taking life and the game to the next level. All campers receive a T-shirt, photo and free admission to “Night of Shooting Stars.”

Camp will be held June 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lahaina Civic Center and Kamehameha Schools for keiki ages 7-12, and War Memorial Gymnasium for players ages 13-18. The camp will be led by a professional coaching staff focused on teaching key techniques to becoming a great player.

Early registration is $99 per camper; visit basketballmaui.com to register.

basketballMaui is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to character and fundamentals development of Maui youth through the game of keiki basketball.

Brian Regan’s Live Comedy Tour is coming to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. His nonstop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2015. The quality of his material, which relates to a wide audience and is revered by his peers, continues to grow his fan base. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Regan consistently fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. Tickets are $56.50; call 242-SHOW.

Every year, more than 8,000 youth participate in basketballMaui’s camps, clinics, school assemblies and community events.

For more information, visit www.basketballmaui.com.


Lahaina church to hold Vacation Bible School

LAHAINA – The Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lahaina will hold “Everest,” a Vacation Bible School, on June 8-12 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Keiki ages 3-12 will enjoy lots of fun activities: story time, music, games, movies, crafts, food and more.

For more information, visit www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/lahainavbs2015 or contact Glauce Toledo at (808) 298-9510.


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.


King Kamehameha III Elementary School to hold May Day Ho’ike

LAHAINA – King Kamehameha III Elementary School will celebrate its annual May Day Ho’ike on Friday, May 29, at 9 a.m. at Lahaina Civic Center.

The students who will represent the King and Queen at this year’s festivities are Kdin Dias and Pi’ilaniwahine Ka’eo.

The royal court representatives are Princesses Audrey Cacal, Courtney Costantino, Liana Labrador, Jalin Naha, Alexis Nordblom, Summer Pierre, Angie Serna and Samoana Tuala, and Princes Maxx Cherry, Bronson Davis, Anatello Flores, Ryunosuke Hattori, Kalei McFarland-Aspili, Uriel Olea, Kaelan Potter and Kupono Tanner. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will be Tayvin Armitage and Maile Cacal.

The public and parents are invited to help the school community celebrate May Day.

For more information, contact Claire Tillman at 662-3955, extension 240.


Keiki ukulele lessons offered

LAHAINA – Maui Music Mission inspires hope through music with keiki ukulele lessons.

The group meets on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Na ‘Aikane o Maui Cultural Center at 562-A Front St., and Mondays at 2:15 p.m. at Kamehameha Iki Park next to 505 Front Street.

The cost is $10 for beginners and $15 for intermediates. Call 463-7856 for more information.


Kamp Kumulani set

NAPILI – Kamp Kumulani 2015 is coming to the Napilihau Reccreation Center for its 17th year on June 8-12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

It’s free for keiki who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade.

Get ready to set out on a journey to unchartered territory, where kids will encounter the unexpected waiting around every bend.

Keiki will discover that Jesus is the Ultimate Guide on a journey unchartered by them – but known by Him.

All are welcome – just show up. For more information, call Kumulani Chapel at 669-6905.