COMMUNITY NEWS for May 28 issue
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.
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 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.
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.