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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 18 issue

By Staff | Jun 18, 2015

With the theme “E ola ka Mo‘i Kamehameha ‘Elima,” Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, the Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a was celebrated on Saturday in Lahaina. In honor of King Kamehameha, guests and associates of Starwood Maui, which includes The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa and the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, presented an ‘Iolani Palace-inspired float in the parade.

Celebrate International Surfing Day

The Surfrider Foundation-Maui Chapter will celebrate International Surfing Day with three events this week.

On Thursday, June 18, a Tim Rose CD Release Party and fundraiser will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina. Hailing from Oahu, Rose, along with the local Maui duo Barefoot Minded, are sure to keep you dancing. The cover for the all-ages show is $5. Proceeds from drink sales go directly to supporting Surfrider Maui programs.

On Friday, June 19, a Surfboard Swap (buy/trade/sell) is slated for 3 to 6 p.m. at Hawaiian Island Surf & Sport in Kahului. Sign up to become a Surfrider Maui member and receive a $5 gift card to Hawaiian Island Surf and Sport. The more boards, the merrier.

Then on Saturday, June 20, International Surfing Day, a beach cleanup and barbecue will be held at Hookipa Beach Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cleanup supplies will be provided. Follow Surfrider Maui on Facebook for event updates.

Hot Tuna will play a concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, at Maui Tropical Plantation. Maui musician Randall Rospond (pictured) will open the show at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are available at Request Music and The Stoop at Maui Tropical Plantation, as well as online at www.buffalo-records.com/ newstopics/info/HotTunaHawaii.html and http://holdmyticket.com/event/206497. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1532034123722910. PHOTO BY JACK GRACE.


Maui Humane Society offering cat clinics

PUUNENE – Maui Humane Society will offer free spay/neuter clinics in June, this time for cats. All cats are welcome at this clinic, both feral and tame.

The clinic will take place at Maui Humane Society on Monday, June 22; Tuesday, June 23; Wednesday, June 24; Friday, June 26; and Saturday, June 27. The goal is to sterilize 125 cats per day for a total of 600 sterilizations at the five clinics.

Maui Humane Society is working in conjunction with Animal Balance, which organizes veterinarians and vet technicians from all over the country who volunteer their time to work at these M.A.S.H.-style sterilization clinics.

West Maui AYSO will hold registration for the fall 2015 season on June 20 and 27 in the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria from 9 a.m. to noon. All program applications must be completed through www.eayso.org, and all forms need to be printed, signed and brought to registration (limited computer access and printers will be available as LIS). If you are having issues with the application process, call the AYSO National Office at 1-866-588-2976 Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to noon Hawaii time. The West Maui AYSO Soccer Camp is slated for July 13-17. Visit www.westmauiayso.org or call Annie at 669-6883. 

MHS and Animal Balance will also work together to trap feral cats in areas where the feral cat population is most concentrated. These cats will be sterilized, vaccinated, microchipped and returned to their location.

In addition to the free surgery, cats will receive a free microchip and a basic core vaccine that protects against the feline panleukopenia virus that has recently resurfaced in Central and Upcountry Maui.

The value of these services can range anywhere from $200 to over $400 depending on several different factors.

Maui Humane Society plans to hold these M.A.S.H.-style clinics for cats several times per year for the next five years as part of its concentrated effort to reduce pet overpopulation. MHS also plans to hold dog clinics on a quarterly basis.

For appointments, call 877-3680, option 3. For more information on the clinics, go to “http://www.MauiHumaneSociety.org”>www.MauiHumaneSociety.org or www.facebook.com/MauiHumaneSociety.


‘Voices’ author to speak at Pioneer Inn Tuesday

LAHAINA – Speaking before the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, columnist and author Norm Bezane will give a photo-rich talk titled “From Kamehameha to Kaanapali” at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23.

The author said he “will give a brief sketch of four centuries of Hawaiian history, incorporate a selection of 30,000 personal images taken along Kaanapali Beach the last 40 years, and highlight remarkable people of aloha.”

Bezane will also sign and add personal greetings in copies of his new fourth book, “Voices of Aloha Beyond the Beach.”