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COMMUNITY NEWS for September 3 issue

By Staff | Sep 3, 2015

King Kamehameha III Elementary School recently received a large donation of school supplies from West Maui Rotarians. The Rotary Club of Lahaina, Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset and Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise supplied the school with six boxes full of every kind of school supplies needed along with a generous gift card to Office Max. Pictured, from left, are Jackie Flores, Liz May, Jim Fahnestock, Sandy Schneider, Leah Lambros and Tera Paleka.

Mary Rice Hopkins to perform at chapel

KAPALUA – Do you have small children? Kumulani Chapel announced that Mary Rice Hopkins will be at its facility, “The Barn” along Office Road in Kapalua, for a free concert on Sunday, Sept. 13.

A fun barbecue dinner starts at 5 p.m. (the $5 donation will go to the Kumulani Missions Ministry), and the concert and a puppet show will begin at 6 p.m. Call 669-6905.


Flatbread Co. to host benefit for Maui’s future engineers

Ashley Lokelani Dela Cruz, a junior at Lahainaluna High School, recently made a donation to Locks of Love. The public nonprofit organization provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Visit www.locksoflove.org for information.

PAIA – Flatbread Company will host a benefit night in support of Maui’s Chapter of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

From 5 to 10 p.m., the restaurant will donate $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold during the benefit, including take-out orders.

Proceeds will support educational programs such as the annual local “MathCounts” and “MathMatters” competitions. These math competitions promote elementary and middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement and expand opportunities for Maui’s future engineers.

The funds will also help HSPE continue to provide partial scholarships to college-bound Maui students majoring in engineering.

A silent auction starts at 5 p.m. with items ranging from luau tickets to restaurant gift certificates and toys; there will be something for every age. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/hspemaui.

Akaku Maui Community Media recently promoted Sayble Bissen (above) to production director and Dana King to programmer. Bissen manages the production department, and King manages the content flow and placement on Akaku's three cable channels, and produces promos for the channels.


Smart Driver Class to be held at senior center

LAHAINA – An AARP Smart Driver Class is slated at the West Maui Senior Center on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

These classes are designed for drivers 50 years and older, but all adults are welcome to attend. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate.

The fee of $20 (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the class. AARP members receive a $5 discount, so bring your AARP card. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class.

Chris D’Elia, one of the most sought-after young comedians and actors in the comedy world, will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Variety named him one of their “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” D’Elia currently stars as Danny on NBC’s comedy series “Undateable.” Tickets are $19.50, $29.50 or $39.50 (prices increase $5.50 the day of the show). Call 242-SHOW for tickets.

Pre-registration is requested. Call the West Maui Senior Center (788 Pauoa St., Lahaina) at 661-9432.


Participants sought for Maui Walk to End Alzheimer’s

KAHULUI – The Maui Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Boys & Girls Central Clubhouse in Kahului

Register your team or as an individual walker at www.alz.org/walk.

George Kahumoku Jr.’s Grammy Award-winning “Slack Key Show, Masters of Hawaiian Music” is performed every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion. Hosted by Kahumoku and his slack key ‘ohana — Da ‘Ukulele Boyz (Peter deAquino and Garrett Probst), Sterling Seaton and dancer Wainani Kealoha — the show’s special guests include many of Hawaii’s award-winning performing artists. Tonight’s guest will be Nathan Aweau (above). Buy tickets online at www.slackkeyshow.com or call 669-3858. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. A pre-show dinner starts at 5 p.m. at the Sea House with show package available; advance purchase is required.


‘Kokua for Kupuna’ set

KAHULUI – Enjoy an evening oceanfront and under the stars with live music by Na Leo Pilimehana at “Kokua for Kupuna,” Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser.

The benefit will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Proceeds will help those who cannot afford healthcare services.

“Kokua for Kupuna” will also include an opening performance by Halemanu, Hawaiian dinner buffet, two hosted drinks, silent auction and door prizes.

Tickets – $140 for adults and $1,600 for a reserved table of ten with premium seating – can be purchased by calling (808) 871-9283 or visiting www.halemakua.org.


Residents reminded to submit Circuit Breaker application

WAILUKU – The county Department of Finance’s Real Property Tax Division reminds all homeowners eligible for the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit must apply for it before the end of the year, Dec. 31, 2015.

The credit is available to residents who own and occupy their property as their principal residence with a homeowner exemption and whose real property taxes exceed 2 percent of their adjusted gross income.

To apply for this credit, homeowners must file an application.

The application can be found on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov/rpt; click on “Forms and Instructions,” then “Circuit Breaker Application FY 2016-2017.”

Applications may also be picked up from the Real Property Tax Division Collections Office at Maui Mall.

For more information, call 270-7697.