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COMMUNITY NEWS for September 24 issue

By Staff | Sep 24, 2015

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center recently received a $10,000 grant from Alexander & Baldwin Inc. to support its nationally recognized arts education program, “CanDo! Days,” for Maui students in grades 1-5. These art immersion field trips include hands-on sessions in the visual arts, drama, movement and rhythm. The classes are taught by professional teaching artists, and lessons are all standards-based and connected to science curriculum. Pictured are Susana Browne of The MACC, Grant Y.M. Chun of A&B Properties (left) and Rick Volner Jr. of HC&S.

Lahaina Baptist Church to hold movie night

LAHAINA – Lahaina Baptist Church is holding a community movie night, showing “Despicable Me,” on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the lawn at the corner of Shaw and Wainee streets.

Bring a beach chair or blanket. The church will sell hot dogs, juice, water and popcorn, all for $1 each.

For more information, call 661-3725.


A “Welcome to Kaunoa West Maui” event will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 788 Pauoa St. along Lahainaluna Road. Tour the facility and meet the staff of Kaunoa West Maui. Pick up a schedule, check out a few of the classes and discover what the center has to offer for those 55 and better! The center hosts fitness classes, “on the lawn” events, art sessions and much more; call 270-4310 for more information.

Lahainaluna PTSA participating in national arts program

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School PTSA announced that LHS students will once again have an opportunity to participate in the National PTA’s Reflections Art Program.

Lahainaluna students may submit creative works in up to six art categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. Entries must be inspired by this year’s theme of “Let Your Imagination Fly.”

A panel of judges will then select up to six entries in each art category to represent Lahainaluna in the Maui Regional judging taking place before the end of the year. From there, artwork may move on to the state level, and possibly even the national level of judging. Last year, a Lahainaluna student received an Honorable Mention award at the state level of judging, and several Hawaii students were recognized by the National PTA for their contributions.

Students interested in participating can pick up entry forms and contest rules at the school library, by visiting Edline or by e-mailing lahainalunaptsa@gmail.com. Entries must be submitted no later than Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.


Sunset Rotary Club to host talk on aged care

LAHAINA – On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset invites the public to hear Kathleen Couch, program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, share her knowledge on the issues surrounding aging and the services available to support the elderly and adults with special needs.

She will talk about the programs offered through Maui Adult Day Care Centers (MADCC), a nonprofit organization that aims to increase the quality of life for those who are frail or may be suffering from dementia, physical or cognitive impairments, or social isolation.

She will discuss how MADCC provides a safe, welcoming environment for clients and offers peace of mind for family and friends, who often serve as primary caregivers.

The club’s community speaker series takes place on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month at the Royal Lahaina Resort from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


Nisei veterans to hold joint memorial service

WAILUKU – The annual joint memorial service of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team veterans will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (NVMC).

The NVMC Education Center will be open for special hours, from noon to 5 p.m., on the day of the service.

The NVMC is located at 1 Go For Broke Place off Kahului Beach Road, and the service will be in the building adjacent to the main parking lot on the west side of the campus.

The service is held each year on the Sunday closest to Sept. 29, the day in 1943 when Sgt. Shigeo “Joe” Takata died in Italy – the first 100th Battalion soldier to be killed in action.

Maui veterans of the 100th Battalion held their first service after returning from World War II. The 442nd veterans joined the observance in 2003.


Pineapple Grill offers NFL game day specials

KAPALUA – With the onset of the NFL season, Pineapple Grill Restaurant is celebrating with specials on drinks and food all season every game day.

A “Build It Your Way” Bloody Mary bar highlights Sunday NFL game day fun. At the interactive Bloody Mary bar, guests can choose their favorite brand of liquor, a selection of interesting food enhancements like shrimp and bacon that change weekly, and an array of ingredients to take your drink over the top.

Tap beer selections are specially priced on Sundays, with Kona Big Wave pints only $5 during all NFL games.

Chef Robert Barerra’s football menu of appetizer plates from $5-$9 include such favorites as Chili Cheese Dogs, Kalua Pork Nachos and Ni’ihau Lamb Sliders.

For information, visit www.pineapplekapalua.com or call 669-9600. Located adjacent to The Bay Course Clubhouse, Pineapple Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.


Restaurant supporting Lahaina tutor project

LAHAINA – Want to enjoy great food and music, while at the same time supporting the after school tutor program that helps so many children in our community?

Go to Captain Jack’s on Thursday, Sept. 24. For the entire day, if you donate back your kama’aina discount, the 672 Front St. restaurant will match it and donate the money to the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project. For information, call 667-0988.


MEO adds service for Paratransit riders

WAILUKU – Effective Monday, Sept. 14, a newly added Maui Economic Opportunity service is available to all Paratransit riders.

Riders will receive automated night before calls, allowing them to hear their reservations for the next day and offer the option to cancel if they choose. Riders will also receive on-the-way calls five minutes before the vehicle’s arrival.

The calls require that MEO have the rider’s current home or cellular telephone number in the scheduling software system. For information, call Harry Johnson or Sherrilynn Nishikuni at 877-7651.