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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 8 issue

By Staff | Oct 8, 2015

Tita, a female Yorkie mix, went missing in Wahikuli, Lahaina, on Sept. 24. Tita has a salt and pepper-colored body with brown head. She has a hazy shadow in her right eye and short tail. Hospice Maui is helping Tita’s owner, Grandma Emma, in this last stage of her life. Emma is sad and scared for the health of Tita, who has organ failure issues and needs to take medicine. The family is reaching out to Luna Nation for help. Return the dog to 1640 Lokia St. or call 661-0518 or 268-4766.

Second Friday Town Party to feature Keiki Fest

LAHAINA – Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party on Oct. 9 will feature a Friday Night is Art Night in Lahaina Keiki Fest in Campbell Park on Front Street across from the Pioneer Inn. There will be live music from 6 to 8 p.m. with Josh Kahula.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with Lahaina’s Tumble Contest by Coach Sue’s Tumble. Lahaina Arts Association invites all keiki to come and make Halloween masks. Maui’s Spider Jump, a mobile reverse bungee jump system, will join the party along with face painting with Jen.

Kyani Nutritional Supplements and Diane Paoa Holistic Health Coach will promote the importance of health and wellness, and non-profits will have food booths to raise money for community programs. Prison Street Pizza, Da Wafflestick and Swiss Caf will make their new product, Hula Nuts.

For more information, call the Lahaina Visitor Center at 667-9193. For the full town party schedule, including live music, art gallery receptions and merchant specials, visit “http://www.mauifridays.com”>www.mauifridays.com.

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. Tonight, the show will celebrate its 12th anniversary and feature Led Kaapana (pictured), Kahumoku, Richard Ho‘opi‘i, Sterling Seaton and other guests. 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.


Maui Prep to celebrate tenth anniversary

NAPILI – Join Maui Preparatory Academy as the school community celebrates its tenth anniversary and Founder’s Day on Friday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to noon on campus.

The festivities will include a charity fun run/walk, Founding Fathers Flapjack Breakfast and special school assembly (under the tent) honoring MPA founders and friends.

For information, call Lynne Twigg at 665-9966.

Maui artists who are members of Lahaina Arts Society will be at a fine arts and crafts fair under the Lahaina Banyan Tree on Oct. 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to view and talk story with the artists about their work, which will include paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, feather art, photography and glass art. A portion of the sales will support Lahaina Arts Association, a nonprofit that provides free weekly art instruction to children who live in Maui County. For information, call 661-0111. 


Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates offered

LAHAINA – Body in Balance Pilates and Personal Training Studio is bringing moms, babies and fitness back in sync with a new offering of Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates and baby wearing classes.

“Pilates teaches us, whether or not we are pregnant, proper body mechanics, strength, flexibility, posture and alignment,” said studio owner Amanda Furgiuele. “All of those factors create a great formula for pre- and post-pregnancy body work.”

Body in Balance will host Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates Mat Workshops at the studio on Saturday, Oct. 10, for moms who wish to learn how to improve their body’s performance before, during and after pregnancy.

Women Helping Women and the West Maui Domestic Violence Task Force held the fourth annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event on Saturday at Whalers Village in Kaanapali. In this annual men’s march against domestic violence, men walk a couple of laps in high heels to help raise awareness of the problem. Here, Darren Lee of “Burn’n Love” leads men in a pledge to not remain silent about domestic violence and sexual assault against women and children, and to teach their children to live peacefully. PHOTO BY LOUISE ROCKETT.

Pre-natal classes include exercises that stretch the pelvic floor to make it easier to push the baby out, lateral flexion to open up the ribs that have little limbs pressing into them, chest and back strengtheners, and even ankle mobilization techniques to reduce swelling.

The post-natal workshop for new moms teaches gentle strengthening of the abs – the first and most important step to getting back into a fitness routine.

“It’s extremely important that women come back into core-work gently,” implored Furgiuele. “Skipping this step and heading straight for the crunches can lead to a lifetime of weakened abdominals and pelvic floor muscles.”

“New moms use the support from their abs in surprising ways – from breastfeeding, carrying ever-growing babies in one arm while loading the wash, lugging that car seat and stroller in and out of the car or up and down stairs, picking up baby and big sister or brother – and it all requires serious core strength. If we lack it, we risk injury every time we move through even these simple moves,” she said.

“Pilates is a safe and efficient way to tap back into your body as a new, awesome mama!”

For information, e-mail bodybalancemaui@gmail.com, visit bodybalancemaui.com or call 661-1116. Body in Balance is located at 142 Kupuohi St., F2, in Lahaina.


Hard Rock Cafe supporting the Pacific Cancer Foundation

LAHAINA – For the past 16 years, the Hard Rock PINKTOBER campaign has raised millions of dollars globally for breast cancer awareness and research. Here in Lahaina, Hard Rock Cafe Maui has supported dozens of local charities during the annual October fundraising event. This year, the restaurant has partnered with the Pacific Cancer Foundation.

Hard Rock Cafe Maui will host eight nights of live music, and proceeds from the door (as well as a percentage of the annual Halloween Dance Party on Oct. 31) will go to the Pacific Cancer Foundation. All events start at 10 p.m. and are 21-and-over events unless otherwise noted.

The schedule is: Oct. 11, Frequency Presents (house music); Oct. 12, Deejay Danny Q (tropical salsa/bachata); Oct. 16, TOLO for the Tatas with Kaliko’s Way (live bands); Oct. 17, Ultimate Panache Pageant Official After-Party; Oct. 23, Poets with Power (deejays and live band); Oct. 24, Hawthorne Heights (national act) at 9 p.m., $35 advance tickets; Oct. 30, Deejay Danny Q (Pre-Halloween Party); and Oct. 31, Fuzzbox Presents (multiple deejays with light show) at 9 p.m. ($20 cover).

Any bands or deejays that would like to host a night fundraising at Hard Rock Cafe Maui during the month of October should contact Ryan Beenken at Ryan_Beenken@hardrock.com or 667-2578.


Learn about efforts to protect native birds

MAKAWAO – On Monday, Oct. 19, the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project will talk about Hawaii’s native birds, their threats, and projects that are helping these unique birds at Makawao Public Library.

The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 1159 Makawao Avenue.