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COMMUNITY NEWS for January 28 issue

By Staff | Jan 28, 2016

Maui Brewing Co. at Kahana Gateway will host another “Wag Your Tails for Maui Ales!” event on Friday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from Maui Brewing Co. beers sold will be donated to Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. ADH provides people with physical disabilities and special needs with specially trained dogs, giving them the freedom and confidence to live more independent lives. Call Maui Brewing Co. at 669-3474 for information.

Learn trends in condo association law

WAIKAPU – The Condominium Council of Maui will offer its first seminar of the year, “Hot Trends in Association Law,” on Thursday, Feb. 4, at King Kamehameha Golf Club.

Join Mainland speakers Tyler Berding of Berding Weil and architect Austin Sloat of Neuman Sloat Arnold Architects LLP for the best methods in repairing defects to common elements and units while keeping on-budget, as well as handling building accommodations to comply with the Fair Housing Act and American Disabilities Act. Maui CPA Ron Kawahara will discuss avoiding under-funded reserves for new and aging buildings.

For information, visit mauicondocouncil.com/Calendar/Event/18578~949432~1.


Come “Meet the Artists” at Lahaina Arts Society. Local artists will be demonstrating in the Banyan Tree Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. Next week, talk story with jewelry artist Jerry Sullivan on Feb. 3, and painter Koana Smith on Feb. 4, both from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 661-0111.

Rotary Club to host talk on Ridge to Reef Initiative

KAANAPALI – The beauty of West Maui is cherished by locals and visitors alike, but our nearshore coral reefs are declining to an alarming degree. The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset invites you to learn more about this important issue with a talk by Tova Callender on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Callender will share the work of the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative, a partnership formed to address land-based pollution to reduce stress to marine ecosystems. She will discuss both the challenges and the successes of Ridge to Reef and highlight the latest science emerging in West Maui. She will also offer ways that residents can be involved in the movement for ocean health.

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’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.


Las Cafeteras will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. With a foundation in traditional Son Jarocho sounds, Las Cafeteras add Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón, poetry in English and Spanglish, and instruments like jarana, requinto, a donkey jawbone, and a wooden platform called the Tarima. Las Cafeteras began in 2005 as a group of students in El Sereno, Los Angeles, who were inspired to utilize teachings of Son Jarocho as a tool to empower and build autonomy, community and solidarity while sharing the magic of this folk music with the public. Tickets are $25; call 242-SHOW.

Viernes to lead wine dinner

KAPALUA – A “Cult Pinots and Pork Wine Dinner” with Master Sommelier Roberto Viernes will be held in The Banyan Tree at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Friday, Jan. 29.

A reception starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Pork and pinot noir have an outstanding affinity for one another, and when masterfully paired together will take your experience over the top! Pinots will range from sparkling to full-bodied and include selections from Kosta Browne and Morlet.

The cost is $145 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity); seating is limited. For reservations, call 665-7089.

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary offers free “45-Ton Whale Talks” on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the sanctuary center at 726 S. Kihei Road, and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Old Lahaina Courthouse Theater. All talks start at 11 a.m. and last about an hour. Join the sanctuary’s knowledgeable staff and volunteers as they present informative facts about humpback whales. Learn about their anatomy, behavior, why they make the journey from Alaska to Hawaii, and what they do while they are here. This presentation is great for all levels of humpback whale enthusiasts. Families are welcome. For more information, call 879-2818. Dr. Sue Binkley Tatem took this photo on Jan. 18 about 4 p.m. from Kaulana on a Lahaina Yacht Club Whale Watch.


Volunteer in Haleakala Crater

KULA – The Friends of Haleakala National Park seeks enthusiastic and fit hikers to volunteer in Haleakala Crater, staying at Holua Cabin Saturday and Sunday nights, Feb. 13 to 15.

Help our national park care for native vegetation. Learn more at www.fhnp.org, and then contact the trip leader at 876-1673.


Mediation training slated

WAILUKU – Maui Mediation Services plans to offer 30-hour, four-day basic mediation training.

This course teaches participants how to create and maintain respectful communication between parties in conflict, as well as how to negotiate agreements.

If you choose to mediate with the agency following the training, you’ll be paired with an experienced mentor and receive continuous training and help to make a difference in the community.

This year’s training begins on Thursday, Feb. 4. For more information, call at 244-5744 or visit www.mauimediation.org.


Friends of LHS Football to hold Kalua Pig Sale

LAHAINA – Friends of Lahainaluna Football will hold a Kalua Pig Sale on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Pick-up will be held at the Lahainaluna High School Bus Stop from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $8 per carton.

Tickets are available at the Lahainaluna High School office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Lahaina Intermediate accepting nominations for Honors program

LAHAINA – Lahaina Intermediate School is accepting nominations for students into the Honors program for school year 2016-17.

The nomination period is Jan. 25 to Feb. 12; forms are available at King Kamehameha III Elementary, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, and Lahaina Intermediate School. Honors programs offered are Math for Grade 6, 7 and 8, and English Language Arts and Science for Grades 7 and 8.

Parents, students, educators and community members are invited to nominate students. Acceptance is based on a variety of assessments: teacher evaluations, writing samples, teacher-developed assessments, standardized reading and math scores, and report card grades. Contact your child’s counselor with any questions.