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COMMUNITY NEWS for March 24 issue

By Staff | Mar 24, 2016

Award-winning orchids will be on display at the Maui Orchid Society Easter Show at Maui Mall on March 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keiki fishing tournament slated at Kaanapali Beach

KAANAPALI – Na Kupuna O Maui and the Nation of Hawaii are co-hosting a Prince Kuhio Day Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 26, along the shores of Kaanapali from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The contest is free and open to keiki ages three to 13 that participate in canoe paddling clubs, and youth enrolled in Hawaiian language immersion programs, including Kula Kaiapuni o Maui and Punana Leo o Maui.

Five hundred bamboo poles have been donated by various public and private organizations for use during the cultural event. Additionally, lunches will be provided to keiki and kupuna.

Prizes will be awarded to each age group for both boys and girls. Bikes will be given to the first and second place winners. Third place winners will receive boogie boards.

On March 13, Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium marked its 18th anniversary and welcomed over 2,800 guests into the park to celebrate. The day’s festivities included marine life presentations, cultural activities and live entertainment. Marine naturalists conducted their entire lineup of exhibit presentations, a discovery station and a Wet Naturalist presentation, where guests could interact with tide pool critters.

Registration will be held from 6 to 8 a.m. at Hanakao’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach).

Hawaiian ceremonies will precede start fishing at 8 a.m.

According to Aunty Patty Nishiyama of Na Kupuna O Maui, the event will raise awareness of safety concerns about commercial activities operating along Kaanapali Beach.

The Prince Kuhio Day event will also give kupuna the opportunity to educate the public about Hawaiian traditional and customary resource management and gathering rights.

For more information on the Prince Kuhio Day Fishing Tournament, call Aunty Patty at 281-5470.

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton will perform on Thursday, March 24, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, she is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. The band’s organic fusion of African, Middle Eastern and Caribbean rhythms, psychedelic soul, and progressive rock awakens and ignites Fischer’s flexibility and freedom of expression. Tickets are $65, $50 or $35; call 242-SHOW.


Easter Sunrise Service set

LAHAINA – All are invited to join Lahaina Baptist Church for a Sunrise Service at the beach by 505 Front Street on Sunday, March 27, at 6:30 a.m. Join with the church community as they remember and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

All are also welcome to join Lahaina Baptist Church for the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Visit “http://www.lahainabaptist.org”>www.lahainabaptist.org for more information, or call 661-3725.


The children of Na Pua O Kapi`olani perform traditional hula, Tahitian and a variety of dances from other Polynesian islands at The Outlets of Maui. Accompanied by a live band and led by Kumu Hula Kathy Ralar, the keiki performers sing, dance, chant and story-tell the memorable traditions and songs of Polynesia. Enjoy the show from 5 to 5:45 p.m. on March 25. Free ukulele lessons are offered every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. by the Maikai Woods store (Suite H5).

Baldwin Home Museum tours offered daily

LAHAINA – Lahaina Restoration Foundation now offers guided tours of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets.

Friendly docents share the stories of Lahaina’s 180-year-old missionary home daily on the hour and half-hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. These tours are 30 minutes in length. Walk-in registration is welcome any day at the museum.

Purchase a Passport to the Past for $10 and receive admission to four Maui museums or buy a single ticket at $7 for adults or $5 for kama’aina, military and seniors (ticket includes admission to the Wo Hing Museum). Children 12 and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For information, call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262.