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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 9 issue

By Staff | Jun 9, 2016

Partners within the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative held a special charter tour of West Maui reefs on Friday. Hosted by Trilogy Excursions and dubbed the “Boatload of Decision Makers,” local business leaders, state and county officials, nonprofit group representatives, community resource managers and cultural practitioners learned about reefs through presentations and interpretive materials. The group snorkeled at two West Maui reefs, Kahekili and Olowalu, which were chosen because of the differing stories they tell — both cautionary and hopeful. See the full story in next week’s Lahaina News.

Town party to pay tribute to Na Kamehameha

LAHAINA – Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party on June 10 will celebrate Na Kamehameha.

The monthly event will feature activities in Campbell Park (located between the Baldwin Home Museum and The Wharf Cinema Center along Front Street) from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The music lineup includes Anthony Pfluke from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m., Maui Jam from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. and Raiatea Helm from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Expand Papahanaumokuakea, a community-driven marine conservation effort to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM) to protect Hawaii’s ocean heritage, will join the party with an informational table.

Kapalua Golf Academy received an Editors’ Choice Award for Best Golf Schools/Academies 2016 from Golf Digest in its May 2016 issue. Hawaii’s most complete, state-of-the-art golf school and practice facility, the academy and 23-acre practice area provide golf instruction in all aspects of the game. Personalized sessions, corporate clinics, half- or multi-day golf schools and daily clinics are available. Call 669-8044 or visit golfatkapalua.com.

LahainaTown Action Committee, Leilani’s on the Beach and Betty’s Beach Cafe work together to sponsor several West Side keiki non-profits. This assistance allows the non-profits to fundraise with food booths from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Prison Street Pizza and Maui Surf Dogs will also have booths in Campbell Park.

For more information, call the Lahaina Visitor Center at 667-9193. Sponsors include Waiola Church, Betty’s Beach Cafe, Leilani’s on the Beach, Kimo’s, Captain Jack’s Island Grill, Cool Cat Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Hard Rock Cafe.

As the sun sets and “Pau Hana” begins, what better way to start the weekend than to shop the world-renowned art galleries, meet artists, talk story and share in some complimentary pupus and wine from 6 to 9 p.m. Pick up your free Art Map compliments of the Lahaina Visitor Center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse in Banyan Tree Park.

Check www.mauifridays.com for the latest event listings.


Singer-songwriter and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby will perform a rare and intimate solo show with music and storytelling in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50, $55, $60 or $65; call 242-SHOW or visit www.MauiArts.org.

Church to host rummage sale

LAHAINA – A rummage sale will be held at Lahaina Baptist Church on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to noon to benefit its Korean Missions ministry.

Call 661-3725 for information.


Work days scheduled in Olowalu Cultural Reserve

Pi‘ilani Arias will perform at the Hana Hou Bar at Montage Kapalua Bay from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17. Enjoy the sunset and pau hana! Happy Hour drink specials will be offered.

OLOWALU – Work days are slated in Olowalu Cultural Reserve (OCR) on June 11 and 25 at 7 a.m.

West Maui Mountain Watershed received a fire mitigation grant and is using it to help OCR clear an area at the petroglyphs and plant Native Hawaiian plants.

Volunteers will spread chip mulch, dig and plant plants, and lay drip irrigation and emitters. The coordinators will be Al Lagunero of OCR and Chris Broscius of WMMW. Come dressed to get dirty.


Lahaina Canoe Club offers recreational paddling

King Kamehameha III Elementary School’s second and third grade students each received an incredibly generous donation of bags, full of books, just in time for summer reading. Representatives from State Auto Insurance, a Mainland company, were here recently, and employees wanted to give back to the Maui community. Claire Tillman, the school’s Parent Community Networking Center facilitator, wrote, “King Kamehameha III is extremely thankful to be chosen as the recipient of their generous donation. We appreciate the time, energy and generosity that was expended to complete a project of this size. Teachers and students alike were delighted with the selection of books. Mahalo to Mike LaRocco, Robyn Harper, John Petrucci, Tracy Spainer, Alan Melichar and all the employees of State Auto Insurance for their support of our students!”

LAHAINA – Lahaina Canoe Club is enjoying its “all are welcome” attitude with recreational paddling on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 5 p.m. beginning June 10.

A Friday evening barbecue will follow the paddling (bring something for the grill). No paddling experience is necessary. Show up at Canoe Beach no later than 4:45 p.m. For more information, call Mark at 870-6466.


Hard Rock Cafe Maui to celebrate its birthday

LAHAINA – On June 14, 1971, Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton opened the first-ever Hard Rock Cafe in London, and an iconic brand was born.

Forty-five years later, Hard Rock is celebrating its birthday and offering 71-cent Legendary Burgers to all first-responders (fire, police, paramedics and lifeguards).

Hard Rock Cafe Maui will also host a day of live music, a performance by Elvis Presley (Darren Lee from “Burn’n Love”), birthday cake, and 1970s and Hard Rock Trivia.

The celebration is slated for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the 900 Front St. restaurant. Call 667-7400 or visit www.hardrock.com.


Center offers free advice on college

KAHULUI – The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at the University of Hawaii Maui College is offering free college admissions and financial aid advice to Maui County residents interested in college on Maui or elsewhere.

Offices are located on the UH Maui campus and at the Molokai Education Center on Molokai. For students looking to start college at UHMC in the fall, there is still time to complete the application, registration and financial aid processes

EOC is a federally funded program that offers professional, one-on-one educational advising tailored to an individual’s needs and goals. For more information, or to speak to an advisor, call 984-3286 on Maui and 553-4490, extension 4, on Molokai.