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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 16 issue

By Staff | Jun 16, 2016

Megan Aberley (right), unit director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, Lahaina Clubhouse, accepts a $1,000 donation from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Nancy Cross, executive director of the tournament, toured the facility and said, “We’re very pleased to be able to assist in the fundraising efforts towards the purchase of a van so that the Lahaina members can attend activities and events.” Further contributions can be made by calling Aberley at 667-9314.

Get reading-fit this summer

LAHAINA – The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) invites readers of all ages to sign up and participate in the 2016 Summer Reading Program through July 16.

“Health and Fitness for the Mind, Body and Soul” is this year’s theme. Contact your local library or visit “http://www.librarieshawaii.org”>www.librarieshawaii.org for details.


LHS taking orders for uniforms

Lahaina Canoe Club is expressing its “all are welcome” attitude with recreational paddling on Friday and Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m. A Friday evening barbecue will follow the paddling (bring something for the grill). No paddling experience is necessary — simply show up at Canoe Beach no later than 4:45 p.m. For more information, call Mark at 870-6466.

LAHAINA – Lahainaluna High School will continue to implement the uniform T-shirt/dress code policy for the 2016-17 school year.

Uniform order forms are available in the LHS main office. Shirts will be available for pick-up during registration.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students may apply for a uniform waiver. Waiver applications for the uniform dress code policy may be obtained from the main office.

Completed waiver applications will be due to the LHS main office no later than 4 p.m. on July 1, 2016; completed applications will be reviewed by the School Community Council (SCC).


Meet LAS artists

LAHAINA – Come “Meet the Artists” at Lahaina Arts Society. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local artists will be demonstrating in the Banyan Tree Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse.

Talk story with jeweler Jerry Sullivan on June 22 and painter Diane Appler on June 23. Bring your friends and family to see how the magic is created by these local artists. For more information, call LAS at 661-0111 or visit www.lahainaarts.com.


MECO Rummage Sale to benefit Maui United Way

KAHULUI – Maui Electric is hosting its annual Rummage Sale benefitting Maui United Way on Saturday, June 18, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at its Kahului auditorium at 210 W. Kamehameha Avenue.

The public is also welcome to donate any new or gently used household items for the sale on June 15-17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public can call 872-3216 to coordinate drop-offs during this time.


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.

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.


Work day scheduled in Olowalu Cultural Reserve

OLOWALU – A work day is slated in Olowalu Cultural Reserve (OCR) on June 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.


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.