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By Staff | Jul 28, 2016

After School Music Club, a Maui Music Mission performing arts program, is located at the Lahaina Baptist Church Education Building. Open Monday through Friday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. (1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday), part- and full-time memberships are very affordable. The club seeks financial sponsorships for keiki musicians who need assistance in order to participate. Registration is open for two sessions: “Get Your Groove On” from Aug. 1 to Sept. 2, and “Shake Down” from Sept. 5 to Oct. 7. For a registration packet, call (808) 463-7856.

Hotel hosts free presentations on history

KAPALUA – “A Sense of Place,” an honest look into Hawaii’s history from 1778 to the present through the eyes and lens of Dr. Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey’s award-winning film “Then There Were None,” is held Fridays at 10 a.m. in The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s Hotel Theater.

Attendees are invited to get involved in a discussion on how to move Hawaii into the future while paying tribute to the past.

“If we understand where we went we can get a grasp on where we are going,” said Clifford Nae’ole, the resort’s Hawaiian cultural advisor.

A short walk to the borders of the Honokahua Preservation Site will focus on its significance in terms of the Hawaiian renaissance and events that set many precedents and laws into action.

Students staged “Shrek the Musical Jr.” at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa on July 14-17. The production concluded the four-week Theatre Theatre Maui 2016 Westside Youth Summer Theatre Camp.

The event is complimentary to the community and visitors.


Contestants sought for Miss Maui Scholarship Pageant

The search is on. Do you wish to be the next Miss Maui 2017?

Young women between the ages of 17 and 24 are sought to compete in the 2017 Miss Maui Scholarship Pageant on Nov. 12, 2016.

Come meet Kelly King, a candidate for the South Maui seat on the County Council, at Lahaina Yacht Club on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. At the coffee event, meet King and talk about issues impacting West Maui. For information on King, visit www.kellyking.org or www.facebook.com/kelly4kihei.

The pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Hawaii and Miss America Scholarship pageants.

Under the new directorship of Pamela Souza and Rob Aguiar, the Miss Maui Organization wishes to make a commitment to provide scholarships to young women who wish to further their education and career aspirations, as well as serve in the public realm through volunteerism and charity.

Their mission as a committee is to provide a venue for scholarships along with a positive, fun and cultural experience for each contestant, culminating into a great show and competition night.

Along with other gifts and prizes, contestants are able to compete for several cash scholarships as well as the generous grand prize of a $10,000 scholarship from Argosy University.

The winner will go on to compete in the televised Miss Hawaii Scholarship state pageant in Honolulu in June 2017. For more information, or to apply, contact Souza at (808) 446-5815 or Aguiar at (808) 870-3283.

During a visit to Maui last week, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard discussed ongoing efforts to prevent future brush fires with Deputy Fire Chief Bob Shimada. County Communications Director Rod Antone reported that there were 136 brush fires in 2015. So far this year, there have been 134.


LIS holding registration

LAHAINA – Lahaina Intermediate School S.U.R.F. (schedules, uniforms, registration and fees) dates are underway through July 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Parents may pick up their child’s schedules, purchase uniforms, and pay school fees during this time. For more information, call the school at 662-3965.


The Lahainaluna High School Class of 1973 recently gathered for a reunion at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. The class thanked everyone who helped the reunion to be a success, including many of their former high school principals and faculty, who kindly shared their mana’o through messages that were read by classmates during the celebration dinner.  The class is planning to their 45th reunion on Maui in 2018, to include festivities during the annual David Malo Day Ho’olaule’a held on the school’s campus. Pictured (from left) are: seated — Lynette Mahoe Holmes, Tony Sumibcay, Marlene Garma Burgart, Shelley DeGracia Hoyer, Joyce Sambrano Wada, Allen Ventura, Gregg Wada, Harold “Buzz” Hubert, Colette Imasaki, Dale Fujiyama, Christine Wada Wong, Lee Ann Nishimoto Shigezawa and Val Bancaco Long; standing — Louisa van der Linden Shelton, Judy Takatsuka Cramer, Kahiwa Reimann, Brian Takatsuka, Duane Molina, Earl Kikuyama, Artemio Panglasigui, Jeff Barnes, Randy “Hano” Blando, Marchelle Hill Phillips, Rodney Kalalau, Shayne Chung, Mel Kaaa, Bobby Peralto, Edwin “Chico” Gomes, George Bartolome,  Dan Tanaka and Paul Schuman.

Rotarians collecting school supplies for Maui children and teachers

LAHAINA – Rotary clubs on Maui will spend a weekend at the entrances to a number of businesses to collect school supplies for the children of Maui. As patrons enter these places of business, Rotarians will hand them a school supply list of items needed by our island keiki and teachers.

Store patrons are encouraged to purchase any of the needed items or to make a donation for such purchases. Once collected, the Rotary club members will divide and deliver the collected supplies and funds to community programs that help children in need and to individual schools on Maui.

Drives will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Longs Drugs in Kihei, Pukalani and Maui Lani, Walmart, Kmart, the Lahaina Cannery Mall entrance near Longs, and OfficeMax in Lahaina; and on Sunday, July 31, at the Lahaina Cannery Mall entrance near Longs and Longs Drugs in Pukalani.

For more information, contact Rotary Maui Public Relations Chair Melissa Crawley at crawley.m@gmail.com.


Pi Artisan Pizzeria hosts live music

LAHAINA – Pi Artisan Pizzeria at The Outlets of Maui hosts live music and looks forward to providing a venue for local musicians to feature their own original music in addition to covering familiar tunes.

On Sundays, Gary Larson, an accomplished local jazz guitarist, performs from 5 to 8 p.m. Sip hand-crafted cocktails, listen to his smooth jazz and enjoy great ocean views from the outdoor lanai seating along Front Street.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings will provide a rotation of musical talent that includes Brian Massa and Meryl Yecies, David Kaye and Elaine Ryan. Stay in touch with the music happenings at Pi Artisan Pizzeria via Hooplays (www.hooplays.com/PiArtisanPizzeria), Facebook (www.FaceBook.com/PiArtisanPizzeriaLahaina), Twitter (www.Twitter.com/Pi_808) and Instagram (www.Instagram.com/ Pi_808).


Award ceremony slated for Lahaina Poster Contest

Lahaina – Winners in the 28th annual Lahaina Poster Contest sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Arts Society will be announced at a reception on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The reception will be held in the Old Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. For more information, go to www.visitlahaina.com or call Lynn Donovan at 667-9175.


Seniors to support police with sign waving event

LAHAINA – The Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club will hold a sign waving in support of Maui Police Department along Honoapiilani Highway in front of Lahaina Cannery Mall at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

All individuals, clubs and organizations are welcome to participate. For information, call 661-4208, 281-3770 or 264-5960.


Meeting to detail Lahaina Harbor Dredging Project

LAHAINA – At a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, Rep. Angus McKelvey, Sen. Rosalyn Baker, state Department of Land and Natural Resources officials and Lt. Liezl A. Nicholas of the U.S. Coast Guard will provide all harbor users and stakeholders with an update on the Lahaina Harbor Dredging Project along with a proposed timetable.

The meeting will be held at the Pioneer Inn’s Snug Harbor Room at 5:30 p.m.

According to Rep. McKelvey, the dredging project is important, because the shallow depth of the entrance channel could pose safety concerns to harbor mariners.