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COMMUNITY NEWS for September 22 issue

By Staff | Sep 22, 2016

The Lahainaluna High School varsity football team on Saturday night beat Kamehameha Maui 35-7 to clinch the first round Maui Interscholastic League Division II title. PHOTO BY GLEN PASCUAL

Lahaina Town Cleanup slated for Saturday

LAHAINA – The 12th annual Lahaina Town Cleanup is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Volunteers will gather at Kamehameha Iki Park (525 Front St.) and Mala Ramp before combing the coastline from Puamana to Mala Wharf. Bags and water will be provided.

Passion of Movement Studio will offer free yoga at 8 a.m., and Pacific’O will provide free lunch for the volunteers at noon.

This is a waste-free event; bring your own water bottle and gloves. For information, call Maui Surf Clinics at 244-SURF.

During the sixth annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival, Grammy Award-winning jazz and blues legends performed at Duke’s Beach House in Kaanapali. Direct from Louisiana, the Zydeco/Cajun band Courtbouillon had people dancing on the boardwalk.


Event to benefit the Lahaina Complex tutoring program

WEST MAUI – Beyond the Rainbow Foundation and People for Educational Equality will stage the Anuenue Gala on Oct. 20, 2016 at the Sheraton Maui Resort.

This benefit for the Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Program will feature dance music by Jimmy Mac & the Kool Kats.

Two ticket options are available. A dinner-dessert-dance package from 5:45 to 10 p.m. is on sale for $200. The dessert-dance option from 7 to 10 p.m. costs $80. Purchase tickets online at “http://www.Beyond-the-Rainbow.org/AnuenueGala”>www.Beyond-the-Rainbow.org/AnuenueGala.

The Chick Corea Trio featuring Eddie Gomez and Brian Blade will perform on Sunday, Sept. 25, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. Corea (pictured) has attained iconic status in music. The keyboardist, composer and bandleader is a DownBeat Hall-of-Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as the fourth most nominated artist in Grammy Award history with 63 nods and 22 wins. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic works, Corea has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career since playing with the genre-shattering bands of Miles Davis in the late 1960s and early ’70s. At this special concert, Corea will share the stage with legendary bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner Gomez, whose impressive resume includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Rounding out the trio is Blade, a multitalented young veteran who is already widely respected in the jazz world as drummer/composer/leader of Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band, with whom he has released three albums. He is also the drummer for many heroes of the music world, including Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Wayne Shorter, Seal, Bill Frisell and Emmylou Harris. Tickets are $12, $35, $45, $65 or $125; call 242-SHOW.

Call 665-5815 for information. Beyond the Rainbow Foundation and People for Educational Equality are registered 501(c)(3) non-profits.


King Kamehameha III School to conduct Tsunami Evacuation Drill

LAHAINA – King Kamehameha III Elementary School will conduct its Tsunami Evacuation Drill on Friday, Sept. 23, starting at 8 a.m.

During the drill, traffic will be impacted from the intersections of Prison and Front streets, Shaw and Front streets, as well as the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Shaw Street.

Halau Hula o Na Wahine Nani o Lahaina holds hula classes on Wednesdays from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at Lahaina United Methodist Church, 988 Front St. Call 661-5498 for information. Keiki and private hula lessons are also available.

The Tsunami Evacuation Drill will conclude King Kamehameha III School’s “September is Safety Month” activities.

The Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club and Na Hoaloha Ekolu teamed up on Sept. 13 to provide bentos to three shifts at Maui Police Department’s Lahaina District. Here, Arleen Gerbig (left) and May Fujiwara deliver food prepared by Na Hoaloha Ekolu to Officer Corey Tom.