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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 24 issueM

By Staff | Nov 24, 2016

The 2016 Kaanapali Classic-Collegiate Invitational was held recently at the Royal Kaanapali Course. The third annual 54-hole, individual and team stroke-play tournament is the largest collegiate field event of the season and featured golfers from 24 schools across the nation: Ball State, Boise, Bowling Green, California-Santa Barbara, California State–Fullerton, California State-Northridge, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia State, Gonzaga, Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii-Manoa (host), Houston, Kansas, Long Beach State, Louisiana State, Loyola Marymount, Minnesota, North Carolina-Wilmington, North Florida, Oklahoma, Sacramento State, South Carolina and Texas-San Antonio. Clemson (above) won the event with a team 826 (-26), one stroke ahead of Georgia. Doc Redman of Clemson fired a three-day total of 198 (-15) to claim the individual trophy.

Lahaina Hongwanji Aikido Club holds classes

LAHAINA – Aikido is a Japanese martial art that teaches kids self-discipline, self-confidence and how to get along with others in an atmosphere of fun and respect for all. Ki and Aikido training are combined to teach children to utilize their full potential.

By applying the Ki principles, children improve their performance in all of their activities. More importantly, they gain the intangible benefits of having a positive attitude, respect, always doing one’s best, being able to calm one’s mind, concentration and self-discipline.

Keiki classes are perfect for students ages 5-13; adult classes are for teens and adults ages 13-90.

The Lahaina Hongwanji Aikido Club holds classes in the basement of Lahaina Hongwanji Mission located at 551 Wainee St. The Kids Class is offered from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, followed both days by Adult Ki & Aikido Classes from 7 to 9 p.m. E-mail “mailto:Lahainaaikido@gmail.com”>Lahainaaikido@gmail.com for information or to schedule a free introductory class.

Maui Choral Arts Association will present “Yule Be Home For Christmas” on Sunday, Nov. 27, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 3 p.m. ?Join Artistic Director Gary Leavitt and pianist Lotus Dancer with solo performances by MCAA members and Maui Academy of Performing Arts stars John Galvan, Katy Vincent and Leighanna Locke. Special guest is Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom (above), Hawaii’s top-selling vocalist of all time, lusciously surrounded by the large, exceptional MCAA chorus! From holiday classics and sing-alongs to new arrangements of old favorites, this is the concert to get your holiday spirit in high gear! Tickets are $30 ($15 for students and keiki age 18 years and under); call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW.


Rotarians selling Christmas trees

LAHAINA – Fresh Christmas trees will be arriving at the Lahaina Cannery Mall parking lot on “Black Friday,” Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving. This annual fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise will raise money to support numerous community service projects in West Maui, including dictionaries for third-graders, support for the West Maui tutoring program and town beautification projects.

The Noble Fir trees are kept in a refrigerated container on the lot, so they remain as fresh as the day they were cut. The large trees, six to seven feet, are $80; wreaths are $25; and there will also be “mini trees” in the two- to three-foot range, perfect for the condo dweller, with prices yet to be determined. Free delivery to any West Maui location from Olowalu to Kapalua is an added bonus.

Opening Day, “Black Friday,” and all weekends, tree sales are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekdays, the container is open 3 to 7 p.m. Cash and all credit cards are accepted.

Join Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project for a pint night at Maui Brewing Company in Kahana Gateway Shopping Center on Friday, Nov. 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. Half of the pub profits from house beers sold will go to Maui Forest Birds, which is dedicated to the conservation and research of rare and endangered bird species on Maui, such as the Akohekohe (above). Call Laura at 573-0280 or go to www.mauiforestbirds.org for information. PHOTO BY ROBBY KOHLEY.

The container of trees has been moved from its previous location next to the highway closer to the ice machine and luau parking. Turn left at the south entrance of the mall, and the new location of the Christmas trees will be visible. There is close and convenient parking, with friendly Rotarians to help you load your vehicle. Look for the banners; trees sell out every year, so come early.

Too busy to stop by the lot? E-mail thefarm@hawaii.rr.com with your address and contact information, and Rotarians will bring a tree to you.


Talks to cover Natural Hormone Treatment

LAHAINA – Doctors Lins and Lopes will host two free talks on Natural Hormone Treatment on Nov. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. at 180 Dickenson St., Suite 215.

On Nov. 14, Maui Preparatory Academy senior Adam Quandt signed a National Letter of Intent to play NCAA Division II golf for Concordia University-Portland. Adam is the recipient of a partial athletic scholarship for golf as well as a partial academic scholarship. Here, Adam is joined by his proud parents, David and Wyndy Quandt, on Maui Prep's campus for the official signing. Maui Prep is a member of the Maui Interscholastic League and offers opportunities for student-athletes in cross country, girls volleyball, outrigger paddling, swimming, tennis, track and field, competitive surfing and golf. 

For more information, call 667-9554.


Na Mele O Maui set

LAHAINA – Na Mele O Maui, Maui’s only county-wide Hawaiian song and art competition, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.

Established in 1972 for the youth of Maui County, the event is dedicated to cultural preservation and perpetuation of Hawaiian mele, language and arts.

This year’s theme, “Aloha ‘Ia No Maui, For the Love of Maui,” features songs written about the Valley Isle.

The song competition is open to students in grades K-12, and the student art competition is open to high school students. The event is free and open to the public.?

This year’s contest songs are “Kilakila O Haleakala” for grades K-1, “Aloha ‘Ia No O Maui” for grades 2-3, “Kananaka” for grades 4-5, “Kipahulu” for grades 6-8 and “Kawaipunahele” for grades 9-12. Participating schools are also required to sing a song of their choice that fits the annual theme. Both songs must be sung in Hawaiian.