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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 22 issue

By Staff | Jun 22, 2017

The Holoholo Bookmobile’s Summer 2017 Route Schedule includes stops at community centers in Haiku, Kula and Pukalani. Four new locations have been added to the schedule: Lokenani Hale, Roselani Place, Boys & Girls Club Central, and Holy Innocents Preschool in Lahaina. The bookmobile offers books for all ages, DVDs, audio books, story times, free Wi-Fi, reference help and assistance with eResources. In addition, the Bookmobile is participating in the Hawaii State Public Library System’s 2017 Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults, which runs through July 15! For more information, visit www.librarieshawaii.org, click the “Visit” tab, then “Maui Bookmobile,” or call Wailuku Public Library at 243-5766. PHOTO COURTESY OF WAILUKU PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Lahaina Arts Society to hold Annual Celebration

LAHAINA – The Lahaina Arts Society Annual Celebration & Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 28. The public is invited to gather at the Pioneer Inn Courtyard at 6 p.m.

Light pupus will be offered, and a no-host bar will be available. The special guest speaker will be Panna Speas, owner of Maui Hands.

Lahaina Arts Society (LAS) invites local residents to come meet fellow Maui artists, supporters of the arts and the LAS board.

LAS is dedicated to showcase, market and mentor Maui County artists. If you have ever been interested in joining the arts society, feel free to come talk story. For information, call LAS at 661-0111 or e-mail “mailto:info@lahaina-arts.com”>info@lahaina-arts.com.

The 26th annual Ki Ho’alu Guitar Festival will be held on Sunday, June 25, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater. Some of Hawaii’s best slack key guitar players — including Kevin & Ikaika Brown, Stephen Inglis, Blayne Asing, Aja Gample, Ho’okena, George Kuo, George Kahumoku & Friends, Brother Noland, Paul Togioka, Ian O’Sullivan, Kamuela Kahoano, Danny Carvalho, Donald Kaulia, Dwight Kanae, Wayne Johnson, and Makana (pictured) — will perform a full afternoon of melodious Hawaiian music at this free festival. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets or lauhala mats and relax on the grassy lawn to fully enjoy the laid-back music by famed guitar players.


Sunscreen swap set

KIHEI – The Reefs at Risk Sunscreen Beach Party will be held in the Kalama Beach Park Pavilion on Sunday, June 25, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The event is a free community talk story and sunscreen swap. Learn more at ReefsatRisk.org.


Mick Fleetwood (center) recently donated $2,000 to the Lahainaluna High School Band.

Fashion show to support Women Helping Women

LAHAINA – Fashionista Maui by Divine Fashions will hold a charity fashion show to support Women Helping Women at Fleetwoods on Front St. on Friday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 at the door. The benefit will feature a deejay, silent auction and the chance to win designer clothes and gift certificates from Fashionista, Fleetwoods gift cards, designer hats from Eat Pray Maui and much more. Food and drinks are not included.

Additional contributions to Women Helping Women (womenhelpingwomenmaui.org) may be made at the door.


Blake to explain The Hawaii Dementia Prevention Trial

KAHULUI – Roselani Place’s Aging Wisely Community Series continues on Saturday, June 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 88 South Papa Avenue, Kahului.

Guest speaker Dr. Steve Blake will present a class and slide presentation on The Hawaii Dementia Prevention Trial. Come and learn how to reduce your risk of memory loss by increasing intake of antioxidant fruits and vegetables, as well as how to improve blood flow to the brain for brighter mental activity.

Roselani Place will also host an Open House with model apartments open for viewing, door prizes and musical entertainment by Frances Ku. Light healthy refreshments will be served.

Admission is free and open to the public. To register, or for more information, contact Diane at diane@roselaniplace.com or call 871-7720.


LHS School Community Council seeks members

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Community Council seeks new members.

School Community Councils are forums for exchanging ideas in order to improve student achievement among the school’s stakeholders: principals, teachers, school staff, parents, students and community members.

Anyone interested in serving on the Lahainaluna High School SCC Board as a community representative should submit his or her name via e-mail to Ashley_Olson@notes.k12.hi.us or Shannon_Eustace@notes.k12.hi.us.

Members must commit to attend a monthly meeting, currently scheduled on the first Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the LHS Library.

Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to present at a meeting, contact Shannon Eustace or Ashley Olson to be added to the agenda.


Maui Humane Society seeks immediate short-term foster homes for dogs

PUUNENE – Maui Humane Society (MHS) has an urgent need for short-term foster homes for dogs.

With dogs coming in almost daily, the kennels are starting to get uncomfortably crowded.

Maui Humane Society will provide all supplies and information needed to become a foster. Please consider opening up your heart and home to a shelter dog.

For more information, contact aloha@mauihumanesociety.org, call (808) 877-3680, extension 3, or visit the shelter anytime between 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about Maui Humane Society, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org.