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COMMUNITY NEWS for September 7 issue

By Staff | Sep 7, 2017

A blessing ceremony was held last week in Pukalani to celebrate the completion of Kulamalu Hale, the County of Maui’s workforce housing rental complex. The project encompasses 6 two-story residential buildings and a multipurpose space, and it includes 16 one-bedroom and 40 two-bedroom units in an area located close to community amenities such as shops, parks, schools and businesses. The project will be rented to individuals earning less than 120 percent of the adjusted median income for Maui. The anticipated move-in dates for families are scheduled to begin in September. Kulamalu Hale is the first of several workforce housing projects slated to come online within the next year or two that are currently under construction. There are seven projects that are in active production, encompassing over 500 workforce units in Upcountry, West Maui, South Maui, Haiku and Central Maui. For information about rental opportunities at Kulamalu Hale, contact Hale Mahaolu at 872-4108. PHOTO BY THE COUNTY OF MAUI/RYAN PIROS.

Lahaina Town Clean Up set

LAHAINA – The 13th annual Lahaina Town Clean Up is slated for Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Last year, more than 500 volunteers participated in the cleanup from Puamana to Mala Wharf.

The event is free and open to the public. Cleanup supplies will be provided, but volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own gloves, water bottles, litter grabbers, small nets for cigarette butts, and trucks to haul rubbish and recyclables.

This is a waste-free event; bring a reusable water bottle and reef safe sun protection.

The 43rd annual Senior Fair will be held on Oct. 28 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. MEO, the organizer of the event, seeks nonprofit and for-profit individuals and groups who have something to share with our kupuna. MEO also invites crafters and food vendors. Last year’s event attracted over 1,900 people. Vendor applications can be downloaded at www.meoinc.org or picked up at the MEO Wailuku offices at 99 Mahalani St. Applications must be submitted by Sept. 21. The entertainment lineup includes Emcee Kathy Collins, Nevah Too Late (above), Enhanced Fitness, Kalama Intermediate Ukulele Players, Halau Keala Kahinano O Puna, and featured artist Napua Greig-Nakasone. For information, call Gerry Lum at 249-2970.

The day will begin at 8 a.m. at Kamehameha Iki Park with coffee and breakfast snacks provided by Ruth’s Chris Steak House during check in and as data cards are distributed to participants.

The cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch for all volunteers provided by Pacific’O and water provided by Tropic Water.

Event sponsors and volunteer teams are needed; visit “http://www.facebook.com/events/1512597262166779″>www.facebook.com/events/1512597262166779 for information.


Commando Krav Maga classes offered

Ku Mai Ka Hula is slated at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater, with the Solo Competition set for Sept. 8 at 6 p.m., and the Group Competition on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. Male and female dancers from Hawaii and the Mainland will perform both kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula stylings. Attendees can browse and shop displays of made-in-Hawaii products from an array of crafters and artisans before and throughout the Saturday performances. A full selection of food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard. Tickets are $25; call 242-SHOW or visit www. MauiArts.org.

WEST MAUI – Classes in Commando Krav Maga, a reality-based self-defense system, are offered weekly in West Maui.

The class size is very limited. For information, call or text (940) 367-9638.

For information on Commando Krav Maga, visit the official website at www.commandokravmaga.com.


Surfrider Maui to meet

The children of Na Pua O Kapi`olani perform a traditional hula show at The Outlets of Maui. Accompanied by a live band and led by Kumu Hula Kathy Ralar, the keiki performers sing, dance and story-tell the memorable traditions and songs of Hawaii. Enjoy the show from 5 to 5:45 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Ukulele performances are held the first and third Fridays of the month from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Free ukulele lessons are offered every Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the Maikai Woods store (Suite H5).

MAALAEA – The Surfrider Foundation-Maui Chapter will meet on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Whale Foundation at the Maalaea Harbor Shops.

All are welcome to learn more about Surfrider and how you can help protect Maui’s ocean, waves and beaches. Visit maui.surfrider.org/ or the group’s Facebook page.


School to conduct Tsunami Evacuation Drill

LAHAINA – King Kamehameha III Elementary School will conduct its Tsunami Evacuation Drill on Friday, Sept. 29, starting at 8 a.m.

Kaanapali Golf Courses recently hosted the 2017 Hawaii State Junior Golf Association (HSJGA) Match Play Championship. The champions were Danielle Ujimori (Girls 13-18); Davis Lee (Boys 15-18), who is pictured; and Jake Sequin (Boys 13-14). Photo by Lauren Yama.

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.

The drill will conclude the school’s “September is Safety Month” activities.