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COMMUNITY NEWS for September 14 issue

By Staff | Sep 14, 2017

Kama‘aina and visitors are encouraged to join in the Festivals of Aloha to celebrate Hawaiian culture (see story on page 14). West Maui events include the Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho‘olaule‘a from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 16-17 in Banyan Tree Park, featuring live entertainment, crafters and artisans, keiki activities and local food.

Meet teachers and staff at LHS Open House

LAHAINA – Lahainaluna High School will hold an Open House beginning at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Join the staff in the school cafeteria for a welcome from administration and information on the school year.

The school will also be raffling off four pairs of tickets to the Lahainaluna Festival, I KA NANI O LELE.

From 2:15 until 4 p.m., parents will walk in their child’s shoes, following a bell schedule from class to class.

Parents can meet their child’s teachers, see the classrooms and learn about the curriculum. If attending without their child, parents should bring a copy of their child’s schedule.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at Kahului Public Library, experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with a master Japanese artist. Join Koryu Nishikawa V (above), a fifth-generation master puppeteer of the Kuruma Ningyo style, for a free workshop in traditional Japanese puppetry. In Kuruma Ningyo, a puppet is operated by a single puppeteer sitting on a small wheeled cart. The puppeteer uses his or her hands and feet to manipulate the puppet’s arms, legs and head, all while rolling about the stage on the cart. Assisting Nishikawa will be Tom Lee, director, designer, puppet artist and former Mililani resident, who has appeared in “War Horse” on Broadway and in “Madama Butterfly” at the Metropolitan Opera. Participants can get up close to see the beautiful traditional Japanese puppets and watch how they are brought to life through skillful puppetry technique. For more information, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events. PHOTO COURTESY OF UH-SCEP.

For information, check the Lahainaluna High School website or Facebook page.


Event to support Maui Humane Society

LAHAINA – Kohola Brewery and Chef Rob Mason will present “A Pairing for Pets,” a benefit for the Maui Humane Society, on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kohola Brewery.

Cost is $30 and includes two food dishes expertly paired with two 10-ounce Kohola beers.

Local comedian Augie T is on his “Laugh Da Island Way” statewide comedy tour this month, presented by Island Air and Primo. The Maui show will be on Sept. 15 at the Historic ?Iao Theatre in Wailuku. Opening for Augie T will be Shawn Garnett. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at  AugieT.com. All shows in the tour are benefits for B.R.A.V.E Hawai‘i, in an effort to bring an anti-bullying message to school-aged youth. 

Kohola Brewery is loctaed at 910 Honoapiilani Highway in Lahaina. Call (808) 863-3198 for more information on this age 21-and-over benefit.


Reader of Maui Prep to speak at Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset meeting

LAHAINA – On Sept. 19, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset invites the public to a talk by Keenan Reader, who will discuss Maui Preparatory Academy.

Reader is the college counselor and athletic director. He is one of the founding faculty members and a former counselor at Lahainaluna High School.

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s community speaker series takes place during club meetings, which are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant, Royal Lahaina Resort, Kaanapali, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

For more information on the club, visit www.rotarycluboflahainasunset.org or contact President Mariko Higashi at (808) 866-8116 or marikoinmaui@ gmail.com.


St. Anthony School announces Strength in Unity benefit gala

WAILUKU – St. Anthony School is now accepting reservations for its annual Strength in Unity Gala. The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at King Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse in Waikapu.

Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, a performance by the St. Anthony Golden Royals Jazz Orchestra, dinner entertainment by Nevah Too Late, and the recognition of the honorees to the St. Anthony 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame and the Guardian Angel Award.

Various sponsorship and donor opportunities are available. Individual seats start at $130. For reservations and information, visit www.sasmaui.org, contact St. Anthony School at 244-4190, extension 268, or e-mail development@sasmaui.org.


Maui Humane Society seeks foster homes for dogs

PUUNENE – The Maui Humane Society is seeking immediate short-term foster homes for dogs due to crowded conditions at the organization’s kennel.

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 home to a shelter dog.

For more information, e-mail aloha@mauihumanesociety.org; call (808) 877-3680, extension 3; or visit the shelter anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.


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.

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.