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COMMUNITY NEWS for September 21 issue

By Staff | Sep 21, 2017

Earl Thompson’s multimedia art will be featured in the Banyan Tree Gallery at Lahaina Arts Society through Oct. 2. “As an artist, I am compelled to create something on a regular basis. A day without art is a day without fulfillment. I refuse to be contained to a single style or media... my schizophrenic style is my signature,” he said. LAS is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. For information on when Thompson will be at the gallery, phone 661-0111.

Learn how to raise your voice at the State Capitol

LAHAINA – Do you want to be heard at the Hawaii Legislature? Are you interested in learning how laws are made in Hawaii? Do you have an idea for a law, or simply want to tell legislators what you want them to focus on when the Regular Session begins in January?

For answers to these questions, and how to offer your testimony when developments are happening quickly in Honolulu, the Legislature’s Public Access Room (PAR) is holding “Your Voice,” a free, one-hour workshop in Lahaina and other Maui locations this month.

Topics include understanding the legislative process, deadlines and power dynamics, as well as tips on effective lobbying, testifying and communicating with senators and representatives. How-to guides, informational handouts and other resources will be available.

“Your Voice” will be offered on Monday, Sept. 18, at 1:30 p.m. at Kahului Community Center; Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 1:30 and 6 p.m. at the Kenolio Recreation Complex Cafeteria at 131 S. Kihei Road; Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 1:30 p.m. in the Tavares Community Center in Pukalani; Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at Haiku Community Center; Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library; and Friday, Sept. 22, at 1:30 and 6 p.m. at the Kaunoa West Maui Senior Center at 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.

George Kahumoku Jr.’s Grammy Award-winning Slack Key Show-Masters of Hawaiian Music is performed every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion. Hosted by George with his Slack Key Show ‘Ohana — Peter deAquino, Sterling Seaton and dancer Wainani Kealoha — the show’s special guests include many of Hawaii’s award-winning performing artists. Jeff Peterson will play on Sept. 20, and Brother Noland (above) will be the special guest on Sept. 27. Buy tickets online at www.slackkeyshow.com or call 669-3858. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. A pre-show dinner begins at 5 p.m. at the Sea House with show package available; advance purchase is required.

For more information, or to request additional workshops, contact PAR at (808) 587-0478 or par@capitol.hawaii .gov.


Company to donate?10 percent of wedding planning proceeds to the American Red Cross

LAHAINA – Platinum Weddings & Events announced that it will donate 10 percent of all wedding planning proceeds for weddings currently booked for 2018 to the American Red Cross.

Additionally, the company will donate 10 percent of all wedding planning revenue booked between today and Sept. 30, 2017 to the American Red Cross.

Josh Tatofi will perform on Friday, Sept. 22, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. Hawaiian Music Live calls him the Polynesian Luther Vandross, which aptly describes his soothing voice. Born in Honolulu, Tatofi comes from a musical lineage — his father is Tivaini Tatofi, original member of the acclaimed island/reggae music band Kapena. His album, “Pua Kiele,” was named Island Music Album of the Year at the 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, where Josh won the coveted Male Vocalist of the Year honor.?Tickets are $30; call 242-SHOW or visit www.MauiArts.org.

“Hurricane Harvey has devastated our country, and every citizen has been affected by its trauma. Seeing the images of men, women, children and animals that have been rocked by this disaster is heart-wrenching. It is the least that we can do to provide a donation, and we are so grateful to have the ability to do so,” said Taryn Stark Wyant, owner of Platinum Weddings & Events.

Call (808) 283-6513 for information. For more information, or to donate directly, visit www.redcross.org.


Friends to celebrate Fran Hinton’s life

LAHAINA – Frances Jane Hinton, 90, died peacefully at home on Aug. 8, 2017. Born on Whidbey Island, Washington, on Oct. 25, 1926, she graduated from the University of Washington as a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority.

A world traveler, Fran settled in Lahaina, where she met her late husband, Warren Hinton. Together they owned several successful businesses and were active community members, including founding members of the Lahaina Yacht Club. Fran was an avid golfer, bridge player and volunteer, and hostess for countless gatherings at her and Warren’s Lahaina home.

A celebration of Fran’s life will be held at Lahaina Yacht Club on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 3 p.m. until sunset. In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of her favorite charities in her name: Lahaina Salvation Army, Christian Science Church of Kahului, Hospice Maui, Maui Humane Society, Napili Kai Foundation, Maui Cancer Society, or East Maui Animal Refuge.


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 the 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.


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.