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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 12 issue

By Staff | Oct 12, 2017

The Hawaii State Public Library System is sponsoring Honolulu Theatre for Youth performances of “Ouch!” on Oct. 24 at Makawao Public Library at 3 p.m. and Kihei Public Library at 6:30 p.m. These performances are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii. “Ouch!” is a story about brother and sister BOO and HOO from a place called “Ouch,” where things get fixed. BOO and HOO are happy, even though they always seem to get an ouch! Like the time when they got their fingers trapped in the door and the time they fell and scraped their knees. Then, one day, BOO and HOO begin to feel other people’s ouches, so they set out on an adventure with their box of Band-Aids to fix all the ouches in the world. Children ages two and older are welcome to come and enjoy these 30-minute performances. No reservations are required, but children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

LHS Class of 1973 planning 45th reunion

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Class of 1973 is preparing to celebrate its 45th year class reunion on Maui between the dates of April 19 and 22, 2018.

The class anticipates various activities, including a sunset sail, welcome reception/dinner, campus tour while attending the annual David Malo Day event at Lahainaluna and a Sunday brunch.

To receive event details when they are released, classmates should update or confirm their contact information by e-mailing “mailto:LHS1973IMUA@gmail.com”>LHS1973IMUA@gmail.com or calling Gregg and Joyce Wada at 661-6191. Assistance with locating classmates and sharing reunion information will be appreciated.


Lahaina Arts Society will hold Banyan Tree Art Fairs in Banyan Tree Park on Oct. 14-15; Nov. 4, 5, 12 and 23; and Dec. 10, 23, 30 and 31. Join the crowd in Lahaina under the Banyan Tree and discover some of Maui’s most talented fine artists exhibiting at an amazing fair next to the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse. Enjoy live music and check out the paintings, ceramics, photography, glass art, woodcarvings, jewelry, baskets and more. The art fair and galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 661-0111.

Give blood at upcoming drives

WAILUKU – October is the perfect month for vampires, and Blood Bank of Hawaii is ready to quench the need of Hawaii’s patients.

Go to BBH.org to make an appointment and learn more.

Drives are slated for Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the U.H. Maui College Pilina Building Multipurpose Room, Oct. 17 from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the King Kekaulike High School Gym, Oct. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cameron Center Auditorium, and Oct. 20 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Cameron Center Auditorium.

Sign up to save lives today. The general requirements to be a blood donor are simple: be in good health, 18 years of age or older (16- and 17-year-old donors with signed Blood Bank of Hawaii parent/legal guardian consent), weigh 110 pounds or more (additional height/weight requirements apply for female donors 16-18 years old), and bring photo ID with date of birth.

Some of Lahaina’s Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Maui students traveled to Oahu to enter the NAGA (North American Grappling Association) tournament on Saturday, Sept. 23. Instructed by Christian Grandi, the participants all did very well in representing their team. Elijah Hayes won silver medals in Kids No-Gi and Gi Intermediate, 40-49.9 pounds, age six; Anakin Hayes won gold medals in Kids No-Gi and Gi Advanced, 60-69.9 pounds, age eight; Brayden Valencia won gold medals in Kids No-Gi (age eight) and Gi (ages eight and nine) Intermediate, 80-88.9 pounds; Ledan Delatori won gold medals in Kids No-Gi and Gi Advanced, 80-88.9 pounds, ages ten and 11; Amadeo Gurgone won a silver medal in Kids No-Gi Advanced, 90-99.9 pounds, ages 11 and 12, and gold in Kids Gi Advanced, 90-99.9 pounds, ages ten and 11; William Wilson won four gold medals — Kids No-Gi Expert, 115-129.9 pounds, age 11 and ages 11-13, and Kids Gi Expert, 120-129.9 pounds, ages 11-13, and 120-139.9 pounds, ages 11 and 12; Sean Farrington won gold medals in Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Light Heavyweight and Men’s Gi Blue Belt Middleweight; and Randall Hayes won gold medals in Masters No-Gi Expert Super Heavyweight, and Men’s Gi Purple Belt Super Heavyweight.

To make an appointment, or for more information, call Blood Bank of Hawaii at (808) 848-4770 or visit BBH.org.


Somos Ohana Nicaragua to hold yard sale benefit

KULA – Somos Ohana Nicaragua will hold a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 14, in Kula Kai at 51 Mano Drive between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Pukalani-based nonprofit has built schools and provided scholarships and health services in rural northwest Nicaragua since 1999.

Michelle Osgood, horticulturalist at Haleakala National Park, will talk about her work hand-pollinating the critically endangered Schiedea haleakalensis from the only two remaining natural populations of the plant on Haleakala. Her talk will cover the history of the plant’s protection and recent successes in producing seed from nursery stock. The event is Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. Sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Plant Society, the talk is free and open to the public.

All proceeds from the sale of art, antiques and collectibles; household, baby and clothing items; plants and more will go for the third wing of the secondary school the group built in 2015 at La Carreta in Chinandega province. For more information, visit www.somosohananicaragua.org.


St. Anthony School to hold 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.


Meet Maui authors

LAHAINA – Maui Writers Ink will host the Local Authors Table on Friday, Oct. 13, during Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party beginning at 5 p.m. at Campbell Park.

Come along and meet some of the writers of their book, “Short Stories and Poems;” as well as Elaine Gallant, author of “The 5th C: A CIA Novel;” Danielle Bergan, author of “It’s Always Okay to be Me; A Journey to Recovering Lost Hope;” and Norm Bezane with his collection of short stories called “Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui.”

This will be the perfect opportunity to meet the authors and have them sign your purchases.


Peace Corps to hold social meeting

KAHULUI – The Peace Corps will hold a social meeting and reception on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Haynes Meeting Room.

The group will welcome Glenn Blumhorst from Washington, D.C., director of the National Returned Peace Corps Association.

This meeting is free and open to the public; RSVP to babs333@aol.com.


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.


Lahainaluna FFA students selling pumpkins

LAHAINA – The Lahaina Pumpkin Patch will be held on Oct. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lahainaluna High School Agriculture Field.

The sale will be hosted by the Lahainaluna FFA Chapter, and all profits will support the chapter.


Canoe clubs to hold Family Day

LAHAINA – Kahana, Napili and Lahaina Canoe Club will hold a “Save Ka’anapali La ‘Ohana/Family Day” on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hanaka’o’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach).

Come learn about the impacts of proposed development and next steps. The day’s schedule includes building an ahu at 9 a.m., free lunch at noon and music and speakers at 1 p.m.

This is a zero waste event; bring your own water container and beach chairs. For information, go to Save Kaanapali on Facebook.