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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 19 issue

By Staff | Oct 19, 2017

The Lahainaluna High School Foundation’s Legends of Lahainaluna event will take place on Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the historic Pioneer Inn. The event was created to honor individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the school and the Lahainaluna community. This year, Lori Gomez-Karinen (individual), Na Hoaloha Ekolu (business) and Samuel Mookini (posthumous) will be recognized. Tickets are $75 per person; tables of ten are available for $675. Tickets for former and current state Department of Education staff are available for $60 per person. This special event features a buffet dinner, live music, dessert and coffee, no-host bar and awards ceremony. Reserve your seat(s) or table on the foundation website’s donor page, call 661-5332 or e-mail lhsfoundation@hawaiiantel.net. The last event sold out, so don't delay.

Lahainaluna Foundation seeks board members

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Foundation’s board of directors is looking for motivated and passionate volunteers who would like to join the board and committees in providing opportunities and resources for the Lahainaluna community.

Although experience is not necessary, knowledge of fundraising, social media and event organization is advantageous.

The foundation, now in its 15th year, has been able to provide the school with more than $1,270,000 in scholarships, $1,250,000 in grants to clubs, sports teams and student organizations, more than 150 books endowed annually, and the $9,000,000 Sue D. Cooley Stadium.

For more information, call 661-5332, e-mail “mailto:lhsfoundation@hawaiiantel.net”>lhsfoundation@hawaiiantel.net or visit www.lahainalunahighschoolfoundation.net.

Pacific Whale Foundation had its first humpback whale sighting of the season on Oct. 10 at 9:32 a.m. off the coast of Kapalua near Cliff House. One adult and one sub-adult humpback were spotted by the sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit, captained by Alyssa Moser. “Our marine naturalist onboard, Dan Kraver, was talking to our guests about different types of fish found in Maui waters when I saw two huge blows right behind him,” said Capt. Moser. “Another vessel called us for information about conditions at Honolua Bay, and we told them about the whale sightings so they could come and watch with us.” The location of the sighting is not far from where the first whale was spotted by a vessel last year on Oct. 20.


Prayer workshop set

LAHAINA – “Taste and See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with our Five Senses,” a prayer workshop, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Lahaina.

The church noted, “Our five senses are a powerful biblically based way for us to encounter God – not only as a spiritual practice, but also in the messy splendor of everyday life. The spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola will help us recognize and reflect on God’s presence and goodness in the physical world.”

The workshop will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Phyllis Meighen. Bring a brown bag lunch. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Paula Baldwin at baldwinp808@ gmail.com.

Ramana Vieira will perform at The Coffee Attic in Wailuku on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 in advance or $20 at the door) are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076308. Next, she will present her authentic spin on traditional Portuguese music (fado) at Casanova Italian Restaurant in Makawao on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door; visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076300. Her ballads are romantic, passion-filled — even haunting. At times, her songs are light-hearted and may even be blended with a bit of humor. For this Maui tour, she will be joined by Brad Bivens on guitar, Don Lax on violin and Danny M. on bass.


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 LHS1973IMUA@gmail.com or calling Gregg and Joyce Wada at 661-6191. Assistance with locating classmates and sharing reunion information will be appreciated.

Legendary Dodgers player, National Baseball Hall of Fame candidate and All-Star Shortstop Maury Wills will visit Lahaina Cannery Mall on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to talk story and sign autographs for avid baseball enthusiasts. An essential component of the Dodgers’ championship teams in the mid-1960s, Wills is credited for reviving the stolen base as part of baseball strategy. Since 2009, Wills has been a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, serving as a representative of the Dodgers Legend Bureau.