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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 26 issue

By Staff | Oct 26, 2017

Blackie’s Machine Shop will hold a tool and equipment sale on Oct. 28-29 from 8 a.m. to noon. The shop is located at 622 Luakini St. in Lahaina. For information, go to www. mauiblackie.com. All proceeds will go into the Blackie Gadarian (pictured in his shop in 2010) Memorial Vocational Scholarship Fund.

Harvest Festival set

KAPALUA – Harvest at Kumulani Chapel will host its annual Harvest Festival for keiki on Monday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hale Hokulani (the barn) in Kapalua on Office Road across from Sansei.

Keiki through fifth grade are encouraged to dress in friendly costumes and enjoy the fun, including game booths, candy, hot dogs, popcorn, malasadas, jumping castles and ponies. Admission is free.

The chapel encourages families to be a blessing this Thanksgiving by bringing canned or nonperishable food donations for Feed My Sheep. For more information, call Kumulani Chapel at 669-6905.


Lahaina Cannery Mall will provide a safe, air-conditioned place for families to enjoy Halloween magic, trick-or-treating, face painting by popular Disney characters and its famous keiki costume contest this Oct. 31 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Spellbinding family magic from local favorite Holden Mowat begins at 5 p.m. The keiki costume contest follows at 6 p.m. More than a dozen prizes will be given away in four age groups (0-2, 3-4, 5-8, and 9-12). Come in costume. The event is free for the whole family. From 5 to 8:30 p.m., keiki can enjoy trick-or-treating from store to store, face painting by Aloha Characters — Cinderella, Moana (pictured), Spider Man and Captain America — and photos with Frankenstein by Imaging Plus Hawaii. For more information, call (808) 661-5304, visit www.LahainaCanneryMall.com, or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  

LHS Band to perform at band festival

LAHAINA – The free Maui District High School Marching Band Festival starts at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at War Memorial Stadium.

Marching bands from Lahainaluna, Maui High and Baldwin are participating. Each band will play their respective halftime performances for this year. Lahainaluna will be performing their show in San Diego at the Holiday Bowl, and Maui High will be performing their show in Indiana at the Bands of America Competition.

Maui band directors hope the event will encourage students to participate in high school band programs and allow Maui residents to see the hard work that each high school band has put in.

The LHS Band is about 120 students (the largest in Lahainaluna history), and the students would love to have a Lahaina crowd cheering them on!

The Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Visitor Center, located at Milepost 6 on Mokulele Highway in Kihei, reopened to the public on Oct. 10. The center and refuge offer Maui residents and visitors the opportunity to explore interactive exhibits, hands-on activities for keiki and wildlife viewing areas where some 30 species of birds, including migratory ducks and endangered Hawaiian stilts and coots, can be seen in their natural habitat. Kealia Pond NWR, Maui’s largest lowland wetland, features walking trails in addition to the Kealia Coastal Boardwalk, which is open seven days a week from sunrise until 7 p.m. and located on North Kihei Road between Kihei and Maalaea. Whether experienced birders or simply lovers of nature, visitors will see a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds that live in or migrate through the refuge. For those who want to walk the trails, remember to bring binoculars, water and comfortable walking shoes. Admission is free. Visitor center hours will be Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the center is closed on federal holidays. For more information, contact Courtney Brown at courtney_brown@fws.gov or 875-1582.