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COMMUNITY NEWS for December 15 issue

By Staff | Dec 15, 2016

Santa Claus is coming to Hula Grill, Hawaiian style! On Sunday, Dec. 18, Santa and his merry reindeer will be paddling to Kaanapali Beach. Santa will accept Christmas list requests inside Hula Grill’s Barefoot Bar. No photographer will be provided, so don’t forget your camera. Hula Grill will also be offering complimentary cookie decorating for all keiki to enjoy. The festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. on the lawn beside Hula Grill — just look for Santa’s elves. Santa arrives by canoe around 4 p.m. For more information, call 667-6636 or visit www.hulagrillkaanapali.com.

Maui Electric to conduct aerial line inspections

KAHULUI – Maui Electric Company will be using a helicopter to perform routine power line inspections throughout Maui County on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

During the two days, lines will be checked on Molokai, Lanai and Central to West Maui. Dates and locations are subject to change due to weather. For information, call 871-8461. ?


MEO offers reminder calls for rides

WAILUKU – Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. now can provide its clients with “night before” and “on the way” calls to notify them about their scheduled ride.

This service is available to Paratransit and MEO Human Services riders. To sign up for these reminder calls or for more information, contact MEO Transportation at 877-7651.


Blood drives set

WAILUKU – Consider donating blood during the Blood Bank of Hawaii’s annual drive at the Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. offices at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku on Dec. 21 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Dec. 22 from 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., and Dec. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 1-800-372-9966 or visit BBH.org.


Oshogatsu Traditions Dinner slated

WAILUKU – Members and the general public are invited to attend the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui’s Oshogatsu Traditions Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. ??

Mochi pounding and sampling will promptly begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Ozoni, a traditional New Year’s soup made with mochi and seasonal vegetables, will be served. Other dinner activities include sharing of information about other Japanese New Year’s traditions and playing Japanese games. ??

Tickets are limited to the first 100 people; the cost is $10 for Japanese Cultural Society of Maui members and $15 for non-members. Tickets are available for purchase at Credit Associates of Maui at 1817 Wells St. in Wailuku until Dec. 22. For more information, call (808) 283-9999.