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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 23 issue

November 23, 2017
Lahaina News

Amy Hanaiali'i to perform show at The Ritz-Carlton

KAPALUA - Enjoy a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's Anuenue Room and Hanaiali'i Interactive's Holiday Series, featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Amy Hanaiali'i at 7 p.m. on Fridays from Nov. 24 through Dec. 22, 2017.

The 18-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner will fill the stage with song, cultural history and holiday joy as she joins guests for her triumphant return to the Anuenue Room with a brand new show.

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Kaanapali Golf Courses last week announced its first Black Friday sale, in hopes of giving West Side residents, Kaanapali Beach Resort employees and visitors a great place to shop on Friday, Nov. 24 — so they don’t have to battle the traffic or lines on the other side! KGC will offer 50 percent off almost all logo apparel and headwear (hats) in the Kaanapali Golf & Resort Shop. There is also a limited stock of equipment on sale. Store sale hours are Thursday through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

She will take the audience on a cultural journey from the 1900s in Waikiki, to the 1920s to 1940s in New York City at Hawaiian Room, to the 1950s and 1960s in the glimmering luxury of the Las Vegas Strip and the Silver Screen in Hollywood, to the present with her sultry vocals of blues, jazz, pop and Hawaiian music.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and after show music closes at 10 p.m. Tickets are $149.95 plus taxes and fees for table seating. Standing-room-only tickets for the bar and lanai area (with some obstructed views) will be made available after the table stage seating is sold out. Tickets for this age 21 and over show are available online at and by calling (808) 669-6200.


Montage Kapalua Bay announces Thanksgiving Season activities

KAPALUA - Montage Kapalua Bay, set atop picturesque Kapalua Bay, last week announced events and dining during Thanksgiving week.

The lauded Champagne Hale at Cliff House returns the weekend of Thanksgiving. This popular pop-up bar and lounge will be open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Thursday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 26. Guests and locals can experience the sunset while enjoying a variety of champagnes perfectly paired with an innovative dining menu. No cover charge or reservations necessary; walk-ins only on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons must be 21 years or older.

Signature restaurant Cane & Canoe will host a Thanksgiving Day Buffet Dinner from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 23, featuring a seasonally crafted menu of local specialties by Chef de Cuisine Robert Barrera. Cost is $90 per person ($30 for children ages 5-12). Young guests ages four and under are complimentary (one child per one dining adult). For more information and reservations, call (808) 662-6681.

Experience Thanksgiving Day Lunch at Cliff House with family and friends at Maui's historic venue. Enjoy the view perched above Namalu Bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Montage Kapalua Bay's new executive chef, Chris Damskey, will prepare a memorable, family-style lunch with holiday favorites and island flare. A 72-hour advance reservation is required.

For availability and holiday pricing, call (808) 662-6505.


Pacific Cancer Foundation coordinates support groups

LAHAINA - Pacific Cancer Foundation offers a support group for cancer patients and survivors at Imua Physical Therapy, 40 Kupuohi St., on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Call Linda Tesar-Amimoto at (808) 269-3948 first. Visit for

information on other groups.


Meet Maui Writers Ink authors

LAHAINA - Maui Writers Ink will present their latest anthology of short stories entitled "Supernatural Tales" at Lahaina Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Several of the ten authors will be present to read selections from their stories, and they will also be available to sign your purchases.

Books are also available for purchase at the Lahaina Visitor Center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse as well as both of the Maui Friends of the Library Bookstores at Lahaina's Wharf Cinema Center and Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.

Come meet the authors and enjoy hearing them read their stories just the way they intended.


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 or visit


Rotarians selling Christmas trees

LAHAINA - The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise is now actively pre-selling tickets for its annual Christmas tree fundraiser.

The pre-sale price is $70 per tree, and the on-lot price is $80. Wreaths are $25. The tree lot will be at the south end of the Lahaina Cannery Mall parking lot.

The six-foot noble fir trees will arrive in Lahaina on Black Friday, Nov. 24. Tree lot hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends, including Nov. 24, and 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. To purchase a pre-sale ticket, contact Ann Neizman at 281-1807 or Ann.Neizman@boh .com. Free delivery is offered to any address in West Maui.

All proceeds support community projects, scholarships, student leadership training and more.


Dayna Garland of Whale Trust to speak at Rotary meeting

LAHAINA - On Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset invites the public to a talk by Dayna Garland, who will discuss Whale Trust's research and educational efforts.

Garland is the operational and events director for Whale Trust, a research and education nonprofit based on Maui. She has worked in nonprofit management, communications and events for nearly 20 years. Garland has a lifelong love of the ocean and commitment to education and conservation.

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset's community speaker series takes place during club meetings held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information about the club, visit contact President Mariko Higashi at (808) 866-8116. n



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