Procession scheduled to honor Prince Kuhio
LAHAINA — A procession in honor of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole will step off at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prince Kuhio Day, along Front Street in Lahaina, host Na Kupuna O Maui has announced.
The procession will begin at the Papalaua Street intersection and end at Lo‘i Kalo o Pi‘ilani, the Banyan Tree Park, where a crafts fair and entertainment will be provided. The event will include a performance by Willie K.
Walkers will include members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha and the Hawaiian Civic Club.
Born in Koloa, Kauai, on March 26, 1871, Prince Kuhio held a position in the Department of the Interior of the Hawaiian Government before the 1893 overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani.
Democratic Party to host officers elections
WAILUKU — The Maui County Democratic Party will hold District 9 elections for officers at a meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wailuku Elementary School cafeteria.
The 9th House District includes Kahului, Spreckelsville and portions of Wailuku and Paia. Any registered Democrats in the district may participate. Call 242-5036 for information.
Maui Torch relay to mark Tibetan Olympics
PAIA — With expatriate Tibetans barred from participating in the 2008 Olympic Games being held in China, a Tibetan Olympics being held in India in May is being marked with a Torch Relay that includes Maui this weekend.
A running of the Torch Relay for the Tibetan Olympics will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Maui Dharma Center at 81 Baldwin Ave. The event will involve a march to Baldwin Beach Park, with Lama Gyaltsen to offer a prayer for world peace.
The relay began Jan. 30 in Delhi and will continue around the world to open the Tibetan Olympics May 15-25 in Dharamsala, India, home of the Tibetan government in exile.
Tibetans who have fled their homeland will hold their own Olympic events in Dharamsala. For more information, go to www.tibetanolympics.com or call members of the Maui Dharma Center at 280-2009, 280-5985 or 463-0493.