Theater appoints new executive director
The Board of Directors of Theatre Theatre Maui has appointed Angela Thompson to succeed Louisa Shelton as its next executive director effective April 1.
"We are delighted to have Angie join us in our continued efforts of serving our west side community" remarked Penny Wakida, the nonprofit's president, who joined the board along with Shelton in 1992. "This grass-roots organization is now serving the next generation of youth, including my grandchildren and so many others in our community."
This month, Theatre Theatre Maui wrapped up after-school drama classes at Lahaina Intermediate School, in its fifth year of partnership with the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project. Scheduled for April and May are Monday afternoon improv classes for members of the Boys and Girls Club in Lahaina.
Theatre Theatre Maui's program plans now are focused on arrangements to produce its 21st summer youth performing arts program in Lahaina, presenting public performances of a selected musical at the end of a five-week camp. For more information, contact the office at 661-1168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading and language arts focus of event
Maui Mall's Family Sundays event from noon to 2 p.m. today will celebrate reading and language arts.
The free event for families and school-age children will take place at Maui Mall in Kahului. Activities will include an onstage reading by storyteller Kathy "Tita" Collins and recognition of select students for their academic achievements and character.
The students were nominated by Maui teachers, then selected by Maui Mall and entered into a student drawing where one will go home with an iPad Mini.
Read Aloud America will ask trivia questions and pass out prizes. Students will also share their own poetry and essays. Other free activities include designing bookmarks with Maui United Way and a scavenger hunt with Fun Factory, where kids 12 and younger can win 100 tokens.
'Find the Funny' to be topic of meeting
No Ka Oi Toastmasters of Kahului will host a special "Find the Funny" meeting at the Iao Valley Nature Center from noon to 1 p.m. Friday. Special speakers adept at humorous speech making will be on hand to mentor members and guests. The event is free. For more information, contact Trisha Anderson at 244-9016.
School celebrates Lutheran heritage
This past week, Emmanuel Lutheran School joined with more than 3,000 other Lutheran schools across the country to celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week.
National Lutheran Schools Week is a time for schools to recognize their Lutheran heritage in Christian education and provide an opportunity to do a few things out of the ordinary, according to a news release. At Emmanuel Lutheran, students participated in unique activities, classroom projects and a special Sunday children's worship service. The theme for this year was "Baptized for This Moment" based on Acts 2:3839.
This year the school chose the Wailuku Union Food Pantry as a community focus. Students collected 1,505 cans of food. They were eligible to win prizes provided by the teachers. Some of the prizes included a miniature golf excursion, a class ice-cream party and a packet of Fun Factory coins.