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School Supplies Drive at Pi‘ilani Village Summer Bash

July 8, 2010
Maui Weekly

As part of its efforts to help education in the community, Pi‘ilani Village Shopping Center is again partnering with Helping Hands Hawai‘i and the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center to conduct a Ready to Learn school supplies drive and Pi‘ilani Village Summer Bash on Saturday, July 10.

Everyone attending is encouraged to bring along new pencils, pens, notebooks and other classroom supplies to donate. Volunteers will then pack kits with these donations and distribute them to needy children from kindergarten to high school before the start of the new school year.

Founded by U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye in 1998, Ready to Learn serves Hawai‘i school children, including 2,000 students on Maui.

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The Pi‘ilani Village Summer Bash highlights singer/songwriter and local favorite Willie K.

The Pi‘ilani Village Summer Bash also highlights singer/songwriter and local favorite Willie K. This free-spirited music event will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Center Stage near the food court.

Raised on Maui, Willie K is one of Hawai‘i’s most versatile and charismatic musical talents, performing  Hawaiian, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Rock, Country Western—even Opera! He is also a Grammy Music Awards nominee who has earned multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards for his many CD recordings.

Recently, Willie completed his first DVD, Uncle Willie K, Live at Mulligan’s on the Blue. In March, his latest CD project, Lima Wela – Hands of Fire, was released and he plans three more CDs in 2010, including a long-awaited Blues album.

Audiences will also be treated to the “revolutionary” ‘ukulele stylings of Derick Sebastian. This Maui virtuoso has infused the tradiitonal ‘ukulele with Latin jazz, classical, pop, reggae and contemporary soft rock to produce a distinctive new sound that’s already attracting a lot of attention.

Shane “Hawaiian Homeboy” Kahalehau and Halau Te Tiare Patitifa contribute more great music and dance to round out the noontime entertainment.

And what summer event would be complete without the Classic Car Show. Seventy-five classic models will be on display to take everyone on a cruise down memory lane.

Pi‘ilani Village is located just off Pi‘ilani Highway in the heart of downtown Kihei. 

For more information, contact Yuki Lei Sugimura at 878-1888 or email



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