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11th Annual “Buy Back the Beach” Benefit

January 19, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Hawaiian Island Land Trust invites Maui to a rollicking evening under the stars for the 11th annual Buy Back the Beach Benefit on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m., hosted by Old Lahaina Lu'au.

Mistresses of Ceremonies Joni DeMello and Liz Morales of Ahumanu will guide the evening through a celebration of Hawaiian food, music, dance and inevitably, a lot of laughs. Party-goers will feast on the culinary tour de force of Hoaloha Na 'Eha with special tasting menus from Star Noodle, Old Lahaina Lu'au, Aloha Mixed Plate and the new Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop.

HAPA will headline the benefit with a very special performance commemorating the 20th anniversary of their premiere release--certainly one of Hawai'i's most beloved albums of all time.

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HAPA will headline the 11th Annual Buy Back the Beach Benefit on Saturday, Jan. 28, with a very special performance commemorating the 20th anniversary of their premiere album release.
Photo courtesy of HAPA

The "Adventures for the 'Aina" live auction returns with great experiences on Maui and beyond. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on custom island adventures including exclusive packages (a private afternoon with U.S. Poet Laureate William S. Merwin, or an exclusive chef dinner in the old jail at 'Ulupalakua Ranch hosted by edible "Hawaiian Islands" magazine), adventure packages (a guided Kaupo hunt with private dinner by Chef Brian Etheredge), and great getaways including a three-night stay beachfront on Hanalei Bay, or a luxurious weeklong excursion through Napa Valley, it's wineries and surrounding conservation lands.

Preview packages at The public is invited to keep up with auction and event updates via Facebook and Twitter (hashtag #BBTB2012, or follow @HILandTrust).

Tickets are $150 per person or $1,200 for a table of eight. In addition to conventional tables and chairs, guests may choose low tables with traditional Hawaiian mat seating, which are closest to the stage. To make a reservation, call (808) 244-5263 or purchase at

The annual Buy Back the Beach Benefit has graciously been hosted by Old Lahaina Lu'au for 11 years running. Other 2012 sponsors include Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Mana Foods, Boeing and Skyline Eco Adventures.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization with the mission of acquiring, preserving and protecting conservation lands across the State of Hawai'i for the benefit of the natural environment and of current and future generations. For more details on the organization and its protected lands, call (808) 244-5263 or visit



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