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Oktoberfest on Maui!

September 13, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Celebrate Oktoberfest early! Grab your lederhosen and come party with the Rotary Clubs of Kihei-Wailea, Wailuku and Upcountry Maui at the beautiful King Kamehameha Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Oktoberfest celebration will give participants the opportunity to contribute toward Rotary's youth and community projects on Maui.

The evening will include authentic German food and beverages, a silent auction, live music and plenty of dancing.

And no German celebration would be complete without a great selection of beer, which will be available along with wine, cocktails and other beverages at the no-host bar. Prost!

The Village Musicians--Lisa Owen (tuba, leader), Anne Durham (keyboard, accordion), Jerry Eisenberg (clarinet) and Jimmy Coulter (drums)--will play authentic oom-pah music in traditional German garb. All of the musicians are well-known on Maui and perform in many other professional groups, including the Maui Pops Orchestra and the Maui Community Band.

"If you have never done the Chicken Dance, it's never too late to learn," said Owen.

Lederhosen, dirndls and other Oktoberfest attire are encouraged, but not required. Prizes will be awarded for the most aptly dressed, best hat, most outstanding yodel, chicest Chicken Dance and other talents.

Silent auction items will include gift certificates for local restaurants, hotels, lu'au and activities along with jewelry and original artworks by Maui's finest talent.

Tickets include gourmet German food beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at or by calling Kihei-Wailea Rotary Club President Joe Mitchell at 250-1405.



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