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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

West Maui Safety Fair rescheduled for June at Lahaina Cannery Mall

Todd A. Vines
Reader Submitted

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

McGruff the Crime Dog (shown here with performers from Te Tiare Patitifa) will be on hand at the second-annual West Maui Safety Fair on Saturday, June 5, at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

Courtesy Lahaina Cannery Mall

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On Saturday, June 5, Lahaina Cannery Mall will host the 2010 West Maui Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event had previously been scheduled on February 27, but closures and evacuations associated with a statewide tsunami warning forced the postponement of the event.

More than a dozen local, state and federal agencies will participate in this afternoon of safety education to share insight on disaster preparedness, personal safety, crime prevention, public health, and children and senior resource information.

"It's ironic that this event, designed to help members of our community prepare for a natural disaster, among other safety concerns, was derailed by a tsunami warning," said Lynn Okamoto, general manager. "But it only reconfirms Lahaina Cannery Mall's commitment to hosting such educational opportunities that keep our families and neighbors safe."

Participating organizations include Civil Defense and CERT (emergency preparedness), Maui Police Department (child safety seat inspections), Maui Electric Company (electrical safety, energy conservation, renewable energy), Department of Water Supply (water conservation), American Heart Association, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (marine safety), County of Maui Office on Aging (senior safety), Maui County Hotel & Resort Security Association (visitor safety) and National Weather Service (hurricane preparedness).

The free, interactive, educational event is sponsored by Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, Lahaina Cannery Mall, Maui Electric Company and the County of Maui.

Plus every week

Every Tuesday

Free 'ukulele lessons at 5:45 p.m.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Polynesian Performances Hula Show at 7 p.m.

Every Saturday

Keiki Hula Show at 1 p.m.

Maui Toy Works - Yu-Gi-Oh Card Session from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Every Sunday

All-ages comedy and magic with Lauro Castillio at 11:30 a.m.

Keiki Hula Show at 1 p.m.

Maui Toy Works: Yo-Yo/skill toys workshop and demonstration 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Line dancing by Maui Paniolo Posse at 4:30 p.m.

Lahaina Cannery Mall is Maui's only fully enclosed, air-conditioned shopping complex. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (7 p.m. Sundays), Lahaina Cannery Mall has more than 50 shops and restaurants and is located on the north end of Lahaina Town fronting Honoapiilani Highway and Front Street. Management and leasing handled by CB Richard Ellis.

For more information, call (808) 661-5304, visit www.lahainacannery.com, or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter.