Local Briefs

Dharma teacher will speak at meeting

Erik Knud-Hansen, a Dharma teacher in Buddhist lineage, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

Knud-Hansen’s first book is titled, “Imperience: Understanding the Heart of Consciousness.”

Lunch costs $15. For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Parkinson group to meet on Tuesday

The Parkinson Support Group will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hale Mahaolu Elima Conference Room in Kahului. This free event is open to the public, and caregivers are especially encouraged to attend.

Suggestions for guest speakers in 2017 will be discussed. An exercise and movement session will follow at 10 a.m.

Hale Mahaolu Elima Conference Room is adjacent to the Adult Day Care Center, 11 Mahaolu St. in Kahului.

For more information, contact Risa Pascal at 281-1224 or fitqueen007@earthlink.net.


Animal shelter announces extended hours

The Maui Humane Society shelter will be offering extended hours, effective Monday, according to an announcement. The shelter will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and will be closed to the public on Sunday, including today.

“We strive to give the best service possible to the animals and the people of Maui,” said MHS CEO Jerleen Bryant. “Our current operating hours are very limiting for people who work a traditional 9-5 job, therefore we felt it was necessary to extend our hours. Without additional funding, the only way to extend our hours Monday-Saturday is to close the shelter to the public on Sundays.”

As with holidays, there will still be limited staff working on Sundays to care for the animals and to handle emergency situations as needed. Also, the MHS 24 Hour Animal Response Hotline will still available. For injured/stray animal emergencies, call 877-3680, ext. 211.

Maui Humane Society is located at 1350 Mehameha Loop in Puunene, right off the Mokulele Highway, between Kahului and Kihei.

For questions regarding the new hours or for any additional information, call 877-3680, ext. 3, or visit  www.mauihumanesociety.org.


BHS Class of ’67 plans 50th reunion

The Baldwin High School Class of 1967 is planning its 50th reunion Sept. 15 and 16. Details are still being planned. For more information, contact Daryl K. Atay at dkatay@gmail.com or 244-3528.


Garage/bag sale set at Humane Society

The Maui Humane Society will have a garage/bag sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. There will be deals on pet supplies, animal-related merchandise and household items.

Grocery bags will be provided for a minimum donation of $5 and customers can fill up the bag with as many items as it will hold. There is no limit on the number of bags that can be purchased and all bags will be provided. All proceeds will go to the Maui Humane Society. For more information, see the MHS Facebook page or call 877-3680, ext. 218.


Free spay and neuter clinics at MHS

The Maui Humane Society will again be offering a free spay and neuter clinic for cats Jan. 10-14. All cats are welcome at the clinic, both owned and feral.

In addition to the free surgery, all cats will receive a microchip and vaccination at no cost.

The Maui Humane Society is able to provide these services at no charge to the community thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities.

For appointments, call 877-3680, ext. 3. For more information about the clinics, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org or www.facebook.com/MauiHumaneSociety.