Local Briefs

Sheikh

Somalian refugee will share her story

Layla Sheikh — a writer, runner and Somalian refugee — will be guest speaker at the noon to 1 p.m. Monday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Maui Seaside Hotel.

Sheikh will share her story, which she is turning into an autobiography. She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and traveled to find freedom, which brought her to Maui.

The meeting is open to the public; lunch costs $20.

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Clear the Shelters event set at MHS

Maui Humane Society will participate in the national Clear the Shelters effort from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Thanks to a donation from the Will Willett Trust, adoption fees will be waived on all dogs, cats and other critters.

“The Clear the Shelters adoption event is a great way to raise awareness about the many dogs, cats and critters that are in need of permanent homes,” said Jamie Fitzpatrick, Maui Humane Society chief operating officer. “We are thrilled to be part of this nationwide event in order to find forever homes for all of the animals in our care.”

For more information about Maui Humane Society or the Clear the Shelters event, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org or call 877-3680 ext. 3.

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Meeting for BHS 1979 class reunion

The Baldwin Class of 1979 will have its next planning meeting for its 40th class reunion at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport. The class reunion will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12, also at the Courtyard. For more information or to sign up, contact www.baldwinhighclassof79.com or 872-4636.