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Local Briefs

Bicycle ride along Maui’s western shore

Maui residents and visitors are invited to join Maui Bicycling League’s November ride along Maui’s scenic western shore from 8:45 a.m. to approximately noon Saturday. Participants can choose from two rides, a 10-mile or 24-mile round trip loop, based on individual skill, experience and comfort level.

Both groups will take a refreshment break at the historic Honolua General Store before either turning back, or continuing on to Nakalele Blowhole. The ride will be supported by two trained ride leaders and a support vehicle.

Those without equipment can rent gear from Boss Frog’s or RideSmart Maui. Participation cost is donation-based, refreshments are optional and no-host, helmets are mandatory, and advanced booking is required for up to 30 people.

This event is a part of the Maui Cycle Exploration Project, a monthly ride series supported by Hawaii Tourism’s Community Enrichment Program. To register for the event, go to fareharbor.com/mauibike /items/178708/.

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Meeting set at Kahului school

The Kahului Elementary School Community Council and Parent Teacher Student Association will host a public informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria.

The agenda will cover the school academic plan for school year 2020-21 and Title One programs. There will be a student activity for attending children. A light snack will be offered.

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Diabetes awareness fair set at MMMC

Maui Health will present the fifth annual Diabetes Awareness Community Health Fair from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The free event will include informational booths, entertainment, prizes and feature guest speakers from the Maui medical community lending their expertise on diabetes prevention and management.

The fair will commence from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Maui Memorial Medical Center Courtyard with informational booths featuring various health and wellness organizations. From 5 to 6:30, guest speakers will appear in the Maui Memorial Medical Center Auditorium. The speakers are Dr. Joshua Farrell-Starbuck, hospitalist; Dr. Robert Connaughton, vascular and general surgeon; Andrea DeRoode, clinical dietitian; Seth Abdullah, Y-DPP director, YMCA. There will also be patient testimonials.

Complimentary valet parking will also be offered.

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Sponsored pet adoption at fair

The Maui Humane Society will have a Holiday Pet Adoption and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the shelter in Puunene. It will include a vaccine clinic and microchips for dogs and cats, as well as nail trims for dogs. These services will be available by donation made to the Maui Humane Society on the day of the event.

All dogs should be on leashes and all cats should be transported in secure carriers. All animals should be healthy and at least 8 weeks old. Dog license renewals will also be available for $11 for spayed/neutered dogs.

Subaru Hawaii will also be sponsoring an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All prospective adopters are asked to bring a donation of a much needed item for the shelter animals including pet food, beds, leashes and treats. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Once a donation is made, adopters will be able to receive a sponsored adoption, courtesy of Subaru Hawaii. This offer is good on Saturday only.

Santa “Paws” Claus will also be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for holiday pet photos; a suggested minimum donation is $10 per photo. Maui Cookie Labs will also be selling “fresh-from the oven” classic cookies as well as their signature Pup Cakes for dogs. Fifty percent of all Pup Cake sales will be donated back to MHS.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide these much needed services to our community, especially during the holiday season,” said Steve MacKinnon, Maui Humane Society CEO. “We appreciate the support we receive throughout the year and this is our way of giving back to our community.”

For more information about Maui Humane Society or the Holiday Pet Adoption & Wellness Fair, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org or call (808) 877-3680, ext. 3.