MCC to be closed from Dec. 21 to Jan. 3
KAHULUI - Maui Community College will be closed to the general public Dec. 21 through Jan. 3.
All current and new students are strongly encouraged to register prior to Friday to secure their class schedule. Students registering after Friday may not be guaranteed their classes unless payment is made on Jan. 4, 2010, according to a news release from the college.
During the winter break, the Educational Opportunity Center will assist students on a walk-in basis with admission and financial aid application assistance. The MCC Counseling Office will also be open for academic advising. Both the center and counseling offices are located in the Ho'okipa Building on the MCC campus.
The closure from Dec. 21 through Jan. 3 is being done in accordance with the University of Hawaii's recent collective bargaining agreement and to reduce energy costs to meet budget shortfalls.
College officials said that certain critical or time-sensitive functions or specialized facilities, such as research laboratories, will continue to operate.
Kihei Charter School board meeting slated
KIHEI - The Kihei Charter School's Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 6 on the middle school campus. Public testimony will begin at 6 p.m.
The Kihei Charter Middle School is at 41 E. Lipoa St., Unit 29. The telephone number is 875-0700.
Free workshop on Alzheimer's disease set
WAILUKU - The Alzheimer's Association is presenting "What Now?," a workshop on Alzheimer's disease, care issues and how to cope in the holiday season.
The free event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Alzheimer's Association office, 1063 L. Main St., Suite C206, in Wailuku. The main presenter will be Elaine Slavinsky, Maui Alzheimer's program coordinator.
Topics include a guide to understanding the disease; medical, legal and financial issues; how to approach challenging care situations; home care planning and management; exploring residential facilities; and family relationships.
To reserve a place or get more information, call 242-8636.