News Briefs for Thursday, March 30, 2006

• KCC parents’ night is set

• Greenwaste dropoff on hold

• Senior Extravaganza is Saturday


KCC parents’ night is set

On April 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Kaua‘i Community College leaders will host a seminar for the parents of high-school juniors and seniors, to help assist with and take the mystery out of the college-bound process, KCC officials said in a press release.

This is an opportunity to meet teachers and counselors, learn about college costs and financial aid, as well as get information about early admission.

There’s even an innovative program called “Running Start, which allows high-school students who qualify to enroll in college courses that count towards both a high-school diploma and a college degree.

The seminar is for concerned Kaua‘i parents who need to save money and at the same time help their children express their full potential.

A college degree is a life-long, personal asset. Parents are encouraged to join KCC Chancellor Peggy Cha and Dean of Student Services Earl Nishiguchi at the KCC cafeteria to learn how other leaders at KCC and the University of Hawai‘i system can help create a better future for Kaua‘i’s most valuable asset, the youth.

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. To register, call Joann Ventar at 245-8212, or Cammie Matsumoto at 245-8280, or e-mail her at cammie@hawaii.edu anytime for more information.


Greenwaste dropoff on hold

County officials announced that greenwaste is currently not being accepted at the Kapa‘a Refuse Transfer Station due to safety concerns caused by wet conditions in the drop-off area.

Residents may deliver their greenwaste to other drop-off sites located at the Li¯hu‘e and Princeville refuse transfer stations.

The transfer station will be reopened when the ground conditions improve.

For more information, call the county’s Solid Waste Division at 241-6861.


Senior Extravaganza is Saturday

Senior Extravaganza 2006 is Saturday at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall, with “Dynasty of the Sun” the theme of the 1 p.m. show of island-wide, senior-citizen entertainment.

Before that, though, there will be even more live entertainment, crafts demonstrations and sales, and a food sale, beginning at 9 a.m. in the convention hall lobby.

The County of Kaua‘i Offices of Community Assistance Recreation Agency sponsors the event, states a press release.

There will be prize drawings throughout the day, and the grand prize is a color TV.

The island’s senior citizens have been practicing their hula, ‘ukulele, Japanese dance, and other entertainment numbers, and have included some rehearsals and dress rehearsals at the convention hall this week.

For more information, call Ku‘ulei Takashima, 337-1671.

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