Community Briefs – November 10, 2017

FHB branches open today

All Guam and Saipan branches of First Hawaiian Bank will be open today, Nov. 10, from 9am to 6pm. The bank’s Tamuning and Dededo brances will be open tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9am to 1pm. (PR)

Survivors, caregivers support meeting on Nov. 16

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next monthly support meeting of the Commonwealth Cancer Association on Nov. 16, 2017, starting at 5:30pm at Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Giovanni’s conference room. Guest speaker will be Phuong Luu, MD, director of Public Health Services, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. To RSVP or for more information, call the CCA at 682-0050 or email at ccamarianas@gmail.com. (PR)

Phones at OAG Criminal Division back in service

The telephone lines for the Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Division office in Susupe are back in service. To reach the OAG’s Criminal Division, call 237-7600. The fax number is 234-7016. (PR)

CUC Customer Service Center open half-day today

The Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s Customer Service Center will be open today, Nov. 10, 2017, from 8am to 12pm, for payments and purchase of pre-paid meter tokens (load) only. All other offices, however, will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day. For emergencies, contact the CUC Call Center at 664-4282 (4CUC). (PR)

Church 360 to hold kids’ fall celebration

Church 360 will be holding a kids’ fall celebration today, Nov. 10, from 6pm to 8pm at Church 360 on the fourth floor of the Marianas Business Plaza. This free event is open for children ages 4-12. Parents are welcome to drop off their children or stay for the entire event. Parents will need to register their child at the door. Children will be learning about facing your fears through a Bible lesson, songs, verses, and Veggie Tale DVD clips. Children will also have snacks, play games, and make crafts. For more information email Joy at flybjrew@yahoo.com. (PR)

Free seminar on marketing

The CNMI Small Business Development Center will be offering a free business seminar called “How to Write a Marketing Plan” at the Commonwealth Development Authority boardroom on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, from 8:30am to 10am. It will be presented by Nicole Babauta, director/business adviser at CNMI SBDC. To register, contact the CNMI SBDC office at 664-3018 or visit http://pisbden.ecenterdirect.comievents. (PR)

Revived Kantan Isla is rescheduled

The Kantan Isla Music Festival will be held on Nov. 17 at the Garapan Fishing Base, from 5pm to 11pm. For additional information, call CCA at 322-9982. There would be a raffle drawing and incentives for participating individuals. Ten vendor slots are open for non-profit organizations, families, and churches that want to raise funds. The council will be providing tents but a $25 park and recreation fee is required.

Las Vegas Night on Nov. 18

The 2017 Rotary Club of Saipan’s Las Vegas Night is on Nov. 18, at the Saipan World Resort’s Royal Taga Hall, from 6pm to 12pm. This year the Rotary Club of Saipan will make a donation to the Rotary Club of Las Vegas Nevada to help those in this year’s mass shootings. Each ticket is $5 or get five tickets for $20. You can call the Rotary Club of Saipan at 783-6378 for tickets, or visit any of the distribution points at Megabyte, NMPASI, or Paradise Dental. (PR)

Chamber hosts sales training for holidays

The “Customer Service & Suggestive Selling for the Holidays” training seminar will be conducted on Nov. 16, from 9am to 12pm at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce conference room (Marianas Business Plaza, third floor, Suite 315). Registration fee is $50 per person for Saipan Chamber of Commerce members and $55 per person for non-members. Light refreshments are included. To register, call 670-234-7150 or email coordinator@saipanchamber.com. (PR)

VA benefits counselor visiting Saipan

A U.S. Department of Veterans Benefits Administration benefits counselor will be at the Saipan VA Outreach Clinic on Dec. 15, 2017, from 9:30am to 3:30pm. The benefits counselor will be available to answer benefits questions, and assist with the claim process. The Saipan VA Outreach Clinic is located at the MH II Bldg. Suite 206, Marina Heights Business Park in Garapan. To request an appointment, contact Ruth Coleman at 322-0035. (PR)

Marriage Encounter Weekend set

The next CNMI Marriage Encounter Weekend will take place at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan on Nov. 17-19 2017. It is open to husband and wife couples of all denominations and mixed faiths. There is a non-refundable application fee of $100. If couples are unable to fund the $100, M.E. will find sponsors to pay the fee. To participate, email cnmime@gmail.com or call Joe and Linda Muña at 287-2102. Space is limited to the first 15 couples only. (PR)

PH consulate to hold NMI outreach

The Philippine Consulate General in Guam, in coordination with the Office of Honorary Consul Eli Arago, will conduct a mobile consular outreach in the CNMI from Nov. 13 to 17, 2017 (Monday to Friday) at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe, from 9am to 6pm. Those who wish to renew their passport may submit their application at the Finasisu Terraces, Apartment Building D, second floor (top of the Mini-Mart Store), Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (12pm to 1pm, break time). For any inquiry about passport renewal, call Mel Santos at 233-6293. (PR)

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