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COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Nov. 16, 2016

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MHS PTA meeting today

Parents and guardians are invited to Marianas High School for a PTA meeting today, Nov. 16, 2016, starting at 6pm at the MHS counseling office. (PR)

SHRM meeting today on holiday issues

 The CNMI Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will be holding a membership meeting today, Nov. 16, 2016, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Pacific Islands Club’s Charley’s.  All members of the community are invited to attend. The November meeting will offer a special opportunity to members to hear from Marcia K. Schultz, of the law firm Marianas Legal Strategy Group, LLC, and from Catherine Cachero, one of its counsels. They will be presenting on the topic “Holiday legal issues.” The attendance fee is $20 for SHRM members and $30 for non-SHRM members. Register with Penny Jones by e-mail at penny.jones@hyattsaipan.com or contact Penny or Lany by telephone at 323-5867 or 323-5867.  Seats are limited, but still available. (SHRM)

Holiday closures at Visitor Center

The American Memorial Park Visitor Center will be closed in observance of the upcoming federal holidays:

– Nov. 24, 2016, Thanksgiving

-Dec. 25, 2016, Christmas Day

– Jan. 1, 2017, New Year’s Day

Park staff would also like to encourage the public to visit the Visitor Center. With the exception of the holidays closed, the VC is open every day from 9am to 5pm.

If you have any questions, contact park ranger Brooke Nevitt at 234-7207 or 2020 or email brooke_nevitt@nps.gov. (NPS)

Free health screenings this week

In observance of Diabetes Awareness Month, avail of free health screenings for all agencies on Nov. 16, 2016, from 8am to 12pm at the Office of the Governor’s conference room and Nov. 17, 2016, from 8am to 12pm at the Department of Public Lands conference room. There will be a blood glucose check, blood pressure check, and cholesterol check. For more information, call 236-8727or 236-8728. (PR)

Holiday bazaar on Dec. 4

The annual Brilliant Star School Holiday Bazaar will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, from 9am to 4pm at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. The event is an opportunity for artists and other vendors to showcase their arts, and for residents and visitors to get an early start on buying unique and beautiful gifts for the holidays.  Interested vendors may contact the school at 323-STAR (323-7827). For parents who would like to have a little alone shopping time, the event features an arts and crafts area for children. The daylong event is also graced by performances throughout the day by various community cultural and arts groups. There will also be raffles. (PR)

FOA to hold board meeting

The Friends of the Arts will hold a board meeting on Nov. 29, 6:30pm to 9pm, at the Canton Restaurant, across from the Mobil/McDonald’s in Garapan. The meeting will include musical and thespian entertainment. There will be a detailed discussion regarding the 2017 season and the opportunity to renew membership and purchase season tickets. For more information, contact Frank Gibson at flgibson@yahoo.com. (PR)

PH mobile outreach on Saipan

The Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam, in coordination with Philippine honorary consul to the CNMI Glicerio Arago, said the biometrics capturing of e-passport applications will take place on Nov. 15-19, at Studio 29:11; 2F DHL office, Chalan Lau-Lau, Middle Road, Saipan. Please note that all e-passport applications require personal appearance. Please wear proper attire (i.e. shirt with collar). Applicants are advised to be present at the venue on the date and time indicated in the schedule. Due to the start of the new ePassport system, we are strictly implementing the cancellation of “no show’ applicants. For more information and confirmation, call (670) 233-6293 and ask for Mel Santos. (PR)

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