About Town: 9-23-17

Sharpen your study skills


Sharpen your study skills

Hawaii Community College-Palamanui is offering a workshop, “How to activate your focus skills, develop a 15 minute study plan and improve your study skills” for high school and college students.

The workshop will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawaii Community College-Palamanui, University Center campus in the Panini building, room B-126, 127. This islandwide workshop will be video conferenced to the Manono campus, Hale Aloha, Room 215 and to NHERC’s Polycom room in Honokaa for East and North Hawaii students and residents. RSVP is requested.

Info: Carrie Kuwada Phipps, University Center at carriekp@hawaii.edu, or 969.8808

Identity theft workshop Thursday

Identity theft, what’s it all about? How can it affect you? What is the best way to protect yourself?

Warren Chong, an independent representative with LegalShield, will be conducting an identity theft workshop on at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held at Suite Possibilities (#102) in the Chamber of Commerce Building (south of McDonald’s) in Kailua-Kona.

Mr. Chong will be sharing information about the seven types of identity theft. Identity theft occurred every 3 seconds in 2015 and is the No. 1 consumer complaint registered with the Federal Trade Commission for the last 14 years. What are the alternatives available, and how can you restore your identity to pre-fraud status.

Info, RSVP: Warren Chong at 325-1060.

Caregivers classes start in October

To help family caregivers cope with the demands of caring for their loved ones with chronic medical conditions, Hawaii Community Caregiver Network (HCCN) is sponsoring free Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) classes.

Beginning Oct. 3 and continuing every Tuesday until Nov. 7, PTC classes will be held from 9-11 a.m. at Regency at Hualalai, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua Kona.

During the six-week class series, family caregivers will learn self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and health care or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions.

Attendance is required at all six classes. A $25 deposit for course materials will be collected at the first class and refunded upon completion of the six-week series. Participants who complete the series will receive The Caregiver Helpbook at no charge. Advance registration is required.

Info: Paulette Chang at (808) 936-3191.

Ranch tour offered

Kona Historical Society is pleased to announce that reservations are now being taken for a tour through privately owned McCandless Land and Cattle Company, on the slopes of Mauna Loa from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, the next experience in the award-winning Jeep Trip Program.

The historic tour begins at ranch headquarters in south Kona and meanders by van, courtesy of Hawaii Forest and Trail, through Kona’s most pristine and intact native forest, rich with endemic flora and fauna.


Reservations are $170 and must be made before Oct. 16. Any interested party can enjoy this excursion by becoming a member of Kona Historical Society.

Info: 323-3222.