About Town: July 22, 2020

Kona Elks Club announces dinner

Dinner with Muriel at the Kona Elks will take place from 5-7 p.m. this evening at the Kona Elks Club in Kailua-Kona. The meal features beef bourguignon and noodles for $10. Meals can be eaten at the facility or taken out.

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To reserve a meal, call 329-2616. All members and guests are welcome.

Girl Scouts to host virutal recruitment activities

Girl Scouts of Hawaii is inviting girls and their parents to take part in upcoming virtual recruitment events. The interactive meetings offer girls the chance to gain new skills and make new friends in a fun and safe environment, while parents and caregivers learn more about Girl Scouts programs.

The online events are free and open to all girls from kindergarten through third grade.

• Make New Friends! Kindergarten Readiness Series will be held 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays from Aug. 7 to 28. The series is geared toward non-Girl Scouts entering kindergarten in the fall. The four-part series allows girls to connect with the same friends each week, as well as Girl Scouts staff and volunteers who lead her through sessions around language and literacy, cognition, approaches to learning, and social and emotional learning. Register at http://www.tiny.cc/MakeNewFriends.

• Girl Scouts of Hawaii Animal Dance Party will be held 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 15. The event is geared toward girls in kindergarden to third grade and will feature Girl Scout leaders highlighting and explaining the differences and characteristics of various animal species through fun and creative dance movements. Register at http://tiny.cc/AnimalDanceParty.

• Girl Scouts of Hawaii Robot Building Party will take place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 22. The party is geared toward girls in kindergarden to third grade and will allow girls to tap into their creativity by constructing their own robot diagram. Girl Scout educators will teach participants about robots and help with build a robot virtually. Register at http://tiny.cc/RobotBuildingParty.

For more information, contact the Girls Scouts of Hawaii at (808) 595-8400 or email customercare@gshawaii.org.

Hawaiian Electric offers payment plans to help customers

To assist residents and businesses dealing with the financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic, Hawaiian Electric is offering special payment plan options to customers, including extending payments over time.

Hawaiian Electric suspended disconnections and collections activities since March. In accordance with PUC direction, Hawaiian Electric extended its moratorium on disconnections for nonpayment through Sept. 1, and late fees resume after Sept. 15.

Customers who have been notified their accounts are past due are urged to contact the company well before Sept. 1 to set up a payment plan.

“We know that many of our customers continue to experience financial strain, and our special payment plans are set up to provide customers with extended payment options with no penalty or financing fees during this unprecedented time,” said Shelee Kimura, Hawaiian Electric senior vice president of customer service. “For us to help, we need to hear from you.”

To view current plan offerings and to fill out a payment arrangement request form that can be submitted via email visit www.hawaiianelectric.com/paymentarrangement. Late fees will be waived on all plans.

In addition to the payment plans, a variety of public and nonprofit assistance programs are currently available as a result of COVID-19. For more information, visit www.hawaiianelectric.com/COVID19.

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The company’s walk-in payment centers remain closed until further notice. Visit www.hawaiianelectric.com/paymentoptions for details on payment methods.

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