The spring semester at Oklahoma City Community College kicks off Jan. 22, and campus offices will have special hours in the coming days. The offices of advising, recruitment and admissions, testing, records, registration and financial aid will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 24. The offices will close at 6 p.m. Friday. First-time students must complete an online application at www.occc.edu. Returning students can enroll in person or online. The college will celebrate ahead of the first day of classes with opening day festivities. Campus will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19, and student service offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 682-6222.
MAPS meeting scheduled
A community meeting is planned for upcoming renovations to Pierce Elementary School. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 2601 S Tulsa. The $2 million renovation plan includes four new classrooms and a gym. Pierce Elementary opened in 1956 and has room for about 265 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade. The school already has received more than $3.1 million in MAPS for Kids renovations. For more information, call 297-3461 or go to www.okc.gov/ocmaps.
to host class
Santa Fe South High School will host a free master class for students with guitarist Frank Vignola. The class will be at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 24 at the school auditorium, 301 SE Grand. Vignola has worked with Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops and guitar legend Les Paul. The event is presented by Oklahoma City Community College. The class is free for high school and middle school students. For more information, call 631-6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentor Day set at Capitol
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is hosting Mentor Day at the state Capitol on Wednesday. The event is part of National Mentoring Month. The day begins with an opening ceremony to honor mentors throughout the state at 10 a.m. in the state House of Representatives. The event includes lunch and a performance by drummer and storyteller Jahruba Lambeth. Mentors and mentees from across Oklahoma will tour the Capitol and meet state leaders. For more information, call 236-0006 or go to www.okmentors.org.