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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Community calendar

Advertiser Staff


ROTARY CLUB OF KAPOLEI meets Mondays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Roy's Ko Olina, upstairs banquet room. $20 fee for light meal. 225-6205 or txtutu@yahoo.com.

Wahiawā Neighborhood Board to recess this month.


MILILANI MAUKA/LAUNANI VALLEY Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Mililani Mauka Elementary School.

NānāKULI-Mā'ili Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Nānāikapono Elementary School.

NU'UANU/PUNCHBOWL Neighborhood Board meeting, 7:15 p.m. at Pauoa Elementary School.


ARCHITECTURE LECTURE, Francis Ching will talk about the continuing relevance of freehand drawing for designers and architects, as opposed to digital drawing, 6 p.m. at the University of Hawai'i-Mānoa School of Architecture auditorium. Free, parking $5. 956-0488.

KAIMUKī Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Lili'uokalani Elementary School.

KALIHI-PāLAMA Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Kapālama School cafeteria.


HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE 90TH ANNIVERSARY lū'au at Dole Cannery Ballroom: 5 p.m. registration, 5:30 p.m. cocktails and silent auction, 6 p.m. dinner and program. Outstanding alumni to be honored. $50. Aloha attire. www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/90th, 843-7788.

WAIPAHU Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Filipino Community Center.


DAZZLE FUNDRAISER for Central Union Church Preschool and Kindergarten, 6 to 9 p.m. at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Featured will be culinary specialties from top local chefs and fine wines. For more information, call 440-3005 (Lorraine Leslie).


WAI'ANAE ADVENTURE CHALLENGE, JROTC cadets from high schools throughout the state to compete in a variety of athletic events, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 24 and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 25 at Herbert K. Pililaau Army Recreation Center, Our Lady of Kea'au and Albert Silva Ranch, Wai'anae. Free. 697-7012 or clac519@yahoo.com.

BUILDING YOUR HOME FOR LIFE, seminar on everything you need to know before having a new house built, 9 to 11 a.m. at Honolulu Country Club. Free. Sponsored by Graham Builders. Reservations: 593-2808 or www.grahambuilders.com.

ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM LECTURE, on the global recovery challenge and its implications for Japan and East Asia, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at UH-Mānoa, Campus Center Room 220. Free. Registration: 942-8553 or cape@cape.edu.

GROW HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL, find out about climate change, clean energy and conservation and learn the traditional uses of native plants, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bishop Museum. Kama'āina and military free. Sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company.


FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING SERIES sponsored by Kapi'olani Community College: Home Care Assistant, 5 to 9:30 p.m. May 4, 6, 11, 13 and 18 or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8 and 15, at Kopiko 240, $200. Registration: 734-9211. Information: 734-9108 or www.kupunaeducation.com.

MARYKNOLL SCHOOL KEKUMANO AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP DINNER, 5 p.m. April 25 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Gala dinner and live and silent auctions. Proceeds to support Kekumano Scholarship Fund and school community center. $150 per person or sponsored tables of 10. 952-7310.

A JOURNALIST'S GUIDE TO REINVENTION, panel discussion sponsored by AAJA on how journalists can transfer their range of skills to other professions, 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 27 at The Honolulu Advertiser, first-floor conference room. All newsrooms welcome. Free. Contact: gpark@starbulletin.com (Gene Park).

SOLAR ENERGY EDUCATION SEMINAR, how solar works, who makes panels, which system suits who, tax incentives and solar investment opportunities, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 27 at Waimea Valley, Pīkake Pavilion. Free. Sponsored by RevoluSun. Reservations: 748-8888 or www.RevoluSun.com.

MAY DAY CELEBRATION, royal court and student performances, 8:30 a.m. April 29 at Pū'ōhala Elementary School, Kāne'ohe. Many of the students are in the Hawaiian immersion program. Free. 233-5660.

EXCELLENCE IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON, honoring federal employees from across the Pacific, 11 a.m. April 29 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. A 9 a.m. expo for federal agencies and 11 a.m. training sessions precede the luncheon. $38. www.Honolulu-Pacific.feb.gov or e-mail awards@hpfeb.org.

American Guild of Organists: Deadline to apply for Donald L. Conover Scholarship awards is April 30. Organ students can obtain an application for tuition aid at www.agohawaii.org. Auditions will be held in May.

HAWAII LITERACY ORIENTATION, learn how to become a reading tutor to adults, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 1 at 200 N. Vineyard Blvd. #320. Reservations: 537-6706.

MOTHER'S DAY AIR PLANT SURPRISE workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 at Hālawa Xeriscape Garden. Tools provided; bring your own embellishments and lunch. $15. Registration: 748-5363 or tours@hbws.org.

FUNDRAISING lū'au to benefit Ho'āla School, 5 to 9 p.m. May 1 at 1067-A California Ave. in Wahiawā. Featured will be catered Hawaiian food, professional and student entertainment, a silent auction for adults and keiki, door prizes, pony rides, bouncers, a dunking booth and a sale of the school's popular shortbread cookies. Adults $15, keiki under 12 and seniors age 65 and over $10. Tickets: 621-1898 or www.hoala.org.

AARP CHAPTER 60 WAIKIKI lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m. May 5 at Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom. AARP Hawai'i Director Barbara Kim Stanton will assess the current legislative session. $24 members, $25 nonmembers. Prepay by April 30 to AARP Chapter 60, P.O. Box 23227, Honolulu, HI 96823-3227. 734-1350 or tjdavies@juno.com.

EXCHANGE CLUB OF DOWNTOWN HONOLULU luncheon, 12 p.m. May 6 at Oahu Country Club. Featured speaker: Joe Mobley of Marine Mammal Research Consultants on whales. Lunch $20. Reservations: 225-2965 or edracers@aol.com.

KEIKI KARNIVAL FUNDRAISER for school programs, 1:30 to 6 p.m. May 6 at Kamiloiki Elementary School, Hawai'i Kai. Featuring food, crafts, rides, games, silent auction and entertainment. 397-5800.

METROPOLITAN HONOLULU ROTARY FOUNDATION breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. May 6 at The Plaza Club. Panel discussion moderated by Dan Boylan featuring Rep. Neil Abercrombie. www.metrorotary.org.

WAIALUA ROBOTICS TEAM FUNDRAISING LUAU, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 13 at Dole Plantation. Featured will be Hawaiian food, a silent auction and entertainment, including an appearance by Ten Feet and a robotics technology demonstration. Tickets $40. Buy from team members or call the school at 637-8274.