BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMUNITY MEETINGS 6 to 8 p.m. at Nu'uanu Elementary School and 6 to 8 p.m. at Waimea High School on Kaua'i; public education and public library issues to be discussed.
HISTORIC BITES LECTURE: "Returning to Hawai'i," talk on four Hawaiian youths who sailed with the Protestant missionaries aboard the Thaddeus in 1819, 12 p.m. at Mission Houses Museum, Chamberlain House; free; bring lunch or visit the museum cafe. 447-3910
Wai'anae Coast Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Wai'anae Neighborhood Community Center.
MĀNOA Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Noelani Elementary School cafeteria.
HALEAKALĀ NATIONAL PARK CAREER FAIR 4 to 7 p.m. at Hāna School, Room C103, and 5 to 8 p.m. March 4 at Kahului Cameron Center auditorium; from biologists to maintenance and trail crews, check out what's available; bring your resume. 808-572-4445.
KULI'OU'OU/KALANI IKI Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at 'Āina Haina Public Library.
DOWNTOWN Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Pauahi Recreation Center.
KAILUA Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Kailua Recreation Center.
McCULLY-MŌ'ILI'ILI Neighborhood Board to recess this month.
HAWAII LITERACY ORIENTATION 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hawai'i State Library, Hawai'i Pacific Section; find out how to become a volunteer tutor. Reservations: 537-6706.
TOWN HALL MEETINGS by state Rep. Jessica Wooley to inform residents and business owners about legislative action that may affect their areas and to hear their concerns 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hau'ula Elementary School; also 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 at Kahalu'u Elementary School; free; light refreshments. 586-8540.
FURLOUGH FRIDAY WORKSHOPS free for furloughed students: "Slam Poetry and the Spoken Word" 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Chaminade University, Ching Conference Center, Eiben Hall, followed by lunch; reservations: 739-8340 or email@example.com; "Focus: The Legislature" 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the state Capitol; meet 7:45 a.m. at Father Damien's statue; breakfast provided; reservations: 265-8715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARAGE SALE benefit for R.L. Stevenson Middle School's library 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school cafeteria; clothes, toys, housewares, bags and books.
BOOK SALE 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bill's Bookmobile, 690 Pohukaina St., Kaka'ako; health, sports and travel books half price; presented by Friends of the Library of Hawai'i; proceeds benefit libraries.
ST. LOUIS HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION monthly meeting 7 p.m. March 8 at Hokulani Elementary School. 737-5654.
PHILIPPINE STUDIES COLLOQUIUM SERIES: "Converging Texts," talk by Pia Arboleda, assistant professor, Filipino Language and Philippine Literature Program, 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 10, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, Moore Hall 319, Tokioka Room; free. 956-6086.
NEWCOMERS CLUB OF HONOLULU aloha coffee 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 11; call 591-7600 for location. www.newcomersclubofhonolulu.org.
HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY meeting 9 a.m. March 13 at Manoa Gardens Elderly Housing Complex community center; featured speaker, author and researcher Ellie Nordyke, on Capt. James Cook's voyages and roots in England.
ELEGANT EVENING BENEFIT for Kaua'i United Way 5 to 9 p.m. March 14 at St. Regis Princeville Resort; cocktails, dinner by executive chef Carlos Jorge, classical music performances; auction of travel packages for two to Alaska, New York City, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Grammy Awards; $250, $450 for two, table of 10 $2,000. www.kauaiunitedway.org.
IDENTITY THEFT seminar presented by senior financial adviser with Ameriprise, Shirley Ikehara, 10 a.m. March 23 at Ala Moana Pacific Center, 1585 Kapi'olani Blvd., 17th-floor seminar room; featuring guest speakers from the Honolulu Police Department; free. Reservations: 792-7409.
KAIMUKĪ HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER March 20 at Kaimukī High School: dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria; entertainment 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium; silent auction and door prizes; minimum $25 donation; send checks payable to KHS Foundation to 2705 Kaimukī Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Information: 225-2653, www.kaimukihsfoundation.com.
MOONLIGHT AND MEMORIES GALA to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter 5:30 p.m. March 20 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikīkī; featured will be a mystery martini bar, sumptuous dinner, live music, silent auction and a performance by the Murder Mystery Players; $150 fee or sponsor tables of 10. Registration; 591-2771 or email@example.com.
FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING SERIES sponsored by Kapi'olani Community College: Personal Care and Transfer Techniques 9 to 11 a.m. April 17, 24 and May 1 at Kopiko 242, $15; Personal Care Assistant 5 to 9:30 p.m. April 6, 8,13 and 15 or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 and 17, at Kopiko 240, $150; Dealing With Your Parents' Stuff 6 to 8 p.m. March 31, April 7, 14 and 21 at Kopiko 128, $50; 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.
KAMA'ĀINA KIDS DAY CAMPS featuring off-site adventures and on-site activities March 15 to 19; consult www.kamaainakids.com for complete information.
HAWAII METH PROJECT neighborhood community action meeting 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 at Waimānalo Health Center, Goebert Training Center; get informed and get involved. www.hawaiimethproject.org or 529-6254.
FAMILIES FOR R.E.A.L. is a free state Department of Education family support program; weekly 1.5 hour classes begin in March and continue for 10-12 weeks at Benjamin Parker Elementary School; included are parent-child activities, parent discussion groups and child play sessions; to register call 235-9189.