"How Difficult Can This Be?," parent support project of the Learning Disabilities Association and Kauai Community Childrens Council; video and presentation by Richard Lavoie, learning disabilities expert, on the anxiety and tension experienced by learning disabled students in the classroom; 6 p.m., Lihue Public Library, Kauai; free. Call Byron Watanabe, 246-3727 or 241-2228.
Mediation Center of the Pacific seeks a few volunteer mediators, no experience needed; apply for the annual training session by today; fee for training. 521-6767.
Paul Bragg free exercise class, 9-10:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday, Fort DeRussy lawn, next to the Army Museum; 30th year, all ages welcome; conducted by his daughter Pat.
Registration for Paradise Bike Ride 2001, 400-mile scenic ride around Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island to benefit five AIDS organizations; July 21-28; minimum $2,500 in pledges needed per rider, limited to 250 participants; $300 registration fee covers interisland air transportation, campground lodging, meals and ground transportation. 1-888-285-9866.
Hooponopono Forum, Beadie Dawson leads a discussion of the spiritual and practical aspects of this traditional Hawaiian form of conflict resolution; noon-1 p.m., Aliiolani Hale, second floor, Supreme Court conference room, 417 S. King St.
"Opening Our Doors to New Experiences and Opportunities," the 42nd Hawaii State Retired Teachers Association Convention, through tomorrow, Hawaii Naniloa Resort, Kilohana Room, on Hawaii; featuring talks by experts on advances in astronomy, parks as classrooms and more; call Roseline Gajeton or Marvel Bento. 808-935-4391 or 808-959-9398.
Central Union Church Senior Center: "History, Origin and Use of the Noni Fruit," talk by June Dillinger, the president of the American Business Women's Association Imua Chapter; 10-11 a.m., Central Union Church, Womens Building; free; parking free; come early for stretching exercises; bring a brown bag lunch; stay for board or card games until 2 p.m. 941-0957.
Tai Chi class registration starts 9 a.m. today at Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St., Waipahu. 677-2217.
Conversational Hebrew Classes, by Moran Herold; 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 28; Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway. 595-7521.
"Growing Pains: Quality of Life in the New Economy," public meeting on state smart-growth strategies, by Joel Hirschhorn, director, Natural Resources Policy Studies Division; Center for Best Practices; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 329; refreshments. 587-2817.
"The Impact of Climate On Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the North Pacific," 9 a.m.; Imin Conference Center, East-West Center, Asia Room, University of Hawaii at Manoa; includes effects on size and health of marine life. 956-9252.
"Youth Violence and Community Responsibility," the first Umematsu and Yasu Watada Lectures on peace, justice and the environment, with guest speaker Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez, director of Barrios Unidos; alternatives to violence for youth; 7 p.m.; Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.; free. 949-2220.
"Alternatives to Youth Violence: What Works?," 7 p.m.; Farrington High School auditorium; for youth and families; chili/rice to be served 6 p.m.; free.
"Self-Identity Through Hooponopono," free introductory lecture on the ancient Hawaiian conflict resolution technique that decreases stress, imbalance and disease; 7-9 p.m.; Blaisdell Center, Oahu room. 262-5322.
Kakoo Ohana Paahao, support/activity group for families of current or former inmates, ex-inmates and community members; 6:30 p.m. Fridays; Queen Liliuokalani Childrens Center, 1300 Halona St. 678-0693.
Ladies Auxiliary, Department of Hawaii, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Council of Administration luncheon meeting; 11 a.m.; Fook Yuen Restaurant, McCully Shopping Center, Kapiolani Boulevard and McCully Street; with national junior vice president Betty Morris.
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