REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM, free first-time homebuyers' course targeting those in the low- and moderate-income ranges; 16-hour course, four hours weekly for four weeks; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, Brigham Young University-Hawai'i; 7-9 p.m. Jan. 8,10,15 and 17, Waimanalo Public Library; 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28, 30, Feb. 4, 6, Honolulu Community College; 6-8 p.m. Jan. 29, 31, Feb. 5, 7, Leeward Community College; also applicable to those on Hawaiian Home Lands waiting list or interested in self-help housing; call to register. 259-9558.
SMART START BUSINESS READINESS COURSE, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 weeks, beginning Jan. 8; SSPA Business Service Center, 1208 N. King St., Kapalama, next to Richie's Drive-In; also, optional Basic Computer Classes; call to register. 842-0218.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASSES, 45-hour course, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 22, Kapi'olani Community College; call to register. 734-9153.
"OUTLOOK 2002, WHAT'S NEXT FOR AMERICA," satellite broadcast by Newsweek columnist George F. Will; perspective on the state of the nation, the economy and financial markets in 2002; noon Jan. 8, 98-1247 Ka'ahumanu St., Suite 108A, 'Aiea; 1 p.m. Jan. 8, Edward Jones, Ward Kaka'ako Branch, 320 Ward Ave., suite 206; free; call if you're coming, limited seating. 596-0076.
SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR HOME AND YOURSELF by Det. Linda d'Aquilla, Honolulu Police Department, guest speaker at the American Business Women's Association, Na Kilohana O Wahine Chapter, 5:45-8:45 p.m. Jan. 9, Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania St.; $20 admission includes dinner and beverage; call to register by Jan. 7. 455-4737.
A MICRO ENTERPRISE TRAINING CLASS on how to start a business in Hawai'i, business loans, taxes and marketing, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 8-11, Honolulu Community Action Program, 1109 Maunakea St., second floor; free to low-income persons; call Annette or Robert for further details. 521-4531.
"NEXT GENERATION COMMUNICATIONS: MAKING IT WORK," 24th annual Pacific Telecommunications Council conference, Jan. 13-17, Hilton Hawaiian Village; keynote speaker: Sir Christopher Gent, chief executive, Vodafone Group Pic, United Kingdom; other speakers include Abdul Khan, assistant director-general, communication and information, UNESCO and Robert Mao, president and CEO, Nortel Networks China; call to register. 941-3789.
JAN. 17, 19
"SMART WOMEN FINISH RICH," Edward Jones/Van Kampen Investments financial planning seminar for women, 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 or 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 19, 98-1247 Ka'ahumanu St., Suite 108A, 'Aiea; free; limited seating, call for reservations. 487-1800.