20TH ANNIVERSARY of the Waipahu United Church of Christ Preschool, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 94-330 Mokuola St., Waipahu. 677-3317.
ORIENTATION TO MEDITATION, three-hour introduction to the theory, posture and method of Zen Buddhist sitting meditation, 9 a.m.-noon, Palolo Zen Center, 2747 Wai'oma'o Road; promptness requested, subdued clothing that covers shoulders and legs required; free. 735-1347.
KAUMAKAPILI CHURCH Lï'AU 5:30 p.m., Hale Kamika, 766 N. King St., Palama; $20 for 10 courses, entertainment; $15 for drive-up takeout at Kanoa Street, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 845-0908.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SACRED DANCE SOCIETY, artists of international, interfaith and interdenominational origin share movement as worship, prayer, healing and meditation, through Saturday, Hawai'i Preparatory Academy, Waimea, Big Island; registration fee, lodging $30-$90 daily per person, including meals. (801) 463-6363; (808) 386-8883; (808) 969-7991.
"THE HOMECOMING," celebration of life, 10 a.m., Center for Positive Living, Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom, Waikiki. 988-6907.
"SINGING THE HISTORY OF UNIVERSALISM," 10:15 a.m. service, The First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. 595-4047.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SERVICES at Christ United Methodist Church, usually a Korean-speaking church, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekly, 1639 Ke'eaumoku St. 536-7244.
"CRACKING THE CODE," by The Rev. Dr. Paul Brennan, anthropologist and linguist, adult class, 10:45 a.m., Central Union Church, Women's Building, 1660 S. Beretania St.; free; childcare in Children's Center, Room 10. 941-0957.
"OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO MEDITATION," talk by Swami Bhaskarananda, 11:30 a.m., YWCA, 1040 Richards St., downtown Honolulu; free. 531-4589.
FEAST OF ST. MARY OF MAGDALA, commemorated 7:30 p.m. by Dignity Honolulu, St. Mark's Church, 529 Kapahulu Ave.; honoring women's contributions to the church. 536-5536.
HOPE CHAPEL PROGRAMS: 12-step meeting for men and women recovering from drug/alcohol addiction, 5:30 p.m.; biblically based 12-step program for recovering male addicts only, 7 p.m.; care group for adult children of dysfunctional families, 7 p.m., 45-815 Po'okela Road, Kane'ohe Bay area. 235-5814.
ZAZEN, meditation by Honolulu Diamond Sangha, a Zen Buddhist society, 5:30-7 a.m. Monday through Friday; 7-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 2747 Wai'oma'o Road, Palolo Valley; also at Koko An Zendo: 5:35-6:35 a.m. Monday and Friday, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, tea to follow, 2119 Kaloa Way, Manoa; free. 735-1347.
"WHY ARE EVANGELICALS BECOMING ORTHODOX?", a talk by Father Deann Kouldukis, 7-8:30 p.m., Sacred Treasures Bookstore of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 930 Lunalilo St.; free, public welcome. 521-7220.
"INTRODUCTION TO JODO SHINSHU," 7 p.m., Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Hwy., Nu'uanu; free; thereafter, 7 p.m. second Monday each month. 536-7044.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, keys to and examples of a metaphysical interpretation of the Bible, 7-9 p.m. ( second session of class also next Tuesday) 2926 Woodlawn Drive, Manoa, $15; by The Center for Positive Living. 988-6907.
FAITH, Friends and Family Affected by Incarceration Together Healing, support groups, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of each month, Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle. 735-4436.
HUANUI, 12-step meeting for men and women in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Po'okela Road; free; call Patience; no childcare available. 235-5814.
"SPIRIT WARS: EPISODE II, THE DISCIPLES," a play, 7 p.m., Grace Bible Church Honolulu, 1052 'Ilima Drive, 'Alewa Heights; by children ages 7-11; free; all welcome. 595-6381.
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC, 7-9 p.m., The Giving Tree Espresso Cafe, Pearl Highlands Shopping Center, 1000 Kamehameha Highway, Pearl City; free. 455-8733.
CHRISTIAN MOVIE PRESENTATION for the family, 7 p.m., City of Refuge Church, 94-897 Waipahu St.; refreshments; free. 677-5677.
THE SECRET WISDOM OF DREAMS, the Eckankar Dream Fair, dreamshops, puppet show, workshop and creative arts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday, Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave., near Kapi'olani Park; all welcome; refreshments; free. 735-7719.