AMERICAN BOX CAR INTERNATIONAL, spring youth program, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday at the Pearl City track on Acacia Road, behind Sam's Club; ages 8 to 18 welcome; parental permission, long pants and sports shoes required; learn to build, maintain and drive box cars. Free. 947-3393.
FAMILIES FOR R.E.A.L., Resources & Early Access to Learning classes for families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers, through May 28, Room A-1 of Kapunahala Elementary School, 45-828 Anoi Road, Kane'ohe; sponsored by the Department of Education; free; several classes offered; call to register. 233-5656.
ROTARY CLUB OF HONOLULU luncheon program, noon, Monarch Room of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, with featured speaker Karen Nakamura of the Building Industry Association; $18.35 fee. 922-5526.
NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, Ala Moana/ Kaka'ako No. 11, 7 p.m., Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St.
NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, North Shore No. 27, 7 p.m., Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach Park, 66-167 Hale'iwa Road.
NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, Mililani/Waipi'o/ Melemanu No. 25, 7:30 p.m., Mililani Recreation Center III, 95-281 Kaloapau St.
NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, Makakilo/Kapolei/ Honokai Hale No. 34, 7:30 p.m., Laulima Room of the Campbell Building, 1001 Kamokila Blvd.
HAWAII TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waikiki Ballroom of the Hale Koa Hotel; with featured speaker Anthony Gelish discussing terrorism and homeland security; members $17, nonmembers $25; reserve by Monday. 441-8514.
CERTIFIED NURSES AIDES MONTHLY MEETING, 5 p.m., Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave.; offering guidance and support to community caregivers; free; R.S.V.P. 923-5918.
SANCTUARY OCEAN COUNT by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary; call to register as a volunteer. 397-2656.
"CHINA'S RISE: IMPLICATIONS FOR ITS ASIA PACIFIC NEIGHBORS," Friends of the East-West Center dialogue, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 30, Art Gallery of Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road; $10, parking $3; refreshments before session; R.S.V.P. by Friday. 944-7111.