"The Confident Woman: A Woman of Excellence," with speakers and workshops, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today, City of Refuge Christian Church, Waipahu; $10 (breakfast, childcare provided). 228-9310.
"Mind — the Great Mystery, Part 1," first in a series of four talks by Swami Bhaskarananda, a monk of the Rama-krishna Order,, 11 a.m. tomorrow, Room 307 at YWCA on Richards Street; free, sponsored by the Vedanta Society of Hawaii. 734-1760.
"Da Vinci's Secrets," with the Rev. Jim Miller discussing the possibility of great works of art holding secret messages that have been lost, 2 p.m. tomorrow, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8768. Also, Miller presents a lecture and discussion, "The Da Vinci Mysteries," at 7 p.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church; free. 532-1111.
"To Mom With Love," annual Mother's Day concert with the Westmont College (Santa Barbara, Calif.) Choir, Chamber Singers and New Sounds, 5 p.m. tomorrow, Kawaiaha'o Church; free. 532-1260.
"The Joy of Simple Living: For God's Sake," on controlling consumerism, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 24, United Methodist Church second floor; $15 per session, bring your teenager for $5 additional per class, sponsored by the Spiritual Life Center. 523-1170.
"Moving From Exclusion to Inclusion in Faith," first of a two-part panel discussion on how different faiths can transcend barriers and encourage tolerance, 7 p.m. Wednesday, UH-Manoa's Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics auditorium; also "Moving Toward Interfaith Harmony: Next Steps," May 24, Room 209 of UH-Manoa's Kuykendall Hall; free, sponsored by All Believers Network. www.outreach.hawaii.edu/summer, www.allbelievers.net, 371-9360.
"Master Life's Adversities!," weekend retreat, 7 p.m. Friday through 4 p.m. May 21, SNI Hawaii Jisso Center, Kane'ohe; $50 includes two nights lodging and all meals, sponsored by Seicho-No-Ie Hawaii. Registration: 537-6965, email@example.com.
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