Honolulu Small Business Development Center open house 4 to 6 p.m. at 1833 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 400; light refreshments, park at Eaton Square, 444 Hobron Lane or the Pacific Business News Building; free. Information: Jon.Park@hawaii-sbdc.org or Eleanore.LeClair@sbdc.org.
HOW NOT TO IMPRESS A CLIENT, panel discussion on how to better position your firm to owners and developers, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Club, Coronet Room; panelists: Randall Fujiki of Ko Olina Development, Cathy Camp of Kamehameha Schools and Duane Arakawa of Army Corps of Engineers; fee: Society for Marketing Professionals Services members $30, nonmembers $40, $45 if registering after March 28 or at the door; lunch provided. Register: www.acteva.com/go/smpshawaii.
GLOBAL WARMING LECTURE by Dr. Stephen Schneider, Stanford University professor and internationally recognized climate change expert: Is the Science of Global Warming Settled Enough for Policy, 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Cathedral Tenney Theatre; free; discussion to follow; sponsored by Hawaii Pacific University.
WAIANAE COAST ROTARY CLUB meeting 12 p.m. at Makaha Golf Club and Resort west course main dining room; April 8 meeting to feature Marceloa Myehlke, assistant program director at Wai'anae High. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
TAX ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS: AARP offers a Tax Aide Program for senior citizens from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Waipahu United Church of Christ. The program will run until April 15. Call 955-5776.
WINNERS CIRCLE TOASTMASTERS meets 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. every Wednesday, Unity Church, 3608 Diamond Head Circle. 833-7538.
LILIUOKALANI TOASTMASTERS meeting 12:05 to 1:05 p.m., first and third Wednesdays monthly, Liliuokalani Building, 1390 Miller St. (Downtown); guests welcome. 587-3811.
CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION OF PRIVATE LANDS workshop sponsored by Department of Land and Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Alexa Higashi Meeting Room, One Cameron Way; topics: how to restore private land to native forest, how to improve native wildlife habitat and how to address problems of invasive species on private land. Info: Charmian.C.Dang@hawaii.gov or 808-587-4155.
PATENTS, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS seminar series focusing on building a branded product, protecting your creation and licensing and royalties, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Honolulu Design Center, Cupola Theatre, $50 fee; Legal Aspects of the Music Business, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; $50 fee; sponsored by Honolulu Small Business Development Center. Register: e-mail email@example.com, 945-1430.
FINANCIAL LITERACY FAIR. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is hosting a free event to help folks become business savvy during these economically volatile times, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarind Park Downtown. Exhibitors will provide free information on DCCA educational programs, unclaimed property, college savings, programs for retirees, home ownership, Social Security, taxation, consumer rights and more.
TAX HELP FOR WINDWARD OAHU SENIORS: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at KEY Project, near Hygenic Store, Kane'ohe; also 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Kailua, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Community of Christ Church, Kane'ohe or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Kahuku Library. Programs run until April 15. Call 955-5776.
ASSOCIATION OF RECORDS MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS HAWAII CHAPTER luncheon meeting April 9 at Ala Moana Hotel, Plumeria Room: 11 a.m. registration, 11:15 a.m. lunch buffet, presentation 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; featured speaker, Monica Ellis, document restoration expert on Best Preparation Practices and Document Recovery Expectations, especially where water damage is concerned; fee: ARMA members $35, nonmembers $40, validated parking $2. Reservations by April 3: 586-4554 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CAREER, COLLEGE AND JOB FAIR, high school and college students are welcome to explore career options 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10 at the Leeward Community College campus; over 90 area businesses and college programs will recruit and answer career-related questions; free; public welcome; free. www.lcc.hawaii.edu/jobs/events
TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET EXPO AND CONFERENCE 12 to 6 p.m. April 11 at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; topics: green technology, cyber security, e-Biz and medical technology; special presentations 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; exhibits by a wide range of companies; opportunities to network with experts; $3 fee; speakers from such firms as Microsoft and IBM, e-Biz awards luncheon, after-conference networking mixer with pupu and entertainment 4:30 to 6 p.m; $95 fee, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii members $75. Information/Registration: 237-3673, www.technologynewsbytes.com
HAWAII SOCIETY OF CORPORATE PLANNERS luncheon meeting April 17 at Hawaii Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Ballroom, on Hawai'i's transition into the new global economy: 11:30 a.m. sign in and networking; 12 p.m. lunch and program; 1:30 p.m. adjournment; featured speaker, Leslie Wilcox on PBS Hawaii, Its Mission and Community Responsibilities; fee: members $29, others $35, table of 10 $300, add $5 if registering after April 11; mail name, company and telephone number to HSCP, PMB 202, 350 Ward Ave., Suite 106, Honolulu, HI 96814.
THE FUTURE OF DESIGN IN HONOLULU/FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION, an Architecture Month event April 29 at Honolulu Design Center, Kapi'olani Boulevard: mingle with Island architects during 5:30 p.m. no-host cocktails; 6 p.m. panel discussion by Bill Brooks, Geoff Lewis and A. Kam Napier, moderated by Francis Oda; one hour showing of the documentary, True to Form: Vladimir Ossipoff, internationally known Island architect who supported localized, appropriate design; free.
Native Hawaiian Tourism Conference May 8 and 9 at Hawaii Convention Center. A Hawaiian marketplace of innovative ideas, products and services. Conference goals are to foster cooperation among Hawaiian businesses, the community and the visitor industry, and culturally and environmentally responsible practices among hotels and industry related businesses. Register: www.nahha.com, 808-628-6370.
Business meetings of general interest are listed in the "Coming Events" column throughout the week. Submit notices at least two weeks in advance: Alan Yonan, Business Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; fax to 525-6763; or e-mail email@example.com. For e-mailed releases, please include information in the body of the e-mail, not in an attachment.