HAWAII VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION, luncheon featuring Blue Planet Foundation's founder Henk Rogers and new executive director Jeff Mikulina, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Plaza Club, 20th floor; $39 (HVCA, Hawaii Angels, DualUse Council, TechHui, Bytemarks and HSTC members $29), students $25; aloha attire. Register: www.hvca.org, 262-7329 (Gail).
PARADISE TOASTMASTERS meeting, 5-6 p.m., Tripler Army Medical Center, Managed Care conference room. 487-8703.
NUUANU TOASTMASTERS meeting, 6-7 p.m., Susannah Wesley Community Center, 1117 Ka'ili St.; free parking; improve your public speaking skills; guests welcome. 525-8909.
PRIDE AT WORK HAWAI'I, a labor support organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer workers and their supporters, is holding an open membership meeting and pa'ina 5:30-6:30 p.m., Chiko's Tavern; pupu provided. 543-6054.
ENTREPRENEUR GAME NIGHT, learn to play Cashflow 101 and become a more educated investor, 6:15-9 p.m., Oahu Veterans Center, 1298 Kukila St.; limited seating; free if registered in advance. 258-0551, Befinanciallyfree@gmail.com.
SMART TECHNOLOGY BUYING STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS, workshop by cost containment consultant David Tasaka, 10 a.m.-noon, Hawaii Women's Business Center, Suite A; $20 (members $15). RSVP: 526-1001, hwbcadmin@HWBC.org.
BASICS OF SELLING ON eBAY, workshop teaching product listing, pricing, Paypal and sales monitoring, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Hawaii Women's Business Center, Suite A; $55 (HWBC members $50), book $35; bring dinner; advance registration required. 526-1001, hwbcadmin@HWBC.org.
CHINA AFTER THE OLYMPICS: GOING FORWARD, featuring Brenda Lei Foster, president of American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3, The Plaza Club; members and sponsoring organizations $38, nonmembers and members registering after today, $45. RSVP by today: 524-5738, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hkc hcc.org/event.htm.
HAWAi'i FUTURES SUMMIT: Foundations For Tomorrow, participants will share ideas on Hawai'i's future transportation and energy systems, Oct. 3-4, Ihilani Resort; hosted by Vision Foresight Strategy. Registration: www.kikilo.biz/summit/main.htm, 387-8862.
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