WAI'ANAE ADVENTURE CHALLENGE, JROTC cadets from high schools throughout the state to compete in a variety of athletic events, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 24 and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 25, Herbert K. Pililaau Army Recreation Center, Our Lady of Kea'au and Albert Silva Ranch, Wai'anae. Free. 697-7012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUILDING YOUR HOME FOR LIFE, seminar on everything you need to know before having a new house built, 9 to 11 a.m., Honolulu Country Club. Free. Sponsored by Graham Builders. Reservations: 593-2808 or www.grahambuilders.com.
ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM LECTURE, on the global recovery challenge and its implications for Japan and East Asia, 9 a.m. to noon, UH-Mānoa, Campus Center, Room 220. Free. Registration: 942-8553 or cape@cape .edu.
GROW HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL, find out about climate change, clean energy and conservation and learn the traditional uses of native plants, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bishop Museum. Kama'āina and military free. Sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Co.
MARYKNOLL SCHOOL KEKUMANO AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP DINNER, 5 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Gala dinner and live and silent auctions. Proceeds to support Kekumano Scholarship Fund and school community center. $150 per person or sponsored tables of 10. 952-7310.
A JOURNALIST'S GUIDE TO REINVENTION, panel discussion sponsored by AAJA on how journalists can transfer their range of skills to other professions, 5:30 to 7 p.m., The Honolulu Advertiser, 1st-floor conference room. All newsrooms welcome. Free. Contact: email@example.com (Gene Park).
SOLAR ENERGY EDUCATION SEMINAR, how solar works, who makes panels, which system suits who, tax incentives and solar investment opportunities, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Waimea Valley, Pīkake Pavilion. Free. Sponsored by RevoluSun. Reservations: 748-8888 or www.RevoluSun.com.
MAY DAY CELEBRATION, royal court and student performances, 8:30 a.m., Pū'ōhala Elementary School, Kāne'ohe. Many of the students are in the Hawaiian immersion program. Free. 233-5660.
EXCELLENCE IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON, honoring federal employees from across the Pacific, 11 a.m., Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. A 9 a.m. expo for federal agencies and 11 a.m. training sessions precede the luncheon. $38. www.HonoluluPacific.feb.gov or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING SERIES sponsored by Kapi'olani Community College: Home Care Assistant, 5 to 9:30 p.m. May 4, 6, 11, 13 and 18 or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8 and 15, at Kopiko 240, $200. Registration: 734-9211. More information: 734-9108 or www.kupunaeducation.com.
AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS: Deadline to apply for Donald L. Conover Scholarship awards is April 30. Organ students can obtain an application for tuition aid at www.agohawaii.org. Auditions will be held in May.
HAWAII LITERACY ORIENTATION, learn how to become a reading tutor to adults, 10 a.m. to noon May 1, 200 N. Vineyard Blvd., No. 320. Reservations: 537-6706.
MOTHER'S DAY AIR PLANT SURPRISE workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1, Hālawa Xeriscape Garden. Tools provided; bring your own embellishments and lunch. $15. Registration: 748-5363 or email@example.com.
AARP CHAPTER 60 WAIKIKI lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m. May 5, Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom. AARP Hawai'i Director Barbara Kim Stanton will assess the current legislative session. $24 members, $25 nonmembers. Prepay by April 30 to AARP Chapter 60, P.O. Box 23227, Honolulu, HI 96823-3227. 734-1350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.