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. April 27 at The Honolulu Advertiser, first-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. April 27 at Waimea Valley, Pīkake Pavilion. Free. Sponsored by RevoluSun. Reservations: 748-8888 or www.RevoluSun.com.
PEARL CITY Neighborhood Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Waiau District Park.
HAWAI'I KAI Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Haha'ione Elementary School.
ALA MOANA/KAKAAKO Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Makiki Christian Church.
NORTH SHORE Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at John Kalili Surf Center.
TEA DANCE, hosted by the Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 2 to 4 p.m. at 428 Kawaihae St.; light refreshments and music by P.J. Galarneau; the community is invited to join residents and their families; free. Reservations: 395-9599.
YELLOWSTONE OF THE SEA, another in the Natural Treasures of Hawai'i Lecture Series, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Ing Direct Cafe on Kalākaua Avenue; a Hawai'i Conservation Alliance expert will talk about Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, the safe haven for seabirds, coral reefs, shipwrecks and cultural sites. Free.
Makakilo/kapolei/hono-kai hale Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Kapolei High School cafeteria.
PUBLIC HEARING by the Department of Land and Natural Resources to receive testimony about portions of Kahikinui Forest Reserve no longer being part of Nakula Natural Area Reserve, 5:30 p.m. at Kula Community Center on Maui. http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw/nars/nakula.doc.
MILILANI/WAIPI'O/MELEMANU Neighborhood Board will recess during April.
MAY DAY CELEBRATION, royal court and student performances, 8:30 a.m. April 29 at 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. April 29 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. A 9 a.m. expo for federal agencies and 11 a.m. training sessions precede the luncheon. $38. www.Honolulu-Pacific.feb.gov or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
AFGHANISTAN: HISTORY AND SOCIETY, lecture on the U.S. "AfPak" strategy and its impact on the AfPak Pashtuns, presented by the Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, Campus Center room 220. Free. Advance registration: 942-8553 or email@example.com.
BOOK SALE, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bill's Bookmobile, 690 Pohukaina St., Kaka'ako; featuring travel, foreign language, religion, cook and children's books, as well as paperbacks for 50 cents and $5 bags of romance novels and videotapes; funds benefit Hawai'i's library system. 536-4174.
HAWAII LITERACY ORIENTATION, learn how to become a reading tutor to adults, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 1 at 200 N. Vineyard Blvd. #320. Reservations: 537-6706.
MOTHER'S DAY AIR PLANT SURPRISE workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 at Hālawa Xeriscape Garden. Tools provided; bring your own embellishments and lunch. $15. Registration: 748-5363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNDRAISING lū'au to benefit Ho'āla School, 5 to 9 p.m. May 1 at 1067-A California Ave. in Wahiawā. Featured will be catered Hawaiian food, professional and student entertainment, a silent auction for adults and keiki, door prizes, pony rides, bouncers, a dunking booth and a sale of the school's popular shortbread cookies. Adults $15, keiki under 12 and seniors age 65 and over $10. Tickets: 621-1898 or www.hoala.org.
60-MINUTE HAWAIIAN, short course on how to cope with the Hawaiian language, 6 p.m. May 4 at Liliha Public Library. Free. 587-7577.
AARP CHAPTER 60 WAIKIKI lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m. May 5 at 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 email@example.com.
METROPOLITAN HONOLULU ROTARY FOUNDATION breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. May 6 at The Plaza Club. Panel discussion moderated by Dan Boylan featuring Rep. Neil Abercrombie. www.metrorotary.org.
EXCHANGE CLUB OF DOWNTOWN HONOLULU luncheon, 12 p.m. May 6 at Oahu Country Club; featuring Joe Mobley of Marine Mammal Research Consultants on whales. Lunch $20. Reservations: 225-2965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEIKI KARNIVAL FUNDRAISER for school programs, 1:30 to 6 p.m. May 6 at Kamiloiki Elementary School, Hawai'i Kai. Featuring food, crafts, rides, games, silent auction and entertainment. 397-5800.
WAIALUA ROBOTICS TEAM FUNDRAISING LUAU, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 13 at Dole Plantation. Featured will be Hawaiian food, a silent auction and entertainment, including an appearance by Ten Feet and a robotics technology demonstration. Tickets $40. Buy from team members or call the school at 637-8274.
VOYAGER PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDRAISER, 5 to 8 p.m. May 14 on the waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace; food, arts and crafts and keiki fun. $15 advance, $18 at the door. www.voyagerohana.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by Mālama Maunalua to help manage Maunalua Bay resources via the Makai Watch program. Fish identification and count, marine life survey and water quality check training, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22 and 23 at Hawai'i Kai Public Library. 561-8961 or email@example.com.
HAU'ULA COMMUNITY METH MEETING, presented by Hawaii Meth Project, 6 to 7 p.m. May 27 at Hau'ula Community Center. Learn about the scope and nature of the Hawai'i meth problem and about community action programs being undertaken to reduce meth use. 529-6254 or www.hawaiimethproject.org.
JAPANESE SUMMER SCHOOL by Meeto World dual language educators, 8 to 11 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, June 1-30 at Kāhala Elementary School. Class limited to 20 students. Reservations and more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 721-1909.
TEEN SUMMER ANIMAL CARE VOLUNTEERS needed by Hawaiian Humane Society. Training for ages 14 to 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 8, 9 and 10 or 23, 24 and 25 at the society's Wai'alae Avenue site. Learn animal handling, shelter layout, customer service and create and share photo journals. Call Bonnie Osaki at 356-2206.