NAMI HAWAII ANNUAL FUNDRAISER "Minds Working Together To Find A Cure" 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pacific Club; fine food, entertainment and silent auction; $125 or various charges for tables of ten; presented by the National Alliance on Mental Health. Reservations: 591-1297.
HAWAII AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING 6:30 p.m. at University of Hawai'i Department of Geology and Geophysics, St. John Hall, Room 011; Dr. Chip Fletcher to give an update on climate change and its impact on global sea level change; free.
BIG ISLAND TOWN HALL MEETINGS informing consituents and seeking input regarding legislative issues: Feb. 22 5 p.m. at Kohala Senior Center, 6:30 p.m. at Waimea Middle School-Room K-01; Feb. 23, 7 p.m. at Kalanianaole School cafeteria, 7 p.m. at Hilo UCB Room 127; Feb. 24, 7 p.m. at Honoka'a School cafeteria; Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at Laupahoehoe High School (Humanities). 587-7242.
Wahiawa Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Manele small boat harbor improvement hearing 5 p.m. at Lāna'i Senior Center; proposed Department of Land and Natural Resources improvements include construction of a ferry loading dock, ADA alterations, sewage pump out station and dredging of the harbor.
PHOENIX rising honolulu toastmasters club meeting 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at University of Phoenix, downtown campus, Room 101, Topa Financial Center; visitors welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEARL CITY Neighborhood Board meeting 6:30 p.m. at Waiau District Park.
ALA MOANA/KAKAAKO Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Makiki Christian Church.
NORTH SHORE Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park, John Kalili Surf Center.
THE BEAD SOCIETY meets 7 p.m. at Academy Art Center at Linekona; members' sales to be discussed; visitors welcome. 487-2090.
MAKAKILO/KAPOLEI/HONOKAI HALE Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Kapolei High School cafeteria.
MILILANI/WAIPIO/MELEMANU Neighborhood Board meeting 7:30 p.m. at Mililani Recreation Center III.
NATURALIZATION INFORMATION SESSION hosted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 6 to 8 p.m. at Susannah Wesley Community Center; learn about the naturalization process, including the new test and free resources and materials available from the agency; free. 415-987-0191.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN OUR MILITARY COMMUNITY, talk by U.S. Army Reserve Col. Ann Wright 6:30 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House in Mānoa; free. 542-3668.
MOONLIT NIGHT IN MOANALUA, sixth annual Moanalua High School PTSA Menehune Kina'ole Awards Dinner and silent auction at Honolulu Country Club; 1972-73 faculty and staff to be honored; proceeds supplement school resources; tickets $75, 12 place table sponsorships available; silent auction items welcome. 561-5417 or www.mohs.k12.hi.us.
WAIPAHU Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Waipahu Filcom Center.
Family Caregiver Awareness Day & Resource Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Capitol, third floor; free educational event for family caregivers, persons with disabilities and frail elders; visit with legislators; network with others involved in elder care. 343-2165 (Wes Lum ).
BLACK HISTORY MONTH celebration 6 to 9 p.m. at U.S. VETS-Hawaii, Building 37, Shangrila, Barbers Point; theme: The History of Black Economic Empowerment; southern cuisine, entertainment, motivation speakers, oral story and Black film review; free.
FREE TAX CLINIC 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at State Capitol, Conference Room 329, to help taxpayers file their annual returns and assure that low/moderate income folks file for tax credits. 586-9425.
HIT FOR HAITI fundraiser 8 to 11 a.m. at Makena Tennis Club, Maui; teams of four donate according to length of longest error-free rallies (100 hits=$25 etc.); two room package to winning team; refreshments; stay and play for free after the session. Reservations: 891-4050. www.makenaresortmaui.com.
THE UNCONFERENZ, a full day of peer-driven exploration in technology 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kapiolani Community College; meet at the Ohia Building cafeteria; sessions to be at the Kalia Building; attendees determine topics, among them may be the Apple iPad, Google buzz and the future of news; $25 includes lunch and t-shirt. www.unconferenz.com.
CALEDONIAN SOCIETY BRUNCH 11 a.m. at Treetops Restaurant, Paradise Park; film "Eagle Island" to follow brunch, about the soaring golden and sea eagles of the Isle of Mull in Scotland; $15. Reservations: 538-7707.
MANOA TOWN HALL MEETING with Sen Brian Taniguchi and Rep. Isaac Choy hearing residents' concerns 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Noelani Elementary School Library; free. 587-7242.
THE GREENHOUSE WORKSHOPS at 24 Pakohana St., Pauoa: Gardening Basics 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and HOW TO GROW KOMBUCHA, the probiotic food taken in tea form, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; advance $20 payment required. www.thegreenhousehawaii.com or 524-8427.
BACKYARD JAM hosted by Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii 12 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at Kapiolani Park Bandstand; live music, keiki activities, food and information booths; free; sponsored by Island Heritage.
VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE is March 1 for teen filmmaker submitting public service announcements for the HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest. Information: 952-7989 or email@example.com.
DRUG EDUCATION/INTERNET SAFETY family forum 6 to 8 p.m. March 2 at Hawai'i Okinawa Center, Waipio; sponsored by the Department of Education's Safe and Drug Free Schools Communities Program, Zippys Restaurants and Laulima Drug Free Hawai'i; food will be served; free. RSVP by Feb. 22: 842-4940 or 228-0059.
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK CAREER FAIR 4 to 7 p.m. March 3 at Hana School, Room C103 and 5 to 8 p.m. March 4 at Kahului Cameron Center auditorium; from biologists to maintenance and trail crews, check out what's available; bring your resume. 808-572-4445.
AARP CHAPTER 60 luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m. March 3 at Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom; featured speaker, Rod Shapiro of the Honolulu Fire Department on what to do if there's a residential fire; chapter members $23, non-chapter members $24; pay by Feb. 26. 734-1350 or 593-1026 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HAWAII LITERACY ORIENTATION 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 4 at Hawaii State Library, Hawaii Pacific Section; find out how to become a volunteer tutor. Reservations: 537-6706.
TOWN HALL MEETINGS by Rep Jessica Wooley to inform residents and business owners about legislative action that may affect their areas and to hear their concerns 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 4 at Hauula Elementary School; also 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 at Kahaluu Elementary School; free; light refreshments. 586-8540.
GARAGE SALE benefit for R. L. Stevenson Middle School's library 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at the school cafeteria; clothes, toys, housewares, bags and books.
NEWCOMERS CLUB OF HONOLULU aloha coffee 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 11; call 591-7600 for location. http://www.newcomersclubofhonolulu.org/.
ELEGANT EVENING BENEFIT for Kauai United Way 5 to 9 p.m. March 14 at St. Regis Princeville Resort; cocktails, dinner by Executive Chef Carlos Jorge, classical music performances; auction of travel packages for two to Alaska, New York City, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Grammy Awards; $250, $450 for two, table of 10 $2,000. www.kauaiunitedway.org.
KAIMUKI HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER March 20 at Kaimuki High School: dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria; entertainment 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium; silent auction and door prizes; minimum $25 donation; send checks payable to KHS Foundation to 2705 Kaimukī Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Information: 225-2653, www.kaimukihsfoundation.
MOONLIGHT AND MEMORIES GALA to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter 5:30 p.m. March 20 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikīkī; featured will be a mystery martini bar, sumptuous dinner, live music, silent auction and a performance by the Murder Mystery Players; $150 fee or sponsor tables of 10. Registration; 591-2771 or email@example.com.
FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING SERIES sponsored by Kapiolani Community College: Personal Care and Transfer Techniques 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4 and 11 at Kopiko 242, $15; Elder Pal 5 to 9:30 p.m. March 9, 11, 16 and 18 or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 and 20 at Kopiko 240, $150; Dealing With Your Parents' Stuff 6 to 8 p.m. March 31, April 7, 14 and 21 at Kopiko 128, $50. Registration: 734-9211. Information: 734-9108 or www.kupunaeducation.com.
KAMAAINA KIDS DAY CAMPS featuring off-site adventures and on-site activities March 15 to 19; consult www.kamaainakids.com for complete information.
HAWAII METH PROJECT neighborhood community action meeting 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 at Waimanalo Health Center, Goebert Training Center; get informed and get involved. www.hawaiimethproject.org or 529-6254.
FAMILIES FOR R.E.A.L. is a free State Department of Education family support program; weekly 1.5 hour classes begin in March and continue for 10-12 weeks at Benjamin Parker Elementary School; included are parent-child activities, parent discussion groups and child play sessions; to register call 235-9189.