LEARN TAIKO DRUMMING: six-week sessions at Kapi'olani Community College annex building (the chapel): adults from Jan. 12 or Jan. 17, $88; family from Jan. 14, $156 (one child); youth from Jan. 17, $78. Information: 737-7236. Registration: 734-9211, www.taikoarts.com or email@example.com.
WAIKĪKĪ Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Waikīkī Community Center.
PĀLOLO Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Pālolo Elementary School cafeteria.
KALIHI VALLEY Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Kalihi Valley District Park.
KAHALU'U Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at KEY Project.
LUNCH AND LEARNING, lecture on far-off places for adventurous travelers, by Alice Tucker, 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El; lunch to follow; members $7.50, nonmembers $10. Reservations/information: 595-7521 (Richard Field).
EXCHANGE CLUB of Downtown Honolulu, luncheon, 12 p.m. at Oahu Country Club; featured speaker is Rich Turbin, 4th District candidate for Honolulu City Council; $20. 524-0330 ext. 2.
ALOHA COFFEE, presented by the Newcomers Club of Honolulu, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; free; call for location. 591-7600. www.newcomersclubofhonolulu.org.
DIAMOND HEAD/KAPAHULU/ST. LOUIS HEIGHTS Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Ala Wai Clubhouse, second floor.
ĀLIAMANU/SALT LAKE/FOSTER VILLAGE Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Āliamanu Intermediate School cafeteria.
'EWA Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at 'Ewa Beach Public Library.
KO'OLAULOA Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Hau'ula Community Center.
KUA'AINA: COUNTRY WISDOM AND LIFEWAYS, talk by Davianna McGregor, ethnic studies professor and music and anecdotes by Jon Osorio, historian, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Kamehameha Schools, Ruth Ke'elikolani Performing Arts Center, band room, first floor; free. Information: 843-3594, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK AND MUSIC SALE, of gently used vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, videos, equipment and loads of books, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow at Harbor Warehouse, 525 Ala Moana Blvd., 'ewa of UH Medical School; a benefit for Hawai'i State Library and Hawai'i Public Radio. 536-4174 or 955-8821.
FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING SERIES, sponsored by Kapi'olani Community College: Personal Care and Transfer Techniques, 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 16, 23 and 30, Kopiko 242, $15; Basics of Family Caregiving, 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3, Kopiko 128, $30; Elder Pal, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 2,4, 9 and 11 or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 6 and 13, Kopiko 240, $150; Boomer Career Change and Life Transition, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8 and 22, Kopiko 128, $40. Registration: 734-9211. Information: 734-9108 or www.kupunaeducation.com.
FILM-EDITING CLASS, taught by Phillip Linson, vice dean of production and post-production at AFI Sony Digital Arts Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17 at University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, Krauss 012 (Yukiyoshi Room); $200. Registration: 956-8400 or www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm.
BLOOD DRIVE, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Town Center of Mililani; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Safeway, Salt Lake; donors must be ages 18 and over, in good health, 110 pounds or more with valid photo ID containing date of birth. Appointments: www.bbh.org, 845-9966.
KUPUNA CONNECTIONS, television series for seniors and their families, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays on Channel 52. 734-9469.
BLOOD DRIVE, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at Waikele Center; 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Kahala Mall; donors must be ages 18 and over, in good health, 110 pounds or more with valid photo ID containing date of birth. Appointments: www.bbh.org, 845-9966.
PARENTING SKILLS, workshop on how best to discipline your child, featuring Hawai'i's super nanny, Kathy Bentley, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Harris United Methodist Church; free; childcare provided. RSVP: 536-9602.
SOLAR OPEN HOUSE, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 17 in Wai'alae Iki sponsored by RevoluSun; public welcome to learn environmental and economic benefits of solar and to observe the solar installation process. RSVP: 748-8888.
HONOLULU HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, information meetings for those interested in applying for its home repair, renovation or building programs: 6:45 p.m. Jan. 20 at 'Aiea Public Library; 11 a.m. Jan. 23 at Papakōlea Community Center; 6:45 p.m. Jan. 26 and 11 a.m. Jan. 30 at Waimānalo Public Library; free. 538-7070.
'IOLANI PALACE CLASSES: Royal History, an introduction to Hawai'i's monarchy era 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 25 to Feb. 22; $40 including manual and palace membership; also, Docent Training, for those who have completed the Royal History course and 40 hours of palace guardian training, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 1 to April 28; $20 includes manual and materials. 522-0841 or email@example.com.