COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY, free help for students and their families in completing the federal financial aid application accepted by most colleges, universities and vocational schools, 1 to 4 p.m. at University of Hawaii - Hilo, McKinley High School, Windward Community College, Waipahu High School, Waianae High School and Mililani High School. http://www.cgshawaii.org.
WAHIAWA Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Wahiawa Recreation Center, Halekoa Building.
HONOLULU HABITAT FOR HUMANITY information meetings for those interested in applying home repair, renovation or building programs: 6:45 p.m. Jan. 26 and 11 a.m. Jan. 30 at Waimanalo Public Library; free. 538-7070.
PEARL CITY Neighborhood Board meeting 6:30 p.m.at Waiau District Park.
HAWAII KAI Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Hahaione Elementary School cafeteria.
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.
visual walk on the wild side, Betsy Gagne of the Natural Area Reserves System Commission, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, will talk about Hawai'i's indigenous creatures and the state reserve lands they dwell upon 6 to 7:30 p.m. at ING Direct Cafe in WaikÝkÝ; free. Information: www.hawaiiconservation.org.
MAKAKILO/KAPOLEI/HONOKAI HALE NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING 7 P.M. AT KAPOLEI HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA.
MILILANI/WAIPIO/MELEMANU Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Mililani Recreation Center III.
FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING SERIES sponsored by Kapiolani Community College: 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.
FREEDOMWORKS EVENT 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Hilton Hawaiian Village, South Pacific Ballroom 1; speaking will be U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Arney; learn about the Tea Party movement from the organizers of the Taxpayer March on Washington; casual or aloha attire. RSVP: 864-1776 (Dick Rowland) or email@example.com.
WAIPAHU Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Waipahu Filcom Center.
DIVORCE LAW SEMINAR sponsored by O'ahu Family Court 12 to 1 p.m. at the Supreme Court courtroom, second floor, Aliiolani Hale, behind King Kamehameha's statue; free; the Lunch 'n Learn the Law sessions have been suspended due to Public Affairs Office cutbacks.
THE BEAD SOCIETY to meet 7 p.m. at Academy Art Center at Linekona; potluck and planning. Information: 487-2090.
LILIHA-NU'UANU CANDLELIGHT TOUR of rarely accessible historic sites, such as the Philippine, Korean and Japanese consulates, 5 to 9 p.m.; free. Reservations by 5 p.m. Jan. 28: phone 586-6612 or 586-9415, fax 586-9421, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BATTLESHIP MISSOURI MEMORIAL free admission and tours to kama'aina and U.S. military and dependents to mark the return of the vessel to its berth 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; shuttles from USS Bowfin Submarine Museum. Reservations: 1-877-644-4896 or www.ussmissouri.org.
FRIENDS OF HALAWA XERISCAPE GARDEN general membership meeting 10 a.m. at Halawa Xeriscape Garden; agenda: year-in-review, election of 2010 board members; members' plant sale to follow. www.boardofwatersupply.com.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER by Lamda Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi African American Fraternity 10 p.m. Jan. 30 to 2 a.m. Jan. 31 at Don Ho's Bar and Grill at Aloha Tower Marketplace; $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets: 392-6405 (Walter Daniel).
KUPUNA CONNECTIONS television series for seniors and their families 9:30 a.m. Saturdays on Channel 52. 734-9469
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 hours, 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.
BISHOP MUSEUM is offering Science Adventure Center training 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday Feb. 2 through March 30; prospective volunteers will learn about hands-on interactive exhibits and the science of Hawai'i program. Reservations: 847-8239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY, free help for students and their families in completing the federal financial aid application accepted by most colleges, universities and vocational schools, 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 at Kealakehi High School (Hawai'i), Kauai Community College and Maui Community College. http://www.cgshawaii.org.
SHARON'S RIDE-RUN-WALK sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii 7 a.m. Jan. 31 at Kapiolani Community College; event choice: 5 or 10K run, one mile walk or 10, 35, 75 or 100K bicycle ride; entry fees $30 to $35; applications in Hawaii Sport Magazine or from www.hawaiiepilepsy.com, also during packet pickup 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Running Room in Kapahulu. 528-3058.
COURT INTERPRETER APPLICANTS who understand Chuukese, Ilokano, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Marshallese, Japanese, Tagalog, Pohnpeian, Tongan, Samoan, Mandarin, Cantonese or Laotian are sought by Hawai'i State Judiciary; two-day orientation workshops during February and March cost $75; interpreters earn $25 to $55 an hour. Applications: 539-4860 or http://www.courts.state.hi.us/courtinterpreting.
SPIDER SILK LECTURE by biologist, Dr. Cheryl Hayashi 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at 'Iolani School, Seto Hall; she has pioneered research into scientific uses of the silks; free admission and parking. 943-2252.
AARP WAIKIKI (Chapter 60) luncheon 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 at Hale Koa Hotel; meeting follows; guest speaker, doctor of public health Michael Cheang, will discuss the significance of friendship in later life; chapter members $23, others $24; advance payment to P.O. Box 23227, Honolulu, HI 96823-3227 by Jan. 29, or call 734-1350 or 593-1026.
Boating Skills and Seamanship class being held by the Coast Guard Auxiliary Feb. 18 to April 12, each Mon. and Thur. evening at Windward Community College; topics: handling your boat, navigation, equipment and safety; $45. Registration/Information: 254-7955.
MOONLIT NIGHT IN MOANALUA, sixth annual Moanalua High School PTSA Menehune Kina'ole Awards Dinner and silent auction Feb. 25 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.
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, featuring Legacy and 'Ike Pono; silent auction and door prizes; minimum $25 donation; send checks payable to KHS Foundation to 2705 KaimukÝ Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Information: 225-2653, www.kaimukihsfoundation.
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.