TRAUMA CONFERENCE daily through Saturday at Ala Moana Hotel; health and human services professionals and interested public will learn the latests research, assessment and intervention techniques regarding aspects of child, adolescent and adult trauma; sponsored by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. Information: www.ivatcenters.org.
PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING on Maui by the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding results of a federal investigation into damage to Keawakapu Reef 6:30 p.m. at Kamalii Elementary School cafeteria in Kīhei. Report: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dar/pdf/keawakapu.pdf. Comments: email@example.com.
HAWAII KAI Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Hahaione Elementary School.
VIRTUAL AQUAPONICS, Benny Ron, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Aquaculture Program coordinator, will talk about the program's three-dimensional simulation of an aquaponics system 3:30 p.m. at Hamilton Library, Room 301, on campus; the participatory system is available on Second Life; free. 956-8688.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SOLDIERS COME HOME, learn about an innovative University of Southern California program tailored to help returning veterans and their families 6 to 8 p.m. at Kapiolani Community College, Ohelo Building, Tamarind Dining Room; free; USC alumni and guests, the military community and interested parties welcome. RSVP: http://alumnigroups.usc.edu/email_blasts/clubs/hawaii3_08_10.htm.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT FOR HEALTH 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Chelsea Clothing Store in Mānoa Marketplace; health experts will answer women's health questions submitted anonymously for privacy; wine, chocolate, shopping, door prizes and goodie bags for all; free; sponsored by Women In Health Connection. www.WomenInHealthConnection.blogspot.com. 554-1633.
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY, lecture by David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best-selling author 5 p.m. at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, East-West Center, Hawai'i Imin International Conference Center, garden level; reception to follow; free, campus parking $5. Reservations: 944-7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEILEHUA HIGH BLOOD DRIVE sponsored by the Health Academy class 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in front of the school library; donors must be at least 17 years of age, in good health and 110 pounds or more; to make an appointment call: 845-9966.
ARTHRITIS INFORMATION session 10 to 11 a.m. at Kaiser Honolulu Clinic, conference room 1BC; free. Registration: 432-2235.
MCCULLY/MOILIILI Neighborhood Board meeting 6:30 p.m. at Washington Middle School cafeteria.
KULIOUOU/KALANI IKI Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Aina Haina Public Library.
DOWNTOWN Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Pauahi Recreation Center.
KAILUA Neighborhood Board meeting 7 p.m. at Kailua Recreation Center.
XERISCAPE EGG DECORATING class for keiki using flowers and leaves 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Halawa Valley Central Park industrial area; $5 per family. Advance registration: 748-5369. Information: www.boardofwatersupply.com
BILL'S BOOKMOBILE Saturday sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 680 Pohukaina St. in Kaka'ako; proceeds to Hawai'i's library system; sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hawai'i. 536-4174.
THE GREEN HOUSE workshops in Pauoa/Punchbowl: Edible Landscaping will teach how to landscape with vegetables, herbs and fruits 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and Capture the Power of the Sun basic photovoltaic workshop will teach how to design a solar PV system 1:30 to 3 p.m.; $20 each. Registration: www.thegreenhousehawaii.com or 524-8427.
KUPUNA CONNECTIONS, Kapi'olani Community College's television series on issues of interest to senior citizens and their families 9:30 a.m. every Saturday on Channel 52. www.kupunaeducation.com or 734-9469.
BAND REUNION of current and former Kamehameha band students and booster parents 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 17 at at Queen Kapiolani Hotel; $25 by April 2, $35 after and at the door. www.mrriggleswarriors.com.
AARP CHAPTER 60 WAIKIKI lunch meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 7 at Hale Koa Hotel; featured speaker, Jim Pietsch, director, University of Hawai'i Elder Law Program, on UHELP and POLST (physician orders for life sustaining treatment); member $24, non-members $25; mail check by April 2 to P.O. Box 23227, Honolulu, HI 96823 or call 734-1350.
HULA'S EASTER FUNDRAISING BUFFET to benefit the FoodBasket, which provides nourishing food to those with HIV/AIDS, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4 at Hula's Bar & Lei Stand, second floor, Waikiki Grand Hotel; $15 in advance, $20 day of event; available from Hula's bartenders or online at www.thefoodbasket.org. 375-8440.
OHANA DAY, the military and Wahiawā community are invited to take part in a day of family fun on the Leilehua High School campus 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10 at 1515 California Ave.; crafts, food, games and entertainment; proceeds to the Class of 2012 and Military Children's Center at Schofield Barracks.
60-MINUTE HAWAIIAN, learn to cope with Hawaiian words in one free session 6 p.m. April 6 at Liliha Public Library; co-sponsored by the library and The Program to Preserve Hawaiian Place Names; repeats first Tuesday monthly. 587-7577.
PUERTO RICAN DAY ON THE PLANTATION 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 at Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu; featuring Puerto Rican music, dance, food and genealogy, a country store and tour of la casita; free admission and parking. 677-0110 or www.hawaiiplantationvillage.org.
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP on Maunalua Bay's Lucas Spring (Kalauha'iha'i), one the O'ahu's few remaining fishponds, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10 at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of National Marine Sanctuaries headquarters, 6600 Kalaniana'ole Highway, third floor. email@example.com, 879-2818, http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov.
LYON ARBORETUM ANNUAL PLANT SALE 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; thousands of plants of every variety provided by local nurseries; plants doctors to answer questions; keiki activities; fresh haku lei, jams, jellies and crafts by Hui Hana Hawai'i. 988-0456.
WORM WORKSHOP 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 10 at Halawa Xeriscape Garden; how worm harvesting can conserve water while fertilizing plants; bring lunch; garden tour 9:40 a.m.; $30, guest $10. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or (45-9676 (Mindy).
ST. LOUIS HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION meeting 7 p.m. April 12 at Hokulani Elementary School.
FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING SERIES sponsored by Kapiolani Community College: Personal Care and Transfer Techniques 9 to 11 a.m. April 17, 24 and May 1 at Kopiko 242, $15; Personal Care Assistant 5 to 9:30 p.m. April 6,8,13 and 15 or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 and 17, 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; 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. Information: 734-9108 or www.kupunaeducation.com.
WOMEN IN AVIATION CONFERENCE, a weekend of seminars, talks, a trade show and films about women's contributions to aviation, April 16, 17 and 18 at Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor. Information: 441-1008 or www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.
ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY FUNDRAISER with a Mardi Gras theme 6 to 11 p.m. April 24 at JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa; New Orleans-themed buffet, Big Easy entertainment, casino-style games, live and silent auctions; $100 or sponsored tables of ten. RSVP by April 16: 674-3523 ext. 520 or BAxelrod@IslandPacificAcademy.com.
90TH ANNIVERSARY LUAU by Honolulu Community College April 22 at Dole Cannery Ballroom: 5 p.m. registration, 5:30 p.m. cocktails and silent auction, 6 p.m. dinner and program; outstanding alumni to be honored; $50; aloha attire. www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/90th, 843-7788.
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, Pikake Pavilion; free; sponsored by RevoluSun. Reservations: 748-8888 or www.RevoluSun.com.