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HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR, sponsored by Seventh-day Adventist Church, Mānoa, including information on the church's longevity and wellness lifestyle principles, with vegetarian cooking presentations, food sampling, blood pressure checks, fire safety and dental health, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 16 at the church, 2655 Mānoa Road; information, 988-4343; schedule, www.honolulujsdachurch.org
"HELP YOUR CHILD DEVELOP POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM," a parenting skills workshop by Kathy Bentley for parents, grandparents, babysitters and teachers, 9-10:30 a.m. May 16, Harris United Methodist Church; free; open to the public; reservations, 536-9602.
SPRING GRAND CEREMONY FOR TENCHI KANE NO KAMI (parent god), 11 a.m. April 11, Konko Mission of Honolulu; 11 a.m. May 16, Konko Mission of Wailuku (Maui); information, 536-9078.
"PAST LIFE LESSONS," non-denominational worship service, sponsored by Eckankar Hawai'i, 10 a.m. May 16, Kaimukī Community Park, main hall (youth service, first floor); information, www.eckankar.org, 735-7719.
CLASSICAL MUSIC OF INDIA CONCERT, with Indian violinist Kala Ramnath, presented by tabla (drum) player Ty Burhoe, 7:30 p.m. May 22, Unity Church of Hawai'i-Diamond Head; $10; information, 735-4436.
GALACTIC BLAST: A COSMIC ADVENTURE PRAISING GOD, Harris United Methodist Church summer vacation Bible school (open to youngsters who have completed kindergarten to grade 6), with an emphasis on faith and "green" environmental teachings; 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 19-23, at the church; registration forms at www.harrisumc.org; $5; information, 536-9602.
CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME, ongoing series of reacquaintance gatherings for inactive Catholics seeking answers about returning to the church; 7 p.m. Mondays, St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church, Mililani; information, 275-1601.
GUIDED, SILENT AND WALKING MEDITATION, based on the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, 7:30-9 p.m., second Fridays monthly, Mililani Hongwanji Mission; 625-1022.
UPDATE: WEEKLY MIDEAST BIBLE PROPHECY UPDATE, by the Rev. J.D. Farag of Calvary Chapel Kāne'ohe; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays, at the church; followed by a verse-by-verse teaching from the Bible; information, 262-8800.
WEDNESDAYS AT ST. ANDREW'S, Episcopal Cathedral of St. Andrew; information, 524-2822:
• Holy Eucharist (communion) and short sermon; 11:45 a.m., Parke Chapel.
• Brown-bag concerts of chamber and choral music and recitals on the cathedral's Aeolian Skinner pipe organ; 12:15 p.m.; brown-bag lunches in the cathedral encouraged; free.
• Taize Evensong, contemplative half-hour service; 5:30 p.m., in the cathedral.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HONOLULU, national grief and divorce support groups/programs, at the church, 45-550 Ki'ona'ole Road, Kāne'ohe; free ($10 registration/workbook fee); free child care with notice; information, 226-7511:
• GriefShare, for those who have lost someone through death; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays; specific information, 532-1111.
• DivorceCare, an after-divorce series; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; specific information, 254-3136.