NATURAL HAZARD SEMINARS sponsored by the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Volcanoes June 1 at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, HIGP Room 110. Earthquakes June 3, Tsunamis June 7 and Hurricanes June 10, all at McKinley High School auditorium. Experts will describe the science of the hazard, impacts on residents and ways to protect ourselves. Free. http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu.
HISTORIC BITES: GIFTS OF THE ALI'I. Lecture by Bob Sigall, director of Small Business Hawai'i and marketing teacher 12 p.m. at Chamberlain House Kitchen, Mission Houses Museum. Free. Bring lunch. 261-0705.
THE PEACE CORPS TODAY, meet the Peace Corps alumni, staff, local applicants and nominees as the Corps approaches its 50th anniversary 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Nuuanu YMCA, third floor boardroom; free. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-452-8442 (Nathan Hale Sargent).
AUTO LUNCH BUNCH meets 12 p.m. first Tuesday monthly at Waikiki Yacht Club; featured this month, a 1929 V-8 Packard Dual Cowl Phaeton, a fully loaded 2010 Lincoln MKZ and speaker, Mark Caliri, manager of Honolulu Ford Lincoln Mercury. RSVP: email@example.com.
ALOHA-OHANA PARLIAMENTARY UNIT meets the first Tuesday monthly at Aiea United Methodist Church. Learn to use Robert's Rules of Order to conduct meetings. Information: 285-7612 or 594-1961.
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. first Tuesday monthly at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific lānai area. 531-3511.
WAIANAE Neighborhood Board MEETING 7 p.m. at Waianae Neighborhood Community Center.
THE GENIUS IN ALL OF US. Lecture series 7 p.m. at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Architecture Auditorium. The Nature of Giftedness, The Nurturing of Leaders June 2. Encounters at the End of the World, a film, June 9. From the Blue Planet Mars: Avatars and Replicants for Alternative Realities July 7. Stories of Social Entrepreneurship in Hawai'i July 21. Unleashing Abilities: The Genius of Dogs July 28 at UHM Art Auditorium. Free. www.outreach.hawaii.edu.
BRAIN INJURY support group meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. second Wednesday monthly in WO 2 conference room or 1 to 3 p.m. first Saturday monthly in WO 4 conference room at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, first floor. 791-6942 or 956-0867.
MANOA Neighborhood Board MEETING 7 p.m. at Noelani Elementary School cafeteria.
EXCHANGE CLUB OF DOWNTOWN HONOLULU weekly meetings 12 p.m. at Oahu Country Club. $20 lunch. Speakers: Archaeologist Hallett Hammatt about local historic preservation June 3. Former Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Neil Abercrombie on Hawai'i issues and solutions June 10. Reservations: 225-2965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPINAL CORD INJURY support group meets 2 to 3 p.m. first Thursday monthly at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, lānai area. 531-3511.
MCCULLY/MOILIILI Neighborhood Board MEETING 6:30 p.m. at Washington Intermediate School.
DOWNTOWN Neighborhood Board MEETING 7 p.m. at Pauahi Recreation Center.
KAILUA Neighborhood Board MEETING 7 p.m. at Kailua Recreation Center.
KULIOUOU/KALANI IKI Neighborhood Board MEETING 7 p.m. at Aina Haina Library.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Husky Summer Celebration. Tour Battleship Missouri then enjoy happy hour and seafood buffet at Schooner's. Missour fee: adults $16, youth $12. Advance payment: http://engage.washington.edu/site/MessageViewer?em_id=42523.0&dlv_id=46342.
KUPUNA CONNECTIONS TV show for senior citizens and their families on a range of relevant topics 9:30 a.m. Saturdays on channel 52. Sponsored by Kapiolani Community College. 734-9469.
MENDED HEARTS Aloha Chapter support group meets 1 to 3 p.m. first Saturday monthly at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, first floor, WO 4 conference room. 456-4871 (Myrtle).
HAWAII LITERACY ORIENTATION. Learn about the literacy program and how to become a volunteer 1 to 3 p.m. June 6 at Waipahu Civic Center. You can sign up for training after. Free. RSVP: 537-6706.
HAWAII SENIOR PROJECT. Mentor high school students in your field of expertise and their field of interest. Information: www.Hawaii/SeniorProject.org.
SOLAR OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m. June 6 at Mililani Mauka. View and learn about solar water heating systems. Watch installation. Free. Location: 748-8888 or www.RevoluSun.com.
KUPUNA EDUCATION CLASSES at Kapi'olani Community College: Career Change and Life Transition for Boomers 6 to 8 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Kōpiko 128, $50. Home Care Worker Training: Elder Stay at Home Series provides a certificate upon completion, June and July classes in Kōpiko 240 cover Elder Pal, Personal Care Assistance and Home Care Assistance, $500. Free courses: Orientation to Shoulder Muscles, Bones and Joints 12 p.m. May 28, Your Doctor Wants You to Exercise 12 p.m. June 18 and Benefits and Challenges of Physical Activity while Dealing with Osteoarthritis 12 p.m. June 29, all at Kōpiko 209. Registration: www.kupunaeducation.com, call 734-9211 or visit KCC Continuing Ed Office Ilima 101.
KAKAAKO MAKAI COMMUNITY PLANNING ADVISORY COUNCIL public meeting 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday monthly at 461 Cooke St. http://hcdaweb.org.
HAWAII KAI ORCHID SOCIETY meeting 7:30 to 9 p.m. second Tuesday monthly at Kamiloiki Elementary School cafeteria. 395-2447.
HAWAI'I TOURISM AUTHORITY FESTIVALS & EVENTS SEMINAR 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. June 10 at Hawai'i Convention Center; local, national and international experts to speak on how to evolve and market festivals and events to attract visitors and increase attendance; $59 includes lunch, refreshments, sessions and handouts. Registration: www.htafestivalsandevents.com or 528-4050.
WALK FOR AUTISM June 12 at Ala Moana Park, Magic Island to support autism awareness, research and advocacy: 7 a.m. registration begins, 8:30 a.m. opening ceremony, 9 a.m. start. Registration: www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/hawaii.
BISHOP MUSEUM SCIENCE SATURDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Medical Mysteries, lessons on the human body June 12. Festival of Science, a day of ecological science experiments July 10. Climate Change from scientific and cultural perspectives Aug. 14. Standard museum admission fee. www.bishopmuseum.org or 847-3511.
SUMMIT ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE 8:15 am. to 4:30 p.m. June 25 at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law. Morning panel discussion on the need for pro bono services, challenges to legal service providers and more. Afternoon roundtable sessions on a broad range of issues. Keynote address by the Honorable Michael Town, First Circuit Court. Free. Public welcome. Fees for attorneys seeking MCPE credits. Register by June 10: www.law.hawaii.edu.
COMPOSTING WORKSHOP 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 26 at Halawa Xeriscape Garden. Learn to make and use compost for landscaping, house or yard plants. $5 fee, members free. Registration: email@example.com or 748-5363.
HAWAII FOODBANK ANNUAL PATRIOTS CELEBRATION honoring Hawai'i's Vietnam War Purple Heart recipients 6 p.m. July 1 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, Coral Ballroom. Bob Jones to MC. $250 per person and table rates. Information: 836-3600 ext. 244 (Tiffany), firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hawaiifoodbank.org.
TEEN SUMMER ANIMAL CARE VOLUNTEERS needed by Hawaiian Humane Society. Training for ages 14 to 18 June 8, 9 and 10 or 23, 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Society's Wai'alae Avenue site. Learn animal handling, shelter layout, customer service and create and share photo journals.Call Bonnie Osaki: 356-2206.
BATTLESHIP MISSOURI COMMEMORATION WEEK: Lessons of War & Peace History Conference Aug. 27-29. 65th Anniversary of the End of World War II 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 2. Both aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pearl Harbor. Public invited. Free. Night of American Heroes celebration dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3 at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Proceeds benefit the preservation program. $250. http://www.ussmissouri.com/.