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Send items by fax to 585-6324 or email The next edition is Oct. 2, and deadline is Sept. 25.

* SUMMITS State Rep. Gene Ward’s chief of staff Paige Altonn hosts a “coffee summit” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Zippy’s and a “beer summit” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Kona Brewing Co. Pub, both in Koko Marina Center. Call 586-6420.

* HANAUMA TALKS The free September lecture series at Hanauma Bay Education Center meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Topic for Sept. 5 is land-linked impacts on coral with NOAA’s Danielle Jayewardene; Sept. 12 is sea level impacts, Sept. 19 fish-poison plants, and Sept. 26 humans and nature in the ahupuaa. Call 387-5840.

* NEIGHBORS Kuliouou-Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Aina Haina Library, Palolo at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria, Diamond Head-Kapahulu at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Kaimuki at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Kaimuki Christian Church, Waialae-Kahala at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Hoaloha Kai Montessori School, and Hawaii Kai at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

* ART BENEFIT Kapiolani Community College’s Lama Library Gallery presents Warren Stenberg’s “Advance Two Spaces to the Arts” show through Sept. 6, with proceeds benefiting Hawaii Gifted Association. Call 734-9268.

* VEGAN COOKING Vegan chef Ori Ann Li presents a free cooking demonstration with tasty samplings at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at Hawaii Kai Library, followed by discussion and signing copies of her book, Ori Ann Li’s Vegan Paradise: 65 Unforgettable Recipes. Call 397-5833.

* KAIMUKI REUNION Kaimuki High School’s Class of 1973 plans a 40-year reunion at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Honolulu Country Club. Call 295-8917.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized has free Free-domRail mini-workshops at 1 and 4 p.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at its Kahala Mall store; and a “Downsizing and Decluttering” workshop at 9 a.m. Sept. 14. Call 739-7007.

* GOSPEL REPORT Philippine Aborigine pastor Rogelio Elosindo shares a history of Gospel work among the Negritos on the island of Panay at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 8 at Honolulu Bible Church, 1844 Palolo Ave. Call 625-3957.

* WAILUPE HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 6-mile intermediate ridge hike on Wailupe Loop at 8 a.m. Sept. 8. Visit

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 at Kahala Mall, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Chaminade, and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Kaimuki High (848-4770).

* ST. LOUIS MEETS St. Louis Heights Community Association meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Hokulani Elementary. Email

* FOOD HEALTH Dr. William Harris speaks on “Dr. Bill’s Never-Fail Guaranteed Weight-Loss Plan” at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, 404 Kapahulu Ave., during the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii meeting. It’s free admission and refreshments for the public. Call 944-8344.

* PARENT PROJECT Hawaii Parent Project conducts a parenting skills series starting Sept. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Niu Valley Middle library. Call Joanne at 377-2440, ext. 227.

* HIKE, CLEANUP The Sierra Club leads a 5-mile moderate ridge hike in Niu Valley Sept. 14 and cleans up Sandy Beach from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15 (meet by eastside restroom). Call 538-6616.

* RECYCLING Hahaione Elementary has an Aloha Aina Recycling Drive from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14, accepting scrap metal, computers, printer cartridges, laptops, game systems, batteries, TVs, reusable clothing, household items, used cooking oil, paper, corrugated cardboard and HI-5 containers. Visit

* ART EXHIBIT Ileana Lee’s interactive show, “Pond,” is on view now through Sept. 15 at Ektopia Art Space, 3167 Waialae Ave. Call 737-3000.

* ART WORKSHOPS Art Exploratorium leads several children’s art workshops in September at 1142 Koko Head Ave. Call 312-4316.

* THIRD FRIDAY Third Friday Kaimuki runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 on Waialae between Koko Head and 8th avenues. Visit

* AUGIE T Comedian Augie T. presents “Augie T Live” at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Mamiya Theater. Tickets cost $10. Call 699-8972.

* THE QUEEN Kaimuki Library hosts a free program on Queen Lili’uokalani’s legacies at 1 p.m. Sept. 22, with readings, a sing-along, talk story and short film, narrated by Meleana Aluli Meyer. Call 733-8422.