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• WARD TALKS State Rep. Gene Ward hosts a “coffee summit” from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Feb. 5 at Zippy’s and a “beer summit” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Kona Brewing Co. Pub, both at Koko Marina Center. Call 586- 6420.

• HANAUMA TALKS Hanauma Nature Preserve has free public lectures at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and each Thursday this month in the Cynthia Bond Memorial Theater. General research topic is “Charismatic Mega- fauna.” Call 397-5840.

• NEIGHBORS Kuliouou-Kalani Iki Neighbor- hood Board meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Aina Haina Library, Palolo meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria, Diamond Head-Kapahulu at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Kaimuki at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kaimuki Christian Church, Waialae- Kahala at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Hoaloha Kai Montessori School, and Hawaii Kai at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

• DESSERT CLASS Pastry chef Michael Moor- house leads a hands-on class in creating chocolate truffles, “Sweet Surrender,” from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at the Kahala Resort. Fee is $85, and reservations must be made at 739-8760.

• AUDITIONS Diamond Head Theatre holds auditions at 7 p.m. Feb. 8, and 2 p.m. Feb. 9-10 at its rehearsal hall for The Musical, which runs March 29-April 14, telling the tale of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company. Call 733- 0277, ext. 304.

• VEGAN COOK Leslie Ashburn demonstrates “Recipes for Being Babelicious,” a vegan and macrobiotic class inspired by Valentine’s Day, from 4 to7p.m.Feb.10atan Aina Haina home. Fee is $45 before Feb. 7, $50 after. Call 398-2695.

• ST. LOUIS MEETS St. Louis Heights Commu- nity Association meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Hokulani Elementary to hear a talk on personal safety and secu- rity of senior citizens — plus a plant giveaway. Call 737-5654.

• FOOD HEALTH Gene Baur discusses “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food” at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 during a Vegetarian Society of Hawaii meeting at Ala Wai Clubhouse, 404 Kapahulu Ave. The public is welcome. Baur is founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, a national animal protection group. Call 944- 8344.

• THIRD FRIDAY Third Friday Kaimuki runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15, featuring dozens of restaurants, shops and bars on Waialae between Koko Head and 8th avenue offering entertainment, demonstrations and free product samples, including glass blowing, health foods and live performances. Visit kaimukihawaii.com.

• CANDIDATES Area residents must register by Feb. 15 (postmark) to run in the next Neighborhood Board elections, which will take place by mail April 24-May17 for a term starting July 1. All those who are at least 18 by the deadline are eligible to run. Call 768-3717 to obtain a can- didate registration form.

• STARGAZING The Hawaiian Astronomical Society hosts a free “star party” from 6:15 to 10 p.m. Feb. 16 at Kahala Community Park, complete with telescopes, at 4495 Pahoa Ave. Call 683-0118.

• ROYAL MUSIC The Royal Hawaiian Band per- forms a free concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Kahala Mall. Call 922-5331.

• COMEDY Diamond Head Theatre presents the comedy Leading Ladies now through Feb. 17 — at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, and 3 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16. Call 733- 0274.

• BELLA PROJECT BC Burrito in Kaimuki is collecting dresses and dona- tions now for the Junior League’s Bella Project, which offers free prom out- fits for high school girls in its boutique Feb. 23 at ING Direct Cafe. Go to facebook.com/TheBellaProject.

• CYCLING TIPS Hawaii Bicycling League instructors run a Commuter Cycling 101 class from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 and also March 16, April 20 and May 25 at Kapiolani Community College, Iliahi 104. Topics are safe prac- tices, cyclist rights, rules of the road, equipment safety checks, lane posi- tioning and more, including practice drills outside and a group ride. Space is limited. Call 735-5756 or visit hbl.org.

• OSTEOPOROSIS Kaiser Permanente sponsors a free Senior Summit lecture on osteoporosis at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA on Kilauea Avenue. Call 737-5544.

• CHAMBER LUNCH Hawaii Kai Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Hawaii Kai’s Outback Steakhouse. For details, visit hikaicoc.com.

Ongoing

• HK MUSIC Koa Road performs every Friday night this month at Cha Cha Cha Salsaria in Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Call 395- 7797.

• STORIES Barnes & Noble offers free “Local Kine Storytime” at 11 a.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Kahala Mall. Call 737-3323.

• LIBRARY TALES The Aina Haina (377-2456) and Hawaii Kai (397-5833) libraries conduct free pre- school storytimes at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Hawaii Kai also offers a Puzzletime at 10:30 a.m on the first Thursday for ages 18 months to 5 years. Call 586-5363.

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