September 5

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Thursday September 5
6th Annual Hawaii Leadership Seminar

Manoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $99.99-$299. Express Employment Professionals hosts the 6th annual Hawaii Leadership Seminar featuring Jack Smalley as he educates employers and HR professionals on “Restoring Trust in the Workplace” and “How Leaders Become Super Heroes.” RSVP. (, 525-5225)

Civic Engagement Luncheon
Hawaii Convention Center, 12:30-2 p.m., contact for cost. The 12th annual Native Hawaiian Convention Civic Engagement Luncheon features keynote speaker, U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa. (596-8155,

Makeke Kapolei
Kapolei High School, 4-6 p.m., free. La‘au Lapa‘au is a Hawaiian healing practice that employs plants and minerals to cure illness and injury. It also teaches the fundamental principles of healthy living. Join practicioner Cody Keale as he shares with you the important plants that can be used to treat illnesses. (436-2386, 220-4166)

North Shore Community Meeting
Sunset Beach Elementary School, 6:30-8 p.m., free. State Rep. Richard Fale hosts a community meeting on the topic of “traffic,” with invited guest from the State Dept. of Transportation. (586-6380,

Pastor Rogelio Elosindo Speaks
Kahua Baptist Church, 6 p.m. Pastor Rogelio Elosindo, the first Philippine Aborigine to visit the US, provides a PowerPoint presentation of the history of the gospel of work among the Negritos on the island of Panay. (625-3957)

Rotary Club of Kapolei
Contact for location, 7:30 a.m., contact for cost. The featured speaker for the Rotary Club of Kapolei’s meeting features Lt. Governor Shan S. Tsutsui. (722-1489)

Thursday Evening Programs
Hanauma Bay Education Center, Thursdays through Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., free. August’s Thursday evening programs discuss Coral Reef Ecosystems. September’s Thursday evening programs discuss Exploring Hawaii’s Marine Environment with COSEE Island Earth. Parking is free after 5:30 p.m. (

Thursday Plenary Session
Hawaii Convention Center, contact for time and cost. Join hundreds of Hawaiian community members and leaders at the Policy Roundtable at the 12th annual Native Hawaiian Convention. (596-8155,

Fish and Poi: Lunch at the Loi
Visit website for location, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $150. As part of the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, Kamehameha Schools presents “Fish and Poi: Lunch at the Loi.” Walk the walls of an ancient fishpond or get down and dirt in the loi (taro field). Learn how to make pai ai (pounded food) and enjoy other culinary treats sourced from produce grown on Kamehameha Schools’ agricultural lands across the state. (

Young Playwrights Festival
Dole Cannery Square, Sept. 5-8, contact for time and cost. The Actors’ Group presents its Young Playwrights Festival featuring five plays written and performed by high school students. (, 722-6941)