> Monday, Dec. 1 -- Windward Ahupuaa Alliance presents "The Future is Now: Renewable Energy & Climate Change," an educational briefing from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu. If you plan to attend, RSVP with one person’s name and the number of people who will come with you to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 224-4496. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.; presentations will start at 5:50 p.m.

> Tuesday, Dec. 2 -- Hawaii Public Health Institute presents a Perspectives on Community Health visit to the Palolo Ohana Learning Center in Palolo Valley Homes Public Housing Unit, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. This is one of a series of monthly learning trips to organizations addressing the health of their communities. There is space for 20 people on the visit to this new facility, which has space and equipment for a variety of different activities, including cooking, reading circles, multimedia/video production, hula, karate and more. It is used by Pacific Islander (including Hawaiian) and Southeast Asian immigrant children and adults. Click HERE to register by Friday, Nov. 28.

> Wednesday, Dec. 3 -- FilmWorks presents "Unprescribed -- Prescription for Addiction" on KGMB-TV at 9 p.m. in a commercial-free television broadcast. The film documents an epidemic that's nationwide. Pharmaceutical drug abuse, particularly misuse of benzodiazepines, stimulants and prescribed painkillers is the leading cause of accidental deaths in America -- more than cocaine and heroin overdoses and even more than auto crashes on highways, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

> Thursday, Dec. 4 — The Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco present “What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities,” a free webcast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. How can we improve conditions in some of the country’s most distressed places? What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities, a new volume of essays published jointly by the Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, addresses this question. Its contributors argue that the answers must be data-driven and require better collection, use, and sharing of information across sectors. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the volume brings together authors from community development, public health, education, and related fields. Click HERE to watch live. Click HERE to register. Registration is requested but not required.

> Dec. 8-12 — The Legislative Reference Bureau’s Public Access Room presents “We the Powerful,” free workshops on Maui on the public’s power in the state’s legislative process. Learn how to have a say in which laws are passed or not, how to make a difference, how to find information and track activity on the Legislature’s website, how to become engaged and how to help find solutions. Workshop dates and times: 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at Lahaina Kaunoa West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St.; noon, Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Pukalani Tavares Community Center, 91 Pukalani St.; 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Kihei Community Center, 303 E. Lipoa St.; 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at Wailuku Public Library, 251 High St.; and noon, Friday, Dec. 12, at Kahului Community Center, 275 Uhu St. For more information, contact the Public Access Room, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 587-0478.

> Tuesday, Dec. 9 -- Association of Fundraising Professionals-Aloha Chapter presents a free workshop, "Fundraising Factors: Identifying Your Top Prospects Using Philanthropy and Wealth Screening with DonorSearch," from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Paki Room I, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu. What are the wealth and philanthropic factors that most closely correlate with major giving? How can you use your development resources most effectively? This workshop will highlight the six philanthropic and wealth factors that best identify your top prospective donors, based on models that were back tested against giving records by over 400 nonprofits and 5 billion dollars' worth of giving.  Find the major donors hidden in plain sight among your donor rolls, as well as your top planned giving prospects. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. Click HERE to register by Friday, Dec. 5.

> Wednesday, Dec. 10 -- Hawaii Youth Services Network presents "Oahu Sex Ed 101 for Educators -- All You Need to Know and More," a free workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Airport Honolulu Hotel, 3401 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu. Topics include: Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology and Basic Sexuality; Birth Control Options; and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Click HERE to register.

> Wednesday, Dec. 10 -- Hawaii People's Fund presents a Kipuka for Change Peer Learning Circle -- a recurring gathering driven by community groups working for justice and social change -- with the discussion topic "Climate Change as Social Justice," from 6 to 8 p.m. at Honolulu Friends Meeting House, 2426 Oahu Ave., Honolulu. How will climate change affect people and communities in Hawaii? What are you concerned about? What can we do about it? RSVPs are requested to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 593-9969. Bring a healthy snack to share if possible.

> Dec. 11 & 12 -- The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii is offering a two-day Grant Writing Seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1314 S. King St., Suite 1555, Honolulu, presented by proposal writing guru, John O'Malley, president of O'Malley International Associates. The seminar will focus on the proposal development process and winning grant writing strategies for the New Year, 2015. The cost is $425. For two or more attendees from the same organization, there is a special $100 discount. To register or to learn more, please contact Diana Benningfield at the National Kidney Foundation of HI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 589-5961 by Wednesday, Dec. 10.

> Friday, Dec. 12 -- Kauai Planning and Action Alliance presents the KPAA Winter Membership Meeting from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Kauai Community College, OCET Building, Room 106 C/D. Featured on the agenda is the recently published Kauai Youth Report, the second report put out by the Keiki to Career initiative. Find out how our young people are doing from data on 26 indicators of youth development. Outcomes focus on four categories: kindergarten readiness; academic success; college and career readiness; health and well-being; and connectedness and contribution. Click HERE to view or download a copy. The meeting is open to the public, registration and refreshments begin at 2:30 and the program starts at 3. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 632-2005.

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