> Tuesday, Jan. 6 — The Cancer Prevention & Control Program, in conjunction with the Hawaii Department of Health, presents a seminar, Treating Tobacco Dependence in 2015, at noon at the Sullivan Conference Center, 701 Ilalo St. The speaker is Michael Fiore, director of the University of Wisconsin, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention and professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Light refreshments will be served following the seminar. Click HERE for details.

> Tuesday, Jan. 6 — Hawaii Employers Council presents “Oahu Fundamentals of Supervision” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m at the HEC Kahili Meeting Room, 2682 Waiwai Loop, Honolulu. The Fundamental of Supervision series is made up of eight sessions designed for supervisors who have had little training in supervision and management, or for those needing a refresher course. Individuals may register for the entire series or for each session separately. Supervision 101 includes: Basic Employment Laws; Avoiding Sexual and Other Harassment Claims; Interviewing and Selecting - Want to Hire "A" Players?; Building Employee Performance; Investigating and Addressing Misconduct; Performance Appraisal I - Overview; and Performance Appraisal II - Communicating with the Employee. Click HERE for more information and to register.

> Thursday, Jan. 8 -- The Federal Treserve Bank of San Francisco presents a free webinar, "In the Shadow of the Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers," from 10 to 11 a.m.. Young U.S adults have experienced higher rates of unemployment and lower rates of labor force participation than the general population for at least two decades. The Great Recession exacerbated this phenomenon. Despite a substantial labor market recovery from 2009 through 2014, vulnerable populations—including the nation’s young adults—continue to experience higher rates of unemployment. Meanwhile, changes in labor market conditions, such as globalization and automation, have reduced the availability of well-paid, secure jobs for less-educated persons, particularly jobs that provide opportunity for advancement. Join a webinar session to kick off 2015 that will focus on these issues and spotlight key findings from a recently-issued Fed report In the Shadow of the Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers. Participation is free but preregistration is required. Click HERE for more information and to register.

> Friday, Jan. 9 -- Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice, Catholic Charities Hawaii and PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawaii's Ohana, Children, Under-Served, Elderly & Disabled) present "Social Advocacy Forum -- Sharing 2015 Legislative Agendas" from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Friends of Catholic Charities Hawaii Community Hall, 1822 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu. A follow up to the September 2014 Advocacy Conference, this will be an opportunity for advocacy coalitions across Hawaii to share information about their legislative agendas for the new year, and provide opportunities to build cross-sector alliances. The Forum will feature coalitions advocating in the following areas: Economic Justice; Early Childhood; Domestic Violence; At-Risk and Foster Youth; Affordable Housing and Homelessness; Health; Aging; and more. Click HERE for more information or contact Scott Fuji, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 521-7459.

> Monday, Jan. 12 -- Windward Ahupuaa Alliance presents an educational briefing, "The Future is Now -- Renewable Energy and Climate Change Research & Advocacy Skills," from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave., Honolulu. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 and the program will start at 5:50 p.m. The briefing will provide information about core research and legislative and administrative decisions. This and future meetings will help educate folks who are likely to be alive in 2040 but don't know how to address the future impacts on their lives. If you are interested in attending, contact WAA by Friday, Jan. 9, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (808) 224-4496.

> Wednesday, Jan. 14 -- The Hawaii State Ethics Commission and the Honolulu Ethics Commission present a lobbyist workshop, Lobbying Laws and Reporting Requirements, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Liliu Theatre, Room 310, Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. NOTE: This event has been postponed; new date to be announced.

> Wednesday, Jan. 14 -- The Nonprofit Times and Bloomerang present a free virtual fundraising conference, BloomCon, with three authorities on donor communications and donor loyalty in the nonprofit sector, from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Presenters include Tom Ahern on Donor Communications; Kivi Leroux Miller on Digital Marketing; and Adrian Sargeant on Donor Retention. Click HERE for more.

> Thursday, Jan. 15 -- Honolulu Civil Beat and the Civil Cafe present "How to Improve Education in Hawaii" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Castle High School, Kaneohe. The early education Amendment 4 failed -- now what? This free event features: Sen. Jill Yokuda, former Education Committee chair; Kerrie Urosevich, Early Childhood Action strategy coordinator; Deborah Zysman, Good Beginnings Alliance; Joan Lewis, Hawaii State Teachers Association; and Karen Ginoza, Faith Action for Community Equity. Click HERE to RSVP.

> Tuesday, Jan. 20 -- Hawaii People's Fund and Hawaii Women in Filmmaking present a free screening and discussion of the film "A Path Appears" at 6 p.m. at The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. This program deals with sex trafficking and its impact on children and adults, a sensitive yet important topic that may not be suitable for all audiences. Innovative programs are addressing these oppressive and desperate conditions. Discussion features Kalei Grant, crisis responder for the Comprehensive Services for Human Trafficking Victims Program. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month; come share your ideas as we discuss practical ways to make change and what we can do to help build a more hopeful world.information and to register.

> Tuesday, Jan. 20 -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter presents "Increasing Your Contributions through a Major Gifts Program" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Paki Room I, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu. This session is for executive directors, development staff, board members and fundraising volunteers who want to raise significantly more money for their organizations by making the leap into major gifts fundraising, but haven't had the courage or know-how. If you want to start or grow your major gifts program, this session is for you. Costis $20 for AFP members, $40 for non-members. The fee includes a box lunch. Click HERE for more information and to register.

> Thursday, Jan. 22 -- Think Tech Hawaii presents a January downtown luncheon panel discussion, "Hawaii, the State of Science -- A 2015 Report Card on our Science Industry," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the YWCA of Oahu, 1040 Richards St., Honolulu. Opening Remarks by Dave Karl of the Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education. Panelists: Neal Atebara, The Hawaii Academy of Science; Peter Crouch or Song Choi, Science and Engineering; Kim Holland, Shark Research, Andrew Howard, Astronomy Research, Matthew Koenig, MRI Research; and Cecilia Shikuma,  AIDS Research. Q&A by LifeSift.com. Cost is $30, students $20, walk-ins $35. Parking is not provided, but is available at Alii Place. Sponsors: Hawaii Business Magazine and the Hawaii Academy of Science. Click HERE to sign up to attend.

> Friday Jan. 30 — HANO presents a free 2015 Legislative Update, featuring guest speaker Sen. Jill Tokuda, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Iolani Palace, Kanaina Building conference room, 364 S. King St., Honolulu. Sen. Tokuda, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee in the Hawaii State Senate, will offer her perspectives on the 2015 legislative session. Share your ideas and questions about issues important to nonprofits and the community. Registration and coffee will be available at 8 a.m. Space is limited and registration is required. Click HERE to register.

> Saturday, Jan. 31 — the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, the Surfrider Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines and Hawaii Wildlife Fund present “Hold on to Your Butts,” a Hawaii statewide beach clean-up, from 10 a.m. to noon on Oahu at Oneula Beach, Ewa; on Kauai at Anatolia Beach, Eastside; and on Hawaii Island at Bay Front, Hilo and Old Airport Beach Park, Kona. As part of the Rise Above Plastics Coalition, groups across the state will collect and tally the most littered items — cigaret butts, plastic bags and foam fragments — in support of the tobacco-free beaches and parks bill. Bring gloves and drinking water. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No RSVP’s necessary. Additional cleanups: Friday, Jan. 23, at South Point, Kau, Hawaii Island; Saturday, Feb. 7, at Kaunamano, Kau, Hawaii Island; and Sunday, Jan. 24, at Kaehu, Northshore, Maui.

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