Alu Like Inc.: Classes for people of native Hawaiian ancestry who want to start or expand a business on Saturdays, Nov. 2 to Dec. 14. "How to Run a Profitable Home-Based Business," 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14, Alu Like Business Development Center, 1120 Maunakea St. Call 524-1225.
Honolulu Minority Business Development Center free orientation session. 9 a.m. tomorrow, First Hawaiian Tower, Suite 1000, 1132 Bishop St. Call 531-6232.
International Council of Shopping Centers Winter Program. Speaker Gerald Sampson, chief operating officer of Neiman Marcus. Tours of Hilo Hattie, Chinatown, Reyn's and Dole Cannery to precede luncheon meeting. Tours begin 7:30 a.m. at Hilo Hattie; luncheon, noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 12, at Dole Cannery Ballroom. Cost $40 prepaid, $50 at the door. Call 531-2886. Validated parking available.
Maritime Cabotage Task Force, Hawaii chapter: U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye will speak about the Jones Act, which requires cargo and passengers transported between U.S. ports be carried on U.S.-crewed, U.S.-owned and U.S.-built vessels receiving no subsidies, at the annual membership luncheon noon Wednesday in the Coral Ballroom IV of Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Cost: $25 per person. Call 842-5383 or fax 842-5396.
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Hawaii chapter meeting. Speaker Paul Sherriff of Friendly Access, "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Access/Another Perspective." 7:45 a.m., Dec. 12, Pacific Club. Cost includes breakfast. Members: $17 prepaid, $20 at the door; nonmembers: $24 prepaid, $29 at the door. Call 262-0909.
National Association of Purchasing Management luncheon meeting with Larry Castillo of Hawan Distribution System Inc. 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Rainbow I. Cost $20. Registration deadline: tomorrow. 586-2441.
Service Corps of Retired Executives "Small Business Counseling Open House," for free one-on-one counseling session with experienced business executive. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 10, 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030. Call 522-8130.
Universal Notary Training "Notary Public One-day Training," Dec. 17, Holiday Inn, Honolulu Airport. Cost: $139, first person; $119, second person; $99, each additional person. Call (800) 466-8051.
University of Hawaii-Hilo Small Business Development Center Network, Downtown office. "Small Business In Hawaii: Getting Started," 10 a.m. to noon. Dec. 10. 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030.
Building Industry Association of Hawaii two-part construction estimating workshop.
Learn about material and labor takeoffs, bid management, job costing, computer overhead and profit, break even analysis, and a computerized estimating overview. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18, 1727 Dillingham Blvd. conference room. Cost $100 for members, $150 for nonmembers, registration deadline Friday. Call 847-4666, extension 200, or fax 842-0129. Free parking available.
Honolulu District School Advisory: Council meeting. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kamiloiki Elementary School.
Rotary Club: "AIDS Amongst Family, Friends and Workers," Chief of Family Medicine at Honolulu Medical Group, Dr. David McEwan with the most recent information from an AIDS conference last week. Noon tomorrow, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Regency Room. Call 922-5526.
State of Hawaii, Board of Health meeting in Molokai with Kalaupapa Patient's Advisory Council. 1 p.m., Dec. 13, Kalaupapa, Molokai.
University of Hawaii-Hilo, College of Agriculture, Focus of Agriculture course. Beth-Ann Nishijima of Nori's Saimin & Snacks prepares food with local agricultural products. Last of a series focusing on the diversity of agriculture in Hawaii. Aired live on Oahu, Olelo Cablevision; East Hawaii, Channel 4; West Hawaii, Channel 7; Maui, Chronicle Cablevision; Kauai, Garden Isle Cablevision. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, monthly meeting. "What's in the Beef?," 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Ala Wai Golf Multi-Purpose Recreation Facility, 2nd floor, 404 Kapahulu Ave. Call 943-VEGL.
Pacific Whale Foundation class about Federal and State laws protecting Hawaii's marine animals. Guest speakers include Victor Honda, National Marine Fisheries Service-Hawaii; Alan Tom, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary; Greg Kaufman, Pacific Whale Foundation; Paul Oritz, General Counsel for National Marine Fisheries Service in Washington, D.C. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aston Wailea Resort Hotel, Maui. Cost $10. Call 1-808-879-8860.
Housing Finance and Development Corporation: regular meeting. 9 a.m. Friday, 677 Queen St., Suite 300.