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>> Quaker meetings: Jim Albertini, a longtime activist from Hawaii island, is the guest speaker at 6 p.m. today at the Honolulu Friends Meetinghouse, 2426 Oahu Ave., hosted by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Free pizza provided. He will give an update on protecting Pohakuloa from military live-fire exercises.

On March 26 at 9:45 a.m., there will be a free “Visiting Sunday Lunch” following a service of silent worship/meditation and hymn singing. Child care is provided. For information, call 988-2714 or email

>> Immigration Panel. The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii (TIAH) and the Aloha Dream Team (ADT) invite the public to discuss what the community can do to help undocumented immigrants, particularly youth, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. Cheryl Bellisario of ADT will moderate. Panelists include Monisha Das Gupta, chairman of the Department of Women’s Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa; John Egan, senior attorney of the Migration Counsel; Brenda Ivelisse, vice chancellor for student affairs, Kapiolani Community College; Shingai Masiya, ADT co-founder; and Paola Rodelas, UNITE HERE Local 5 communications and community organizer. Call Steve Lohse at 595-4047 for information.

>> Hongwanji Bazaar: The “Taste of Hongwanji” will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26 at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. There will be food and drink, entertainment, games, handcrafted items and more, including the “Favorite Island Cookery” cookbooks and specialty items from Kailua and Moiliili Hongwanji temples. Parking is available at Kawananakoa Middle School, and Soto Mission (after 11 a.m.). There will be no Sunday services at the Betsuin. Call 536-7044.

>> Tibetan Teacher. Buddhist teacher Khentrul Lodro T’haye Rinpoche of Tibet will give a two-part talk on “Bringing Suffering and Happiness Onto the Path” on March 25 and 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Myohoji Temple, 2003 Nuuanu Ave.Rinpoche will also speak via live webcast on “The Precious Garland of Four Dharmas,” 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Bodhi Tree Meditation Center, 654-A Judd St. Call 554-8193.

>> Seder dinner: The Oahu Jewish Ohana (OJO) is accepting reservations until March 27 for its Fifth Annual Second Night Seder dinner April 11 at a private location. OJO member Craig Washofsky will lead the ceremonies; check-in is at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $70 for adults, $60 for members and $30 for children. For information and reservations, contact Sue Brown at hi.browns@ or call 741-3123.

>> Holmes Scholarships: Windward United Church of Christ is accepting applications until 5 p.m. March 31 for its annual Holmes Scholarship awards to graduating high school students from Windward Oahu. The celebration of the 2017 Holmes Scholars will be held May 7 during 9 a.m. worship. For information and to obtain an application, contact 254-3802 or

>> Homeless youth. Friends of Youth Outreach is selling tickets for its second annual fundraiser, “The Sock Hop,” to help homeless youth from 6 to 10 p.m. April 8 at the Stan Sheriff Center, 1355 Lower Campus Road.

Tickets are $300 and can be purchased at Email friends or call 926-1000.

Send announcements to Star-Advertiser religion writer Pat Gee at

Correction: An earlier version of this story listed an incorrect time for John Dumas’ performance.
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