In Your Community - Waimanalo Country Fair, Harlem Globetrotters and more

Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) - There's a lot happening "in your community" this weekend.

At 10 o'clock this morning, the State, HECO and the Building Industry Association of Hawaii will bless their newest creation,  a $600,000 Kaimuki home that features a photovoltaic system, rain catchment, and even sustainable landscaping.  It's meant to be an industry model for green design and construction.

If you're looking to build your own home, Graham Builders is holding a free seminar tomorrow at the Honolulu Country Club.  Experts will show you how to select a builder, design your own space, and set a budget and schedule.  Register by calling 593-2808.

The Waimanalo Country Fair kicks off tonight at 6 o'clock. Enjoy carnival rides and games, live music, a celebrity dunking booth and an open market selling Waimanalo-made products. The fair runs all weekend long at Waimanalo beach park.

Celebrate everything homegrown at tonight's "Art After Dark" at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Check out a kalo-pounding demonstration, a live performance by Mailani and preview the new documentary "Ingredients Hawaii." Tickets cost $10.  If you're an academy member, you get in free.

Help students at August Ahrens and Waipahu Elementary Schools go back to school with some much-needed supplies.  Requests include composition books, number two pencils, rulers, and wide-rule folder paper. If you can help, stop by Longs Drugs at Waipahu Town Center Saturday or Sunday from 8 am to noon.

The global legends, including former Harlem Globetrotter Elbert "Tree" Gordon, are playing two benefit games.  Tonight's game against the Hilo All-stars starts at 7 o'clock at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.  They take on the Kona All-stars tomorrow at Kekua-o-Kalani gym.  General tickets cost just $20 dollars.