July 29 – 4 to 8 p.m. – Members of St. John’s Episcopal Church are holding their Luau for Backpacks to provide filled backpacks for students. The event features Hawaiian music and dance, authentic island food, silent auction and raffle. Local organizations, churches, and individuals are invited to contribute. Tickets are $15 beforehand, $20 that day, children under 12 are $7 and $10. Space is limited, so get tickets soon, at St. John’s, 434 N. Iowa St., (760) 728-2908 or from chairman Mike McCormick, (562) 505-1779.