• Vote: Tues.,Nov. 6 is the general election.

• Tune in: Wed., Oct. 3 on KITV and Thurs., Oct. 4 on PBS Hawaii, from 8-9 PM, Honolulu mayoral candidates Kirk Caldwell and Ben Cayetano will participate in live (and no doubt lively) debates.

• Create: Oct. 24 is the deadline for submissions to the Weekly’s fiction, poetry and essay contests. Length limit: 1,200 words. Send to [email: Literary]

Speaking of creativity, we welcome aboard Arts & Entertainment Editor James Cave, who’s been writing for the Weekly since he won first place in our fiction contest last year.His cover story this issue, on artists’ collaborations in support of the community, sets an exciting, positive stage for what’s to come at the Weekly and in our favorite town.

Here are some dates and deadlines you won’t want to miss. • Make sure you’re registered: Oct. 8 is the date by which you must be registered in order to vote in the general election. Go to http://[hawaii.gov] or call 808-453-VOTE (8683).