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Jaimie Kim

April 13

Saturday April 13
CLASSES
Composting Workshop
Geobunga Honolulu (4299 Lawahana St.) at 9 a.m. or Geobunga Waimanalo Farm (41-829 Kakaina St.) at 2 p.m., free. Learn how simple it can be to do your part to protect the aina by decreasing your carbon footprint. Reservations highly recommended. (geobunga.com)

DIY Sewing 101 Class
Hawaii Fashion Incubator COOP, Ward Warehouse, Saturdays in April, 1-3:45 p.m., $195/HIFI members, $215/non-members. ME+U holds its monthly DIY Sewing 101 class for beginners. Sewing materials provided. Register online. (hawaiifashion.org/calendar)

Garden Basic Series
The Green House, 2-5 p.m., $35. This workshop covers the basic principles of permaculture design. Permaculture is a method of consciously designing your home and garden spaces using a holistic approach to planning. Advanced registration required. (524-8427)

Gardening With Kids
UH Urban Garden Center, 9 a.m.-noon, contact for cost. A educational series featuring a new gardening topic each month. April’s interactive gardening activities and workshop feature “Getting started!” (ctahr.hawaii.edu/ougc, 453-6050)

Happiness in Your Home and In Your Heart
Simply Organized, Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. Alice Inoue shares information about how to create happiness in your life. Get information on what do in the home to support balance and harmony, as well as tips to organize your “inner home.” (693-8888)

Intro to Premaculture Design
The Green House, 2-5 p.m., $35. Learn the basic principles of Permaculture design, a method of consciously designing your home and garden spaces with a holistic approach to planning. Advanced registration required. (thegreenhousehawaii.com, 524-8427)

Ka Lamaku Educator Workshop
Saint Louis School, Tseu Presidential Suite, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $12 (includes lunch from Waiahole Poi Factory).Educators for grades 6-12 are invited to learn how to foster student achievement and leadership using Hawaiian values.Participate in three breakout sessions facilitated by Hawaiian cultural experts. (739-4887, tlosbanos@saintlouishawaii.org)

Meditation Course
MYOGASPACE, 7938 Hawaii Kai Dr., through April 20, 3:30 p.m., $95. This course is good for people new to meditation and those with some experience, let by Mitra Somerville. (395-5409, myogaspace.com)

Ocean Safety
Windward Community College, Hale Alaka‘i 101, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $139. Learn about the legal and regulatory requirements for persons who participate in the sport of tow-in-surfing in Hawaii and more. (235-7433)

Recreational Thrill Craft Operators
Windward Community College, Hale Alakai 101, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $139. Learn about ocean safety principles and practices, and more, in this Recreational Thrill Craft Operators Safety Educational Course. (235-7433)

Taking Better Photos with Your Digital Camera
Windward Community College, Hale Alakai 102, April 13 and 27, 9 a.m.-noon, $80 plus a $5 lab fee. Learn the simple techniques of digital photography and how to use your camera in the different modes. (235-7433)

Web Design With Cascading Style Sheets
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Sakamaki, April 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $135. Learn the basics of using Cascading Style Sheets. (956-8244)

COMMUNITY
Awareness Fair
The Waterfront at Pu‘uloa – Irquois Point, Ewa Beach, 9 a.m.-noon, free. April is Tsunami Awareness Month and Hurricane Season is around the corner. Featuring hands-on CPR, evacuation routes, keiki IDs, emergency kits and more. (tsavage@carmelpartners.net)

Benefit Plant Sale
Kailua Elementary School, 8-11 a.m. Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle holds a benefit plant sale. The plants are raised by women inmates at the Women’s Community Correctional Center who are part of the LKOC and WCCC’s “Learning to Grow” program. (lanikailuaoutdoorcircle.org)

Commitment to Education
Bishop Museum, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., no admission to attend the presentation. Programming was developed in conjunction with the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Club, 442 Veterans Club and Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii. Featuring panelists Joan Funamura, Clayton Kaninau, May Price and moderator Ann Mahi. (bishopmuseum.org)

e-Waste Recycling
Kailua Intermediate School parking lot, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. No TVs, microwave ovens and alkaline batteries. (488-8872)

Flight Attendants Lunch Fun
Kahala Wholefoods, outside front tables, noon. Retired or active flight attendants are welcome. Buy your own lunch and dine together. RSVP. (goodnesswins@yahoo.com)

Fundraising Plant Sale
Kailua Elementary School, 8-11 a.m. The Lani-Kailua Circle holds a plant sale. The plants are raised by women inmates at the Women’s Community Correctional Center who are part of the “Learning to Grow” program. All plant sale profits go to the program which includes hydroponically growing lettuce, and herbs and vegetables for use in the kitchen at WCCC. (lanikailuaoutdoorcircle.org)

FAMILY FUN
Hear Poet Eric Paul Shaffer
Hawaii State Library, First Floor Reading Room, 2 p.m., free. Celebrate National Poetry Month and hear poet Eric Paul Shaffer read a selection of classic and contemporary poems about finding, receiving or seeing illumination in unusual events, people, places and things. Suitable for children ages 12 and older. Contact the library ASAP if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. (586-3499)

5th Annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Bishop Museum, registration opens at 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free admission for kamaaina and military families. The 5th annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day features more than 30 exhibitors highlighting the importance of physical activity, healthy lifestyle choices and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a can of food for the Hawaii Foodbank. (ymcahonolulu.org)

Discover Kakaako
Ward Centers, 5-9 p.m. Featuring keiki-friendly activities, fashion, food, entertainment and more. Special appearances by Lemonade Alley – the thirst-quenching “kid biz” competition – and UH Manoa’s marching band and drum line. (discoverkakaako.com)

Flutterbye Butterfly
The Green House, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $20/keiki-parent team plus $5 supply fee. Explore the importance of butterflies as beneficial insects and how they help plants. Learn about their life cycle and more. Each keiki takes home a flower to start their own butterfly garden plus a caterpillar to feed and discover the magic of transformation first-hand. Advanced registration required. (524-8427)

Flutterbye Butterfly
The Green House, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $20/keiki-parent team plus $5 supply fee. Explore the importance of butterflies as beneficial insects and how they help plants. Learn about their life cycle, what they eat, what flowers attract them and more. Each keiki takes home a flower to start their own butterfly garden, plus a caterpillar to feed. Advanced registration required. (thegreenhousehawaii.com, 524-8427)

Get ANIMATED
Hawaii State Art Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (while supplies last), free. Meet the students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Academy for Creative Media’s Animation program. Explore claymation, learn how to make your own flipbook and create your own ocean-themed puppet. (hawaii.gov/sfca)

Hawaii Ocean Expo
Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and April 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $3-$7. The fifth annual Hawaii Ocean Expo features activities, exhibitions, educational opportunities, entertainment and shopping opportunities for anyone who loves the ocean. (hawaiioceanexpo.com)

Hawaii’s Youth Take Action
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Manoa Grand Ballroom, 9:30 a.m.-noon, free. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii along with the National Park Service present “Inspired by History, Hawaii’s Youth Take Action” where several high schools present projects that incorporate the lessons of WWII. Participating schools include: Aiea High School, Campbell High School, Damien Memorial School, Hanalani Schools, Leilehua High School, Mid-Pacific Institute, Nanakuli High and Intermediate School, Pacific Buddhist Academy, Sacred Hearts Academy, St. Andrew’s Priory and Waianae High School. (945-7633)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Kailua AYSO Registration
Kailua High School Cafeteria, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $65. Registration for the Fall AYSO season. Pre-register at eAYSO.com and bring three copies of your registration forms to the onsite registration. New players are required to bring a copy of your birth certificate. (r100registrar@aysohawaii.org)

”Mauka To Makai” Expo
Waikiki Aquarium, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Celebrate Earth Month at the 6th annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo. Includes hands-on educational displays, water pollution prevention games and more. (cleanwaterhonolulu.com)

Salt Lake Elementary Fun Fair
Salt Lake Elementary School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. The annual Fun Fair connects the school and community in a day of fun with delicious food, game booths and prizes, exciting rides, entertainment and more. (831-7870)

Teacher Appreciation Day 2013
Living Art Marine Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free for teachers and their family, RSVP required. Living Art Marine Center shows its support for local teachers and all the hard work they do. All Marine Center exhibits open. Also enjoy free pupus, entertainment by Tahitian dance group Tamatoa at 1 p.m., and more. (livingartmarinecenter.com/specials.htm)

The Magic of Alan Arita
Kailua Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. As part of National Library Week, the Friends of Kaila Library host magician Alan Arita who performs his popular magic show, recommended for ages 3 and older. (266-9911)

Turn Plants Into Paper
The Green House, 10-11:30 a.m., $20/keiki and parent team, $5 supply fee. Harvest a variety of plants and explore the differences in the fiber they produce. Each step in fiber preparation: harvesting, beating, cooking and sheet formation, will be explored. For children ages 6 and older accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration required. (thegreenhousehawaii.com, 524-8427)

Turn Plants Into Paper
The Green House, 10-11:30 a.m., $20/keiki-parent team plus $5 supply fee. Harvest a variety of plants and explore the differences in the fiber they produce. Each step in fiber preparation: harvesting, beating, cooking and sheet formation explored. Advanced registration required. (thegreenhousehawaii.com, 524-8427)

Architectural Walking Tour: Historic Waikiki
Visit website or call for locations and times, free. The public is invited to join a Waikiki Walking Tour led by AIA architects and other volunteers. (aiahonolulu.org, 545-4242)

Open House at Thomas Victor King Residence
Thomas Victor King Residence, Nuuanu, 4-6 p.m., $25-$50. Historic Hawaii Foundation invites the public to an Open House of the historic Thomas Victor King Residence; the home was showcased in the film “The Descendants.” Personalized signed copies of the book, “The Descendants” by author Kaui Hart Hemmings may also be ordered. Enjoy a guided walk-through tour followed by refreshments. (hhfapril2013openhouse.eventbrite.com)

Music Festival
Halulu Fishpond along Hanalei Bay, Waipa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $1/keiki 14 and under, $10/adults. Enjoy home-grown live music, educational displays and demonstrations, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, and amazing food from local chefs. (826-9969)

U-Knighted Live
Five O Bar and Lounge, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover charge. U-Knighted performs live reggae music. (922-0550)

9th Annual Island Pacific Academy Mardis Gras
Hokulani Ballroom, JW Marriott Ihiliani, Ko Olina, 6-11 p.m., visit website for cost. The Island Pacific Academy Mardi Gras is the school’s annual dinner and auction gala evening that benefits programs and financial aid. Featuring silent and live auctions, live music, raffles, dinner, dancing and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance. (ipahawaii.org/mardigras13)

Casino Night
Heeia State Park, 5-9 p.m., visit website for cost. Featuring food by Mark Noguchi and music by NA Palapalai. Proceeds benefit the new Puakea Learning Center. (puakea.org)

Halau Hula Olana Golf Tournament
Pearl Country Club, deadline to register is April 13 or first 192 players, tournament is on April 25, registration starts at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, $30-$600.The 14th annual Halau Hula Olana Golf Tournament features a Las Vegas door prize giveaway from Vacations Hawaii. (halauhulaolanagolf@gmail.com)

Marvel
Aloha Beer Company, 7-11 p.m., visit website for cost. RAW:natural born artists present “Marvel” featuring DJ Diamond Head, fashion shows with Ancient Design and Hello Clothing, live music by Aidan James, Common Ground and more, film, an art gallery, photography, and hair and makeup features. (rawartists.org/honolulu/marvel)

MDA Spring Soiree
The Royal Hawaiian Luxury Resort Ocean Lawn, contact for time and cost. The Muscular Dystrophy Association holds its Spring Soiree. Guests can enjoy food from 15 of Hawaii’s top food and beverage providers, as well as live music by Mojo, a silent auction, neighbor island door prize and more. (mdasoiree.com, 593-4454)

Meet and Greet Anthony “Showtime” Pettis
Revolution Motorsports, 2-5 p.m., free. Revolution Motorsports and Toyo Tires invite the public to meet and greet UFC fighter Anthony “Showtime” Pettis as he signs autographs and distributes giveaways to the first 100 fans. (593-9955)

American Heroes
Bishop Museum, runs until April 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. The Bishop Museum presents, “American Heroes: Japanese-American WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal.” “American Heroes” features a showcase of artifacts, visual displays and live panel discussions. (bishopmuseum.org)

Threads
The Gallery at Ward Center, runs through April 25, contact for times and cost. Featuring two of Hawaii’s photorealist painters, Charles Valoroso and Doug Young. An opening reception takes place on March 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. (597-8034)

Protect Native Forests from Plant Invaders
Lyon Arboretum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., contact for cost. Join the Oahu Invasive Species Committee to help remove harmful invasive plants. RSVP required. (286-4616)

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