April 15

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Monday April 15
CenTer Stage: Characters, Timing, Style”
Kahala Korner Studio, 4614 Kilauea Ave., meets for eight weeks until May 13, Mondays, 7-9 p.m., $160/eight weeks, $25/drop-in. CenTer Stage (CTS) offers students a chance to hone improve and acting skills, while focusing on unique and individual styles. (630-4392, play4lifehawaii.com)

iCAN – Basic Skills Course
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 114, meets Mon.-Fri. until May 9, 9-noon, free, open enrollment. Receive workplace-contextualized courses in applied mathematics, reading for information and more. Call to register. (235-7381)

iCAN – COMPASS Prep Course
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 114, 2:30-4 p.m., free, open enrollment. Increase your COMPASS placement score for a reading brush-up and grammar brush-up. Call to register. (235-7381)

iCAN – Math
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 114, meets Mon.-Fri. until May 9, 1-2 p.m., free, open enrollment. Increase your COMPASS placement score for a pre-algebra brush-up, algebra brush-up and iCAN Math placement class. call to register. (235-7381)

Taiko Center of the Pacific Classes
Washington Middle School, until April 15, various levels at various times, $105-$182. Free parking located in the school’s King Street lot only. Contact for registration and times. (taikoclasses@gmail.com, 737-7236)

Various Kaiser Permanente locations, until April 18, call for days and times, $5/Kaiser Permanente members per class, $6.50/non-members per class. Routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Compassion & Choices Hawaii
Waimanalo Health Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Compassion & Choices Hawaii trained volunteers are onsite to talk to clients and their families, and pass out free “Good to Go” advance care planning toolkits and Hawaii state advance directive forms, in recognition of the 6th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16. (compassionandchoices.org/hawaii)

Eating Disorder’s Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic, conference room 1B, 5-6:30 p.m., free. Find support for dealing with an eating disorder. (737-3993)

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association
Asing Park, 7 p.m., contact for cost. HBDA registers students for Monday night classes in Samba and Waltz. Classes start on April 1 for eight Monday nights before it is moved to Makakilo Community Center. (220-6026, 781-2076)

POPs, Plastic and Hawaii’s Marine Life
University of Hawaii at Manoa Architecture Auditorium, 6:30-8 p.m., free. Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii hosts “POPs, Plastic and Hawaii’s Marine Life,” a series of lectures throughout the month of April. This lecture features Jessica Lopez discussing “Persistent Organic Pollutants in Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals.” (b-e-a-c-h.org/lectureseries.html)

Walk With Ease
Pohai Nani Retirement Community, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until May 1, 10-11:30 a.m., $25. Walk With Ease – Arthritis Walking Program is designed to help people with arthritis better manage their symptoms. (247-6211 ext. 1107)

Spring Wind Quintet
Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40. The Spring Wind Quintet performs Samuel Barber’s melancholy Summer Music and join piano virtuoso Jon Nakamatsu for Beethoven’s Quintet in Eb, Op. 16 and Thuilles Sextet in Bb, Op. 6. (chambermusichawaii.org, 489-5038)

Spring Wind Quintet
Doris Duke Theatre, 7:30 p.m., call for cost. Featuring Jon Nakamatsu playing piano. (489-5038)

James Beard Foundation Scholarship Opens
Visit website for more information, deadline to apply is May 15. Continuing or newly enrolling students for the 2013-14 school year at Kapiolani Community College’s Culinary Arts program may apply for a newly establishes $5,000 scholarship sponsored by The Kahala Hotel and Resort, through the James Beard Foundation. (jamesbeard.org/scholarships)

Celebrating Nature Through Art
Gallery at the Visitor’s Center, Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden, runs until April 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, free. “Celebrating Nature Through Art,” the 8th annual show by local artists, featuring watercolor, oil, pastel and mixed media. (489-0421)

Contemporary Hawaiian Landscape Painting
Andrew Rose Gallery, runs through June 28, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment, contact for cost. An exhibition by gallery artists Linda Kane, Noreen Naughton and Andrew Rose with invited artists Nick Black, dennis Escat, Arther Johnson, Mark Kadota, Russell Lowrey, Sharon Sussman, Roger Whitlock and Debbie Young. (andrewrosegallery.com)

Gallery of Hawaii Artists, until April 22, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., call for cost. Honolulu-based artist Emily Sewell challenges her viewers to contemplate to contemplate how through a simple shift of perspective, materials can be seen as metaphors and processes as daily interactions. “Embodied” is comprised of selections from several bodies of work that deal with such concepts as corporeality, memory, emotion and tactility. (447-8908)

Xpress Urself!
Honolulu Country Club, through May 18, visit website for cost. An art exhibit by the Honolulu National League of American Pen Women Arts and Letters members, juried by David Belke of the Koa Gallery. A reception takes place on April 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. (nlapwhonolulu.org)

Iolani Palace Docent Training Course
Iolani Palace, Mondays until May 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $20. Docent training begins with guardian service, followed by successful completion of the Royal History Course. The nine-week Docent Training Course will add to your knowledge of the Palace and monarchy era history, develop your public speaking skills and prepare you to share the Iolani Palace with friends, family and visitors from around the world. (522-0841, educator@iolanipalace.org)