April 2

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Thursday April 2
Connecting the Past with the Future
Bishop Museum, Atherton Halau, 1525 Bernice St., 6-7:30 p.m., free. Dr. Mara Mulrooney discusses “Connecting the Past with the Future through Hawaiian Archaeological Collections: The Ho‘omaka Hou Research Initiative Online Fishhook Database.” RSVP requested. (bishopmuseum.org)

Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Thursdays starting April 2, 6-8 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Designed and taught by experienced labor and delivery nurses, this class is specifically geared for couples giving birth at Castle Medical Center. You will learn different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to caring for you and your baby. Pre-registration required. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

Growing Hono Hono Orchids
Wahiawa Botanical Gardens, 1396 California Ave., 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. Learn the orchid’s history and secrets to growing the popular plants, and get a sneak peek of the newest cultivars. (522-7066)

Tai Chi (Yang Style)
Windward Community College, 45-720 Keaahala Road, beginners at 6:30 p.m., advanced 7:30 p.m., $30 plus $15 lab fee. Learn this venerable Chinese martial arts to improve your mental and physical health. Pre-registration required. (235-7433, windwardcce.org)

Using Hawaiian Words
Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St., 6 p.m., free. Become acquainted with Hawaiian terms through a single introductory session. (587-7577)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
BYU Hawaii, 55-220 Kulanui St., 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m., free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointment recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu
Oahu Country Club, noon-1:30 p.m., $25. James Scott, president of Punahou School, will discuss the status of one of Hawaii’s largest private schools. (225-2965, edracers@aol.com)

Easter Egg-stravaganza
Windward Mall, center court, 4-7 p.m., free. Start the Easter weekend off right with an eggs-stravaganza for the whole family. (235-1143)

Preschool Storytime and Activities
Waipahu Public Library, Thursdays through April 30, 10:30 a.m., free, ages 3-5. Session includes playtime activities, including puzzles, rafts, educational toys and more. (675-0358)

The Remnants!
Jazz Minds Art and Cafe, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., April 2 and 30, 9 p.m., $7. (945-0800)

Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., March 26-April 26, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., $5-$20. Learn more about the life of Princess Ka‘iulani in this historical-musical-psychological drama. (536-4441, kumukahua.org)

Okinawan Dance
Hawaii State Public Library, 6 p.m., free. Jimpu Kai USA brings to life the vibrant culture of Okinawa’s music and dance. (586-3520)

Tokyo Midtown Awards
Waikiki Parc Hotel’s Parc Promenade Gallery, 2233 Helumoa Road, April 2-June 26, daily hotel hours, free. An exhibit of award-winning works from Tokyo Midtown design competitions. (956-8364)

‘West Side Story’
Kapolei High School Forum, 91-5007 Kapolei Pkwy., March 20-April 4, Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays at 7 p.m., $5-$6. Performing Arts Center of Kapolei presents “West Side Story.” (showtix4u.com, 305-8048)