April 27

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Saturday April 27
Building Your Home For Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. This seminar presented by Graham Builders provides valuable information on what families need for a successful multi-generation home construction project and more. Contact to register. (593-2808, grahambuilders.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)

Easy as Pai: Play, Act, Improvise
Kahala Korner Studio (4614 Kilauea Ave., Ste. 201), 8-week session on Saturdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m., $25/drop-in, $160/8 weeks. Play 4 Life offers its “Easy as PAI: Play, Act, Improvise” class for juniors ages 6 to 12. (630-4392, play4lifehawaii.com)

Harvest, Brew and Build
The Green House, 10 a.m.-noon, $30 plus a $5 materials fee. Build a compost harvesting screen, harvest a finished compost pile and brew a batch of compost tea. Advanced registration required. (thegreenhousehawaii.com, 524-8427)

Introduction to Lo‘i Building
Ka‘onohi Lo‘i, Pearl City, 9 a.m.-noon, $10/person or $25/families up to three people. Learn how to construct proper growing areas for wetland kalo (taro). Registration is required. (malamalearningcenter.org)

Organic Gardening Workshop
Goebunga Honolulu (4299 Lawehana St.) at 9 a.m. or Geobunga Waimanalo Farm (41-829 Kakaina St.) at 2 p.m., free. Take charge of what you’re feeding your family by growing fresh produce, fruit and herbs in your backyard or lanai. Reservations are highly recommended. (geobunga.com)

Permaculture Design Workshop
Waihuena Farm (59-414 Kamehameha Hwy.), 9-11 a.m., $25. Learn to design for sustainability and work toward living off-the-grid to provide your own food, water and energy with permaculture practices. (638-0570)

Proper Lawn Car
Mulkern Nursery (41-639 Kaulukanu St.), 10 a.m., free. Learn the basics on mowing, watering, fertilizing and pest management for optimal lawn health. (396-6595)

Restorative Yoga for Vital Breath
Open Space Yoga Diamond Head Monsarrat Studio, 1:30-4 p.m., $30. This workshop uses restorative yoga to guide you to pranayama and meditation. (232-8851)

Setting Up A Working Website
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Sakamaki, April 27-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $250. Learn the basics of creating a working website. (956-8244)

Soapmaking and Natural Green Cleaning
The Green House, 1-3:30 p.m., $30 plus $5 materials fee. Whip up a batch of cold processed soap and delve into the simple cleaning recipes of the past. Take home handmade soap and a booklet of natural cleaning recipes. Advanced registration required. (524-8427)

Soapmaking and Natural Green Cleaning
The Green House, 1-3:30 p.m., $30 plus a $5 materials fee. Whip up a batch of cold-processed soap and delve into simple cleaning recipes. These cleaners are safe, effective, inexpensive and you may already have many of the ingredients in your kitchen cupboards. Advanced registration required. (thegreenhousehawaii.com, 524-8427)

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)

Aloha Chapter, DAR
1914 Makiki Heights Dr., 10 a.m., contact for cost. The Aloha Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) welcomes anyone who believes their ancestors may have participated in the American Revolution. Regent Katherine Johnson presiding. (cmiloni@queens.org)

Caregiver Workshop
Catholic Charities Hawaii (1822 Keeaumoku St.), 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. AARP teams up with the Hawaii Family Caregiver Coalition and Catholic Charities Hawaii to provide family caregivers with the resources and support they need to care for aging family members and friends. Space is limited and registration is required. (1-877-926-8300, aarp.cvent.com/carehnl)

Concert in the Garden
Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School, 5-9 p.m., $10/keiki, $20/adults. Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School presents “Concert in the Garden” featuring Aidan James, Taimane, Erin Smith and the Kenny Endo Taiko Drum Ensemble. (352-6990)

Fourth Annual Hot Pursuit
Ward Centers, register from 8:30 a.m. t0 9:30 a.m., start time is 9:45 a.m., each team pledges to raise $250. Hospice Hawaii hosts the fourth annual Hot Pursuit fundraising event. Race from one Ward Center mystery location to the next while solving puzzles and completing brain tasks. Prizes awarded in several categories. (hospicehawaii.org)

Garage and Bake Sale
1696 Hoolehua St., Pearl City, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The Filipino’s Women League holds a garage and bake sale. Funds will be used for community service projects such as preparing dinner for residents at the Ronald McDonald House and more. (vabramo@familyprogramshi.org)

Going Green
Waipahu Intermediate School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., first box is free, second and third box is $10 each (limit of three boxes). Shred-It Hawaii offers shredding of documents. Drop off items to recycle, and canned goods for the Hawaii Food Bank. (renemansho@hawaii.rr.com)

Jazz Peace Concert
Byodo-In Valley of the Temples, 12:30-3:30 p.m. (subject to change depending on whether), $2/senior and children, $3/adult. Featuring Reggie Pedilla on saxophone, Jim Howard on piano, Lois Benanto on bass, Chuck James on drums and Mihoko M on vocals. (239-9844)

Plant Sale
45-520 Keaahala Rd., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Kaneohe Hongwanji holds its annual plant sale featuring assorted anthurium, vegetable starters, houseplants and landscape plants and more sold. Proceeds support capital improvement projects. (247-2661)

Rakugo Bento
Kapolei Public Library, 1 p.m., free. As part of National Library Week, the Friends of the Library host Bento Rakugo, led by artistic director Yasu Ishida. (693-7050)

Recycled Reads Booksale
Manoa Public Library, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Choose from a variety of used books, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Friends of Manoa Library and the library. (988-0459)

Stories on Stilts and Other Tall Tales
Hawaii State Library – Edna Allyn Room, 11:30 a.m., free. As part of National Library Week Ben Moffat presents a storytelling experience using stilts, masks, movement and puppetry. (233-5676)

World Tai Chi Day
Kapiolani Park (area between Archery Range and fountain), 9-10:30 a.m., contact for cost. Join Chin Lung Martial Arts for World Tai Chi Day. Enjoy simply movements to improve health by increasing circulation, relaxing the mind and lowering blood pressure. (781-4320, ktong@chinglung.com)

Boy Scouts of America 2013 Makahiki
Ala Moana Regional Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Take part of the rich Scouting traditions and see what the youth of tomorrow are doing today. Fun activities for the whole family, and games, food and entertainment. (alohacouncilbsa.org, 595-6366)

Fit For Life
King Intermediate Gym, noon-3 p.m., free. Featuring a demonstration by HPU cheerleaders and a cheer session, a health fair, rock climbing wall and more. Two free Zamzees to the first 25 families who register and attend. (235-7747, kcfc@pacthawiai.org)

Hawaii Baptist Academy Fun Fair
Hawaii Baptist Academy Elementary Campus, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission. Featuring food, music, bounce houses, a while elephant sale, games, entertainment and more. Proceeds directly benefit students through programs at HBA. (228-6670, mmbrese@yahoo.com)

”Horton Hears a Who!” Special Screening
Consolidated Theatre Ward 16, 10 a.m., $7.50-$8.75. A special screening of “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” benefits Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children with 100 percent of the proceeds. (consolidatedtheaters.com)

”Ka Lama Ku” Luau
Island Family Christian Church, 5-8 p.m., $15-$75. Island Family Christian Church holds its “Ka Lama Ku” luau featuring a silent auction, authentic Hawaiian food, Polynesian entertainment and more. (422-8711)

Ka‘elepulu Elementary School Fun Fair
530 Keolu Dr., Kailua, 3-8 p.m., contact for cost. Ka‘elepulu Elementary School holds its 6th annual Fun Fair and Silent Auction. Featuring Hawaiian food, games and fun for the whole family. Proceeds benefit keiki enrichment programs. (387-4268)

Ka‘elepulu Elementary School Fun Fair
530 Keolu Dr., Kailua, 3-8 p.m., contact for cost. Ke‘elepulu Elementary School holds its 6th annual Fun Fair and Silent Auction featuring Hawaiian entertainment, Hawaiian food, exciting games, more food and fun for the whole family. Proceeds benefit keiki enrichment programs. (387-4268)

Kailua AYSO Registration
Kailua District Park – multipurpose room, 2-4 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)

Money Storytime
Hawaii State Library, Edna Allyn Room for Children, 10:30 a.m., free. Children ages 3 and older are invited to learn about money through stories and crafts. Must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (586-3481)

Legends of Koolau
He‘eia-kea boat harbor, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., $20 donation for adults, $10 for keiki ages 4 to 12. The Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club holds a cultural tour aboard the Coral Queen glass-bottom boat. Ride around Kaneohe Bay while Native Hawaiians from the area share stories. Contact for reservations. (235-8111, aloha@koolaupokohcc.org)

11th Hour
Kemo‘o Farms (1718 Wilikina Dr.), 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. ages 21 and older. 11th Hour performs modern and alternative original rock music. (347-1323)

Heave and Light: From Byrd to Bowie
Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 7 p.m., free. Featuring the Hawaii Pacific University band. (jruszkowski@hpu.edu)

Live Music
Hawaiian Brian’s, 9:30 p.m., $10, ages 18 and older. Featuring Gavinchi Brown, Ryan Mustic and Kapu System. (450-0045)

Rivals Sports Bar, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., no cover charge. N.BS performs alternative rock. (923-0600)

Inspired Food
Japanese Cultural center of Hawaii – Manoa Grand Ballroom, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $125/person, $2,000/reserved table seating for eight. The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii presents “Inspired Food – The Roots of Hawaii Cuisine Brunch and Talk Story with Chef Alan Wong and Arnold Hiura.” Each guest also receives a choice of Alan Wong’s “The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong” or Arnold Hiura’s “Kau Kau: Cuisine & Culture in the Hawaiian Islands.” (945-7633)

National Take-Back Initiative
Various locations, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Turn in unused or expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal. (dea.gov, 541-1930)

Show You Care, Share a Bear
Windward Mall Center Court, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., donations. Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii asks the community to donate teddy bears for abused children and set a Guinness World Record during its 16th annual Teddy Bear Roundup. (951-0200, preventchildabusehawaii.org)

Waikiki Spam Jam
Kalakaua Avenue, 4-10 p.m., free admission. Featuring entertainment, and Spam served in a variety of different ways from several of Honolulu’s restaurants. Merchandise tents and craft booths also set up. (spamjamhawaii.com)

A Common Sense
The Gallery at Ward Center, April 27-May 30, Mon.-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring guest artists Deborah G. Nehmad and Yoko Haar. A reception for the artists takes place on May 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. (597-8034, info@gwcfineart.com)

Life Through Time
Bishop Museum, runs until Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. “Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals” includes ten exhibits total and includes a robotic skeleton you can control, crayon rubbing tables and a dinosaur dig. (bishopmuseum.org)

5K Family Fun Run/Walk
Kualoa’s Ka‘a‘awa Valley surf spot entrance, registration starts ay 7 a.m., race starts at 8 a.m., $25. Kualoa hosts its fourth annual Ka‘a‘awa Elementary School 5K Family Fun Run/Walk. Proceeds support the Parent Community Networking Center (PCNC). All children participating must be accompanied by an adult. (237-7757)