April 8

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Monday April 8
Boating Skills and Seamanship
Kalaheo High School, Mondays and Wednesdays through April 10, 6-8 p.m., $45 for book and materials + $10 registration fee. The Coast Guard Auxiliary holds its Boating Skills and Seamanship course. Participants learn about handling your boat, navigation, equipment and safety. (254-7955)

Botanical Sun Printing
Foster Botanical Garden, 10-11:30 a.m., $10 plus garden admission. Print on T-shirts using plant materials and other objects to create a design that is set in the sun. Reservations required. (522-7064)

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)

First Aid
American Red Cross, April 8 and 19, 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m., $70. Learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses. Successful students receive an American Red Cross certificate for first aid, valid for two years. (redcross.org, 1-800-733-2767)

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)

Chron’s Disease and Colitis Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic, conference room 2E, 7-8:30 p.m., free. Learn more about the diseases, meet others who are affected by them and share challenges, and offer support. (ccfa_hawaii@yahoo.com, 432-2270)

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association
Asing Park, April 8 and 15, 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)

Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair
Hawaii Convention Center, April 8 and 9, visit website for times and cost. The Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair celebrates STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education at its 56th annual science fair. (hawaiiacademyofscience.org)

iConnectU Pau Hana Mixer
Red Cafe, 6-9 p.m., free. Featuring prizes, vendors and networking games including a karaoke contest. RSVP required. (brodi54@hotmail.com, 533-6708)

Life in Balance: Conquering Stress
Kaiser Permanente – Waipio Clinic, conference room 1A, 10-11 a.m., free. Learn tips and techniques to conquer your stress for better total health. Pre-registration required. (432-2235)

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 Suzanne Frazer, discussing “Plastic: Impacts on Our Health, Marine Life and the Environment.” (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)

Freesound Band with Adam Crowe
Hard Rock Cafe, 9-11 p.m., contact for cost. Freesound Band with Adam Crowe performs blues rock, blues and delta blues music. (955-7383)

Congressional Gold Medal
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, March 9-April 14, visit website or call for cost and more information. The Bishop Museum has been selected as one of seven museums in the country to play host in 2013 to the Congressional Gold Medal awarded in 2011 to Japanese-American, or Nisei, World War II veterans in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments. (847-3511, bishopmuseum.org)

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)

Different Styles and Approaches
The ARTS at Marks Garage, April 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $100-$375. Five renowned instructors and artists offer five days of instruction. Sample the work of Helen Iaea, George Woollard, Roger Whitlock, Stacy Vosberg and Frances Hill. (372-4561, 286-5909)

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)

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)