August 17

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Saturday August 17
FreedomRail Workshop
Simply Organized Kahala Mall, 1-2 p.m., free. Easily create the closet of your dreams with FreedomRail. (739-7007)

Pizza Garden Workshop
Geobunga Outdoor Garden Center (4299 Lawehana St.), 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Learn how simple it is to grow fresh herbs and vegetables at home for homemade pizza. Reservations are highly recommended. (

Wilderness and Remote First Aid
American Red Cross, 2131 Makiki Heights Dr., Aug. 17 and 18, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $200. Designed to provide individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills o be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services response. Register online or call. (, 1-800-733-2767)

Parenting Through Personality Styles
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic, conference room 1A, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $92-$162. This class covers the major psychological attributes that people naturally develop. Compare your psychological characteristics with those of your children. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

2nd Annual Koolauloa Ohana Health Fair
Kahuku District Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., various costs. Koolauloa Health Center holds its second annual health fair featuring free health screenings, more than 20 booths by health and social welfare organizations, a keiki fun ride zone ($10 wristbands for unlimited rides) and more. (

Benefit “Takeout” Luau
United Church of Christ – Judd Street, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $25/box. The United Church of Christ – Judd Street holds its 57th Benefit “Takeout” Luau. Diners can enjoy an 11-course authentic Hawaiian meal. Limited tickets may be available the day of; tickets also being sold in advance. Some of the proceeds from this year’s luau will be shared with Good News Jail & Prison Ministry and Adult Friends for Youth. (536-8418)

E-Waste Recycling
Kaneohe Elementary School parking lot, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Materials accepted include computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers and telecom equipment. TVs, alkaline batters or home appliances are not being accepted. (488-8870)

Family Promise 5k Fun/Walk Run
Kailua District Park, 7 a.m., $10-$25. The Family Promise 5K Fun/ Walk Run benefits homeless families. A raffle follows after the race with donated gift cards and prizes from local sponsors of the race. (, 548-7478)

Vegan Cuisine Cooking Demonstration
Kapolei Public Library, 1 p.m., free. Chef Ori Ann Li demonstrates how to prepare several recipes featured in her cookbook “Ori Ann Li’s Vegan Paradise: 65 Unforgettable Recipes.” The program also includes a Q&A, and autograph session of her book. Contact ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (693-7050)

Dinner Safari
Honolulu Zoo, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m., $45-$60, ages 3 and older. Start with an after-hou tour of the Honolulu Zoo to see what animals do when the sun is setting and the gates are closed. Then enjoy a buffet dinner before embarking on a night-tour of the zoo. The night ends with s’mores around a campfire. (, 1-800-979-3370)

End of Summer Carnival of Fun
Mililani Shopping center, 3-5 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring a dance contest, pie judging contest, free carousel rides, free balloon hats by Auntie Donna and more. Food booth vendors include Foodland, Nagoya, Ramen, Rajanee Thai Cuisine and the Mill Bar & Grill. (

Healthy Ohana
Ilima at Leihano in Kapolei, 9 a.m.-noon, $10/person, $25/family of three. Participate in an informational workshop on how to create a healthy home. Instructor Elizabeth Walker, a dietitian at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center shares easy ways to plan your meals, figure out your portion sizes, exercise properly and increase the health and happiness of your ohana. Registration is required. (

The Charlie Chan Mystery Tour
Contact for location, Aug. 17-18 and 24-25, 3 p.m., $40 general admission, $30/with a military ID. Historian Steven Fredrick hosts The Charlie Chan mystery tour in downtown Honolulu, a four-hour walking tour in honor of the 129th anniversary of the birth of mystery writer Earl Derr Biggers. (395-0674,

11th Hour Live
Moose McGillycuddy’s, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free, ages 21 and older. (347-1323)

An Evening with Clapton
Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 7:30 p.m., $15-$30. Dion Scott, a.k.a. “Boogie,” dedicates his upcoming performance to Eric Clapton. (, 955-8821)

Kanikapila in Kailua
Kailua Parking Garage (behind Longs), 4-5:30 p.m., free. Kapena performs. (263-7073,

Smooth Jazz Concert
The Hawaii Convention Center – Liliu Theater, 8 p.m., $60-$85. Featuring guitarist Norman Brown and jazz keyboardist Gail Johnson. (, 951-696-0184)

Speakeasy: Sizzling Summer Strip
Mercury Bar, doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10:30 p.m., $8 in costume (exotica or beach), $10/general admission, ages 21 and older. Cherry Blossom Cabaret presents Speakeasy: Sizzling Summer Strip with DJ Kitty Lee and special guests. (

12th Annual Duke’s OceanFest
Visit website for location, Aug. 17-25, visit website for times and cost. Duke’s OceanFest is dedicated to creating opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to compete in ocean sports and raising funds to support the education of Hawaii’s young men and women. (

17th Annual Walk in the Country
Lanikuhonua at Ko Olina, 5 p.m., $400/individual tickets per person, $5,000-$25,000 sponsorships. The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii holds its annual fundraising event featuring food, fine wines, an auction and drawings. Contact for reservations. (949-4203,

Reebok Spartan Race Sprint
Kualoa Ranch, 8 a.m., $119. A 3-plus mile battlefield of various obstacles that test your physical strength. The day’s events also feature a Jr. Spartan Adventure Race benefitting Kids Fit Foundation. (

Where The Magic Starts
Manawale‘a Riding Center, 41-170A Waikupanaha St., noon-7 p.m., free admission. The Manawale‘a Riding Center holds its 12th annual fundraiser. Featuring a Country store, snack shop, silent auction, food items and free horseback riding for children ages 2-12 from 1 to 3 p.m. (

‘Ike Loloa: A Long Insightful Journey
Bishop Museum’s J.M. Long Gallery, on display through Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays,$8.95-$19.75. Featuring artwork by Hali‘imaile Andrdade, also known as Maile. (

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. (

He‘eia Stream Restoration
He‘eia Stream, 8-11 a.m. The restoration project is working to address issues of invasive vegetation, eroding stream banks and water quality by restoring native vegetation and installing erosion control measures. Bring a water bottle, snack and work gloves. Close-toe shoes are required, long pants, long sleeve shirt and bug spray are recommended. Volunteers under the age of 16 must attend with an adult. RSVPs appreciated. (