August 24

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Saturday August 24
Building Your Home For Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. More people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. Discover where to start, how to select a builder and more. Space is limited and reservations are required. (593-2808,

Declutter Solutions
Simply Organized Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. Declutter Solutions: Age in Place or Move teaches ways to downsize and de-clutter your home. Cynthia Arnold of Senior Move Managers and Declutter Hawaii leads the workshop. (693-8888)

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course
American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Rd., 8 a.m.-7 p.m., $500. Learn the skills necessary to respond appropriately and save a life. Course is offered monthly and includes discussions and video with hands-on skills training. American Red Cross certification upon completion. Contact for prerequisite requirements and information on additional costs. (456-0431)

Sprinkler Troubles Workshop
Mulkern Nursery, 10 a.m., free. Learn how to troubleshoot many common problems and fix them. Bring appropriate footwear as the nursery is muddy and slippery. (396-6595)

Visual Design
University of Hawaii Sinclair Library Basement #3, PNM Computer Lab, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $135. Learn the basic building blocks of contemporary graphic design through hands-on real design projects using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop with Jesse Kline. Review industry-standard practices on color usage, printing methods, image sizing in Photoshop and how to export your work. Call to register. (956-8400)

Writing Retreat
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa 107/109, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $8-$10. Meet and write in company with other beginning and experienced writers. Anyone over 16 is welcome. Bring writing materials, a sack lunch and a mug for coffee or tea. A food contribution for the morning snack table is welcome but not necessary. (235-7433)

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

Girl Scouts Information Session (Aina Haina to Hawaii Kai)
Aina Haina Public Library, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. An information and sample activity session for all interested volunteers and girls, whether they are returning or new. Learn more about Girl Scouts or just have a fun day with new friends; no commitment necessary. (, 675-5515)

Going Green
McKinley High School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Acceptable items include scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, one TV per car, all batteries, digital cameras and more. Unacceptable items include tires, paint, microwave ovens, motor oil and hazardous fluids. Curbside pick-up available (590-0413). Bring canned goods to support the Hawaii Food Bank. (

Kaikamahine Girls Fast Pitch Softball Tryouts
Stevenson Middle School, Aug. 24-25, registration begins at 8 a.m., tryouts follow at 9 a.m., there is no fee to tryout. Tryouts are open for 10- and 12-year-old divisions on Saturday, 14, 16 and 18-year-olds on Sunday. (398-4109,

Kapahulu Center Bon Dance
Kapahulu Center, opens at 4 p.m., dancing begins at 6 p.m., free admission. Enjoy a food booth, kiddie games, a craft and bake sale, and dancing. (737-1748)

Kapolei Public Library’s 9th Anniversary Celebration
Kapolei Public Library, 1 p.m., free. A sculpture of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” inspired by the worked of Eric Carle is unveiled in the Children’s Section. Participants have an opportunity to view a large variety of colorful former caterpillars immediately following the unveiling. Dancette Feary invites participants to step into her Butterfly House. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (693-7050)

PCHS Band Booster Fundraiser
Highlands Intermediate School administration parking lot, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $9.50/whole chicken, $5/maki sushi roll. Advance tickets also available. Walk-ins welcome but limited to quantities on hand. (454-5655)

Pet Kokua
Nanakuli Intermediate and High School, 9-11 a.m., free. The Hawaiian Humane Society hosts a Pet Kokua to educate the community on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare. Participants who attend beginning at 9 a.m. receive a Pet Kokua Pass, which grants them access to free services including onsite microchipping, free pet food for eligible Pet Foodbank recipients and free veterinarian advice. (, 356-2222)

Today’s Thought – Rev. Pail Osumi: the Man and his Message
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Community Gallery, 1-4 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring Norman H. Osumi’s new book, “Today’s Thought – Rev. Paul Osumi: the Man and his Message.” Osumi shares his thoughts behind writing this book about his late father. He also is available for a book signing following the event. (945-7633,

Used Book Sale
Mililani Public Library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Friends of Mililani Public Library hold its used book sale featuring bargains of a large variety of books, CDs and DVDs. (626-7292)

Vegan Cuisine Cooking Demonstration
Aiea Public Library meeting room, 2 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. (483-7333)

Snooze in the Zoo
Honolulu Zoo, Aug. 24, Sept. 14 and 28, and Oct. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 a.m., $65-$80, ages 8 and older. The overnight excursion at the zoo includes a buffet dinner and an evening tour of the Zoo as the animals are getting ready for bed or waking up for their day. The morning includes a continental breakfast and tour. Participants are welcome to stay after the conclusion of the program to enjoy a day at the zoo. (, 1-800-979-3370)

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus Vocal Auditions
University of Hawaii at Manoa Music Department, 8-11:30 a.m., contact for cost. Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus is seeking singers for its 53rd season of Making Music. Auditions are open to boys and girls grades K-12 for eight different vocal ensembles. No experience necessary. Call for an audition time and placement. (521-2982,

Jazz Peace Concert
Byodo-In, Valley of The Temples Memorial Park, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $2-$3. Featuring Shari Lynn on vocals, Dan Del Negro on keyboard, Steve Jones on bass, Allan Ward on drums and Mihoko M on vocals. The concert is subject to weather changes. You can bring a lunch. (239-9844)

Anna O’Briens, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., $5, ages 21 and older. Also featuring Potluck, 13th Legion and The Quintessentials. (

”Sistah Robi” Kahakalau Serenades Audiences
Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m., $15-$30. Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Robi Kahakalau performs. (, 955-8821)

Sunset Summer Serenade Series
Hawaii Kai Towne Center Waterfront Stage, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. Amy Hanaiali‘i performs. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy dinner at one of the Center’s restaurants. (

Dr. Sketchy’s Honolulu Miss Vamp Hawaii Edition
thirtyninehotel, doors open at 9 p.m., drawing takes place 10 p.m.-midnight, dancing until 2 a.m., $7 (in costume), $10 general admission, ages 21 and older. Bring your own art supplies; a limited amount of supplies are available for a small donation. (

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. (

Ka Himeni Ana
Hawaii Theater, 7 p.m., contact for cost. The 29th annual Ka Himeni Ana honors Leo Nahenahe Singers for their contributions to Hawaiian music. (

Ka Himeni Ana Hawaiian Music Competition
Hawaii Theatre, 7 p.m., visit website for cost. Join the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame for the 29th annual Ka Himeni Ana, featuring Hawaiian music groups performing “nahenahe” style – a Hawaiian music form that features vocal harmony supported by unamplified acoustic instruments. (

Laughs For Lions VIII
Mamiya Theatre, pizza bar opens at 6 p.m., showtime begins at 7:35 p.m., $45/general admission, $75/VIP seating. Kamehameha Lions Club Foundation presents Laughs For Lions VIII featuring Michael Winslow, Dat Phan, Ron McGehee and Kerri Pomarolli. All proceeds benefit LEO Club scholarships for the Sacred Hearts Academy, La Pietra School For Girls and Kalani High School, as well as Lions Club charities and community service projects. (, 528-1073)

‘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. (

Men of Paradise Casting Event
Aloha Towers Pier 5 Alii Kai Catamaran, arrive between 9 and 10 a.m., contact for cost. Men of Paradise show is casting for its classy and professional show for women ages 21 and older. Shows take place every Friday and Saturday. Looking for fit, trim and gorgeous local men in Hawaii. (, 557-9610)

Peranakan Chinese Heritage of Southeast Asia
East-West Center Gallery, May 19-Sept. 15, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m., contact for cost. The Peranakan Chinese are descendants of Chinese traders who settled in Malacca and the coastal areas of Java and Sumatra. This exhibition reflects the unique Peranakan aesthetic and highlights many of the community’s distinctive arts and customs. (944-7177,

Posturban Planning
HPU Art Gallery, until Sept. 13, free. The artist explores printed, mixed media installation using the accumulation of multiple images/objects. (

Hakipu‘u Stream Restoration
Hakipu‘u Stream, 8 a.m.-noon. Help remove invasive plant species, spread mulch and plant native species. Bring a water bottle, snack and work gloves. Closed-toe shoes are required, long pants, long sleeve shirt and bug spray are recommended. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting wed and muddy. Space is limited; RSVP. (

Surfrider Oahu Beach Clean Up
Magic Island, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Join Surfrider Oahu and Barefoot Wines Beach Rescue Project for its monthly beach clean up. A karma yoga warm up with Heather at Green Girl Yoga takes place from 9:30 to 10 a.m. The cleanup takes place from 10 a.m.-noon. RSVP online. (