August 25

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Sunday August 25
7th Annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History
Hawaii Convention Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., free with advanced registration. The 7th annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program, presented by the Hawaii Council for Humanities, is a celebration of women’s history during WWII in the Territory of Hawaii told through dance, multi-media presentations, music, film and hula. (

Blessing of the Wheels
St. Nicholas Episcopal Church (at Island Pacific Academy), 10 a.m., free. Everyone is invited to bring your car, truck, motorcycle, etc. and have it blessed by Father Paul. (753-7788)

Swing Dance Club Hawaii
Palladium at Ala Wai Golf Clubhouse, 6:30 p.m., $5-$8. Bert Burgess provides music. In addition to swing are cha cha, waltz, night club 2-step, CW, salsa, fox trot and more. (255-6095)

Liliha Town History Walk
Meet at the front lawn of the Kuakini Health System on Kuakini St., 9 a.m., free. The Kuakini Health System holds the first Liliha Town History Walk, which covers Kuakini, Liliha and School streets, including Nuuanu Ave. (547-9168)

Douglas Chong Talk
University of Hawaii at Manoa, East-West center gallery, 2-3 p.m., free. In connection with its exhibition “Peranakan Chinese Heritage of Southeast Asia,” the East-West Center Gallery presents an illustrated lecture by Douglas D.L. Chong, president of the Hawaii Chinese History Center, titled “Facets of Hawaii’s Chinese Community.” (947-7177,

An Enchanted Evening of Cantonese Opera
University of Hawaii at Manoa Orvis Auditorium, 2 p.m., contact for cost. The Cantonese Opera performance is a production of the Wo Lok Music Club. (, 944-2697)

Oldies and Goodies
Tiki Town, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., 5 and 8:30 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring rock ‘n’ roll music. (780-7266)

Facets of Hawaii’s Chinese Community
East-West Center Gallery, 2-3 p.m., free. Douglas D.L. Chong, president of the Hawaii Chinese History Center hosts “Facets of Hawaii’s Chinese Community.” (944-7177,

Hidden in Plain Sight
Gallery on the Pali at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, through Aug. 29, Mon.-Fri. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. from 2 to 6 p.m., free. “Hidden in Plain Sight” features photographs by Joseph C. Harris, Jr., uncovering hidden beauty in the natural world and in one another. A reception takes place 5-6 p.m. Aug. 3. (

Girl Scouts Information Session
Gus Webling Elementary School, 99-370 Paihi St., 1-3 p.m., free. An information and sample activity session for all interested volunteers and girls, whether they are returning or new. No commitment necessary. (