August 5

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Saturday August 5
Blue Zones Project — Give Back at Green Rows Farm
Green Rows Farm, 41-756 Mahailua St., 9 a.m.-noon, free. Get your hands dirty and support a local farm that provides nutritious food to the community. RSVP requested. (

Building Your Home for Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. Learn more about how to build a new home or a large addition, including where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for and more. Pre-registration required. (593-2808,

Enter the Dancing Dragon: Learn the Ways of Taiko at Dragon Beat
Byodo-in Valley of the Temples, 5:15 p.m., free with admission. Master taiko percussionist Tsutomu Nakai and Dragon Beat hosts a taiko performance. (

Essential Rules of Buying and Selling Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties at Kapolei Commons, 4-6 p.m., free. Learn more about home values and how to make a profit from real estate investment. Pre-registration required. (675-6413)

Japanese Flower Arranging – Ikebana Sogetsu
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, six meetings starting Aug. 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $70. Learn to use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. (235-7433,

Way of the Sword
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2-5 p.m., free. Learn the history and cultural importance of Japanese swords in Japan and Hawaii, how to care for your sword and the dos and don’ts of handling them from Japanese Sword Society of Hawaii. Pre-registration required. (, 945-7633)

Writing Retreat
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa Cafeteria, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $12. An opportunity to meet and write in the company of other beginning and experienced writers and instructor Lillian Cunningham. (235-7433,

Female Comics of Hawaii
Jazz Minds Honolulu, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $10. LA comic Carly Carr headlines an evening hosted by Patrice Scott, also featuring Brandi Morgan, Mary Jane Murphy, Jasmine Bautista, Erika Swartzkopf, Kat Moore, Tiffany Yamauchi and Victoria Arnstein. (

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Blaisdell Center, 2-7 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, 7 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Pearlridge Center, Downtown parking lot by Chili’s, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaeloa Chapel, 7:30-11:30 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Cruz to the Crater
Coral Crater Adventure Park, 2 p.m., $5. This month celebrates 1955-1972 Chevrolets. (432-1198 after 2 p.m.)

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Open House and Unthirsty Plant Sale
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. The 29th annual open house and sale allows people to tour the gardens and browse less-thirsty and native plants for sale, as well attend workshops, a social media contest, keiki activities, crafts and more. (

Liliuokalani Protestant Church Benefit Luau
Liliuokalani Protestant Church, 1-4 p.m., $25/dine in, $20/takeout. The church holds its 41st annual benefit luau with delicious Hawaiian food, plus entertainment for dine-in supporters from Chinky Mahoe and Halau Kawailiula, and Greg Lontayao and Halau Kawaihoa. (637-9364,

Niu Estates Community Garage Sale
Enter Niu Estates via East Helemaumau Street, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. The 31st annual community garage sale features hidden treasures. Participating homes will display flags and have maps of other participants in Niu Estates. (373-4322)

Ohana Resource Fair
Waimanalo Health Center, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with support from Hawaii Mother’s Milk, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies and Fit4Mom, as well as door prizes, goodie bags and more. (259-7940)

Summer Fest 2017
Kailua United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Browse more than 50 vendors in specialty items, jewelry, crafts, a plant sale, shave ice, a mini health expo and more. (261-6238)

Family Storytimes
Waianae Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Enjoy books, songs and crafts with the whole family. Recommended for preschool-age children and older, but all are welcome. (697-7868)

Full Moon Paddle
Turtle Bay Resort, 7-9 p.m., $80-$40. Paddle through the calm waters of Kawela Bay by the moonlight, then enjoy a bonfire with heavy pupu. Reservations required. (293-6020)

Moon Walk at Waimea Valley
Waimea Valley, 6 p.m. dinner, 8-10 p.m. walk, $29.95-$10. Enjoy a buffet dinner at The Proud Peacock before taking a moonlit stroll through the valley. (638-7766)

‘Beat-lele’ Album Release Party
Gordon Biersch, 6:30-10:30 p.m., free. The Beatles tribute band celebrates its debut album release with live music, a lucky number drawing and more. Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Hawaii. (

Feed Me
The Republik, 9 p.m., $35-$25/advance. Feed Me performs with support from No Mana. (

Island Vibes Summer Concert Series: Lion Fiyah
International Market Place, Queen’s Court, 3-5 p.m., free. (

Johnny Rock Society II
Hibiscus Lounge, 8-11 p.m., free. Contemporary, disco and top 40s music. (888-7259)

Mango Season Trio
Nico’s Pier 38, 6-9 p.m., free. (253-9099)

Dance Central at Leeward YMCA
Ala Moana Center, 7 p.m., free. (

‘Ike Hana I – A Festival for the Senses
UH-Manoa’s Kennedy Theatre, 5 p.m. culinary celebration, 7:30 p.m. performance, $34-$12. Enjoy the first of two finale concerts featuring Ka Pa Hula O Kauanoe O Waahila, Kanokupolu Dancers, and Korea National University of Arts. Guests can also attend a pre-show dinner featuring chefs Lee Anne Wong, Mark Noguchi, Hide Sakurai and more. (

Summer Blitz: Clean Up Kawainui Levee
Meet at parking lot of St. John Lutheran Church, 8:30-11:30 a.m., free. Kailua Historical Society hosts a cleanup of the makai end of the Kawainui Marsh levee, in hopes of reclaiming the land for Kailua residents to tour the area and learn its rich history. (