August 9

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Thursday August 9
Achieving Financial Security in an Uncertain World: Are You Retirement Ready?
Mililani Town Association Recreation Center 2, 94-300 Anania Drive, 6:30 p.m., free. Learn why having a financial plan can help and find out how to create a financial strategy that’s appropriate for your family. (

Dance Magic 808 Paso Doble and International Tango Classes
Ala Wai Golf Course, clubhouse, 404 Kapahulu Ave., Thursdays through Sept. 6, 6:30 and 7:20 p.m., $16. Join an 8-class session instructed by Ernie and Karen Choy, and Richard and Lynn Nakamura. (, 372-2256)

When is Opiate Use Effective, Necessary or Unsafe?
Adventist Health Castle Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Center, 6-7 p.m., free. Learn about the strengths, benefits and concerns of the use of opiates for pain control, and hear about the new regulatory environment regarding opiates. Pre-registration required. (263-5050,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawaiian Electric Company, 820 Ward Ave., Bloodmobile, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Room 304, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Candlelight Peace Walk
Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 1727 Pali Hwy., 3 p.m., free. The public is invited to participate in a mulltifaith peace walk commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. A screening of “GATE: The Atomic Flame” will precede the walk. Chartered bus services will be available for those who are unable to walk far. (536-7044)

Newcomers Club of Honolulu: Aloha Coffee Time
Contact for location, 10-11:30 a.m., free. Those new to Hawaii are invited to join Newcomers Club of Honolulu and learn about its many programs. Pre-registration required. (,

Darren Benitez
Blue Note Hawaii, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $25-$45. (

Johnny’s Showcase Open Mic
Siam Paradise Thai Restaurant, 1336 Dillingham Blvd., 7:30-11:30 p.m., free. (841-8807)