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April 6

Sunday April 6
American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Rd., full course takes place noon-6:30 p.m. April 6, online blending learning course takes place 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 10, $110. CPR for professional rescuers and healthcare providers. Advanced registration is required. (1-800-733-2767,

First Aid
American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Rd., April 6 and 25, 8:30 a.m-noon, $70. Learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses. Advanced registration is required. (1-800-733-2767,

Tapa Time
Art Explorium, 1-2:30 p.m., $15/student. Simulate ancient tapa making techniques using paper and various artistic approaches. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. Advanced registration is required. (

Solo Competitive Driving
Aloha Stadium, contact for more information. Try solo competitive driving (a.k.a. autocross) at the Hawaii Region, Sports Car Club of America event. (

1000-Tree Giveaway
Manoa Valley District Park Pavilion, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Malama Manoa hosts the sixth 1000-Tree Giveaway. This year’s varieties include kukui nut, monkey pod, plumeria, kalo, papaya, mountain apple, monsterra and more. (

Wahiawa Lions Host Annual Breakfast
Leilehua High School Cafeteria, 7-11 a.m., $7. Wahiawa Lions host its 18th annual fundraiser breakfast with a meal that includes eggs, sausages, steamed rice, banana bread, pineapple chunks and a beverage. Kananai Oliveira Hula Studio provide entertainment. Takeout is available. (621-0852)

UH Institute for Astronomy Open House
University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy Manoa Headquarters (2680 Woodlawn Dr.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Featuring activities, displays and talks for people of all ages. (

Ron Artis
Mililani Town Center, 4 p.m., contact for cost. (, 371-3895)

Hawaii Polo Opening Day
Hawaii Polo Club, 68-411 Farrington Hwy., Waialua, 2 p.m. matches start, 11 a.m. gates open, $10/field seating, $25/clubhouse area. Duke Kahanamoku Trophy featuring Wealth Strategy Partners verses Equus. (,

Ola Ka Ha
Iolani Palace, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., contact for cost. An all-day benefit concert to raise money for Iolani Palace featuring Mailani, Jerry Santos, Teresa Bright, Weldon Kekauoha, Sean Naauao, Waipuna and Huewa alongside halau from across the islands. (522-0822,

The Beginning of a Garden
Foster Botanical Garden, performances held at 3, 3:20 and 3:40 p.m., free. Foster Botanical Gardens holds a special living history program: “The Beginning of a Garden.” The performance features costumed role-players portraying three different people from island history instrumental in establishing, creating and preserving Foster Botanical Garden. Advanced registration required. (522-7066)

DHT Performing Arts Program
Diamond Head Theatre, March 30-May 25, contact for days, times and cost. Diamond Head Theatre’s spring session teaches song and dance of musical theatre to learning the dynamics of a scene. Classes are available for children, teens and adults. (, 733-0277)

Everyday Sacred
Gallery on the Pali, through May 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, free. Featuring photographs by Philippe Gross and Duane Preble, sharing a similar philosophy on art grounded in the celebration of life’s mysteries found in details of ordinary existence. (595-4047)

MFA Thesis Presentation
University of Hawaii Manoa, art gallery, March 9-April 11, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Sunday, noon-4 p.m., free. Beili Liu explores her Chinese roots through a variety of media, such as bamboo and salt. (956-6888)

PlayBuilders of Hawaii Auditions
Leeward Community College Lab Theatre, 1-4 p.m., contact for cost. PlayBuilders of Hawaii holds auditions and interviews for its theatrical ensemble. Those interested must be 16 or older, do not have to be a student at LLC and must be available for rehearsals from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays beginning April 14. (

Untold Stories
Kaimuki High School Auditorium, 4:30 p.m. April 6 and 7:30 p.m. April 10, free. Farrington High School’s T-Shirt Theatre performs “Untold Stories,” an idea from students’ curiosity about back stories of those they observe. (

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