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August 10

Sunday August 10
Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7 or 2-4 p.m. Aug. 10, $45/person, $80/couple. Specifically geared for couples giving birth at Castle Medical Center. Learn different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to caring for you and your baby. Suggested for those in their third trimester. Advanced registration is required. (263-5400,

Little Felted Animals
Art Explorium, 1-2:30 p.m., $15/child, ages 7 and older. Learn how to make felted creations from wool using a felting need to sculpt and mold each piece, combining different colors into one animal. Advanced registration is required. (

Recreational Thrill Craft Operator Safety Educational Course
Marine Education Training Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $99. Learn about local ocean safety principles and practices; historical, cultural and customary practices of Hawaii’s ocean users,and more. Pre-requisite: Completion of Safe Boating in Hawaiian Waters or equivalent Hawaii State NASBLA approved course. Advanced registration is required. (235-7433)

I Love Hula in Kailua
Parking garage behind Longs/CVS in Kailua Town, 3-4 p.m., free. Featuring Halau Hula Paakea Wai Lehua with Kumu Hula Wanda Akiu. (

Taps Across America
National Cemetery of the Pacific, 5 p.m., contact for cost. Take a moment to remember the greatest generation and meet at 442nd corner. Join Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii, plus a lone bugler, and guest speaker Penny Dempsey Yazzie, who represents the American World War II Orphans Network. (225-6927)

Family Fun Days
Fun Factory, Pearlridge Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., various costs. Fun Factory’s Family Fun Days feature prize giveaways every 30 minutes, 50 percent off most games, face-painting, balloon twisting and more. (

Live Music
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, noon to 11 p.m., no cover charge. Unparalleled performs at noon, followed by Brotherz Rise from 5 to 7 p.m. and Analog from 9 to 11 p.m. (

Poi Dogs Anniversary Celebration
Poi Dogs Day Care & Boarding, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., contact for cost. Poi Dogs Day Care & Boarding hosts its anniversary celebration, open to the public and their dogs. The day features food, vendors, entertainment, dog park family fun and a silent auction to benefit local shelters. (536-4443,

Polo Game
Hawaii Polo Club, 68-411 Farrington Hwy., Waialua, 2 p.m. matches start, 11 a.m. gates open, $10/field seating, $25/clubhouse area. Mexico versus Hawaii. (,

ET Home! Aliens in Art
Ginny Walden Art Gallery (41-829 Kakaina St., studio A-4), Aug. 10-Oct. 4, contact for days, times and cost. Featuring paintings by Tashina, Ginny Walden, with same ancient alien images. A reception takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10. (389-0579,

Gallery on the Pali at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, July 13-Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, free. Paintings by Anderson O’Mealy that offer a reflection on candid old photographs with a coloring of modern hues. (