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August 16

Saturday August 16
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
4155 Diamond Head Rd., Aug. 16, 20 and 24, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $110. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and life-threatening respiratory cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants, and learn to use an AED. Advanced registration is required. (, 1-800-733-2767)

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
4155 Diamond Head Rd., Aug. 16, 20 and 24, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $90. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries, and learn how to administer CPR and use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on adults. Advanced registration is required. (, 1-800-733-2767)

Children’s Ikebana Classes
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Saturdays through Sept. 13, contact for time and cost. Honolulu Museum of Art and Ikebana International Honolulu offer children’s ikebana classes for youth in grades 2 to 12. Advanced registration is required. (, 532-8741)

FreedomRail Demo
Simply Organized, Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. Learn to create the space of your dreams easily with FreedomRail closet systems. (693-8888)

FreedomRail Mini-Demo
Simply Organized, Kahala Mall, 3-4 p.m., free. Learn to create the space of your dreams easily with FreedomRail closet systems. (739-7007)

Gift Wrapping Workshop
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 9 a.m.-noon, contact for cost. Advanced registration is required. (945-7633 ext. 25)

Hang Loose Series
The Healing Arts Center, Saturdays through Aug. 30, 9-10:15 a.m., $25/workshop or $20 if registered for three or more. Suzen Murakoshi teaches a variety of classes with topics such as “Lighten Your Shoulders,” “Foot Walkers and Leg Alignment” and more. A 25-minute foot fitness class takes place at 8:30 a.m. before Suzen’s class ($5-$7). Advanced registration is required. (484-4881,

Hawaiian Canoe Sailing
Windward Community College, Hale Imiloa 133 and Kualoa Beach Park, Saturdays through Sept. 13, 1-4 p.m., $190. Learn basic Hawaiian canoe sailing and navigational skills while increasing swimming and water safety skills. Participants must pass a water safety test demonstrating the ability to swim a minimum of 500 yards using any strokes and treading water for 30 minutes in open ocean. Advanced registration is required. (235-7433)

Mindfulness and Loving
1127 11th Ave., second floor, Aug. 16, 23 and 30, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, and Oct. 4, 2-3:30 p.m., donations accepted. Receive meditation instruction and talk and guided discussion in a safe, supportive environment for healing. All are welcome. Topics include stress and anxiety, grieving, listening and speaking, and more. (

Your Best Self
Chaminade University, first and second Saturdays through Dec. 13, 9-11 a.m., $100. For those ages 4 to 21. Prepare for upcoming transitions in education and employment opportunities with a workshop that includes strategies for engagement, and a networking session that cover speed engagement. Advanced registration is required. (

Benefit Luau
United Church of Christ – Judd Street, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $25/box. Enjoy an 11-course authentic Hawaiian meal featuring kalua pig, lomi salmon, chicken long rice and more. Advanced registration is required. (536-8418)

Book Sale
Kailua Public Library, through Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends of Kailua Library Bookstore sell all K-12 books at the sale price of five for $1 (does not include children’s picture books). (392-1824)

Building Your Home For Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. More people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchase a new home. Discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for and more. Advanced registration is required. (593-2808,

Classic Car Show
Windward Mall, Macy’s parking lot, 5-9 p.m., free. The East End Hot Rod Club hosts a show featuring classic cars. (, 235-1143)

Craft and Family Fun Fair
Aikahi Park Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Celebrate the end of summer with shopping and family fun. The day include a craft fair and family fun fair featuring free carousel and “lil’ swing rides,” as well as carnival games, booths and more. (, 725-8822)

E-Waste Hawaii
Farrington High School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Materials accepted include computers, monitors, laptops, printers and more. TVs, alkaline batteries, microwaves and home appliances are not accepted. No quantity limits. (, 488-8870)

Health Expo
Waianae Mall, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center sponsors a health expo for participants to learn from staff about health center services. The day also includes entertainment, health screenings, farmers market, car seat inspections, food demonstrations, a blood drive and a kick-off for the Waianae Eat Local challenge. (

Obon Festival
Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Valley of the Temples Memorial Park celebrates its second annual Obon Festival. The day includes a traditional opening ceremony, lotus water lanterns, activities, prizes for kids, food and more. (, 236-4078)

Rally Cross
Kalaeloa Raceway Park, contact for more information. Drivers compete against each other in a course laid out on the dirt track. (

Summer Craft and Collectibles Fair
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (945-7633)

Used Book Sale
Waialua Public Library, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (637-8286)

Waianae Eat Local Challenge
Makeke Waianae (farmers market), Waianae Mall, Saturdays through Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free admission. Support local farmers and take the challenge to eat healthy Hawaii-grown foods. Stop by the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center information booth to pick up a free gift bag and challenge stamp card to compete to win prizes. (697-3236)

Family Fun Day
Kapolei Regional Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. The day features games for children of all ages, arts and crafts, face painting, family relay races, free popcorn and candy, and more. (

Bishop Museum, May 10-Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Tuesdays), $8.95-$19.95. “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” invites visitors to experience 5,000 square-feet of the science, sound, history and cultural impact of the guitar through both historical artifacts and hands-on displays. (

Keiki Carnival
Wet’n’Wild, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., $19.99 after 4 p.m. Wet’n’Wild provides free games and entertainment from 4 to 6 p.m., as well as live entertainment, balloons, face painting and more. (

Nature’s Wonders
Bishop Museum, J.M. Long Gallery, Aug. 2-Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (closed Tuesdays), $8.95-$19.95. Showcasing rare, beautiful and fascinating examples from the Museum’s world-renowned collections. The exhibit brings together natural and cultural worlds for a visual celebration of the aesthetic beauty of unique specimens. (, 847-3511)

Legends of Koolau
Contact for location, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $10/ages 5-11, $20/ages 12 and older. Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club holds cultural tours of Kaneohe Bay aboard the Coral Queen glass-bottom boat. Learn the history, legends and marine resources of the Bay. Tours are about and hour and half in length. Advanced registration is required. 235-8111,

An Evening With Citizen Cope Acoustic
The Republik, 8 p.m. show, $28/in advance, plus applicable fees, increase day of show. Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope’s roots are complex You may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. (

OnStage Drinks & Grinds, 8-11 p.m., contact for cost. (738-0004)

Kona Brewing Co., 7-9 p.m., contact for cost. (396-5662)

Kanikapila in Kailua
Kailua parking garage near Longs/CVS, 4-5:30 p.m., free. This month features Mailani. Audience members are encouraged to bring beach chairs, pick up food from a Kailua eatery and enjoy the music. (

Live Music
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, noon-midnight, no cover charge. Youth on Stage performer to be determined. 20 Degrees North performs from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by Analog. (

Stars & Guitars
Bishop Museum, 5-10 p.m., $5-$10. A unique, one-night event showcasing the versatility and diversity of the guitar. Guests are invited to experience a variety of musical styles with stages throughout the museum. The planetarium also shows the “Classical Stars Tonight” program every hour. Featuring performances by Tavana, Taimane, Shawn Pimental and more. (, 847-3511)

Duke’s OceanFest
Contact for various venue sites throughout Waikiki, April 16-April 24, contact for times and cost. The 13th annual Duke’s OceanFest features a variety of competitions and events including surfing, stand-up paddling, one-mile ocean swim and more. (

Elvis Remembrance Day
Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Hawaiian Theater, 6-9:30 p.m., contact for cost. Rock-A-Hula! honors the King with a special show to commemorate the 36th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s passing. (, 629-7469)

Hawaii Gamer Expo
Pomaikai Ballrooms, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., $35-$55. The Gamer Expo features 12 gaming tournaments, a Microsoft features section, laser tag sponsored by Rascals, a cosplay tournament, a panel featuring gaming speed runners and more. (

REAL Beer Festival
Kakaako Makai Gateway Park, 2-6:30 p.m., $60 plus a processing fee of $4.29. REAL a gastropub and The Victoria Foundation presents it second annual REAL Beer Festival showcasing 78 craft beers from Hawaii, the Mainland and abroad. The afternoon also includes food from 25 Oahu restaurants including Honolulu Burger Co., Pint + Jigger and REAL a gastropub. (

Teen Vogue Back to School Saturday
Windward Mall, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., contact for cost. Windward Mall hosts Teen Vogue’s Back to School Saturday and Miss Hawaii Day. Miss Hawaii hosts a live fashion show featuring Miss Hawaii contestants at 1 p.m. The day also includes performances by Kaulana, 24-7 Danceforce and more. (, 235-1143)

Ancient Soul Memories
Ginny Walden Art Gallery (41-829 Kakaina St., studio A-4), Saturdays through Sept. 6, 1-5 p.m., free. Featuring paintings, sculptures of psychic art, people and seascapes by Ginny Walden. A reception takes place June 21 from 1 to 9 p.m. (389-0579)

Making Your Own Improvised Dance
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16 and noon-4 p.m. Aug. 17, $10. Join spatial sculptors in an interactive exploration of improvised dance. (

The Parish
Brad Powell Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 3 p.m. Aug. 17, $5-$10. TAG presents “The Parish,” a staged reading of a new play ban Jan McGrath. (722-6941)