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August 30

Saturday August 30
About Boating Safely
Contact for location, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m., contact for cost. An accelerated boating safety class specifically designed for experienced boaters. The course fulfills the State of Hawaii requirements for a student to obtain a “boat driver’s license.” Advanced registration is required. (

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)

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
4155 Diamond Head Rd., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $110. Learn skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. The course includes two-man CPR method, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and bag-valve mask to care for cardiac arrest and breathing emergencies. Advanced registration is required. (, 1-800-733-2767)

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

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)

Lauhala Weaving for Beginners
Kapolei High School portable 1, 9 a.m.-noon, $15/person, $40/families of up to three. Jewelynn Kirkland teaches about the hala tree’s significance in Hawaiian culture, how to identify hala leaves that are suitable for weaving, and the procedure for preparing leaves that will be woven. Advanced registration is required. (

Meditate and Breathe
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Honolulu Medical Office, Saturdays through Dec. 6, 9-10 a.m., $60-$97.50. A slow-paced yoga class to promote inner peace by matching breath with the movement of your body. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

Mindfulness and Loving
1127 11th Ave., second floor, Aug. 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. (

Music Theory for Youngsters
Masaki School of Music, Saturdays through Nov. 15, 9-10 a.m. ages 6-7, 10:15-11:15 a.m. ages 8-14, $210. Chris Suzuki teachers music theory for children ages 6-14. Advanced registration is required. (593-9395,

Parenting Through Personality Styles
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Honolulu Medical Office, Aug. 30, Oct. 25, Dec. 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $92-$162. This class covers major psychological attributes that people naturally develop, then compare psychological characteristics with those of your children. Also learn effective strategies for raising a child at any age and more. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

Parenting Through Personality Styles
Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu Medical Office, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $106-$162. Learn effective strategies for raising your child at any age. This workshop includes a workbook and personality survey. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

Samsung Galaxy 5: What’s New
Verizon Wireless, Kapolei Commons, 8:45-10 a.m., free. Advanced registration is required. (

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. (

Female Comics of Hawaii
Downbeat Diner Lounge, 7:30 p.m. doors, 8-10 p.m. show, $10. Female Comics of Hawaii present a night of standup comedy featuring Patrice Scott, Michelle Welch, Erika Swartzkopf, Brandi Morgan, Michelle Mak and Kendra Shine. (542-8345,

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)

Craft, Gift and Rubberstamp Sale
Neal Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Featuring local vendors selling a variety of wonderful crafts, gift items and craft supplies. A large crafter’s clearance sale also is a part of this event. (

Diamond Magic Demonstration
City Mill Kaimuki, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. A live demonstration on how Diamond Magic can remove water spots and stains in different areas around the home. (735-7636)

Hawaii’s Woodshow
Honolulu Museum of Art School at Linekona, Aug. 30-Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, free. Hawaii Forest Industry Association presents its 22nd annual Hawaii’s Woodshow, Na Laau o Hawaii. It is a prestigious statewide, juried exhibition and features Hawaii grown wood. (

Kidney Early Detection Screening
Susannah Wesley Community Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii hosts a kidney health screening to those ages 18 and older who would like to get a snapshot of their current kidney health, learn more about preventing kidney disease and get access to additional resources. Advanced pre-registration is required. (589-5903,

Krud Kutter Demonstration
City Mill Hawaii Kai, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. A live demonstration on how Krud Kutter removes the toughest stains from different surfaces. (396-5151)

Lau Lau Sale
Contact for ticket location, deadline to purchase tickets is Aug. 30, pick-up takes place Sept. 6 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Oahu Veteran’s Center, $20/six lau lau. Proceeds benefit the Southwest Kidney Transplant Fund. (630-5784)

NeverWet Demonstration
City Mill Mililani, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. A live application demonstration of NeverWet superhydrophobic coating over concrete, wood, metal and fabric. (623-3100)

Paws on the Path Hiking Club
Likeke Trail, meet at 8:30 a.m., free. The Hawaiian Humane Society hiking club, Paws on the Path, is a group of animal lovers who take on a pet-friendly trail, led by an experienced hiker. (, 356-2222)

Poetic Calligraphy From Japan
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, noon-3 p.m., free. Eita Segawa provides a demonstration of Japanese calligraphy. (, 203-2366)

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)

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. (

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)

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

Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila
Waimanalo Beach Park, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., free admission. The seventh annual Gabby Pahinui kanikapila features crafts, food, music and hula performances. (

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus Enrollment
University of Hawaii at Manoa Music Department, 8:30-10:30 a.m., $6 parking fee. Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus holds its open fall enrollment for boys and girls in grades K-12. Students should visit HYOC’s website for more information and to retrieve an online enrollment form. (

Live Music
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, noon-midnight, no cover charge. Youth On Stage performer (at noon) to be determined. 20 Degrees North perform from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by Streetlight Cadence. (

Michael Franti and Spearhead Live
The Waikiki Shell, 6 p.m. show, $79.50 pool, $44.50/terrace, $39.50 lawn. Musician, humanitarian, and children’s book author, Michael Franti, is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead. (

Scott Carey
Formaggios Restaurant, Kailua, 8:30 p.m.-close, free admission. Live music from the official musician of Pau Hana Parrot Heads of Oahu. (

The Waikiki Shell, 6 p.m., $79.50 pool seating, $44.50/terrace, $39.50/lawn, in advance, plus applicable fees, increase day of show. Featuring special guests Michael Franti and Spearhead, and just added Murs. (

Summer Kealoha
Jerry’s Pizza, Waialua, 7-10 p.m., contact for cost. BYOB. (637-8866)

Female DJ Competition
Bar 35, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, ages 21 and older. Female DJs of all genres are welcome to enter to win a cash prize of $250. The winner will compete in the November finals. Criteria includes mixing abilities, technical skill, transitional flow, crowd reaction, the ability to move the dance floor, and showmanship and style. (

The Grindshow
Next Door, 10:15 p.m.-2 a.m., $10/advance, $15/door, 21 and older. Twink & Grind and the808wonderland are teaming up to bring you a dazzling spectacle for the eyes and ears. The Grind Show also showcases handmade costume top hats, string voodoo dolls, paperweights and circus-themed magnets and flower jester collars by MystIrie. (

HIKI NO Festival
Consolidated Theatres, Pearlridge, 6 p.m., free. PBS Hawaii’s first-ever HIKI NO Festival features student-produced video stories on the big screen. The featured stories, produced last school year, have aired on PBS Hawaii’s student news program, HIKI NO, and are nominated in this year’s HIKI NO Awards. (

North Shore Fitness Fair and SUP Sprint
Waioli Beach Park, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., $5-$10. Kauai North Shore Community Foundation holds its inaugural event featuring a Fit Challenge and SUP Sprint. The day also includes a fitness expo, live music, a silent auction and more. (

A Bollywood Robin Hood
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Tenney Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 20, $10-$20. Honolulu Theatre for Youth kicks off its 60th anniversary season with the world premiere of “A Bollywood Robin Hood,” a new telling of the Robin Hood story. (, 839-9885)

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)

”Peace On Your Wings” Auditions
Hongwanji Mission School (1728 Pali Hwy.), contact for time. Ohana arts holds auditions for students ages 9-18 for “Peace On Your Wings,” a world premiere of an original musical inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki. Call-backs take place Aug. 31. Advanced registration is required. (, 744-5501)

Taming of the Shrew
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 7:30 p.m., $15. (, 1-800-838-3006)

Adopt A Block Clean-up
Bike path beginning at Nimitz Hwy. (from Middle St. to Puuloa St.), 9-11:30 a.m., free. A safety briefing takes place prior to the start of the cleanup. Advanced registration is required. (629-7933,

Pouhala Marsh Wetland Restoration
Pouhala Marsh, Waipahu, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Hawaii Nature Center seeks volunteers to help wetland restoration at Pouhala Marsh. Work involves invasive plant removal. Bring work gloves and bottled water. Wear a hat, use sunscreen and dress to get dirt, wet and muddy. Footwear and long pants are required, and participants are encouraged to bring a change of clothes, towel and slippers for after. Advanced registration is required. (955-0100 ext. 118,