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August 9

Saturday August 9
Advanced Child Care Training
4155 Diamond Head Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $129. The course provides participants with the tools needed to provide the best care to infants and children ages 10 and younger. The course also includes pediatric first aid, CPR and AED training and certification. 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)

Downsizing and Decluttering
Simply Organized, Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. Learn ways to de-clutter your home and improve your home’s perceived value with Senior Move Managers and Declutter Hawaii’s Cynthia Arnold. (693-8888)

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)

Ikebana Class
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Aug. 9-Sept. 13, contact for days, time and cost. Honolulu Museum of Art and Ikebana International Honolulu offers a an ikebana class for children ages 2-12. Advanced registration is required. (, 532-8741)

It’s Not Too Late to Register for College
Waimanalo Beach Park, Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Windward Community College offers residents of Waimanalo an opportunity for one-on-one assistance with registering for college. (235-7374,

Japanese Flower Arranging – Ikebana Sogestu
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, Saturdays through Sept. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $65. Use aesthetic awareness to assemble materials, choosing its most beautiful aspects, assemble them in different order and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. Students are required to purchase or provide their own supplies. Advanced registration is required. (235-7433)

Meditate and Breathe
Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu Medical Office, May 3-Aug. 16, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., $75/members, $97.50/non-members. A slow-paced yoga class to promote inner peace by matching your breath with the movement of your body. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

Psychic Development Class
Gaia Hawaii Metaphysical Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $50. Expand your psychic abilities with fun, easy and effective tools and exercises. Advanced registration is required. (983-3344)

Qigong Workshop
Kapolei Public Library, 1 p.m., free. This workshop is for beginners, with an emphasis on stress reduction and detox, and includes qigong and tai chi basics. (693-7050)

Safe Boating in Hawaiian Waters
Marine Education Training Center, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $99. Learn about educational requirements for operating a vessel in state waters, as set forth by National Association of Boating Laws Administrators and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources. Advanced registration is required. (235-7433)

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. (

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)

Community Drum Circle
Camp Mokuleia (68-729 Farrington Hwy.), 3:30-5 p.m., $5. Pets, alcohol and smoking is not permitted. Facilitators lead the participants in a Music Drum Circle and create a chorus of tuned drums, percussion and musical instruments. (831-458-1946,

Imi Ike Series
Wayland Baptist University (95-1091 Ainamakua Dr.), Aug. 9, 16 and 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $50/all three sessions. Wayland Baptist University launches a series of workshops. The first workshop concerns the use of social media by organizations wishing to expand outreach. Advanced registration is required. (564-3340,

Pearl City Hongwanji Bon Dance
Pearl City Hongwanji (858 2nd St.), 5:30 p.m., free. Food, and the country and craft stores open at 5:30 p.m.; dancing takes place from 7 to 10 p.m., and children’s games take place from 7-8:30 p.m., (455-1680)

Waialua Library Writers’ Group
Waialua Public Library, 11 a.m., free. This month’s topic is: Write Something Humorous. Share what you have written or simply sit back, listen and enjoy the company. (637-8286)

Family Fishing Day
Paepae o Heeia, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., contact for cost. Advanced registration is required. (236-6178,

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. (

Hott August Nitz
Windward Dodge Chrysler Jeep & Hyundai (46-177 Kahuhipa St., Kaneohe), 5-10 p.m., free. The fourth annual Hott August Nitz features the hottest car show in the state, as well as food and shave ice, face painting, balloon making and prizes. Entertainment includes Johnna Padeken-Parel, Hawaiian Soul and DJ Hapa Boy. (233-6000)

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)

11th Hour Live
11th Hour Live Snappers Sports Bar & Grill, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free, 21 and older. Snappers presents 11th Hour live. (347-1323)

Diamond Rio Live
The Republik, 7:30 p.m. show, $29.50/in advance, plus applicable fees, increase day of show. Formed in 1984, Diamond Rio features lead singer Marty Roe, guitarist Jimmy Olander, drummer Brian Prout, keyboardist Dan Truman, bassist/harmony Dana Williams and Gene Johnson on mandolin/harmony. (

Good Foot, Jive Slinky and Pimpbot
Anna O’Brien’s, 8:30 p.m. doors, 9:15 p.m. showtime, $8 cover, ages 21 and older. Good Foot, Jive Slinky and Pimpbot perform a night of soul, funk, AfroBeat, hip-hop, and rock and roll. (,,

Live Music
Hard Rock Cafe, noon-midnight, no cover charge. The Wreck perform at noon, followed by 20 Degrees North from 5 to 7 p.m. and Hooligan’s Harp from 10 p.m. to midnight. (hardrock/com/honolulu)

The Chainsmokers Live
The Republik, 9 p.m. show, $25/in advance, plus applicable fees, increase day of show. The Chainsmokers have become the hottest young American EDM DJ duo. (

Tyrone Wells
Doris Duke Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $25-$45. Tyrone Wells performs his latest songs and shares the stage with his local ohana – wife Elina and brother-in-law Kevin Chang. (

Community Drum Circle
Camp Mokuleia, 3:30-5 p.m., $5. Facilitators lead participants in a music drum circle and create a chorus of tuned drums, percussion and musical instruments. (831-458-1946,

A Day with Clay at HiSAM
Hawaii State Art Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. galleries, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. activities, free admission. Try the potter’s wheel and join a collaborative art-making. (

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)

Mixing Media
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9 and noon-4 p.m. Aug. 10, $10. Join spacial sculptors in an interactive exploration of improvised dance. (

Kokua the Aina
Hawaii Kai Drive (mauka) close to Keahole St. intersection, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Help to prepare the land for a landscape master plan, which includes native plants, trees and shrubs for the cultural sites and wetland. Student service project credit is available. Bring work gloves, some tools are provided (bring what you can) and wear closed shoes, long pants, sunscreen and a hat. Bring a refillable water bottle. (, 864-8081)