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July 9

Wednesday July 9
Australian Dot Painting
Art Explorium, 9:30-11 a.m., $15/child, ages 3 and older. Learn about how indigenous people of Australia used natural substances to create pigments of pants and work as a group to create dot paintings, using the same color palette as traditional paintings. Advanced registration is required. (

Basic Computer Class For Senior Citizens
Carole Kai Charities, Inc. (418 Kuwili St. room 102), contact for time, free. Senior citizens are invited to sign up for a two-hour computer class to learn basic computer concepts that include e-mail, use of the interview, composing documents and more. Advanced registration is required. (291-6151)

Basics in Oil
Corner of Piikoi St. and Kapiolani Blvd., 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through August, $115. Learn easy oil painting using basic brush strokes and color palette in five sessions. Advanced registration is required. (295-8506)

Basics in Oil
Midori Art Studio, Wednesdays through Aug. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m., Fridays through Aug. 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m., $115 plus tax, ages 12 and older. Learn easy oil painting using basic brush strokes, composition and color palette in five lessons. All supplies except the canvas are included in the cost of the class. Advanced registration is required. (295-8506)

Brain Gym For Eye Health
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, 9:45-11:45 a.m., $12. Practice cross-crawl patterning, ambidextrous drawing and other brain gym techniques to coordinate the left eye and ride eye, and the brain hemispheres. Advanced registration is required. (235-7433)

Hawaii International Summer Piano Academy
Masaki School of Music (250 Ward Ave., #226), July 9-13, daily. 2-5 p.m., $20—$50/class. Masaki School of Music hosts Hawaii International Summer Piano Academy with students from Beijing Central Conservatory flying in for lessons and masterclasses with renowned piano professors Bruce Brubaker and Gabriel Chodos from New England Conservatory of Music, and Jin Zhang from Beijin Central Conservatory. Advanced registration is required. (593-9395,

Yoga Pilates
Kaiser Permanente, Moanlua Medical Center, Wednesdays through Aug. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $75/member, $104.50/non-member. A combination of yoga and Pilates for a full body workout. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

Yoga With a Twist
Waikiki g Hotel, second Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m., contact for cost. Guests, visitors and locals are invited to practice yoga at the hotel’s Parc Lanai. Parc Chic Designer Wines and speciality drinks available for purchase following yoga. (921-7272,

A Call For Submissions
Contact for mailing address, must be postmarked by July 31. Bamboo Ridge Press announces its call for submissions of poetry, short stories and essays to be published in Bamboo Ridge issue #106. (

Courtyard Cinema
Ward Village Information Center and Sales Gallery, 6 p.m. doors open, film starts at sunset, free. This month’s Ward Village Courtyard Cinema showcases Michael Tully’s American comedy, “Ping Pong Summer.” Limited amount of tickets available online. (

Family Programs
Living Art Marine Center, June 16-July 11, Mon.-Fri., 1-2:30 p.m., contact for cost. Advanced registration is required. (841-8080,

Fizz Boom! Read!
Kahuku Public and School Library, June 2-July 11, library hours, free. The summer reading program is open to everyone: infants and toddlers, children in grades K-6, teens in grades 7-12 and adults. Participants receive one weekly incentive prize (while supplies last). (293-8935)

Adam and Keith Live
Hard Rock Café, 9-11 p.m., free. Adam and Keith perform blues and rock. (955-7383)

Live Music
Nico’s Pier 38, 5:30-9 p.m., no cover charge. Mike Barques performs with Steve Martinucci. (384-7223)

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, Wednesdays through July 30, 6-9 p.m., free. Mango Season Duo performs its sun-kissed island soul jazz. (

Mike Barques
Nico’s Pier 38, July 9, 18 and 23, 5:30-9 p.m., contact for cost. Mike Barques performs with Nando Suan. (384-7223)

Town Center of Mililani, 6 p.m., contact for cost. The USAD Band of the Pacific-Hawaii performs. (

From Madagascar to Hawaii-Reflections
Gallery on the Pali at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, through July 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., free. Paintings by Esperance Maobe Rakotonirina, who grew up on the island of Madagascar. An artist’s reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. June 14. (