February 20

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Wednesday February 20
Keiki Storytime
Kailua Public Library, Wednesdays until March 27, 10:30 a.m., free. Recommended for ages 2 to 5. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Storytime will feature stories, sing-along songs and a craft. Contact the library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpretor or other special accomodations are needed. (266-9911)

Preschool Storytime
Aiea Public Library, every Wednesday until March 6, 10:30 a.m., Children ages 3-5 are invited to hear stories, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and make a simple craft. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. (483-7333)

Jazz Night In Aiea
Ige’s Restaurant and 19th Puka, Feb. 20 and 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. Steve Lucas and a Fellowship In Jazz perform. Musicians are welcome to jam with the band.

Hawaii Cocktail Week
Visit website for locations and times, Feb. 16-23, $15-$75. This week-long event celebrates the cocktail as it evolvedin the Pacific. Featuring a full week of tastings, pairings, workshops, competitions and more. (hicocktailweek.com)

Makahiki Challenge Registration
Kualoha Ranch, 9 a.m., $70 until Feb. 13, $80 until Feb. 25. The Makahiki Challenge is an onstable journey over three miles long that takes you through tireless hills, rough terrain, mud pits and more. Email for registration and more information. (makahikichallenge@gmail.com)

The Wedding Cafe Wednesday Night Workshops
Ward Warehouse Conference Room, every Wednesday for 10 weeks, 6:30 p.m., free (except the Cake & Catering Trends workshop). The Wedding Cafe kicks off their bridal workshop series with its Location & Venues workshop, featuring 12 wedding venues on Oahu. Each workshop features a different theme featuring Hawaii’s top wedding vendors. RSVP online. (theweddingcafe.net/signup)

2013 Gift Printing
Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Feb. 21 to March 15, gallery hours and cost. This local exhibition of prints by artists from all over the state is juried by Hiroki Morinoue, renown local print artist from the Big Island. Artist reception Feb. 20. (honoluluprintmakers.com)

A Celebration
Pegge Hopper Gallery, runs until March 2, Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A show that celebrates artist Susan McGovney Hansen who passed away in 2011. A reception takes place on Feb. 20 5:30-7 p.m. (peggehopper.com)

Andrew Rose Gallery, 1003 Bishohp St., Suite 120, runs through March 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment, call for cost. AETHER is Andrew Rose’s latest body of work in his continuing investigation through paint into the theme of water as a visual metaphor for how we see and know. (andrewrosegallery.com, 599-4400)

Ainu Treasures: A Living Tradition in Northern Japan
East-West Center Gallery, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m., call for cost. Like many other indigenous people throughout the world, the Ainu have taken initiative to revive their traditional culture, including a project for Ainu aritsts to make replicas of Ainu artifacts owned by various museums. This exhibition features modern Ainu masterpieces and replicas of traditional artifacts. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

Hawaii Meth Project Hosts “Take a Stand Against Meth” Teen Art Display
Hawaii State Capitol – Chamber leve, foyer, until March 22, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed holidays, free. The “Take a Stand Against Meth” contest challenged Hawaii teens to create original works of art inspired by content from the website methproject.org. Works in any style or medium, with the exception of videos, were eligible for entry. (hawaiimethproject.org)

Hawaiian Heritage Plants Art Exhibition
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, open daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., call for cost. In honor of the Makahiki season, Hoomaluhia will be featuring an art exhibit on plants that traveled to the islands in the sailing canoes of the early voyagers who became the Hawaiians. (233-7323)

Small Kine Art Exhibit and Sale
ARTS at Marks Garage, through March 9, Tues.-Sat. noon-5 p.m., free admission. Presented by the Hawaii Watercolor Society. A reception will be held on March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. (watercolorsociety.org)

Windward Wanderers Art Show and Sale
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens Art Gallery, daily through Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Featuring 15 artists specializing in watercolors, acrylics, goache, oils and pastels. (254-2757, 233-7323)

iCAN Workshop #2: Got Career Jobs?
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 114, 5-9 p.m., free. Prerequisite: Completion of Workshop 1 or approval from the coordinator. Use online job search engines to locate jobs in Hawaii and find out the earning potential and skills you need. Registration required. (235-7381)

Shin Buddhism and Modern Media
Buddhist Study Center, 7 p.m., donations accepted. A public lecture by Dr. Elisabetta Porcu. (tinyurl.com/bschawaii)

Dean Okimoto
Oahu Country Club, 12-1:30 p.m., $25 for lunch. Dean Okimoto, president and founder of Nalo Farms will speak about his company’s efforts to have Hawaii buy local and about the always changing local farming industry. (225-2965)

We Go Jam
Windward Community College, Library Learning Commons, 6-8 p.m. Reading, music and bok signing celebrating the newly released book published by the Hawaii Council for Humanities with contributing authors Puakea Nogelmeier, Jerry Santos, Calvin Hoe, Thelma Chang, Aiko Yamashiro and editor Susan Yim. (235-7400)