February 25

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Saturday February 25
Confident Parenting Classes
PARENTS, Inc., 45-955 Kamehameha Hwy. #403, Kaneohe, Fridays until March 10, 9-11 a.m., $40/materials and book, free class. Learn how to positively discipline effectively, encourage your child’s self-esteem, engage cooperation from your child and more. Call to register. (223-3264)

Garden Feng Shui
Hukilau Private Meeting Room, Executive Centre Hotel, 1088 Bishop St., Honolulu, 6-9 p.m., $30. Using your garden to attract energy to your property. (fungshway.com)

How To Grow Roses
Mililani Public Library, 95-450 Makaimoimo St., Mililani, 11 a.m. to noon, free. Dorothy Dale, member of the Honolulu Rose Society and Consulting Rosarian of the American Rose Society, will make a presentation on rose growing. (627-7470)

Music Theory Class
Masaki School of Music, 250 Ward Ave. Suite 226, classes at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., $225/class. Call to register. Classes in beginning theory, intermediate/advanced theory and ear training. (593-9395)

Opening The Heart Center Class
Wellness Coordinator at Mindful Matters Wellness Center, 407 Uluniu St. #412, Kailua, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $20. Explore the joy of backbends as we open the shoulders & heart center and lengthen the spine to create ease during our practice. (230-2476)

Organize With Plastic Containers
Simply Organized, 889 Kamokila Blvd., Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. A seminar for de-cluttering and organizing with IRIS plastic containers. (529-5801)

Photoshop Mastery
UHM Sakamaki Hall C104 Manoa Multimedia Lab, call for address, Feb. 25 to 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $270. Call to register. (956-8400, outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm)

Technics Jiu-Jitsu Fundraiser
428 McNeil St., Honolulu, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26.

West African Dance Classes
Kalihi Rec Center behind the police department on Kamehameha IV Road, 1-2:30 p.m., $15. Ousseynou Kouyate teaches. (386-6326)

Writing Retreat
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa 107/109, 45-720 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., $10/walk in if space available, $8/preregistration. Here we tap into our mutual creative energy. (235-7433)

Book Signing
Book Ends, 600 Kailua Road, Kailua, noon, free. Local writer, editor, minister and author Samuel M. Smith will sign copies of his book, “Through It All In the Hollows of His Hand.” (261-1996)

Legal Concerns For Seniors
Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St., Kapolei, call for times, free. Learn about advanced healthcare directives, power of attorney, Medicare and Medicaid. (693-7050)

Library Talk
Aina Haina Library, 5246 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. Talks will focus on exterior uses of feng shui. (377-2456)

Recycle Event
Kailua Intermediate, 145 South Kainalu Drive, Kailua, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., free. Material accepted: computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers, telecom equipment. (488-8870)

Water Quality Snapshot Days
Kualoa Beach Park, 49-479 Kamehameha Hwy., 9-11 a.m., free. This important event invites residents to monitor the quality of their local oceans, streams and other water resources. (381-7202)

Fun Fair
Waialae School, 1045 19th Ave., Honolulu, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free admission. Food, music, entertainment, country store, silent auction, craft fair, games and bouncy houses. (fws.org)

Rally And Farm Festival
Kakaako Waterfront Parks off Ala Moana Blvd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. The Farm Festival will showcase the best of Oahu’s fresh produce, onolicious food booths, live entertainment, activities for all ages, and some surprises. (saveoahufarmlands.org, 780-2979)

Hawaii Youth Joint Concert
Kawaihao Church, 957 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, 3 p.m., free. Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and Hawaii Youth Symphony to perform in joint concert. (hyoc.oeg, 521-2982)

Songs Of Love Benefit Concert
Church of the Pacific, Princeville, 7 p.m., $20/door, $15/advance. Featuring Dolly Kanekuni, Jason Blake, Mary MacDermott, Randy Leonard and others. (songs-of-love.eventbrite.com, 822-0545)

80s Pop Muzik
Bar 35, 35 North Hotel St., Honolulu, 9 p.m., free. One of Bar 35’s most popular monthly events, presented by DJ Nocturna. (bar35.com)

Come Full Circle
Loft in Space at Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St., Honolulu, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., $8/cover. A cultivation of art in living motion through culture, film, paint, sculpture, dance and music featuring the works of Joel Albanez and the Soul Signature family. 18 and over. (joelalbanez@yahoo.com)

Matt Embree Performs
Anna O’Brien’s, 2440 South Beretania St., Honolulu, 9 p.m., $8/door, $5/advance. Matt Embree of Rx Bandits, The Blue Ribbons, Max Murdoch and 82Fifty perform. (808shows.com, groovetickets.com)

82nd Annual Hoolaulea
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus, Konia Field, 1887 Makuakane St., Honolulu, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., free. Bring your ohana and enjoy the spectacular view from this special mountainside setting. (842-8680)

Book Signing
Barnes and Noble, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, 11 a.m. to noon, free. Book: Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens. (949-7307)

Building Your Home For Life Seminar
Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Honolulu, 9-11 a.m. free. The seminar will provide valuable information on what families need for a successful multi-generation home construction project. Register online. (593-2808, grahambuilders.com)

Chocolate Festival
Dole Cannery Shops, 650 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, noon to 5 p.m., call for cost. The mission of the Hawaii Chocolate Festival is to stimulate global interest in Hawaii’s chocolate industry. (234-0404, hawaiichocolatefestival.com)

Hawaiian Plate Fundraiser
Enchanted Lake Elementary School cafeteria, 770 Keolu Drive, Kailua, 4-7 p.m., $15/Hawaiian plate. The Hawaiian Soljahs Baseball team are fundraising to get to a Cooperstown, New York Tournament in June of 2012. (239-1980)

Holy Art Workshop
Unity Church at Diamond Head, Monsarrat Avenue, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $40. Art is a natural means to access your intuitive, relaxed, meditative, healing and joyful inner self. (366-0441)

Hot Rod Car Show
Hawaii Kai Towne Center, 6700 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu, 6:30-10 p.m., free. The East End Hot Rod show features more than 300 beautiful cars displayed in the Costco parking lot. (hawaiikaitownecenter.com)

Mardis Gras Celebration
Formaggio Grill, 305 Hahani St., Kailua, 6 p.m., $125. The Mardi Gras themed affair will feature creole inspired dishes, beer, wine and “The Hurricane”—a special drink straight off Bourbon Street. (263-0555)

Personal Transformation Intensive
Laulima Women’s House, 1802 Keeaumoku Drive, Honolulu, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., $325. Call to register. Learn to put your past behind you. (848-5544)

Raising Peacebuilders 360
Key Project, 47-200 Waihee Road, Kaneohe, 9 a.m. to noon, call for cost. We will explore what we can do to ensure the next generations are fully prepared to address our global needs. (381-9635, urosevichk@gmail.com)

Hawaii Opera Theatre Auditions
Neil Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu, 2-6 p.m., free. Auditions for the 2012-2013 program, Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio. Scheduled appointments only. (596-7372 ext. 206)

Meet The Biennial X Artist: Mary Babcock
Honolulu Academy of Arts Spalding House, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, 10:30 a.m. to noon, free with museum admission. Visitors can participate in the performative process with Biennial X artist Mary Babcock. Guests will help her wrap pieces of barbed wire in raw silk threads taken from cocoons—which will become part of her installation. Call for reservations. (237-5217)

2012 Sanctuary Ocean Count
Volunteers count the number of humpback whales, which can be seen around the islands over a four-hour period and record their behavior. Visit website or call for more information. Feb. 25 and March 31 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov, sanctuaryoceancount.org, 397-2651 ext. 253)