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January 26

Sunday January 26
CLASSES
Baseball Pitching Clinic
Kailua High School – Baseball Field, ages 8 and up 8-11 a.m., coaches and parents welcome, $200, space is limited to 50 signups. MLB pitching coach Dr. House will be teaching proper throwing techniques, mechanics and arm strengthening. (www.hawaiibaseballacademy.com)

’Buy a Home with No Money Down’ Seminar
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties – Kapolei Commons, 5:30 p.m., free, contact for reservations. Seminar attendees learn why it may be cheaper to purchase a home than to rent one by taking advantage of no money down loans. (947-8101)

Feng Shui Bagua
Pearl City Public Library, 1:30 p.m., free. Best-selling author Clear Englebert introduces the Five Elements and how they relate to furnishings and landscapes. (453-6566)

Ikebana Sogetsu – Japanese Flower Arranging
Windward Community College – Hale Kuhina 115, Tuesdays Jan. 21-March 4, 6-8 p.m., $65. The art of Japanese flower arranging functions as a path for the creative spirit. (235-7433)

Play In Clay
Windward Community College – Hale Palanakila 216, Mondays and Wednesdays till Feb 19, 6-8 p.m., $140 + $30 lab fee payable to instructor. Open ceramic studio where lab assistants teach the basics of preparing clay, the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques. (235-7323)

FAMILY FUN
Royal Hawaii Band Performance
Kapiolani Park Bandstand – Vietnamese New Year Festival, 9 a.m., free. (922-5331)

Squid Dissection
Living Art Marine Center Education, 1 p.m., $4.95/adult, $9.95/child, reservations required. Professor Tako’s students dissect their own squid, learn about the animal, feed fish and touch tide pool creatures. (841-8080)

Youth Volleyball Clinic Open Registration
Kaiser High School Gym, 3:30 p.m., $40/month donation. Weekly year-round clinics for boys and girls ages 4 to 12. (220-1528, hawaiijuniorvolleyball.org)

Zumbathon
Kalaheo High – Gym, 2-4 p.m., $10. Funds go towards PTSA scholarship. (728-6653)

COMMUNITY
Book Sale
Hawaii Kai Library, through January, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. During the month of January, all textbooks and health and nutrition books are half price. (397-5833)

Gourmet Gluten-Free Vegan Dinner
Church of the Crossroads, dinner on Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m., $20-$22, reserve a place by Jan. 26. Enjoy dishes like azuki kabocha stew with carrots and onions. Meals are also available to go. (macrocommhi@hawaii.rr.com)

Sharon’s Ride, Run and Walk
Kapiolani Community College, 7 a.m., $25-$40, contact for application information. Run, bike or walk to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii. (528-3058, hawaiiepilepsy.com)

Swing Dance Club
Palladium Ala Wai Golf Course, 2nd floor, 404 Kapahulu Ave., 6:30-9:15 p.m., $5-$8. Join the Swing Dance Club Hawaii for a fun evening of dancing west coast swing, cha cha, nightclub 2-step, waltz, hustle, country 2-step and more. (255-6095)

Vietnamese New Years Festival
Kapiolani Bandstand, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission. Festival will have flower/craft booths, kids games and play zone, multi-cultural foods and live performances. (292-1313, 271-9748).

David Asing Duo
Duke’s Waikiki, 9:30 p.m. till midnight, free. Concert on the beach. (www.dukeswaikiki.com)

Henry Kapono
Duke’s Waikiki, 4-6 p.m., free. Concert on the beach. (www.dukeswaikiki.com)

MxPx
Crossroads at Hawaiian Brians, doors open at 7 p.m., $20-$30. (808shows.com)

Pierre-Andre Doucet Piano Performance
Manoa Marketplace – Manoa School of Art and Music, 4 p.m., $10-$20. Doucet performs works by Liszt, Miller and others. (779-5363)

Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony
Honolulu Country Club, doors open at 9:30 a.m., contact for cost. Ceremony for the 62nd annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese culture with Shinto blessing, taiko performance and more. (cbhawaii.com)

Hoku’s Sunday Brunch
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $32.50-$65. Enjoy specialty dishes like fresh sushi and omelets made to order. Contact for reservations. (739-8760, restaurants@kahalaresort.com)

’Art of Aloha: In Celebration of Women’
Gallery on the Pali – First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, till Feb. 20, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 2-6 p.m., contact for cost. The gallery watercolors by Patrice Federspiel. (595-4047, www.artofaloha.com)

Heroes from the Visayas
FilCom Center, 94-428 Mokuola St., Waipahu, 3:30-7:30 p.m., free. Visayan Heritage Month allows visitors to experience Visayan history through song, dance and heroic reenactments. (680-0451)

UH 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery, Jan. 26-Feb 14, gallery open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m., public receptions Jan. 26, 3-5 p.m., Jan 28. 4-5 p.m., Feb 13, 6-8 p.m., admissions free, donations appreciated. For the first time in more than three decades, MFA candidates from the Department of Art and Art History concurrently present their thesis works. (www.hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions/art_gallery)

Arormatherapy
Quantum Institute International for Holistic Health, course starts Jan. 27, contact for times and cost. Become a Certified Essential Oils Consultant. (988-4440, www.QuantumInstituteIntl.com)

Ballroom Dancing Registration and Classes
Makakilo Community Park, 7 p.m., classes till Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., contact for cost. Monday night classes in Merengue and West Coast Swing. (781-2076 or 220-6026)

Chamber Music
Doris Duke Theater, 7:30 p.m., $25, discounts available. Spring Wind Quintet performs. (489-5038)

THE ARTS
Ashley Huang
Parc Promenade Gallery at Waikiki Parc Hotel Lobby, through Feb. 28, 2014, contact for time, free admission. Ashley Huang’s ceramic sculptures are highlighted in a new gallery as part of an expanded arts partnership with UH Manoa, the Halekulani and its sister hotel, Waikiki Parc. (921-7272)

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