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Jaimie Kim

January 30

Wednesday January 30
COMMUNITY
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)

Audition for Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble
Chaminade University, until Feb. 3, by appointment. Experienced singers are sought for Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble’s 21st season. Good intonation, a clear tone and music-reading skill desired. (maestrotim1@gmail.com)

Jazz Night In Aiea
Ige’s Restaurant and 19th Puka, Jan. 30, Feb. 13, 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS
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)

THE ARTS
35th Annual Graduate Exhibition
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, until Feb. 1, Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m, Sun. 12-5 p.m., free. This exhibition is part of a demanding course of study, productiona and review, highlighting the workd of students currently enrolled in the MFA program. (hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions/art_gallery)

AETHER
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)

Eat Well For Life: The Weight is Over
Castle Medical Center, Jan. 31, 7-8 p.m., $10-15. This cooking demonstration will show you how to enjoy delicious dishes without stressing about countain calories. (263-5400, castlemed.com)

Healing Circle Workshops
Hospice Hawaii, Waianae, Jan. 17-Feb. 21, Thursdays 1-3 p.m., series of six workshops, free. Call to register. Participants are required to attend all six sessions to receive the most benefit from the small setting of the workshops. (791-8082)

Open Enrollment for New ‘Ballet Basics’ Class
The School of Hawaii State Ballet, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., $112 for eight weeks. The classes will cover the basic fundamentals of ballet training from the traditional barre warm-up to exercises moving across the floor. A $30 registration fee will be waived during the month of January. No previous experience necessary. (947-2755)

Voice Finder
The Healing Arts Center in Aiea, 6:30 p.m., free. Voice Finder Paula Jepas helps you to correct techniques and habits. Learn speech and singing techniques necessary for effective public speaking and singing. Call to reserve a seat. (728-0974)

Great Comets: What Makes Them So Great?
UH Manoa Art Building Auditorium, Rm. 132, 7:30 p.m., free. Featuring Dr. Alan Fitzsimmons from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. (956-8312)

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