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January 4

Saturday January 4
Japanese Flower Arranging
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115, through Jan. 18, Saturdays, 9:40-11:30 a.m., $48. Use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials, choosing the most beautiful aspects, assemble them in a different order and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. (235-7433)

Blood Bank of Hawaii Blood Drive
Pearlridge Center – Downtown in the parking lot fronting Chili’s Grill & Bar, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Donate a pint and save three lives, perhaps even someone you know. (488-0411)

I Ola No Ke Kino
University of Hawaii Medical School and Cancer Center Kakaako Campus, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission. University of Hawaii Medical School and Cancer Center holds its annual celebration of health and well-being, I Ola No Ke Kino or “May Your Body Thrive.” Services include free retina and eye exams, free DNA extracting demonstrations and more. Activities also include a zumba demonstration, talk by Dr. Shintani and more. (facebook.com/uhhealthwellbeing)

Images at War’s End
Kapolei Public Library, through Feb. 22, library hours, free. The Battleship Missouri Memorial in collaboration with Kapolei High School, presents images a display of images and memorabilia from the USS Missouri, which also includes a series of unedited, soundless documentary film recordings taken aboard the USS Missouri as World War II concluded. (693-7050)

Weekly Pearlridge Farmers’ Market
Pearlridge Center – Downtown in the Sears parking lot, Saturdays till Jan. 25, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Features over 40 vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, freshly made treats, pop-up cafe and live Hawaiian music. (488-0411)

Windward Volleyball – PAL League Registration
Kailua District Park, Jan. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 11 and 18, 1-4 p.m.; Kaneohe District Park, Jan. 7, 6-8 p.m.; Waimanalo District Park, Jan. 14, 6-8 p.m. (windwardvolleyball.com)

LEGO: Travel Adventure
Bishop Museum, runs until Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. Children are invited to create vehicles capable of flying, driving and floating, or all three. (bishopmuseum.org)

Rope-For-Wishes Rodeo
Kualoa Ranch, roping slack 8 a.m.-noon, grand entry and rodeo performance 12:30 p.m., $5, children under 8 and under are free. A benefit rodeo for Make-A-Wish Hawaii. The day’s events include tie-down roping, wahine breakaway roping, keiki barrel racing and more. (http://hawaii.wish.org/news-and-events/calendar-of-events/2014/january/rope-for-wishes)

Rope-for-Wishes Rodeo
Kualoa Ranch, roping slack 8 a.m.-noon, grand entry and rodeo perfromance 12:30 p.m., $5/adults, free for keiki 8 and under. Rodeo benefits Make-A-Wish and features open team roping, barrel racing and more. (237-7321)

Chris Vandercook Band performs West Side Soul
Hawaii Public Radio – Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m. $30/general, $25/HPR members, $15/students with ID, go online for reservations. Tribute to the late Luther Allison and the other bluesmen associated with Chicago’s West Side blues sound. (www.hprtickets.org)

Christian Yrizarry Duo
Duke’s Waikiki, Jan. 4 and Jan. 18, 9:30 p.m. till midnight, free. Concert on the beach. (www.dukeswaikiki.com)

Melodie Soul & Blue Light
Jazz Minds, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., call for cost. (536-3775, 945-0800)

Now You See Me – Jazi’s Music Video Release Party
Sideline Sports Bar & Grill, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., show starts at 10 p.m., 21 and over, $5. Video release party, live performances and drink specials. (www.jazimusic.com)

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

Ewa Petco Customer Appreciation Weekend
Ewa Beach Petco, Jan. 4-5, event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, free. Pets and pet parents are invited to participate in free workshops and puppy playtime with complimentary drinks and snacks and contests with prizes. There will also be adoptable pets from the Hawaiian Humane Society and the OSPCA throughout the weekend. (683-1551)

Plumeria Beach House Weekend Breakfast Buffet
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Jan. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 31, 6:30 a.m. to noon, $19-$38. Enjoy a breakfast buffet served by the sea. Contact for reservations. (739-8760, restaurants@kahalaresort.com)

Relief for the Philppines
Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m., no cover though donations are accepted. Rock Solid Saturdays presents Relief for the Philippines featuring Chaotic Five, Cradle 2 Grave, Above Reproach, Viring Mary, Hiriz and Big Dawg. All proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross Philippine relief effort. (392-8848, 256-2159)

World Wetlands Day 2014
Kailua United Methodist Church, submissions for vendors due Jan. 4, no fee to be an exhibitor or vendor. Organizations and businesses that would like to be involved in World Wetland Day, an event dedicated to educating the public about the social, cultural, historical and environmental aspects of Kawainui Marsh, call 224-4496 or email info@waa-hawaii.org.

‘Halau: A Life in Hula’ Photographs by Guest Artist Floyd K. Takeuchi
The Gallery at Ward Centre, show open till Jan. 30., Artist reception Jan. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m., free. The gallery presents “Halau: A Life in Hula,” a collection of photographs by Floyd K. Takeuchi. (597-8034, info@gwcfineart.com)

Niihau Shell Exhibit
Bishop Museum, runs until Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. A private collection of approximately 50 stunning and pristine lei are featured in Niihau Ethos, and exhibit that examines the science behind Niihau Shells and its manufacturing history. (bishopmuseum.org)

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