January 4

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Sunday January 4
Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Sunday sessions starting Jan. 4, 2-4 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Designed and taught by experienced labor and delivery nurses, this class is specifically geared for couples giving birth at Castle Medical Center. You will learn different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to caring for you and your baby. This class is suggested for couples in their third trimester. (263-5400)

Middle Eastern Belly Dance
1221 Kapiolani Blvd. #400, Sundays, 11 a.m.-noon, first lesson free, $15/class or $50/month. Middle Eastern Belly Dance group lessons. (234-1006, maliainhawaii@mac.com)

Sitting is the New Smoking
Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., Sundays through Jan. 25, 3:30-5 p.m., $95/series, $35/session, Jan. 4 intro session free. Learn how to combat the negative effects of excessive sitting. (397-7678)

Swing Dance Club Hawaii
Palladium in Ala Wai Golf Clubhouse, 6:30 p.m. lesson, dancing until 9:15 p.m., $8/general, $5/members. Swing, cha cha, waltz, night club 2-step, CW, salsa, fox trot. (834-7744)

Sir Neville Marriner
Neil Blaisdell Concert Hall, 4 p.m., $32-$90. The acclaimed maestro of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields makes his long-awaited Hawaii debut with violinist Augustin Hadelich. (hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org)