June 11

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Sunday June 11
Garden Meditation
Foster Botanical Garden, 9:30-10:30 a.m., free. Practice receiving the colors, movements and sounds around you as you sit in the garden. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

How to Have a (Successful) Tough Conversation
Happiness U at SALT at Our Kakaako, 1:30-2:30 p.m., $25. Learn how to have the “tough conversations” in the most effective way. Pre-registration required. (yourhappinessu.com)

How to Host a Party (and Still Enjoy Yourself)
Register for location in Mililani, 3-6 p.m., $40-$35. Les Dames d’Escoffier Hawaii Chapter hosts an event to teach hostesses how to prepare and enjoy parties. (ldeihawaii.wildapricot.org/event-2550616)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kahala Mall, 7-11 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
New Hope Sand Island, 6:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Pacific Bonsai Plant Fair
Kilauea Recreation Center, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Pacific Bonsai Club hosts its annual bonsai plant fair with members displaying their beautiful collections. (737-7156)

Swing Dance Club Hawaii
Palladium at Ala Wai Golf Clubhouse, 6-9:15 p.m., $8-$5. Take lessons for the first hour, then dance away to swing and many other styles. Snacks provided. (529-8816)

Incredible Insects, Bugs and Spiders
Hawaii Nature Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $10/nonmembers. Learn more about the insects, bugs and spiders of Makiki Valley. (955-0100 ext. 118)

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Windward Mall, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Ke Kula Mele’s Next Generation steel guitar students perform alongisde Hawaii’s top steel guitar masters. (375-9379)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Kapiolani Bandstand, 2 p.m., free. (922-5331)

KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
UH-Manoa, Art Auditorium, 3 p.m., free. This “Small Kine Keiki” showcase features nine short movies, including “Milly Miss Questions,” “Polka Dott,” “Man’s Best Friend” and “Notorious Corn.” (summer.hawaii.edu, 956-9883)

The ‘Tree of Life’ Exhibition: An Overview of the International Collection
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, 2-3 p.m., free. An illustrated talk about the exhibit’s contents from guest curator Edric Ong and art demonstrations from Sarawak, Malaysia. (944-7177)