March 1

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Wednesday March 1
Karate Class
Call for locations and times in Aiea/Moanalua area, Thursdays, $5/month. Traditional Shorinryu classes for children, adults and families. Learn etiquette, values and self defense. (292-4125)

The Future of Medicare
Waikiki Community Center auditorium, 1:45-3:30 p.m., free. Some are proposing Medicare be reformed into a voucher program. What this could mean is that healthcare will become more expensive. What is Congress planning? How will kupuna and their families be affected? Pre-registration required. (923-1802)

Woman-owned Small Business Contracting Roundtable
Small Business Administration HDO training room, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Building 1, Suite 306, 9-11 a.m., free. Learn about how SBA can help mentor your woman-owned business. Pre-registration required. (

AARP Chapter 60 Meeting
Hale Koa Hotel, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $32-$31. AARP Chapter 60 hosts its monthly meeting and luncheon, with a program on diabetes from Blythe Nett, program coordinator of Diabetes Prevention and Control Program at the state Department of Health. (593-1026, 949-6973)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Meet Ling for Tea
Crystal Cave & Kyanite Lounge, 1 p.m., free; by appointment, $60. Drop in to meet Ling for tea, or call for an appointment from this profound messenger. (392-8857)

Stitchery & Fiber Guild
Linekona, 1111 Victoria St., 7 p.m., free/admission, $40/kit. Hawaii Stitchery & Fiber Guild meets, with a Glamour D Garbo pendent or earrings activity. (487-2090,

Daily Whale Watch Lunch Cruises
Departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, Dec. 16-April 2, meet at 11 a.m. for 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. cruise, $87-$50.50. Sail on the 150-foot Majestic and look for humpback whales returning to Hawaii’s springtime waters. (973-1311)

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir
Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College, 7 p.m., free. This internationally renowned choir will perform a range of songs from classical to contemporary Broadway tunes. (235-7433,

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, 6-9 p.m., free. (253-9099)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage, 11 a.m., free. (

‘By Land or Sea’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, Feb. 26-April 8, business hours, free. Association of Hawaii Artists displays their work. Reception is March 5 at 5 p.m. (286-5675)

‘Evolving Through Paint: The Journey of 4 Women’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, Feb. 12-March 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m. weekends, free. An exhibition of art by Anita Bruce, Patric Federspiel, Rebecca Snow and Rochelle Weidner. (

‘Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science’
Windward Community College, Hale Laakea Library, Feb. 13-May 5, business hours, free. A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition demonstrates how traditional indigenous communities and cutting-edge Western science are meeting. Opening reception is Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. (235-7435)

‘Sylvia Makk: Splash of Color’
Louis Pohl Gallery, Feb. 21-March 24, business hours, free. Reception is March 3 at 6 p.m., and a demonstration by the artist is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 11. (521-1812,

‘The Machine Inside: Biometrics’
Bishop Museum, Feb. 25-Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$10.95. Learn more about how evolution is Earth’s greatest innovator, and how humans have been inspired by nature’s ingenuity. (, 847-3511)

‘Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding’
Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College, Jan. 29-March 5, 1-5 p.m. weekdays and Sundays, free. A selection of thalassic art from the Art in Public Places Collection of Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Opening reception is Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. (236-9155,

Women of Wonders Film Fest
Doris Duke Theatre, March 1 at 4 and 6 p.m., March 2 at 6 p.m., free. Hawaii Women in Filmmaking hosts a short film festival, with films including “Ovarian Psychos,” “Late Expectations,” “B Movie” and more. (

‘Yangon Echos: Inside Heritage Homes’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Jan. 29-May 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. Learn more about Yangon’s traditions and diversity in a changing world. Opening reception is Jan. 29 at 2 p.m., with entertainment and a tour with the curators.(