March 16

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Wednesday March 16
Android: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Pacific Guardian Tower, 2:30-3:30 p.m., free. Learn to use your new mobile device. Pre-registration required. (

Apple iPad: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Moanalua Center, 2-3 p.m., free. Learn to use your new mobile device. Pre-registration required. (

Apple iPhone: Doing More
Verizon Wireless at Pearlridge Center, 9-10 a.m., free. Learn to use your new mobile device. Pre-registration required. (

Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Beatable and Treatable
Nuuanu YMCA, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Learn more about colorectal cancer: its risks, causes, prevention and the importance of screening. Pre-registration required. (536-3556)

Hawaii Prepares 2016
Hawaii Convention Center, 3:30-7 p.m., free. Learn to prepare for hurricanes and other disasters at this special public event during the 2016 Pacific Risk Management Ohana Conference. Topics include insurance, climate adaptation and more. (

HCAP Tax Preparation Services
Check website for list of locations and times between Feb. 1-April 8, free. Honolulu Community Action Program hosts free tax help for working Hawaii families with an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000. Appointments recommended. (, 521-4531)

Learn to Play American Mah Jongg
Waianae Public Library, Wednesdays through March 30, 1-4 p.m., free. Learn how to play Mah Jongg with American rules. Pre-registration required. (697-4868)

Mama Massage Workshop
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii, 310 Paoakalani Ave. #202A, 5:30 p.m., $15/couple. Learn how to massage pregnant mothers, relieving swollen ankles, sore backs and more. RSVP required. (

Sisters in Crime/Hawaii Writer’s Group Meeting
Makiki Community Library, 6-8 p.m., free. Guest speakers Lourdes and Dave Venard discuss “The Business of Writing and The Writing Business.” (

AARP Free Tax-Aide
Wahiawa Public Library, Wednesdays through April 15, free. Get help preparing your tax returns with AARP volunteers. (622-6345)

AARP Free Tax-Aide
Waianae Public Library, Feb. 2-April 14, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. AARP volunteers help taxpayers file their taxes. (697-7868)

Book Club: ‘I Am Malala’
Waianae Public Library, 6 p.m., free. This month’s book is “I Am Malala.” (697-7868)

Free Xeric Seeds
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Wednesdays and Saturdays in March, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. The garden gives away Ilima seeds to visitors during the month of March. (748-5363)

Oahu Modern Quilt Guild
Aliamanu Community Center Theater, 182 Kauhini Road, 6:30 p.m., free/first-time guests and members, $5/repeat guests. Meet with other modern quilters, participate in show-and-tell, and join in the door-prize drawing. March’s program is a recap of QuiltCon. (

Tax Preparation Help
Two locations: Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 1640 Lanakila Ave., Feb. 1-April 11, 8 a.m.-noon; Catholic Charities Hawaii at Clarence T.C. Ching Campus, 1822 Keeaumoku St., Feb. 13-April 9, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Catholic Charities Hawaii and AARP team up to offer free tax help to seniors by appointment. (847-1322,

Aiea Public Library, March 1-31, library hours, free, ages 6 and under. Keiki borrowing books receive a mystery sticker packet with opportunities for prizes. (483-7333)

Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, Feb. 27-March 28, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $4. See hundreds of living butterflies and learn more about their life cycle at the Butterfly Conservatory. Enjoy story time three times daily. (

Decorate an Egg, the Xeriscape Way Workshop and Easter Egg Hunt
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $8/family. Decorate Easter eggs and then hunt for prize-filled eggs through the gardens. Pre-registration required. (748-5320,

Easter Bunny Photos
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, March 5-26, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free. Drop by for a visit with the Easter Bunny, photos and yummy treats while supplies last. (203-2366)

Kindergarten Readiness Storytime
Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St., Wednesdays through April 13, 10-11 a.m., free. Thirty-minute storytime followed by interaction stations that connect adults and children through activities that correspond to that week’s early literacy skill practice. (587-7577)

Iolani Palace Kamaaina Sundays
Iolani Palace, 9-11:15 a.m. guided tours, noon-4 p.m. audio tours, free. Kamaaina are invited to tour Iolani Palace for free on a first come, first serve basis. (, 522-0822)

Whale Watching Cruises
Departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, daily through April 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m., $45-$30. Catch a glimpse of humpback whales and enjoy spectacular views of Waikiki, plus delicious food. (973-1311,

Bossa Nova Nights
Nico’s Pier 38, 6-8 p.m., free. Legendary guitarists Mike Barquez and Nando Suan from Jazz Monsters perform. (540-1377)

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103,

‘Art Awakens’
Kaimuki Public Library, Feb. 13-April 3, library hours, free. View “Star Wars”-inspired works from Niu Valley Middle School. (733-8422)

Erin Marquez
Waikiki Parc Hotel, Parc Promenade Gallery, Jan. 28-April 1, business hours, free. Recent UH Manoa BFA graduate Erin Marquez displays her sculptures. (956-8364)

‘Footprints of Life’
Ward Village, IBM Building Courtyard, March 8-May 12, daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Yayoi Kusama’s “Footprints of Life” features multi-piece sculptures — the first time she exhibits in Hawaii. (

‘Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art from the Angkor Period’
John Young Museum of Art at University of Hawaii, March 6-May 6, weekdays from 1-4 p.m., free. John Young’s collection of “Golden Age” Cambodian art is on display. (956-6888)

‘H2O 2’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Feb. 28-April 10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, free. 2D artwork featuring water in all its forms by local artists in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and photography. Opening reception is March 6 from 5-7 p.m. Artists should review prospectus before bringing water-themed works on Feb. 28 from 8:30-9 a.m.(, 286-5675)

‘Ikebana 2016: Vessels’
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., March 1-April 15, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Featuring ceramic works from Ed Higa, Ken Kang, Philip Markwart, Bob McWilliams and Yukio Ozaki. Artists reception is March 4 from 6-9 p.m. (521-1812)

Jimmy Tablante
Louis Pohl Gallery, March 1-25, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Artist Jimmy Tablante displays his watercolor pieces. (521-1812)

‘Malay Theatre: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Islam’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Feb. 7-May 22, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Explore traditional Malaysian theatre styles, including shadow puppetry and female dance drama, to glean insight into these complex theatre forms and issues currently facing traditional arts. (944-7177,

‘Selections from the Collection of Arm and Roller Press’ and ‘Prints by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura’
UH-Manoa’s Art Gallery at the Art Building, Feb. 28-April 8, weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Two art exhibitions capture 60 prints from artists around the world, as well as the effects of mining on the Australian landscape. (956-8364,

‘Sweet: A Tasty Journey’
Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Bulding, March 12-May 30, daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$10.95. Learn more about the history, fantasy and science behind the candy industry with interactive displays, models, games and learning stations. (

The Art of Creating Children’s Books Exhibit
Hawaii State Public Library, Feb. 11-March 30, library hours, free. Learn more about the process of writing a children’s storybook from authors including Leslie Hayashi, Sue Cowing, Tammy Yee, Scott Goro and more. (586-3500)

‘The Tiny Tree’
Kahuku Public & School Library, 1 p.m., free. Find out what tiny trees and tiny children have in common in this Honolulu Theatre for Youth production. (293-8935)

Waipahu Public Library’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
Waipahu Public Library, 6-7 p.m., free. Celebrate 20 years of Waipahu Library with a Chinese Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration from Kong’s Siu Lum Pai Kung Fu Association. (675-0358)