March 17

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Sunday March 17
Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Hands on Ikebana for Kids
Honolulu Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission. Ethel Aotani and Jean Muratani of Ikebana International will teach students of all ages a way to express their artistic creativity through flowers. (532-8734)

Children’s Storytime
Kaimuki Public Library, through July 28, 10:30-11:15 a.m., free. Children, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to listen to stories, participate in finger plays and rhymes and make a small craft to take home. Contact the library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations are needed. (733-8422)

Hawaiian Luau and Kanikapila Sunday
Waimea Valley, Feb. 17 and March 17, luau is served noon-3 p.m., $15/children ages 4-12, $25/adults. Bring your ukulele, guitar and join in or just listen to the music. Reservations are recommended. (638-7766,

St. Paddy’s Day
Kahala Hotel & Resort, special menu from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., contact for reservations and cost. The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s newly remodeled Veranda lounge. Music by Jacqulein Moore and Friends takes place from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. (739-8760,

St. Patrick’s Day Cruise
Aloha Tower Marketplace Pier 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $55.65-$129. Atlantis Navatek hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Cruise. Navatek Cruises is adding corned beef to the menu and invites guests to enjoy a buffet dinner. Call for reservations. (973-1311)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Begins on Kalakaua Avenue fronting Fort Derussy, noon. The 46th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade features James McCarthy as the Friends of Saint Patrick Irishman of the Year. (223-3997, 220-2584)

Makai, Towards the Sea
Gallery on the Pali at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, runs through March 28, weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m., weekends 2-6 p.m., free admission. Photography by William Weaver. “Makai, Towards the Sea” is an exploration of some of Oahu’s most powerful waves, sunsets and marine life. (

Ohana Exhibition
HPU Art Gallery, until April 26, free. An exhibition of artwork in various media by artists from the HPU community, including HPU’s talented students. (

Smithsonian Tour of Congressional Gold Medal
Bishop Museum, runs until April 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. Bishop Museum presents a traveling exhibit featuring the Congressional Gold Medal award in 2011 to Japanese Americans, or Nisei, World War II veterans. (

Boating Skills and Seamanship
Kalaheo High School, Mondays and Wednesdays through April 10, 6-8 p.m., $45 for book and materials + $10 registration fee. The Coast Guard Auxiliary holds its Boating Skills and Seamanship course. Participants learn about handling your boat, navigation, equipment and safety. (254-7955)

One-Day Etiquette Classes
Lisa Rose Doll House and Tea Room, March 18, 20, 26 and 28, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $50. Includes two hours of classroom lessons, proper table manners, dress-up and photo session and more. Open for ages 6-10; boys also welcome to attend. (

Social Media Marketing for Business
PCATT-Honolulu Community College, runs until March 20, 5:30-6:45 p.m., $199/four sessions. Learn about topics such as sales strategies, social media integration into business strategies and more. (

Spring Break SAT Prep
Castle High School, McKinley High School, Moanalua High School, Mililani High School and Roosevelt High School, March 18-22, contact for times, $150. Register online. (

Taiko Center of the Pacific Classes
Washington Middle School, until April 15, various levels at various times, $105-$182. Free parking located in the school’s King Street lot only. Contact for registration and times. (, 737-7236)

Various Kaiser Permanente locations, until April 18, call for days and times, $5/Kaiser Permanente members per class, $6.50/non-members per class. Routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Botanical Printing Tea Towels
Foster Botanical Garden, 10-11:30 a.m., $15 plus garden admission ($3-$5). Learn different methods to print plants and other botanicals onto a tea towel. Reservations required. (522-7064)

CrossFit Fundamentals for Kids (SPED)
2320 South King St., Mondays and Wednesdays until March 27, 3-4 p.m., free. CrossFit FUNdamentals breaks down the components of CrossFit for children with special needs to combat obesity and structures in a fun setting. (394-7320,

Eating Disorder’s Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic conference room 1B, 5-6:30 p.m., free. Due to the sensitive issues involved, this meeting is restricted to patients, family members and significant others who are able to maintain the strictest confidentiality. (737-3993)

Lifeguard Training
Kroc Center Hawaii, Mon.-Fri. until March 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $90 registration fee plus $35 registration fee for online portion of course. Learn the skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Ages 15 and older. (, 682-5505)

Waipahu KIWI
Waipahu United Church of Christ, March 18 and 14, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., free. The Waipahu Kidney Interactive Workshop and Information presents its educational courses. (589.5905,

Android: Getting Started Workshop
Pearl Highlands Center Verizon Wireless Store, March 17, 24 and 31, 9-10 a.m., free. Learn about hardware functions, setting up email, adding social network accounts and customizing your device. Register online. (

DROID Razr by Motorola Workshop
Pacific Guardian Tower Verizon Wireless Store, March 17, 24 and 31, 8:30-9:30 a.m., free. Learn about the unique features of the DROID Razr. Register online. (

”Buy a Home With No Money Down”
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Kapolei Commons, 4:30 p.m., free. Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free seminar on how to “Buy a Home With No Money Down.” Learn why it may be cheaper to purchase a home than to rent one by taking advantage of no money down loans. Call for reservations. (947-8101)

Easy as PAI: Play, Act, Improvise
Smart Karate Kapolei, until May 5, Kidz noon-1:30 p.m., youth 1:30-3:30 p.m., adults 4-6 p.m., $25/drop-in, $160/eight weeks. Easy as PAI provides a space to explore the essentials of artistic performance. Chris Riel leads students while enabling them to find their natural abilities. (

Go Green Cuisine
Cookspace Hawaii, Ward Warehouse, 4-6:30 p.m., $55. A cooking demo taught by personal chef and cooking teacher Leslie Ashburn. The 100-percent plant-based and gluten-free menu includes fresh green juice, lentil stew with greens and more. (

Taiko Center of the Pacific Classes
Washington Middle School, until April 21, various levels at various times, $105-$182. Free parking located in the school’s King Street lot only. Contact for registration and times. (, 737-7236)

Women and Children Domestic Safety and Assault Prevention Class
61 Puiwa Rd., Nuuanu Valley, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21 and May 19, 1-5 p.m., $30/individuals, $90/mother-daughter team, $30/each additional child ages 10-17. Professor Steve McLaughlin shows ways to prevent yourself from being overwhelmed by an attacker. Class consists of a lecture and practice. No training or conditioning required. (

Blue Moon Psychic Fair
Maunakea Marketplace, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $25/15-minute reading. Psychic counselors offer insight to career, relationships, health, past lives, pets and more. (

Gourmet Vegan, Gluten-Free Dinner
Church of the Crossroads, reservations requested by March 17, dinner is on March 20, 6-8 p.m., $20-$22. Menu items include leek and corn miso soup with watercress garnish, spring salad with dijon tarragon vinaigrette, caramel rice pudding and more. (

Hawaiian Luau and Kanikapila Sunday with the Abrigo Family
Waimea Valley, Jan. 20, 12-2 p.m. luau, 1-4 p.m., music, call for price. Bring your ukulele, guitar orr just come and listen to the free-style music. Call for reservations. (638-7766,

Tribute to Alfred Apaka
Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Bar, 3-7 p.m., visit website for cost. Jeff Apaka holds a tribute for his dad Alfred, who sang in The Hawaiian Room. Performances include a Lexington segment. (