March 17

Saturday March 17
CLASSES
Art Workshop
Rubber Stamp Plantation, 746 Ilaniwai St., Kakaako, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., call for cost. You will bring a basic tool kit (scissors, ruler, pencil, pen, craft knife & cutting mat, bone folder, awl, glue). (591-2122)

Fitness Class
Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., Honolulu, March 17-18, 1-4 p.m., free. Explore new ways to stay fit. (stillandmovingcenter.com)

Gardening Workshop
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., Halawa, 10:30 a.m. to noon, $5. Participants will learn an innovative home gardening technique that saves water and creates a lush environment in compact spaces such as apartments and condominium lanais. (748-5363)

How To Walk In Heels
Ballet Hawaii, 777 South Hotel St., Honolulu, 3-4:30 p.m., $20 and $25. Bring a large bath or beach towel, wear comfortable clothes and bring your favorite pair of heels. (255-8120)

Natural Insect And Weed Controls Workshop
Kahumana Farms, 86-660 Lualualei Homestead Road, 9 a.m. to noon, $25/families of up to 3 people, $10/person. Come and learn how to control your insect and weed problems with a natural option. Registration required. (malamalearningcenter.org)

Women’s Self-Defense Class
Smith Taekwondo, 46-174 Kahuhipa St. #C, Kaneohe, noon to 3 p.m., free. Call to register. The seminar will cover situational awareness, biometrics and body language, and verbal reinforcement. (247-3114)

Writing Retreat
Windward Community College Hale Akoakoa 107-109, 45-720 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, 9;30 a.m. to 2 p.m., $10/day of, $8/pre-register. Call to enroll. For ages 16 and up, bring writing materials and lunch. (235-7433)

COMMUNITY
Blood Drive
Blood Bank of Hawaii, 2043 Dillingham Blvd., Honolullu, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free. Donors that donate under Divas Creations receive 10 percent off products and services. (394-7489)

Eat Out Kailua
Enchanted Lake Elementary School, 770 Keolu Drive, Kailua, third Saturdays, 4-8 p.m., free. The Hawaiian Soljahs’ Baseball team are fundraising to get to a Cooperstown, New York Tournament in June of 2012. (239-1980)

Emergency Preparedness Fair
Mililani LDS Church, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway, Mililani, 9 a.m. to noon, free. The Mililani Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Fair is here to help local residents prepare their families for a variety of emergency situations. (398-6237)

HI-5 Recycling Fundraiser
Pearl City High School admin parking lot, 2100 Hookiekie St., Pearl City, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., free. A recycling fundraising event to raise money for the Pearl City High School marching band. (456-1886)

FAMILY FUN
Day On The Bay
Heeia State Park, 46-465 Kamehameha Hwy., Heeia, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free. The event will bring together Windward side families and their children, vendors, as well as the surrounding community to have a day filled with family fun. (kamaainakids.com)

MUSIC
Justin Nozuka Performs
surfer the Bar, Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, 8 p.m., $25/general. Justin Nozuka live. (groovetickets.com, bampproject.com)

Music Festival
Kawaihao Church, Ke Ahe Lau Makani Hawaiian Choral Music Festival 2:30-4:30 p.m., bento picnic 5:30 p.m., Prince Kuhio choral concert 7-8:30 p.m., free. (kawaiola-mail@hawaii.rr.com)

NIGHTLIFE
St. Patrick’s Day
Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St., Honolulu, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., free. 180 different bottled and draught beers to choose from. (bar35.com)

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
Streets closed on Nuuanu, Merchant and Marin Lanes, 5:30 p.m., admission free. The biggest bash and the last place on the planet (this side of the dateline) to celebrate St Pats. (bill@ejlounge.com)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Beaders & Crafters Event
91-1182 Bryan St., Ewa Plantation Villages, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free. Opportunity to purchase unique beads, cording, findings, and packaging items. (888-6412)

Classic Car Show
Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, every third Saturday until Novermber, 5-9 p.m., Macy’s parking lot, free. The East End Hot Rod Club will be showcasing their cars for the ever-popular Classic Car Show. (windwardmall.com)

Cook’s Garden Workshop
Geobunga Outdoor Garden Center, 4299 Lawehana St., Salt Lake, 9 a.m., register online. Geobunga will host a free workshop for those interested in learning the basics of growing fresh herbs and vegetables at home. (422-4567, geobunga.com)

iPhone Application Launch
Koko Marina Center courtyard, 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. 102.7 Da Bomb Squad will be on site. There will be a Vegas trip giveaway and a recycling fundraiser. (kokomarinacenter.com)

”Jam Docu Gangjeong” Premier
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, 6:30-8 p.m., free. Hawai’i Peace and Justice in collaboration with Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking and DMZ Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina (reniewong@hawaiipeaceandjustice.org)

COMMUNITY
Native Food, Native Stories
Bishop Museum’s Atherton Halau, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $20/with ulu plate lunch, $10/general. Call to RSVP. Bishop Museum will host a celebration of all things ‘ulu (breadfruit). (847-8296)

Singles Mixer
Jazz Minds, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, third Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m., $5. Meet other singles and music lovers. (945-0800)

Spring Fashion Show
Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, 6:30-7:30 p.m., center court, free. Come see Spring’s hottest fashions and get inspired with a new outfit for any occasion. (windwardmall.com)

Spring Fling Kids Day
Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, 1-3 p.m., free. Start off Spring off with a fun day of keiki events including fashion show, cupcake decorating with KeikiCakes, free train rides on Cubby Caboose Mini Express and more. (windwardmall.com)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, noon to 1:30 p.m., free. The Parade this year will feature Noel Trainor as the Friends of Saint Patrick, Irishman of the year. (223-3997, 220-2584)

St. Patrick’s Day Special
Kahala Hotel and Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave., Honolulu, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Plumeria Beach House, 5:30-10 p.m. Hoku’s and Veranda, $15/person, $5/glass of Guiness. Call for more information. (739-8888)

Walk To Stop Diabetes
Kapiolani Park, 2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., free. There will be free entertainment, over 20 health and wellness vendors, blood glucose and BMI screening, and a Keiki Zone. (diabetes.org/stepouthawaii)

Walk To Stop Diabetes Fundraiser
Queen Kapiolani Park, visit website for address and cost, 10 a.m. Register online. Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes provides an opportunity for employees, friends and family to come together for an enjoyable, healthy activity. (diabetes.org/stepouthawaii)

THE ARTS
’blue’ For Toddlers
Tenney Theatre, 1149 Bethel St. Suite 700, Honolulu, 9:30 and 11 a.m., $10. A humorous, whimsical short play for the littlest of theatre patrons by Annie Cusick Wood. (839-9885, htyweb.org)

Jewish Film Festival
Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre, 900 South Beretania St., Honolulu, March 17-29, visit website for times, $10/general, $8/members. Opening night reception March 17, call for times and cost. (honolulumuseum.org, 532-8700)

”Kamau Ae” Auditions
Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., Honolulu, 6-9 p.m. March 17 and 18, $10/copies of play. Rehearsals begin as early as Monday, April 2. Performances will be from May 31 through July 1, with the possibility of a week’s extension. (536-4222)

Watercolor Workshop
Waioli Tea Room, 2950 Manoa Road, Honolulu, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $125. Include personal instruction, continental breakfast and lunch. Learn how to use texture and paint to create dynamic paintings filled with light and color. (392-9104)