March 18

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Monday March 18
Sing With Your Child Month
Kapolei Public Library, 10 a.m., free. Celebrate Sing With Your Child Month. A program designed to fully recognize and honor the natural musicality of children ages birth to five years. (732-7464,

Spring Reading Program
Kapolei Public Library, March 18-30, free. The eight annual Kapolei Public Library Spring Reading Program. Children sixth grade and younger are invited to sign up for the Spring Reading Program, which encourages reading at least 20 minutes a day. Participants receive weekly prizes and are eligible to win bonus awards. Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other accommodation is needed. (693-7050)

Doris Duke Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $20-$25, free for students. The Honolulu Brass Quintet performs “Divertissment” for Brass Quintet by Filipino composer Angel Pena and more. (, 489-5038)

Ala Moana Center’s Shop A Le‘a
Ala Moana Center, March 18-24, visit website for times and cost. Featuring fashion shows, giveaways and more. (

Congressional Gold Medal
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, March 9-April 14, visit website or call for cost and more information. The Bishop Museum has been selected as one of seven museums in the country to play host in 2013 to the Congressional Gold Medal awarded in 2011 to Japanese-American, or Nisei, World War II veterans in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments. (847-3511,

Gallery of Hawaii Artists, until April 22, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., call for cost. Honolulu-based artist Emily Sewell challenges her viewers to contemplate to contemplate how through a simple shift of perspective, materials can be seen as metaphors and processes as daily interactions. “Embodied” is comprised of selections from several bodies of work that deal with such concepts as corporeality, memory, emotion and tactility. (447-8908)

Iolani Palace Docent Training Course
Iolani Palace, Mondays until May 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $20. Docent training begins with guardian service, followed by successful completion of the Royal History Course. The nine-week Docent Training Course will add to your knowledge of the Palace and monarchy era history, develop your public speaking skills and prepare you to share the Iolani Palace with friends, family and visitors from around the world. (522-0841,

Beginning Singers
St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Rd., Tuesdays through April 16, 4:15-5 p.m., $85. Hawaii Education of the Arts (HEARTS) offers a beginning singers class. Participants must be in at least kindergarten, ages 5-9. (

Being Extraordinary
Ward Warehouse third floor conference room, Tuesdays until June 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $125/10 sessions. Shed old habits that have kept you from remembering how extraordinary you are, re-discover the gifts of resiliency and genius and more. Register online. (

Drama Workshop
St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Rd., Tuesdays through April 16, $135. Hawaii Education of the Arts (HEARTS) offers a class to hone acting skills and develop confidence on stage, taught by Annie Cusick Wood. Class is limited to 25 students. (

General Newborn Care
Castle Medical Center, Kailua, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $30/two people. Learn how to tell if your baby is sick, how to take your baby’s temperature, why babies cry, how to calm a crying baby and how to bathe your baby. Register online or via phone. (263-5400,

Intro to Yoga Series
Open Space Yoga Makai Studio, Tuesdays, 6:45-8 p.m., $45/four weeks. Intro to yoga classes feature ways to build a strong foundation based on the ancient practices of yoga. Learn details of alignment, breath and meditation. (232-8851)

Search Engine Optimization Basics for Business
PCATT Honolulu Community College, runs until March 21, 5:30-6:45 p.m., $199/four sessions. Learn the elements that impact search engine optimization, how to use keywords and more. (

Taiko Center of the Pacific Classes
Washington Middle School, until April 16, 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)

Toddler Hula
46-020 Alaloa St. suite G, Tuesdays until March 26, 9:30 a.m., $7/class. Kumu Maile Loo alternately teaches this class. (247-9400,

Youth Co-ed Football Clinic
Kroc Center Hawaii , Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 2, $60. Players learn the fundamentals of football and competitive play in a fun, Christian faith-based environment. Participants learn and develop skills and challenge themselves with position-specific drills against peer competition. Ages 8-12 and 13-17. (, 682-5505)

Stand Up and Rock
Hawaiian Brian’s Showroom, 8 p.m., $5-$8. Featuring standup comedy from Jose Dynamite, Jordan Harold Wong and Improvrock from Oil in the Alley. Anthony Silano hosts. (946-1343)

Luke Auditorium, Wo International Center at Punahou School, 6:30-7:30 p.m., contact for cost. Parents, educators and professionals are invited to learn about the offered program for reading, comprehension, spelling and math. Also discuss the causes and solutions for learning challenges. Call to reserve seat. (214-6945)

Foster Botanical Garden Docent Training
Foster Botanical Garden, Tuesdays through April 16, 1-2:30 p.m., $25 (reimbursed after 12 hours of volunteering). Training includes an overview of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, documentation of plants, history of Foster Botanical Gardens’ trees, hybrid, species orchid and more. (522-7064)

Kauai Hospice Journey Through Grief
Nana’s House, Waimea, until March. 26, 4-5:30 p.m., free. A six-week bereavement care workshop for families, friends and companions who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives. Registration required. (245-7277)