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Jaimie Kim

March 27

Wednesday March 27
CLASSES
Body Conditioning
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic third floor, Mondays and Wednesdays until April 22, 6-7 p.m., $5-$6.50. Aerobics with a touch of zumba, appropriate for all levels, including beginners. Pre-registration required. (432-2260)

Healthy Pregnancy Class
Ohana Room at Castle Medical Center, Kailua, 6-7 p.m., free. Learn valuale and important information such as prenatal nutrition and more. (263-5400)

Practical WordPress: Beyond the Basics
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Sakamaki, March 27, 6-9 p.m., $60. Learn how to build, customize and maintain a self-hosted WordPress-based website. (956-8244)

The Science and Art of Meditation
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic fourth floor, March 20 and 27, 5:30-8 p.m., $39-$43. Learn the technique of meditation. This class covers three primary elements of relaxation, concetration and expansion. Pre-registration required. (432-2260)

Brain Injury Awareness Month
YWCA Laniakea, Fuller Hall, 9 a.m.-noon, contact for cost. An open house for the Brain Injury Resource Center (BIRC) – the first Hawaii-based center providing the brain injury community with services, classes and support groups. (biahi@hawaiiantel.net)

Discover Arthritis – Take Control
St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii, 9-11 a.m., free. Jenny Sung from the Arthritis Foundation and Aileen Manuel, RN of Attention Plus Care lead the class and provide tips to minimize arthritis pain and inflammation. Registration is required. (440-9372)

Eighth Annual Taste of Marukai
Marukai Wholesale Mart – Dillingham, 6-9 p.m., pre-sale tickets before March 27, $85; after March 27, $95. Celebrate Japanese culture in Hawaii with the Eighth Annual Taste of Marukai. Proceedsd benefit the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the Honolule Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. (marukaihawaii.com)

Hawaii’s Oustanding Senior Volunteers
Visit website for more information, nominations accepted through March 31. Hawaii residents are encouraged to nominate outstanding senior volunteers. (salutetoseniorservice.com)

Honolulu Boy Choir Auditions
Call for appointment through the end of March. The Honolulu Boy Choir holds open auditions for boys ages 7 to 12. No prior musical experience necessary. (596-7464)

Soccer
Contact for more information. Mililani-basd Fusion Soccer Club is looking for players interested in playing competitive soccer for the upcoming 2013-1014 HYSA season. (Boys born between Aug. 1, 2004 and July 31, 2005 contact 927-4351; girls born between Aug. 1 2001 and Junly 31, 2002 contact 384-4351; girls born between Aug. 1, 2000 and July 31, 2001 contact 864-9965)

Value-Added Innovation for Hawaii Growers
National Tropical Botanical Garden, contact for tim, free. “Value-Added Innovation for Hawaii Growers: Making the Family Farm Profitable” helps growers hone their skills at adding value to their products and services (valueadded.info, 756-9437)

COMMUNITY
Waimanalo Canoe Club Registration Drive
Kaiona Beach Park, time and cost. The Waimanalo Canoe Club is currently welcoming new paddlers. Adult crews practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. Keiki crews start on April 3. (259-6051)

YWCA Oahu Benefit Clothing Sale
Laniakea YWCA lobby, March 27 and 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring amazing bargains on new and used women’s clothing and accessories. Helps to support economically disadvanged women re-entering the work force. (538-7061)

Children’s Science Books Exhibit
Salt Lake-Moanalua Library, through April 19, free. An exhibit featuring 405 of the latest science books for children. (831-6831)

Hawaii Children’s Theatre Summer 2013 Registration
Contact for location and times, workshops begin on June 10, register until May 24. The Hawaii Children’s Theatre Summer Stars will preesent Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Register now to reserve your spot, registration is on a first come, first serve basis. (hawaiichildrenstheatre.com, 246-8985)

Joy of Music Youth Choral Festival
Kainalu Elementary School, first 50 students to enroll, camp takes place on April 6, contact for time, free. One-day youth singing camp for fifth and sixth graders. Break out sessions include training in music reading, vocal techniques and more that culminates in a concert performance with the Windward Choral Society. (261-9879)

Keiki Storytime
Kailua Public Library, Wednesdays until March 27, 10:30 a.m., free. Recommended for ages 2 to 5. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Storytime will feature stories, sing-along songs and a craft. Contact the library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpretor or other special accomodations are needed. (266-9911)

”Rise of the Guardians”
Kaneohe Public Library, 6 p.m., free. Kaneohe Public Library presents “Movie Night @ the Library: ‘Rise of the Guardians.’” Rated PG. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Free popcorn provided. Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accomodation is needed. (233-5676)

Sing With Your Child Month
Kahala Mall, 10 a.m., free. Celebrate Sing With Your Child Month with Ohana Music Together. A progam 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 Pogram, 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 interpeter or other accommodation is needed. (693-7050)

The Wedding Cafe Wednesday Night Workshops
Ward Warehouse Conference Room, every Wednesday for 10 weeks, 6:30 p.m., free (except the Cake & Catering Trends workshop). The Wedding Cafe kicks off their bridal workshop series with its Location & Venues workshop, featuring 12 wedding venues on Oahu. Each workshop features a different theme featuring Hawaii’s top wedding vendors. RSVP online. (theweddingcafe.net/signup)

2013 Gift Printing
Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Feb. 21 to March 15, gallery hours and cost. This local exhibition of prints by artists from all over the state is juried by Hiroki Morinoue, renown local print artist from the Big Island. Artist reception Feb. 20. (honoluluprintmakers.com)

A Rainy Day in Midtown
Gallery at Ward center, until March 28, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring gallery artist Roger Whitlock showin his recent watercolors. A reception is on March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. to meet the artist. (gwcfineart.com, 597-8034)

Ainu Treasures: A Living Tradition in Northern Japan
East-West Center Gallery, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m., call for cost. Like many other indigenous people throughout the world, the Ainu have taken initiative to revive their traditional culture, including a project for Ainu aritsts to make replicas of Ainu artifacts owned by various museums. This exhibition features modern Ainu masterpieces and replicas of traditional artifacts. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

Fire Polish
Gallery at Ward Center, until March 28, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring fused glass by guest artists. A reception to meet the glass fusions artists is at March 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (gwcfineart.com, info@gwcfineart.com)

Nature’s Gifts
Gallery at Ward Centre, until March 28, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring watercolor guest artists Yasuko Abeshima. (gwcfineart.com, 597-8034)

Studio Sessions
Honolulu Museum of Art School, runs until April 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, free. Original paintings by various local artists. A reception takes place on March 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., prior to Art After Dark. (778-5684)

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