March 8

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Saturday March 8
Baby Boomer and Senior Seminar Series
Waialae Country Club, 9:30-11 a.m., free, RSVP. The Senior Concierge Team covers the misunderstood topics of estate planning. (282-1399)

Non-Violent Communication
Castle High School, 7-9 p.m., $10/week, pre-registration required. Chris Miller offers the 10-week course. (265-203)

Women’s Self Defense
Hawaii Jujitsu Kodenkai, 8-11:30 a.m., $30 donation, ages 15 and up. Sheryl Hager, 7th degree black belt, teaches women how to protect themselves. (528-1383)

Canoe Festival
Kualoa Regional Park, Campground A, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. The festival captures the historic and ancient traditions of canoeing dating back to the Polynesian voyaging era and showcases master canoe builder Bobby Puakea and others. (237-8525,

Free Tax Help for Seniors
Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, call for an appointment, Clarence T.C. Ching Campus, through April 12, Saturdays, 8-noon, walk-ins welcome, free. Seniors ages 60 and older get tax assistance from Catholic Charities Hawaii and AARP. (847-1322)

Garage Sale
Manana Elementary School Cafeteria, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Find bargains at the second-hand sale over 50 families contributed items to. Proceeds go to Manana School Chorus. (455-7970)

Health Day
Manoa Library, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Learn about various complementary health therapies and see live demonstrations by an acupuncturist, chiropractic doctor, massage therapist, and master yoga instructor. (988-0459)

Plant Sale and Displays
University of Hawaii, Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Plant sale features multi-grafted fruit trees, roses, ornamental shrubs, herbs and palms. Tour the garden and view agricultural displays. (453-6050)

Rally Cross
Kalaeloa Raceway Park, contact for more information. Drivers compete against each other in a course laid out on the dirt track. (

Recycle, Reuse, Regift Event
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Help the environment and find treasures at a reduced cost. (595-4047)

White Elephant Sale
Castle High School Cafeteria, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Shop for bargains at the garage sale and crafters’ clearance. Donations for goods accepted March 7 from 3-5:30 p.m. (953-7011,

Hansel and Gretel: The Real Story
Hawaii Theatre, March 8, 7 p.m., March 9, 2 p.m., $5-$7. The play enchants children and adults alike with a new twist on a 200-year-old tale. (528-0506)

Keiki Health Fair
Bishop Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Children from a dozen local schools and their parents join for an afternoon of fun with free workshops. Pre-register for workshops. (847-3511,

‘Peter Rabbit in the Garden’
Tenney Theatre, March 8, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., $10. The play combines different parts of two stories: “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.” (839-9885,

Waialae School Fun Fair
Waialae Elementary Public Charter School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Keiki play games, eat tasty treats and jump in 3 bounce houses. Silent auction, crafts and live entertainment also add to the festivities. (371-2882)

Kapiolani Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Check out the local food scene with live entertainment. (922-0288)

AFI Performance
The Republik, 8 p.m., $39. The American rock band performs at the all-ages show. (941-7469)

Brasil Guitar Duo Performance
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Orvis Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., call for cost. The Duo brings a broad repertoire of classical guitar duos combined with the traditional music of its native land. (944-2697,

Taiko Festival
Leeward Community College, 4 p.m., $25-$35. The Pacific Buddhist Academy hosts a taiko drumming festival called Secrets of the Golden Dragon. (532-2649)

Ginny Walden Spring Show
41-829 Kakaina St., A-4, Waimanalo, through May 21, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. View portraits of locals captured at farmers’ markets and bus stops along with drawings, paintings and sculptures. (389-0579,

’Icarus Fights the Minotaur’
Tenney Theatre, 4:30 p.m., $10-$20. The re-imagining of the story explores friendship, relationships between parents and children, what it means to become a man and tragedy. (839-9885,

Meet Doraemon
Bishop Museum, through April 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m, closed Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.950. The limited-engagement exhibition is the U.S. premiere of Japan’s iconic robotic time-traveling cat. (847-3511)

Open Auditions for Youth Opera and Theater
University of Hawaii Mana Music Department, March 8, 15 and 22, call for appointment, free. Students grades 4-12 try out for intensive 3-week summer course. (521-2982)