March 9

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Wednesday March 9
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Online Blended)
American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, 1-3 p.m., $110. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants and learn how to use an AED. Pre-registration required. (1-800-733-2767,

Adult CPR/AED (Online Blended)
American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, 1-2 p.m., $70. Learn to recognize and care for victims of life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies and to use an AED on adults. Pre-registration required. (1-800-733-2767,

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED (Online Blended)
American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, 1-2:10 p.m., $90. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and learn how to administer CPR and use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on adults. Pre-registration required. (1-800-733-2767,

Does Your Company Properly Manage Its eDiscovery?
First Hawaiian Bank Center, sixth-floor Po‘okela Room, 999 Bishop St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $15-$20. Learn to improve your discovery response teams and workflow from Robin Thompson. (

Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Wednesdays starting March 9, 6-8 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Learn different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to caring for your baby. Pre-registration required. (263-5400,

HCAP Tax Preparation Services
Check website for list of locations and times between Feb. 1-April 8, free. Honolulu Community Action Program hosts free tax help for working Hawaii families with an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000. Appointments recommended. (, 521-4531)

ICT 2016 – Trends in Technology
Hale Koa Hotel, DeRussy Hall, 2055 Kalia Road, 7:30 a.m. check in, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. event, $50-$100. The second annual Information, Communications and Technology Conference provides an opportunity for local businesses and technical professionals to immerse themselves in a wide variety of topics. Sponsored by HICTA. Pre-registration required. (

Japanese Cooking Party
Whole Foods at Kahala Mall, March 7-11, 9:30-11 a.m., $30. ABC Cooking Studio and Whole Foods presents a Japanese cooking series that includes lunch. Recipes include okonomyaki, dorayaki and more. Pre-registration required. (

Learn to Play American Mah Jongg
Waianae Public Library, Wednesdays through March 30, 1-4 p.m., free. Learn how to play Mah Jongg with American rules. Pre-registration required. (697-4868)

AARP Free Tax-Aide
Wahiawa Public Library, Wednesdays through April 15, free. Get help preparing your tax returns with AARP volunteers. (622-6345)

AARP Free Tax-Aide
Waianae Public Library, Feb. 2-April 14, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. AARP volunteers help taxpayers file their taxes. (697-7868)

Free Xeric Seeds
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Wednesdays and Saturdays in March, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. The garden gives away Ilima seeds to visitors during the month of March. (748-5363)

Honolulu Orchid Society Great Silent Auction Night
Lanakila Elementary School cafeteria, 717 N. Kuakini St., 7-9 p.m., free. Plants from orchid growers throughout the state of Hawaii available to bid, plus other plants, white elephant and orchid plant accessories. Proceeds benefit Honolulu Orchid Society’s educational mission. (, 258-6511)

Tax Preparation Help
Two locations: Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 1640 Lanakila Ave., Feb. 1-April 11, 8 a.m.-noon; Catholic Charities Hawaii at Clarence T.C. Ching Campus, 1822 Keeaumoku St., Feb. 13-April 9, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Catholic Charities Hawaii and AARP team up to offer free tax help to seniors by appointment. (847-1322,

Windward Legislative Meeting
Keolu Elementary School cafeteria, 1416 Keolu Drive, 6:30-8 p.m., free. This “talk story” meeting is an ideal opportunity for community members to learn about current legislation as well as bills now being considered by the Honolulu City Council. (586-6480,

Aiea Public Library, March 1-31, library hours, free, ages 6 and under. Keiki borrowing books receive a mystery sticker packet with opportunities for prizes. (483-7333)

Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, Feb. 27-March 28, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $4. See hundreds of living butterflies and learn more about their life cycle at the Butterfly Conservatory. Enjoy story time three times daily. (

Easter Bunny Photos
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, March 5-26, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free. Drop by for a visit with the Easter Bunny, photos and yummy treats while supplies last. (203-2366)

Kindergarten Readiness Storytime
Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St., Wednesdays through April 13, 10-11 a.m., free. Thirty-minute storytime followed by interaction stations that connect adults and children through activities that correspond to that week’s early literacy skill practice. (587-7577)

Preschool Storytime
Waipahu Public Library, Feb. 25-April 28, 10:30 a.m., free, ages 3-5. Join Ms. Jolene for stories, songs and a craft or fun activity. (675-0358)

Whale Watching Cruises
Departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, daily through April 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m., $45-$30. Catch a glimpse of humpback whales and enjoy spectacular views of Waikiki, plus delicious food. (973-1311,

Bossa Nova Nights
Nico’s Pier 38, 6-8 p.m., free. Legendary guitarists Mike Barquez and Nando Suan form Jazz Monsters perform. (540-1377)

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir
Leeward Community College Theatre, 10 a.m., free. The Japanese group plays selections from classical standards, as well as contemporary hits. (956-0321)

Ka Ohana o Mele – Kaimuki High School Polynesian Music Class
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 5 p.m., free. (955-9517)

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103,

Saloon Pilots
Hard Rock Cafe, 280 Beachwalk, 9-11 p.m., free. (955-7383)

Erin Marquez
Waikiki Parc Hotel, Parc Promenade Gallery, Jan. 28-April 1, business hours, free. Recent UH Manoa BFA graduate Erin Marquez displays her sculptures. (956-8364)

‘Footprints of Life’
Ward Village, IBM Building Courtyard, March 8-May 12, daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Yayoi Kusama’s “Footprints of Life” features multi-piece sculptures — the first time she exhibits in Hawaii. (

‘Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art from the Angkor Period’
John Young Museum of Art at University of Hawaii, March 6-May 6, weekdays from 1-4 p.m., free. John Young’s collection of “Golden Age” Cambodian art is on display. (956-6888)

‘H2O 2’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Feb. 28-April 10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, free. 2D artwork featuring water in all its forms by local artists in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and photography. Opening reception is March 6 from 5-7 p.m. Artists should review prospectus before bringing water-themed works on Feb. 28 from 8:30-9 a.m.(, 286-5675)

Honolulu Printmakers 88th Annual Exhibition
Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St., Feb. 24-March 17, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sundays from 1-5 p.m., free. Honolulu Printmakers announces its 88th annual exhibit of the best print work from artists around the state. (536-5507,

UH-Manoa’s Art Building Commons Gallery, March 6-18, weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Featuring artworks made from foraged detritus, this exhibit coincides with the Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit. (

‘Ikebana 2016: Vessels’
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., March 1-April 15, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Featuring ceramic works from Ed Higa, Ken Kang, Philip Markwart, Bob McWilliams and Yukio Ozaki. Artists reception is March 4 from 6-9 p.m. (521-1812)

Jimmy Tablante
Louis Pohl Gallery, March 1-25, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Artist Jimmy Tablante displays his watercolor pieces. (521-1812)

‘Malay Theatre: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Islam’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Feb. 7-May 22, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Explore traditional Malaysian theatre styles, including shadow puppetry and female dance drama, to glean insight into these complex theatre forms and issues currently facing traditional arts. (944-7177,

‘Opposites Revealed: Hungary and Hawaii’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, Feb. 16-March 17, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends from 2-6 p.m., free. Lynne Boyer displays her plein-air paintings exploring connections between Hungary and Hawaii. (

‘Selections from the Collection of Arm and Roller Press’ and ‘Prints by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura’
UH-Manoa’s Art Gallery at the Art Building, Feb. 28-April 8, weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Two art exhibitions capture 60 prints from artists around the world, as well as the effects of mining on the Australian landscape. (956-8364,

The Art of Creating Children’s Books Exhibit
Hawaii State Public Library, Feb. 11-March 30, library hours, free. Learn more about the process of writing a children’s storybook from authors including Leslie Hayashi, Sue Cowing, Tammy Yee, Scott Goro and more. (586-3500)