May 11

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Thursday May 11
Courtyard Yoga
Ward Village Courtyard, IBM Building, 5:30-6:30 p.m., free. Corepower Yoga leads a special class. (

Exploring the Ocean’s Past and Present – Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, theater, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. Kelly Keogh discusses “75 years later: what remains on the seafloor at Midway Atoll.” (397-5840)

Hawaiian Telcom University 2017: Business Meets the Smart World
Hawaii Convention Center, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Meet and learn from leaders in a range of fields related to the smart world, with seminars, workshops and next-generation technology exhibits. (

Say Goodbye to Hemorrhoids
Castle Medical Center, Wellness Center Auditorium, 6-7:30 p.m., free. Learn what you can do about this common ailment. Pre-registration required. (263-5400,

The Power of Plant Food in Reducing Inflammation
Windward YMCA, 12:15-1:15 p.m., free. Learn how meal planning and healthy eating can help to lower inflammation. Pre-registration required. (261-0808)

Thursday Terrarium Tea Party
Anuenue Exquisite Tea, Thursdays through July, 6-8 p.m., $50. Learn how to make your own glass terrarium while enjoying your choice of Anuenue Signature Tea and a specialty baked item. (

Vanilla Orchid
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Learn about the history of the vanilla orchid, planting and maintenance tips, how to hand pollinate flowers and more. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Keelikolani Building, Conference Rooms 310-313-314, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Sheraton Waikiki Resort, Kauai Ballroom, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
The Shops at Dole Cannery, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Kapolei Rotary Club
Kapolei High School, faculty lounge, 7 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. speaker, $8. Captain Bryan Lee, ambassadorial scholar, speaks to the club. (

Sit. Stay. Read!
Waianae Public Library, 3-4 p.m., free. Read to Gian the Cairn terrier, a registered therapy dog! He can help kids practice reading without judgment. Reservations recommended. (697-7868)

Wahine Forum Network Talk Story
YWCA’s Fuller Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $25. A talk-story session with Tina Fitch of Hobnob as she shares her rise to the top. (

Hanalani String Orchestra
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage, 5 p.m., free. (

The ARTS at Marks Garage, 6 p.m., $100. A seven-course locally foraged story by chefs Aaron Lopez and Kevin Posada. (

World Fireknife Championships
Polynesian Cultural Center, May 11 and 12 at 7:45 p.m., May 13 at 7:30 p.m., $10-$6/first two nights, $49.95-$19.95/third night. The world’s most talented fireknife dancers come together for three nights of heated competition. The finals take place during a performance of “Ha: Breath of Life.” (

Brad Powell Theatre at Dole Cannery, May 5-28, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., $30-$20. This new drama explores Islamphobia and what it means to be a Muslim in post-9/11 America. The successful Amir has “renounced” the faith of his parents, but how much of his identity has he really forsaken? (741-4699,

‘Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat’
Leeward Theatre Alternate Space at Leeward Community College, May 11 and 13 at 8 p.m., $15-$10. An epic cycle of 17 short plays examining the personal and political effect of war on modern life. (