May 15

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Wednesday May 15
Authentic Raja Yoga Series
Still and Moving Center, May 15-19, $108/five classes, $208/10 classes. Master teacher Neel Kulkarni from Mysore, India teaches authentic Raja Yoga. All levels welcome. (

Becoming a Connoisseur of Happiness
Kailua Beach Park next to the restroom behind the lifeguard stand beside the canal, Sundays through first week of June, 9-11 a.m., contact for cost. Dr. Dean Nelson, founder of Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center and Windhorse Healthcare holds “Becoming a Connoisseur of Happiness.” May 12, 19 and 26 classes held in the courtyard of Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center on the second floor of Aikahi Shopping Center. (343-0089)

Breastfeeding Class
Castle Medical Center, Kailua, 6-8:30 p.m., $25 or free with any Castle childbirth class. Registration is required. (263-5400,

Classes With Neelkanth Kulkarni
Still and Moving Center, until May 19, visit website for times and cost. The Still and Moving Center hosts the visit of Neelkanth Kulkarni as he shares his knowledge and experience in Raja Yoga. (

Junior Magicians Class
Moanalua Valley, Wednesdays through May 29, contact for times, $80. Master magician Mike Ching holds a Junior Magicians Class for children ages 7 to 11. Parents my attend for free for students under the age of 18. Certificate awarded upon completion. (836-1800,

Qi Gong
Kaiser Permanente – Moanalua Clinic, second floor waiting area, Wednesdays thru Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., $60-$74. This ancient form of standing meditation activates the acupuncture meridians and cultivates body energy. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Relaxing Neck Muscle Tension
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 105, 9:45-11:45 a.m., $9. Relax neck tension with gentle self-acupressure, trigger points, imagery, plus exercises from Dr. Bates, Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Yoga and Feldenkrais. (235-7433)

Arthritis: A Natural Approach
ACastle Medical Center, Wellness Center Auditorium, 6 p.m., free. Reducing inflammation is the key to reducing pain. See how to use spices and herbs to reduce inflammation, and more tips at this presentation by Dr. Steve Blake. Registration is required. (263-5400)

Cancer Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Mapunapuna Clinic, second floor, Maile Room, 5:30-7 p.m., free. Meet with others who have had similar experiences living with cancer. (432-8538)

Castle Performing Arts Center Performance
Windward Mall Center Court, 6-7 p.m., free. Public school students ranging from grades 9 to 12 sing pop and Broadway hits for shoppers. (

Fall Prevention Amongst Older Adults
Nuuanu YMCA, 9-10 a.m., free. Kaiser Permanente presents “Fall Prevention Amongst Older Adults: Strategies for preparing yourself and your home.” Learn prevention strategies and recommended lifestyle changes to keep you and your loved ones safe from falls. (541-5256)

Free Career Night
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Kapolei Commons, 6:30-8 p.m., free. Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ New Agent Training Office hosts a free career night to help real estate agents accelerate their business, and for those interested in a career in real estate. Call to RSVP. (748-3410)

How To Handle Discovery Disputes Under L.R. 37.1
U.S. District Courthouse fourth floor courtroom, arrive by 11:45 a.m. with a government-issued photo ID for security clearance, free for FBA members, $40/non-FBA members. The Federal Bar Association presents a lunchtime panel discussion featuring speakers Hon. Barry M. Kurren, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge; Hon. Kevin S.C. Chang, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge; Hon. Richard L. Puglisi, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Moderators: Donna C. Marron and John-Anderson L. Meyer, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing. (

Kaneohe Library Bookstore Half-Off Sale
Kaneohe Public Library basement, through the month of May, Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m., and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. The Friends of Kaneohe Public Library Bookstore offer half-off sale of books, DVDs, CDs and more to military members and their families who show their ID. (233-5676)

Mission 4/1 Earth Campaign
The Church of the Crossroads, until May 19. The Church of the Crossroads engages in the United Church of Christ Mission 4/1 Earth Campaign to accomplish three national goals: engaging in one million hours of Earth care; planting 1,000 trees nationally and locally and writing 1,000 letters and petitions on environmental changes. (949-2220)

SBA Consulting for Small Business Owners
American Savings Bank, 890 Kamokila Blvd., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Receive a 30-minute confidential consultation with small business specialists from SBA and address critical issues like access to capital and credit. Call for an appointment. (541-2990 ext. 211)

SMEI Honolulu Honors John C. Dean
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Hawaii Ballroom, registration starts at 11:15 a.m., lunch starts at 11:45 a.m., $90-$5,000. SMEI Honolulu honors John C. Dean of CPB as “Sales Person of the Year” for 2012 at its 55th annual luncheon. (942-7000,

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 present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Register now to reserve your spot, registration is on a first come, first serve basis. (, 246-8985)

Leadership Camp Registration
Nana’s House Waimea, noon-6 p.m., free. Open to youth ages 11 to 15, the leadership camp offers leadership skill-building activities, cultural activities, geocoaching, hiking, beach days and mentoring younger youth. Camp is held May 28-June 7. (482-4248 on the West Side, 652-9274 on the East Side)

Highlands Intermediate School
Pearlridge Uptown Center Court, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. Highlands Intermediate School Chorus and Jazz Band performs. (, 488-0981)

Mango Season
Lulu’s Surf Club, Wednesdays through May, 6-9 p.m., free. Mango Season performs sun-kissed island soul jazz. (

Nando Suan and Mike Barques
Nico’s Pier 38, 5-9 p.m., free. Nando Suan and Mike Barques perform. (540-1377)

Sasha Yates and Michelangelo Barques Duo
JJ’s Bistro and French Pastry, 6-8:30 p.m., free. (739-0993)

True Tone Tuesdays
Downbeat Lounge, Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m., free, ages 21 and older. A singer songwriter showcase featuring Hawaii’s top acoustic performers hosted by James McCarthy of Doolin Rakes. Rotating craft beer is on special each night for $4. (

Have Fun in the Sun
Aiea High School Library, 6-7 p.m., free. The University of Hawaii Cancer center in collaboration with the Hawaii Skin Cancer Coalition and Aiea High School sponsor a sun protection event, “Have Fun in the Sun and Love Your Skin.” Featuring skin cancer screenings, educational seminars and more. (483-7300)

James Beard Foundation Scholarship Opens
Visit website for more information, deadline to apply is May 15. Continuing or newly enrolling students for the 2013-14 school year at Kapiolani Community College’s Culinary Arts program may apply for a newly establishes $5,000 scholarship sponsored by The Kahala Hotel and Resort, through the James Beard Foundation. (

”Rain” Performance Benefits Straub
Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., visit website for cost. This performance of “Experience the Beatles with RAIN” benefits Straub Clinic and Hospital featuring four members of the Straub Clinic and Hospital ohana channeling the Beatles in a special pre-show presentation. 1960s hipster attire encouraged. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to Straub in support of Rehabilitation Services. (

”a” mini retort
ARTS at Marks Garage, exhibit runs until June 1, Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m., free. “a” mini retort offers various viewpoints in response to critical, complex situations. An opening reception takes place May 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. (521-2903)

Peter Antrim Kowalke Art Exhibit
The Morning Brew Cafe, runs May 15-August 15, Sun. through Thurs. 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 6 a.m.-10 p.m., free. Featuring an exhibit of Peter Antrim Kowalke’s recent paintings. Part of the proceeds will help fund travel for young Hawaii equestrian riders who represent Hawaii in out-of-state competitions. (262-7770)