November 10

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Sunday November 10
Becoming A Connoisseur of Happiness
Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center at Aikahi Shopping Center, 9-11 a.m., $10 suggested donation. Becoming a Connoisseur of Happiness part two: interdependence and de-constructing the story. All proceeds go to the Center. (754-7853)

Master Class for Violin
University of Hawaii at Manoa Orvis Auditorium, 3 p.m., $10-$15. Wei He, professional violinist and professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, teaches and performs as part of the Hawaii Music Teachers Association’s 46th annual convention. (388-8695,

5K and 10K Run/Walk
Kailua High School, 6 a.m. applications accepted, 7 a.m. race begins, $15-$25. The Friends of Kailua High School sponsors a 5K and 10K run/walk that begins at the school’s gym. The net proceeds of the event go to Kailua High School for various programs and needs. The first male and female runner of each race receives a trophy. Applications may be obtained at the high school or via email. (,

Bees, Chemicals and GMOs
Sukyo Mahikari Center, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Learn about how the bee colony collapse reflects the condition of our soil and human health with Dr. Melissa Yee Carlson, beekeeper and health care practitioner. Also learn about Yoko Farming Principles with Dr. Ronald Carlson, staff assistant at Sukyo Mahikari Hawaii. (292-1179)

Bereavement Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Moanalua Medical Center, 1-3 p.m., free. For anyone who has lost a loved one and would like a nurturing environment to share thoughts and feelings. Pre-registration is required. (371-8611)

Gourmet, Vegan, Gluten-Free Dinner
Church of the Crossroads, reservations requested by Nov. 10, dinner takes place Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m., $20/pre-paid, $22/at the door, subject to availability. The menu includes, Asian Tofu Croquette with Burdock, Green Beans with Pomegranate Reduction and more. Seating is limited and to-go meals are available. (

Hawaii Organ and Tissue Donor Family Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Moanalua Medical Center, 1-3 p.m., free. For family members of organ and tissue donors. A chance to discuss experiences in coping with loss, communication between donors and recipients, ways to keep the memories of loved ones alive and more. Pre-registration is required. (371-8611)

Talk Story with President Obama’s Sister
Kumu Kamp in Anahola, 3 p.m., books are $20 cash only. President Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng signs her children’s book following the talk story. All proceeds go toward bringing mindful practices to Native Hawaiian Youth at Kumu Camp. (

Walk to Prevent Suicide
Kakaako Waterfront Park, 8 a.m., donations accepted. Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in Oahu’s first Out of the Darkness Community Walk. (, 888-333-2377)

Children’s Storytime
Kaimuki Public Library, Sundays through Dec. 15, 10:30-11 a.m., free. Children in preschool and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to listen to stories, participate in finger plays and rhymes, and make-and-take home a small craft to help them remember the day’s story. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (733-8422)

Dance Painting!
Art Explorium, 1-3 p.m., $15/student, open to all ages. Movement Art is an exploration where body, mind, artist and canvas come together to create live art. Use your bodies-in-motion to “dance paint” on large scale paper. Registration is required. (

Shichigosan Children’s Festival
Contact for location Oct. 20-Nov. 24, contact for days, 8 a.m-4 p.m., $50 donation for blessing (includes blessing, Chitose-ame candy, omamori and gift), plus a $10 donation for the Kimono Preservation Fund. Receive a complimentary kimono rental and dressing upon request, offered on weekends only. Reservations are required. (

Noa Noa Anniversary Sale
Noa Noa Hawaii locations statewide, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Celebrate 33 years of business in Hawaii with an anniversary sale at all locations. A special pupus, champagne, $50 gift card giveaway and free gift with purchase takes place at the Ward location. (593-0343)

2nd Annual Miniature Art Show
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, Nov. 3-30, daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., contact for cost. An artists’ reception and awards take place Nov. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. (393-1040)

Bollywood and Beyond
University of Hawaii at Manoa East-West Center Gallery, Sept. 29-Jan. 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. The exhibition focuses on the design and execution of Bollywood costume, featuring outfits worn in some of India’s most famous films. (944-7177,

Convergence: Glitch_Click_Thunk
University of Hawaii at Manoa, UH Art Gallery, Oct. 6-Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sun., free admission. The series encompasses and explores the impact of internet art, digital, electronic, sound and a wide range of new, traditional and hybrid technologies. (

Jodhaa Akbar Pt. 1
University of Hawaii at Manoa East-West Center Gallery, 2-4 p.m., free. As part of its Bollywood and Beyond exhibit, the East-West Center screens “Jodhaa Akbar” part one, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film revolves around the romance between a Muslim Muhgal emperor and a Hindu Rapjut princess. (944-7177,

Gallery on the Pali, Nov. 10- Dec. 12, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., free. “Outsider” features the latest works by Bernie Moriaz. A reception takes place Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. (