November 17

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Saturday November 17
Basic Quilt Top Workshop
Kaimuki Public Library, meeting room, 1041 Koko Head Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $45. LEarn how to make a quilt top. This workshop is especially geared for those who want to learn to sew quilts. (219-4394)

Caregiver Transfer Training Workshop
REHAB Hospital of the Pacific, 226 N. Kuakini St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Participants will learn how to transfer their loved ones safely into their beds, wheelchairs and more. (

Hawaii Resources for Struggling Readers
Hongwanji Mission School, 1728 Pali Hwy., 10 a.m.-noon, free. Learn about local resources, technologies and techniques for teaching students with dyslexia. (

Health and Home Care Workshops
Mygocenter, 590 Farrington Hwy., 9-11 a.m., free. Gain tips from health experts, and get information on caring for your home. There will be door prize giveaways every 30 mintues. (

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women
Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA, 4835 Kilauea Ave., 9 a.m.-noon, $20. Attend an empowering workshop designed to help those thinking about or in the process of divorce or legal separation. (, 395-0200)

SpaHalekulani Living Well Series
SpaHalekulani, 9 a.m., $25. This lecture will provide attendees with meal ideas and recipes with five ingredients or less, and minimal preparation time. (

Local Standup Comedy Showcase
The Dragon Upstairs, 1038 Nuuanu Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m., $10. JMonet Holman headlines and CC hosts. Michelle Mak, Joel Kop, Mutiya Vision, Cameo Lawrence, Anthony Nigrelli, Nirlepa Caridad and Erika Swartzkopf will perform original standup comedy. Attendees must be age 21 or older. (526-1411)

AFSP Hawaii Chapter’s Survivor Day Event
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Hotel, 2490 Kalakaua Ave., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Those who have been affected by suicide loss can find comfort and understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Pre-registration required. (

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, Bloodmobile, 7-11 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kapolei Shopping Center, Bloodmobile, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

FarmLovers Market Opening Day Celebration
1050 Ala Moana Blvd., 7:45 a.m.-noon, free. The Kakaako Farmers Market welcomes attendees to its new location with a blessing, market and live entertainment by Keanu Boom Kanani Band. (388-9696,

Hawaii’s Plantation Village 25th Anniversary Cookbook Launch
Okada Building, Gentry Meeting Room, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. There will be free food sampling of multiethnic recipes, food demonstrations, and a meet and greet talk story about foods and culture of plantation immigrants. The cookbook will be available for purchase for $15. (677-0110)

Holiday Plant & Craft Sale
Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. All kinds of plants, fresh and dried holiday wreaths, oshibana cards and Hawaiian honey will be available for purchase. There will also be a free shuttle service to the arboretum, with pickup points on Manoa Road at Poelua Street and Nipo Street. (988-0456)

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Keehi Lagoon Beach Park, 6 a.m., free. American Cancer Society honors those touched by the disease, and raises awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer with a free 5K community walk. (432-9141,

Salt Lake Elementary PTA Blood Drive
Salt Lake Elementary School, library, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Donations from the drive will be ready to distribute to local hospitals on Thanksgiving Day. (

Time Stands Still
Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, 45-045 Kamehameha Hwy., 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 25, $5-$15. See a Tony-nominated play about a woman struggling to return to a normal life after working as a photojournalist in Iraq. HPU students receive free admission. (, 236-7917)

World Diabetes Day
Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Activities include biometric screenings and blood sugar testing for adults, yoga for all ages, qi gong, art therapy, healthy cooking demonstrations, keiki activities and more. (

Keiki Swap Meet and Food Truck Event
Kapunahala Elementary School, 45-828 Anoi Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Food trucks will include Kona Ice, Hi Cravings, Tea Girls, Inferno Pizza, El Chino Loco, Local Boy Sushi, Tin Hut BBQ and Papa Len’s Hawaiian Food. (233-5650)

Wilson School Fun Fair
Wilson Elementary School, 4945 Kilauea Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. There will be ono local food, games and prizes for all ages, keiki ID, an HPD patrol car display, a Scholastic book fair, a silent auction, live entertainment and more. (733-4740)

Goon Lei Goon, Christ Moon and Introspektra
Downbeat Lounge, 42 N. Hotel St., 9 p.m., $5. Indie rock meets the beat scene as Goon Lei Goon and Introspektra play with Christ Moon and Daliterate. Attendees must be age 21 or older. (

Jazz Peace Concert
Ars Cafe, 3114 Monserrat Ave., 1-3 p.m., donations appreciated. Enjoy a jazz performance in an art gallery and coffee shop setting. (

Muddy Waters Tribute
Medici’s Manoa Marketplace, 2754 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 7-103, 7:30-10 p.m., $20-$37. Rick Smith and the Trailer Park Romeos present a tribute to Muddy Waters, along with guest vocalist Carl Golden. (351-0901,

Nalu Collective
Atherton Studio, 738 Kaheka St., 7:30 p.m., $15-$25. See a performance that corsses over music genre to create a unique forward-leaning, jazz-informed style. (, 955-8821)

UH Balinese and Javanese Gamelan Concert
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Barbara Smith Amphitheater, 2411 Dole St., 7:30 p.m., $8-$12. Join the UH Manoa Javanese and Balinese gamelan ensembles for an evening of music and dance under the stars. There will be traditional and contemporary music and dance from the Indonesian tradition of gamelan originating in the islands of Bali and Java. UHM music majors receive free admission. (

The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m., $20-$35. Electric Palms Hawaii presents a live performance by Borgeous. Attendees must be age 18 or older. (,

SALT Bar Crawl
SALT at Our Kakaako, 5 p.m., free. Enjoy drinks from Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, Pitch Sports Bar and The Boiling Crab. Butcher & Bird will serve up food. Listen to music from Uluwehi Young, followed by Rachel Cruz. (

Peggy Chun
Louis Pohl Gallery, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 31, contact for cost. Peruse the works of artist Peggy Chun. (