November 17

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Sunday November 17
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)

Cat and Dog First Aid
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., $90. Learn basic information on how to recognize and care for emergencies and injuries in dogs or cats. Included with this course is your choice of either one cat or one dog participant manual. Contact to register. (

Citizen “Hands Only” CPR
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 1:45-2:45 p.m., $15. Get trained to care for victims of cardiac emergencies by using compression only CPR to help a victim of cardiac arrest until emergency medical personnel arrive. No certification is provided for this course. Contact to register. (

Clay Creations
Art Explorium, Nov. 17 and 24, 10-11:30 a.m., $25/student, covers both session, suitable for ages 5 and older. Use low-fire clay to make a creative vision come to life. Learn various hand building techniques and surface design. Registration is required. (

Flooring Options For Your Home
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Kapolei Commons, 5:30 p.m., free. James Covington of Aloha Bath & Flooring, LLC discusses flooring options and how to get started. Space is limited and reservations are required. (947-8101)

Intro to Cooking for Your Dogs
CookSpace (1050 Ala Moana Blvd.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $125 pre-registration fee. Cooking fresh, wholesome food allows your dog to live a much longer, healthier and happier life. Learn how to cook for your dog with Dr. Ihor Basko at “Fresh Food and Ancient Wisdon, Part 1: Intro to Cooking for Your Dogs.” Dr. Basko was the 1998 Holistic Veterinarian of the Year. (

Silk Screening Workshop
Living Art Marine Center, 1 p.m., $15/child (includes one free T-shirt and use of printing materials and paint). Learn how silk screening works step by step. Send in your design to create your own silk screen to professionally print as many shirts as you’d like on any fabric. Online reservations are required. (

Pas De Deux Hawaii
Pearlridge Downtown Center Court, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (

Shichi Go San
Japanese Cultural Center – Manoa Ballroom, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $65/JCCH members, $80/non-members. Children are invited to dress up in elegant kimono and zori (sandals), receive a Shinto blessing and capture the day with a professional photograph. Reservations are required. (945-7633 ext. 25,

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)

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. (

Thanksgiving Decorations
Art Explorium 1-2:30 p.m., $15/student, open to all ages. Create beautiful, hand-made centerpieces to adorn your Thanksgiving table. Most creations made from natural or recycled materials. Registration is required. (

Thanksgiving Decorations
Art Explorium, 1-2:30 p.m., $15/student, children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Create beautiful hand made center pieces to adorn a Thanksgiving table. Registration is required. (

17th Annual Thanksgiving Concert
Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5 p.m., contact for cost. The 17th annual Thanksgiving Concert of the Chinese Christian Church. (381-2063)

Thanksgiving Concert
Seventh-Day Adventist Church (2313 Nuuanu Ave.), 5 p.m., free admission. (924-9988)

Craft, Gift and Rubberstamp Expo
Neal Blaisdell Center – Hawaii Suites, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Featuring local vendors selling a variety of crafts, gift items and rubberstamp/scrapbooking/craft supplies. A large Crafter’s Clearance Sale also takes place. (

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. (

Jodha Akbar Pt. 2
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 Gallery screens “Jodhaa Akbar” part two, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film revolves around the romance between a Muslim Mughal emperor and a Hindo Rajput 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. (