November 19

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Thursday November 19
Becoming a Mother Workshop Series
Waikiki Community Center, 6-7:30 p.m., $15/suggested donation. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii and Allison Mecham Evans teach expectant mothers about “From Couple to Parents: Better Than Ever After Baby.” Pre-registration required. (

Chemical Approaches to Air Pollution Mitigation
Windward Community College, Hale Imiloa 111, 1-2 p.m., free. Learn more about the different chemical approaches used to filter gas pollutants from atmospheric air and from the tailpipes of industrial plants, as well as ways to mitigate environmental impact of air filtration materials waste. (236-9120)

Eat Well for Life: Wellness Family Favorites
Castle Medical Center’s Wellness Center, 6-7:15 p.m., $10. Wellness Center staff share favorite family recipes and traditions during this month’s cooking demonstration. Samples and recipes provided. Pre-registration required. (263-5400,

Pacific Exchange Emerging Professionals
UH-Manoa’s Halau ‘o Haumea, 2645 Dole St., 5:30-7 p.m., free. Learn more about the Pacific Exchange Emerging Professionals program, plus two research projects that bridged the gap between conservation and culture. (

Tao III & IV Combined Retreats for Healing, Rejuvenation and Longevity
Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, 2500 Kuhio Ave., Nov. 19-24, check website for schedule, $250. Master Sha teaches how to resist illness, boost energy, enlighten the soul and more. Pre-registration required. (

Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu Weekly Luncheons
Oahu Country Club, noon-1:30 p.m., $25. Bill Follmer, head of Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens, will discuss Honolulu’s botanical garden attractions. (225-2965,

STEM EXPO Opportunity Event
Kapiolani Community College, Koki‘o Building Walkway, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., free. Learn more about transfer, internship, scholarship and workforce opportunities in STEM fields in Hawaii. (734-9894, 734-7425)

Hawaiian Brians, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., 6 p.m., $30. Hatebreed celebrates its 20th anniversary, with help from Aphesis, Let Them Prey and 13th Legion. (, 1-855-235-2867)

Oahu Jazz & Blues Festival
Turtle Bay Resort, Nov. 19-22, check website for schedule and cost. The second annual Oahu Jazz & Blues Festival features performances from Delfeayo Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Kenny Neal, Lee Ritenour, Johnny Sansone, Lee Tabakin, The Iguanas and more. (

The Kahala Life: Master Sommelier Series (Sonoma)
Plumeria Beach House at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 6 p.m., $60. Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo shares his favorite wines from Sonoma County. Reservations required. (739-8760,

‘My Boy He Play Ball’
Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., Nov. 5-Dec. 6, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., $5-$20. A football scholarship leads to unexpected family and cultural strife in a Hawaiian home. (, 536-4441)

Ward Village Information Center Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., 6 p.m., free. Watch a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Spellbound,” followed by a Q&A with star Ingrid Bergman’s granddaughters. Part of the Ward Village Courtyard Cinema series. (