November 7

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Wednesday November 7
Contemporary Guitar
Windward Community Guitar, Hale Palanakila 106, 45-720 Keaahala Road, Wednesdays through Nov. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $85. Learn chord progressions and scales to utilize the guitar as an accompaniment or lead instrument. (235-7433,

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?
Pre-registration required by Nov. 7 for Nov. 14 event at Adventist Health Castle Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Center, 6-8 p.m., free. Learn more about metabolic and bariatric surgery, as well as the latest surgical options from Dr. Steven Folwer and members of the bariatric team. This presentation is particularly beneficial to individuals considering surgery for weight loss and metabolic diseases such as diabetes. (263-5050,

The ALPHA Course
Hawaii Voice KTV & Lounge, 808 Sheridan St., Wednesdays through Nov. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., contact for cost. Take a practical introduction to the Christian faith that allows attendees to explore questions about God and faith in a relaxed and nonjudgmental setting. (532-1111,

Auto Lunch Bunch
Waikiki Yacht Club, 1599 Ala Moana Blvd., noon, $20. Angela Deocampo, general manager of Honolulu Volkswagen, will speak about how the company was recently named the third-best dealer to work for in the US. Payment is by credit card only and includes meal, iced tea, tax and tip. Pre-registration required. (225-2965,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
First Hawaiian Bank Kapiolani Branch, Bloodmobile, 7-10:45 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Human Services, Bloodmobile, 1390 Miller St., 8 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Na Lama Kukui, Bloodmobile, 60 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200, 12:45 p.m.-4 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Nanakuli High School, Classroom C-113, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Kailua Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting
Pre-registration required by Nov. 7 for Nov. 14 event at Mid-Pacific Country Club, 266 Kaelepulu Drive, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $25. Special guest Jim Kennedy will speak about how Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs got started, how they train their dogs and their mission to help people in Hawaii with disabilities other than blindness. Cost includes buffet lunch. Pre-registration required. (

Kupuna Independent Life Series
Iwilei Senior Residence, 888 Iwilei Road, Wednesdays through Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., contact for cost. Seniors age 55 and older can receive health and wellness workshops, exercise, support groups, free and nutritious breakfast and lunch, and more. (732-7755)

Shichigosan Children’s Festival
Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha, Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea St., Oct. 21-Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $65 donation. Children dressed in kimono can visit the Shinto shrine to report their healthy development and receive divine blessings. Pre-registration required. (

Social Media Pau Hana
North Shore Chamber of Commerce, 66-434 Kamehameha Hwy., 5-8 p.m., $10. THere will be food and beverages compliments of Dat Cajun Guy, Banzai Sushi, Stormy’s, Paala Kai Bakery, II Gelato and Turtle Bay. Members receive free admission. (

St. Francis Hospice Bereavement Walk
Pearlridge Center, 8-9 a.m., free. Those dealing with the loss of a loved one are invited to enjoy the camaraderie of a supportive community. (

Vietnam War Commemoration Veterans Pinning Ceremony
Oahu Veterans Center, 1298 Kukila St., contact for cost. Veterans who served on active duty in the US Armed Forces between Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to participate in the ceremony. A free veterans health and service fair will follow. Pre-registration required. (540-2570)

Concerts on the Beach and Late Night Entertainment
Duke’s Waikiki, daily through Nov. 30, 4-6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight, free. Enjoy live music by various performers, including Henry Kapono. (

Lana Kei
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., 6:30 and 9 p.m., $25-$45. (

Lina Robins-Tamure
Basalt, Nov. 7 and 21, 6 p.m., free. Enjoy a performance of R&B and Hawaiian music. (

Live Music at the Hideout
Hideout, 2299 Kuhio Ave., 7-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 30, contact for cost. Enjoy live music from a wide range of artists. (

Mele Pakolu Series
Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove, Nov. 7-8, 6-7 p.m., free. Attend slack key guitar and Hawaiian piano performances. (

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center, centerstage, Nov. 7 and 14, 11 a.m., free. (

Crazy Lucky Dogs Unleashed
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 9, contact for cost. View a wide range of dog-themed paintings and ceramics by various local artists. (

Heritage – An Art Exhibit
1132 Bishop St., during gallery hours through Dec. 1, free. This exhibit explores the past through the eyes of five artists with diverse backgrounds and varying interests. (735-2462,

Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., gallery hours through January, free. See an exhibition that focuses solely on artistic depictions of men. (586-9959)

Mini Wonders! The 7th Annual AHA Miniature Show
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, Visitor Center Gallery, 45-680 Luluku Road, daily through Nov. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. View original 2D and 3D pieces in all media from members of Association of Hawaii Artists. All artwork is for sale. (

Stories by Julie
Waianae Public Library, 85-625 Farrington Hwy., 3:30 p.m., free. Professional storyteller Julie Moss will share folktales from around the world, family and personal stories, and literary tales. (697-7868)

Yvonne Manipon
First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Hwy., Oct. 28-Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m., free. Peruse works by Hawaii artist Yvonne Manipon, who recently returned from a two-week artist program in France. (