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October 22

Tuesday October 22
CLASSES
Christmas Ideas Demonstrations
Kahala Community Park, 11 a.m., free. Volunteers from South and Windward Oahu associations for Family and Community Education, demonstrate ideas for simple and economical gifts, decorations and food ideas for Christmas. Food samples for tasting take place at selected sites. (239-8908)

Eat Well For LIfe
Castle Medical Center’s Wellness Center, reservations and payment due Oct. 22, class takes place Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m., $10/person. Discover “pasta power” with ideas for pasta sauces and dressings. Enjoy sampling gluten-free options as well as whole wheat pasta recipes. Class seating is limited. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

General Newborn Care
Castle Medical Center, Kailua, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $30/two people. Learn how to tell if your baby is sick, how to take your baby’s temperature, why babies cry, how to calm a crying baby and how to bathe your baby. Contact to register. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

Brain Gym
Salt Lake/Moanalua Public Library, 2:30 p.m., free. Cindy Ogata conducts a mini Brain Gym workshop, based on a concept by Dr. Paul Dennison intended for participants to learn that challenges can be overcome through the repetition of 26 exercises or activities that “wake up” or stimulate the brain. Participants should bring a bottle of water and be prepared to move. (831-6831)

COMMUNITY
Design Symposium
Design Week Headquarters (445 Cooke St.), 3-5 p.m., contact for cost. A symposium in conjunction with Design Week. Five local design professionals in a series of Pecha Kucha-style presentations based on the theme of “Hawaii Design” present; a Q&A panel discussion follows. (aigahonolulu.org)

Dining For Kids
Side Street Inn Kapahlu, 3-11:30 p.m., contact for cost. PARENTS, Inc. invites you to dine out during Hawaii’s Children and Youth Month in Oct. to help prevent child abuse and neglect across the state. A portion of each check goes to PARENTS, Inc. Print a “Dining for Kids” flyer or show it on your mobile device. (hawaiiparents.org)

Kokua for Kupuna
New Hope Diamond Head Resource Center, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. Kaiser Permanente presents its senior summit learning series. Identify vulnerable adults, discuss the different types of neglect/abuse, how to prevent neglect/abuse, possible indicators and how to report suspected neglect/abuse, and where to get help. Pre-registration is required. (737-5544)

Thrill the World
Washington Middle School, Oct. 15-22, 5:30-7 p.m., free. Practice for Thrill the World – the simultaneous dancing of “Thriller” by Michael Jackson. The performance takes place Oct. 26 at Kahala Mall Center Court; festivities begin with a 9:30 a.m. sign-in and a Michael Jackson tribute at 10 a.m. (741-6397)

Anne Glover Performs
Aina Haina Public Library, 3 p.m., free. Canadian storyteller Anne Glover presents captivating and humorous stories featuring string figures she weaves out of a loop of string. Glover combines elements of sign language, sound effects and charming characters as she shares classic folktales and stories of childhood events. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (377-2456)

Farrell’s Hawaii Keiki Halloween Costume Contest
Farrell’s at Pearlridge Center, pre-register starting Oct. 15 through Oct. 31, contest takes place Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m., contact for cost. (488-9339)

The Monkey King
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, through Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. and Sun., $8-$10. Explore the history and culture of China as you discover the superpowers and humorous mischief of Monkey, a hero in the classic Chinese story, “The Journey to the West (Xiyouji).” (524-KIDS, discoverycenterhawaii.org)

Anne Glover Performs
Kalihi-Palama Public Library, 10 a.m., free. Canadian storyteller Anne Glover presents captivating and humorous stories featuring string figures she weaves out of a loop of string. Glover combines elements of sign language, sound effects and charming characters as she shares classic folktales and stories of childhood events. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (832-3466)

Galliard String Quartet
University of Hawaii West Oahu College Library, 7 p.m. contact for cost. Chamber Music Hawaii presents a concert performance by the Galliard String Quartet playing Mendelssohn and Beethoven leavened with the Shostakovich “Two Pieces for String Quartet.” (chambermusichawaii.org, 489-5038)

Dole Plantation Haunted House
Dole Plantation, open daily Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $7-$13. Dole Plantation features three attractions: a haunted house featuring 13 unlucky plantation curses, a fright-filled train ride through fields of pineapple and a frightening maze that may have no escape. Fright nights at the haunted house, maze and train take place: Oct. 4-5, Oct. 11-12, Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26 from 7 to 11 p.m. (dole-plantation.com)

THE ARTS
In The Beginning
Gallery of Hawaii Artists (GoHA), through Dec. 20, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., free. GoHA announces “In The Beginning,” an exhibition of a major photography project by artist Willy Branlund. (galleryofhawaiiartists.com)

Talents and Passions
Honolulu Hale third floor gallery, Oct. 1-29, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free. The exhibit features art by and for people with disabilities or limited mobility of all ages and skill levels. The show lends featured artists “accessible aloha” – access to share the breath of life – with you. Talents and Passions hopes to launch or expand the art careers of people renewing their lives through art. (cocpwdhawaii.com)

Talents and Passions
Honolulu Hale, Oct. 1-29, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., contact for cost. The Chamber of Commerce for Persons with Disabilities – Hawaii along with the City & County of Honolulu proudly presents an opportunity for artists to display their talents and passions. (cocpwdhawaii@gmail.com)

The Best in Watercolor
The ARTS at Marks Garage, Oct. 1-24, Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m., free. Hawaii Watercolor Society’s “The Best in Watercolor” open exhibit showcases over 60 exciting works from artists throughout the United States and Hawaii. An awards reception and meet the artists takes place 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10. (hawaiiwatercolorsociety.org, 585-3055)

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