October 29

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Tuesday October 29
Nurse Aide Refresher Course
Contact for location, contact for times, $110. A one-day course designed to prepare students to take the State of Hawaii Nurse Assistant Competency Evaluation exam. Applicants must have completed a state approved Nurse Aide Training Program in Hawaii within the last 12 months. (redcross.org)

Medicare Open Enrollment Help
Aiea Public Library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Counselors from Sage Plus, a service of the State Executive Office on Aging, assist people with Medicare and their families who have questions about Medicare open enrollment. Bring copies of your medical insurance cards. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (483-7333)

Medicare Outreach
Aiea Library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. The Sage PLUS, a Medicare counseling program, with the Executive Office on Aging offers free counseling for 2014. (586-7299, hawaiiship.org)

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)

2nd Annual Paakai Gala
Contact for location, Oct. 29 last day to purchase ticket, event takes place Nov. 2, 5:30-10 p.m., visit website for cost. Na Kama Kai holds its second annual Paakai Gala with musical guests Willie K and The Cruz Bothers John and Ernie Jr. (nakamakai.org)

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)

Philip Markwart – ‘Ohe Kapala
Hawaii State Art Museum, noon-1 p.m., free admission. Artist Philip Markwart discusses ‘Ohe Kapala – the art of Hawaiian kapa stamps/stamping. Philip carves his own original stamp designs and uses it to create work based on specific themes. (hawaii.gov/sfca)

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)