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Nicole Kato

September 16

Sunday September 16
CLASSES
Financial Peace University
Kroc Center Hawaii, Sundays or Mondays, Sept. 9 to Nov. 12, $50. Understand the forces behind your financial distress, create a budget that really works, set achievable goals, and make things right for you and your family-financially, emotionally and spiritually. (kroccenterhawaii.org)
Jr. Soldier Class
Kroc Center Hawaii, second and fourth Sundays, Sept. 9 to Nov. 11, 10:30-11 a.m., free. A discipleship class for children who want to learn more about God and The Salvation Army, its history and how it relates to our lives today. (kroccenterhawaii.org)
Junior Youth Group
Kroc Center Hawaii, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $5. Come explore the indoors and outdoors with your friends through recreation, dramatics, arts and crafts and Bible lessons. (kroccenterhawaii.org)
Youth Art: Drawing & Painting
Kroc Center Hawaii, Sundays, Sept. 9 to Nov. 18, noon to 2 p.m., $175. This class will experiment with a variety of techniques, using pencil, charcoal, Conte crayon, soft and oil pastels, ink, tempera, and acrylic paints. (kroccenterhawaii.org)
Dance Class
Palladium, 6:30-9:15 p.m., lesson from 6-7 p.m., $5/members, $8/other. Music by Bert Burgess. (255-6095)
COMMUNITY
Blood Drives
Foodland Ewa Town Center 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.; Kaneohe Yacht Club 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., free. (bbh.org, 848-4770)
Julia Flynn Siler Speaks
Lunalilo Home, Hawaii Kai, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii, 3:30-5 p.m., free. The event is open to seniors in residence, care givers, family members and east O‘ahu residents. (distinctivewomenhawaii.org)
FAMILY FUN
Kikaida, Jiro & Kamen Rider V3
Shirokiya, Ala Moana, 2-3:30 p.m., free. Photo ops with the super heroes, and autographs from Miyauchi Hiroshi (Kazami Shiro in Kamen Rider V3) and Ban Daisuke (Jiro in Kikaida and Kikaida 01). (shirokiya.com)
Na Mele Ko’olaupoko Song Composers Competition
Windward Mall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. In an effort to encourage new mele (songs) that celebrate the wonderful Windward side of O`ahu, the Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club has partnered with the Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation and Windward Mall to present Na Mele Ko`olaupoko. (malamapono@aol.com)
Bachatahisian Festival & Concert
Sunset Lanai Ballroom, Camp H.M. Smith, Halawa Heights, Aiea, 2-10 p.m., $60/VIP, $50/regular, $20/keiki passes. Fun, educational, cultural, intimate festival and concert event for everyone. (428-3521)
SPECIAL EVENTS
Kau Kau Kailua Restaurant Week
Visit website for participating restaurants, Sept. 16-23, $20, $30 or $40. Participating restaurants will offer specially crafted dinner menus. (historickailuavillage.com)
A Taste Of Hollywood
Honolulu Country Club, Paumalu Street, 4-8 p.m., $125/person, $2,500/10 guests. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie star or character or aloha wear. (780-2170)
MUSIC
Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club Original Songs Composers Competition
Windward Mall center court, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. Windward Mall will feature original song performances in the Ko`olaupoku Hawaiian Civic Club’s composer competition. Every composer will put his or her best foot and song forward in hopes of winning the $1,000 grand prize. (windwardmall.com)
Melveen Leed Live
Ala Moana Hotel Hibiscus Ballroom, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, 6-10 p.m., $65/includes show and dinner. Melveen Leed presents an evening of wonderful jazz with Jazz pianist Betty Lou Taylor and also featuring a special guest singer. Call for reservations. (542-7299)
Artists Unplugged
Bar Seven, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, 8 p.m., visit website for more information. Featuring “BAM” whose soulful vocal stylings and enormous stage presence capture all who are in range. (facebook.com/events/398663023520738/)
THE ARTS
Body & Spirit Documentary Film Festival
Still & Moving Center, Sundays until Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m., $5. Films focus on provocative cutting-edge experts, scientists, thinkers, healers and spiritual leaders who offer their wisdom on health and wellness topics for body and spirit. (397-7678)
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