September 23

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Saturday September 23
Aloha Festivals Hula Workshop
Embassy Suites at Waikiki Beach Walk, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $100/advance, $125/at door. Learn the foot work and hand motions for the Aloha Festivals theme song, as well as classic ancient seated hula. (

Ask an Organizer
Kapolei Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Learn from a panel of speakers from the Hawaii Association of Professional Organizers how to remove clutter in your home. (

Block Printing Fabric at the Surfjack
Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $45. Learn the 12th century art of wood block printing on fabric. You will learn a little history about block printing and leave with a stamped tote back. All materials provided. (

Emergency Pet Shelter Volunteer Training
Hawaiian Humane Society, 3-4 p.m., free. Join the Emergency Pet Shelter volunteer team by attending this training session. Pre-registration required. (

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor (Online Blended)
Hawaii Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Sept. 23-24, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $300. Pre-registration required. (858-717-3718)

Hawaii Future Physicians Symposium
EyeSight Hawaii, 650 Iwilei Road, 9 a.m.-noon, free. This event will feature a discussion by several of Hawaii’s foremost physicians who will discuss their particular medical specialty. In addition, several University of Hawaii medical students will discuss med school life and offer tips to get into medical school. A $500 essay scholarship will be awarded to an attending student. RSVP at (735-1935,

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Financial Workshop
KEY Project, 47-200 Waihee Road, 9 a.m.-noon., free. Attend to learn more about homeownership processes and learn how to build a financial resume. Pre-registration required. (

Hypertufa Bowls Workshop
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 10:30 a.m.-noon, $20-$25. Create custom-made textured bowls that are half the weight of their cement counterparts. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, an apron and a container that matches the size of the bowl you will want to place your plants in. Pre-registration required. (748-5315,

Into to Orangetheory Fitness
Orangetheory Fitness Kapiolani, 10:45 a.m., free. Learn the benefits and technique of interval training. Pre-registration required. (377-6626)

Yamuna Body Rolling
467 N. Judd St., Sept. 9, 23 and 30, 9:30 a.m., call for cost. Save your shoulders with these routines, which can prevent injury and restore full range of motion. (223-3856)

An Evening With Monk Seals
Waikiki Aquarium, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $5-$10. Enjoy the soothing sounds of live music from Kamuela Kahoano, the debut of a monk seal-inspired local craft beer, incredible footage of Hawaii’s native seals presented in a series of short films, and a panel of experts talking story about Hawaiian monk seal conservation. (

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kapolei Shopping Center, Bloodmobile, 7-11 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
St. Joseph Church, Cafeteria, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Community Yard Sale
Kapilina Beach Homes, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Only residents will be able to sell items, but the yard sale is open to the public. Each visitor will be given a map with the locations of each participating home. Food trucks will also be present, as well as a donation drop-off at Iroquois Point Elementary School. (203-5007,

End of Summer Garage Sale
721 Ulumaika Street, 7-11 a.m., free. All proceeds from this Rotary Club of Kahala Sunrise event will go towards funding education programs such as purchasing school supplies for those in need, The Dictionary Project and scholarships for high school seniors. (

Free Child Car Seat Checks
Waipio Shopping Center, 9 a.m.-noon, free. The day’s activities will include free child car seat checkups, free Keiki IDs by the Honolulu Police Department, a fire truck display by the Honolulu Fire Department, a fire safety education display by the Federal Fire Department and a display on child water safety. Child car seat checks will be on a first-come, first-served basis. (

Arthur Murray Dance Center, 6-9 p.m., $75. This event is an ideal way for women entrepreneurs and business and community leaders to meet other like-minded women. The event includes dancing, a dinner buffet, activities, gifts and special hosts. Pre-registration required. (, 393-5527)

Group Channeling with Grant
Crystal Cave & Kyanite Lounge, 3:30 p.m., $15. Channeling messages and answering questions in a group setting. (397-3174)

Holiday Preview Sale at the Cottage
Holy Trinity Church Gym, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. The Cottage, Holy Trinity Church’s Thrift Shop, is having a special sale featuring Christmas ornaments and trimmings, fabrics in lengths short to long, and various crafts. (396-0678)

Medium Ling
Crystal Cave & Kyanite Lounge, 2 p.m., call for cost. Uniting you with loved ones beyond. (397-3174)

Oktoberfest at Turtle Bay Resort
Kuilima Point, 5-10 p.m., $25-$65. Keeping with German tradition, the Turtle Bay Resort event will feature live music, German food, lots of handcrafted beer and a stein hoisting contest. Blues and rock singer/songwriter Tavana will be headlining the live musical lineup. (293-6020,

Rotary Club of Mililani Sunrise Car Wash
Mililani YMCA parking lot, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., $12-$17. Rotary Club of Mililani Sunrise will hold a joint car wash to raise funds for the Literacy, Vision Screening, and Youth Leadership Training programs. Funds will also benefit projects of the MHS Interact and YMCA Leadership program. (389-1166,

September Soiree
Kapolei Lofts, Wakea & A’e Street through Palalai Mall to Ku’ou Street, 2-7 p.m., free. The event will feature more than a dozen local Hawaii food trucks and vendors, a live performance by Paula Fuga, a free Keiki Zone with family-friendly activties, and a pop-up shop marketplace. Pets are welcome. (

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
Magic Island, 6:30 a.m., $10. The entire Honolulu community is invited to participate in this event, which will feature a scenic 5K, family-friendly activities and live entertainment. (

Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a
Kalakaua Avenue, 7-10 p.m., free. Thousands of people will take to the streets for food, fun and entertainment. Top island entertainers will perform along with hula halau while Hawaiian crafts and floral lei will be on display and available for purchase. (, 923-2030)

Walk Like MADD
Ala Moana Center, Macy’s End Mall Level 2, 6:30 a.m., free. A non-competetive 5K walk that provides those personally impacted by drunk driving the opportunity to take steps to stop drunk driving in their community and nationwide. (

Ben Parker Elementary’s 90th Celebration
Ben Parker Elementary, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Enjoy live entertainment, rides, live entertainment and more. (233-5686 ext. 254,

Day at Queen Emma Summer Place
Queen Emma Summer Palace, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $1-$6. A day of food, fun and entertainment, including Hawaiian music and hula performances, for the whole family. (595-6291,

Family Storytimes
Waianae Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Enjoy books, songs and crafts. (697-7868)

La Keiki
Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. A day for keiki involving Zumba, music, dance and a magic show as part of Aloha Festivals. (922-2299)

Mini Aquaponics
Living Art Marine Center, 4:30 p.m., $25/kit. Learn about aquaponics systems and create your own mini system complete with plants and fish to take home. Pre-registration required. (

Race Ko Olina Triathlon
Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina, Sept. 23 at 7 a.m. keiki triathlons, 8 a.m. 5K walk/run and 10K run, 9:30 a.m. keiki 1K run; and Sept 24, 6 a.m. sprint triathlon, $20-$108. A variety of triathlon events for the whole family. (

Breathe Carolina
The Republik, 9 p.m., $30. Come enjoy Breathe Carolina’s blend of synth-based beats and melodic screaming. Local DJ Skywalker opens the show. Attendees must be 18 years or older. (,

Royal Hawaiian Band
Queen Emma Summer Palace, 9 a.m., free. (

Secret Record Store at Downbeat
Downbeat Lounge, 2-8 p.m., free. Buy vinyl, have an afternoon cocktail and listen to selections by DJ Monkey, JOHNJOHN and more. (

A Film for Every Decade: ‘The Sound of Music’
All Consolidated Theatres locations, check website for times, $4. To celebrate its centennial, the theater shows classic films. (

Hawaii’s Woodshow
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Sept. 23-Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Hawaii Forest Industry Association presents the art of talented woodworkers throughout the state and abroad. (

Star Performers & Twinkle Stars Dance Studio
Ala Moana Center Centerstage, 3 p.m., free. (955-9517)