September 25

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Friday September 25
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Sept. 25 and 28, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $110. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants and learn how to use an AED. (1-800-733-2767,

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Sept. 25 and 28, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $90. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and learn how to administer CPR and use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on adults. (1-800-733-2767,

The Power of Self-Healing through Mindfulness Meditation
Happiness U, 560 N Nimitz Hwy. Ste. 117A, 7-8 p.m., free. The breath is not only a source of support for the physical body; it is also a support for mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Learn more about Eastern philosophies and breathing techniques. Pre-registration required. (

Hawaii Festival of Improv
The ARTS at Marks Garage and Kumu Kahua Theatre, Sept. 25-26 at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m., and Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., check website for locations, $10. The 10th annual Hawaii Festival of Improv celebrates improvised comedy and theatre, featuring headliners The Five Deadly Improvisers and The Improv Bandits. (

Friends of Aina Haina Public Library Book Sale
Aina Haina Public Library, 5246 Kalanianaole Hwy., Sept. 25-26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Browse books, DVDs and CDs at bargain prices. Proceeds support library programs. (377-2456,

‘The Big Fix’ Spay and Neuter Mobile Clinic
Waimanalo Beach Park, must contact for appointment time, $25-$130 depending on animal. Poi Dogs and Popoki hosts a mobile clinic for pet owners to get their cats and dogs spayed and neutered at an affordable cost. (, 551-7915,

UH-Manoa Children’s Center Rummage/Yard Sale
UH-Manoa Children’s Center, 2320 Dole St., Sept. 25-26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Baby and kids equipment, toys, clothing, household items and other treasures to be found. Proceeds support the center. (956-7963,

Kapunahala Elementary Fun Fair
Kapunahala Elementary School, 45-828 Anoi Road, 2:15-7:30 p.m., free. Enjoy games, rides, inflatables, food and much more. (233-5655)

Mele at the Moana
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Banyan Courtyard, 5 p.m. music starts, 7-9 p.m. featured performer, free. Natalie Ai Kamauu performs. (923-2811)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Iolani Palace, noon, free. (922-5331)

‘Atong Gitukod: We Built It!’ Screening and Reception
Cafe Julia, 1040 Richards St., 5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening, $100. Congress of Visayan Organizations and COVO Foundation premiere the documentary “Atong Gitukod: We Built It!” with a cocktail reception. Proceeds benefit Kokua for the Philippines disaster relief funds. (741-4503, 728-3089)

Ikenobo Ikebana Demo and 35th Anniversary Luncheon
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Manoa Grand Ballroom, 2454 S. Beretania St., register by Sept. 25 for Oct. 17 event with 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., demo and luncheon, $65. Ikenobo Ikebana Society celebrates its 35th anniversary with a luncheon and demonstration from Yuki Ikenobo, 46th headmaster designate. (

LaborFest Hawaii
United Public Workers Building, 1426 N. School St., 5 p.m., free. Guest speakers include John Charlot, Ray Catania and Adolph Reed Jr., all discussing different aspects of labor, including Jean Charlot’s art, indigenous movements and labor groups, and economic inequality. (

Pacific Peoples’ Lunar Conference on Climate Change
UH-Manoa’s Keoni Auditorium, Sept. 25-27, check website for times, $200-$300. Hundreds of cultural experts, practitioners and community members from across the Pacific will share lunar methodologies with one another and build a regional community of practice focused on addressing the impacts of climate change. (

‘Most Likely to Succeed’
Mid-Pacific Institute, Bakken Auditorium, 4:30-5:15 p.m. refreshments, 5:15-7 p.m. film showing, 7-7:30 p.m. discussion, free. “Most Likely to Succeed” is a documentary about the need for school curriculum reform in the 21st century. (

Opera: ‘de Meistersinger’ Act III
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Hwy., 6 p.m. potluck, 6:30-9:50 p.m. show, free. Screening of Wagner’s “de Meistersinger Act III.” (595-4047)

Ohana Food Distribution 2015
Hale Pono Boys & Girls Club, 91-884 Fort Weaver Road Ste. A, 3:15-5 p.m., free. Those in need can pick up food at no cost, with seniors at 3:15, families of five or more at 3:45 and the general public at 4:15. Volunteers welcome. (689-4182)