September 4

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Wednesday September 4
Breastfeeding Class
Castle Medical Center, Kailua, Sept. 4 or Sept. 18, 6-8:30 p.m., $25 or free with any Castle childbirth class. Call or register online. (263-5400,

”Mommy and Me” Belly Dance
Pulelehua Studio, Fridays, 5-5:45 p.m., $58/mom and daughter duo, $40/keiki only, $16/drop in duo, $11/drop in single. A bellydance class for moms and their little ones. Experience a fun and positive way to bond, and spend quality time with your keiki. (,

Sumi-e for Beginners
Honolulu Myohoji Mission (2003 Nuuanu Ave.), Wednesdays through Sept. 25, 1-3 p.m., $35/session. Learn the concepts of techniques of Japanese brush painting using simple color and limited details on rice paper. Participants must bring supplies. (382-0236)

Tai Chi Yang (style)
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina, Sept. 4-30, Mondays and Wednesdays, beginners class takes place 6:30-7:30 p.m., advanced class takes place 7:30-8:30 p.m., $25 plus $15 lab fee payable to instructor. An excellent prescription for stress relief and is noted for increasing the mind’s ability to focus. (235-7433)

The Wedding Cafe Workshops
The Ward Warehouse Conference Room above The Wedding Cafe, Wednesdays through Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., most workshops free. Topics include wedding venues, photography and decor, and more. Visit website for full schedule and to RSVP. (

Fully Developed Claim Workshop
Oahu Veterans Center, 8 a.m.-noon, contact for cost. VBA discusses the new fully developed claims process for veterans, VSO representatives, healthcare providers, social workers and others who may work with veterans or assist them in the claims process. (433-0600, 1-800-214-1306)

Hawaii Way Fund Luncheon
Hawaii Convention Center, 12:30-2 p.m., contact for cost. The 12th annual Native Hawaiian Convention Hawaiian Way Fund luncheon features the Hawaiian Way Fund Annual Report, the Philanthropic Leadership Award and a special keynote from former Gov. John Waihee. (596-8155,

Hawaii Convention Center, 4-5:30 p.m., contact for cost. The roll, or the Kana‘iolowalu Registry has been established and has over 15,000 Native Hawaiians registered to date. Learn about the registration procedures and more. (596-8155,

Oweesta First Nations Healthy Foods Panel
Hawaii Convention Center, 4-5:30 p.m., contact for cost. Presenters discuss innovative program models taking place in Native Communities of 48 states as well as USDA programs accessible to supporting food systems work in Hawaii. Part of the 12th annual Native Hawaiian Convention. (596-8155,

Pastor Rogelio Elosindo Speaks
Calvary Independent Church, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Rogelio Elosindo, the first Philippine Aborigine to visit the US, provides a PowerPoint presentation of the history of the gospel of work among the Negritos on the island of Panay. (625-3957)

Roundtable Session on DHHL 2013 Audit
Hawaii Convention Center, 2:30-5:30 p.m., contact for cost. The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s Native Hawaiian Policy Center hosts a special roundtable with Sen. Hee to report on the work of beneficiaries to address the findings in the State Auditors Report on DHHL. (596-8155,

Sjogren’s Support Group Meeting
Diamond Head Conference Center at Pali Momi Medical Center, 5:30 p.m., $5 parking with validation. Featured guest speaker is Melaca Cannella. RSVP. (

Stitchery and Fiber Guild
1111 Victoria St., 7 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring historical renaissance costumes. (487-2090,

Talk Story + Film Series
Surfer The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort, Wednesdays through Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance purchase. Turtle Bay Resort hosts a film series featuring six films. Hear the stories an watch the films of renowned guests. One hundred percent of the ticket sales benefit various non-profits. (

Wednesday Plenary Session
Hawaii Convention Center, contact for time and cost. Join hundreds of Hawaiian community members and leaders at the Community Resources and Grants Forum Plenary Sessions at the 12th annual Native Hawaiian Convention (596-8155,

Fishapalooza 2013 Art Contest
Visit website for more information, submissions close Sept. 30, free to enter. The Living Art Marine Center holds an art contest for children grades pre-school to 6th grade. Create your own art work or use a coloring page found on the website, to express your vision of a healthy, thriving coral reef. Prizes include a birthday party, field trip and more. (

Cariloha Grand Opening
Ala Moana Center, 8:30 a.m., contact for cost. Cariloha invites the general public to its blessing and grand ceremony opening ceremony. Cariloha offers an entire store experience that revolves completely around bamboo-based products. (

Auditions for Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble
Contact for location, auditions through Oct. 1, appointment and cost. The Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble seeks experienced singers to sing with them. Clear voices with good intonation and music-reading skills required. High sopranos, altos, tenors and basses needed. (,

Harvey Mason, Michael Ruff and Friends
Gordon Biersch Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., no cover charge. (599-4877)

Nightly Entertainment
Aloha Center Cafe at Pacific Beach Hotel, 6:30-9 p.m. Sun.-Wed., 8:15-11 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., free. The nightly entertainment features a different, unique artist nightly. The lineup of local artists includes names such as Eric Lee, Johnna Padaken Parel, Mike Izon, Taz Vegas, Mike Tulba’s Acoustic Duo and Jai. (

Advance 2 Spaces To The Arts
Lama Library Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, through Sept. 6, contact for days, time and cost. Hawaii Gifted Assn. presents “Advance 2 Spaces To The Arts” – an open exhibit to fund HGA scholarships. (877-582-5650 ext.1)

The Color of Now
Capital One 360 Gallery, on exhibit through Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., contact for cost. “The Color of Now” features paintings by David Friedman. An artists reception takes place 5-7 p.m. Sept. 13. (