September 7

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Saturday September 7
FreedomRail Mini Workshop
Simply Organized, Kahala Mall, 1-1:30 p.m. or 4-4:30 p.m., free. Create the closet of your dreams easily with FreedomRail. (739-7007)

FreedomRail Workshop
Simply Organized Kapolei, 3-4 p.m., free. Create the closet of your dreams easily with FreedomRail. (693-8888)

FreedomRail Workshop
Simply Organized Kapolei, 3-4 p.m., free. Easily create the closet of your dreams with FreedomRail. (693-8888)

Kitchen Blitz
Simply Organized Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. Learn ways to get your kitchen organized so you can make healthy, money-saving meals with Lasar McCabe. (693-8888)

Kitchen Blitz
Simply Organized Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. Learn ways to get your kitchen organized so you can make healthy, money-saving meals with Lasar McCabe. (693-8888)

Sumi-e for Beginners
Honolulu Myohoji MIssion (2003 Nuunau Ave.), Saturdays through Sept. 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m., $35/session. Learn the concepts and techniques of Japanese brush painting using simple color and limited details on rice paper. Participants must bring supplies. (382-0236)

Benefit Garage Sale
Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Church, 930 Lunalilo, 8 a.m.-noon, free admission and parking. Proceeds benefit the church’s group from Hawaii in the Folk Dance and Choral Festival in California. (521-7220)

Brazil Independence Day Celebration
Crouching Lion Bar & Grill, 4-10 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring a delicious brazilian buffet, carnival activities for keiki, dance, bodypainting and prizes. (237-8981,

Celebrities and Their Pets Fashion Show
Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Sept. 7-8, 12:30 p.m., $3. As part of the Hawaii Woman Expo, a celebrity and pet fashion show features pets dressed in designer outfits. The fashion show hopes to bring awareness to pet adoption and encourage volunteerism and foster homes for dogs and cats at the Oahu SPCA. The Hawaii Woman Expo takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. (

COPD Education Day
Queen’s Conference Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Hawaii COPD Coalition holds its 7th annual COPD Education Day. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. No-cost hearing devices loaned on-site with an ID. The day also includes exhibits, demonstrations, handouts, food and prizes. Pre-registration is recommended. (

Emergency Preparedness Fair
Ewa Makai Middle School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Learn disaster information to keep you informed and items to start your KIT, in an event of an emergency. (682-0111,

Free E-Waste Event
Mililani High school parking lot, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Accepted materials include computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers and telecom equipment. TVs, alkaline batteries and microwaves not being accepted. (, 488-8870)

Girl Scouts Information Session – Mililani Neighborhood
Mililani District Park, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. An information and sample activity session for all interested volunteers and girls, whether they are returning or new. No commitment necessary. (, 675-5515)

Na Mele Mae‘ole
Kawaiaha‘oi Church, Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., $30/concert, $60/three concerts. The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame announces Na Mele Mae‘ole – Never Fading Songs in partnership with Kawaiaha‘o Church – a 2004 inductee into the Hall of Fame. This is a fundraiser for the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame featuring three different themes: Sept. 7 _ Na Lani ‘Eha (music of the Four Royals), Oct. 12 – Golden Era of Hawaiian Music (pre-WWII), Nov. 9 – Hawaiian Renaissance. (392-3649, 226-0600,

Rummage Sale
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The church’s senior citizen group sponsors a rummage fundraiser featuring gently used clothing and household goods. (689-8681)

St. Anthony’s Craft Fair
St. Anthony’s, 114 Makawao St., Kailua, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This is an opportunity to “jump start” on your Christmas giving. Tables are available for interested crafters for $25. (266-2227)

Vegan Cuisine Cooking Demonstration
Hawaii Kai Public Library meeting room, 11 a.m. free, suitable for ages 12 and older. Chef Ori Ann Li demonstrates how to prepare several recipes featured in her cookbook, “Ori Ann Li’s Vegan Paradise: 65 Unforgettable Recipes,” and offer free taste samples. A Q&A and autograph session follows. Contact the library ASAP ifs special accommodations are needed. (397-5833)

Charlie Chan Mystery Tour
Contact for meeting location, Sept. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 3 p.m., $40, recommended for ages 21 and older, reservations are required 48 priors to tour date. The Charlie Chan Mystery Tour takes guests on a journey to the real-life crime scenes of Honolulu Detective Chang Apana. (695-0674,

Natural and Cultural History Tour of Kawainui
Contact for meeting location, 8:30 a.m.-noon, $10 donation requested. The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club begins its Fall Kawainui Marsh Educational Series with an introductory and cultural history tour of Kawainui Marsh. Register in advance. (263-8008)

Papana Performs
Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 7:30 p.m., free. Papana, a jazz ensemble, performs. (449-1694)

The Playground Dance Studio
Pearlridge Center Uptown Center Court, 1-2 p.m., free. (488-0981,

California’s “First Growth”
Halekulani, 11 a.m.-noon, $325. Join Harlan Estate director Don Weaver and master sommeliers Richard Betts, Joseph Spellman and Roberto Viernes as they walk guests through a wine tasting. Seating is limited to 50 guests. (

Exploring Vodka
Halekulani, Hau Terrace, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $100. Hawaii Food and Wine Festival holds its first vodka seminar, Exploring Vodka & Vodka Based Cocktails featuring Tony Abou-ganim, The Modern Mixologist. All attendees receive a copy of “Vodka Distilled.” Seating is limited. (

Fire It Up with Chilis
Hawaii Convention Center, Kauai Room 311, 10 a.m.-noon, $115. Three chefs fire it up for a hot and spicy cooking class featuring fresh, dried, powdered, chopped, pureed and whole chilis. (

My Favorite Wine Producers in the World
Halekulani, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $175. Master sommeliers Richard Betts, Joseph Spellman and Roberto Viernes share a selection of their favorite wines from some of the world’s top producers. Seating is limited to 50 guests. (

My Italian Way
Hawaii Convention Center, Kauai Room 311, 10 a.m.-noon, $115. Celestino Drago and Jonathan Waxman make their Italian way, your Italian way during this cooking demonstration. (

Pinot Noir Study
Halekulani, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $225. Master sommeliers Richard Betts, Josephine Spellman and Roberto Viernes lead a panel discussion with winemakers on their approach to this noble grape. Seating is limited to 50 guests. (

Tour de Cure Hawaii
Queen Kapiolani Park, visit website for time and cost. The American Diabetes Association challenges Hawaii riders to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement by participation in Tour de Cure, a cycling event. Tour de Cure Hawaii is designed for anyone from the occasional to experienced cyclist. (947-5979,

Waikiki Street Party
Kalakaua Avenue in front of DFS Galleria Waikiki, 7:30 p.m., free. DFS unveils its new identity at DFS Galleria Waikiki. To celebrate its announcements, DFS invites the public to attend one of the biggest street parties. Featuring a red carpet walk of VIPS and celebrities, the unveiling of the new brand and performances. (

‘Ike Loloa: A Long Insightful Journey
Bishop Museum’s J.M. Long Gallery, on display through Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays,$8.95-$19.75. Featuring artwork by Hali‘imaile Andrade, also known as Maile. (

Life Through Time
Bishop Museum, runs until Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. “Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals” includes ten exhibits total and includes a robotic skeleton you can control, crayon rubbing tables and a dinosaur dig. (

Peranakan Chinese Heritage of Southeast Asia
East-West Center Gallery, May 19-Sept. 15, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m., contact for cost. The Peranakan Chinese are descendants of Chinese traders who settled in Malacca and the coastal areas of Java and Sumatra. This exhibition reflects the unique Peranakan aesthetic and highlights many of the community’s distinctive arts and customs. (944-7177,

Posturban Planning
HPU Art Gallery, until Sept. 13, free. The artist explores printed, mixed media installation using the accumulation of multiple images/objects. (

Adopt A Block Clean Up
Meet in front of 2678 Kilihau St., 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., free. Join 20 Navy chiefs to help the low income and homeless in the Mapunapuna area. (629-7933,

Foster Care Training
Hawaiian Humane Society, 1-2 p.m., contact for cost. The Hawaiian Humane Society’s foster care program helps to save thousands of treatable, orphaned animals. Volunteers must have transportation for health care appointments and have time to spend with the animals. Short- and long-term care opportunities available. (, 356-2229)

Volunteer Day at Kawainui Marsh
The Kawainui Restoration Ponds behind Castle Medical Center in Kailua, 9 a.m.-noon. Support some of Hawaii’s most endangered waterbirds and contribute to the success of the new Restoration Ponds. Bring rubber boots/shoes that can get wet and muddy, work gloves, sunscreen and dry clothes. (, 266-0911)