September 8

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Saturday September 8
Adult & Pediatric First Aid & CPR/AED
American Red Cross, Sept. 8, 14 and 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., $110. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies. Visit website to register. (
Container Gardens Workshop
Geobunga Flagship, 4299 Lawehana St., Honolulu, 9 a.m.; Geobunga Windward, 41-829 Kakaina St., Unit P, Waimanalo, 2 p.m.; free. A hot trend in gardening these days is container gardening. Visit website to register. (
Decluttering And Organizing
Simply Organized, Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. De-cluttering and organizing in preparation for the holidays with IRIS Representative Bill Jenks. (
Shell Jewelry Workshop
Living Art Marine Center, 1-3 p.m., $10/materials, registration required. Make your own “Made in Hawaii” jewelry in this unique shell jewelry making workshop. (, 841-8080)
Vietnamese Cooking
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 10:30 a.m. to noon, $10. With Pam Loo. Reservations required. Learn how to make spring rolls and papaya salad. (522-7064)
Youth Art: Exploring Arts
Kroc Center Hawaii, various times, Sept. 8 to Nov. 19, $175. Children experiment with different types of media and learn basic techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture in clay and other materials. In partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art. Supplies included. (
Youth Learn-to-Swim Classes
Kroc Center Hawaii, various times, Sept. 8 to Oct. 28, $100-$125. A progressive program which teaches and assesses swimming and water safety skills. Lessons are taught in small group classes by Certified American Red Cross Instructors and Aides. (
Teach Reading/Writing To An Adult
Aloha United Way Building, 8:30-9:30 a.m., free. The 16-hour training (Sept. 8, 15, 22, and Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) will start immediately after the orientation–if you want to participate in the training. Call to RSVP. (537-6706)
Showcase of Hawaii Comedians
Hawaiian Brian’s Showroom, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m., visit website for cost. Stand-up comedy show hosted by Big Steve of 93.1 FM’s Da Pa’ina and features Hawaii comedians Kaleo Naiga, Teresa Sickels, David Lee, Jose Dynamite, Paul Kane, Jonny Sparkles, and James Mane. (
Annual Aloha Festivals Keiki Ho‘olaule‘a
Pearlridge Uptown and Downtown center courts, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free. Wear your Aloha Festivals ribbon and receive discounts from participating Pearlridge merchants, as well as free monorail rides during Keiki Ho‘olaule‘a event hours. (488-0981)
Blood Drives
Town Center of Mililani 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; St. Joseph’s Church 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. (, 848-4770)
Computer Recycling
Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., free. Materials accepted: Computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers, telecom equipment. NO TVs, Alkaline batteries or microwaves. (488-8870)
COPD Education Day
Queen’s Conference Center, 510. S. Beretania St., Honolulu, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. Pre-registration recommended. Lots of free exhibits, speakers, healthcare professionals, screenings, information, and refreshments. (699-9839,
Emergency Preparedness Fair
Ewa Makai Middle School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free. GET READY Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair. (682-0111,
Fun & Craft Fair
Ahuimanu Elementary School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free admission. An awesome day of games, food, Xtreme rides, silent auction, entertainment, and crafters. There will be a petting zoo and pony rides provided by Nozawa’s Ark. (358-4057, 870-1720)
Get Ready Fair
Email for more information if interested in being a sponsor. Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair 2012. (, 682-0111)
Going Green
Nanakuli High School, call for schedule. (291-6151,
Pearl City Nursing Home Bon Dance
919 Lehua Ave., Pearl City, 5-7:30 p.m., free. All proceeds from the event benefit the Resident Activity Fund. (687-3280)
Yard Sale
244 Akiohala St., Kailua, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., free admission. Hawai ALS Support Group. (256-3932)
Meadow Gold Healthy Baby Contest
Windward Mall center court, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit website for more information. An island tradition since 1953, the contest raises awareness for the health and well-being of our island keiki. (
YMCA’s Open House
Any of YMCA of Honolulu’s eight facilities, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free. Youth, adults and families are invited to a free day of fitness and fun. (
Bowl For Kids’ Sake
Aiea Bowl, Sept. 8 and 15, 9 a.m. to noon, noon to 3 p.m., 3-6 p.m., 6-9 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the largest and most important annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu. Visit website to register. (
A Midsummer Night’s Hope
Sunset Ranch, Pupukea North Shore, 5 p.m., 18 and over, $60. Tickets online. Dinner, live music, auction, Kapala performs. (
Chevas And Band Live
3rd Cup Cafe & Venue, 8 p.m., free. Contemporary Christian music. (312-8867)
Alzheimer’s Walk
Magic Island, 6 a.m. registration, register online or call, $100/suggested donation. The walk itself begins at 7 a.m. Emcee is Trini Kaopuiki. (, 593-1901)
Celebrities And Their Pets Fashion Show
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 8-9, pets take the runway at 12:30 p.m. during the Hawaii Woman Expo, $3. The purpose of this unique fashion show is to bring awareness to pet adoption and encourage volunteerism and foster homes for dogs and cats at the Oahu SPCA. (, 947-5736)
Hot Rod Car Show
Hawaii Kai Towne Center, 5-10 p.m., free. Car aficionados, start your engines, and cruise on down to the fall edition of Hawaii Kai Towne Center’s East End Hot Rod Car Show. (
The First Lady Of Brainfeeders
Fresh Cafe, 9 p.m. to 2a.m., $15, 18 and older. Tokimonsta. (
Hawaii State Art Museum, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free. Print your own spoke card with the Honolulu Printmakers. (