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Saturday April 16, 2016

Cleaner, Smarter Living
RevoluSun Smart Home Innovation Center showroom, 210 Ward Ave., 10-11 a.m., free. A gathering place for eco-conscious homeowners, architects and residential developers to meet and collaborate, while those who wish to learn more about solar can get the latest tips. Pre-registration required. (748-8888, revolusun.com)

Garden-to-Table with Chef Alyssa: Recipes for a Healthy Gut
The Green House Hawaii, noon-2 p.m., $35. Chef Alyssa demonstrates how to care for your gut and digestion through choosing nourishing ingredients that support proper digestion. Recipes include pickled vegetables, fermented seed cheese, brined vegetables and switchel. Pre-registration required. (524-8724, thegreenhousehawaii.com)

Getting to Know Hawaii’s Sea Turtles
Waianae Public Library, 2 p.m., free. Conservation biologist Irene Kelly will discuss Hawaii’s protected marine species and its conservation and management challenges. (697-7868)

Honolulu Rose Society Rose School
Oahu Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Hwy., April 16, May 21 and June 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon, $35-$50. Honolulu Rose Society presents a comprehensive series of workshops on rose care in Hawaii’s climate. Topics include pruning, fertilizer and more. Pre-registration required. (honolulurosesociety.org)

How to Control Diabetes
Crystal Cave & Kyanite Lounge, 3424 Waialae Ave., four weeks of classes, 1-1:30 p.m., $50. (741-0811)

Keiki for Kusama: Polka Dot Creatures Workshop
Ward Village Courtyard, 3-4:30 p.m., $15. Work with Art Explorium to create brightly colored creatures at a Yayoi Kusama-inspired workshop. Pre-registration required. (artexplorium.org)

Natural Living: Transforming Plants to Paper
The Green House Hawaii, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $35. Learn to turn plants from your own garden into handmade pieces of paper. Pre-registration required. (thegreenhousehawaii.com)

Spiral & Keyholes Gardens and Vermicast Worm Towers
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Learn about abundant gardening in small spaces, differences between spiral and keyhole gardens, and the importance of vermicast and the Soil Food Web. Pre-registration required. (748-5320, workshops@hbws.org)

Writing Retreat
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa 107/109, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $12. An opportunity to meet and write in the company of other beginning and experienced writers and instructor Lillian Cunningham. Pre-registration required. (235-7433, windwardcce.org/writing)

Let’s Duet! A Night of Comedy Duos
Ong King Arts Center, 184 N. King St., 7:30-9:30 p.m., $10, ages 18 and up. A night of unscripted theater by duo teams, plus the next unscripted episode of “Cereal!” (thinkfastimprov.com)

Channeling with Grant Ito
Crystal Cave & Kyanite Lounge, 3424 Waialae Ave., 3:30 p.m., $15. Get profound answers to your deepest questions. (741-0811)

Disco Skate and Carnival Night
Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA, 5:30-9:30 p.m., $5. Enjoy disco-themed skating and a carnival full of keiki games, a bouncy house and more. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $3. (737-5544)

Ewa Beach Spring Bazaar
Ewa Beach Elementary School, 91-740 Papipi Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Enjoy a day of shopping, food and community fellowship, including jewelry, crafts, food trucks, games, rummage sales and more. (428-1564)

Global Youth Service Day – Trash Mob
Makers & Tasters, 1011 Ala Moana Blvd., 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. A day of youth community service awareness, games, raffles, food trucks and giveaways. The first 60 registrants get to assist the trolley-guided trash mob. (636-4246)

Hale Krishna Temple Event
Hale Krishna Temple & Botanical Gardens of Waimanalo, 4-7:30 p.m., $10/donation. Narahari Prabhu speaks on the philosophy of yoga, karma and bhakti, plus kirtan and a vegetarian feast. RSVP requested. (narahari@halekrishna.com, halekrishna.com)

Hawaiian Heat Softball Fundraiser/Garage Sale
95-294 Kailiula Loop, 7 a.m.-noon, free. Multi-family garage sale to raise funds for fees and tournament travel. (398-6444, hawaiianheatsoftball@gmail.com)

Hawaiian Mission Houses Open House
Hawaiian Mission Houses, noon-4 p.m., free. Explore Hawaiian Mission Houses with hands-on activities, games, tours and lectures at 1 p.m. about “Na Himeni Hawaii” and Biblical translations. (447-3910)

Honolulu Rose Society Spring Exhibition
Kahala Mall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. See and smell beautiful roses from Honolulu Rose Society. Vote for your favorite fragrant rose, and bring in samples from your garden to get your rose-care challenges diagnosed. (honolulurosesociety.org)

Manana Elementary Craft Fair
Manana Elementary School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. More than 80 vendors will sell their wares, including Island Papercraft, Pochos Bakery, Healthy Doggies Hawaii and many more. (454-5305, manana.k12.hi.us)

Master Mind Group
Crystal Cave & Kyanite Lounge, 3424 Waialae Ave., 2 p.m., free. Sharing questions and answers relating to life, finances and personal issues. (741-0811)

Miss Hawaii Day
Windward Mall, Center Court, 3-6 p.m., free. Join the Miss Hawaii Organization for a day of entertainment, fashion and other activities to help raise funds for Kapiolani Medical Center. (235-1143)

Rummage Sale
Harris United Methodist Church, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. The church’s annual rummage sale features gently used clothing, kitchenware, toys, books and more. (536-9602)

Waialua Used Book Sale
Waialua Public Library, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Great finds at great prices. (637-8286)

Mango Season Trio
Nico’s Pier 38, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103, mangoseasonmusic.com)

Mark Gonzalez
Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $20-$25. Latin music and dance lovers are invited to see Mark Gonzalez and Son Caribe live, plus table vendors of dance shoes and more. (946-1343, bachatahisian2016.eventbrite.com)

Soul Pilot
Lola’s Grill and Pupu Bar, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. (lolashawaii.com)

Architecture Month Sketch Events
Center for Architecture, 3-5 p.m., free. AIA Honolulu and Urban Sketchers Oahu collaborate for a session of unstructured sketching, followed by informal sharing among new friends. Bring your own art supplies, chair and refreshments. (aiahonolulu.org)

‘Dream It. See It. Be It.’
Kapolei Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Author Heather Howells discusses her book, “Dream It. See It. Be It.” (693-7050)

‘H20, The Story of Water and Hawaii’
Tenney Theatre, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 at 4:30 p.m., $20-$10. Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents a celebration of our most precious natural resource and its relationship with Hawaii. (htyweb.org, 839-9885)

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival Auditions
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 2-5 p.m., free. Audition for roles in the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, with roles available in “Twelfth Night,” “The Witch of Edmonton” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (hawaiishakes.org, 256-6657)

‘The Tiny Tree’
Kailua Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents “The Tiny Tree” for keiki. (266-9911)

Heeia Estuary Restoration
RSVP for meeting place, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Hui o Koolaupoko works to remove invasive mangrove and replant native species along Heeia Stream Estuary. (nalani@huihawaii.org)

Zablan’s Beach Community Work Days
Call for meeting place and times for work day at Zablan’s Beach, free. Malama Learning Center cares for the Nanakuli wetland and coastal area, picking up debris, removing invasive weeds and planting native greenery. (305-8287, chelsey@malamalearningcenter.org)