August 20

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Thursday August 20
Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business
Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership, 1040 Richards St., 9 a.m.-noon, free. Learn more about how the Affordable Care Act may affect small businesses. Pre-registration required. (541-2990 ext. 211,

Becoming a Mother Workshop Series
Waikiki Community Center, 6-7:30 p.m., $15/suggested donation. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii and Allison Mecham Evans teach expectant mothers about “The Five Keys to Postpartum Thriving.” Pre-registration required. (

The Dignified Care of Ancestors
Le Jardin Academy, Wang Auditorium, 6:30-8 p.m., free. The fourth in a series of 10 presentations from Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and Le Jardin Academy features Kihei deSilva discussing “The Dignified Care of Ancestors.” (230-3654)

Comedy Hospital – Open Mic Comedy
Station Bar, 1726 Kapiolani Blvd., 8-11 p.m., free, age 21 and up. Hawaii’s longest-running open mic comedy night. (

Exchange Club Luncheons
Oahu Country Club, noon-1:30 p.m., $25. Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu hosts its weekly luncheon with a guest speaker. (225-2965,

Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, 7:30 a.m., free. Pearl Harbor Colors is an opportunity for local residents and international visitors to witness a U.S. military ceremony and meet veterans, service members and their families. August ceremony honors the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in the Pacific, and recognizes the Navy Chief Petty Officer select. (473-2920,

The Future of News
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, 100 Holomoana St., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $39.50-$46.50. Hawaii Society of Business Professionals hosts a luncheon and discussion of the future of journalism in Hawaii. (

The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., 8 p.m., $25/general. (

Addiction Nightclub Anniversary Party
Addiction Nightclub at The Modern Honolulu, 10:30 p.m., $20/cover. Celebrate Addiction Nightclub’s anniversary with Rev Run and DJ Ruckus. VIP reservations available. (

Save Ka Iwi Mauka Lands Fundraiser
Olomana Gold Course, 41-1801 Kalanianaole Hwy., 5:30-10 p.m., $25/person. Enjoy food and entertainment to raise funds for the Save the Ka Iwi Coast Coalition at this benefit hosted by Na Kua‘aina O Waimanalo. (