August 4

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Saturday August 4
Adult Hula
Moiliili Community Center room 105, Saturdays until Aug. 25, 9:15-11:15 a.m., $35, $4/adult walkin. Call for more information. (955-1555)

All Natural Parenting
Ilima at Leihano, 891 Kamaaha Ave., Kapolei, 9 a.m. to noon, $10/person, $25/families up to three. Come and learn alongside other conscious (and busy!) mommies and daddies who want the best for their babies. Email to register. (

Basic Swordplay
Windward Community College, Hale Palanakila 224, Saturdays until Aug. 4, 4-6 p.m., $120. This course is an intensive four session workshop on the art of swordplay for the stage. Call to register. (235-7433)

Basics About Purchasing Pre-Need Cemetery Property
Windward Community College, Hale Alakai 101, 9-10 a.m., free. This seminar is geared to provide information about what one should know when purchasing cemetery property. It will cover such aspects as interment and inurnment cemetery property, types of burial rights, and site selection. Call to register. (235-7433)

Creative Photography 1: Learning to See Things
Windward Community College, Hale Alakai 102, Aug. 4 and 11, 9 a.m. to noon, $85. Learn the simple techniques of digital photography and learn how to use your camera in the different modes. Call to register. (235-7433)

Ikebana Sogetsu
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, Saturdays until Aug. 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $48. The art of Japanese flower arranging functions as a path for the creative spirit. Call to register. (235-7433)

Windward Community College, Hale Palanakila 224, Saturdays until Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m., $120. Learn the art of improvision for the stage. Call to register. (235-7433)

Introduction to Diving (Youth)
Kroc Center Hawaii, Mondays and Saturdays until Aug. 11, various times, $125/eight weeks, $25/class. Classes designed to teach the basic recreation of spring board diving. Ages 7–13. (

Windward Community College, Hale Palanakila 224, Saturdays until Aug. 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $120. The single most influential dramatist in history still speaks to us across the gap of more than 400 years. Call to register. (235-7433)

Summer Cooking Class
Hoku’s, Aug. 4, 11 and 25, 9-11 a.m., $85/class. These two-hour culinary journeys to France feature Better with Butter French pastries, desserts, braising and basting cooking techniques. Call for reservations. (739-8760,

Washi Chigiri-E
Moiliili Community Center room 202, Aug. 4, Sept. 9, 9 a.m to noon, call for cost. Call for more information. (955-1555)

Writing For Stage And Screen
Windward Community College, Hale Palanakila 224, Saturdays until Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $120. Explore plot, theme, character, dialogue, and the art of writing for performance. Call to register. (235-7433)

Youth Art Class
Kroc Center Hawaii, Saturdays until Aug. 25, noon to 2 p.m., $175. Children experiment with different types of media and learn basic techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture in clay and other materials. For kids in grades K–2. (

Aloha Aina Earth Day
Saint Louis School, 3142 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. Please bring your recyclable waste, help our environment, and turn trash into cash for our student programs. (

Blood Drive
Church of Latter Day Saints, Makakilo Hawaii Stake, Cultural Hall, 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Honolulu Fire Department, Thurston Training Center, Classroom 1, 890 Valkenburgh St., Honolulu, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (

Chili Cookoff
Church of the Crossroads, 3-8 p.m., $20. Fundraiser for Lima Kokua. (

Fundraiser to Benefit Children of Matt Fragas
King Intermediate School football field, 46-155 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $20/adults, $15/children ages 10 and up. Live musical entertainment will include Grammy and Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee Darin Leong along with Jon Yamasato, formerly of Pure Heart; Tino Moe and Tamatoa; and Bamboo Crew. (870-1720)

Going Green
Oahu Veterans Center Family Day, call for schedule. (291-6151,

Multi Vendor Show, Craft Expo
Hokulani Community Center, 298 Main St., Honolulu, 8 a.m. to noon, free. There will be booths with crafts, jewelry, purses, candles, makeup, food vendors and homemade jams. (422-1484)

Open House And Unthirsty Plant Sale
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free admission. Don’t miss the 24th annual open house and unthirsty plant sale at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden coming just in time for the late-summer planting season. (

Recycling Event
Kailua Intermediate School parking lot, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., free. Accepting the following items: Computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machinges, servers, telecom equipment. (488-8870)

Surf 4 HUGS
Kuhio Beach, Waikiki, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. The day at the beach offers families receiving HUGS’ services complimentary lunch donated by the Rainbow Drive-In and Coca Cola, beach towels donated by Sobel Westex and surf lessons by volunteer beach boys using boards donated by Koa Board Sports. (

Hood Unity Music Festival
Hawaiian Brian’s Billiards, 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., call for cost/tickets. The underlying causes of the Treyvion Martin tragedy may never truly be understood, but here in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, members of the HipHop community, which has been a target of criticism and ostracism since its infancy, are stepping up to the plate to change things. (371-3669)

Steve & Jean Martinucci Live
3rd Cup Cafe & Venue, 7:30 p.m., free. Steve & Jean Martinucci play jazz. (888-6087)

Twilight At Helumoa Concert
Royal Hawaiian Center at Helumoa, The Royal Grove, 6-9 p.m., visit website for more information. In celebration of this momentous occasion, this summer concert features Kamehameha Schools’ alumni and friends showcasing Hawaiian and island contemporary music in The Royal Grove. (, 922-2299)

Onra ‘Deep In The Night EP’ Release Party
Fresh Cafe’s Loft in Space, 831 Queen St., Honolulu, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $15/cover, 18 and older. With Seeko, Dj Delve (Architechs/ Shake & Pop/ Superhandsome) and Live Visuals by UVAV. (

Hot Hula Total Body Workout Fundraiser
Ahuimanu Elementary School, 9-11 a.m., $10/door. Castle High School Class of 1997-15 year reunion fundraiser. (721-5700)

Waianae Class Of 1977 Reunion
Ewa Beach Golf Club, 91-050 Fort Weaver Road, 5-10 p.m., $40. Renew friendships and form new ones. (388-3142, 233-8062)

Gene-iuses On A Mission
CTAHR’s St. John Plant Science Building 102, 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m., $16.50. Aug. 4 and 18 Plants to the Rescue; Aug. 18 Plants to the Rescue; Sept. 15 and Oct. 6 DNA Detectives; Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 Buzz Off! (

iDance Academy
The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii’s Spalding Clubhouse, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $5/youth ages 7-17, $10/adults. Participants can choose from the following dance classes: breakdance, jazz, hip hop, krumping, zumba, and Tahitian. (949-4743)

Journey To Kalaupapa: In The Footsteps Of Saints
Hawaii State Library, first floor reading room, 11:45 a.m., free. Norman Soares, tour driver for Damien Tours, will share stories about the historical sites at Kalaupapa National Historical Park. (

”Legends of Koolau” Cultural Tours
Kaalaea in Kaneohe Bay, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1, tours scheduled at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., call for more information and reservations. A special opportunity for island residents and visitors to learn the legends of the Kaneohe bay region aboard The Coral Queen glassbottom boat offered by the Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club. (235-8111,

Art … Is Summer Festival
Waimea Valley and Falls, 10 a.m. Aug. 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5, free. Featuring reggae, rock, classical, hip-hop, jazz, folk, blues, poetry and more. (

Engravings By Jared Wickware
Gallery on the Pali, artist’s reception Aug. 4 from 5-8 p.m., runs until Aug. 23, free. The Gallery on the Pali is pleased to announce “Life in the Line”, engravings by award-winning artist Jared Wickware. (595-4047)