February 17

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Wednesday February 17
Android: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Pacific Guardian Tower, 2-3 p.m., free. Learn more about how to use your new smartphone. Pre-registration required. (vzwworkshops.verizonwireless.com/vzwworkshops)

Apple iPhone: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Moanalua Center, 1-2 p.m., free. Learn more about how to use your new smartphone. Pre-registration required. (vzwworkshops.verizonwireless.com/vzwworkshops)

Assistive Technology: A Vital and Critical Resource for Aging in Place
Nuuanu YMCA, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. The Assistive Technology Resource Center is a great resource in Hawaii for older adults and persons with disabilities. This session will discuss the role of assistive technology in aging in place and the services provided by ATRC. Pre-registration required. (261-0808)

HCAP Tax Preparation Services
Check website for list of locations and times between Feb. 1-April 8, free. Honolulu Community Action Program hosts free tax help for working Hawaii families with an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000. Appointments recommended. (hcapweb.org, 521-4531)

Tour Docent Training
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, Feb. 17, 24 and March 2, 9 and 16, 11 a.m.-noon, $25. Volunteer to become a docent for guided tours and information booth greeters. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

AARP Free Tax-Aide
Wahiawa Public Library, Wednesdays through April 15, free. Get help preparing your tax returns with AARP volunteers. (622-6345)

AARP Free Tax-Aide
Waianae Public Library, Feb. 2-April 14, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. AARP volunteers help taxpayers file their taxes. (697-7868)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
HECO Ward, 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m., free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Decision America
Kawaiaha‘o Church, 6 p.m., free. Franklin Graham encourages Christians to pray fervently and live out their faith. (decisionamericatour.com/tour/hawaii)

Free Xeric Seed Giveaway
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Pick up free Bird of Paradise/Crane Flower seeds at the garden in February. (748-5363)

Goodwill Hawaii Tax Filing Clinics
Check website for participating Goodwill locations and schedules, free. Goodwill Hawaii offers free tax filing clinics for low-income families. Appointments recommended. (higoodwill.org, 836-0313)

Tax Preparation Help
Two locations: Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 1640 Lanakila Ave., Feb. 1-April 11, 8 a.m.-noon; Catholic Charities Hawaii at Clarence T.C. Ching Campus, 1822 Keeaumoku St., Feb. 13-April 9, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Catholic Charities Hawaii and AARP team up to offer free tax help to seniors by appointment. (847-1322, catholiccharitieshawaii.org)

Waianae Library Book Club
Waianae Public Library, 6 p.m., free. This month’s book is “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom. (697-7868)

Kindergarten Readiness Storytime
Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St., Wednesdays from Jan. 13-Feb. 24, 10 a.m., free. Keiki age 4-5, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to participate in stories, songs, rhymes and hands-on activities to prepare for the start of school. (587-7577)

Whale Watching Cruises
Departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, daily through April 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m., $45-$30. Catch a glimpse of humpback whales and enjoy spectacular views of Waikiki, plus delicious food. (973-1311, atlantisadventures.com)

Don Tiki feat. Starr Kalahiki
Blue Note Hawaii, Feb. 16-18, 7 and 9 p.m., $25-$45. (bluenotehawaii.com)

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center, 11 a.m., free. (alamoanacenter.com)

David Kuraoka: Recent Ceramics and Bronze
Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College, Jan. 31-Feb. 29, Sunday-Friday from 1-5 p.m., free. David Kuraoka displays his ceramic and bronze work. Reception is Jan. 31 from 2-4 p.m., followed by an artist talk from 4-5 p.m. (236-9155, gallery.windward.hawaii.edu)

Erin Marquez
Waikiki Parc Hotel, Parc Promenade Gallery, Jan. 28-April 1, business hours, free. Recent UH Manoa BFA graduate Erin Marquez displays her sculptures. Opening reception is Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m., with entertainment from Aaron Cardenas. (956-8364)

‘Fresh Start’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Jan. 17-Feb. 28, business hours, free. Features photography, oil, acrylic and multimedia paintings from local artists. Artist reception is Jan. 24 from 5-7 p.m. (286-5675)

Korean Poetry Today
UH-Manoa’s Kuykendall 410, 3-4:30 p.m., free. Three contemporary Korean poets read from their works: Lee Si-young, Kim Seung-hee and Kim Soo-bok. (956-7041)

‘Malay Theatre: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Islam’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Feb. 7-May 22, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Explore traditional Malaysian theatre styles, including shadow puppetry and female dance drama, to glean insight into these complex theatre forms and issues currently facing traditional arts. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

‘Mud Buds’
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., Jan. 11-Feb. 26, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Windward Independent Potters celebrate 40 years with an exhibit of 10 potters. Artist reception set for Feb. 5 from 6-9 p.m. (521-1812)

‘Opposites Revealed: Hungary and Hawaii’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, Feb. 16-March 17, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends from 2-6 p.m., free. Lynne Boyer displays her plein-air paintings exploring connections between Hungary and Hawaii. (unitariansofhi.org/gallery)

Sisters In Crime Hawaii Meeting
Makiki Community Library, 6-8 p.m., free. Authors Laurie Hanan and Toby Neal speak about writing a novella for Kindle World. (sisters-in-crimehawaii.blogspot.com)

The Art of Creating Children’s Books
Hawaii State Public Library, Feb. 11-March 30, library hours, free. Learn more about the process of writing a children’s storybook from authors including Leslie Hayashi, Sue Cowing, Tammy Yee, Scott Goro and more. (586-3500)