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January 13

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Wednesday January 13
Apple iPhone: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Pacific Guardian Tower, 2-3 p.m., free. Learn how to get the most of your Apple device. Pre-registration required. (vzwworkshops.verizonwireless.com/vzwworkshops/)

Career Night
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties at Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave. #9000, 6-7 p.m., free. Independent real estate agents can accelerate their business, and those interested in starting a career in real estate can learn more. Pre-registration required. (748-3410)

International Dance
Ala Wai Golf Course Club House, second floor, classes run for eight Wednesdays from Jan. 6, 7 p.m., call for cost. The Ala Wai Chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association has international dance classes in tango and samba. Signups are Jan. 6 and 13 at 6 p.m. (222-7851)

Hawaii Kai Needle Arts Group
Island Brew Coffeehouse in Hawaii Kai Shopping Center, 9 a.m.-noon, free. If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery or any type of “needle arts,” be sure to join the Hawaii Kai Needle Arts Group for show ‘n’ tell and companionship. (429-5106, beachcombers3@hotmail.com)

Support Group
Kawaiahao Church, 857 Punchbowl St., Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; and Kapiolani Park, between tennis court restrooms and bandstand, Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., free. Use AA’s 12 steps to stop and stay nicotine free. (954-9530)

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)

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

Rebirth Brass Band
Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Resorts, Jan. 11-13, 7 and 9:30 p.m., $45-$25. (bluenotehawaii.com, 777-4890)

‘Beep Beep, Is That You?’
Brue Bar, 119 Merchant St., Dec. 16-Feb. 10, weekdays from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Hannah Craft displays her newest body of work, focusing on humanity’s attempts to harness nature, illustrated through a lost pigeon named Beep Beep. (441-4470)

Gallery on the Pali, Jan. 10-Feb. 13, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends from 2-6 p.m., free. David Friedman displays his vivid, boldly colorful paintings. Artists reception is Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m. (unitariansofhi.org/exhibits)

Parsi: Silk & Muslin from Iran, India and China
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Oct. 11-Jan. 24, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. View Parsi textiles, highlighting aspects of the long and varied development of the South Asian community. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

‘The Impossible’
HI Army National Guard’s RTI at Bellows, 6:30 p.m., free. Join HHARP Waimanalo for a screening of “The Impossible,” about a British family caught in a Thai tsunami. Bring your own snacks. (259-7222)

‘The Tiny Tree’
Aiea Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Honolulu Theater for Youth presents “The Tiny Tree,” about what tiny trees and tiny children have in common. (483-7333)

World of Wearable Art
Bishop Museum, Oct. 3-Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $19.95. The museum spotlights 32 award-winning garments from the international World of Wearable Art competition, with interactive installments. (bishopmusem.org, 847-3511)