January 27

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Saturday January 27
Blue Zones Project – Soil Basics Gardening Demonstration
Adventist Health Castle, 6-7:15 p.m., free. Learn soil basics from a local farmer in Waimanalo, as well as tips on how to create your own garden at home. RSVP required. (hawaii.bluezonesproject.com/events)

Da Bug Doctor
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., $5. Andrew Nowinski, a retired termite and pest controller, will demonstrate how to eliminate all types of bugs in and around offices and homes. Pre-registration required. (748-5315, workshops@hbws.org)

Healthy Eating for the New Year Cooking Class
Kapolei High School, Bldg J, Room 109 and 110, 9 a.m.-noon, $25-$65. Learn how to prepare and cook a healthy menu to kickstart your new year. Participants will take home their own packet of new healthy recipes, learn how to cook a variety of the recipes and enjoy sampling all the morning’s cooking. Pre-registration required. (malamalearningcenter.org)

Plant Medicine
Happiness U, 675 Auahi St., Suite E3-205, 2-3 p.m., $25. Learn how to use plants in healing, transformation and ways of reconnecting with Earth. Reservations recommended. (yourhappinessu.com)

Renting vs. Buying: What’s Best for You
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 4460 Kapolei Pkwy., Suite 310, 2:30-4:30 p.m., free. Attend this free seminar to find out what you can expect during the home-buying process. RSVP required. (551-0900)

The Art of Inner Peace – Sound Meditation and Chakra Balancing
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Moiliili, 2062 S. King St., 3-4 p.m., free. (425-3348)

The Female Comics of Hawaii
The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., 8-10 p.m., $10. Come laugh with the only all-female comedy group in Hawaii. Drinks will be available for purchase. (artsatmarks.com)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, Bloodmobile, 7 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
St. Joseph Church, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Cherry Blossom Festival Public Appearance
Windward Mall, noon-1 p.m., free. Queen contestants will refine their public speaking skills by answering impromptu questions. The Cherry Blossom Festival will also present awards to the three Hawaii student winners of the Haiku Art Contest. (cbfhawaii.com)

Explore Hawaii’s Reefs – Nocturnal Reef Walk Family Exploration
Contact for location, 6 p.m. Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, $10-$20. Join a nocturnal reef walk and get the chance to see octopuses, moray eels and colorful shrimp. (livingartmarinecenter.com/reefwalk.htm)

Family Caregiver Class
Ilima at Leihano, 739 Leihano St. Kapolei, noon-1 p.m., free. RSVP required. (591-2771 ext. 8236)

Hawaii Birth Makeke
Ka Makana Alii, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. There will be photographers, doulas, children boutiques, organic products, a lactation consultant, nutritionists, chiropractors and much more. (facebook.com/events/163076777757307)

Hot Rods & Classic Car Show and Cruz Night
Pearlridge Center, Downtown, 5-9 p.m., free. (203-2366, pearlridgeonline.com)

Identity & Place, A Community Forum
East-West Center, Imin Conference Center, 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m., $30-$85. Explore underrepresented histories and heritage sites of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders across the Hawaiian Islands. Pre-registration required. (aanhpi.historichawaii.org)

Kaneohe Volleyball League Registration
Heeia Playground, Saturdays through Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $25. Registration is for keiki ages 5-12. (247-1558)

Michael Paulo and Paul Brown in Concert
Hawaii Convention Center, Liliu Theater, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., 8 p.m., $30-$65. Enjoy the musical stylings of acclaimed saxophonist Micahel Paulo and guitarist Paul Brown. (tix.com, 951-696-0184)

PEACHES Children’s Swap Meet
Pearl City Highlands Elementary, 1419 Waimano Home Road, 9 a.m.- 1p.m., free. Kids will be selling kids items. Experience a kid-friendly shopping environment with food, good deals and fun. (307-4800)

Pearlridge Farmers’ Market
Pearlridge Center, Downtown, Saturdays through February, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Over 40 vendors will be offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and freshly made treats, including oven-fresh breads and baked goods. (203-2366, pearlridgeonline.com)

The Freddie Miranda Jr. Quintet
Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St., 7:30 p.m., $15-$25. Enjoy a salsa and Latin jazz performance by Freddie Miranda Jr. and his quintet of all-stars. (hprtickets.org, 955-8821)

Year of the Dog Pop Up Shops
Hawaii Doggie Bakery, 2961C East Manoa Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. One By One will be selling Year of the Dog T-shirts and tea towels. (hawaiidoggiebakery.org/events, 783-7390)

Family Storytimes
Waianae Public Library, Saturdays through January, 10:30 a.m., free. Enjoy books, songs and crafts with the whole family. This program is recommended for children preschool-age and older. (librarieshawaii.org/waianae, 697-7868)

Makana Kids Event
Ka Makana Alii, noon-2 p.m., free. Keiki can enjoy free crafts and learn moves from the Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association. (kamakanaalii.com)

Boogie on the Back Porch
Surf N Sea, 62-595 Kamehameha Hwy., 7-10:30 p.m., $15. Joe “Collard” Green and the Potlikers make an appearance at 7 p.m., with Good Foot at 8:30. (637-7873)

Manoa Beach Volleyball Club Fundraiser
Blue Tropix Bar and Grill, 5 p.m., $20. Join in for great food and entertainment by Maunalua, Robi Kahakalau, Napua Greig, Del Beazley, Kalehua Krug, Alden Levi and Island Storm. (contact pending)

Hell Night
Anna O’Brien’s, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10. This will be a haven for all who love Halloween, the diabolical and macabre, classic horror movies and dark alternative music. Attendees must be 21 or older. (nephilimhalls.com)

Check website for location, times and cost. A monthly event to empower women and strengthen sisterhood for women entrepreneurs, business and community leaders. (brandikianajo.com/girlfriends)

Paliku Theatre, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Jan. 28, $15-$30. Convergence Dance Theatre presents an evening of contemporary dance featuring new works by artistic director Jennifer Shannon Butler, Camille Monson and Christina Comfort. (cdtcommotion.brownpapertickets.com)

Sanctuary Ocean Count
Contact for locations, 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., free. Help Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sactuary count whales and record their behaviors. Pre-registration required. (sanctuaryoceancount.org/register)