January 6

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Wednesday January 6
Advanced Foxtrot and Mambo
HBDA Dance Studio, 94-019 Kamehameha Hwy. #211A, classes run for eight Wednesdays starting Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m., call for cost. Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association offers dance lessons. (753-8673)

Getting to Know Waianae’s Dolphins and Whales
Waianae Public Library, 85-625 Farrington Hwy., 6:30 p.m., free. Dr. Robin W. Baird of Cascadia Research discusses Hawaii’s whales and dolphins and the techniques used to study them. (697-7868)

Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Wednesdays from Jan. 6, 6-8 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Designed and taught by experienced labor and delivery nurses, this class is specifically geared for couples giving birth at Castle Medical Center. You will learn different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to caring for you and your baby. Pre-registration required. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

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)

AARP Chapter 60 Waikiki Meeting
Hale Koa Hotel, Kalia Room, 2055 Kalia Road, 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:15 p.m. meeting, 12:30-1 p.m. speaker, $28/lunch, free/program only. Lunch reservations due by Jan. 1. (593-1026, 734-1350)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
JABSOM Medical Education Building, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, Breezeway, 7:45-11:45 a.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)

St. Francis Hospice Bereavement Walk
Pearlridge Center, Uptown in front of SlamXHype, 8-9 a.m., free. Anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one will appreciate the camaraderie that can be found with these supportive individuals. (203-2366)

Waialua Crafters
Waialua Public Library, 4:30 p.m., free. Bring your current craft project to share! Meet other crafters while sharing tips and techniques. (637-8286)

Ward Village Ice Rink
Ward Village Information Center, Nov. 27-Jan. 10, Fridays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays from 4-9 p.m., $15/90 minutes. Go ice skating at Ward Village in the open air. (wardvillageshops.com/icerink)

Pearlridge Express Holiday Locomotive
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, Nov. 20-Jan. 10, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $3.50/ride, $29/10 rides. Ride Hawaii’s only scale-model, fully functioning train around the mall. (203-2366, pearlridgeonline.com)

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

Maya Azucena
Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Resorts, Jan. 3-10, 7 and 9:30 p.m., $25-$15. Maya Azucena kicks off Honolulu’s newest blues club with a series of soft opening performances. (bluenotehawaii.com, 777-4890)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center, 11 a.m., free. (922-5331)

‘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)

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)

Spirit of Giving
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Nov. 23-Jan. 9, business hours, free. Features photography, oil, watercolor, acrylic and multimedia paintings from local artists in the Association of Hawaii Artists. (286-5675)

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)