July 4

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Thursday July 4
Writing for Stage and Screen
Windward Community College Hale Palanakila 224, June 13 to July 18, Thursdays, 2-5 p.m., $225. Explore plot, theme, character, dialogue and the art of writing for performance. Discover the secrets of writing a successful play or screenplay and how to get your work produced and optioned. (235-7433)

Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic, conference room 1BC, June 20-Aug. 8, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., $91/non-members, $70/members. This beginning yoga class teaches basic poses. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Kaiser Permanente – Waipio Clinic, second floor waiting area, Thursdays thru Aug. 8 (no class on July 4), 5:30-6:30 p.m., $70-$98. A combination of yoga and pilates for a full body workout. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii Run
Begins and ends at Kailua High school, 7 a.m., $25-$30. The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii holds a 5K, 10K and one-mile walk event. Net proceeds from the event go to sponsor the foundation’s educational and informational services. (hawaiiepilepsy.com)

Hawaii Kai Ducky Dash
Hawaii Kai Towne Center, 1-3 p.m., $5 donation. The Hawaii Kai Rotary Club sponsors a Ducky Dash. Over 6,000 yellow ducks wearing graduation mortarboards race to the finish line. Each adoption certificate of a duck has a coupon good for McDonald’s Hawaii Kai, Aina Haina and Kahala with a check box for Kaiser High School or the Rotary Club of Hawaii Kai. The box that is checked, results in a $1 donation to the organization by McDonalds. (duckydash96825@gmail.com)

Bike Decorating Contest and Parade
Maunalua Bay, 3:30 p.m., contact for cost. Come with bikes and bicyclists decorated with the July 4 theme. League Cycling Instructors on-hand to provide bike maintenance tips and review proper helmet and bike fit with parents and childrens. Prizes awarded for best decorate bikes and bicyclists. Helmets are required. Email to register. (the-green-one@hawaii.rr.com)

A Salute to Valor Music Festival
Battleship Missouri Memorial, 2 p.m., $7 includes concert and admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial. The Battleship Memorial celebrates 4th of July with “A Salute to Valor Music Festival” in tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. (455-1600)

Cocktail and Fireworks Cruise
Hawaiian catamaran departs from Kewalo Basin, 7:45-9:15 p.m., $37.55-$50. Celebrate the 4th ofJuly with a champagne toast, live Hawaiian music and spectacular ocean views of the fireworks. (983-7827)

Fireworks Spectacular
Ala Moana Center’s Makai-Ewa parking deck, 8:30 p.m., visit website for cost. Ala Moana Center presents Hawaii’s largest 4th of July fireworks spectacular. Seating available on a first come, first served basis beginning 4 p.m. (alamoanacenter.com)

Star of Honolulu Fireworks Cruises
Star of Honolulu departs from Aloha Marketplace, Pier 8, 6:15-9:15 p.m., $73.60-739. Celebrate Independence Day with a steak and seafood dinner, live entertainment, ocean view of the sunset and fireworks along the Waikiki coastline. (983-7827)

Turtle Bay Resort Fourth of July Celebration
Turtle Bay Resort, activities begin at 10 a.m., contact for cost. Turtle Bay Resort celebrates 4th of July with food booths, prize giveaways, family activities, live music and a fireworks show and after party at the end of the day. (turtlebayresort.com)

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Manoa Valley Theatre, June 27 to July 14, visit website for schedule and tickets. The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, continues to live on in Buddy. (manoavalleytheatre.com)

Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry
211 Kuulei Rd., Kailua, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. The Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry registers people for a bone marrow match in order to give them the opportunity to help cancer patients with blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma. (225-7979)