June 5

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Tuesday June 5
Beginning Slack Key Guitar
Windward Community College, Hale Palanakila 104, Tuesdays, until June 26, 5:30-7 p.m., $81. Beginners will be guided through simple exercises and solos to create the slack key. Call to register. (235-7433)

Eastern Dance
Moiliili Community Center, Weinberg Studio, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7, 6:45-8:15 p.m., $120, $12/drop in. Call for more information. (955-1555)

General Newborn Care
Castle Medical Center, 642 Ulukahiki St., Kailua, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $25/two people. In this class, learn how to tell if your baby is sick, how to take your baby’s temperature, why babies cry, how to calm a crying baby, and how to bathe your baby. Register online. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

Japanese Flower Arranging
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, Tuesdays, until July 3, 6-8 p.m., $48. The art of Japanese flower arranging functions as a path for the creative spirit. Call to register. (235-7433)

Commedia All’Italiana
Honolulu Academy of Arts at Doris Duke Theatre, June 5-14, visit website for times and cost. Laugh out loud Italian-style with two acclaimed new comedies. (honoluluacademy.org/12905-commedia_allitaliana)

Essential Oils Part II
Kahuku Public and School Library, 6:30 p.m., call for cost. With Melissa Taeu. (293-8935, librarieshawaii.org)

Honolulu Chapter National Writers Association Meeting
Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St., Honolulu, 7 p.m., free. Monthly meeting Honolulu Chapter Natl. Writers Assn. Aspiring writers read their work and offer it to be critiqued by those present. Safe and non-threatening. (536-1481)

It’s Book Time With Ronald McDonald
Aiea Public Library, 99-143 Moanalua Road, Aiea, 10:30 a.m., free. (483-7333)

VIVO: Shiroma + Padilla
The Dragon Upstairs, 8 p.m., cover at door. The Vivo Duo is the melding of sounds from two musicians who are accomplished in their own right – Pianist, vocalist, ukulele player and award-winning songwriter Ruth Shiroma Foster and Hoku award-winning violinist Duane Padilla. (thedragonupstairs.com)

Transit Of Venues
Bishop Museum, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit website for cost. This is the last transit of Venus until 2117. Such transits are among the rarest of predictable astronomy events, and Hawai‘i will be the only state where the entire transit will be visible from start to finish.(bishopmuseum.org)

Transit Of Venus
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor; Waikiki Beach; Ko Olina Resort near Lagoon 4; noon until dusk, free. Email vehicle information and RSVP for the Pacific Aviation Museum. (SpecialEvents@pacificaviationmuseum.org, ifa.hawaii.edu/transit/panel.shtml)

”Salt Of Life”
Doris Duke Theatre, June 5-7 at 1 and 7:30 p.m., June 8 at 1 p.m., visit website to purchase tickets and for more information. “Salt of Life” screens. (honoluluacademy.org/events/films/12885-salt_life_gianni_e_le_donne)