March 21

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Thursday March 21

Mari Koda Dance Workshop

University of Hawaii at Manoa, BusAd D203, noon-2 p.m., free. “Step Up Revolution” dancer Mari Koda hosts a “dance talk” with Kid Dynamo, part of a three-day workshop. (

AARP Driver Safety Program
Kaiser Permanente – Hawaii Kai Clinic conference room, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $12-$14. Review the rules of the road and learn how aging can affect driving, how to help prevent accidents, how to deal with traffic congestion and more. Pre-registration required. (1-888-227-7669)

Folk Dancing Class
Pohai Nani Retirement Community, Thursdays until April 25, 3:30 p.m., free. Learn easy American folk dances from colonial to contemporary. No experience necessary. (247-6211 ext. 1107)

Junior Lifeguarding Club
Kroc Center Hawaii, Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until March 28, $100. Learn the basics of advance lifesaving skills, how to teach basic swim skills, work with the Kroc Aquatic Team and apply skills to real-life situations. Ages 10 and older. (, 682-5505)

Martial Arts Cardio Circuit
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic third floor, Thursdays in March, 6-7 p.m., $24-$28. Learn self-defense while getting a good cardio workout. Pre-registration required. (432-2260)

Micro-Enterprise Training
Waipahu Festival Marketplace, suite 201, until March 30, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., $20. Gain the fundamental knowledge and skills to start a small business. Learn about developing a business idea, self-assessments, conducting market studies and a marketing plan, the various types of business and more. Deadline to register is March 7. (677-6939)

Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED
American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Rd., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $90. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children and infants, and learn how to use an AED; American Red Cross certification upon completion. Visit website or call to register. (, 1-800-733-2767)

Taiko Center of the Pacific Classes
Washington Middle School, until April 18, various levels at various times, $105-$182. Free parking located in the school’s King Street lot only. Contact for registration and times. (, 737-7236)


Community Town Hall With Honolulu Mayor
Pearlridge Elementary School Cafeteria, 7-8:30 p.m. Aiea and Pearl City legislators jointly host a town hall meeting featuring Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Discussions cover a variety of topics including transportation, state budget and more. (

DOK: Arise!
Kroc Center Hawaii, 6:30-8 p.m., free. Speaking to the warrior within to awake, arise and refuse to live in compromise. Ages 16 and older. (, 682-5505)

Federal Bar Association Lunch
U.S. District Courthouse, fourth floor courtroom, arrive by 11:45 a.m. with government-issued photo ID for security clearance, free for FBA members, $40 for non-members. The Federal Bar Association, Hawaii Chapter presents a lunchtime panel discussion: “Effective Motions Practice.” Speakers include Hon. J. MIchael Seabright, U.S. District Court Judge; Hon. Barry M. Kurren, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge. Moderated by Andrew Lautenbach, Starn O’Toole Marus & Fisher. (

Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening Presentations
Hanauma Bay Education Center, Thursdays through March, 6:30 p.m., free. Featuring “Variations in Songs of Humpback Whales Wintering in the Northern and Main Hawaiian Islands” (March 7); “Hawaiian Islands Dolphin Smart Program” (March 14); “Marine Mammal Strandings in Hawaii: What is the Process” (March 21); “Acoustically Quantifying Ecological Effects of Underwater Detonations in Military Training Areas with Implications for Conservation” (March 28). (397-5840,

Healthcare Reform
Castle Medical Center’s Wellness Center Auditorium, 6-7:30 p.m., free. Learn more about the Healthcare Reform Act and how it affects you. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (263-5400,

Senior Citizen Information Table
Pearlrdige Center, Uptown second level, 9-11 a.m., free. (

Tax Preparation Services
Kroc Center Hawaii, until April 11, 9 a.m.-noon, free. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers free tax help for taxpayers with low- and moderate-income with special attention to those 60 and older. (545-6016)

“The Greenhorns”
Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School, 7 p.m., free. Punahou School and Slow Food Oahu host a free screening of “The Greenhorns.” A 2010 documentary, the film portrays America’s young farming community and its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The screening will be preceded by taste samplings from local farms at 6 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. (, 945-1352)


Next To Normal
Manoa Valley Theatre, March 7-24, visit website for schedule and cost. This acclaimed, groundbreaking musical with a thrilling contemporary score is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. (

Polaroid Stories
Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College, March 21-23 at 8 p.m., March 24 at 4 p.m., $5-$10. Windward Community College’s Theatre 260 students perform “Polaroid Stories.” (, 235-7310)

Sharks and Ships
BoxJelly & Fishcake, 6-10 p.m., $50. Arrive in vintage finery and board the SS PangeaSeed through Fishcake’s doors, decked out as a luxury ocean liner from a bygone era for an evening of vintage cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and shark art. This fundraiser benefits PangeaSeed, a local non-profit that focuses on the education of marine wildlife. (


Music Together Sample Class
Ohana Music Together, Branch Studios Hawaii, Kakaako, 10 a.m., free. Celebrate Sing With Your Child Month. A program designed to fully recognize and honor the natural musicality of children ages birth to five years. (732-7464,

Preschool Storytime
Kaneohe Public Library, March 21 and 28, 10:30 a.m., free. Children ages three and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to experience a storytelling program every Thursday. Librarian Curt Fukumoto reads popular stories enhances with music, puppet shows, shadow boxes and crafts. Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. (233-5676)

Waipahu Storytime
Waipahu Public Library Children’s Room, Thursdays until March 28, 10:30 a.m., call for cost. Preschool storytime for ages 3-5; each storytime ends with a short craft, puzzles and educational toys. (675-0358)


Dr. Jazz Trio
JJ’s Bistro and French Pastry, 5-9 p.m., free. (384-7223)


Heiva I Honolulu
Waikiki Shell, March 21-23, visit website for time, $10-$15. Hawaii’s biggest Tahitian dance competition. Featuring hundreds of soloists and premier Tahitian performance groups representing Hawaii, North America and Asia. (