March 28

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Thursday March 28
2013 Hawaii Veterans and Small Business Forum and Expo
Hale Koa Hotel, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., visit website for cost. The 2013 Hawaii Veterans and Small Business Forum and Expo provides existing and aspiring veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and other small businesses an opportunity to learn, network and market their businesses to state and federal agencies. Register online. (

AARP Driver Safety Course
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic conference room 1BC, noon-4 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)

Aha Hana Lima Workshop
Luke Auditorium, Punahou School, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. lecture, free. Featuring artists Carol Gouthro, Chad Alice Hagen and Robert Mickelsen. (

Color Theory: Choosing Fabrics for Quilts
Contact for location, 6-8 p.m., $15. Learn to coordinate fabric using color theory and the color wheel to create a custom and personal look. No sewing experience needed. Receive 15 percent off fabric, patterns and notions. (523-3330)

Eat Well For Life: Grab and Go
Castle Medical Center’s Wellness Center, March 28, 6-7 p.m., $10-$20. Receive tips and inspiration for quick, easy and nutritious “grab and go” foods that are budgt-friendly and perfect for a busy schedule. Payment and registration required two days in advance. (263-5400,

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)

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)

Restorative Yoga Teachers Training
Open Space Yoga Makai Studio, March 28 and 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and March 30 and 31 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., $350. Learn restorative yoga essentials. Class is limited to 18 students. (232-8851)

Taiko Center of the Pacific Classees
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 reigstration and times. (, 737-7236)

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,

Hono Honon Orchid Lecture
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $3-$5. Learn the basic steps to successfully growing long strands of these fragrant beauties. Featuring instructor Scot Mitamura, Honolulu Botanical Gardens’ Orchid Horticulturist. Reservations required. (522-7064)

Koloa Library Used Book Sale
Koloa Library, March 28-29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Friends of Koloa Library host a used book sale featuring good quality used books, and some CDs and DVDs. All proceeds from the sale go to support purchases of equipment and materials for the library. (742-8455)

Maundy Thursday
Windward United Church of Christ, soup supper starts at 6 p.m., communion service starts at 7 p.m., $3/person, $5/family. Reflect on Jesus’ last night with his friends. (254-3802)

Maximizing Your Manhood
Kroc Center Hawaii, 6:30-8 p.m., free. Kroc Center Hawaii presents “Maximizing Your Manhood: The Battle of the Mind.” (, 682-5505)

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)

Value-Added Innovation for Hawaii Growers
University of Hawaii Oahu Urban Garden Center, contact for time, free. “Value-Added Innovation for Hawaii Growers: Making the Family Farm Profitable” helps growers hone their skills at adding value to their products and services (, 756-9437)

City and County Egg-stravaganza
Windward Mall, Center Court, 4-7 p.m., contact for cost. The City and County Department of Parks and Recreation hosts an evening of fun Easter Activities. (235-1143)

’Clifford’s First Easter’ and Easter Egg Hunt
Makawao Public Library, 10 a.m., free. Children ages 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invted to hear Aunty Ninfa read “Clifford’s First Easter” and other stories by author Normal Bridwell. Activities also include craft and an Easter egg hunt. Contact the library as oon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations are needed. (573-8785)

Music Together Sample Class
Ohana Music Together, Kaimuki Studio, 6 p.m., free. Celebrate Sing With Your Child Month. A progam 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 accomodation is needed. (233-5676)

Sing With Your Child Month
Kaneohe Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Celebrate Sing With Your Child Month. A progam designed to fully recognize and honor the natural musicality of children ages birth to five years. (732-7464,

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 craf, puzzles and educational toys. (675-0358)

Art & Flea
Fresh Cafe, 5-10 p.m., $3. Art & Flea presents “Yellow Submarine,” a psychedelic 60s underwater party. Featuring more than 60 vendors with handmade and vintage art, music and more. (

All That Remains
Kumu Kahua Theatre, March 28-April 28, contact for times, $5-$20. Kumu Kahua Theatre presents the world premiere of “All That Remains,” a story of loyalty and betrayal told by ghost soldiers from the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat team. (536-4441,

Makai, Towards the Sea
Gallery on the Pali at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, runs through March 28, weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m., weekends 2-6 p.m., free admission. Photography by William Weaver. “Makai, Towards the Sea” is an exploration of some of Oahu’s most powerful waves, sunsets and marine life. (