March 28

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Saturday March 28
Advanced Babysitter’s Training with Pediatric First Aid
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $129. Prepare youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. Youth develop leadership skills, develop a babysitting business, learn how to help children behave and keep them safe. Learn pediatric first aid. (1-800-733-2767,

Android: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Kapolei Commons, 8:45-9:45 a.m., free. Attend this workshop and learn the basics of your new Android Device. We will review hardware functions, show you how to set up email, add your social network accounts, master device features, how to customize your device and much more! Pre-registration required. (

Asian Lion Dance Practice
Town Center of Mililani, 9:30-11 a.m., free. (625-0108)

Building Your Home for Life Seminar
Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., 9-11 a.m., free. Homeowners looking to build a new home will discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for and more. Pre-registration required. (593-2808,

Exposure, Composition and Lighting Workshop
Koko Crater Botanical Garden, 7491 Kokonani St., 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. Build on photographic techniques learned in the past classes and practice skills while on an unpaved trail through the garden. DSLR or camera with macro mode required. (220-4529)

Growing Hono Hono Orchids
Foster Botanical Garden, 180 N. Vineyard Blvd., 9:30-11:30 a.m., $5/garden admission. Learn the orchid’s history and secrets to growing the popular plants, and get a sneak peak of the newest cultivars. (522-7066)

Haupia Making
Kapolei High School Portable 1, 91-5007 Kapolei Pkwy., 9 a.m.-noon, $15/person or $40/families of 3. Bring a couple of coconuts from your neighborhood tree to learn step-by-step instructions for making haupia. Pre-registration required. (

Let’s Learn about Rabbits
Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St., 10:30 a.m., free. Rabbit breeder Zachary Johnson shares information about rabbits, followed by a meet-and-greet session with a few long-eared guests. (693-7050)

Life & Happiness Talk
Happiness U, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy. Ste. 117A, 1:30-2:30 p.m., free. Founder Alice Inoue discusses how changing your focus can change your life, and experience firsthand what Happiness U has to offer. Pre-registration required. (

Mensa Admission Test
Event location in Makakilo provided with RSVP, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $40. Craving mentally stimulating interactions, or do discussions on artificial intelligence and big data pique your interest? Find out if Mensa might be for you. (240-2092,

Motives Make-Up Event
Radford Media Center, 811 Murray Drive, 2-4 p.m., free. Come enjoy a makeup tutorial with a set of Motives consultants, plus food and fun. RSVP via text requested. (409-939-0060)

Securing Your Home from Thieves and Burglars
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties at Kapolei Commons, 4460 Kapolei Pkwy., 4 p.m., free. Learn how to make your home more secure with simple, low-cost measures. Pre-registration required. (947-8101)

Spring Clean Your Garden
Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery, 10 a.m., call for cost. Learn no-nonsense tips for spring cleaning your garden. (396-6595)

Succulents 101
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $5. Create an unthirsty oasis by introducing succulent plants to your garden. (748-5363,

The Energy Solution
SpaHalekulani at Halekulani Hotel, 11 a.m., $25. Halekulani lifestyle coach Kamala Skipper presents “The Energy Solution” at the hotel’s spa, discussing how to use food and lifestyle to naturally increase your energy levels and feel more alive. (931-5322,

Xeriscaping Workshop
Halawa Xeriscape Garden’s Green Lanai, 99-1268 Iwaena St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, $5. This informative workshop teaches participants the seven steps to xeriscaping to create a landscape that conserves water in your garden. (748-5363,

Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival 2015
Doris Duke Theatre, reception at 6:30 p.m., show at 8, check website for cost. An evening of live comedy stage performances and music. (

Cancer Screening and Prevention Fair
Kaiser Permanente Waipio Medical Office, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Screening and education saves lives – come learn about different types of cancers, quitting smoking, nutrition, exercise, advance care directives and more. Free screenings for head and neck cancer and skin cancer will be available to the public. Pre-registration required. (432-2260)

Caregivers Conference
Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania St., 8:30 a.m.-noon, free. AARP hosts an event to help caregivers, with a keynote address from Maj. Gen. Tony Taguba, an opportunity to share challenges and more. Pre-registration required. (, 1-877-926-8300)

Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race
Kalakaua Avenue Bridge, 1:28 p.m., $5/suggested donation. Benefit United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii by racing a rubber duckie. Pre-race festivities will be at McCully Shopping Center from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (532-6749)

HOFA Annual Conference
KEY Project, 47-200 Waihee Road, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $12-$25. This hands-on event from Hawaii Organic Farmers Association promotes healthy soil, communities and ahupuaa, with a keynote address from Sen. Gil Riviere, food from Down to Earth, workshops, vendor booths and more. (

Kailua Canoe Club Regatta Registration
Kailua Canoe Club halau at Kailua Beach Park, March 28-29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $50-$225. Complete all your paperwork before the upcoming regatta season. Check website for more information. (

Kaneohe AYSO Registration
Windward Mall Center Stage, March 28 from 3-6 p.m., April 14 from 5-8 p.m., and April 19 from 2-6 p.m., $75-$85. Register for AYSO. Fee includes uniform, AYSO membership, photo package and supplemental accident insurance. Check online for pre-registration instructions. (

Makiki Community Library Used Book Sale
Makiki District Library, 1527 Keeaumoku St., March 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 29 from noon-4 p.m., free. (522-7076)

Mililani Hongwanji Bazaar
Mililani Hongwanji, 95-257 Kaloapau St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Featuring a rummage sale, country store, food, car wash and more. (

Na Keiki ‘O Manana Garage Sale Fundraiser
Manana Elementary School cafeteria, 1147 Kumano St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. With over 50 families contributing to the garage and plant sale, you are sure to find a bargain. Proceeds benefit Manana School Chorus. (455-7970)

Prince Kuhio Commemorative Parade
Parade runs from Saratoga and Kalakaua to Kapiolani Park, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Celebrate the life and accomplishments of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole. (

Prince Kuhio Ho‘olaule‘a/Ho‘ike‘ike
Kapiolani Park Bandstand, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free. The cultural celebration features native Hawaiian arts and crafts, exhibits, food and musical entertainment. (

Rotary Day to Benefit the U.S. VETS Housing Facility
Barbers Point Bowling Center, 91-1259 Saratoga Ave., 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free. Donate business-attire clothing for veterans looking for work, and learn more about Rotary Clubs. (694-8332, 556-6561)

Six-Week Wellness Challenge Fit Checks
Pearlridge Center Uptown, second floor in front of Sephora, Saturdays until April 11, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Check in with Pali Momi Medical Center and get questions answered about nutrition. Anyone who checks in four or more times gets entered to win a Pearlridge shopping spree. (203-2366)

Sunburst Beauty Pageant and Model Search
Windward Mall, center court, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Made to model? You could be the next fresh face discovered at the Sunburst Beauty Pageant Model Search. Pre-registration encouraged. (

The Big Fix
Nanakuli Beach Park, call for times, $110-$130. Dogs needing to be spayed or neutered can be brought to Poi Dogs and Popoki for an affordable cost. Pre-registration required. (551-7915,

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Play
Town Center of Mililani, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free. (625-0108)

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Dave & Buster’s Hawaii, 1030 Auahi St., March 28-29 from 8-10:30 a.m., $12.99-$18.99. D&B’s hosts families for an exciting morning of activities and a delicious breakfast spread. Canned food will be collected for Hawaii Foodbank. (, 589-2215)

Easter Bunny Celebration
Hawaii Kai Towne Center, noon-2 p.m., free. Families are invited to participate in activities including photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon making, a bouncy house, rides on small mechanical stuffed animals (horses, unicorns, etc.) as well as crafts and games for a donation to the Kaimuki YMCA. (396-0766,

Egg Hunt
First Assembly of God Red Hill Main Campus, upper field, 3400 Moanalua Road, 9 a.m. registration, free. Keiki in grade 6 and below are invited to search for thousands of eggs, plus enjoy candy, prizes and more. (836-2300)

Egg Hunt
Geiger Community Park, 9 a.m., free. Keiki in grade 6 and below are invited to search for thousands of eggs, plus enjoy candy, prizes and more. (836-2300)

Egg Hunt
Kapolei Regional Park, 11 a.m., free. Keiki in grade 6 and below are invited to search for thousands of eggs, plus enjoy candy, prizes and more. (836-2300)

Egg Hunt
Koko Head Elementary School field, 10 a.m., free. Keiki in grade 6 and below are invited to search for thousands of eggs, plus enjoy candy, prizes and more. (836-2300)

Makiki Easter Egg Hunt
Makiki District Park, 1527 Keeaumoku St., 9-11 a.m., free. Bring a canned food donation for the Parish of St. Clement’s Food Pantry and enjoy Easter egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts and more. (522-7076, 393-0594)

YMCA Camp Erdman Community Day
YMCA Camp Erdman, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Families are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of activities including The Alpine Tower and High Ropes Odyssey Challenges, archery, swimming, rock-wall climbing, arts and crafts, and more. Pre-registration required. (637-4615,

Paws on the Path Hiking Club
Hike runs along Maunawili Demonstration Trail, call for meeting place and times, free. Take a pet-friendly hike with your furry friend and other animal lovers. (356-2222)

Albert Lea High School Choir
Ala Moana Center, 5 p.m., free. (

Ethereal Monkeys
Jazz Minds Art and Cafe, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m., $5. (945-0800)

Hawaii Concert Band Premier Concert
Kaimuki High School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., free. Hawaii Concert Band holds its first concert, with conductors Richard S. Lum, Henry Miyamura and Steven T. Hirahara, plus featured artists Stanton Haugen, Mark Yasuhara and Voice of Aloha. (

Ka‘imi Hanano‘eau with the Smokestack Band
The Studio at Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., 11 p.m., free. (

The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m., $20. Hawaii’s Finest presents Maoli, with special guests Ooklah the Moc, Kokomon, Micah G and Mr. 83. (

Smokestack and Most High
Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, age 18 and up. Enjoy irie vibes. (450-0045,

The Essence of Kiho‘alu, A Hawaiian Legacy
Kawaiaha‘o Church, 6 p.m., $20-$30. The third and final Na Mele Mae‘ole concert of 2015 features Martin Pahinui, Aaron Mahi, Frank Carlos, Leonard Keala Kwan, Jr., Bobby Moderow and more. (392-3649)

Polar Plunge
Waterfront Plaza, 10 a.m., $100/minimum donation. Support Special Olympics Hawaii by taking a “polar plunge” down the island’s largest inflatable water slide into a pool of ice water. (

TEDxHonolulu Paradigm Shift
UH-Manoa’s Campus Center, check website for cost, $65-$75. TEDxHonolulu brings a paradigm shift to its fifth annual conference, featuring Patrick Sullivan, Steven Chiang, Vicki Johnson, Jennifer Dotson, Dawn Lippert and more. (

Nani I Ka Hala; Weaving Hawaii
Bishop Museum, March 28-July 27, open daily except Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $8.95-$19.95. Nani I Ka Hala: Weaving Hawaii is an original exhibition that will explore the rich ulana (weaving) heritage linking Pacific islanders, carried forward in modern Hawai‘i by a thriving community of contemporary lau hala artists. (, 487-3511)

2015 Sanctuary Ocean Count
Visit website for site locations on Oahu, March 28, 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., free. Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is looking for volunteers to count whales and record their behaviors. (

Hakipu‘u Stream Restoration Workday
Location provided with registration, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Help Hui o Koolaupoko restore Hakipu‘u Stream. Pre-registration required. (

Wetland Restoration
Waiawa Unit of Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, meeting place provided with signup, 8:30-11:30 a.m., free. Help Hawaii Nature Center restore the wetlands in West Oahu. (955-0100 ext. 118,