November 2

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Saturday November 2
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, Nov. 2, 14 or 20, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $110. For professional rescuers and healthcare providers. Learn skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This course includes two-man CPR method, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and bag-valve mask to care for cardiac arrest and breathing emergencies. Contact to register. (

FreedomRail Mini Workshop
Simply Organized – Kahala Mall, 1-1:30 p.m., free. Create the closet of your dreams with FreedomRail. (739-7007)

FreedomRail Workshop
Simply Organized Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. Create the closet of your dreams easily with FreedomRail. (693-8888)

Holiday Arts and Crafts
Contact for location in Kailua, 1-3 p.m., $25 (includes most materials), children must be accompanied by an adult. Learn to make hand-painted greeting cards. Pre-registration is required. (366-0441,

I Can Cope Cancer Class
Kaiser Permanente – Mapunapuna Clinic second floor Maile Room, 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. An educational program for adults with cancer and their family members and friends. Get information about cancer diagnosis and treatment, and receive practical help in coping. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Preteen Workshop
Kathy Muller Talent and Modeling Agency (619 Kapahulu Ave.), Oct. 26-Dec. 7, Saturdays, noon-2 p.m., contact for cost. The seven sessions build confidence and self-esteem/etiquette through hands-on techniques, while exploring the creative world of acting and modeling. Classes are limited. (733-5806, 737-7917)

Aiea High School Craft and Fun Fair
Aiea High School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendor spaces are available. All proceeds benefit the students and improve the quality of educational programs at the school. (382-7713,

An Evening With Cambodians in Hawaii
University Avenue Baptist Church, 5-9:30 p.m., free admission, donations appreciated. The night seeks donations in cash or in kind for the poor in Cambodia. The event includes food, tradition and ethnical cultural dance movies, videos of current issues and local entertainment. (542-9353,

Celebrate Arbor Day With Free Tree
Hawaiian Electric Kahe Power Plant, Urban Garden Center, Hawaiian Electric Ward Avenue Facility or Hawaiian Electric Koolau Base Yard at 7 a.m., Wahiawa Botanical Garden or Waimea Valley at 9 a.m., free. Hawaiian Electric holds a tree giveaway in honor of Arbor Day. Select from a variety of popular trees, flowering shrubs and native plants. Arrive early. (

Free E-Waste Recycling
Washington Middle School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Materials accepted include computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers and telecom equipment. TVs, alkaline batteries and microwaves not accepted. (, 488-8870)

GMO and USDA Organic Discussion
MOA Wellness Center Ohana Room, 10:30 a.m., free. Find out what the Non-GMO Project and USDA Organic means with Dr. Hector Velenzuela, drop specialist at the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, and Dr. Melissa Yee, doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine. (952-6900,

Going Green
Campbell High School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Acceptable items include scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, three propane tanks, three fire extinguishers, one TV per car, HI-5 beverage containers, batteries, old tennis balls, prom dresses and accessories, women business suits, pet food, white socks for Afghanistan and more. Towing of unwanted cars also available. (291-6151,

Helping Other Parents in Normal Grieving
Kaiser Permanente – Moanalua Medical Center Tower conference room 1, 4-5:30 p.m., free. If you have experience a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or the death of an infant, Helping Other Parents in Normal Grieving (HOPING) offers a place to join other parents, share your experiences and give support. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Kahaluu Little League T-ball Registration
Hauula Community Park, 1-4 p.m., $80. Kahaluu Little League holds its T-ball registration. (393-6926,

Leeward Discovery Fair
Leeward Community College, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission. The Leeward Discovery Fair features Weed & Seen Hawaii and Safe Communities Day with over 50 hands-on activities that make learning fun. (

Medicare Outreach
Aina Haina Library, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. The SAGE Plus, a Medicare program, with the Executive Office on Aging offers unbiased counseling for 2014. (586-7299,

”Slavery By Another Name
Kapolei Public Library, 1 p.m., free. As part of Kapolei Public Library’s film series, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the library screens “Slavery By Another Name.” Jack Taylor, who teaches African American literature and studies at the UHM English department, leads comments and discussion of the film. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (693-7050)

Things Japanese Sale
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Community Gallery and Gift Shop, Nov. 2-Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., various costs. JCCH’s gift shop features a sale of great bargains on unique one-of-a-kind donated Japanese items. All shopper who spend $10 or more receive full parking validation. Proceeds support the Cultural Center’s educational programs and activities. (945-7633,

Historic Veterans Day Family Train Ride
Contact for meeting location, RSVP requested by Nov. 2, ride takes place Nov. 11, contact for times, $8-$12, must be reserved in advance. The Veterans Day Family Train Ride music and history narration covers Ewa Plains plantation and military history. The 90-minute train ride stops at Kahe Point, then returns to the Ewa train museum station. (, 685-5585)

Just So Storytime
Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 3 p.m., $3-$10, children under three are free. The play is based on three of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories: “How the Whale Got His Throat,” “The Elephant’s Child” and “The Beginning of Armadillos.” The box office opens 30 minutes before each performance. (733-4913)

LEGO: Travel Adventure
Bishop Museum, runs until Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. Children are invited to create vehicles capable of flying, driving and floating, or all three. (

Lono’s Journey
Tenney Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9, $10-$20. Hawaii Theatre for Youth presents the world premiere of Lono’s Journey, in collaboration with Bishop Museum. The story incorporates Hawaiian language, music, dance, sport and puppetry. (, 839-9885)

Archaeological and Historical Sites Tour
Contact for meeting location, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation. Dr. Paul Brennan and Dr. Chuck Burrows lead the tour as participants learn how early Hawaiians managed natural resources of the Kailua ahupuaa, and how Chinese and Japanese farmers grew their rice crops and engaged in truck farming. Reservations are limited to 30 people. (263-8008,

Pacific Rim Jazz Festival
Hawaii Convention Center, Kalakaua Ballroom, 3-10 p.m., $60-$300. The festival benefits The Kapiolani Foundation, an organization that grants scholarships to students in the Leeward community. The night’s entertainers include Sheila E, Bobby Caldwell, Keiki Matsui, Minid Abair, Brian Simpson, Spencer Day, Gregg Karukas, Michael Paulo, Jackeim Joyner, Rene Paulo and Jimmy Borges. Al Waterson emcees the night. (951-696-0184,

8th Annual Taste of Waipahu
Waipahu Depot Road and in the Waipahu Festival Marketplace, 4-10 p.m., free admission. The Taste of Waipahu features a wide variety of food vendors, crafts, handmade jewelry, custom shirts and hats, and more. Rides and games also are available for keiki, and the event features live entertainment and more. (, 677-6939)

AFL All-Star Game
Blaisdell Arena, 10 a.m. pre-event in Blaisdell Box Office parking lot, 4 p.m. kick off, $25-$55. Experience the first AFL All-Star game in Hawaii, which is also the kick-off game for an intercontinental double-header ending in China. (

Calabash and Cooks Fundraiser
Kapolei High School Plaza, contact for time, $20/keiki, $35/pre-sale, $75/VIP. The Malama Learning Center holds its first annual Calabash and Cooks Fundraiser focusing on the many cultures that make up Hawaii. The event features locally sourced food and drinks by eight Oahu chefs including celebrity chef Lee Anne Won and Mark Noguchi of Pili group, alongside students and local farmers. Proceeds benefit the Malama Learning Center. (

Exile Atsushi Concert
Waikiki Shell, doors open 4 p.m., show starts 4:30 p.m., $30-$70. Exile Atsushi performs a special concert with a guest performances by Kalapana. No entry for children under 6 years of age. (

Hydrocephalus Awareness Walk
Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. event begins, free. Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation holds its second annual walk and family fun day. The day also includes music and entertainment, and games and activities. (

Over the Edge of Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki, contact for time, participants must raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations by the day of the event. Conquer your fears for a good cause and rappel 31 stories from the roof of the Sheraton Waikiki in support of Special Olympics athletes. Rappell spots reserved exclusively for those able to raise $1,000 by Nov. 2. Participants must be at least 18 years of age by Nov. 2 and weigh less than 300 pounds. Register online. (

Doris Duke Theater at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Nov. 2 at 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m., contact for cost. The film follows the lives of five “hafus” – the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese – as they explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself a mono-ethnic nation. (

Little Gems Big Treasures
The Gallery at Ward Centre, Oct. 26-Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., free. Featuring mono-prints by gallery artist Libda Spadaro and ceramic sculptures by Jo Rowley. (, 597-8034)

Niihau Shell Exhibit
Bishop Museum, runs until Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. A private collection of approximately 50 stunning and pristine lei are featured in Niihau Ethos, and exhibit that examines the science behind Niihau Shells and its manufacturing history. (

Volunteer Day at Kawainui Marsh
Kawainui Restoration Ponds (behind Castle Medical Center in Kailua), 9 a.m.-noon. Support some of Hawaii’s most endangered birds and contribute to the success of the Restoration Ponds. Bring rubber boots/shoes that can get wet and muddy, work gloves, sunscreen and dry clothes. (, 266-0911)