October 1

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Thursday October 1
Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Thursdays from Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Designed and taught by experienced labor and delivery nurses, this class is specifically geared for couples giving birth at Castle Medical Center. You will learn different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to caring for you and your baby. Pre-registration required. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

Exchange Club Luncheons
Oahu Country Club, noon-1:30 p.m., $25. Hawaii Pacific Health CEO Ray Vara is featured speaker at Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu’s weekly luncheon. (225-2965, edracers@aol.com)

Girls Night Out
Pali Momi Pavilion, 98-1005 Moanalua Blvd., 5-7:30 p.m., free. Pali Momi Medical Center invites women to an evening of pampering and learning, with spa-like activities, a cooking demo, prize giveaways, mammogram screenings, breast ultrasounds, bone density scans and more. (palimomi.org, 535-7733)

Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Pagoda Hotel, International Ballroom, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will hold a public meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council in Honolulu. This is a regular advisory council meeting to include council updates, subcommittee reports and sanctuary highlights. (725-5905, shannon.lyday@noaa.gov)

2015 Banned Books Week Mini Film Festival: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
Mililani Public Library, Quiet Room, 95-450 Makaimoimo St., 2 p.m., free. Celebrate Banned Books Week with a screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (627-7470)

‘Food Chains’
UNITE HERE! Local 5 Hall, 1516 S. King St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. Watch a screening of “Food Chains,” followed by a discussion with local activists about ongoing food struggles in Hawaii. RSVP requested. (peoples@lava.net)

Kumu Kahua Theatre, Oct. 1-3 at 8 p.m., Oct. 4 at 2 p.m., $20-$5. Set around the fight for marriage equality in Hawaii, Joe’s normal simple life unravels as a promise kept is threatened by a visit of a man from his past. (536-4441, kumukahua.org)

Jonathan Holshue
Waikiki Parc Hotel, Parc Promenade Gallery, Oct. 1-Jan. 8, free. Recent UH graduate Jonathan Holshue displays his glass sculptures. Reception is Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m., featuring a performance from Aaron Cardenas. (956-8364, tasakas@hawaii.edu)

Joseph Vincent
UH-West Oahu Library, 12:30-2 p.m., free. Musician and YouTube star Joseph Vincent discusses his career and creative influences, then performs some of his hit songs. (shanaoka@hawaii.edu)

masks@marks: Hiding in Plain Site
The ARTS at Marks Garage, Oct. 1-31, regular business hours, free. A celebration of costumes, disguises and masks at Marks for the Halloween season. (521-2903, artsatmarks.com)

Kailua Adopt-A-Block
Meet on Hekili Street in Kailua, 12:30-2:30 p.m., free. Huakailani School for Girls is hosting this Adopt-A-Block cleanup along Hekili Street. (927-8005)