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October 2

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Sunday October 2

Labor of Love: A Pre-Marital Workshop
Ward Warehouse, Kewalo Room, Oct. 2 and 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $32.50. Be You and Us and The Wedding Cafe host a workshop for couples that offers guidance on how to make marriage work. Pre-registration required. (theweddingcafe.com/signup)

Okinawans in Hawaii
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, 2-3 p.m., free. Joyce Chinen discusses “Okinawans in Hawaii” in an illustrated talk. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

Sundays at the Bay: NOAA Marine Mammal Research
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Education Alcove Classroom, 3-4 p.m., free. Michelle Barbieri talks “Toxoplasma gondii infections in Hawaiian monk seals: How a parasite from cat feces puts native seals at risk.” (397-5840)

808 Craft and Gift Fairs
HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts Mapunapuna, 10 a.m., free. (479-5525)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kaimuki Christian Church, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Hawaii State Capitol Children & Youth Day Recycling Drive
Hawaii State Capital Ground, Green Zone 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Bring computers, monitors, laptops, cell phones, printers, fax machines and more to recycle. No TVs, alkaline batteries or home appliances. (488-8870)

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show
Blaisdell Hawaii Suites, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $4.50-$15. Browse 93 tables with vintage goods including shirts, jewelry, art and much more. (ukulele.com/wikiwiki.htm)

Children and Youth Day
State Capitol, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Featuring everything from a fun run and space exploration exhibits to an early learning zone, children’s zone, teen zone and much more. Support various charities by donation clothes to any information booth. (hawaiicyd.org)

Comic Jam Hawaii
Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court, Oct. 2 and 16, 1-4 p.m., free. Meet local artists who creative collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches while talking story. (203-2366, pearlridgeonline.com)

Hawaii Children & Youth Day
Hawaii State Art Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Keiki are invited to see interactive gallery experiences, make hats, sculpt with clay and visit Daniel Tiger. Plus, enjoy live entertainment on the museum’s front lawn. (586-0300)

Mother Nature’s Music
Hawaii Nature Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $10. Listen to the sounds and rhythms of nature while spending the morning tuning in to the music of Makiki Valley. Venture through the forest, collect natural items and use recycled materials to make an instrument. Suitable for children age 3-5. Pre-registration required. (955-0100 ext. 118)

St. Vincent College
Ala Moana Centerstage, 3 p.m., free. (alamoanacenter.com)

‘Imayo: Japan’s New Traditionalists’
UH-Manoa’s Art Gallery, Oct. 2-Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. Six Japanese artists showcase their mastery of history and the technical aspects of Japan’s pre-20th century art and craft traditions. (956-8364)

‘Imayo: Japan’s New Traditionalists’ Talk and Reception
UH-Manoa’s Art Building Auditorium and Gallery, 2-5 p.m., free. Exhibit curator John Szostak hosts a lecture on “tradition” in contemporary Japanese art, then the exhibit celebrates its opening with a special reception. (956-8364)