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October 5

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Sunday October 5
First Aid
4155 Diamond Head Road, 8:30 a.m.-noon, $70. Learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses. (1-800-733-2767, redcross.org/take-a-class)

Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Sunday sessions starting Oct. 5, 2-4 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Geared towards couples in their third trimester giving birth at Castle Medical Center to learn about different aspects of the birth experience. (263-5400)

Annual Thanksgiving Festival
215 N. Kukui St., across from Chinese Cultural Plaza, 1 p.m. shrine service, 2 p.m. celebration ceremonies, 3 p.m. special entertainment, free. Izumo Taishakyo MIssion of Hawaii expresses gratitude for blessings bestowed in the 108th annual festival, with taiko, dance, karaoke and more. (538-7778)

Ben Franklin Mapunapuna Craft Fair
2810 Paa St., Ste. A, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Craft fair with 25 talented vendors, alongside Celebrations’ huge clearance sale. (479-5525)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, Bloodmobile, 7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., free. Donate blood and help save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kaimuki Christian Church, Bloodmobile, 7 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and help save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Comic Jam Hawaii
Pearlridge Center Downtown Center Court, Oct. 5 and 19, 1-4 p.m., free. A regular social event of local artists who create collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches while “talking story.” (203-2366)

Hawaii Children & Youth Day E-waste
State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Accepted materials include computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers, telecom equipment, toner. No TVs, alkaline batteries, microwaves, home appliances. (488-8870)

I Love Hula in Kailua
Parking garage behind Longs/CVS in Kailua Town, 3-4 p.m., free. Featuring Halau Haa Hula O Kekauilani Na Pua Hala O Kailua with Kumu Hula Charlani Kalama. (castlefoudation.org)

’Let’s Go!’ Fun Run
Kaka‘ako Park, 7 a.m., free. Hawaii Children & Youth Day sponsors a free 1k and 3k fun run, with refreshments, snacks and medals for participants. Advanced registration required. (282-0488, cydfunrun@gmail.com)

Monster in my Closet
ARTS at Marks Garage, Oct. 5 and 12, 12:30-4:30 p.m., $50. Youth workshop focuses on creating wearable art out of paper mache. (rockyhorrorpictureshow2014@artsatmarks.com)

Royal Hawaiian Band
State Capitol Rotunda at 9:15 a.m., Diamond Head side of Mission Memorial Auditorium at 11 a.m. and Kapiolani Bandstand at 1 p.m., free. Royal Hawaiian Band performs. (922-5331)

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show
Blaisdell Hawaii Suites meeting rooms, 777 Ward Ave., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $4.50/general, $15/early entry at 9 a.m. Over 70 vendors at 93 tables will have antiques, Hawaiiana, art, jewelry and more, with a special emphasis on vintage and unique items for Halloween costumes. (941-9754)

Binding and Looping
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Oct. 5-Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sun., free admission, donations accepted. Binding and Looping: Transfer of Presence in Contemporary Pacific Art features artists from Hawaii and the Pacific for whom fiber and concepts of binding are a respected tradition and inspiration for contemporary art. (hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions+events/exhibitions)

From the Ocean of Stories
East-West Center Gallery, UH-Manoa campus, 2-3 p.m., free. Guest artist and collector Gita Kar weaves oral narratives from India’s folk and epic traditions with the painted story songs from her heartland. (944-7177)

Hawaii Craftsmen 2014 Statewide Juried Exhibition
Honolulu Museum of Art School, deadline to register is Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. registration, 5:30-6:15 p.m. special lecture, exhibit runs from Oct. 10-Nov. 1, free. Hawaii Craftsmen seeks submissions for its 47th annual exhibition from both members and nonmembers in traditional or non-traditional crafts made of clay, fiber, glass, metal, mixed media and wood. Janet Koplos is juror and gives special lecture Oct. 5. (699-5330)