September 12

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Saturday September 12
Be the Healthiest Person in Your Office!
Happiness U, 560 N Nimitz Hwy. Ste. 117A, 1:30-3 p.m., $40. Local fitness trainers Kimi & Pua share tips, tools and strategies to incorporate more wellness into your work life. Manage the snack room, pack a delicious home lunch, increase your energy and more! Pre-registration required. (

Ceeds of Peace Workshop Series
Waipahu High School, 94-1211 Farrington Hwy., Sept. 13 and Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jan. 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Learn how to raise youth peacebuilders through discussions with experts and workshops to build Peace Action Plans. (

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Sept. 12-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $250. Being a Red Cross instructor is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. This course will prepare you to lead First Aid, CPR, and AED courses. (1-800-733-2767,

Plants Drink Tea, Too
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, $15-$10. Learn how to mix vermicast (organic fertilizer) and vermicast tea into plant growing media that will satisfy all the plants’ nutritional needs. Pre-registration required. (, 748-5320)

Starting a Veggie Workshop
UH Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Hwy., 9 a.m.-noon, $5. Learn how to start and maintain a vegetable garden at your home, plus enjoy a mini-plant sale, UH seeds, a garden tour and more. Pre-registration required. (453-6050)

Augie T Live!
Salt Lake Elementary School, 6-9 p.m., check website for cost. Augie T performs in support of the Hawaii-Taipei/Hiroshima baseball team. (

Brad Williams
Hawaiian Brian’s, 7 p.m., $20. Comedian Brad Williams returns to Hawaii. (, 323-908-0607)

Cat Sterilization Clinics
Hawaii Public Housing Admin Building, 1002 N. School St., Bldg. J, 9 a.m. pet cat check-in, 9:30 feral cat check-in, $65-$5. Spay or neuter your cat to keep them healthy and reduce the number of unwanted animals who end up in shelters. (, 226-4561)

Community Recycling Event
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, 46-9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Bring your unwanted documents and e-waste for secure destruction and recycling. (

COPD Education Day
The Queen’s Conference Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Hawaii COPD Coalition proudly announces its ninth annual education day, “Rehabilitation, Oxygen and Health Heroes.” Listen to featured speakers, plus see exhibits, demonstrations and more. Pre-registration required. (, 699-9839)

Hilltop Equestrian Center, 41-430 Waikupunaha St., Sept. 12-13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Watch riders, from beginners to international competitors, perform the Olympic sport of dressage. (

Eat the Street Mililani
Mililani Town Center, 95-1333 Lehiwa St., 2-7 p.m., free. Hawaii’s largest food truck and street food rally returns to Central Oahu. Visit the European Wax Center booth to get a free brow consultation. (

GRANDparents Day
Windward Mall, lower level Macy’s wing, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Celebrate grandparents with free family photos, coupons, samples, prizes and more. (235-1143)

Healthy Baby Contest Preliminaries
Kahala Mall, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Enter your baby in the 2015 Healthy Baby Contest, coordinated by the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees. (

Honbushin Odori Festival
Honbushin International Center, 95-030 Waihonu St., 4-9 p.m., free. Dance the night away with our family and friends, while giving gratitude to all the wonderful blessings we receive daily. (, 623-7693)

Kokokahi Community Fair
Camp Kokokahi YWCA, 45-35 Kaneohe Bay Drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Enjoy a day of family fun, food and exploration of the Windward community, with Street Grindz food trucks, a keiki fun zone, rock wall climbing and more. (695-2625,

Mass Cat Sterilization Clinics
Hawaii Public Housing Admin Building, 1002 N. School St., Bldg. J, 9 a.m. pet cat check-in, 9:30 feral cat check-in, $65-$5. Spay or neuter your cat to keep them healthy and reduce the number of unwanted animals who end up in shelters. (, 226-4561)

ONGA Plant Sale
Thomas Square, 925 S. Beretania St., Sept. 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Oahu Nursery Growers Association presents the last plant sale of the year, with thousands of plants at affordable prices. (479-7223)

Walk to Fight Suicide
Ala Moana Beach Park, 8 a.m., free. The third annual Oahu Out of the Darkness Community Walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Walk with hundreds of others to support suicide prevention and raise awareness about suicide and mental illness. (,

Day for Kids Carnival
Washington Middle School field, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii – Spalding Clubhouse host a carnival featuring a rock wall, bouncers, obstacle course and other games, plus live performances, concessions, relay race and much more. Girl Scout Troop 377 will provide free activities on sun protection, nutrition, education and Native American dance. (

Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun!
Honolulu Zoo, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $5/presale. Keiki will have an opportunity to meet and take photos with celebrity chefs, watch live chefs demonstrations, interact with finalists of the Kellogg’s and Foodland Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, enjoy foods from Hawaii’s best food trucks, participate in fitness and friendly physical challenges, shop at our Made in Hawaii Marketplace and enjoy live entertainment. (

Opae Ula – Hawaiian Super Shrimp
Na Mea Hawaii, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. #1000, 4:30 p.m., $20. Learn more about opae ula (shrimp), decorate your own aquarium, touch tide pool creatures and more. This month’s decorations are cute ocean animal figurines. (

Saturday Storytime
Waianae Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Stories, songs, games, simple arts and crafts. This week’s theme is “All About the Library.” (697-7868)

Duke Kahanamoku Walking Tour
Call for meeting place, Saturdays through Nov. 30, 11 a.m., $40-$30. To celebrate Duke Kahanamoku’s 125th birthday, tour several Waikiki sites related to the Olympic swimmer, including Duke’s Canoe Club, famous Waikiki hotels and the famous Duke statue along Kalakaua Ave. Pre-registration required. (395-0674,

Mulkern Nursery Tour
Mulkern Nursery, 41-639 Kaulukanu St., 9:30 a.m., $15-$20. Tour Mulkern’s Nursery with Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens. Pre-registration required. (537-1708,

Waikalua Loko Fishpond
Meet at the parking area near Waikalua Loko Fishpond, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Join us for a community work day and guided tour of the pond. (498-8385,

Yamashita Nursery Tour
Yamashita Nursery, 41-551 Flamingo St., 10:30 a.m., $15-$20. Tour Yamashita Nursery with Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens. Pre-registration required. (537-1708,

Hawaiian Steel Guitar and the Blues
Hawaii Kai Public Library, 249 Lunalilo Home Road, 10:30 a.m., free. Bobby Ingano and the Bobby Ingano Trio perform blues guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar music, as well as share their perspective on the music of Hawaii. (397-5833)

Kanikapila in Kailua
Kailua Parking Garage behind Longs/CVS, 4-5:30 p.m., free. Enjoy authentic Hawaiian music from Mark Yamanaka. (

Rockaway Saturday
Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, age 18 and up. Rudie’s HiFi and DJ Sleepless of Pressure Down Sound play vinyls all night long. (946-1343)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Chinese Cultural Plaza, 4 p.m., free. Royal Hawaiian Band performs at the Mid-Autumn Festival. (922-5331)

Community Recreational Gardening Program 40th Anniversary Celebration
Makiki District Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Learn how to pickle vegetables, make bokashi and more at this celebration from special guests including Bonnie Goodell, Leonora Ching, Saleem Ahmed and much more. (522-7063)

Kahu Malama Award Dinner & Silent Auction
Sheraton Waikiki Resort – Leahi Club Lounge, 6-9 p.m., $125/at the door. Support Gregory House Programs at their annual fundraiser banquet and silent auction. (, 592-9022)

Kalo & Awa Festival
Waimea Valley Pikake Pavilion and Main Lawn, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., free. Celebrate all things kalo and awa, with displays, vendors, tastings, demonstrations, workshops, tours and more. Pre-registration required. (638-5859,

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2015
Chinatown Cultural Plaza, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., free. A celebration of the autumn moon, the Moon Festival showcases the community’s many cultural assets. Enjoy moon cakes, lion dances, make-and-take crafts, a precious stone exhibit, tai chi and martial arts demonstrations, and more. (536-4621)

Aloha Festivals Keiki Ho‘olaule‘a
Pearlridge Center Uptown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Pearlridge celebrates Aloha Festivals with activities, demonstrations and continuous stage performances from keiki musical groups and hula halau, including Na Lima Mili Hulu Noeau, Aidan James, Honoka & Azita, Ke Kula Mele Hawaii, Halau Hula Olana and more. (

‘Anime Alice & Her Adventures in Wonderland’
Tenney Theatre at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Sept. 12 and 19 at 4:30 p.m., $20-$10. This Japanese-infused play follows Alice after she falls into a mysterious, anime-inspired Wonderland. (, 839-9885)

Celebrities and Their Pets Fashion Show
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Sept. 12-13, 12:30 p.m., $3. The Celebrities and Their Pets Fashion Show will walk the runaway twice at the Hawaii Woman Expo, featuring the latest pet fashions, with the goal of raising awareness for The Fur-Angel Foundation. (

Sculpture Fun
Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Have fun with the Hawaii Craftsmen. (586-9958)

Urban Sketchers
Windward Community College, 9:30 a.m.-noon, free. An informal morning of sketching, drawing and painting; a welcoming atmosphere for all; and plenty of subjects to sketch. (

He‘eia Estuary Restoration
RSVP for more information about meeting place in He‘eia State Park, 8:30 a.m.-noon, free. Help Hui o Ko‘olaupoko restore He‘eia Stream. (

La Hana Loko I‘a
Visit website for map to location, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Participate in a work day at Waikalua Loko Fishpond in Kaneohe. Bring old clothes and shoes, gloves, sunscreen and a water bottle. Pre-registration required (263-8202,