September 8

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Saturday September 8
Citizenship Class
Pacific Gateway Center, 723 C Umi St., Saturdays through Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Pre-registration required. (733-7047, 851-7010,

Kokedama Workshop
RevoluSun Innovation Center, 660 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 220A, 10:30 a.m., $40. Learn the basic principles and techniques of kokedama, the bonsai-like practice of planting a small foliage plant in a moss-covered ball of soil. Kokedama can be suspended or placed on your favorite saucer. Ferns and other shade plants will be available for your kokedama. Pre-registration required. (

Pu Haaheo Conch Shell Blowing Workshop
Pearlridge Center, Downtown, Center Court, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., free. Interested beginners are invited to learn the basics, while more advanced students will have the opportunity to fine-tune their technique with some of the island’s best. (

Recreational Thrill Craft Operator Safety Education
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $125. Learn about local ocean safety principles, practices and rules, as well as historical, cultural and customary practices of Hawaii’s ocean users. Pre-registration required. (

Talk on Eternal Happiness
Kapiolani Community College, cafeteria, 4303 Diamond Head Road, free. Sripad Swami Bodhayan speaks on “Realizing Eternal Happiness in this Modern World.” (367-2633,

Celebrate the Arts Festival
Sun Yat Sen Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. There will be music, ono food, artist demonstrations and make-and-take art in and around the park. (521-1812)

Celebrations of Our Island Kupuna
Ka Makana Alii, 5-8 p.m., contact for cost. Celebrate with paiai demonstrations by Da Cove, ti leaf and yarn lei making, kahili demonstrations, special discounts, gifts with purchase and performances by Halau Hula O Hokulani, Kevin Okimoto and Kailua Moon. (

Celebrities and Their Pets Fashion Show
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Sept 8-9, 12:30 p.m., $5. Celebrities and their pets will walk the runway at the Hawaii Woman Expo. The twist: celebrities won’t be the ones wearing designer outfits, but rather their pets. This show is meant to bring awareness to pet adoption and encourage volunteerism, as well as foster homes for dogs that need them. (947-5736,

Charity Fundraiser WWII Tunnel Tours & Indoor Garage Sale
Aikahi World War II Tunnels, 221 Iliaina St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Peruse a large variety of items, such as toys, clothes, kitchenware, furniture and more. Guided tours of the gunnery tunnels will also be available at 10, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a $5 donation. Proceeds will go to Hawaii Animal Sanctuary. (824-1068, 253-0675)

Community Forum on Aging In The Comfort Of Your Home And Community
Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave., 9-11 a.m., free. The forum’s guest speaker will be Nalani Aki, county executive on aging for Honolulu. Topics will include types of services available to assist older adults in remaining independent and active. (455-4148)

Connect at The ARTS at Marks Garage
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 2-9 p.m., $5-$10. Connect and check out new and upcoming visual artists, demonstrations, talks, performances and workshops. Keiki age 12 and under receive free admission. (

Dayamrita Chaitanya Public Talk
Aina Haina Shopping Center, Sun Yoga Hawaii, 820 W. Hind Drive, Suite 125, 6:30-9 p.m., free. Swami Dayamrita Chaitanya will share the teachings and inspiration of spiritual leader and UN-recognized humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. There will be a video presentation, prayers, devotional singing, and chanting and meditation. (271-1485,

Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii 25th Anniversary Celebration
Cafe Julia, 1040 Richards St., 4-7 p.m., $30-$70. This celebration honors cofounder Pam Lichty and welcomes Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, executive director of Drug Policy Alliance. There will be heavy pupu and live music by Tavana. (

Friends of Manoa Library Fall Book Sale
Manoa Public Library, meeting room, 2716 Woodlawn Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 9, free. Most books, DVDs and CDs will be priced at $1. Collectible books will be specially priced. Proceeds will be used to support Manoa Library programs. (988-0459)

Hawaii Watercolor Society 2018 Open Show Awards Reception
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, 45-680 Luluku Road, 4-6 p.m., free. View the works of talented artists such as Barbara Littenberg and Kris Preslan. (

Kaneohe PAL Basketball League Registration
Heeia Playground, Saturdays through Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $25. Registration is open for players ages 6-9, 9-10 and 11-12. (247-1558)

Malama I Ka Honua: Celebrating 50 Years of Sierra Club in Hawaii
Kualoa Ranch, Molii Gardens, 49-345 Kamehameha Hwy., 5:30-8:30 p.m., $100-$1,000. Sierra Club celebrates 50 years with a one-of-a-kind evening, featuring grazing chef stations, libations and a robust silent auction. (

Mulkern’s Nursery Tour
Mulkern Landscaping and Nursery, 41-639 Kaulukanu St., 10-11:30 a.m., $15-$20. Join Kevin Mulkern for a tour of his beautiful nursery, where he will talk about how you can use dfifferent plants to accomplish your goals. People are welcome to linger, shop and ask additional questions. Reservations recommended. (537-1708,

Oahu Nursery Growers Association Plant Sale
Washington Middle School, cafeteria, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 9, free. Visit a coop of local growers with a large variety of plants in one place. (637-9995)

SCCA Rally Cross
Kualoa Ranch, contact for time and cost. Try four laps of solo driving in the dirt. Class winners are determined based on the fastest single lap time. (

Summer Craft & Collectibles Fair
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Seek and discover vintage treasures, antique collectibles, rare crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts. (, 945-7633)

Discovery Day with NOAA
Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Learn about weather, the ocean and marine life. Families can enjoy hands-on activities, crafts and keiki games, and explore an inflatable life-size whale. (693-7050)

Mauka Lani Fantastic Carnival
Mauka Lani Elementary School, 4-8:30 p.m., $20-$22. There will be rides from Xtreme Fun Rentals, food and games. (305-8800)

Evening of Encores
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Orvis Auditorium, 6:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation. Attend a benefit concert for Hawaii Youth Symphony’s Music in the Clubhouse Program, presented by student winners of the Hawaii state piano and string competitions, with the help of special musical guest artists. (

Kaimi Hanoeau
Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St., 7:30 p.m., $15-$25. Enjoy a performance of island rock with an edge. (955-8821,

The Toasters
Anna O’Brien’s, 2440 S. Beretania St., 7 p.m., $25. Enjoy a live ska performance with opening bands No Villains Left, Completely Insane and SMITZ. (, 1-855-235-2867)

Razed in Black
NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $20-$300. Attend a live reunion performance by Honolulu rock/industrial rock band Razed in Black. (

‘Filipino Folktales & Fables’
Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 229 Queen Emma Square, Sept. 8, 15 and 22, 4:30 p.m., $10-$20. Enjoy a celebration of Filipino culture with traditional storytelling. (

Haleiwa Art Walk
Contact for locations in Historic Haleiwa Town, 3-8 p.m., free. Enjoy a number of galleries, shops and restaurants, and find unique gifts by local artists and vendors. (

The Wolves
The Arts @ SZ, 50 Kihapai St., 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 9, $20-$30. See an acclaimed play about nine high school girls on an indoor soccer team. (