Ward Warehouse: Olympic Weightlifting Hawaii State Competition, 3 to 5 p.m. March 22.
Quilt Hawaii '97: Quilt show and competition, July 10-13, Royal Waikoloan Resort on the Big Island. Contest categories include: Machine Pieced and Quilted sponsored by Viking/Husqvarna (prize-Viking sewing machine); Embellished, quilts and clothing embellished with silk ribbon and/or beading, sponsored by Quilters' Resource Inc. (prize-$250 package of French ribbon); Inked Label sponsored by Sakura of America/Pigma Pens (prize-$200 package of Pigma products); and Theme Quilts, quilts with interpretations of the Big Island's beauty, sponsored by Kona Bay Fabrics (prize-$100). Cash prizes will also be awarded to the top three "Viewers' Choice" quilts.
Quilters who wish not to enter the competition but still would like to have their quilt on display, may enter their quilt in the "show" category. For information and rules send $1 and a self-addressed-stamped envelope to Quilt Hawaii '97, care of Dawn Castelli, 78-6800 Alii Drive, #8-304, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740.
Intermediate Photoshop: Jonathan Perpich, consultant, graphic artist and instructor, will cover the skills needed to use Photoshop as a sophisticated design tool, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20 and 21, Manoa Innovation Center's Training Room. Call 956-7221 or connect to the UHM Summer Session website at http://www.summer.hawaii.edu.
QuarkXpress: Jonathan Perpich will show how to create ads, designs, brochures and other publications, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 and 23, Manoa Innovation Center's Training Room. Call 956-7221 or connect to the UHM Summer Session website at http://www.summer.hawaii.edu.
Seminar: Jill Morton from Color Com presents a graphic image internet seminar, 7 p.m. March 24, Barnes & Noble. Call 737-3323.
Video digitizing: Jeff Deponte, product marketing manager for Pipeline Digital, Hawaii, will lead the class, 9 a.m. to noon March 29, Manoa Innovation Center's Training Room. Call 956-7221 or connect to the UHM Summer Session website at http://www.summer.hawaii.edu to register.
Classes: Nathan Shedroff, cofounder and creative director of "vivid," a web design house, will lead two workshops. "Successful Websites" will teach participants how to incorporate content, organization, navigation, visual design and performance, compatibility and interaction into websites. "Interaction Design" explores the nature of interactivity and how its principles can be incorporated into new media, including CD-ROMS and websites.
Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4-5. Cost: $120 per workshop or $225 for both workshops. Register at 956-7221 or connect to the UHM Summer Session web site at http://www.summer.hawaii.edu.
Computer Swap Meet: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. second Saturday of each month, Kawananakoa Intermediate School Cafeteria. Sellers' fee: $15 advance registration; $18 at-the-door registration. Buyers' fee: $1 (children under 14 are free). Free parking. Visit their web site at http://www.pixi.com/~dennoe/. For information call Dennis or Jane Noe at 595-3848; fax 595-7773; or e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psychic Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20, Maunakea Marketplace, 1120 Maunakea St.
Arts & Crafts: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6, He'eia State Park, 46-465 Kam Highway. Call 247-3156.
Pacific Handcrafters Guild: Spring craft fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 and 27, Thomas Square. Free. Call 254-6788.
Spring crafts: 5 to 9 p.m. May 7, Japanese Cultural Center, 5th Floor. Featuring over 90 artists and artisans. Free. Two dollar parking with validation. Call 945-7633.
Allegro concert orchestra: Alan Bunin, Hawaii Public Radio's music director, will host "Live From the Atherton," 3 to 4 p.m. March 26, Hawaii Public Radio Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka. Program includes Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Pachelbel, and some Hawaiian and Latin American classics. Free. Limited seating. Reservations required at 955-8821.
Honolulu Chorale: Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Band Room, St. Andrew's Priory. Call Reno Villaren at 941-4266.
Honolulu Community Concert Band: Rehearsals, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Aiea High School Band Room. Call 236-7057.
Na Leo Lani, Sweet Adelines: Women's barbershop group rehearses, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Francis School. Call 373-3192.
The Sounds of Aloha Chorus: Rehearsals for men's acappella chorus, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse. Call 262-7664.
Oahu Choral Society: Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, UH-Manoa's Music Department, Room 36. Call Joe McAlister at 595-0327.
Oahu Civic Orchestra: Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, Eiben Hall, Chaminade University. Call 261-6127.
Country Western performance: Parents Without Partners welcome Scooter Lee, the honky tonk twister, 10 p.m. March 21, Pecos River Cafe. Dance exhibition by the Aloha Country Dancers. Cost: $12, includes two drinks and pupus. Autograph session available. Scooter Lee also performing 7 p.m. March 23, Pearl Harbor Palms Ballroom. Dance exhibition by the Country Dancers of Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. Cost: $15, includes pupus. Autograph session available. Call 262-7441.
Ho'o Lokahi Kakou: The first multi-cultural music and dance conference sponsored by the coalition of the Maui Dance Council with the Big Island Ethnic Project, March 21 to 30. Featuring guests from around the world teaching various classes including drumming and dancing from Guinea and Senegal. There also will be items available for purchase. Fee. Register at (808) 963-6605 (Big Island).
New England Style Contra dancing: 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 12, Kapiolani Community College chapel, 4303 Diamond Head Road. Live Celtic music by "Beyond the Pale." No costumes or partners needed. Beginner's session, 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Call 988-5477 or visit website: http://www.lll.hawaii.edu/contra.
Country-western dancing: With Stan Aveiro of the Circle A Dance Company, 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays in March, Fleet Reserve Association Center. Admission $5. Call 261-6872.
Country line dancing: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Waikiki Community Center. Cost: $3. Call 923-1802.
Family lessons 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday through April in the multipurpose room next to the Waimanalo Gym. Call 235-7747.
Beginner and intermediate line dancing: Six-week ongoing class Wednesdays beginning April 16, Ala Wai Elementary Cafetorium. Small fee. Call Salome at 732-6256.
Windward line dancing: 7 p.m. Fridays through March at Waimanalo District Park. Call 262-7441.
Basic dance moves 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays, Maunawili Elementary School, 1465 Ulupii St. Cost: $3. Call 262-0869.
Family lessons 7 p.m. Thursdays through April at Windward Mall center stage. Call 235-7747.
Free lessons 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 26, and April 9, 16, 23 and 30, Benjamin Parker Elementary School cafeteria, 45-259 Waikalua Road. Call 235-7747.
Also, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday through April at Kailua Elementary School cafeteria. Call 235-7747.
Country-western partner dancing: Partner dance lessons, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Maunawili Elementary School, 1465 Ulupii St., Kailua. Costs $30 per couple per month. Line dance lessons 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the school; donation $3. Call 262-0869.
Okinawan dance: Class for seniors with Mitsuko Toguchi, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Kalihi Valley District Park. Call 521-6905.
Kodak Hula Show: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Free. Call 627-3300.
Tap for Health: Classes for seniors with Jack Cione, 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ala Wai Clubhouse, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon Thursdays at the Waikiki Community Center and 7 p.m. Thursdays at Makiki Park. Costs $1. Call 922-8401.
Scandinavian dancing: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse. Free. Call 922-0793 or 955-2577.
Scottish country dancing: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Moiliili Community Center. Call 737-1897.
Tahitian dance: Classes for adult women with Roiti Sylva, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Palama Settlement, Room 205. Costs $10 each month. Call 521-6905.
Hula dancing: Classes with Iwilani Ohelo, Saturdays, Kauluwela Playground. Costs $10 each month. Call 521-6905.
Israeli dancing: With lessons for beginners in the first hour, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, except March 23, Ala Wai Clubhouse. Costs $3. Call 373-2561 to check days.
International folk dancing: Includes Bulgarian, Greek, Rumanian and Israeli dances, 7 to 9:15 p.m. Sundays, Makiki District Park. Donation $3. Call 239-7078.
Square dance: With the Square Wheeler Club, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Lessons 7 p.m. Donation $4. Call Mel at 946-6320.
With the Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kapiolani Park Bandstand and 4 to 6 p.m. Saturdays at Ala Wai Community Park. Call Norman at 689-6752 or 456-1215.
With the Pali Twirlers, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Yacht Club Terrace. Call 254-2333.
American Needlepoint Guild: 7 p.m., March 24, Academy Art Center. The Aloha Chapter meets the fourth Monday of every month. Call 623-1433.
Speaker Showcase: Nine speakers will give seven-minute presentations to show their talent, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 25, Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai. Sponsored by the National Speakers Association-Hawaii. Cost: $20 for the association's members if paying before March 20 and $25 after March 20; and nonmembers pay $25 if paying before March 20 and $30 after March 20. Call 739-9494. Call 739-9494.
"Planning for Incapacity": Make a living will and durable power of attorney for health care, 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 27, University of Hawaii Elder Law Program, 2515 Dole St. An attorney, notary and witnesses will be available. Reserve at 956-6544.
Hawaii Songwriters Association: Songwriters, singers, musicians and music buffs welcomed, 11:30 a.m. every second Thursday of the month, Flamingo Chuckwagon Restaurant, Fiesta Room. Membership: $24 per year. Call 923-1644 or write to P.O. Box 88129, Honolulu, Hawaii 96830.
Yakudoshi workshop: Learn how to prepare for a yakudoshi celebration, 7 p.m. April 9, Japanese Cultural Center, Weinberg Building, Room 102. Cost: $5 cultural center members; $7 nonmembers. Registration at 945-7633 by April 2.
Kajukenbo: self-defense class, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Hawaii Gymnastic Academy, 602 Sumner St. Call 537-5481.
Seminar: "How to Prepare For a Career Change," 7:30 p.m. March 27, Barnes & Noble. Stacy Hasegawa from Altres/The Future Workforce will speak. Call 737-3323.
Hawaiian lei-making: 9 a.m. to noon April 17, Waimanalo District Park, 41-415 Hihimanu St. Hili, haku, wili, humupapa, kui and kipu'u techniques will be demonstrated. Participants must bring greens, flowers, raffia and clippers. Door prizes. Sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Call 259-8926.
Hawaiian quilting class: With Poakalani Serrao, 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays, Queen Emma Summer Palace. Charge. Call 524-0394.
Chess clubs: Chess Fans, 3 p.m. Saturdays, Harbor Center, Aiea; call Richard at 488-1221 or 456-0895. Moiliili club meets 2:30 p.m. Sundays at the Moiliili Community Center; call Jeffrey at 956-4678. Mililani club meets 6 p.m. Mondays; call Guy at 625-2769.
Cribbage players: Join the North Shore Peggers, 6:30 p.m. March 21. Call 531-4611 ext. 350.
Gaming Guild: Fantasy role-playing games club, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Pogo Stick, 328 Uluniu St., Suite 102, Kailua. Call 261-4760.
Scrabble club: 9:15 a.m. Mondays, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Call 923-9060. Also 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Barnes & Noble, Kahala. Call 377-0893.
Toastmasters: Practice speaking skills, 7 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Priory. Call Hillary at 524-2388. Also noon Tuesdays at the Net Cafe, Puck's Alley. Call Maggie at 941-9929.
Vegetarian society: 7 p.m. March 24, Ala Wai Golf Course Multi-Purpose Recreation Facility, second floor. Featured is Dr. Terry Shintani, nationally acclaimed author and radio talk show host. He will speak on the "Waianae Diet." The society will also honor Governor Cayetano for his success on the vegetarian diet. Call 944-8345.
Bach's Lunch: Free organ concert, noon Fridays, St. Andrew's Cathedral. Call 524-2822.
Royal Hawaiian Band: 12:15 p.m. Fridays, Iolani Palace. Also 2 p.m. Sundays at Kapiolani Bandstand.
Paul Bragg exercise: 9 a.m. Mondays to Saturdays, Fort DeRussy lawn. Free. Call 941-2048.
Aerobic workout: 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kuhio School cafeteria. Costs $1. Call 735-5755 or 732-5118.
Ursula Hare exercise: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Honolulu Zoo front lawn. Free. Bring beach towel or mat. Call 373-2015.
Free help with tax returns: The American Association of Retired Persons provides confidential help with volunteers trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service. Bring copies of last year's federal and state returns and current income tax information. Call 523-4545 or ASK-2000 for the site nearest you.
International vegetarian food festival: Featuring Chefs Drew Breen and John Akana, owners of "Good to Go Hawaii" in Kailua, 2 p.m. March 23, Castle Medical Center auditorium. Preregistration required. Limited seating. Cost: $10 (includes recipes and samples). Register at 235-8737.
St. Patrick School celebration: Meet former classmates and friends April 20. There will be a luau lunch and entertainment. Cost: $19.50 adults, and $9.50 children second grade and younger. Call 734-8979 by March 31 for reservations.