Parents Without Partners Dance: 7 p.m.-Midnight Aug. 30, Skyview Terrace, Fort Shafter NCO Club. Cost: $10 Non-Members; $7 Members. Includes pupus, door prizes, DJ Music, no host bar. Call 262-6442.
Mayor's Cup Celebrity Box Car challenge: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 30, Tripler Army Medical Center's front parking lot. Schedule is as follows: 10:30 a.m. sportscasters challenge race; 11 a.m. Mayor's cup race; 12 p.m. winners of both events challenge Mayor Harris; 1 p.m. ABCRI members race; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $1 rides for kids. Information, 947-3393.
Hawaii Nature Center: Norman Ching shows how to make palm frond ornaments, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 30. Cost: $7. Reservations required. Call 955-0100.
Lyon Arboretum: Make a wall basket with nancy Fujioka, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 30, downstairs classroom. Cost: $17.50 plus $10 supply fee. Limited enrollment. Reserve at 988-7378.
Intermediate upper arboretum hike with Ray Baker, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 30. Meet in the parking lot. Cost: $9. Limited enrollment. Reserve at 988-7378.
Na Ka Mahina Malamalama festival: Third annual festival featuring the Makaha Sons, Robi Kahakalau, Fiji and Cyril Pahinui, Aug. 30, Polynesian Cultural Center. Activities include: Moanikeala Keiki 'Auana Hula Competition, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Pacific Pavilion; island activities, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Hawaiian Village; Hawaiian Civic Club Song festival, 5-6:30 p.m., Aloha Theater; and Ali'i Luau concert, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Ali'i Luau Restaurant. Cost: $27. Kamaaina rates: $7-$13 (includes access to the villages and canoe pageant. Ali'i Luau Concert costs an additional $10 and "Horizons" night show costs an additional $8.95. Reservations, 293-3333.
Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club: Half-mile, novice hike at Waiahole, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. Cost: $2 per day. Bring lunch and water. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing. Reservations with Carole Moon, 732-8935, and Charlotte Yamane, 235-1748.
Five-mile intermediate hike, Kuolani-Waianu, 8 a.m. Aug. 31. Cost: $2. Bring lunch and water. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing. Reservations with Jay Feldman, 259-5443, or Will Kawano, 539-9734.
"Busy as Bees": John-Guenter Pescht explores the "world of the busy bees," 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Hawaii Nature Center. Cost: $7. Reservations required. Call 955-0100.
"Animals At Work": Learn what animals have to do to survive, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Hawaii Nature Center. Cost: $7. Reservations required. Call 955-0100.
Tai Chi Chuan: Chinese art reducing anger and stress, and increasing softness and flexibility, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in Kekela Gym, Queen's Medical Center. Cost: $35. Register at 547-4780. For other classes, visit the center's Web site at http://www.queens.org.
Honolulu Marathon Clinic: Weekly jogging program with Dr. Jack Scaff Jr., 7:30 a.m. Sundays, Kapiolani Park Bandstand. James Honke leads a 6:30 a.m. program Sundays, Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Taiko classes: The Taiko Center of the Pacific offers classes through Kapiolani Community College. Call 737-7236.
Hawaii In-Line Skating Association: Workouts 5:30 p.m. weekdays at Kakaako Park. Call 988-5299.
Free hike to Diamond Head: Meet the Clean Air Team at the Honolulu Zoo entrance, 9 a.m. Saturdays. Three miles to the top. Call 948-3299.
Honolulu Community Drum Circle: Drummers, percussionists and dancers gather, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, Keehi Lagoon Park. Potluck. Call 377-DRUM (377-3786) to confirm location each week.
Hash House Harriers: Social runs with Aloha group 3 p.m. Saturdays; call 948-AHHH (948-2444). Or Honolulu group 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays; call 948-HASH (948-4274).
Honolulu Marathon Clinic: Free training runs with Jack Scaff and staff, 7:30 a.m. Sundays, Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Call Norm at 247-4957. No meetings on three-day weekends.
Sports Acrobatics Hawaii: Hawaii Highflyers Trampoline Club for adults and kids, 4 and 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, McCully Recreation Center. Call Karl Vorwerk at 949-3747.
Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe meets 4 p.m. Sundays at the beach across Kapiolani Park Bandstand; free workout at UH Studio Four 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Don Heafner at 536-7205.
Ikebana classes: Lillian Koide teaches flower arrangement 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Japanese Cultural Center. Tuition $30 per month plus supplies. Call 537-5765, evenings.
Honolulu Zoo: Zoo opens at 8 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. General admission $6; $2 with Yum Yum Tree senior card. First Wednesdays feature a botanical tour at 8:45 a.m. for $2 more. Third Wednesdays, tai chi practice begins 8 a.m. Call 971-7174.
Nature Conservancy hikes: Two guided hikes a month to Honouliuli Preserve, home to more than 45 rare native plants and animals. Donation. Call 537-4508.