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POSTED: Tuesday, July 07, 2009

THIS WEEK

Dr. Suess' 106th birthday celebration: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Children's Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kaka'ako. “;Cat in the Hat”; crafts; a scavenger hunt through galleries; counting games with “;Red Fish Blue Fish”;; obstacle course; and sweet-treat decorating. Cost: $10 for general admission, $8 for kama'aina and military, free for ages 12 months and under. Call 524-KIDS (5437) or visit http://www.discoverycenterhawaii.org.

”;Keiko and Louie: Best Best Friends (Mostly)”; performances: Interactive 30-minute play for keiki ages 3 and older at the following public libraries:

» 2 p.m. today at Ewa Beach, 91-950 North Road; call 689-1204.

» 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kailua, 239 Kuulei Road; call 266-9911. Repeats 2:30 p.m. at McCully-Moiliili, 2211 South King St.; call 973-1099.

AARP Chapter 60 Waikiki luncheon meeting: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom, 2055 Kalia Road. Meeting follows at 12:30 p.m. with guest speaker Rod Shapiro of the Honolulu Fire Department, whose topic is “;Help, Our House is On Fire!”; Public may attend without purchasing lunch reservations. Call 734-1350 or 593-1026.

Royal Hawaiian Band performances:

» 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Royal Hawaiian Center at Royal Grove; noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Iolani Palace and Saturday at Mililani Town Center; and 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Kapiolani Park Bandstand.

”;On the Spot: The Musical”; improv musical: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at TAG-The Actors' Group, 1116 Smith St. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 at the door. For advanced tickets, call 722-6941.

Comedian Michael Loftus: 8 p.m. tomorrow at Pipeline Cafe. Doors open 7 p.m. For all ages. Tickets: $20 general admission, $40 for VIP seating. Call (877) 71.GROOVE or visit the Pipeline Cafe box office, Hawaii's Natural High or http://www.Groovetickets.com.

Society of Seven Las Vegas and Andy Bumatai shows: 8:30 p.m. tomorrow through Saturday at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, Main Showroom. Kama'aina rate is $29.50. Dinner package also available at Hula Grill with 6 p.m. seating. Call 923-SHOW. Free four-hour validated parking at OHANA East Hotel.

'Ukulele demonstration and lesson: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Aloha Tower Marketplace Atrium. Taught by virtuoso Gordon Mark. Loaners available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free.

Hokulani Elementary School's “;Spring Fling”;: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 2940 Kamakini St. at the base of Saint Louis Heights. The fun includes bouncers, ponies, games and food. Additional parking at University of Hawaii's Hawaiian Studies Center.

”;Friday Night Comedy in Aiea”;: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rosalie Woodson Dance Academy, 99-153 Moanalua Road, Room D. Doors open 7 p.m. Comedy show with Jose Ver and James Mane, with improv by On the Spot and Sucker Punch. All ages welcome. Cost: $5.

”;Ko'olau: A True Story of Kaua'i”; multi-media puppet performance: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Windward Community College, Paliku Theatre. Based on the true story of the native Hawaiian paniolo Kaluaiko'olau, who achieved legendary status by resisting forced exile to Kalaupapa in the 1890s. Tickets: $20 to $28 at the door; $15 to $23 in advance. Call 944-2697 or visit UH ticket outlets or http://www.etickethawaii.com.

Hawaiian Kennel Club dog show: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Judging begins 9:30 a.m. (group judging at 2:15 p.m.) Saturday and 8:30 a.m. (group judging at 1:45 p.m.) Sunday. Only registered show pets allowed. Admission: $5 for adults, free for children ages 12 and under. Call 262-5236.

”;Partners In Time”; Balkan ethnic and jazz fusion performance: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaii Public Radio, Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St. Featuring special guest Souren Baronian. Tickets: $25 for general admission, $20 for HPR members and $15 for students. Call 955-8821.

World War II tunnel tours and Hawaii Animal Sanctuary fundraiser: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the tunnels near Aikahi Shopping Center (above Aikahi Fire Station), 221 Iliaina St., Kailua. Tours begin on the hour for a nominal donation. Fundraiser for Hawaii Animal Sanctuary, which helps Hawaii's abandoned and abused animals. Call 395-0023 or visit http://www.hotsaucehawaii.com/category/hashomepage.

Sacred Hearts Academy Science Symposium for Girls: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 3253 Waialae Ave. Girls (in grades 5 to 8) are invited to learn about exciting careers available to women in the fields of math, science, engineering and technology through various hands-on workshops. Girls choose to participate in two (of 19) programs led by local professionals. Keynote speaker is James Kerr, founder of SuperGeeks. A parents' workshop features an Internet safety panel with experts from the Department of the Attorney General Hawaii Internet and Technology Crimes Unit and the Missing Child Center-Hawaii. Free. Call 734-5058, ext. 262; e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or visit http://www.sacredhearts.org.

”;Recreational Thrill Craft Operators Safety Educational Course”;: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115. Sam Pae Jr. teaches local ocean safety principles; historical, cultural and customary practices; and rules regarding protected species and craft operation in Hawaii. Effective January 2005, all personal watercraft operators must complete this certification class. Fee: $109. Call 235-7433.

”;Internet Safety and Security for Boomers, Seniors and Parents”; class: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 114. Chris Duque leads a “;hands-on”; workshop and discusses how to reduce the risk of being victimized online; how to record and save “;evidence”; for prosecution purposes; financial transactions; and social networking sites, chat rooms, gaming sites, cyberbullying and online sexual predators. No children allowed. Free. Call 235-7433.

”;An Altered Art Adventure: Escape for a Day!”;: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Rubber Stamp Plantation, 746 Ilaniwai St., Kaka'ako. Debbie West and Pam Yee lead four projects (an altered mini board book, “;Art Treasure Passport,”; folded origami book with Stonehenge signatures and a collaboratively created meandering book). For details and list of materials to bring, Call 218-8778; or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Aloha City Activities Program: Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters Tour: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in downtown Kakaako. The goal of the program is to give ESL, ICE and HELA students opportunities to socialize, volunteer and explore together and help them develop fluency in the English language. Must speak only in English. Visit http://www.honolulu.gov/HFD/. Call (515) 988-3317 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Global Dance Cafe 5: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Oceans 808, Restaurant Row. For all ages. Fundraiser to help defray costs for the PUJA Dance Concert and Festival. Cost: $10 Call 292-0820 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

”;Partners In Time”; Balkan ethnic and jazz fusion performance: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaii Public Radio, Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St. Featuring special guest Souren Baronian. Tickets: $25 for general admission, $20 for HPR members and $15 for students. Call 955-8821.

AURA-J performance: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday at UH-Manoa, Orvis Auditorium; and 4 p.m. March 7 at East-West Center, Imin Center-Jefferson Hall. Features the Tokyo-based ensemble of Japanese instruments in concerts, lectures and demonstrations. Tickets: $12 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors. Call 956-7756 or visit http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/events/2010-02.htm.

4th Annual Taiko and Karaoke Festival: “;The Wisdom of the Dragon”;: 2 p.m. Sunday at Pearl City Cultural Center, 2100 Hookiekie St. (above Pearl City High School). Presented by Pacific Buddhist Academy. Tickets: $12. Call 532-2649 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

'Iolani School Stage Band concert: 4 p.m. Sunday in the school's Seto Hall. Also includes performances by 'Iolani Tam & Young Jazz Combo and The Ornery Horns. Tickets: $15 (includes food by Sam Choy's Restaurant). Proceeds will benefit the band's Japan tour this spring. Call 943-2391.

”;Aloha Shorts”; live taping: 6:45 p.m. Sunday at Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St. Features Bamboo Press stories and poems about families and relationships. Free. Call 955-8821 for reservations.

Saint Louis Heights Community Association meeting: 7 p.m. Monday at Hokulani Elementary School, 2940 Kamakini St.

Spring Wind Quintet performance: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Windward Community College, Paliku Theatre. Tickets: $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and military, free for students. Call 489-5038.

 

ONGOING

5th Annual Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii “;Honu Race”;: Tickets on sale through March 19 for event on March 20 at Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii water park. Tickets: $23, includes one “;adopted”; honu to race for prizes (add $5 for each additional honu), a mini concert by 'Ike Pono, family games, contests and an all-day admission pass to the waterpark. Proceeds benefit the Leeward Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. Purchase tickets online at http://www.bgch.com by March 17; or at the Leeward clubhouses by March 19; call 689-4182, 668-9399 or 696-2754.

”;Celebrate Spring”; craft fair: Application deadline is March 19. Seeking vendors for event on April 17 at Manana Elementary School in Pearl City. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Booths will be in the cafeteria and around campus. Fees range from $50 to $80, depending on size, location and electrical needs. Call 453-6430, ext. 261, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Indoor snuba (snorkeling and scuba diving) at the Oceanarium: Ends March 31. Swim with over 450 fish and rays, and 72 different species in the three-story 280,000-gallon aquarium of Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki. Dives take place every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Only two guests at one time is allowed during an accompanied 20-minute dive. No certification is necessary. Cost: $60 for the public, $45 for hotel guests. Call 921-6190.

U.S. Army MWR 2010 Domino Tournament: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through April 20 at Schofield Barracks, Nehelani Club. Open to all active or retired military and dependents ages 18 and older with military ID. Weekly prizes for local winners. Free. Only one winner from the 30 participating bases will be selected to represent U.S. in the televised world tourney May 26-29 in Las Vegas. Sponsored by ESPN. Call Eddie Garcia at 224-4129 or visit http://www.mwrpromotions.com or http://www.dominoesstars.com.

”;Circus! Science Under the Big Top”; exhibit: Through May 2 at Bishop Museum's Castle Memorial Building. Interactive and educational activities explores the science behind circuses. In addition on opening day, the 10th Annual Mary Kawena Pukui Performing Arts Festival, which features storytelling, songs, dance and cultural activities, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers a special admission rate of $5 for kama'aina and military (free for keiki ages 3 and under) on that day only. Call 847-3511 or visit http://www.bishopmuseum.org.

Families For R.E.A.L. classes: Ongoing registration for sessions in March, April and May at Benjamin Parker Elementary School. Age-specific classes for parents and children meet weekly for 90 minutes; learn about parent support and education, parent-child activities and early childhood learning environment. Free. Call 235-9189.

Hawaii Music Institute classes: Ongoing registration for courses at Windward Community College, 45-720 Kea'ahala Road. Call 235-7433 or visit http://www.ocet.wcc.hawaii.edu.

» “;Guitar Hawaiian Style,”; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from March 9 through April 13 (except March 23) in Hale Palanakila 104. Ronald Loo teaches accompaniment techniques, chord progressions and the historical and linguistic insights for Hawaiian lyrics. Cost: $60, plus $6 lab fee.

» “;Gymnastics for Adults,”; 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Fridays March 12 through April 23 (except March 26 and April 2) in Hale Palanakila 224. Tumbling for all ability levels. Cost: $45.

» “;Jewelry Making,”; 8 to 10 a.m. March 13 in Hale Kuhina 115. Cost: $5 plus kit fee. Visit http://ocet.wcc.hawaii.edu to view a picture of the jewelry piece.

» “;How to Apply for Retirement Online,”; 9 to 11 a.m. March 13 in Hale Kuhina 114. Social Security employees will be present to file benefits for those who are within three months from age 62 or older; bring estimate statement. Free.

» “;Get Started on Garage Band,”; 10 a.m. to noon March 13 in Hale Palanakila 124. Renee Arakaki explains working with loops, automated mixing and exporting files to other iLife applications or CD. No musical background required; bring headphones (1/8-inch stereo miniplug). Cost: $35.

Waikiki Aquarium Winter Education Programs: Ongoing registration for classes and events. Call 440-9011 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

» “;Afterschool at the Aquarium”;: 3 p.m. Wednesdays through March. Keiki of all ages will enjoy stories, critter encounters, creative movement sessions and activities (designed for keiki ages 4 to 8). Free with admission. Call 440-9011 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

» “;Small Fry”;: Five weekly sessions for keiki ages 1 to 3 will be held Wednesdays through March 10 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (Session A) or 10:30 a.m. to noon (Session B). Discover the underwater world through crafts, songs, play and exhibits. Cost: $90 for adult/child team ($65 for Friends of Waikiki members).

» “;Aquarium After Dark”;: 7 to 9 p.m. March 12. Flashlight tour of aquarium exhibits for keiki ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. Cost: $14 for adults and $10 for keiki ($10/$7 for Friends of Waikiki Aquarium members).

» “;Oceans Alive!”; 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 16 (”;Protection: Spines, Teeth, Venom and Scales); and March 17 (”;Animal Homes: Sand, Seaweed, Coral and Water). “;Sing, dance, move and groove; draw, color, create and play; observe, watch, look and touch.”; For keiki ages 2 to 5. Cost: $7 ($5 for Friends of Waikiki Aquarium members).

» “;Overnight With the Fishes”;: Begins 7 p.m. March 25 and ends 8 a.m. March 26 (Prince Kuhio Day). Overnight adventure with marine “;residents”; features fish games and a scavenger hunt. Evening refreshments and breakfast included. Cost: $35 for adults and $30 for children ($30/$25 for Friends of Waikiki Aquarium members).

» “;Small Fry”;: Five weekly sessions for keiki ages 1 to 3 will be held Wednesdays April 7 to May 5 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (Session A) or 10:30 a.m. to noon (Session B). Discover the underwater world through crafts, songs, play and exhibits. Cost: $90 for adult/child team ($65 for Friends of Waikiki members).

» “;Earth Day: Mauka to Makai”;: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10. Lots of activities in celebration of the Earth and preservation of land and sea by the state Department of Health, city Department of Environmental Services, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and other nonprofit environmental organizations. Free.

Wedding Cafe bridal workshops: Ongoing registration for 6:30 p.m. workshops at Ward Warehouse (free, unless otherwise noted). To register, call 591-1005 or visit http://theweddingcafe.net.

» Tomorrow, “;Picture Perfect Photography Showcase”;

» March 10, “;Invitations, Favors and Special Touches”;

» March 17, “;Videography Showcase”;

» March 24, “;Wedding Music and Entertainment”;

» March 31, “;DIY: Do It Yourself Workshop,”; $10 per person

» April 14, “;Grooms Workshop”; (no brides allowed)

» April 21, “;Reception Timeline Workshop,”; $25 per couple or $15 per person

Whale watch cruises:

» Atlantis Submarines: Noon to 2:30 p.m. aboard the Navatek through April 11. Departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Lunch buffet and cruise past Diamond Head towards East Oahu in search of humpback whales. Cost: $69 adults, $35 for children ages 2 to 12. “;See a whale or sail again for free”; guarantee. Call 973-1311.

» Star of Honolulu: Noon to 2:30 p.m. daily through May 15. Departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. For every adult ticket purchase, one child (age 3 to 11) is allowed free. Sightings are guaranteed or receive a free return cruise ticket. Cost: $40 for adults, $24 for children (ages 3 to 11); or $32.40/$19.44 for kama'aina or military. Call 983-STAR (7827) or visit http://www.starofhonolulu.com.

Windward Community College community classes: Ongoing registration. Call 235-7433.

» “;Sumi-e for Beginners,”; 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays April 1-22 in Hale Kuhina 115. Learn techniques and concepts of the Oriental art of ink painting. Cost: $75, plus $7 lab fee.

» Hula, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from April 1-29 in Hale Kuhina 115. For beginners and experienced dancers. Cost: $15.

» “;Mizuhiki Party Favor Basket-Ornament,”; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 in Hale Kuhina 106. Use colorful Mizuhiki cords to help create unique party favors. Cost: $40, plus $10 lab fee. Visit http://sites.google.com/site/mingeifolkartsbynancy.

 

COMING UP

Royal Hawaiian Band performances: 2 to 2:45 p.m. March 10 at Ala Moana Centerstage; noon to 1 p.m. March 12 at Iolani Palace; and March 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Kapiolani Park Bandstand, and at 4:30 p.m. in the Honolulu Festival Parade from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park.

Keolu Elementary School's Curriculum Fair: 5 to 7 p.m. March 10, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at 1416 Keolu Drive, Kailua. View a display of various sample curriculum completed by students in each grade level. Free. Call 266-7818.

Hokulani Imaginarium show: “;Stargazing,”; 7 p.m. March 10 at Windward Community College. Tickets: $3. Call 235-7433 or visit http://aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.

Kailua High School dinner and auction fundraiser: 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 12 at Luana Hills Country Club. Dinner menu is developed by Chef Jay Matsukawa ('94). Emcee is Island Radio 98.5's Crystal Akana with entertainment by Kumu Hauoli Akaka and Kumu Kukahoomalu Souza, all 2001 graduates. Proceeds benefit the “;Principal's Discretionary Fund.”; Tickets: $45. Call 952-6990 or visit http://www.luanahillshawaii.com.

Hokulani Imaginarium show: “;Far Out Space Places,”; 7 p.m. March 12 at Windward Community College. Tickets: $5 for adults, $4 for UH, military or seniors (ages 65 and older), $3 for children (ages 12 and under). Call 235-7433 or visit http://aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.

”;Friday Night Comedy in Aiea”;: 7:30 p.m. March 12 at Rosalie Woodson Dance Academy, 99-153 Moanalua Road, Room D. Doors open 7 p.m. Comedy show with Jose Ver and James Mane, with improv by On the Spot and Sucker Punch. All ages welcome. Cost: $5.

Crafter's Clearance & Garage Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 in the Castle High School cafeteria. The annual “;Tropical Delights”; cookbook will be available for $12. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. Donations welcome from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 12 and from 6 to 7:30 a.m. on event day. Sellers may reserve a table space for $20 on a first-come, first-served basis; doors open at 6 a.m. for setup; call 235-1791 after 6 p.m. for details.

Honolulu County Genealogy Society meeting: 9 a.m. March 13 at Manoa Gardens Elderly Housing Complex Community Center, 2790-9 Kahaloa Drive, Manoa. Author and researcher Ellie Nordyke talks about her self-produced DVD and recent book about Captain Cook and his voyages to Hawaii. Call 675-8187.

Hamajang concert: 7:30 p.m. March 13 at Hawaii Public Radio, Atherton Theater. Features an “;idiosyncratic collection of acoustic instruments”; such as a washtub bass, accordion, spoons and kazoo. Tickets: $25 for general admission, $20 for HPR members, $15 for students. Call 955-8821.

Ka Hale I O' Kahala hula performance: Noon to 1 p.m. March 14 at Kahala Mall in celebration of “;Ali'i Sunday.”;

”;Keiko and Louie: Best Best Friends (Mostly)”; performances: March 15. Interactive 30-minute play for keiki ages 3 and older.

» 10:30 a.m. at Kapolei, 1020 Manawai St. Call 693-7050.

» 3 p.m. at Kaimuki, 1041 Koko Head Ave. Call 733-8422.

Assistive technologies for dyslexics: 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 16 at Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, 1259 A'ala St. Hawaii International Dyslexia Association presents this workshop featuring hands-on opportunities with high- and low-tech assistive technologies that help with reading and writing. Call 538-7007 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Royal Hawaiian Band performances: Noon March 17 in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park; March 20 from 7:15 to 9 a.m. (concert band) and 9 to 10 a.m. (glee club) for the Walk for Diabetes, and also from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Kahala Mall.

St. Patrick's Day at Aloha Tower Marketplace: 5 p.m. March 17 in the Center Atrium. Enjoy Irish music with Lisa Gomes and Kilin Reese Duo, with dance performances by Dancers Unlimited. Free beads while supplies last. Free admission.

Comedy show with Tig Notaro: 8 p.m. March 17 at Pipeline Cafe. Doors open 7 p.m. For all ages. Tickets: $20 general admission, $40 for VIP seating. Call (877) 71.GROOVE or visit the Pipeline Cafe Box Office, Hawaii's Natural High or http://www.Groovetickets.com.

'Ukulele demonstration and lesson: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 18 at Aloha Tower Marketplace Atrium. Taught by virtuoso Gordon Mark. Loaners available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free.

”;Friday Night Comedy in Aiea”;: 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Rosalie Woodson Dance Academy, 99-153 Moanalua Road, Room D. Doors open 7 p.m. Comedy show with Jose Ver and James Mane, with improv by On the Spot and Sucker Punch. All ages welcome. Cost: $5.

Gun show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21 at Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Admission: $6 for adults, free for ages 11 and under.

Kaimuki High School Foundation dinner and fundraiser: 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 20 at Kaimuki High School. Entertainment by Legacy and Na Hoku Hanohano nominee 'Ike Pono begins 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Also features a silent auction and door prizes. Proceeds will be used for technology, equipment, training and support for academic and extracurricular activities. Suggested donation: $25. Make checks payable to KHS Foundation and mail to Kaimuki High School Foundation, 2705 Kaimuki Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Call 255-2653 or visit http://www.kaimukihsfoundation.org.

30th Annual Holomua Ka No'eau Concert: “;Wahine Au I Ke Kai”;: 6 p.m. March 20 at Hawaii Theatre. Call 528-0506 for ticket information.

”;Whispering Walls of Waimea”; walking tour: 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Waimea Valley. Led by Lopaka Kapanui, Hawaii historian and master storyteller of Hawaiian folklore and legends. Tours last for about two hours and are limited to 50 participants. Children must be 12 years or older. Reservations required with payment due 48 hours in advance. Cost: $50 for adults, $35 for children ages 12 to 16 years; kama'aina and military rates available. Call 638-7766 or visit http://www.waimeavalley.net.

Spring Cleaning recycling event: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at Kokua Market parking lot, 2643 South King St. Recycle your glossy magazines, catalogs, flyers, junk mail and phone books (no cardboard, paperboard or newspaper) at this event and receive a coupon for a free outcake and coffee and enjoy a 10-percent discount on purchases. Call 941-1922 or visit http://www.kokua.coop and click on “;Events.”;

Tea dance: 2 to 5 p.m. March 21 at He'eia State Park in Kaneohe, Visitor's Center Hall. Ballroom dancing for all ages led by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Also features a raffle and silent auction. Admission is $5, includes tea and sandwich. Call 247-3156.

”;Keiko and Louie: Best Best Friends (Mostly)”; performances: Interactive 30-minute play for keiki ages 3 and older at the following public libraries:

» 10:30 a.m. March 23 at Kalihi-Palama, 1325 Kalihi St.; call 832-3466. Repeats at 5:30 p.m. at Salt Lake-Moanalua, 3225 Salt Lake Blvd.; call 831-6831.

» 10:30 a.m. March 25 at Hawaii Kai, 249 Lunalilo Home Road. Call 397-5833.

Royal Hawaiian Band performances: 2 to 2:45 p.m. March 24 at Ala Moana Centerstage; and 5:45 to 7 p.m. March 25, 6 to 7 p.m. March 26, 1 to 2 p.m. March 27 and 6 to 7 p.m. March 28 at Ala Moana Beach Park for the Honolulu Family Festival at Magic Island. Also, 4 p.m. March 27 in the Prince Kuhio Parade from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park; and 2 to 3 p.m. March 28 at Kapiolani Park Bandstand.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. March 25 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.

Honolulu Family Festival at Magic Island: 5 to 10 p.m. March 25; 5 p.m. to midnight March 26; 10 a.m. to midnight March 27; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 28. Live entertainment, E.K. Fernandez rides, games, food and more. Shuttle service available at the Alapai Street Bus Station from 3 to 11 p.m. on March 27, and from 3 to 10 p.m. on March 28. Call 924-1907 or visit http://www.HonoluluFamilyFestival.com.

”;Friday Night Comedy in Aiea”;: 7:30 p.m. March 26 at Rosalie Woodson Dance Academy, 99-153 Moanalua Road, Room D. Doors open 7 p.m. Comedy show with Jose Ver and James Mane, with improv by On the Spot and Sucker Punch. All ages welcome. Cost: $5.

Comedian Anjelah Johnson: 8 p.m. March 26-27 at Pipeline Cafe. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 for general admission, $45 for VIP seating. Call (877) 71.GROOVE or visit the Pipeline Cafe Box Office, Hawaii's Natural High or http://www.Groovetickets.com.

”;Wearable Art from Nature”;: 1 to 3 p.m. March 27 at Hawaii Nature Center. Create wearable art, such as a necklace, using items collected from nature. Bring a white T-shirt for leaf printing. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $20 per non-member parent/child team. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 18.

Benefit concert for Laua'e Beamer: 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 27 at Calvary by the Sea Church, 5339 Kalanianaole Highway. Fundraiser for the wife of Kamana Beamer (son of Kapono), a new mother who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Features performances by Keola and Kapono Beamer, Jon Osorio, Kamau, Waipuna and Kupaoa. Silent auction items include sails on the Hokulea; stand-up paddleboard; artwork by Solomon Enos and Peggy Chun; and items donated by singer Jack Johnson. To donate items, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Tickets range from $25 to $100. Call 596-8885; or visit Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii at Ward Warehouse or http://benefitforlauae.blogspot.com.

”;Girl Scout Junior Day: Energy=The Web of Life”;: 1 to 3 p.m. March 28 at Hawaii Nature Center. Junior Girl Scouts learn how everything in nature is connected through the flow of energy. Exploration of Makiki Valley's forest, meadow and stream illustrates how the plants, animals and humans fit into this web of life. This program will help scouts meet new Journey requirements. Cost: $10 per Junior Girl Scout. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 18.

Aloha City Activities Program: Music on the Lawn at the Hawaii State Art Museum: 6 to 9 p.m. April 2 (date may change). The goal of the program is to give ESL, ICE and HELA students opportunities to socialize, volunteer and explore together and help them develop fluency in the English language. Must speak only in English. Free. Visit http://www.state.hi.us/sfca/artmuseum. Call (515) 988-3317 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

”;How to Apply for Retirement Online”; class: 9 to 11 a.m. April 3 at Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 114. Social Security employees will assist those who are within three months from age 62 and plan on retiring. Bring your benefit estimate statement. Free. Call 235-7433.

”;Stream Sensations”;: 1 to 3 p.m. April 4 at Hawaii Nature Center. Discover the joys of a freshwater mountain stream and design a boat, feed a Tahitian prawn and dunk fishing nets into a miniature bubbling waterfall. For keiki ages 3 to 5 years old. Cost: $20 per non-member parent/child team. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 18.

Tea dance: 2 to 5 p.m. April 4 at He'eia State Park in Kaneohe, Visitor's Center Hall. Ballroom dancing for all ages led by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Also features a raffle and silent auction. Admission is $5, includes tea and sandwich. Call 247-3156.

Hokulani Imaginarium show: “;Stars of the Pharaohs,”; 7 p.m. April 9 at Windward Community College. Tickets: $5 for adults, $4 for UH, military or seniors (ages 65 and older), $3 for children (ages 12 and under). Call 235-7433 or visit http://aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.

Hokulani Imaginarium show: “;Stargazing,”; 7 p.m. April 14 at Windward Community College. Tickets: $3. Call 235-7433 or visit http://aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.

Aloha City Activities Program: 19th Annual Honolulu AIDS Walk in Kapiolani Park: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 18. The goal of the program is to give ESL, ICE and HELA students opportunities to socialize, volunteer and explore together and help them develop fluency in the English language. Must speak only in English. Donations from students not necessary. Visit http://www.honoluluaidswalk.kintera.org. Call (515) 988-3317. E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

”;Recycled Art”;: 1 to 3 p.m. April 18 at Hawaii Nature Center. Create unique gifts and household items using everyday recycled items. Bring a soup can, plastic soda bottle and old magazine. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $20 per non-member parent/child team. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 18.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. April 22 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.

Aloha City Activities Program: UH-Manoa campus tour: 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 23. The goal of the program is to give ESL, ICE and HELA students opportunities to socialize, volunteer and explore together and help them develop fluency in the English language. Must speak only in English. Visit http://www.uhm.hawaii.edu. Call (515) 988-3317 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Hokulani Imaginarium show: “;Larry Cat in Space,”; 7 p.m. April 23 at Windward Community College. Tickets: $5 for adults, $4 for UH, military or seniors (ages 65 and older), $3 for children (ages 12 and under). Call 235-7433 or visit http://aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.

Hospice Hawaii's “;Hot Pursuit”; fundraiser: Begins 9:45 a.m. April 24 at Ward Warehouse Amphitheater Stage. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. Participants walk one mile from Ward Warehouse down Ala Moana Boulevard and receive clues to mystery locations around Ward Centers in a race to cross the finish line. Prizes awarded to the top three individuals and teams, as well as the top fundraisers for each. Call 791-8011, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.hospicehawaii.org.

8th Annual Waikiki SPAM JAM: 4 to 10 p.m. April 24 along Kalakaua Avenue. This year's goal is to collect 10,000 cans of SPAM products for the Hawaii FoodBank. There will be two entertainment stages, Hawaiian arts and crafts booths, a dozen restaurants serving SPAM delicacies, and merchandise tents selling SPAM-themed T-shirts, shorts, balls and slippers.

Muscular Dystrophy Association's 11th Annual “;Spring Soiree”;: 6 to 10 p.m. April 24 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Ocean Lawn and Monarch Ballroom. Food and wine-tasting event includes flavors of Anheuser-Busch, Barefoot Wines, BluWater Grill, Honolulu Coffee Co., Marians IslandwdeCaerine, P.F. Chang's, Ryan's Grill, Shokudo and more. Also features a silent auction, jewelry raffle and more. Emcees are Dave Lancaster and Sistah Sherry of Krater 96.3. Semi-formal attire. Tickets: $100. Call 593-4454 for sponsorship information.

”;Girl Scout Cadette Day: The Wind in the Trees”;: 1 to 3 p.m. April 25 at Hawaii Nature Center. Cadette Girl Scouts hike through a forest to learn how winds affect our daily lives and create our environment. This program will help scouts meet new Journey requirements. Cost: $10 per Cadette Girl Scout. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 18.

Tea dance: 2 to 5 p.m. May 9 at He'eia State Park in Kaneohe, Visitor's Center Hall. Ballroom dancing for all ages led by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Also features a raffle and silent auction. Admission is $5, includes tea and sandwich. Call 247-3156.

Hokulani Imaginarium show: “;Stargazing,”; 7 p.m. May 12 at Windward Community College. Tickets: $3. Call 235-7433 or visit http://aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.

18th annual World Fireknife Championships: May 12-15 at Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, La'ie. The Samoan Cultural High School Arts Festival, which showcases the Samoan culture, will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15. For prices and information, call 293-3333 or 367-7060, or visit http://www.polynesia.com.

Hokulani Imaginarium show: “;Cowboy Astronomer,”; 7 p.m. May 14 at Windward Community College. Tickets: $5 for adults, $4 for UH, military or seniors (ages 65 and older), $3 for children (ages 12 and under). Call 235-7433 or visit http://aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.

”;Whispering Walls of Waimea”; walking tour: 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Waimea Valley. Led by Lopaka Kapanui, Hawaii historian and master storyteller of Hawaiian folklore and legends. Tours last for about two hours and are limited to 50 participants. Children must be 12 years or older. Reservations required with payment due 48 hours in advance. Cost: $50 for adults, $35 for children ages 12 to 16 years; kama'aina and military rates available. Call 638-7766 or visit http://www.waimeavalley.net.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. May 27 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.

Hokulani Imaginarium show: “;Sky Pirates,”; 7 p.m. May 28 at Windward Community College. Tickets: $5 for adults, $4 for UH, military or seniors (ages 65 and older), $3 for children (ages 12 and under). Call 235-7433 or visit http://aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.

Tea dance: 2 to 5 p.m. June 20 at He'eia State Park in Kaneohe, Visitor's Center Hall. Ballroom dancing for all ages led by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Also features a raffle and silent auction. Admission is $5, includes tea and sandwich. Call 247-3156.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. June 24 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.

Tea dance: 2 to 5 p.m. July 11 at He'eia State Park in Kaneohe, Visitor's Center Hall. Ballroom dancing for all ages led by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Also features a raffle and silent auction. Admission is $5, includes tea and sandwich. Call 247-3156.

40th Annual Ukulele Festival: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 18 at Kapiolani Park Bandstand, Waikiki. Performances, food booths, displays, giveaways and more. Presented by Ukulele Festival Hawaii. Free. Parking at and shuttle service from Kapiolani Community College.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. July 22 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.

”;Whispering Walls of Waimea”; walking tour: 6:30 p.m. July 24 at Waimea Valley. Led by Lopaka Kapanui, Hawaii historian and master storyteller of Hawaiian folklore and legends. Tours last for about two hours and are limited to 50 participants. Children must be 12 years or older. Reservations required with payment due 48 hours in advance. Cost: $50 for adults, $35 for children ages 12 to 16 years; kama'aina and military rates available. Call 638-7766 or visit http://www.waimeavalley.net.

Tea dance: 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at He'eia State Park in Kaneohe, Visitor's Center Hall. Formal ball with judges and a celebrity dance. Led by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Admission is $5, includes tea and sandwich. Call 247-3156.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 23 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.

”;Whispering Walls of Waimea”; walking tour: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Waimea Valley. Led by Lopaka Kapanui, Hawaii historian and master storyteller of Hawaiian folklore and legends. Tours last for about two hours and are limited to 50 participants. Children must be 12 years or older. Reservations required with payment due 48 hours in advance. Cost: $50 for adults, $35 for children ages 12 to 16 years; kama'aina and military rates available. Call 638-7766 or visit http://www.waimeavalley.net.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.

”;Whispering Walls of Waimea”; walking tour: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Waimea Valley. Led by Lopaka Kapanui, Hawaii historian and master storyteller of Hawaiian folklore and legends. Tours last for about two hours and are limited to 50 participants. Children must be 12 years or older. Reservations required with payment due 48 hours in advance. Cost: $50 for adults, $35 for children ages 12 to 16 years; kama'aina and military rates available. Call 638-7766 or visit http://www.waimeavalley.net.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.

Divorce law seminar: Noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at Supreme Court courtroom, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., second floor. Attorney William C. Darrah discusses custody and visitation, division of property and debt, child support, alimony, as well as the legal process and available resources. Free. Call 539-4448 or visit http://www.courts.state.hi.us.