Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry, sponsored by the 51st Cherry Blossom Festival Court and the Blood Bank of Hawai'i, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Windward Mall, second floor. 216-3385.
Personal Safety and Self-Defense, four-session class to increase safety and confidence, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, today through March 6, Art of Dance Studio at Manoa Marketplace; $40 for the series. 683-5979, 330-4885.
"The Greatest Diet on Earth," Dr. Joel Fuhrman presents information on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, 7 p.m. today, McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park; free. 944-8344.
Weight Loss Through Hypnosis, Bob Smith presents an overview of hypnotic suggestion and a personal interview, noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Honolulu Medical Group; $40. 537-2211, ext. 581.
Healthy Cooking Demonstration, Angela Kusatsu and Lindi Chun discuss the importance of adding fruits and vegetables to your diet, sponsored by Hawaii meals on Wheels, 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Church of the Crossroads; free. Registration required: 988-6747.
Preventing Heart Disease, a talk by Dr. Owen Nishikawa on cardiovascular disease and steps you can take to lower your risk, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Kuakini Family Practice Center, 2016 S. King St.; free. Register: 941-3636.
Yoga and Dance Exercises for Posture, practice of tai chi movements for flexibility in the upper back, shoulders and neck, and exercise using Angela Lansbury's video "Positive Moves," led by Marie Riley, for age 55 years and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Hale Kuhina 107, Windward Community College; $9. Registration required: 235-7433.
Have a Healthy Heart, cholesterol and blood pressure screening, food samples and educational material in recognition of American Heart Month, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sam's Club, Pearl City; free. 454-0182. Also, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wal-Mart, Waipahu; fee. 688-9096.
Introduction to Pilates, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aloha Body Therapy, Kailua; free. Register: 261-9519.
"Graceful Passages at Home Caring for our Own," Jerri Lyons shares stories that help reduce fears, support the grieving process and allow for healing and support, with a screening of "A Family Undertaking" about holding funerals at home, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Eldercare Hawaii in Manoa; $10 donation. 988-6300. Also, a workshop on planning a home funeral focusing on the social, financial and spiritual benefits of family-centered arrangements, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 21, Eldercare Hawaii in Manoa; $30-$60 sliding-scale fee schedule. 988-6300.
Baby Boot Camp, strength training for moms with stroller-age babies, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 'Ewa Beach area; also 9-10:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 4-5:15 Saturdays, Waipio Gentry; first class is free, following classes are $12 each with discounts available for longer commitments. Call 754-6169 for complete schedule and locations or visit www.babybootcamp.com.
Exercise Class, morning stretching, bending and breathing class led by Paul Bragg, 9-10 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Fort DeRussy Park; free.
Healing Waters Exercise Class, 10-week series, sponsored by Castle Medical Center, held in a heated pool, assists in the management of various health conditions, 10-10:45 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Pohai Nani Retirement Community, Kane'ohe; $57 for the classes, health assessment and nutritional information. You need not know how to swim for this class. 263-5400.
40 Minutes to Health, workshop on maintaining your health naturally, presented by Dr. Mark Hoffman, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Island Family Chiropractic; free. 596-0599.
Freedom from Pain, series of classes by Brett A. Sloan on how to reduce pain from inflammation and injury through nutrition, 6 p.m. Fridays, Airport Center Chiropractic Clinic; free. 834-8662.
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