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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2006

Health calendar

Advertiser Staff

"Know Your Numbers," Robin Yamamoto presents information on diabetes management, 5 p.m. today, 677 Ala Moana Blvd., conference room 716; free. Registration required: 587-8622.

"Nurturing Your Digestion," class using acupressure, reflexology and tai chi, led by Marie Riley for those 55 and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; $9. 235-7433.

Relay for Life, overnight walk and run by teams of volunteer to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, 5 p.m. Friday-7 a.m. Saturday, Kahuku High School football field. 286-6180, 286-3970.

Qigong for Health, five-session class led by Walton Mew on the movement and breathing techniques and philosophical basis of this ancient Chinese practice, 8-9:30 a.m. Saturdays, April 22-May 20, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 112; $30. 235-7433.

"Get a Grip on Arthritis," information on management and treatment options for relief of chronic joint pain, presented by physicians from Straub Foundation's Bone & Joint Center, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki hotel; free. Reservations recommended: 524-6755.

Breast Health Services, free clinical breast exams, instruction in self-examination and mammogram referrals for females 14 and older, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Waikiki Health Center; free, minors must be accompanied by an adult. 922-4787.

A Night of Wine and Roses, fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with food and spirits tastings, entertainment and silent auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Royal Hawaiian hotel's Monarch Ballroom and Ocean Lawn; $125. Tickets: 593-4454.

10K Volksmarch, walk sponsored by the Menehune Marchers, starting and ending at Maunalua Bay Beach Park, Hawai'i Kai; begin between 8 a.m. and noon Sunday; free. 395-9724.

15th annual Starbucks AIDS Walk for Life, with a health fair and entertainment; registration 8 a.m. Sunday, walk begins at 9 a.m. and program continues until noon, Kapi'olani Park; free, donations requested. For more information on sponsorship, registration and donating to the Life Foundation: www.aidswalkhawaii.org, 521-2437, ext. 250.

"It's Not Where You Live, It's How You Live," panelists Nanaette Geller, Deborah Jackson and Barbara Kim Stanton discuss ways for elders and their families to maintain quality of life at home or in a care home or nursing home, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Harris United Methodist Church's Miyama Hall; free, sponsored by the Kokua Council; lunch available for a $5 donation.

"Facial Fitness," Sabrina Stevens presents a yoga and Pilates approach to caring for the face and neck, 7 p.m. Monday, Castle Medical Center's Wellness & Lifestyle auditorium; $25. 263-5400.

"Long-Term Care Ombudsman," information on the program that handles complaints from residents of care facilities and nursing homes, presented by John McDermoth, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Windward Community College's Hale Akoakoa 105; free. 235-7433.

"Engaging in Aging," three two-hour sessions on the changes to our bodies as we age and how to have control of our health, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, April 25, May 2 and 9, HMSA's Center, 818 Ke'eaumoku St.; also offered 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 27, May 4 and 11 or 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, April 29, May 6 and 13; free to HMSA members, $35 plus tax for nonmembers. Registration required: 948-6398.

Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive, use of the new buccal (mouth) swab technique for prospective donors in good health, ages 18-60, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Wai'anae High School; free. 547-6154.

"Low-Sodium Cooking With Flair," learn to use spices, herbs and specific cooking techniques to create low-salt dishes, from Moana Bachiller, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday; also, "Leaner Cuisine," presentation by Nancy Chang on low-fat cooking, 5:30-7 p.m. April 27, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Frear Cafe Dining Room; $30 per class. Reservations: 566-3780.


Yoga Under the Palm Trees, join others in yoga practice, 8-9 a.m. Mondays, between the Waikiki Aquarium and the Natatorium; bring a mat or towel; donations accepted. 373-8833.

Stroller Strides, workout and play for mothers and outdoor activities for their babies in strollers, 8:45 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at Kapi'olani Park, and 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Magic Island; $10 per class (discount for multiple classes); ongoing classes also in Kailua and Waipi'o. 371-6904, 783-5701, www.strollerstrides.com.

Exercise class, led by Paul Bragg, 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Fort DeRussy Park; free.

"Rejuvenate!," adaptive yoga for seniors, with standing, seated and optional floor exercises, intermediate yoga, 10-11 a.m. Mondays; level 1 basic yoga, 10-11 Fridays, Pohai Nani, Kane'ohe; $3 per class. 247-6211.

Tai chi for those with arthritis, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 3-4 and 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Tenrikyo Honolulu Ko, 349 N. Judd St. Call for class fees and registration: 596-2900.

Group exercise, Greg Juliano leads others in the use of light free-weights and resistance bands to provide a total body workout, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Farrington High School cafeteria; free, bring your own equipment. 544-4858.

Body Works Hawaii classes in low-impact aerobics, Pilates, Latin- and '50s-music workouts, and cardio kickboxing, 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kuhio Elementary School cafeteria; $1 per class. 735-5755, 377-5132.

Yang tai chi and karate classes, offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Higashi Hongwanji Mission; $38 per month with access to 25 classes. Call for registration packet: 220-4506.

Balance and Fall Awareness, balance testing and fall risk screening, Mondays-Fridays, the Balance Center of the Pacific, 600 Kapi'olani Blvd., Suite 404; free. For appointment: 955-8339.

Balance and fall prevention screenings, Mondays-Fridays, Ohana Pacific 593-2610; Kailua office: 262-1118; www.ohanapacificrehab.com.

Aerobic dance class, by Anne Noyes, for all ages, 7:15-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Holy Nativity Community Center, 5286 Kalaniana'ole Highway; $4. 941-0390.

Morning Rhythm Meditation, claps and voices with step rhythms bring relaxation and energy, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Manoa Dance Studio at Manoa Marketplace; sliding scale $5-$15. 521-3746.

"Yoga is for Every Body," class in Kundalini and hatha yoga taught by Amber Ricci, 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays in Hawai'i Kai; $10 per class or $45 for five classes. Location and registration: 396-6715.

Aikido classes, with the Aikido Ohana, children 3:30-5 p.m. and adults 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 1685 'Alaneo St.; $20 per month for three classes per week, family and children's discounts available. 221-8656, www.aikidoohana.org.

Qi gong classes, improve health of the body and mind through exercise, meditation and teachings from ancient Chinese practices, sponsored by Falun Gong, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ala Wai Park, 480 University Ave.; free. 943-6664.

Luk Tung Kuen, participate in calisthenics with members of the Hawai'i branch of Luk Tung Kuen Worldwide Association, 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Hawai'i Kai Towne Center stage; free. 521-3826.

Tai chi for those with arthritis, practice with instructor Janet Jin, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Chinatown Cultural Plaza courtyard; $2 donation requested. 596-2900.

Introduction to Transcendental Meditation, learn how to reduce blood pressure and live with less stress, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For registration and location: 947-2266, www.tm.org.

Salsa for Adult Beginners, Alberto Archilla teaches an exercise class with a Latin dance beat, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 24, Farrington High School cafeteria; free. 554-4858.

Chi-lel Qigong, open group practice with Ginny Walden of Blue Sky Healing Arts, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, Kapahulu Center; $5. 944-8327.

Goddess Dance Bellydance and Yoga Fitness for Women, combination of belly dance, salsa and yoga with a Pilates cool-down, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, Moiliili Community Center; $12 per class. 255-9839.

Freedom From Pain, series of classes with 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.

Open meditation, learn how meditation can support well-being of mind, body and spirit, 9-11 a.m. Sundays, Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center; also, meditation for beginners, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and for all levels, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, free. 262-8352, www.kscenter.org.

Butoh movement workshop, exercises to develop sensory and spatial awareness through dance and spoken word, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Japanese Cultural Center, Kenshikan Dojo; $30 per month. 387-4861.

Masakatsu Ki-Aikido Dojo, instruction for children (5 and older) and adults, 8:30-10 a.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Saturdays, 1007 Waimanu St., second floor; monthly fees are $15 children, $25 adults; discounts available for families. 487-6080.

Gentle Yoga, practice stretching to relax the mind and strengthen the body led by Jade Young, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church Diamond Head; $10 donation. 734-5548.

Swim classes, one-hour classes for beginning adult and intermediate adult swimmers, as well as those who are water-challenged, led by J.J. Kobelansky, beginners 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, intermediate 10:45 a.m Saturdays, bring towel or beach mat and goggles; $10 per class. Call each week for class location: 373-3839. Private lessons available.

"Mindfulness Meditation," develop inner peace, emotional awareness and stability and reduce stress through insight meditation, 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, Broken Ridge Korean (Buddhist) Temple, Palolo Valley; free. 395-7749.

East West Qigong International holds qigong classes Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at various times and locations. For schedule, fees and details: 941-9707, www.eastwestqigong.org.

"Baby Boot Camp," strength-training for moms with stroller-age babies, classes at Magic Island, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Central O'ahu Regional Park, Mililani and Kapolei; first class is free, subsequent classes $12 each, discounts available for longer commitments. Schedule and locations: 754-6169, www.baby bootcamp.com.

EyeCare America Seniors Eye Care Program, the Hawai'i Ophthalmological Society encourages those 65 and older to check their eligibility for free eye exams from volunteer doctors. Call (800) 222-3937 for eligibility requirements.

"Fit for a Goddess," women-only classes using a dance pole for increased strength and flexibility, ongoing at various times and days, in Kailua and Kaimuki; $15 introductory class, $140 for eight-week session. Schedule: www.fit4agod desshi.com, 262-6979.

Jasmine yoga classes, all level open classes daily, Mondays-Saturdays, Weinberg Community Center, Waialua; $11 per class; discount card available. Schedule: www.jasmine yoga.com, 561-9639.

Stott Pilates Training, mat and equipment classes taught by Kelly Cavanaugh, ongoing daily classes, Pilates Training Center, Kailua; $15 for mat classes, $23 for equipment classes. Registration and schedule: www.pilatestrainingcenterhawaii.com, 261-9519.

Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness classes, $35 per month or $90 per quarter. Schedule: 263-5400, www.castlemed.org.

Fitness and Exercise Classes, various times and days, Kapi'olani Women's Center. Registration and schedule: 535-7000.

Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to: Health Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Health Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.