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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 23, 2006

Health calendar

Advertiser Staff

Vision Training and Tai Chi, class led by Marie Riley for seniors 55 and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; $9. 235-7433.

PrimeTime Wellness Fair, medicare seminar, crafts demonstrations, entertainment and prizes, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; free admission. 844-4444.

"Healthy Legs," medical solutions and options for those with varicose veins, with screening for venous reflux disease, presented by Drs. Kistner and Lurie, 5-8 p.m. today, Pagoda Hotel; free. Registration: www.gethealthylegs.com, (888) 534-2873.

"Cultivating the Spirit of Happiness," Nancy Shipley Rubin teaches how to bring light and clarity to situations, 7-10 p.m. tomorrow, private residence in Hawai'i Kai; $15. Reservation and location: 262-9959.

Seminar on Nutrition, information on using nutritional supplements to treat common ailments, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse; free, sponsored by American Longevity. 381-3126, 779-9199.

"Reframing the Grief Journey Through the Arts," one-day workshop on using body movement, music, poetry and drawing to aid the healing process after loss, with presentations by the Rev. Dr. J.P. Sabitti and Dr. Carolyn Annerud, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Ko'olau Golf Club, Kane'ohe; $50 includes lunch. 595-7566, 521-1812.

Palolo Community Health Fair, talk by Dr. Seiji Yamada, plus information on diet, exercise, prenatal care, screening tests, smoking cessation, drug and alcohol abuse, health careers, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 Saturday, Palolo Valley Homes community center; free, sponsored by Kapi'olani Community College and UH-Manoa. 734-9353.

Ease Eyestrain With Acupressure, workshop led by Marie Riley on the points that relieve dry eyes, irritation and eye fatigue, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; $19. 235-7433.

Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race, more than 40,000 rubber ducks race along the Ala Wai Canal, from the Kalakaua Avenue bridge to the Ala Moana bridge, 1:44 p.m. Saturday; proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai'i. 532-6744.

Spring health classes in aerobics, conditioning exercise, yoga and tai chi begin Tuesday at various times, days and locations, through June, O'ahu Kaiser clinics; prices vary for Kaiser members, nonmember prices higher. For schedule: 432-2270.

Elder Abuse Response, learn how to recognize neglect and abuse and how the state's Adult Protective Services Program provides assistance to families with dependent adults, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa 105; free. Register: 235-7433.

Community forum on hepatitis C and diabetes, Danielle Rau discusses the relationship between these two diseases and the resulting fatigue and depression, with suggested medicines for treatment and their side effects, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Life Foundation office, 677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 226; free, with food provided at 6 p.m., sponsored by HepCats Network of Hawai'i. 221-6204.

"Local Food, So Ono," talk by dietitian Julie Curtis on the calories and nutrition in Hawaiian foods and managing weight while enjoying your dishes, 6 p.m. Wednesday, The Queen's Conference Center auditorium; free. Reservations: 537-7117.

"Putting Your Best Foot Forward," Dr. Robert L. LaReaux discusses common foot problems (bunions, fungal infections and heel pain), diabetes and foot care, and sports-related injuries, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center auditorium, Kailua; free. Registration: 263-5400.


Luk Tung Kuen Movement Class, low-impact exercise incorporates 36 movements that improve circulation and unblock the body's pressure points, 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, Kahala Mall center court; free, no registration required.

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 Arthritis, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 3-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Tenrikyo Honolulu Ko, 349 N. Judd St. For fees and to 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.

"Senior Safe Walk," mall-walk program for improved balance, breathing and joint protection, 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kahala Mall; free. Register: 739-0140.

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.

"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. 9521-3826.

Tai Chi for 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.ksbcenter.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.

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 to learn class location: 373-3839. Private lessons also 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 Aloha Tower Marketplace, Kahala Mall, 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.babybootcamp.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.fit4agoddesshi.com, 262-6979.

Stott Pilates and Yoga Classes, mat and equipment training for all levels offered daily, Pilates Training Center of Hawaii, Kailua; $15-$23 per class with package discounts available. For schedule: 261-9519.

Jasmine Yoga Classes, all level open classes daily, Monday-Saturday, Weinberg Community Center, Waialua; $11 per class or discount card available. Complete schedule: www.jasmineyoga.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 complete schedule: www.pilatestrainingcenterhawaii.com, 261-9519.

Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness classes for $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.