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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2006

Health calendar

Advertiser Staff

"Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction," TV series of four lectures presented by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UH-Manoa and sponsored by the Turning Point Cancer Society: Part 1 at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday; Part 2 at 3 and 11 p.m. Monday and 10:30 p.m. May 11; Part 3 at 11 p.m. today, 11 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 p.m. May 18; Part 4 at 3 p.m. Tuesday, 5 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. May 16 and 6:30 p.m. May 17; 'Olelo Community Television (check Oceanic schedule for broadcast channel information). 834-0007.

Kuakini Health System seeks high school and college students to participate in a six-week summer student volunteer program that runs June 13-July 22. Interested students must be at least 14 years old and able to work two four-hour shifts per week in clerical positions, running errands, serving meals or assisting in recreational activities for the elderly. Call to schedule an interview before June 5: 547-9184.

Back to Fitness, Part II, exercise program for low-back pain, presented by Drs. Todd Thompson and Diane Thompson, 12:15-1:15 p.m. today, Windward YMCA, Kailua; free, light lunch provided. Reservations: 261-0808.

Introduction to Jung-Choong Breathing, learn how to heal and revitalize the body by accumulating energy and improving circulation at an introductory workshop, 6-8 p.m. today, Honolulu Dahn Yoga Center and 'Aiea Dahn Yoga Center; also, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Honolulu center only; free with 10 percent discount for ongoing classes. 942-0003, 486-9642.

Group Hypnotic Therapy, information on the use of hypnotherapy to lose weight and stop smoking, 7:30-9:30 p.m. today, Pearl Country Club, 'Aiea; free. 944-3322.

Journaling for Health, learn how writing can lead to self-expression, problem-solving and health benefits, 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.

Hawaiian Health: My Kuleana, 2006 'Aha Ola Pono O Ko'olauloa conference and health fair with workshops, speakers, youth forum, informational booths, health screenings and entertainment, 5-8:30 p.m. tomorrow and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center, Punalu'u; free, childcare provided. 293-9216.

Gift of Life 5k Run & Fun Walk/Run, registration 7 a.m. Saturday; 5K run begins 8 a.m.; 1-mile fun walk/run begins 8:30 a.m.; health fair, bone marrow donor registration, entertainment and exhibits, 7 a.m.-noon, Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island; $25 advance and $40 day of event for 5K run, $15 advance and $25 day of event for fun run/walk; proceeds benefit National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. 589-5938, www.kidneyhi.org.

Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drives, at various times and locations this month: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Town Center of Mililani, 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Daiei, Kailua. Complete schedule: 845-9966, www.bbh.org.

Arthritis Walks, gentle, one-mile mall walk with entertainment, food and prizes, registration 7:30 a.m.; walk begins 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Pearlridge Uptown; also, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Windward City Shopping Center and 7:30 a.m. May 13, Aloha Tower Marketplace; no registration fee, donations and sponsorships requested to support Camp Mana'olana (Camp Hope), a 3-day residential summer camp for Hawai'i children with juvenile arthritis. 596-2900, www.arthritis.org.

Breathe With Ease, learn about symptoms, triggers and treatments for asthma, allergies and pulmonary disease, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Ilikai hotel's Pacific Ballroom; free, sponsored by Straub Clinic & Hospital, an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health. Register: 522-4368.

Personal Safety and Self-Defense, learn how to protect and defend yourself from assaults and attacks, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kaiser Honolulu Clinic, 4th-floor waiting area; $34 for Kaiser plan members, $44 nonmembers. Register: 432-2270.

Stay Healthy! community health fair with free screenings for hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, information on high blood pressure, kidney disease, cancer, tobacco and drug use, private consultations with doctors, food and entertainment, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Filipino Community Center (FilCom), Waipahu; free. 221-6204.

Foot and Gait Clinic, podiatrist Dr. Chris Teramura and physical therapists Ginger and Kevin Lockette offer assessments, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Fleet Feet Sports, Kailua; free. 262-3278.

An Evening of Art & Music, silent and live auctions of art donated by artists, art galleries and community members, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, McClain Auctions, One King St.; $100 includes heavy pupu, entertainment and one drink; benefits Gregory House Programs, Hawai'i's HIV/AIDS housing and support services agency. 592-9022.

Pre-Mother's Spa Day and Luncheon, catered lunch, choice of spa treatments including facials, massage and aromatherapy, workshops on beauty, jewelry and fashion, swimming, yoga, Reiki, qi gong and psychic readings, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday in Hawai'i Kai; $50 per person or $90 for mother-daughter duo. Registration and location: 255-9839, www.pwnhawaii.org.

Kupuna Care, learn what community services are available to seniors from Lot Lau, 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115; free. 235-7433.

Introduction to Reiki, Gerrene Yukuno gives a demonstration-workshop on stress reduction and relaxation for healing, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Windward Community College; free. Register: 235-7433.

The Science and Art of Meditation, four-class workshop on meditation techniques including breathing exercises, affirmations, hatha yoga postures and chanting, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 10-31, Kaiser Honolulu Clinic, 4th-floor waiting area; $39 for Kaiser members, $43 for nonmembers. Register: 432-2270.

Getting Off the Fence & Making Healthy Choices, Paul Onishi shows how to use raw and cooked vegetables in a healthy diet, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse; free. 944-8344.


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); classes also in Kailua and Waipi'o. 371-6904, 783-5701, www.strollerstrides.com.

Sahm Bo Dahn Exercise (Three Treasure Energy Movements), exercise adapted from Asian disciplines to develop range of motion and muscle tone and the flow of ki energy given by Wallace and Sue Yamashima, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at various O'ahu locations; free. Registration and locations: 239-7064.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Qi Gong for Health, 12 sitting exercises to keep the body flexible, strengthen the immune system and promote good health, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays, Qi Center, 1110 University Ave.; $40 general, free to seniors 65 and older. Registration required: 947-1333.

"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.

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 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.

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.

East West Qigong International holds qigong classes Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at various times and locations. For schedule, cost 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, 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. Complete schedule: www.fit4agod desshi.com, 262-6979.

Jasmine Yoga Classes, all level open classes daily, Mondays-Saturdays, 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 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.