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* LAGOON TOUR Polynesian Cultural Center presents “Christmas Lagoon: The Light Within” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 23, featuring a canoe ride of music, displays and arts and crafts of the holiday season. Admission is $10 and $8. Call 293-3333.

* SCHOOLS REOPEN Public schools close Dec. 23 for winter break and reopen to students Jan. 7, following a teachers work-day Jan. 6.

* PARK SIGNUPS City parks offer online registration for their spring programs through Dec. 24 at Walk-in registration is Jan. 8, 9 and 10.

* MEETING DOGS Hawaii Dog Foundation hosts a “meet and greet” session with its adoptable dogs from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at Mililani Mauka Dog Park, 95-1069 Ukuwai St. Call 782-8387.

* ART WALK The monthly Haleiwa Art Walk runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 28 in Haleiwa town, featuring sales, activities and events hosted by dozens of merchants. Call 637-4558.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31 and 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Jan. 18 at Mililani Town Center; 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Kahuku High School, and 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Jan. 28 at Leilehua High. Call 848-4770.

* BANDSTAND The Royal Hawaiian Band plays at 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at Waialua Bandstand, sponsored by Friends of Waialua Bandstand. Call 637-9721.

* OSHIRO FORUM State Rep. Marcus Oshiro conducts a pre-session forum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Hale Koa Room at Wahiawa District Park, starting with light dinner and dessert before briefings on the Governor’s Special Session and 2014 Legislative Regular Session. Call 586-6700.

* CAREGIVERS The Central Oahu Caregivers conduct a support group at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Everyone is welcome. Call 623-6707.

* HUMAN TRAFFICKING The Soroptimists and Mililani Buddhist Women’s Association sponsor a “Human Trafficking Awareness” forum from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Mililani Hongwanji, 95-257 Kaloapau St., featuring a panel of speakers on forced-labor slavery, debt bondage, involuntary servitude and sex trafficking. RSVP by Jan. 5 to 291-6151.

* OCEAN CLINIC Na Kama Kai runs its next free ocean clinic for keiki ages 2-18 and parents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at Haleiwa Beach Park, teaching safety skills, surfboard shaping, standup paddling, canoe activities, stewardship and conservation. Call 864-9164 or email


* KAHUKU MUSIC Turtle Bay Resort’s Hang Ten lounge has live local music from 6 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call 689-1800.

* STORIES, FILMS Wahiawa Library sponsors a free storytime from 6 to 7:15 p.m. each Thursday and a free Movie Night at 5 p.m. each Tuesday. Call 622-6345.

* PADDLE FITNESS Rainbow Watersports has Stand Up Paddle Fitness classes Saturdays at Haleiwa Bay. Call 372-9304.

* HULA Kumu hula Ali’i Manu leads non-competitive hula classes (auana, kahiko and the aloha spirit) for the public at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Mililani Uka Elementary School. Men and women ages 15 and up are welcome. Call 478-2400.

* ESCRIMA Patrick Delos Santos has Kali Escrima classes in Filipino self-defense (stick fighting) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Mililani Waena Elementary School. Fee is $50 per month. Call 398-0119.

* JAZZERCISE Kate Moore leads low-impact, one-hour Jazzercise classes at 6 and 7 p.m. Mondays at Mililani District Park; beginners are welcome. She also leads Jazzercise at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mililani Rec Center 5. Call 621-2482.

* KEIKI COUNCIL The Central District North Community Children’s Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in Mililani High School Room C101. All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

* TECH PARK MART Hiraoka Farm sponsors a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at 100 Kahelu Ave. in Mililani Tech Park, with breads, plate lunches, desserts, flowers, local meat, produce and much more. Call 228-3714.

* WAIPIO MARKET Kaiser Waipio Clinic has a “fresh day” market of healthy food and produce from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2270.

* CONSERVATION The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program welcomes volunteers for its service trips and environmental outreach projects in the Waianae and Koolau mountains to control invasive weeds. Call 656-7741.

* WRITERS The Waialua Library writers group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the library. Call 637-8286.

* BALLET Weinberg Community Center has ballet classes for children (ages 4 to 18) at 67-174 Farrington Hwy. in Waialua. Call 623-9062 or email

* AIKIDO Mililani Aikido Club practices Tuesday and Thursday nights at Mililani District Park gym. Call 623-8937.

* GROUP YOGA Judy Kosaka leads group yoga classes at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Mililani Rec Center 6 for MTA members ($10) and guests ($11). Call 627-9444.

* YOGA North Shore Yoga Co-op has yoga classes for all ages at Weinberg Community Center in Waialua. Donations are appreciated. Call 561-9639 or go to

* AEROBIC DANCE Malia Delapenia offers the aerobic dance class, Shimmy Fitness, at 7:15 p.m. Mondays at Mililani Rec Center I for MTA members and the public. Call 234-1006.

* PUPUKEA SENIORS Pohai Na Makua o Pupukea seniors club meets monthly at 9:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday, August-May, at Sunset Beach Recreation Center. Call 638-7213.

* HALEIWA SENIORS The Haleiwa Seniors club meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Waialua Community Association, across from the post office. Arts and crafts teachers also are welcome to assist. Call 637-4606.

* WAHIAWA SENIORS The city has weekly activities for the Wahiawa Rainbows at 8:30 a.m. Mondays at Wahiawa District Park. Call 621-5663.

* WHITMORE CLUB The city has weekly activities for Whitmore Seniors Club at 9 a.m. Fridays at Whitmore Community Park. Call 622-2420.

* ORCHIDS Kunia Orchid Society members and guests meet on the first Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mililani District Park. Call 221-8269.

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