December 1

Saturday December 1
Bright Ideas Workshop
Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery, 10 a.m., call for cost. Workshop will cover getting started, creating focal points, lighting for safety & security, equipment tips and common mistakes. (396-6595)

Christmas Demonstration
Aina Haina Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. Feature simple and economical gifts, decorations, and food ideas for Christmas. (729-3938)

Christmas Ideas Demonstration Workshop
Aina Haina Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. One-hour demonstration workshops which are suitable for ages 12 and older. (377-2456)

Home For The Holidays Workshop
Geobunga Flagship in Salt Lake, 9 a.m.; Geobunga Waimanalo Farm, 2 p.m.; free. Visit website for reservations. Provides homeowners and condo dwellers with both inspiration and easy tricks to liven up any home. (

Lighting: How To Use Daylight And Flash
Windward Community College Hale Alakai 102, Dec. 1 and 8, 9 a.m. to noon, $85. Learn how to work with light. Call to register. (235-7433)

Muay Thai Seminar
M-1 Martial Arts and Fitness, 1 p.m., free. Learn from the best. Jongsanan “The Wooden Man” and Ganyao “Dr. Knee” will be coming here for one day only. (729-7298)

Ocean Safety Educational Course
Windward Community College Hale Alakai 101, Dec. 1-2, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $109. Learn about the legal and regulatory requirements for persons who participate in the sport of tow-in surfing in Hawaii. Call to register. (235-7433)

Recreational Thrill Craft Operators Safety Educational Course
Windward Community College Hale Alakai 101, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $109. You will learn about local ocean safety principles and practices; historical, cultural, and customary practices of Hawaii’s ocean users. Call to register. (235-7433)

Christmas Craft Fair
Christ Church Uniting, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. (262-6911)

Christmas In The Country
Waialua High and Intermediate School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $3/person, $5/families, children 12 and under free. Featuring a surf sample sale, arts and crafts, food booths and raffle. (637-8200 ext. 260)

Christmas Market
55 S. Kamehameha Hwy., Wahiawa, 7-10 p.m., free. Celebrate Transformation, Wahiawa on the Rise. Entertainment, community, progress. (622-6234)

Christmas Parade
Mililani Shopping Center, ends at Town Center of Mililani, 9-10:30 a.m., free. (625-0108)

Empowering Families
Ilima at Leihano: 891 Kamaaha Ave., Kapolei, 9 a.m. to noon, $10/person, $25/families up to three people. Today in our busy world and the many modern technology distractions and stresses of life, families seek to maintain balance physically, mentally and spiritually. (

Going Green
Kapolei High School, call for schedule. (291-6151,

Health Fair
Kapahulu Medical Building, 2-4 p.m., free. Complimentary cholesterol screenings and information on other types of screenings, including diagnostic imaging. (733-5111)

Helping Other Parents In Normal Grieving
Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, 4-5:30 p.m., free. Call to register. (432-2260)

I Can Cope
Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Clinic, 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. Call to register. (432-2260)

Makahiki Festival
Waimea Valley, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., special kamaaina and military admission. Hula halau performances, makahiki games and more. (638-7766)

Parenting Through Personality Styles
Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $106/members, $116/nonmembers. Call to register. (432-2260)

Poinsettia & Bake Sale
Pick up by the Roosevelt Gym, 9 a.m. to noon, $8/6” pot, $4/4” pot. Andagi, six for $4. Cookbook $10. Gift Bags available – includes cookbook, seasoned salt, and decorative towel – Come early for the best selection. (531-9509)

Recycling Event
Washington Middle School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (488-8872)

Relieving Cancer Pain
Kaiser Permanente, Mapunapuna, 9:30-11:30 a.m., call to register and for cost. Explore causes of cancer pain, medicines used and self-care measures to help manage pain. (432-2260)

Used Book Sale
Makiki Communtiy Library, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. (542-3334)

Family Craft
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, 2-3 p.m., free. A family activity making simple nature crafts for the holidays. Reservations required. (233-7323)

Healthy Kids Healthy Families
Kaiser Permanente Waipio Clinic, 9-11 a.m., free. Call to register. (432-3100)

Honolulu City Lights Parade
King Street, 1-9 p.m., free., parade starts at 5 p.m. Come around 1 p.m. and the whole family can enjoy games, such as Christmas card printing in our historical print shop, Christmas storytelling, missionary dress-up, candle dipping, and more. (447-3910)

Live Music
Chez Sports Bar and Grill, 9 p.m., free. Howard Lance Nett Band performs. (488-2439)

Millicent Cummings Live
Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 7:30 p.m., $25/general, $20/members, $15/students. Call for reservations. (955-8821)

The Bikini Knights Live
Five O Bar and Lounge, 9 p.m. to midnight, free. The protectors of all things sexy play live contemporary music. (922-0550)

Christmas Event
Town Center of Mililani, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Special Christmas performers, Christmas carolers, picture taking with Santa and more. (625-0108)

Christmas Stollen To Go
The Kahala Resort & Spa, until Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. pick up, call to pre-order, $18 plus tax. Perfect for those last minute gifts for volunteers, office parties, or neighbors. (739-8760)

Japanese Buddhist Temples In Hawaii Exhibit
Japanese Cultural Center, Community Gallery, Dec. 1-Feb. 22, Mondays to Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., call for more information. These objects, as well as the architectural elements of the temple itself, have meanings that are often hidden in ancient symbolisms. (945-7633)

Makahiki Celebration
Waimea Valley, Haleiwa, call for times and cost. This is time honored celebration paying tribute to Lono, deity of Harvest. Hula, Music, Traditional Games and Crafts. (, 638-7766)

Maoli Arts Month Market
Bishop Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Maoli Arts Month is a broad community-based effort to celebrate the depth, breadth and diversity of the Native Hawaiian arts community and more. (847-3511)

Maya Soetoro-Ng Reads
A Cup of Tea, 12:30-2 p.m. lunch, 2-3:20 p.m. book reading, free. Books will be available for purchase during the event. (230-8832)

Benefit Event
Warren Stenberg Open Art Studio, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. For the Hawaii Heart Association. (262-8306)