December 10

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Saturday December 10
Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care: Recognizing Unmet Needs
15 Craigside, Ground Floor Theater, 2-4 p.m., $25. Learn to understand the physical and emotional needs that can cause challenging behaviors in people living with dementia. Learn new skills related to approach, cueing and connecting. Pre-registration required. (, 221-7105)

Foster Care Training
Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., 9-10 a.m., free. Learn to help Hawaii’s orphaned animals by becoming a foster care provider. Pre-registration required. (356-2222,

Hanafuda Hawaii Style!
Kapolei Public Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free. Author Helen Nakano shares stories and instructions for playing the Hawaii version of the traditional Japanese card game. Pre-registration required. (693-7050)

Old to New; Indigo Blue: Indigo Dye Workshop
The Green House Hawaii, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $25 plus $3/supply fee, age 10 and up. Bring yourself and your keiki for an indigo dyeing adventure. Learn various folding techniques along with the Shibori technique of Nui or stitched resist using a needle and thread. Bring two garments to dye. No larger items. Pre-registration required. (524-8427,

Orchids, a Living Art Form: Orchid Mounting Workshop
The Green House Hawaii, noon-2 p.m., $20 plus $20/material fee. Learn about how orchids live in the wild and the conditions that facilitate their survival. Then create your own living art piece to take home. Pre-registration required. (524-8427,

Shop Smart U Seminar
1585 Kapiolani Blvd. #1533, 9-11 a.m., $25. Learn how to save money on almost everything you buy for the rest of your life using simple and effective strategies from David Tasaka. Then learn to turn those savings into a down payment on a home of your choice from Abe Lee. (202-2205,

Succulent Wreath Making
Foster Botanical Garden, 10-11:30 p.m. or noon-1:30 p.m., $25. Create your own beautiful wreath to take home for the holidays. Plants provided. Bring gardening gloves and clippers. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Yamuna with Suzen: Total Body I
Healing Arts Center in Aiea, 9:30 a.m., $25. Learn Yamuna Body Rolling to become pain-free. (

Year-End Holiday Celebration
BLT Steak Waikiki, 223 Saratoga Road, noon-3 p.m., $110. Chef de cuisine Guillaume Thivet shares top-level techniques and recipes with attendees, who also get one glass of wine or champagne upon arrival, a three-course lunch and more. (683-7447,

Aiea Community Christmas Parade and Fun Fair
Parade starts at Pearl Ridge Elementary School and ends at Aiea Public Library, 9 a.m., free. The traditional holiday parade marches through Aiea, followed by a fun fair with food, games and entertainment. (, 741-6047)

Aiea Elementary School Craft and Gift Fair
Aiea Elementary School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Featuring more than 150 vendors selling food, handmade gifts and much more. (382-7713,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Waikele Center, between Old Navy and Lowes, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Christmas Ball
Palladium Ballroom at Ala Wai Golf Clubhouse, 6-9:30 p.m., $10. Pan Pacific Ballroom Dance Society of Hawaii hosts its Christmas Ball. (

Craft and Collectibles Fair
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Discover vintage Japanese treasures, kimono, tea cups, jewelry, clothing and more. (945-7366 ext. 32)

E-waste Recycling
Washington Middle School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Bring computers, monitors, laptops, cell phones, printers and more to recycle. No TVs, alkaline batteries, appliances, tools or toner accepted. (488-8870)

Goodies & Grinds
Washington Middle School, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Enjoy a food truck rally with proceeds going towards the school’s air condition installation project. (973-0177)

Kapolei City Lights and West Oahu Electric Light Parade
Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia St., 4-9 p.m., free. Kick off the holiday season with food, cultural entertainment, music and more. The parade starts at 6 p.m. at Fort Barrett Road and ends at Kealakapu Street. (768-6622, 394-0050)

Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 11, $4-$3. A one-stop holiday shop catering to visitors and residents looking for holiday gifts and family activities. (, 732-6037)

Poi Boards
Heeia State Park, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Watch demonstrations and get assistance in finishing poi boards from Uncle Bobby and friends. (366-5830)

Christmas Party
Waimanalo Polo Field Clubhouse, 5-8 p.m., $20-$12. Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii hosts its annual Christmas Party with dinner, entertainment, a bounce house, hayrides, a silent auction and more. (

Pearl Harbor Youth Day
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free/ages 18 and under. Explore the lessons and legacy of World War II through special presentations, exhibits and hands-on activities, including a screening of “Under the Blood Red Sun,” tours and more. (445-9137)

Sweet Frosty Dreams
Salt Lake Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Enjoy snow, train rides, make-and-take crafts, games, prize giveaways and, of course, a visit from Santa. (

Hawaiian Reef Walk: Discover Nocturnal Animals
Register for location, 6 p.m., $12.50-$9.50. Enjoy a nocturnal guided reef walk to find animals you never knew were there! Pre-registration required. (841-8080,

Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve Hike
Contact for meeting place, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $10. Embark on a coastal hike along the Waianae side of Kaena Point, and learn about native plants, sea birds and Hawaiian history. A moderate 5-mile hike suitable for children age 7 and older. Pre-registation required. (955-0100 ext. 118)

Celtic Waves
Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio, 738 Kaheka St., 7:30 p.m., $25-$30. (, 955-8821)

Jazz Peace Concert
Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove, 7:30-8:30 p.m., free. Adela Chu, Cheryl Bartlett, Kim Duffett and Mike Lewis perform. (922-2299)

Keiki Christmas Hoolaulea
Windward Mall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. A day-long keiki hula event featuring local halau. (235-1143)

Masaki School of Music
Ala Moana Centerstage, 7 p.m., free. (

Kahala Mall, 2-3 p.m., free. (

Punahou Winter Chamber Music Recital
Punahou School, Dillingham Hall, 4 p.m., free. Punahou Chamber Music Program presents student string quartets performign Haydn, Mozart, Beethovan, Schubert, Dvorak and Bartok. (

Breakfast with Santa
Kualoa Ranch, 8-10 a.m., $20. Support Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii at this brunch celebration, featuring food, photos with Santa and Kualoa’s Animal Friends, music, games, crafts, face painting, prizes and more. Pre-registration required. (213-3101)

Brunch with Santa
Pomaikai Ballroom, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $35. Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii hosts its 30th annual Brunch with Santa, featuring food, pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, keiki games, costumed characters, entertainment and more. (

‘A Plantation Celebration’
Tenney Theatre, Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m., and Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., $20-$10. Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents an original collection of scenes, stories and songs that look back on a major chapter in Hawaii’s history. (

Christmas at Queen Emma Summer Palace
Queen Emma Summer Palace, 2913 Pali Hwy., Dec. 10 and 17, 6-8 p.m., $5-$1. Visit the museum and view the new exhibition, “The Craft of Hawaiian Plaiting” featuring the Makaloa Mat of Queen Liliuokalani. Plus, enjoy Christmas music and holiday shopping. (595-3167,

DiscoverArt December
Various vendors in Downtown/Chinatown area, hours vary, free. Discover and learn more about art at Louis Pohl Gallery, ARTS at Marks, Ginger 13 and more with songs, henna, improv comedy and other activities. (

Heather Brown Art Signing
Magnolia at Kahala Mall, 2-4 p.m., free. Artist Heather Brown signs her work. (734-2200)

Hula Me Hawaii
Ala Moana Centerstage, 3 p.m., free. (

Nextdoor, 9 p.m., $10-$15, age 21 and up. Hawaii Burlesque Collective presents Miss Demi Plie, So Cray Ray, Angel Le’Cure, students from Academy of Tease and more, plus feature performers Lola Love and Miss Catwings. (

Second Saturday at HiSAM
Hawaii State Art Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Learn how to weave with lauhala and make a tiny clay reindeer. All ages welcome, and all materials provided. (586-9958)

Stylez Connection Dance Studio
Ala Moana Centerstage, 5 p.m., free. (