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December 11

Wednesday December 11
CLASSES
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, Dec. 11, 15, 19 or 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $110. Contact to register. (1-800-733-2767, redcross.org/take-a-class)

Hawaiian Wreath
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.-noon, $15. Create a beautiful Hawaiian wreath for the holidays with dried and live seeds, pods, leaves, pinecones and plant parts. Students may bring dried materials. Reservations are required. (522-7066)

Part Time Evening JD Info Session
Visit website for location, 5:30-7 p.m., contact for cost. Learn more about the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law’s part time, evening JD program at an information session. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are appreciated. (surveymonkey.com/s/ptjddec11, law.hawaii.edu/part-time)

Samsung Galaxy Note II
Kahala Mall, 9-10 a.m., free. Learn basic and key features of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Topics covered include navigation tips, calling features, email set up, text messaging and more. Register online. (vzworkshops.verizonwireless.com/vzworkshops)

COMMUNITY
The Parent Project
Kailua High School – Counseling Room F-10, Oct. 16-Dec. 18, Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 -.m., $24. For parents with children ages 11-22. Learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies for destructive behaviors. (233-5727 ext. 247, parentproject.com)

Allan Town Display
Hawaii State LIbrary – first floor reading room, through Dec. 31, during library hours, free. See a miniature version of a busy little town in full holiday/winter mode created by nonagenarian Allan Wallace. (586-3500)

American Mens “Prior Evidence”
Contact for location, through Dec. 31, free. Normally $40, qualifying for Mensa is free through the end of December. LSAT, GMAT and a number of other tests are accepted. (goo.gl/yk9hjr, 240-2092)

Native Hawaiian Scholarship Workshop
Waianae High School cafeteria, 6-8 p.m., free. UH partners with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, GEAR UP Hawaii, Pacific Financial Aid Association and the Native Hawaiian Education Association to present the 2013-2014 Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha. The series is open to anyone interested in learning about resources and financial aid available. (hawaii.edu/aha)

Santa’s For Seniors
Lanakila Meals on Wheels, donations accepted before Dec. 13, Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The community is invited to donate handmade handmade cards and small gift items, such as $5 gift cards, stationary, reusable tote bags, house slippers, crossword books, grooming and pampering kits. Donated items will be gift wrapped and delivered to Hawaii seniors who might not otherwise receive gift that day. (356-8519, lanakilamealsonwheels.org)

Spreading Joys With Toys
Drop off sites at Mortgage Associates of Hawaii, accepted through Dec. 13, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Help to brighten the holiday season for homeless children by donating a new, unwrapped toy. (254-3300 ext. 100)

Pearlridge Express
Pearlridge Uptown Center Court, Nov. 22-Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31, $3/ticket. Keiki under 48 inches may ride on the custom-build locomotive and enjoy the journey. (pearlridgeonline.com)

Photos With St. Nick
Pearlridge Downtown Center Court, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 16-23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24, photo packages start at $25. (pearlridgeonline.com)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Hawaii Kai Public Library – meeting room, 2:30 p.m., free. See the Academy Award nominated film featuring the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town Jack Skellington who discovers a door to Christmas Town. The film is rated PG. Seating is limited and participants should bring a jacket or sweater. Free snacks while supplies last. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (397-5833)

Hanauna Mele Concert Series
Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. Featuring slack key and ukulele students from WCC and UH West Oahu. Amy Hanaialii performs as the guest artist. WCC’s Hula Olapa class dances one song with Amy. (kamuealm@hawaii.edu)

MUSIC
Mango Season Trio
Lulu’s Surf Club, Wednesdays through Dec. 25, 6-9 p.m., free. (mangoseasonmusic.com)

VIVO Video Premiere and CD Release Party
The Mezz 127, 7:30 p.m., $5-$10. Musical group Vivo premieres its music video for the group’s original song “Habitually Late” and releases its CD. (vivotheband.com)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Santa Cruse Aboard Navatek
Navatek leaves Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, through Dec. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $55-$129. Celebrate the holiday season with a prime rib dinner buffet on the lower deck, or an elegant five-course dinner on the upper deck. The cruise includes holiday entertainment and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Contact for reservations. (793-1311)

THE ARTS
Niihau Shell Lei
Bishop Museum – J.M. Long Gallery, until Jan. 27, 2014, Mon. and Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $8.95-$19.95. “Niihau Shell Lei: Ocean Origins, Living Traditions” is a unique exhibition that showcases the private collection of modern styled Niihau shell lei. The exhibit also includes pieces from Bishop Museum’s Niihau collections. (bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511)

Outsider
Gallery on the Pali, Nov. 10- Dec. 12, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., free. “Outsider” features the latest works by Bernie Moriaz. A reception takes place Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. (unitariansofhi.org/gallery)

Sites of North Kohala
Pauahi Tower Lobby, through Dec. 28, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, free. Featuring 61 photographs by Jan Becket and Jesse Stephen. (janbecket.net@gmail.com)

The Rocky Horror Show Auditions
Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center auditorium, Dec. 11-12, 3-6 p.m. Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center holds auditions for its spring musical production, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” open to students in grades 7-12. Call backs take place Dec. 13. (733-4913, jlibarios@gmail.com)

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