December 14

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Wednesday December 14
Meditation 101
Island Bungalow Hawaii, 6-8 p.m., $45. Create space in your day for personal rituals and learn how to make meditation one of them. (

Preventing Diabetes
Castle Medical Center, Wellness Center Auditorium, 2-4 p.m., $7. Anyone diagnosed with pre-diabetes, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance or metabolic syndrome are invited to learn strategies for healthy eating and physical activity. Pre-registration required. (263-5050,

Comedy U
Anna O’Brien’s, 8:30 p.m., $7-$5, age 21 and up only. John Yabes, Klinton Imai, John Just and Jose Dynamite perform, followed by Open Mic Comedy. (

Adoption Orientation
Family Programs Hawaii, 250 Vineyard St., 6:30-8 p.m., free. Learn more about adopting children in Hawaii, steps you can take, whether it is right for you and what you need to do to prepare. (

Blood Bank of Hawaii
First Hawaiian Bank Center, Pookela Meeting Room, 6:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Sheraton Waikiki, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Christmas Cookie Basket Sale
EatHonolulu, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy. #102, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $25. Pick up your Christmas Cookie Basket from Les Dames dEscoffier Hawaii Chapter, featuring treats from Dames Jocelyn McCann, Kathy Matsunaga, Michelle Karr-Ueoka and more. Preorders required.(

Salvation Army Angel Tree
Kahala Mall, Nov. 26-Dec. 18, mall hours, free. Grant a wish from the tree and bring the unwrapped present back for those in need. (

Senior Giving Trees
Ward Entertainment Center, Box Office Level, Nov. 19-Dec. 16, business hours, free. Select an ornament “wish” from Catholic Charities Giving Trees and give a gift to a disadvantaged senior at Santa’s Beach House. (

Christmas in Polynesia
Hukilau Marketplace at Polynesian Cultural Center, Dec. 9-22, Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., $5/canoe ride. Visit Polynesian Cultural Center during the 13 days of Christmas celebration for food, fun and live entertainment. (293-3333,

Waianae Public Library, 3-6 p.m., free. Keiki can make holiday-themed crafts, including gingerbread ornaments, festive cards, knitted yarn bracelets and more. (697-7868)

Pearlridge Holiday Express Locomotive
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, Nov. 25-Jan. 8, check website for hours, $3.50/ride. Hawaii’s only scale-model, fully functioning train returns for keiki below 48 inches tall. (

Photos with Santa
Ala Moana Center, Ewa Wing, Nov. 12-Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays; 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 16-23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24, check website for cost. Take photos with Santa for the holidays. (

Photos with Santa
Kahala Mall, Dec. 9-23, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., $20. Take photos with Santa Pat, who has been delighting families at the mall for 30 years. (

Photos with Santa
Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court, Nov. 25-Dec. 24, check website for times, $25. Santa listens to keiki wish lists and takes photos. (

Santa’s Beach House
Ward Entertainment Center, Box Office level, Nov. 19-Dec. 24, check website for hours, $23/package. Take photos with Santa as he relaxes at his beach house. (

Ward Village Ice Rink
Ward Village Courtyard, Nov. 25-Jan. 16, check website for hours, $16/person. An open-air ice rink returns for the holiday season at Ward Village. (

Hawaii Wartime History Tour
RSVP for meeting place in Capitol District, Nov. 24-Dec. 31, 1-5 p.m., $40. Journey through 52 sites related to the War Years in downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. Pre-registration required. (395-0674,

Hawaiian Reef Walk: Discover Nocturnal Animals
Register for location, 7 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,

Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours
Ward Village, Dec. 4-30, check website for hours, $7.75. Take a ride through the city’s most anticipated light show. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Foodbank. (

Winter Walk 2016
Various locations in Downtown-Chinatown area, Dec. 1-31, business hours, free. Thirty-seven Downtown-Chinatown businesses will participate in a special holiday decorating initiative. (, 779-7235)

25th Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet
Waianae Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free. (697-7868)

Hawaii Youth Chorus Spring Season 2017 Enrollment
Call for location in Honolulu, Kaimuki, Mililani or Waipahu by Feb. 28, dates and times, $50/month. Hawaii Youth Chorus is enrolling new singers for its spring season. (623-2411,

Kaimuki Middle School Symphonic Winds
Ala Moana Centerstage, 7 p.m., free. (

Leahi Ke Puuwai Singers
Kahala Mall, 6-6:45 p.m., free. (

Saloon Pilots
Hard Rock Cafe, 9-11 p.m., free. (955-7383)

Blue Note Hawaii, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $35-$15. (

‘Across the Board’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Hwy., Dec. 4-Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m. weekends, free. Windward Artist Guild’s board of directors exhibits their work. Reception is Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. (, 595-4047)

‘Ayanuji: Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past and Present’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Sept. 25-Jan. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. Examine the ties between Okinawa and Hawaii with collections of textiles, lacquerware, ceramics, carvings, glass and more. (, 944-7177)

David Harada
Waikiki Parc Hotel Promenade, Nov. 17-Feb. 3, business hours, free. David Harada displays his sculptures at the hotel. (956-8364)

‘Dora and Diego Let’s Explore!’
Bishop Museum, Oct. 8-Jan. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $10.95-$22.95. Learn more about space, plants, animals and rainforests with Dora and Diego of the hit Nickelodeon shows. (

‘Fall Leaves Christmas Sings: The Season’s Gift Show’
Louis Pohl Gallery, Nov. 1-Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free. (521-1812)

‘Hairspray’ Auditions
Mamiya Theatre, Dec. 12-14, 5-7 p.m., free. High school students are welcome to audition for roles in Saint Louis Center for the Arts’ spring production of “Hairspray.” (739-4886)

‘Homefront Hawaii: Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration’
Bishop Museum, Dec. 1-March 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $12.95-$22.95. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the museum highlights the stories of the citizens and civilians who endured that fateful day in Hawaii. (

‘Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands’
Bishop Museum, Aug. 13-Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$12.95. Explore the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, their biodiversity and cultural significance. (

‘Peace for All’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Nov. 27-Jan. 14, business hours, free. Reception is Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. (

The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Nov. 29-Dec. 22, noon-5 p.m., free. Hawaii Watercolor Society and Hawaii Glass Artists display original work, curated by visiting artist Sally French. Reception is Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. (

Washington Middle School Eagle Pride Dancers
Ala Moana Centerstage, 5 p.m., free. (