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Nicole Kato

December 15

Saturday December 15
CLASSES
Building Your Home for Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. More and more people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. Call to register. (593-2808)

Melody Framing
Foster Botanical Garden, call for time, $20/session plus garden admission. Create your own beautiful wreath to take home for the holidays. Call for reservations. (522-7064)

COMMUNITY
Craft & Gift Fair
Mililani Uka Elementary School, 94-380 Keahelani Ave., MIlilani, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free admission. Over 100 of Hawaii’s most talented craft, gift, and food vendors get back together for one last event before Christmas. (biggerandbetter.com)

Pearl City Bonsai Club Meeting/Workshop
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8:30 a.m., free. Bring a plant to work on. (hawaiibonsaiassoc.org)

Recycling Event
Kaimuki High School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (488-8872)

MUSIC
Uncle Wayne Performs
Kailua Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. “Uncle Wayne” Watkins, an Early Childhood educator and children’s advocate, will inspire children to get up, dance, and move to the music. (266-9911)

Tea With Santa
The Veranda at The Kahala, 1-3 p.m., $40/adult, $30/child 6-12. Reservations required. Digital photos with Santa will be taken and emailed to you following the event. (739-8760)

Tis The Season Storytime
Hawaii State Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Storyteller-Librarian Vicky Dworkin will present a family program of stories for the Winter Holiday Season in celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. (586-3510)

HIKES & TOURS
Medicinal Plant Tour
Foster Botanical Garden, 1-2:30 p.m., admission. Learn about the plants and trees that were utilized as natural remedies before modern medicine. Reservations required. (522-7066)

MUSIC
Benefit Concert & Auction
Hawaiian Brian’s Showroom, 8 p.m., $30, $60/VIP. Everclear performs, 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to Kapiolani Medical Center’s ‘Campaign for Hawaii’s Children.’ (kapiolani.org)

Bikini Knights Live
Five O Bar and Lounge, 9 p.m. to midnight, free. Catch some live contemporary reggae music. (922-0550)

Christmas Concert
Honolulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, 7 p.m., Dec. 15-16, free. The Honolulu Hawaii Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present its Annual Christmas concert. (358-6935)

International Christmas Carolers Concert
Hawaii State Library, 11:30 a.m., free. International Christmas carols will be performed by a group comprised of members of various local choirs. (586-3555)

Kuana Torres Kahele Live
Kahala Mall, 2-3 p.m., free. (kahalamallcenter.com)

Liz Mandeville Live
Onstage Drinks and Grinds, 8 p.m. to midnight, call for more information. (738-0004)

Merriest Hawaiian Christmas
Central Union Church, 6:30 p.m. doors open, concert at 7 p.m., freewill offering. Special guests La Sorellanza and Samoan Gospel Choir. (596-7464)

Merriest Hawaiian Christmas
Central Union Church, sanctuary, 6:30 p.m. prelude, 7 p.m. concert, call for more information. The Honolulu Boy Choir with special guests La Sorellanza and Samoan Gospel Choir. (596-7464)

Rick Smith & The Trailer Park Romeos
Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 7:30 p.m., $30/general, $25/HPR members, $15/students with ID. Call for reservations. (955-8821)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Annual Hawaii Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade
Ala Wai Harbor/Hawaii Yacht Club, 6:30 p.m., $25/register boat. Over 20 boats will motor throughout the Ala Wai Harbor and pass Waikiki in the festive floating light show. (944-9666)

Breakfast/Lunch With Santa
Japanese Cultural Center, 8:30-10:30 a.m. breakfast, noon to 2 p.m. lunch, $25/donation. Served meal, photo with Santa, clowns, face-painting, games and crafts, costumed characters, magicians and a Christmas gift. (951-0200)

Christmas Parade
Waianae Coast Rotary Club, email for more information. Last year there were over 1800 participants and 11 floats which is bigger than many other parades on the island. (arockda@aol.com)

Festival Of Lights
Hawaii Kai Towne Center, 4:30-8 p.m., free. Christmas boat parade. The Center’s magical evening of holiday entertainment, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, includes performances by Hawaii’s Own Liberty Belles and Maunalua. (hawaiikaitownecenter.com)

Kauai Cigar Rolling Event
Tobaccos of Hawaii, 512 Atkinson Drive #101, 2-5 p.m., free. Demonstration of the cigar rolling process. Discounted Kauai Cigar products. (942-7833)

Pinto Tourney
Waipahu High School, Dec. 15-16, $250/team. Open to the first 12 teams. Pinto Divison is kids 7-8 years old. (jaredjabreu@aol.com, 429-3872)

Slam Poetry Night
3rd Cup Cafe & Venu, 8 p.m., free. (888-6087)

THE ARTS
Hung By The Chimney With Care
Tenney Theatre, 7:30 p.m. seating, 8 p.m. starts, email for tickets. This festive holiday music extravaganza will feature a mix of traditional and popular Christmas, Hanukkah, and holiday favorites performed by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu as well as solo selections peformed by individual and ensemble GMCofH members. (GMCofH@gmail.com)

Recent & Retrospective
Loading Zone Arts, Dec. 7-28, Dec. 15 artist reception from 3-6 p.m., free. Loading Zone presents the December featured artist, Mark Jacobsen. Jacobsen celebrates 50 years of career as an artist this month with a solo exhibition “Recent & Retrospective.” (loadingzonearts.com)

The Nutcracker
Leeward Community College theatre, Dec. 15 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 16 at 4 p.m., call for more information. (456-8100)

The Nutcracker
Mamiya Theater, Dec. 15-16 and 21-23, Fridays 7 p.m., Saturdays 3 and 7 p.m., Sundays 1 and 4:30 p.m., $25-$38. The Hawaii State Ballet Junior Company, directed by John Landovsky, proudly presents its 26th annual production of The Nutcracker at Mamiya Theatre. (hawaiistateballet.com/tickets)

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