December 16

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Sunday December 16
Christmas Sing-a-long Sample Class
Ohana Music Together, 1210 Wilhelmina Rise #A, 1-1:45 p.m., free. A community of families with young children sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement and dance activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance oriented setting. (732-7464)

Blaisdell Center, 1-3 p.m., $10/donation, new unwrapped toy. For Toys for Tots. (

Festival Of Lights
Kailua United Methodist Church, sanctuary, 5 p.m., free. Featuring the Kailua Methodist sanctuary choir, praise choir and youth choir. (261-6238)

Holiday Craft Faire
The Children’s Discovery Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $7. New this year at the Center’s birthday celebration is the Center’s first annual Holiday Craft Fair. (

Sunday Family Fun Workshops
Living Art Marine Center, 1 p.m., $5-$15. Design your own unique ocean themed t-shirt or dissect a squid; It’s all possible. Online registration for all workshops is required. (

Christmas With Bach & Mendelssohn
St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 5:30 p.m., $35, $25, $5/discount. The Honolulu Symphony Chorus will be joined by a 28-piece chamber orchestra and guest soloists under the direction of Dr. Esther S Yoo. (392-0382)

Kanikapila Sundays
Waimea Valley, Haleiwa, 9 a.m. 1-4 p.m., call for cost. Bring your ukulele, guitar and join in, or just come and listen to the music. (, 638-7766)

Liz Mandeville Live
Anna O’Briens, 6-10 p.m., call for more information. (946-5190)

Maunalua Live
Kahala Mall, 1-2 p.m., free. (

Oahu Civic Orchestra Live
Honolulu Museum of Art, 1 p.m., free. The Oahu Civic Orchestra presents an array of traditional holiday music at its free Christmas Concert. (342-0610)

The Sandra Wong String Studio Christmas Concert
Kaimuki Public Library, 2 p.m., free. Students and alumni of the Sandra Wong String Studio will perform contemporary Christmas songs, hymns, and carols. (733-8422)

5K Race
Manoa Valley District Park, 6 a.m. registration, 7 a.m. race starts, $30/race day, $15/before Dec. 15. Over the past 4 years Homeward Bound has garnered incredible support to the tune of over $40,000 and keeps growing every year. (

Autocross Driving
Aloha Stadium, visit website for schedule and cost. With over 30 classes, your best driving time during 4 separate laps will be measured against other drivers, both female and male, in same class of vehicle. (

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Birthday
Bishop Museum, noon to 1 p.m., free. The special program will feature oli (chant), hula, and mele (song) by Bishop Museum staff and the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club. (

Filipino Christmas Celebration
FilCom Center, 3:30-7:30 p.m., call for more information. Children (and adults, too) can also make their own parol (Christmas lanterns) out of bamboo and paper, listen to folk tales, and participate in games and crafts. (680-0451)