December 17

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Saturday December 17
Opae Ula Hawaiian Super Shrimp
Island Scoops, 4:30 p.m., $25. Learn more about these amazing Hawaiian shrimp and make your own customized pet shrimp aquarium in this fun and educational family program. Reservations recommended. (841-8080)

Pilikoko Baseball Clinic
Central Oahu Regional Park, 9 a.m.-noon ages 11 and below, 1-4 p.m. ages 12 and older, free with donation of canned goods. The 17th annual Pilikoko Baseball Clinic is run by Lester Akeo and his family. (861-2488)

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women
Aina Haina Public Library, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $30. Those thinking about or in the process of divorce or legal separation should attend this empowering workshop designed to help you take the next step. (, 395-0200)

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

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kapolei Shopping Center, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, 7-11 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Coffee Hour with Sen. Nishihara
Pearl City Gateway McDonalds, 8:30-9:30 a.m., free. Chat with Sen. Clarence Nishihara. (728-1008)

Coffee Hour with Sen. Nishihara
Waipahu Don Quijote, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. Chat with Sen. Clarence Nishihara. (728-1008)

Holi-Daze Market in Chinatown
Located on Nuuanu and Pauahi streets, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Enjoy local fashion, art, music, food and more. (

Holiday Pet Pop-up: Mai Pup
Hawaii Doggie Bakery, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Mai Pup offers accessories, handcrafted with love for you and your pup, at this pop-up shop. (, 783-7390)

Makahiki Challenge
Kualoa Ranch, register for times, $110. The sixth annual Makahiki Challenge features a 5K obstacle mud run and other tests of physical endurance. Pre-registration required. (

Mini Field Day
Hawaii Kai Boat Ramp, 4-10 p.m., free. Emergency Amateur Radio Club of Honolulu hosts a social gathering with radio demos, displays and more, to promote enjoyment of the hobby. (

Breakfast with Santa
Moana Surfrider, Veranda, Dec. 17 and 18, 9 a.m.-noon, $45-$35. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, visit with Santa, gingerbread decorating, and a special gift. (921-4600)

Family Story Time
Waianae Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts for children in grades pre-K-1 and their caregivers. Today’s theme is “Arctic animals.” (697-7868)

Very Kunia Kalikimaka
Kunia Shopping Center, 4-7 p.m., free. Visit with Santa and get a free treat, plus browse a Christmas fair, make an ornament and enjoy carols from Sounds of Aloha Chorus’ Wong Fu Acapella Quartet. (

Medicinal Plant Tour
Foster Botanical Garden, 1 p.m., free. Learn about the plants and trees that were utilized as natural remedies before modern medicine. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

All Shores Musicians
Kahala Mall, 4-4:45 and 6-6:45 p.m., free. (

Carols with the Chorale
Waipahu Public Library, 11 a.m.-noon, free. Members of Kapolei Chorale perform holiday songs to inspire the whole family. (675-0358)

Christmas Concert
Honolulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St., Dec. 17 and 18, 7 p.m., free. The Honolulu Hawaii Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents its 30th annual Christmas concert, featuring its concert choir and orchestra, children’s choir, youth choir, and special guests Drill Team Hawaii and Honolulu Handbell Ensemble. (358-6935)

Handel’s Messiah Sing-along
Christ Church Uniting, 1300 Kailua Road, 2 p.m., free. Join a community sing-along. Scores provided. (, 262-6911)

HARD Hawaii
Hawaii Country Club, 6 p.m., $65/presale. Featuring performances from Tchami, Destructo, Rezz, Wax Motif, Mannie Fresh and LA Riots. (

In Terra Pax
Chaminade University, Mystical Rose Oratory, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18 at 4 p.m., $35-$5. Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble presents its 25th annual Christmas concert featuring traditional and lesser-known music for the season. (, 266-8899)

Johnny’s Rock Society II
Hibiscus Lounge, 350 Ward Ave., 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. Enjoy classic rock, disco, top 40s, oldies and contemporary tunes. (

Ke Kula Mele
Windward Mall, 11 a.m., free. Students of Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music, under the direction of kumu Alan Akaka perform songs themed “aloha,” along with Christmas tunes. (, 375-9379)

Ron Artis II
Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m., $30-$15. (, 955-8821)

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

The Hawaiian Classics: Amy Hanaialii & Willie K
Hawaii Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $65. (

Star Wars Holiday Extravaganza
Scarlet Honolulu, 8 p.m., $10/presale. Support for Toys for Tots Hawaii and celebrate the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with food, music, drink specials, a costume contest and more. (

‘A Plantation Celebration’
Tenney Theatre, 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., 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,

Dance Junction Hawaii
Kahala Mall, 10-10:45 a.m., free. (

Earth, Moon and Sun
Hokulani Imaginarium at Windward Community College, 1 p.m., $7-$5. Watch a show in the observatory. (235-7433)

Hula Aloha Hula
Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, 5:30 p.m., free. Enjoy hula from He Makana O Aloha and vocals from Alii Manu. (

Season of Light
Hokulani Imaginarium at Windward Community College, 2 p.m., $7-$5. Watch a show in the observatory. (235-7433)

Waiokeola Twirlers
Kahala Mall, noon-1 p.m., free. (

Heeia Estuary Restoration
RSVP for meeting place, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Help Hui o Koolaupoko restore the stream by removing invasive mangrove and replanting native species. (,

Zablan’s Beach Community Work Days
Call for meeting place and times for work day at Zablan’s Beach, free. Malama Learning Center cares for the Nanakuli wetland and coastal area, picking up debris, removing invasive weeds and planting native greenery. (305-8287,