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December 18

Wednesday December 18
Advance Directives
Kaiser Permanente –Waipio Medical Office conference room 1B, 10-11:30 a.m., free. Learn how to understand forms so that your loved ones know exactly what you want in the event you are unable to care for yourself or express your wishes. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Breastfeeding Class
Castle Medical Center, Kailua, 6-8:30 p.m., $25 or free with any Castle childbirth class. Registration is required. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

Chairobics
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic conference room 1BC, Mon.-Thurs. through Dec. 19 , 9:30-10:30 a.m., $4/members, $5/non-members. The class includes a warm-up, stretching and range-of-motion exercises, and strength training with weights. A doctor’s authorization for the class is required. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Chairobics
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic conference room 1BC, Nov. 4-Dec. 19, Mon.-Thurs., 9:30-10:30 a.m., $4-$5/class. The class includes a warm-up, stretching and range-of-motion exercises, and strength training with weights. A written doctor’s note is required for the class. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Chairobics
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Medical Office conference room 1BC, Dec. 2-19, Mon.-Thurs., 9:30-10:30 a.m., $4-$5. The course includes a warm-up, stretching, range-of-motion exercises and strength training with weights. A written doctor’s authorization for the class is required. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, Dec. 18 or 30, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $110. For professional rescuers and health care providers. Contact to register. (1-800-733-2767, redcross.org/take-a-class)

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)

Cancer Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Mapunapuna Clinic, Maile Room, 5:30-7 p.m., free. Meet with others who have similar experiences living with cancer. (432-8538)

Halau Olapakuikalani o Hokuaulani
Windward Mall Center Court, 7-8 p.m., free. Halau Olapakuikalani o Hokulani performs. (windwardmall.com)

Na Hoku Performs
Kahala Mall, noon, free. The Star of the Sea School Choir, Na Hoku, performs. The choir is made up of students from grades 4-8 and celebrates 20 years since its first performance in 1993. (734-0208)

Radical Acceptance
Nuuanu YMCA, 9-10 a.m., free. Radical acceptance is a choice that can erase stress and depression and enhance overall quality of life. Learn effective strategies for coping with difficult life events. (541-5256)

Dear Santa Letter Writing Station
Windward Mall, through Dec. 24, mall hours. Write notes to Santa. Be sure to bring a 46-cent postage stamp so Santa can reply. (windwardmall.com)

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)

Reindeer Games
Windward Mall, through Dec. 19, mall hours. Santa’s reindeer on on the loose in the mall. Shoppers can help to find them for a chance to win $500 in Windward Mall retailer gift cards. Download a map of Windward Mall to play. (windwardmall.com, facebook.com/windwardmall)

Snow Flurry Tree
Windward Mall Center Court, through Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., free. At the top of every hour for 15 minutes, the Christmas tree dusts the mall with “snow flurries.” (windwardmall.com)

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Kaneohe Public Library, 6 p.m., free. See this re-telling of the classic Charles Dickens tale. The Disney movie is rated G for all ages. Free popcorn, snacks and refreshments provided. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (233-5670)

The Polar Express
Hawaii Kai Public Library, 2:30 p.m., free. See this heart-warming movie based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, featuring the voice of Tom Hanks. The film is rated G and is suitable for ages 5 and older. Seating is limited and participants should bring a jacket or sweater. Free snacks are available while supplies last. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (397-5833)

Toy Works Santa Photo Set
Windward Mall Center Court, mall hours, photo packages start at $21. Bring the kids to the set for an activity book and the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap for a photo op. (windwardmall.com)

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

#MyKiplingBag Tour
2080 Kalakaua Ave., Dec. 18-20, 3-9 p.m., free. The three-day celebration includes playful activities, visual sensationalism and interactive experiences. The event includes complimentary sips daily beginning at 5:30 p.m., a Kipling holiday and create your own collections display, and more. RSVP online. (mykiplingbag.com)

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)

Berlin and Beyond Film Festival
Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art, Dec. 16-20, contact for times, $8-$10/screening. In partnership with the Berlin and Beyond Film Festival, and Goethe-Institute San Francisco, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents Berlin and Beyond Honolulu featuring a selection of new films from German-speaking countries. (honolulumseum.org)

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)

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)

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