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December 27

Friday December 27
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 12:30-2:30 p.m., $110. An online blended course. Contact to register. (1-800-733-2767, redcross.org/take-a-class)

Adult CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 3:30-5 p.m., $70. Contact to register. (1-800-733-2767, redcross.org/take-a-class)

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 3:30-5:15 p.m. An online blended course. Contact to register. (1-800-733-2767, redcross.org/take-a-class)

Firs Aid
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $70. An online blended course. Contact to register. (1-800-733-2767, redcross.org/take-a-class)

Splash Tour
Living Art Marine Center, 1 p.m., $5 and up. Experience a hands-on Marine Center tour. (841-8080, www.livingartmarinecenter.com)

2013 Hawaii VC Summit
Sheraton Waikiki, sign up by Nov. 27 to receive early-bird admission, event takes place Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $100/early-bird fee, $130/regular fee. Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation and Sultan Ventures hosts the fourth anunal Hawaii VC summit to discuss “Startup Paradise” with keynote speaker Don Doge, an advisor to Google Ventures and startup evangelist. Online registration is required. (eventbrite.com/e/2013-hawaii-vc-summit-startup-paradise-demo-day-tickets-8848623471)

Holiday Science and Tech Fair
Manoa Grand Ballroom – Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 4-8 p.m., free. The 14th annual Holiday Science and Tech Fair showcases the best of Hawaii’s tech industry. The event includes resume evaluations, and local companies in attendance providing employment information. The Science and Tech Fair takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. A pau hana/WetWare Wednesday’s #StartupParadise event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. (techjobshawaii.org)

Thanksgiving Dinner and Foodbank Day
2678 Kiliahu St., noon-4 p.m., free. Project D.A.T.E. holds a Thanksgiving Dinner and provides FoodBank services to neighbors of the Kalihi/Mapunapuna community. Prizes also available, and Under One Roof Help Services Agencies also assists with needs. (629-7933)

Homemade Playdough
Art Explorium, 9:30-11 a.m., $15/student, children ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Make playdough from scratch to take home. Learn about colors and even add different scents to playdough. Registration is required. (artexplorium.org)

Concerts on the Beach
Duke’s Waikiki, Dec. 21 and 27, 4-6 p.m., free. Simple Session performs. (922-2268, dukeswaikiki.com)

Freesound
1718 Wilikina Dr., Wahiawa, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5, ages 21 and older. Freesound performs rock reggae music. (621-1835)

Local Showcase
Anna O’Briens, doors open at 9 p.m., $7, ages 21 and older. The event features Goodfoot, Rootie’s Roots and Cho Cho. (808shows.com)

SKAM Artists Melo D
The M Nightclub, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., free before 10 p.m., $10 after 10 p.m. Original member of the Beat Junkies, Melo D performs. Bottle service reservations accepted. Stylish attire, fashionable jeans and tees are required. (info@mnlhnl.com)

2014 Pre-Game Party
Anna O’Brien’s, 9 p.m., $7. Three bands perform: Good Foot, playing soul, funk and Afrobeat; Rootie’s Roots, playing blues and reggae; and Cho Cho, playing rock and roll. (946-5190)

Life is Art
Gallery on the Pali at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, through Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., free. Featuring scenic watercolors and abstract acrylics by Jimmy Tablante, an award winning artist. (jtdesignsonline.com, unitariansofhi.org/gallery)

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Training
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., $500. Contact before registering. (456-0431)

Guided Tour and Reef Walk
Living Art Marine Center, tour is at 10 a.m., reef walk takes place 5:30 p.m., $5 and up for each event. Experience a hands-on Marine Center tour, and later walk in shallow reef areas to discover nocturnal animals. (841-8080, www.livingartmarinecenter.com)

Japanese Flower Arranging
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115, Nov. 16-Jan. 18, Saturdays, 9:40-11:30 a.m., $48. Use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials, choosing the most beautiful aspects, assemble them in a different order and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. (235-7433)

Images at War’s End
Kapolei Public Library, through Feb. 22, library hours, free. The Battleship Missouri Memorial in collaboration with Kapolei High School, presents images a display of images and memorabilia from the USS Missouri, which also includes a series of unedited, soundless documentary film recordings taken aboard the USS Missouri as World War II concluded. (693-7050)

Strategies for Optimizing Your Social Security Benefits
Aiea Public Library, 1 p.m., free. Chartered Financial Consultant Nelson Secretario explains strategies for boosting benefits and increasing retirement income. Learn how benefits are calculated, the best time to apply and more. Reservations are required. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (483-7333)

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