December 4

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Thursday December 4
AARP Community Information Sessions
Hawaii Okinawan Center, 8:30-9:30 a.m., free. Learn what AARP is doing on Oahu to help caregivers, fight fraud and ensure that people live life to the fullest. (

AARP Mini-Conference
Hawaii United Okinawan Center, 94-587 Ukee St., 8:30 a.m.-noon, free. AARP hosts sessions on fall prevention, senior living options, understanding Medicaid and Homefit. Pre-registration required. (1-877-926-8300,

An Existential Look Inside North Korea
UH-Manoa’s Center for Korean Studies Auditorium, 1881 East-West Road, 4-5:30 p.m., free. Michelle Mope Andersson, spiritual director and pastoral counselor, discusses life in North Korea. (956-7041)

Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Thursdays starting Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Designed and taught by experienced labor and delivery nurses, this class is specifically geared for couples giving birth at Castle Medical Center. You will learn different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to caring for you and your baby. This class is suggested for couples in their 3rd trimester. (263-5400,

Nia Education for Body+Life
Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., 7-8 p.m., $7. Hang out with Nia belts and dig a little deeper into understanding the body. (397-7678)

Teen Wise Workshops
St. Christopher’s Church, 93 N. Kainalu Dr., Dec. 4, 11, 18 and Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6-8:30 p.m., free. Learn the concepts and approaches presented in the “Teen Wise” book set, and learn how to develop solution-based strategies in an open, interpersonal communicative environment. RSVP required. (, 688-4540)

We’ve Got Your Back for the Holidays!
Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 7-8:15 p.m., $69/series, $25/session. Workshops will focus each week on rejuvenating a different portion of the spine, while always addressing the back as a whole. (397-7678)

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Honolulu Medical Office, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 9, 5-6 p.m., contact for cost. Promote your health and well-being using basic yoga poses. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

Yoga Pilates
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Waipio Medical Office, Thursdays through Dec. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m., contact for cost. This class features a combination of yoga and pilates for a full body workout. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

East-West Center Holiday Craft Fair
East-West Center, 1601 East-West Rd., Dec. 4-5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Items for sale include Asia-Pacific handicrafts, handmade jewelry, stationary, plants, local snacks and more. (944-7111)

Free Holiday Kidney Early Detection Health Screening
Kaneohe Hawaii Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii hosts its last free kidney screening for the year. Pre-registration required. (589-5903)

Kaimuki Christmas Parade
Parade runs along Waialae Avenue from Saint Lous School to Koko Head Avenue, 6 p.m., free. Enjoy the longest-running parade on Oahu, plus the official lighting of the Kaimuki Christmas tree. (779-5407)

National Stuttering Association
UH Manoa Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, 677 Ala Moana Blvd. #625, RSVP by Dec. 4, meeting date is Dec. 6 from 10-11 a.m., free. Those who stutter are invited to a meeting of mutual support and social activities. (

Waialua Library Readers’ Group
Waialua Public Library, 9:30-11 a.m., free. Discuss “The Odyssey” by Homer, or sit back, listen and enjoy the company. (637-8286)

A Magical Christmas Tree
Aina Haina Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Join The Fairy Grandmother (Susie Roth) for Christmas stories, magic, puppets, and songs. (377-2456)

Gigi Love
The Grove, 33 Aulike St., 6 p.m., free. Gigi Love performs. (262-2898)

Highlands Intermediate School Chorus & Jazz Band
Pearlridge Downtown Center Court, 7-8:30 p.m., free. (203-2366)

Mililani High School Glee Club Christmas Concert
Mililani Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. The Mililani High School Glee Club, under the direction of Chorus Master Keane Ishii, will perform a selection of holiday season songs. (627-7470)

The Remnants!
Jazz Minds, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., 8 p.m., $7. (945-0800)

Thunder From Down Under
The Republik, Dec. 4, 5 and 6, 8 p.m. show, $39.50/general, $49.50 premium, in advance, plus applicable fees, increase day of show, 18 and older. Thunder From Down Under hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won’t be able to resist. (

Art from the Heart
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, 226 N. Kuakini St., 5-7:30 p.m., free. Art sale and exhibit benefits the hospital and its programs. (566-3790,

’the underneath’
Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., play runs Nov. 6-Dec. 7 on Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., $5-$20. Susan Soon He Stanton’s play “the underneath” makes its world premiere at Kumu Kahua. (536-4441,