December 4

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Friday December 4
Computer Basics
Mililani Public Library, 95-450 Makaimoimo St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. Learn more about library computers, mouse skills, Microsoft Word and the internet. Pre-registration required. (627-7470)

Education is Priority
UH-Manoa’s Sakamaki A101, 2530 Dole St., 5 p.m., free. Fariha of Girl Scout Troop 377 will give a Gold Award presentation on education for girls in Bangladesh. Hear directly from the girls, watch videos and learn more. (224-8412)

GEMS, More Than Just Loss: Dementia Progression Patterns
St. Andrew’s Priory School, Kennedy Bldg., Room K-102, 224 Queen Emma Square, 1-3:30 p.m., $35. Learn about GEMS, a system that helps caregivers understand the changes in a person due to dementia. GEMS focuses on what abilities are left instead of loss and helps caregivers improve interactions with a person with dementia. Pre-registration required. (221-7105,

Keiki Passenger Safety
Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Medical Office, 2828 Paa St., 3:30-6 p.m., free. Is your child’s car seat or booster seat installed properly? Find out by getting it checked by a child passenger safety technician certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pre-registration required. (432-2260)

Mold Education and Certification
Pomaikai Ballrooms, 735 Iwilei Road, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., free/home inspectors. Green Home Solutions Hawaii offers affordable mold testing services for home inspectors and consumers. RSVP required. (314-202-3312,

Succulent Wreath Making
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, 10-11:30 a.m., $20. Create your own beautiful wreath to take home for the holidays. Plants provided. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Creations of Hawaii
Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court, Dec. 4-5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., free. Shop products from local artisans. (203-2366,

Light Up a Memory
Sister Maureen Keleher Center, 24 Puiwa Road, 6-8 p.m., free. Light a candle in remembrance of a loved one with St. Francis Hospice, plus enjoy holiday entertainment and refreshments. (547-8140)

Very Merry Event
Kahala Mall, Dec. 4-6, mall hours, $5/shopping pass. Get exclusive deals and gifts with a shopping pass. Proceeds support nonprofits across the state. (

Wahiawa Santa Parade and Concert
Parade starts at Kaala Elementary School and ends at Wahiawa Town Center, 6:30 p.m. parade, 5:45-8:45 p.m. activities, free. Wahiawa kicks off the holiday season with its traditional parade and Santa visit. Afterwards, Puamana performs, plus Xtreme Fun Rides, giveaways and more. (221-2774)

A Touch of Christmas
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii, 91-3257 Kualakai Pkwy., 6-8:30 p.m., free. Enjoy an evening of family-friendly fun, including gingerbread-house making, a live nativity, family crafts and games, snow, “reindeer” rides, cookie decorating, a photo booth and more. (682-5505)

Alvah Scott Elementary Na Poki‘i O Na Ali‘i Singers
Windward Mall, Center Court, 7-7:45 p.m., free. (235-1143)

Army 25th Infantry Division Military Band Performance
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai, 8:45-10 a.m., free. (

Dartmouth College Sing Dynasty
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 5 p.m., free. (

Desert Rhythm Project
Downbeat Lounge, 42 Hotel St., 9 p.m., free, age 21 and up. (533-2328)

Jeff Rasmussen
Nico’s Pier 38, 1129 N. Nimitz Hwy., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. (540-1377)

KB Riley
Nico’s Pier 38, 1129 N. Nimitz Hwy., 5:30-8:30 p.m., free. (540-1377)

Pacific Harp Project
Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m., $30-$15. The four-member Pacific Harp Project explores the traditional harp repertoire in a new context, allowing for collaboration and improvisation. (955-8821,

Royal Hawaiian Band
Iolani Palace, noon, free. (922-5331)

Voices of Aloha Christmas Concert
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St., 7 p.m., free. Voices of Aloha perform their annual Christmas concert with classical and contemporary holiday favorites. (228-5068)

‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to This Show’
New Life Church Honolulu, 1190 Nuuanu Ave., Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.,, Dec. 5 at 3 and 8 p.m., $25-$50. Honolulu Broadway Babies presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to This Show,” starring Joan Almedilla, Emy Coligado, Bonifacio Deoso Jr., Dan Pardo, Kristian Lei, Amado Cacho, Kimee Balmilero and more. (

A Pints, Pupus and Pinball Party
Manoa Valley Theatre, 6 p.m., $100. Pint + Jigger and Manoa Valley Theatre collaborate for a special pre-show party before “The Who’s Tommy,” featuring ales, food, cocktails and more. (988-6131,

After Dark in the Park: An Evening with Professor David Kennedy
Pearl Harbor Visiting Center Theater, 6:30-7 p.m. book signing, 7:15-8:45 p.m. program, free. Get inside into the writing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Freedom from Fear: The American People in Great Depression and War, 1929-1945,” from author David Kennedy. (

Afternoon in the Park: Cultural Resources Year in Review
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater, 4-5 p.m., free. Chief of cultural resources Scott Pawlowski looks at the underwater world of the sunken USS Arizona. (

‘August in the City of Bones’
Brad Powell Theatre, 650 Iwilei Road #101, Dec. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 at 2 p.m., $50. Celebrate one of the finest playwrights of the 20th century with this tribute to August Wilson. (, 741-4699)

Hawaii State Ballet
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 7 p.m., free. (

Ulu Hou Festival
Doris Duke Theatre, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m., $15-$12; Dec. 5 at 4 p.m., $10/$8; Dec. 6 from 10 a.m., $10-$8. Celebrate change in Hawaii with food, live music, discussions and more, plus screenings of “Finding Joe,” “Supermensch” and “Happy.” (