December 5

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Saturday December 5
Decoupage Containers and Natural Cleaners
The Green House Hawaii, 2-4 p.m., $20. Get into the green holiday crafting spirit with natural cleaners and care products for your homes and gifts. Plus, receive one essential oil sample. (, 524-8427)

Festive Xeric Holiday Wreath Making
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, $5/non-members, free/FOHXG members. Learn how less-thirsty, xeriscape plants can be used to create colorful and festival holiday decorations. Pre-registration required. (748-5320,

Hawaii to Zero Conference
UH Cancer Center at JABSOM, 701 Illalo St., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Learn more about the “State of the Art and Current Efforts in HIV Cure and Prevention,” and then attend the grand opening of the UH Clinics at Kakaako and the future Clint Spencer Clinic. Pre-registration required. (

Holiday Ornaments from Natural and Recycled Materials
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, 1-3 p.m., free. Create holiday ornaments from dried plant materials, shells and recycled material. Pre-registration required. (233-7323)

Let’s Ferment It!
Kapolei High School, 10 a.m.-noon, $15/person, $40/family of three. Learn to make your own sauerkraut and kimchi. Bring your own jars, veggies and cabbage. Pre-registration required. (

Medicinals and Beneficial Plants with Andrew
The Green House Hawaii, 10 a.m.-noon, $20. Learn about medicinal plants and uses, poultices, tinctures and oils for healing from Andrew Geeren, founder of Garden to Gardens. Pre-registration required. (524-8427,

Succulent Wreath Making
Foster Botanical Garden, Dec. 5 at 10-11:30 a.m. or noon-1:30 p.m., $20. Create your own beautiful wreath to take home for the holidays. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Female Comics of Hawaii
Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St., 8-10 p.m., $10. Aimee-Jane Baxa headlines, Patrice Scott hosts and Autumn, Porscha, Brandi Morgan, Laura Laureni, Jasmine Bautista, Erika Swartzkopf and Mary Jane perform original standup comedy. (

Christmas in Honolulu
Palolo Hongwanji Mission, 1641 Palolo Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Talented and popular artists and crafters offer all of your gift-giving needs for the holiday season. (734-3693)

Friends of the Library Kapolei Booksale
Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Come early for the best selection of books, CDs and DVDs. (693-7050)

Going Green Recycling Drive
Kapolei High School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Save your recyclable waste and help turn trash into cash for community programs. Acceptable items include scrap metal, cell phones, batteries, computers, HI-5 beverage containers and more. (291-6151,

Holiday Swap Meet
Ewa by Gentry Community Association, 91-1795 Keaunui Drive, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Over 100 vendors and crafters selling holiday gifts, both old and new. (685-0111 ext. 31)

Kapolei Holiday Fair
Kapolei High School, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Check out craft vendors and community groups, plus a recycling drive, Christmas tree sale, Breakfast with Santa and more. (

Laulima Giving Day
Windward Mall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Bring a new, unwrapped gift for a family in need, and enjoy live performances from Jordan Segundo, 24-VII Danceforce, Honu by the Sea and more. (235-1143)

Mass Cat Sterilization Clinics
Hawaii Public Housing Admin Building, 1002 N. School St., Bldg. J, register online for appointment time, $65-$5. Spay or neuter your cat to keep them healthy and reduce the number of unwanted animals who end up in shelters. (, 226-4561)

Beach Storytime
Waianae Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Guest readers include state Reps. Jo Jordan and Andria Tupola plus Neighborhood Board president Cedric Gates. (697-7868)

‘Goodnight Gecko’ 25th Anniversary Storytime
Barnes and Noble Ala Moana, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #1272, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free .Ukulele-accompanied reading of “Goodnight Gecko,” with special sing-along of Gecko’s “Happy Night Song.” Possible book signing to follow. (949-7307)

Makiki Mele Kalikimaka
Makiki District Park, 1527 Keeaumoku St., 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. Enjoy children’s games, crafts, entertainment, a photo booth, refreshments and a visit from Santa at 10:30 a.m. (768-9285)

Santa Saturday
Kapolei Shopping Center, 590 Farrington Hwy., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Enjoy snow, photos with Santa, make-and-take crafts and more. (

Storytime with Meadow Gold Dairies’ Lani Moo and Calci
Manoa Public Library, 11 a.m., free. Lani Moo and Calci read stories about farm animals and healthy eating, with a meet-and-greet to follow. (988-0459)

Winter Wonderland
Calvary Church of the Pacific, 99-400 Aiea Heights Drive, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Play in 10 tons of snow, and enjoy popcorn, cotton candy, caramel apples, balloons, games, crafts and more. (488-6825)

Jazz at The Dragon Upstairs
The Dragon Upstairs, 1038 Nuuanu Ave., 7-10 p.m., free. Mihoko M, Chris Yeh, Roland Sugimoto, Jabari Prevost and Chiris Pagabaribaun perform. (526-1411)

Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 10 a.m., free. (

Mailani Makainai
Kahala Mall, Center Court, 2-3 p.m., free. (

Masaki School of Music
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 7 p.m., free. (

Pacific Fleet Band Performance
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Lanai, 8:45-10 a.m., free. (

Tyler the Creator
The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., 8 p.m., $35. (

For Love of Country
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 5:30-10 p.m., call for cost. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s ninth anniversary dinner gala supports the museum’s programs and includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment and an auction. Get a first look at Lt. Ted Shealy’s newly restored aircraft and the B-17E Swamp Ghost Exhibit. (441-1006)

International Plastic Modelers Society Pearl Harbor Model Display
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Education Building Classroom, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 6 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. The local chapter of International Plastic Modelers Society will have a free public display of ships, planes and vehicles related to those used during the attack on Oahu and Pearl Harbor. Expert modelers will share the history and techniques used to build these scale model masterpieces. (

‘Rudolf’s Reindeer Games’
Tenney Theatre at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Dec. 5 and 12 at 4:30 p.m., $20-$10. Throw tradition to the wind in this comedic Christmas play full of songs, sketches and games. (839-9885,

Solo Surf Sesh
The Manifest, 32 N. Hotel St., 6-8 p.m., $35. Enjoy a painting party led by Luke DeKneef, with plenty of food and drink. Pre-registration required. (

AccesSurf’s Day at the Beach
White Plains Beach Park, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Help those with disabilities enjoy the ocean in a safe, supportive environment with AccesSurf. (