December 6

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Saturday December 6
Christmas Craft Party
McCully-Moiliili Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Kaimuki High School Art Club will demonstrate how to make a candy cane reindeer, a Christmas wreath, and learn how to decorate your own Santa’s list. (973-1089)

Festive Mr. Fox: Felt Craft Program
Hawaii State Library, Art, Music & Recreation Section on the second floor, 3 p.m., free. Adults are invited to hand sew a small felt figure suitable as a seasonal ornament. All materials will be supplied. (586-3520)

Festive Xeric Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, free/members, $5/non-members. Participants will learn how less-thirsty, xeriscape plants can be used to create colorful and festive holiday decorations. Pre-registration required. (748-5363,

Full Moon Indigo + Wine Shibori Workshop
CHAI Studio at Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. #1460, 6-8 p.m., $24. Learn to shape cloth and dye fabric in the Japanese shibori method. Pre-registration required. (536-4543,

Life Skills Group
SECOH Ocean Pointe Location, Sept. 20 through Dec. 20, 2-3 p.m. or 3-4 p.m., $40 private pay, may be billable to insurance. Teens age 15-23 learn skills necessary for independent living and socializing. (348-5056)

Natural Holiday Decorations
Kapolei High School Portable 1, 91-5007 Kapolei Pkwy., 9 a.m.-noon, $40/families of three, $15/person. Learn how to make holiday decorations and gifts using natural materials like leaves, twigs and berries. Pre-registration required. (, 483-0678)

Parol (Filipino Christmas Star) Workshop
Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St., 10 a.m.-noon, free. Learn how to make festive paper tassels for Parols, plus make parol ornaments using recycled milk cartons. Pre-registration required. (228-6345)

Social Skills Group
SECOH Ocean Pointe Location, Saturdays from Sept. 20 through Dec. 20, 2-3 p.m. or 3-4 p.m., $40 private pay, may be billable to insurance. Teens age 15-23 will learn social skills and foster healthy peer interactions in small groups. (348-5056)

Walk the Dance, Dance the Walk Training
Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island Circle, second Saturdays through Jan. 17, 8:30 a.m., contact for cost. Ron Takamoto leads trainees for Walk the Dance, Dance the Walk, open to school children and adults. (597-1341)

Your Best Self
Chaminade University, first and second Saturdays through Dec. 13, 9-11 a.m., $100. For those ages 4 to 21. Prepare for upcoming transitions in education and employment opportunities with a workshop that includes strategies for engagement, and a networking session that cover speed engagement. Advanced registration is required. (

Female Comics of Hawaii
Downbeat Diner and Lounge, 8-10 p.m., $10. Patrice Scott hosts an evening with Erika Swartzkopf, Kay Shine, Michelle Welch, Maryjane, Brandi Morgan and Maura Sateriale. (542-8345)

29th Annual Mililani Christmas Parade
Parade starts at Mililani Shopping Center and ends at Town Center of Mililani, 9-10:30 a.m., free. Enjoy the annual Christmas parade, which will head down Kipapa Drive, around Kuahelani Avenue and up Meheula Parkway, with activities at the shopping center to follow. (625-0108)

Aloha Aina Recycling Drive
Aikahi Elementary School, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Check website for acceptable and unacceptable materials. (,

Blood Drive
Waianae Mall entrance, 86-120 Farrington Hwy., 8 a.m.-noon, free. Give the gift of life – donate blood just in time for the holidays. (848-4770, 372-9966)

Christmas Craft Fair
Prince Kuhio Community Center, 91-1270 Kinoiki St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Featuring 50-plus food and craft vendors, as well as entertainment, keiki ID and hula halau performances. (394-0050)

Christmas in Manoa
Waioli Tea Room, 2950 Manoa Rd., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Enjoy the 10th annual sale featuring accomplished artists dedicated to both function and art, with clothing, scarves, jewelry and more for sale. (524-9594)

Craft Fair
St. John Vianney Parish School, 940 Keolu Dr., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. SJV student travel club hosts a craft fair. (

Holiday Bazaar & Craft Sale
45-440 Koa Kahiko St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Crafts, supplies and more for sale in this clean-out sale. (247-4267)

Holiday Book Sale
Kapolei Public Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Browse a large selection of books, CDs, DVDs, records and more, with proceeds going to the library’s programs and materials. (

Holiday Faire
Koganji Temple, 2869 Oahu Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Enjoy sweet and savory delights, crafts, a gift store, a taiko performance and more. (,

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Moanalua Medical Center, 4-5:30 p.m., free. Helping Other Parents in Normal Grieving (HOPING) is for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, a stillbirth or the death of an infant to join other parents, share experiences and give support. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

Makiki Mele Kalikimaka
Makiki District Park, 1527 Keeaumoku St., 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. Enjoy keiki games, crafts, entertainment, photo booth, refreshments and a visit from Santa. (522-7084)

Waialua Crafters
Waialua Library, 11 a.m., free. Bring your current craft project to share, meet other crafters, share tips and more. (637-8286)

Pictures with Santa Paws
Hawaiian Humane Society, Dec. 6-7, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Take a family portrait with your furry friend, support Hawaiian Humane Society and receive access to the photos in an online gallery. (

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

Hawaii Wartime History Tour
Exact location in downtown and Chinatown given with RSVP, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. and Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., $40. Enjoy a wartime history tour through downtown and Chinatown to the sites of former dance halls, diners, government buildings, pool halls and more frequented by U.S. servicemen during WWII. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. (

Gigi Love
Lanikai Park at the corner of Aalapapa and Kaiolena drives, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Gigi Love performs at the Lanikai Craft Faire. (

Jackie Ward – Celebration of Life Concert
Hawaiian Brians, 6-10 p.m., $25/at the door. Celebrate Jackie Ward’s life and community contributions – and support Ward’s Rafters – with four local bands, including the Saloon Pilots. (

John Cruz
Ward Warehouse Amphitheater Stage, 7 p.m., free. Celebrate the holidays with a spirited performance from John Cruz, with an autograph session to follow. (591-8411)

Karol’s Karolers Christmas Concert
Hawaii State Library, 11:30 a.m., free. This seasonal a cappella group, composed of members of well-known Oahu church choirs, will perform traditional as well as new Christmas songs. (586-3499)

Makua Rothman
Kahala Mall Center Stage, 2 p.m., free. Kahala Mall’s annual concert series brings some of the greatest in Hawaiian music to celebrate the holidays. (732-7736)

Melodie Soul & The Blue Light
Jazz Minds, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10. (945-0800)

Korner Room, early afternoon after Kaneohe Christmas Parade, free. Enjoy the music of PeniDean at a block party. (239-5867)

Sax for Christmas
The Magic of Polynesia Showroom in The Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, 2300 Kalakaua Ave., 8:45 p.m., $50-$80. Marion Meadows, Jessy J, Michael Lington and Michael Paulo bring the sounds of saxophones to Hawaii. (951-696-0184)

Soul Patrol Acoustic
Morning Brew Cafe & Bistro, 600 Kailua Rd. #120, 5-7 p.m., free. Unplugged rock, blues and soul music. (262-7770)

Standards and Other Delights
Hawaii Pacific Radio’s Atherton Studio, 738 Kaheka St., 7:30 p.m., $30/general. Jazz vocalist Rachel Gonzales, pianist Les Peetz, bass Dean Taba and drummer Scott Shafer present an eclectic evening of “Standards and Other Delights.”

The Slack Key Artistry of Jeff Peterson
Hawaii Kai Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Jeff Peterson will present a special Holiday performance. (397-5833)

Holiday ReinBeer Bash
Parking lot fronting REAL a gastropub, 7-11 p.m., $2 for ages 21 and up. Metro HNL and Sierra Nevada sponsor an outdoor holiday event, with craft beer, music, art, fashion and food. (529-2526)

CFA Championship and Household Pet Cat Show
McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $4/adults, $2/seniors, children and military. Cat show for Hulacat Club. (234-0832)

Destinations & Dreams
Pacific Aviation Museum, 319 Lexington Blvd., 6-10 p.m., $250. Annual fundraiser for Pacific Aviation Museum features guest speaker Captain Chelsey B. Sullenberger.(, 441-1006)

King Street Cycle Track Grand Opening Celebration
Thomas Square Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. In celebration of the first cycle track in Hawaii, enjoy music provided by the Pedal Powered Music Festival, a keiki bike rodeo (ages 4-16), food trucks, hands-on art, free bike repair and various engaging booths, plus an inaugural bike ride with the mayor at 1 p.m. (

Oahu Open Studios
Ward Center Conference Rooms at Ward Warehouse, 1020 Ala Moana Blvd., 6-9 p.m., free. Local artists will open their studios to interested art lovers for two weekends starting Dec. 6, so get a sneak peek of what to expect and a list of locations at this opening celebration. (

Rock’n the Holidays with Rakugo
Tenney Theatre at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Dec. 6, 13 and 20 at 4:30 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m., $10-$20. Yasu Ishida directs three stories, one in traditional Japanese rakugo style, one an adaptation of “The Gift of the Magi” and the last in kamishibai style. (839-9885,

Waialua Writers’ Group
Waialua Library, 11 a.m., free. Topic of the month is “Childhood.” Share your work with others, or just enjoy listening and reading. (637-8286)