December 6

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Sunday December 6
Blackouts, Bullets and Barbed Wire: A Town Overtaken
Faith Baptist Church, 3-5 p.m., free. Kailua Historical Society reminisces on the Dec. 7, 1941, bombings of Bellows and Mokapu and their effects on the area from the Kailua perspective. (262-7316)

Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Sundays starting Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m., $45/individual, $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. Pre-registration required. (263-4500,

Life & Happiness Talk
Happiness U, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy. #117A, 5-6 p.m., free. Hear from founder Alice Inoue about how it is possible to change your life by changing your focus, and experience firsthand what Happiness U has to offer. Pre-registration required. (

Making Media That Matters
Hawaii Filmmakers Collective, 3167 Waialae Ave., register by Dec. 6 for classes running Fridays from Jan. 22-April 15, 4-7 p.m., free. Hawaii Women in Filmmaking host a special filmmaking program for trans, cis and non-binary girls. Pre-registration required. (206-0848,

Natural Holiday Decorations
Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave., 2:30-4 p.m., $15. Reduce your holiday waste by creating fun decorations from your own backyard! Children will experience the joy and beauty of nature while having fun making their own creations. Pre-registration required. (

Science and Changing Seas
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Education Alcove Classroom, 3-4 p.m., free. Gen Del Reye discusses “Making Climate Change Prediction Useful: A New Method of Predicting the Impacts of Climate on Marine Fishes.” (397-5840)

Arts and Flavors of Hawaii Food and Products Show
Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Shop specialty foods and drinks, handmade gifts, boutique clothing, jewelry and much more from more than 25 vendors. Balloon twisting from noon-2 p.m. (, 232-9208)

Celebrations Craft & Gift Fair in Mapunapuna
Ben Franklin parking lot, 2810 Paa St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. More than 35 vendors, crafters, make and takes, and closeouts. (479-5525,

Hawaii Polo Club
Mokuleia Polo Field, 2 p.m., $12-$25. Bring a toy and get half-off admission at Hawaii Polo Club’s annual fundraiser for Operation Toy Box. (439-6394 ext. 101,

Homeward Bound 5K
Manoa Valley District Park, 2721 Kaaipu Ave., 7-10 a.m., $15. The seventh annual Homeward Bound 5K, organized by Punahou cross-country and track runners, supports IHS and the fight against homelessness. (

Swing Dance Club Hawaii
Palladium at Ala Wai Golf Clubhouse, 6-9:15 p.m., $5-$10. Get lessons from 6-7 p.m., then dance freely to swing, cha cha, waltz, NC 2-step, CW, salsa, fox trot and more at a special Christmas event. (529-8816)

Windward Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
Castle High School, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Enjoy a day of shopping for holiday gifts, lunch and snacks while meeting up with family and friends, food demos and more. Proceeds benefit Castle High Project Grad. (554-9620,

Holiday Gifts from Nature
Hawaii Nature Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $10/non-member. Make an assortment of holiday ornaments and gifts from natural and recycled materials. Pre-registration required. (955-0100 ext. 118)

20 Degrees North
Nico’s Pier 38, 1129 N. Nimitz Hwy., 6-8 p.m., free. (540-1377)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Kapiolani Bandstand, 2 p.m., free. (922-5331)

St. John Vianney School Holiday Concert
St. John Vianney Parish, 920 Keolu Drive, 6:30 p.m., free. Students perform a “The Stone Age”-themed holiday concert, including tunes like “Jingle Bell Rock” and more. (261-4651)

Ukulele Foundation of Hawaii
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 3 p.m., free. (

Voice, Violin and Piano
Studio 909, 4 p.m., free. Ebb & Flow Arts present a 20th-century musical selection in voice, violin and piano. Pre-concert discussion begins at 3 p.m. (876-1854,

Windward Choral Society Kaneohe Community Christmas Carol Concert & Audience Sing-along
Windward Mall, center stage, 3 p.m., free. Windward Choral Society sings holiday favorites. (

Ewa Mooring Mast Field Commemoration
Ewa Field, across from Hawaiian Railway Museum, 10 a.m., free. Join members of the local community and veterans for the annual observance of the attack on Ewa Mooring Mast Field, which was defended by the U.S. Marines. The ceremony honors those who were killed that day, both Marines and civilians. (

Pearl Harbor 74th Anniversary Ceremony
USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, 7:30 a.m., free. Dr. Hiroya Sugano, director general of the Zero Fighter Admirers’ Club, conducts this annual commemoration of peace and reconciliation with a silent prayer and pouring bourbon from a WWII-blackened canteen from the USS Arizona as an offering to the spirits of the fallen. (441-1000)

Chinese Influence on the Fashion Runway
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, 1601 East-West Road, 2-3 p.m., free. Shu-Hwa Lin discusses Chinese influence on fashion. (944-7177)

Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Hwy., Dec. 6-Jan. 7, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays from 2-6 p.m., free. Suzanne Barnes, Cynthia Schubert, Wendy Roberts and Dawn Yoshimura collaborate on an art exhibit with individual answers to the same questions. Reception is Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m. (595-4047)

Halau Hula ‘O Nawahine
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 7 p.m., free. (

I Love Hula in Kailua
Kailua Parking Garage behind Longs/CVS, 3 p.m., free. Enjoy hula from Halau Mohala ‘Ilima. (

Stylez Connection
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 5 p.m., free. (

‘The Eternal Zero’
UH-Manoa, Art Building 132, 1:30 p.m., $20. Watch Japan’s No. 1 box office film, “The Eternal Zero,” about a kamikaze pilot struggling to reconcile his duty to his country with his love for his family. (