December 7

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Sunday December 7
Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Sundays starting Dec. 7, 2-4 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,

Hanauma Bay Lecture Series
Hanauma Bay’s Cynthia M. Bond Memorial Theater, 3 p.m., free. Hear from researchers associated with COSEE Island Earth, including Chris Wall. (397-5840)

Illustrated Talk: Regional Dress in Rural India
East-West Center Gallery, 1601 East-West Road, 2-3 p.m., free. UH-Manoa assistant professor Cheri Vasek speaks. (944-7177)

Paper Making Workshop
Hawaii Nature Center, 10 a.m.-noon, $10, ages 3 and older. Create handmade paper using natural and recycled materials. Also, go on a short hike to collect natural items that may be incorporated into the paper. (955-0100)

Sitting is the New Smoking: Posture Follow-Up Series
Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., 3:30-5 p.m., $95/series, $35/session. Workshop is meant to follow up on lessons learned in Sitting is the New Smoking; must have attended that workshop to qualify for this one. (397-7678)

Swing Dance Club Hawaii
Palladium at Ala Wai Golf Course, 6:30 p.m. lesson, with dancing to follow until 9:15 p.m., $8/general, $5/club members. Swing, cha cha, waltz, night club 2-step, CW, salsa, fox trot and more. (834-7744)

The Art of Attention
Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., 4-6 p.m., $25/each, $40/both. Learn how to use yoga and inspiration to incorporate more creative pauses in your daily practices to draw out what is being revealed to you and what you want to make of that, then learn how to find and stay in silence .(397-7678)

A Pinch of Salt
Our Kakaako, 445 Cooke St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Find unique gifts from featured designer Sig Zane, local artists and other pop-up retailers that you can’t get at the mall. Enjoy delicious food, entertainment and family activities. (

A Mojito Mixer
Soul de Cuba Cafe, 5-7 p.m., $15/RPCVHI members, $20/general. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawaii hosts its annual fundraiser, with heavy pupus and a cash bar. (

A Taste of Friends of Kaneohe Library
Kaneohe Public Library, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. A variety of items will be for sale, plus learn about volunteering opportunities and sign up as a bookstore volunteer. (247-4819)

Arts and Flavors of Hawaii Food and Products Show
Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Featuring specialty foods, drinks and street food vendors, plus handmade gifts, home organization, boutique and surf clothing, decorative plants, jewelry and more. (232-9208,

Dec. 7 Commemoration
Fort DeRussy, on the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii grounds, 4 p.m., free. The Army hosts a Flying V Ceremony in honor of those men and women in the U.S. Army who responded to the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. (655-6354)

Light for Lima
Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave., 5-7 p.m., free. Organized globally by, Light for Lima aims to motivate millions of people of faith and moral belief to pray in their own tradition for the world leaders as they meet at the Conference of the Parties (COP) in Lima, Peru, from Dec. 1 to 12. (415-506-8192, 949-2220)

Pasko sa FilCom!
Filipino Community Center, 3-7 p.m., free. Enjoy family-oriented, Filipino-inspired activities for the holidays, including live entertainment, crafts and activities, contests, a college fair and more. (680-0451,

Pearl City Annual Christmas Parade
Starts at Momilani Elementary School and ends at Pearl City Shopping Center, 2 p.m. lineup, 4 p.m. start, free. Annual Christmas parade features PCHS marching band, scout troops, clubs and more. (593-1533)

Pearl City Cruz Night
Pearl City Shopping Center, near 76 and Longs Drugs, 5-8 p.m., free. Enjoy a car show of hot rods and classic cars, plus door prizes. (593-1533)

Windward Holiday Craft & Gift Fair and “Taste of Castle”
Castle High School cafeteria and grounds, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Shop handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items and delicious food, plus enjoy “Taste of Castle” recipes for $1 each. (554-9620,

Fire Truck Hawaii and Honolulu City Christmas Lights Tour
Mission Houses Museum, 533 S. King St., daily from Dec. 7-28, 6-9 p.m., $12/adult, $6/keiki. Enjoy the Honolulu City Lights on an antique fire engine. Reservations required. (781-7389)

Songwriting Ho‘ike
UH-West Oahu Campus Center C225, 5 p.m., free. Hear inspiring original songs and the stories behind them by students from this fall’s MUS 208 Introduction to Songwriting class. (689-2357,

Blackened Canteen Ceremony
USS Arizona, 11:30 a.m., call for cost. Dr. Hiroya Sugano of Japan conducts an annual commemoration of peace and reconciliation with a silent prayer and by pouring bourbon whiskey from a WWII-blackened canteen into the water of the USS Arizona Memorial. Discussion to follow at the Pacific Aviation Museum. (441-1000)

Central Union Church PV System Dedication
Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., 10:15 a.m., free. Public is invited to watch the dedication and unveiling of CUC’s new PV panels, and take a tour of the facility. (941-0957)