December 7

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Wednesday December 7
Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Wednesdays starting Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Learn about different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to taking care of you and your baby. Pre-registration required. (263-5400,

Intro: Oral History
Waikiki Community Center, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free. Do you have a story to tell about a time or place in history that influenced your life? Learn about the process and see the possibilities. Pre-registration required. (923-1802)

Kupuna Outreach Support & Services
Waipahu Hoolulu Elderly Housing, Dec. 7 and 21, 9:30-11 a.m., free. Seniors age 55 and up and caregivers can learn more about communication, sleep, anger, exercise and other important topics. Please bring a water bottle. Pre-registration required. (543-8468)

Native Hawaiian Scholarship Aha
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa, 6-8:30 p.m., free. Native Hawaiian students can learn more about the financial aid landscape, deadlines and the application process from scholarship organizations and representatives. (235-7385,

Comedy U
Anna O’Brien’s, 8:30 p.m., $7-$5, age 21 and up only. Nick Brewer, Derek Riemers, Jeremiah and Patrick Tyrrell perform, followed by Open Mic Comedy. (

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

HGEA Craft & Gift Fair
HGEA, 888 Mililani St., Dec. 7 and 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Browse local vendors selling crafts, food, jewelry and more, and raise monies for the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund. (543-0000,

Holy Nativity Thrift Shop Sale
Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity, Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7 and 9, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 10, free. All clothes are $1 at the shop’s annual Christmas Sale. (

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade
Parade starts at Fort DeRussy and proceeds to Kapiolani Park via Kalakaua Avenue, 6 p.m., free. The parade honors Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans, active-duty military and their families. (

Salvation Army Angel Tree
Kahala Mall, Nov. 26-Dec. 18, mall hours, free. Grant a wish from the tree and bring the unwrapped present back for those in need. (

Salvation Army Angel Tree
Pearlridge Center, Uptown in front of Genki Sushi, Nov. 25-Dec. 11, mall hours, free. Choose an angel from the tree and grant the wish of a needy keiki or kupuna. (

Senior Giving Trees
Ward Entertainment Center, Box Office Level, Nov. 19-Dec. 16, business hours, free. Select an ornament “wish” from Catholic Charities Giving Trees and give a gift to a disadvantaged senior at Santa’s Beach House. (

Pearlridge Holiday Express Locomotive
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, Nov. 25-Jan. 8, check website for hours, $3.50/ride. Hawaii’s only scale-model, fully functioning train returns for keiki below 48 inches tall. (

Photos with Santa
Ala Moana Center, Ewa Wing, Nov. 12-Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays; 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 16-23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24, check website for cost. Take photos with Santa for the holidays. (

Photos with Santa
Kahala Mall, Dec. 9-23, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., $20. Take photos with Santa Pat, who has been delighting families at the mall for 30 years. (

Photos with Santa
Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court, Nov. 25-Dec. 24, check website for times, $25. Santa listens to keiki wish lists and takes photos. (

Santa’s Beach House
Ward Entertainment Center, Box Office level, Nov. 19-Dec. 24, check website for hours, $23/package. Take photos with Santa as he relaxes at his beach house. (

Ward Village Ice Rink
Ward Village Courtyard, Nov. 25-Jan. 16, check website for hours, $16/person. An open-air ice rink returns for the holiday season at Ward Village. (

Hawaii Under Martial Law: 1941-1944
King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, noon-12:30 p.m., free. Take a tour and learn more about martial law in Hawaii during World War II. Pre-registration required. (539-4999,

Hawaii Wartime History Tour
RSVP for meeting place in Capitol District, Nov. 24-Dec. 31, 1-5 p.m., $40. Journey through 52 sites related to the War Years in downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. Pre-registration required. (395-0674,

Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours
Ward Village, Dec. 4-30, check website for hours, $7.75. Take a ride through the city’s most anticipated light show. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Foodbank. (

Winter Walk 2016
Various locations in Downtown-Chinatown area, Dec. 1-31, business hours, free. Thirty-seven Downtown-Chinatown businesses will participate in a special holiday decorating initiative. (, 779-7235)

Hanauna Mele Concert Series
Paliku Theatre, 7 p.m., free. Featuring Windward Community College and UH West Oahu slack key and ukulele students, plus special guest Sean Naauao. (

Hawaii Youth Chorus Spring Season 2017 Enrollment
Call for location in Honolulu, Kaimuki, Mililani or Waipahu by Feb. 28, dates and times, $50/month. Hawaii Youth Chorus is enrolling new singers for its spring season. (623-2411,

Pearl Harbor 75th Annual Commemoration Concert
Blaisdell Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., free. Hawaii Symphony Orchestra performs a salute to the survivors and all who have served in the armed forces. The patriotic program includes “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Hymn to the Fallen.” (

Pearl Harbor Mass Band Performance
USS Battleship Missouri pier, noon-12:45 p.m., free/with museum admission. More than 1,000 students from around the country and Japan will perform in one of the largest mass bands ever assembled. (

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Centerstage, 11 a.m., free. (922-5331)

Swingin’ Blue Stars
Kapolei Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free. Enjoy 1940s swing-style music from Swingin’ Blue Stars. (622-6345)

Swingin’ Blue Stars
Wahiawa Public Library, 4 p.m., free. Enjoy 1940s swing-style music from Swingin’ Blue Stars. (622-6345)

‘Across the Board’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Hwy., Dec. 4-Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m. weekends, free. Windward Artist Guild’s board of directors exhibits their work. Reception is Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. (, 595-4047)

‘Ayanuji: Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past and Present’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Sept. 25-Jan. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. Examine the ties between Okinawa and Hawaii with collections of textiles, lacquerware, ceramics, carvings, glass and more. (, 944-7177)

David Harada
Waikiki Parc Hotel Promenade, Nov. 17-Feb. 3, business hours, free. David Harada displays his sculptures at the hotel. (956-8364)

‘Dora and Diego Let’s Explore!’
Bishop Museum, Oct. 8-Jan. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $10.95-$22.95. Learn more about space, plants, animals and rainforests with Dora and Diego of the hit Nickelodeon shows. (

‘Fall Leaves Christmas Sings: The Season’s Gift Show’
Louis Pohl Gallery, Nov. 1-Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free. (521-1812)

‘Homefront Hawaii: Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration’
Bishop Museum, Dec. 1-March 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $12.95-$22.95. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the museum highlights the stories of the citizens and civilians who endured that fateful day in Hawaii. (

‘Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands’
Bishop Museum, Aug. 13-Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$12.95. Explore the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, their biodiversity and cultural significance. (

‘Peace for All’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Nov. 27-Jan. 14, business hours, free. Reception is Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. (

‘The Elephant Man’
Manoa Valley Theatre, Nov. 17-Dec. 14, Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., $40-$20. Manoa Valley Theatre presents “The Elephant Man,” about John Merrick, a horribly deformed young man, and his friendship with physicist Frederick Treves. (

The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Nov. 29-Dec. 22, noon-5 p.m., free. Hawaii Watercolor Society and Hawaii Glass Artists display original work, curated by visiting artist Sally French. Reception is Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. (