December 7

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Saturday December 7
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, Dec. 7, 18 or 30, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $110. For professional rescuers and health care providers. Contact to register. (1-800-733-2767,

Home For The Holidays
GeoUrban (604 Ala Moana Blvd.), 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., free. Embrace the holiday season with easy decorating ideas aimed at adding festive cheer to the home. Learn practical decor ideas including how to create versatile container gardens. Reservations are highly recommended. (

Japanese Flower Arranging
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115, Nov. 16-Jan. 18, Saturdays, 9:40-11:30 a.m., $48. Use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials, choosing the most beautiful aspects, assemble them in a different order and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. (235-7433)

Natural Holiday Decorations
Ilima at Leihano (891 Kamaaha Ave.), 9 a.m.-noon, $15/person, $40/families of up to three people. Find the balance between nature and creativity by fashioning holiday decorations and gifts from natural materials. Children ages 5 through teens are welcome. Feel free to bring evergreens and other natural materials, as well as glue guns or presents to embellish. Registration is required. (

Parenting Through Personality Styles
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Medical Office 1A, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $106-$116/individuals, $152-$162/couples. Learn effective strategies for raising your child at any age. The workshop includes a workbook and personality survey. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Photography: Taking Better Photos
Windward Community College Hale Alakai 102, Dec. 7 and 14, 9 a.m.-noon, $80 plus $5 lab fee. Learn the simple techniques of digital photography and how to use your camera in different modes. A 35mm digital SLR camera is recommended. (235-7433)

Christmas Craft Fair
Christ Church Uniting, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission. The craft fair includes premium Christmas trees available, as well as handcrafted koa wood, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, gift cards, handmade pottery, wickless candles and more. (262-6911)

Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale
Sacred Hearts Academy, Dec. 7-8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., $24-$39/wreaths, Douglas Fir trees start at $54, Noble Fir trees start at $59. Carefully selected, premium Christmas trees available in limited quantities and sizes. Wreaths in ample supply also available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Sacred Hearts Academy Class of 2015 Project Grad Night. (386-8420, 386-4312)

Daughter of the Air
Kapolei Public Library, 2 p.m., copies of book available for purchase. “Daughter of the Air” tells the story of Cornelia Fort who became one of the first women flying for he U.S. military during World War II, joining 27 others in the Women’s Auxiliary Ferring Squadron. Author Rob Simbeck, discusses Fort and his book, and signs copies. The program is suitable for ages 10 and older. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (693-7050)

Distribution Day
Mililani Waena Elementary School, Central Middle School, Waimalu Elementary School, Koko Head Elementary School, Kapolei High School and Kalaheo High School, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., contact for cost. Habilitat distributes over 2,300 Christmas trees around the island. Purchasing a tree from Habilitat helps to keep its doors open to those battling substance abuse problems. (

Family Holidays
Hoomaluhia Garden, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $10/craft workshop. Adults and children are welcome to create holiday nature crafts. The workshop takes places from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Catch-and-release fishing is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garden admission and fishing are free. Bring a picnic and enjoy the garden. Reservations are requested for the workshop. (233-7323)

Holiday Craft Fair
920 Keolu Dr., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. St. John Vianney’s student travel club hosts a holiday craft fair. Proceeds go to students going on the spring break trip to Italy. Vendor space is available. (

Kaiser Permanente – Monalua Medical Center, Tower Conference room 4-5:30 p.m., free. Helping Other Parents in Normal Grieving (HOPING) offers a place for parents to join others who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or death of an infant, to share experiences and give support. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Hula Cats
McCoy Pavilion, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $2/seniors and children, $4/adults. Hula Cats Club holds its cat show. (

I Can Cope Cancer Class
Kaiser Permanente – Mapunapuna Clinic second floor, Maile Room, 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. An educational program for adults with cancer, and their family members and friends. Get information about cancer diagnosis and treatment, and receive practical help in coping with emotional issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis. This session discusses nutrition after cancer treatment. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Kapolei Holiday Fair
Kapolei High School, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free admission. The event features craft vendors, food, fresh produce, a train ride, pony ride, petting zoo and more. (692-8200 ext. 2246)

Live Nativity
Kawaiahao Church, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 7 and 7-9 p.m. Dec. 8-23, free. Join Kawaiahao Church as it celebrates the Christmas season. Each day is hosted by different churches on Oahu featuring their worship team and a live nativity. (955-9335, 469-3000)

Mililani Town Christmas Parade and Snow Day
Mililani Shopping Center, 9 a.m.-noon, free. The annual Mililani Town Christmas Parade begins at the Town Center of Mililani at 9 a.m. and travels to the Mililani Shopping Center. The parade includes Mayor Kirk Caldwell leading over 1,500 marchers including the Mililani High School Band. Following the parade, Mililani Shopping Center offers holiday activities, make-and-take crafts and a visit with Santa. (

Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center
Waianae Mall stage, 4:30-6 p.m., free. Song performances include “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “Applause,” “Moves Like Jagger” and more. (

Ohana Day at Trees By The Sea
University of Hawaii Cancer Center, 9 a.m.-noon, free admission, donations accepted. Enjoy the trees and other holiday display, purchase holiday items and learn about the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. All attendees receive a coupon for $1 off admission to the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. (

Pop Up Bookstore
Mutual Publishing, through Dec. 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec., 21. Mutual Publishing opens a pop up bookstore featuring quality local books, which celebrate Hawaii’s culture and recognizes Hawaii’s writers, photographers, artists and chefs. (732-1709,

School Kine BINGO
Ewa Makai Middle School, 4-8 p.m., contact for cost. The event includes fun, food, crafts and great prizes. Raffle prizes include a Go-Pro HD Hero, iPad Mini and more. (

Things Japanese Sale
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Community Gallery and Gift Shop, Nov. 2-Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., various costs. JCCH’s gift shop features a sale of great bargains on unique one-of-a-kind donated Japanese items. All shopper who spend $10 or more receive full parking validation. Proceeds support the Cultural Center’s educational programs and activities. (945-7633,

Aloha Kalikimaka
Papahana Kuaola (46 Haiku Rd.), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission. The craft fair and family fun day features local artists and crafters, musicians, natural gift wrap, keiki games food, free workshops and more. Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit at 11 a.m. (729-7001,

Breakfast with Santa
Kualoa (Home of Kualoha Ranch), 8-10 a.m. (trolley rides at 9:30, 10 and 10:30 a.m.)., $20/person, $3/trolley ride. Kualoa hosts a fun event featuring St. Nick. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and Chocolate, the Shetland Pony. The morning also features entertainment, games, face painting and more.Proceeds benefit Kualoa’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship Fund. Reservations are required. (237-7321)

LEGO: Travel Adventure
Bishop Museum, runs until Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. Children are invited to create vehicles capable of flying, driving and floating, or all three. (

Night Insect Safari
Hawaii Nature Center, 6-8 p.m., $10/non-member, ages 6 and older. Survey Hawaii’s mini-wildlife using nocturnal collecting techniques with Dr. Steve Montgomery. Find out why light is so attractive to insects and learn other secrets of the forest night shift. Reservations are required. (955-0100)

Nothing is the Same
Tenney Theatre, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, opens Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m.; ASL performance Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m., season tickets/$60-$125, single tickets/$15-$20. Playwright Y.York explores the meaning of friendship when everyone’s world is turned upside in this story of four 11-year-olds living on Oahu when Japanese planes, on their way to Oahu, bomb their small town. Kupuna ages 73 or older may see the7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 showing for only 5 cents. (

Snow Forecast
Kapolei Shopping Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Kapolei Shopping Center is bringing mounds of Hawaiian snow to the lawn near Kapolei Safeway. Other activities include photos with Santa, make-and-take holiday crafts and activities, a visit from Rudolph and more. (

Birds of the Marsh
Contact for meeting location, 8:30 a.m.-noon, $10 suggested donation. Learn about Hawaii’s endangered waterbirds and the efforts to resort Kawainui, Hamakua and Kaelepulu wetlands with our leaders Katie Doyle, wildlife biologist with Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and Kaimi Scudder, geographer with Ahahui Mala i ka Lokahi. Reservations are required; the tour is limited to 25 people. (, 263-8008)

Benefit Show
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, Dec. 7-8, contact for times and cost. Soul Patrol joins multiple artists in a benefit show for World Hunger Year. Soul Patrol performs 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 7. (955-7383,

Christmas at Our Lady of Kea‘au
83-300 Farrington Hwy., 5 p.m., $20 suggested donation. Our Lady of Kea‘au presents its third annual Christmas benefit concert and dinner. Proceeds support Our Lady of Kea‘au’s retreat facilities and outreach to the homeless. (547-8031)

Christmas Music For You and Yours
Aina Haina Public Library, 2 p.m., free. Ralph Hedges and Maria Rios perform traditional and popular Christmas music on the electric piano, and demonstrate how participants can do it as well. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (377-2456)

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus Christmas Concert
Hawaii State Library – lobby, 3 p.m., free. The Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, directed by Nola A. Nahulu performs music for the holiday season. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (586-3500)

Streetlight Cadence
Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m., $15-$30. Streetlight Cadence brings their indie/classical/folk/rock vibe to Atherton Studio. (, 955-8821)

Breakfast With Santa
Kuoaloa Ranch House, 8-10 a.m., $20/person. Breakfast also includes photo opportunities with Santa and Chocolate (the Shetland pony), holiday and Hawaiian music by Triage, keiki games and crafts, face painting, prize drawings and more. Special 20 minute Christmas trolley rides through Kualoa also available every half hour between 9:30-11 a.m. for $3. A fundraiser for Kualoa Big Brothers and Big Sisters Scholarship Fund. Contact for reservations. (237-7321)

UH Marching Band Holiday Fun Run
University of Hawaii at Manoa T.C. Ching Field, noon-3 p.m., donations accepted. The University of Hawaii Band holds its annual Holiday Fun Run, a fundraising event for the UH Band. Prizes go to the most creative holiday costume, best dressed UH keiki fan (ages 0-5) and best dressed pet. Activities include a mini craft fair, balloon art, live entertainment and more. (956-7657,

2013 Holiday Small Original Works Show
The Gallery at Ward Center, through Dec. 26, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., free. An annual holiday reception takes place Dec. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. (597-8034,

Niihau Shell Exhibit
Bishop Museum, runs until Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. A private collection of approximately 50 stunning and pristine lei are featured in Niihau Ethos, and exhibit that examines the science behind Niihau Shells and its manufacturing history. (