December 8

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Saturday December 8
Driver Safety Class
Lihue Neighborhood Center, 8 a.m. to noon, $12/members, $14/nonmembers. Brush up on your driving skills and you may qualify for a substantial discount on your Auto Insurance. Call to register. (823-9635)

Lighting: How To Use Daylight And Flash
Windward Community College Hale Alakai 102, 9 a.m. to noon, $85. Learn how to work with light. Call to register. (235-7433)

LSAT Workshop
William S. Richardson School of Law, 1-6 p.m., free. (, 956-5557)

Hawaii Organ & Tissue Donor Family Support Group
Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, 1-3 p.m., free. Call to RSVP. (371-8611)

Ono Grinds At Da Park
Manoa District Park pavilion, 3-8 p.m., free. Same day as the Manoa Valley Christmas Parade, sponsored by the East Manoa and Waioli Lions Clubs. (383-9401)

Recycling Event
Mililani High School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (488-8872)

Breakfast With Santa
Kualoa, 8-10 a.m., $20, $3/trolley ride. Call for reservations. Enjoy scrambled eggs, breakfast meat, island fruits, rice, pastries and beverages. There will also be an opportunity to take a picture with Santa (make sure to bring your camera). (237-7321)

Family Christmas Photos
Koko Crater Stables, grass ring, 10 a.m. to noon, $8/family. Impress your friends with photos of your family in this beautiful, peaceful setting inside Koko Crater. (

Snow Day
Kapolei Shopping Center on the lawn near Safeway, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. A tropical blizzard – with mounds of Hawaiian snow. (

Tea With Santa
The Veranda at The Kahala, Dec. 8 and 15, 1-3 p.m., $40/adult, $30/child 6-12. Reservations required. Digital photos with Santa will be taken and emailed to you following the event. (739-8760)

Tis The Season Storytime
Liliha Public Library, 1 p.m., free. Storyteller-Librarian Vicky Dworkin will present a family program of stories for the Winter Holiday Season in celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. (587-7577)

Trolley Christmas Party
Kailua United Methodist Church, 5-9 p.m., free. The party offers trolley rides to look at neighborhood holiday lights, delicious pupus, a craft sale, a silent auction and more. (261-6238)

Xtreme BUGS
Bishop Museum, Dec. 8-March, visit website for schedule and cost. Along the exhibit, there will be interactive signs and graphics illustrating amazing facts about some of the smallest creatures. (847-3511)

A Christmas Concert
Kapolei Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. The Kapolei Chorale, a non-profit community chorus group, will perform traditional carols as well as favorite Christmas songs to celebrate the holidays. (693-7050)

Christmas Concerts
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 at 4 p.m., $25/general, $20/senior, military, $10/students, $35/preferred seating. Join us for this beloved mix of traditional and contemporary music for the season, sung by the warm and expressive voices of Hawai`i Vocal Arts Ensemble. (550-8457)

Honolulu Handbell Ensemble Christmas Concert
Hawaii State Library, noon, free. The ensemble is directed by Anne Craig Lum and comprised of handbell choir directors and advanced ringers from Oahu churches. (586-3520)

Hookena Live
Kahala Mall, 2-3 p.m., free. (

Justin Lewis Band Live
3rd Cup Cafe & Venue, 8 p.m., free. Justin Lewis band plays contemporary music. (888-6087)

Kapolei Chorale Performs
Kapolei Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Kapolei Chorale, a community chorus led by Doris Dudley, for a free holiday concert. (693-7058)

Punahou Winter Chamber Music Recital
Punahou, Dillingham Hall, 4 p.m., free. Student string quartets – featuring works by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and Debussy. (944-5829)

Christmas Fair
Prince Kuhio Community Center, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Swap meet, crafters, food and live entertainment. (394-0050)

Handmade Holiday Market
Baby Awearness, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a free-to-attend, community marketplace that showcases local talent and the creative efforts of emerging small businesses, artisans, crafters, and mama-prenuers. (

John Berger Book Signing
Hawaii Theatre, Brothers Cazimero Concert (s) 7 p.m., visit website for cost. John Berger’s Hawaiian Music and Musicians signing. (

Lauhala Holiday
Hawaii State Art Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Join us for a merry day of ornament-making with the Ladies of the Lauhala Hui andlunch-hour caroling with the young performers of DHT’s Shooting Stars. (586-9958)

The Art Of Furoshiki
Mililani Public Library, 2 p.m., free. The Friends of Mililani Public Library is sponsoring this program which is limited to 20 adults; registration is required. All craft supplies will be provided. (627-7470)

Venetian Mask Ball
Adega Portuguesa, 6:30-9 p.m., 9 p.m.-2 a.m. dancing and performances, $15/online, $20/door. Camera Obscura and DJ present: DECADENCE, the 3rd Annual Venetian Mask Ball featuring the return of San Francisco based cellist-singer-songwriter, UNWOMAN. (

Audtion For Leading Ladies
DHT rehearsal hall, 520 Makapuu Ave., Honolulu, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 8-9, free. For character breakdown and additional information, please visit the DHT website. (

The Nutcracker
Leeward Community College theatre, Dec. 8 and 15 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 and 16 at 4 p.m., call for more information. (456-8100)