December 8

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Sunday December 8
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 27, $110. An online blended course. Contact to register. (1-800-733-2767,

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, Dec. 8, 20, 21 or 29, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 5-6:45 p.m. Dec. 8, $90. An online blended course. Contact to register. (

Bereavement Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Moanalua Medical Center, 1-3 p.m., free. For anyone who has lost a loved on and would like a nurturing environment to share thoughts and feelings. Pre-registration is required. (371-8611)

Book Sale
Friends of Hawaii Kai Library Bookstore, through December, 12:30-4 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. During December all adult and children’s craft and hobby books are half price. The Friends’ bookstore is located in the library basement. (397-5833)

Mini Craft and Gift Fair
428 Kawaiahe St. – Hale Makai, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hawaii Kai Retirement and Assisted Living Community holds its 9th annual open house, and mini craft and gift fair. Featuring over 30 crafters and vendors. (395-9599)

Organ and Tissue Donor Family Support Group
Kaiser Permanete – Moanalua Medical Center, 1-3 p.m., free. For family members of organ and tissue donors to discuss experiences in coping with loss, communication between donors and recipients, ways to keep the memories of loved ones alive and more. Pre-registration is required. (371-8611)

Swing Dance Club Hawaii
Palladium at Ala Wai Golf Clubhouse, 6:30 p.m., $5-$8. Featuring music by Bert Burgess. The session includes swing, cha cha, waltz, night club 2-step and more. (255-6095)

Taste of Castle
Castle High School cafe, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free admission. Shop for holiday gifts while supporting Castle High School students. Door prizes announced throughout the day with gifts donated by craft and artisan vendors. “Taste of Castle” features from fundraiser cookbooks for $1. Cookbooks also available for sale ($5-$10). (554-9620, 226-1228)

Vintage Ming’s Jewelry and Hawaiian Souvenir Spoon Appraisals
Neal Blaisdell Center – Hawaii suites, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $4.50-$15. Ming’s Jewelry and Hawaiian Souvenir Spoons display features appraisal sessions by longtime collector Linda Lee and Watters O. Martin. (

14th Annual Gingerbread Family Festival
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m., $39/gingerbread house kit plus $1 processing fee. The 14th annual Easter Seals Hawaii Gingerbread Family Festival invites families to decorate and take home a gingerbread house, see live entertainment, shop at holiday craft booths and more. Kits may be assembled on-site at the even or pick up to go. Contact to register. (, 948-4000)

Children’s Storytime
Kaimuki Public Library, Sundays through Dec. 15, 10:30-11 a.m., free. Children in preschool and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to listen to stories, participate in finger plays and rhymes, and make-and-take home a small craft to help them remember the day’s story. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (733-8422)

Seasons Greetings Cards
Art Explorium, 1-3 p.m., $15/student ages 5 and older. Explore and learn more about collage and different watercolor techniques like wet on wet, and wax resist. Mix cut papers, flowing paints an recycled materials to create unique handmade cards to take home. Registration is required. (

Storytelling Event
Hawaii Theatre, 6-8:30 p.m., $10-$20. Experience a unique blend of cultures in this multifaceted event celebrating ancient Japanese creation myths along with Hawaiian myths told by storytellers featuring dance, music, puppetry and drama. (366-1044)

Ke Kula Mele Keiki Hoolaulea
Windward Mall, 2-2:30 p.m., free. The concert features Keiki Hoolaulaea, the next generation of students of Ke Kula Mele under the direction of Kumu Alan Akaka, performing a selection of Hawaiian meles. (375-9379)

Zumbathon Charity Event
Filipino Community Center, 3:30-5:30 p.m., $10-$15. All proceeds to be donated to Typhoon Haiyan victims. Additional fundraising efforts that night also include a silent auction, zumba, clothes for sale and more. (680-0451,

An Evening of Storytelling
Hawaii Theater, 8:30 p.m., $10-$20. Storyteller Jeff Gere’s shadow puppet and Yasu Ishida’s storytelling bring to life the Japanese immigrant story. Cathy Foy also animates the Hawaiian creation myth after classic hula and chants set the stage. It is followed by an entertaining Japanese myth. (

Bollywood and Beyond
University of Hawaii at Manoa East-West Center Gallery, Sept. 29-Jan. 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. The exhibition focuses on the design and execution of Bollywood costume, featuring outfits worn in some of India’s most famous films. (944-7177,

Gallery on the Pali, Nov. 10- Dec. 12, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., free. “Outsider” features the latest works by Bernie Moriaz. A reception takes place Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. (

University of Hawaii at Manoa East-West Center Gallery, 1-4 p.m., free. As part of its Bollywood and Beyond exhibit, the East-West Center Gallery screens “Robot,” directed by Shankar. It is a film about a scientist who has created a sophisticated android robot in his likeness with the intention of its joining the army. (944-7177,