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November 12

Tuesday November 12
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Christmas Ideas Demonstrations
Kailua District Park at 10 a.m. or Salt Lake-Moanalua Library at 6 p.m., free. Volunteers from South and Windward Oahu associations for Family and Community Education, demonstrate ideas for simple and economical gifts, decorations and food ideas for Christmas. Food samples for tasting take place at selected sites. (239-8908)

Infant Safety
Castle Medical Center, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $15/person. Recommended for parents, grandparents and other non-professional childcare providers. Learn basic life support techniques for infants and toddlers as well as how to make your home safe for young children. Contact to register. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

Japanese Flower Arranging
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115, Nov. 12-Dec. 17, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., $48. Use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials, choosing their most beautiful aspects, assemble them in a different color and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. (235-7433)

Law School Conference
William S. Richardson School of Law, Nov. 12-13, contact for times, $75-$200. An international gathering of judges, lawyers, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, veterans and caregivers share new perspectives and insights on issues facing elders, especially veterans. (hawaii.edu/uhelp/conference)

Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 10-11:30 a.m., $15. Create a beautiful candle centerpiece Thanksgiving with dried and live seeds, pods, leaves, pinecones and plant parts. Students may bring dried materials for different holidays. Reservations are required. (522-7066)

AFCEA Luncheon Event
Hale Ikena Club, Fort Shafter, 11 a.m. check-in, 11:30 a.m. buffet, $14/AFCEA members who pre-register, $17/at the door or for non-members. Randy Cieslak, CIO, PACOM speaks on an as yet determined topic. (afcea-hawaii.org)

Christmas Crafts
Kailua Parks and Recreation, 9:30 a.m., free. A sharing of new and fun crafts and food to prepare for the holiday season. The program is provided by the Family Community Education program. (266-7652)

Community Ideas Demonstration
Salt Lake/Moanalua Public Library, 5:30-6L15 p.m., free. Volunteers from the South and Windward Oahu Associations for Family and Community Education demonstration how to make inexpensive gifts, decorations and dishes in time for the holiday season. Registration is not required and all crafts and food samples are donated by FCE volunteers. (381-6831)

Drugs in Wahiawa
Wahiawa Public Library, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. Share an evening with law enforcement and social agency leaders as they discuss the impact of illicit drugs on Wahiawa and Central Oahu. Featured speakers include Alan Shinn, executive director of Drug Free Hawaii and School-Base Treatment Team, and Keith Kamita, administrator of the Narcotics Enforcement Division, Hawaii State Department of Public Safety. Contact ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (622-6345)

Vegan Holiday Cooking Demo
Kahuku Public & School Library, 6 p.m., free. Chef Ori Ann Li presents “Vegan Cuisine-STyle Cooking For the Holidays.” Free samples also offered. (293-8935)

THE ARTS
Wine and Words
Kapiolani Community College – Tamarind Room, Ohelo Building, 6:30 p.m., $25 donation. Bamboo Ridge Press presents Wine and Words with poems and short stories by Gail N. Harada. Proceeds help Bamboo Ridge continue to publish local literate. Limited number of tickets available. (626-1481, brinfo@bamboordige.com)

The Monkey King
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, through Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. and Sun., $8-$10. Explore the history and culture of China as you discover the superpowers and humorous mischief of Monkey, a hero in the classic Chinese story, “The Journey to the West (Xiyouji).” (524-KIDS, discoverycenterhawaii.org)

In The Beginning
Gallery of Hawaii Artists (GoHA), through Dec. 20, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., free. GoHA announces “In The Beginning,” an exhibition of a major photography project by artist Willy Branlund. (galleryofhawaiiartists.com)

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