November 17

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Saturday November 17
Building Your Home For Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. Call to register. Homeowners will learn where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for and more. (593-2808)

HYC Fall Classes
Honolulu Badminton Club, Saturdays until Dec. 8, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. teen glee, $152. HYC (ages 5-12) is a non-audition youth showchorus servicing their community through music! HYCTeenGlee! (ages 12-17). (, 623-2411)

Writing Retreat
Windward Community College Hale Akoakoa 107/109, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $8. Meet and write in company with other beginning and experienced writers. Call to register. (235-7433)

Book Sale
Mililani Public Library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. The sale will include bargains on a large variety of books, CDs and DVDs. (626-7292)

Craft Fair
Kuhio School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. This is the last sale of the year for Hawaii Potters’ Guild. Lots of great Christmas gifts. Special ceramic artists will also showcase this sale. (941-8108)

Fall Pets Festival
Blaisdell Park, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. A fun family event, with games, dog wash, pawticures, contests, raffles and live music. (757-812-3968)

Kanikapila Kailua
Second floor of the parking garage behind Longs near Whole Foods Market in Kailua Town, 4-5:30 p.m., free. Cyril Pahinui performs. (

Meet Roy Chang
Aiea Public Library, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Roy Chang will talk about creating manga style illustrations for his new chapter book, Cacy and Kiara and the Curse of the Kii. Copies will be sold for $10. (

Na Hoa Malama Benefit Fundraiser
Waialae Country Club, 6-10 p.m., email for more information. Proceeds will benefit Hospice Hawaii’s programs and services. Hospice Hawaii’s Na Hoa Malama Benefit Fundraiser – “Journey to Napa.” (

Pearl City Bonsai Club Meeting/Workshop
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15, 8:30 a.m., free. Bring a plant to work on. (

Santa Claus Coming To Town
Windward Mall Center Court, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. The festivities, emceed by KCCN’s Shannon Scott, kick off with a special performance of “The Nutcracker,” and continue with family-friendly holiday crafts, stocking giveaways and more. (

Sing Along
Event Nov. 25 at Christ Church Uniting, 4 p.m., free. Rehearsal Nov. 17 from 1-4 p.m. Singers gather Nov. 25 at 3:15 p.m. (262-6911)

Trash 4 Technology
Trinity Lutheran, 1611 California Ave., Wahiawa, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Lots of great “trash” at great prices at this rummage sale. Clothes, furniture, kitchen ware, books, toys, home decor and more. (

Ultimate Girls Movie Night Out
Ward Theatres, 1044 Auahi St., Honolulu, 5-11 p.m., $35 and $25. “Breaking Dawn Part 2.” Includes private screening, reserved seating, limited edition t-shirt, pre party, gift bag and prize giveaways. (537-1115)

Wilson School Fun Fair
Wilson School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Delicious food, baked goods, games and crafts for kids, prizes, book fair, entertainment, inflatables, silent auction, and fresh corn for sale. (733-4740)

Fun Fair
Hahaione Elementary School, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free, rummage sale from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Games, rides, food, inflatables and more. (

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families
Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Clinic, 9-11 a.m., free. Call to register. (432-5600)

Keiki Swap Meet
Children’s Discovery Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free, $3/children participation. Registration form on website. Shopping at the Keiki Swap Meet will be a wonderful way to support our young entrepreneurs and is a great way to find children’s items at kid-friendly prices.(

Medicinal Plant Tour
Foster Botanical Garden, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 1-2:30 p.m., admission. Learn about the plants and trees that were utilized as natural remedies before modern medicine. Reservations required. (522-7066)

Hawaii Music Works Fall Concert
Pearlridge Uptown center court, 7 p.m., free. (488-0981)

Sefa Tuai Live
Aloha Center Cafe, Pacific Beach Hotel, Nov. 17, 20, 24, 27, 6:30-9 p.m., free. (

Special Music Performers
Nov. 17, noon, Downtown center court, Taimane; Nov. 17, 2 p.m., Uptown center court, Maunalua; Nov. 24, 2 p.m., Uptown center court, John Crus; Nov. 25, 2 p.m., Uptown center court, Melveen Leed. (488-0981)

The Aftermath
Surfer the Bar, $10. Featuring DJ Mark Moreno, Daniel J and video DJ Crime. (

The Good Foot
Bar 35, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free, 21 and older. Doors open at 9 p.m. An event celebrating sneaker culture and sneaker enthusiasts. (

A Taste Of The Priory
St. Andrew’s Priory School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Come and enjoy a variety of differnt foods from lunchwagon vendors, entertainment and more. (536-6102)

Hawaiian Cultural Celebration
Smith Beretania Park, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., free. Friends of Chinatown is organizing an family friendly Hawaiian cultural celebration. (521-1812)

Mayor’s Craft & County Fair
Neal Blaisdell Center’s Hawaii Suites, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. The Fair will feature craft booths, homemade baked goods, white elephant sale, a “make and take” Raku firing pit along with informational displays. (768-3045)

Patriot Walk/Run
Water Front at Puuloa, Ewa Beach, 8 a.m., register online. The Patriot Run/Walk is the largest local fundraising effort for the homeless veteran population on Oahu and it takes place once a year continuing in the theme of “No Veteran Left Behind.” (

Reflections In Solitude
Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center, 10 a.m., free. A book of poems by Randall Ng, former middle school counselor. (949-7307)

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk
Magic Island, visit website for more information. In 2011, more than 33,000 walkers participated in 78 events nationwide, collectively raising more than $3.2 million. (

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk
Magic Island, visit website for schedule, free. St. Jude supporters in 90 cities across the country will join together to participate. An exciting, family-friendly walk to raise money for the children of St. Jude. (

Surfer’s Healing
Waikiki Kuhio Beach, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. This includes one-on-one surfing with our trained professional surf instructors. In addition, we also provide lunch, snacks, beverages for the participants and a goodie bag as well. (391-7638)

Ukulele Exhibition
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., free. Large display of custom ukuleles, handcrafted by guild members; ukulele builders and players seminars; continuous live entertainment by top ukulele artists and musicians; expert advice on ukulele repair and restoration, silent auction. (

Venom Soccer Fundraiser
95-294 Kailula Loop, Mililani, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Rummage sale to raise funds for equipment and training. (398-6444)

Walk With A Doc
Wholefoods Kailua, 8 a.m., free. Improve your heart’s health! Join Dr. Wong of Windward Heart for a 30 minute refreshing and rejuvenating walk. (227-5549)