November 18

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Saturday November 18
Animal Hero Class
Hawaiian Humane Society, 1:30-4:30 p.m., $25. Students interested in animal-welfare education projects can learn more about what is required and what resources are available. Pre-registration required. (356-2206)

Tao Secrets for Spiritual Success
Master Sha Tao Center Hawaii, 885 Queen St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $35. In this powerful workshop, each participant will learn the sacred ways to acheive the true oepning of one’s heart to receive the blessings that will further pave the way to enlightenment. (988-8090)

Writing Retreat
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa Cafeteria, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 9:30-2 p.m., $12. Attend this opportunity to met and write in the company of other beginning and experienced writers with instructor Lillian Cunningham. Reservations required. (235-7433,

Yamuna Body Rolling
Nuuanu, contact for location, 9:30-10:45 a.m., $15-$18. Learn to prevent and heal torn rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulders, arm/shoulder restrictions and more. (223-3856)

Aloha Aina Recycling Drive
Sunset Beach Elementary School, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Help out Kokua Hawaii Foundation by dropping off items that may not be easily recycled, such as metal, batteries, electronic equipment, confidential documents, glass, clothing and used cooking oil. (,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kapolei Shopping Center, Bloodmobile, 7-11 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Salt Lake Elementary School, library, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (, 305-1600)

Break Up with Your Belongings
Happiness U, 675 Auahi St., Suite E3-205, 3:30-4:30 p.m., $25. This class will help you get clarity on why you are holding on to certain things, as well as help you clarify what to keep and what to give away. (

Baskets of Blessings
King Intermediate School, 8:30 am-11:30 am, free. You & your family can join us in this gift-giving opportunity by decorating cards, packing boxes (baskets) and delivering to organizations who service families in need this Thanksgiving. (235-7747,

Celebrate Hawaii’s Plantation Days
Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., contact for cost. Come for multiethnic, lei-making, shave ice, entertainment, talk story, lauhala weaving, lomi lomi and taro demonstrations. (677-0110)

Coin & Stamp Show
Paradise Park, 3737 Manoa Road, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. (531-6252)

Create Your Own Gift Bags
Kapolei Public Library, first floor, 3:30 p.m., free. Learn a process to transform unwanted envelopes of various sizes and shapes into useful and attractive gift packages and bags. This is a one-hour class that will accommodate up to 15 participants. Preference will be given to teens 13-18 years old. Supplies will be provided. Reservations recommended. (693-7050)

Ecolicious and Friends Multi Vendor Sale
46-070 Makena Place, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Come for Christmas trees, tees, tote bags, clutches, small over-the-shoulder bags, pillows, coasters, girls and women’s clothes, air plants, silver and costume jewelry, bath bombs, bakery goods and more. (225-2045)

Friends of Mililani Used Book Sale
Mililani Public Library, 95-450 Makaimoimoi St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. The sale will include bargains on a large variety of books, CDs and DVDs. (627-7470)

Hawaiian Heat 14U Softball Fundraiser
95-294 Kailiula Loop, Mililani Town, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Come for baked goods, clothing, small electronics, toys and more at this multi-family garage sale. (

Holiday Plant and Craft Sale
University of Hawaii, Lyon Arboretum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. The various nurseries attending the sale will be selling a wide variety of plants, from native Hawaiian plants to fruit and herb plants. There will also be holiday wreaths, homemade ornaments, oshibana crafts, succulent pumpkins and Hawaiian honey for sale. (988-0456,

Intro To Orangetheory Fitness
1600 Kapiolani Blvd., noon-1 p.m., free. Take the opportunity to see your body and health improve within the first month of attending regular classes. (377-6626)

Intro To Orangetheory Fitness
449 Kapahulu Ave., Suite 101, noon-1 p.m., free. Take the opportunity to see your body and health improve within the first month of attending regular classes. (445-9227)

Intro To Orangetheory Fitness
590 Farrington Hwy., Suite 505, noon-1 p.m., free. Take the opportunity to see your body and health improve within the first month of attending regular classes. (674-0590)

Keiki Swap Meet and Food Truck Event
Kapunahala Elementary School, 45-828 Anoi Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Come for great deals, food and fun. Cash only. (

Makahiki Festival and Ke Alohi Hula Competition
Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $6-$100. In addition to a hula competition, there will be live music, local vendors, cultural activities, traditional Hawaiian games, demonstrations and more. (, 638-7766)

Mayor’s Craft and Country Fair
Blaisdell Center, Exhibition Hall, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. The fair will feature craft booths, homemade baked goods, a white elephant sale, informational displays, karaoke and a holiday wreath contest. Attendees will be able to donate canned goods for Hawaii Food Bank, as well as unwanted eye glasses and hearing aids. (, 973-7258)

National American Indian Heritage Month
1914 Makiki Heights Drive, 10 a.m., free. The Aloha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, along with Gov. Ige’s World War I Task Force are joining together to pay honor to the American Indians for their sacrifice and service during WWI. (433-1220)

Pictures with Santa Paws
Hawaiian Humane Society, Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $30. You and your pets can have a picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Paws. The event will also feature waived adoption fees and Hawaiian Humane’s Whisker & Wags retail pop-up. (356-2213)

SALT Bar Crawl
Salt at Our Kakaako, 5 p.m., contact for cost. Join Toys for Tots Hawaii at this bar crawl by donating toys for less fortunate children in our community. Enjoy great brews at Bevy Bar, Moku Kitchen and Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room. (

Understanding Transhumanism: Do You Want to Live Forever
Happiness U, 675 Auahi St., Suite E3-205, 2-3:15 p.m., $25. Learn from Dalybeth Reasoner where therapy is today, as well as what can help you move to new levels in your life. (

Family Storytimes
Waianae Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Enjoy books, songs and crafts for the whole family. This program is recommended for preschool-age children and older. (697-7868,

Fun Fair
Hongwanji Mission School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. There will be food, entertainment and games galore. (

Getting Savvy with Shearwaters
Sea Life Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $24.99-$39.99 admission. Come for educational programs, games, crafts and more that explore native shearwaters and other sensational seabirds. Up to three keiki can enter for free with one paying adult. (

Ocean Craft Day – Holiday Crafts
Living Art Marine Center, 2329 Ualena St., 10 a.m.-noon, fees start at $8. Design your own Christmas tree T-shirt, carve a shell ornament or craft a lively air plant garden. (

Santa’s Arrival Makana Kids Event
Ka Makana Alii, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. Come meet Santa and get into the holiday spirit with keiki activities, crafts, photos and more. (

Wilson School Fun Fair
Wilson Elementary School, 4945 Kilauea Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Come for ono local food and free entertainment. (733-4740)

Hawaii Symphonic Band Fall Concert
Ala Wai Golf Course, Palladium, 7:30 p.m., donations appreciated. Attend a concert presented by the Hawaii Symphonic Band, featuring “Go for Broke” symphonic poem and the prologue from West Side Story. (398-1882)

Starr Kalahiki and Kit Ebersbach
Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St., 7:30 p.m., $15-$25. Enjoy an eclectic mix of jazz standards, show tunes and Hawaiian classics performed by award-winning jazz musician Starr Kalahiki and her musical partner Kit Ebersbach. (955-8821,

Sunset Saturday Family Pau Hana
Red Barn Farmstand, 66-320 Kamehameha Hwy., 5-7 p.m., contact for cost. Listen to the music of Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band. Families can enjoy $10 stew, chili or curry and rice bowls. Keiki can be free to sing and dance with Uncle Wayne and the band. (753-4350,

Wine & Tango – A Night of Argentine Tango
Paradise Tango, 150 N. King St., Suite 202, 6:30-10 p.m., $20-$25, age 21 and up. Join us for a night of wine tasting, pupu, socializing, a 45-minute Argentine Tango lesson and social dancing. (831-239-6529,

Girlfriends! Dinner with Gratitude
2250 Kalakaua Ave., #525, 6-9 p.m., $45. Female entrepreneurs, business leaders and community leaders are encouraged to attend and build meaningful relationships. (, 393-5527)

Bellydance Raqs
Ala Moana Centerstage, 3 p.m., free. (

Write & Publish Your Life Story
Mililani Public Library, 94-450 Makaimoimo St., 2-3 p.m., free. Julia Estrella, author of “Being Local in Hawaii: ‘talking story’ with Julia Claremont” will share a bit of her life story, as well as talk about how to document your life and the process of publishing a memoir. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. (627-7470)

Blue Zones Project – Give Back at Kakoo Oiwi
Kakoo Oiwi, 46-334 Kamehameha Hwy., 8-10:30 a.m., free. Get your hands dirty in the loi and give back to the land as a community. (