November 21

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Saturday November 21
Decoupage Containers and Natural Cleaners
The Green House Hawaii, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m., $15/part one, $20/part two, $25/both. Learn decoupage to transform ordinary bottles and jars into beautiful containers that will be filled with natural cleaners and care products for homes. Pre-registration required. (524-8427,

Design and Lifestyle Workshops
Honolulu Design Center, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free. Participate in a number of lifestyle workshops for seniors all day, including computer skills (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), resistance training (1-2 p.m.), 50+ culture (2:30-3:30 p.m.) and a design seminar on quartz surfaces (3:30-4:30 p.m.). RSVP required. (

Eating for a Happy Tummy
Quantum Institute International, 776 Kailua Road, 10-11:30 a.m., check website for cost. Learn more about how to combat serious digestive and immune system disorders, including lack of energy, sleep deprivation, food allergies and more. (

Fall Cooking Recipes with Chef Alyssa
The Green House Hawaii, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., $25. Vegetarian chef Alyssa Moreau teaches attendees how to make chestnut rice, roasted squash with pomegranate cranberry sauce and pumpkin pecan crunch dessert. Pre-registration required. (524-8427,

Lotus Aqua Art Escape
Lotus Hotel, Nov. 21-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $195 plus supply fees. Patrice Ann Federspiel demonstrates Hide-N-Seek Watercolor Technique. (922-1700,

Using a Positive Physical Approach to Dementia Care
St. Andrew’s Priory School, Kennedy Bldg., Room K-102, 224 Queen Emma Square, 1-3:30 p.m., $35. Learn Teepa Snow’s Positive Physical Approach to dementia caregiving. See the world from the perspective of a person with dementia and learn how to work with the skills and abilities they still have left. Pre-registration required. (221-7105,

Aiea High School Craft Fair
Aiea High School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Fabulous local arts, crafts, plants and produce, plus unique gift items, food and fun for kids. (382-7713,

Children’s Book Sale
Aina Haina Public Library, 5246 Kalanianaole Hwy., Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 24 from 1-4 p.m., free. Friends of Aina Haina Public Library host a children’s book sale. Tuesday deal is buy three, get one free. (377-2456,

Holiday Plant and Craft Sale
UH-Manoa’s Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Browse all kinds of plants, including ti, succulents, heliconias, gingers, bromeliads and more, plus holiday wreaths, jams and jellies, and keiki activities. (988-0456,

Mulkern Nursery One-Day Sale
Mulkern Nursery, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Get 20 percent off most items, and 50 percent off all bougainvillea. (396-6595)

Pictures with Santa Paws
Ward Entertainment Center, next to theaters, Nov. 21-22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $30-$25. Take a holiday photo with your family and pets with Santa and Mrs. Paws. (356-2225,

Safe & Secure Holiday Fair
Windward Mall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Community groups including HPD, Windward Neighborhood Security Watch Organization and more host a safety and awareness information event. Plus, enjoy musical entertainment. (235-1143)

Wilson School Fun Fair
Wilson Elementary School, 4945 Kilauea Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Delicious food, baked goods, games for all ages, a Scholastic Book Fair, silent auction and entertainment from Royal Hawaiian Band and the Kaimuki Middle and Kalani High school bands. (733-4740)

Night Insect Safari
Hawaii Nature Center, 6-8 p.m., $10/non-member. Join entomologist Steve Montgomery as we use nocturnal collecting techniques to catch a variety of night insects. Find out why light is so attractive to these creatures and learn other secrets of the forest night shift. Pre-registration required. (955-0100 ext. 118)

Ocean Craft Day
Living Art Marine Center, 3239 Ualena St., 10 a.m.-noon, $10-$25/craft. Celebrate humpback whales this month on this marine craft day, with T-shirt silk screening workshops and more. (

Opae Ula – Hawaiian Super Shrimp
Aloha Crepes Kaimuki, 4:30 p.m., $20/aquarium. Learn more about the Opae ula shrimp and make your own pet shrimp aquarium to take home. Pre-registration required. (

Photos with Santa
Ala Moana Center, Nov. 21-Dec. 23, check website for times and cost. Take a picture with Santa just in time for the holidays. (

Saturday Storytime
Waianae Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Stories, songs, games and simple arts and crafts for ages 0-5 and their caregivers. This week’s theme is Thanksgiving. 697-7868)

Duke Kahanamoku Walking Tour
Call for meeting place, Saturdays through Nov. 30, 11 a.m., $40-$30. To celebrate Duke Kahanamoku’s 125th birthday, tour several Waikiki sites related to the Olympic swimmer, including Duke’s Canoe Club, famous Waikiki hotels and the famous Duke statue along Kalakaua Ave. Pre-registration required. (395-0674,

Plant Walk at Makiki Forest Recreation Area/Hawaii Nature Center
Hawaii Nature Center, 2131 Makiki Heights Drive, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $20. Join Andrew Geeren, president of Garden to Gardens, to learn how to identify wild plants and learn about their beneficial qualities. Pre-registration required. (524-8427,

Beethovan & Dvorak
Blaisdell Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., $34-$92. Maestro Michael Stern leads the HSO in a program of music by Adams, Beethoven and Dvorák, featuring Russian pianist Alexander Kobrin. (

Hawaii Pacific University Fall Concert
Central Union Church, 7 p.m., donations welcome. Hawaii Pacific University hosts its 14th annual fall concert, featuring its symphony, international chorale and vocal and hula ensembles. A guest choir from St. Andrew’s Priory will also perform. (554-0228,

Mango Season Trio
Nico’s Pier 38, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103)

Mystikal Vibez Bridges
Hawaiian Brian’s, 1690 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, age 18 and up. Live reggae music. (946-1343)

Smooth Jazz Concert
Hawaii Convention Center, Liliu Theater, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., 8 p.m., $70-$60. Enjoy smooth jazz music with saxophonists Paul Taylor and Michael Paulo, guitarist Paul Brown and keyboardist Gregg Karukas. (951-696-0184,

Waialae Country Club, 5:30 p.m., $300. Support Honolulu Zoo Society at its annual Zoofari, featuring a dinner buffet, cocktails, live auctions and a basket bazaar. (926-3191 ext. 111,

‘Cinderella Kids’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty Kids’
Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Pkwy., Nov. 21 at 3 and 7 p.m., Nov. 27, 28 and Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., Dec. 5 at 5:45 p.m., $6-$40. Performing Arts Center of Kapolei present a double-feature of Disney classics for kids. Dec. 5 showing comes with dinner and other surprises. (

‘Cooking Hawaiian Style Two’ Book Signing
Ward Villages Amphitheater and Na Mea Native Books, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Enjoy a concert and “Cooking Hawaiian Style Two” book signing from Lanai Tabura, Henry Kapono, John Cruz, Brother Noland and Frank Abraham. (

Kaha Garden
Kawainui Neighborhood Park, 750 Kaha St., 9 a.m.-noon, free. Volunteer to maintain Kaha Garden with Hui o Koolaupoko. Pre-registration required. (