November 23

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Saturday November 23
Akamai Puppy
Kauai Humane Society, begins Nov. 23, six weeks on Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $100. Akamai Pet Services presents dog training with instructor Ellen Carscadden for puppies ages six weeks to four months of age. Contact to register. (, 652-9372)

American Red Cross Instructor Training
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., contact for cost. For those interested in becoming an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor. (456-0431,

Blow Your Own Ornament
Island Glassworks, Saturdays and Sundays through November, one hour classes between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $30/person, participants as young as 6 may sign up. Contact to reserve your space. (263-4527,

Building Your Home For Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. More people are turning to additions or re-building instead of purchasing a new home. Graham Builders’ seminar teaches homeowners where to start, how to select a builder and more. Space is limited and reservations are required. (593-2808,

Holiday Arts and Crafts
Contact for location in Kailua, 1-3 p.m., $25 (includes most materials), children must be accompanied by an adult. Learn to make hand-painted ornaments. Pre-registration is required. (366-0441,

Home For The Holidays
Geobunga Honolulu (4299 Lawehana St.), 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., free. Learn practical decor ideas including how to create versatile container gardens that can easily transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas and through the new year. Reservations are highly recommended. (

How To Use Fertilizers
Mulkern Nursery, 10 a.m., free. Learn simple steps for getting your plants the right nutrients. Kevin Mulkern discusses which fertilizers to use on what plants and how much to use. He also shares the signs of nutrient deficiencies in plants and how to fix them. Wear appropriate footwear. (396-6595)

Indian Cooking Demonstration
Waialua Farmer’s Co-op Market at Historic Waialua Sugar Mill, 10-11 a.m., contact for cost. (637-8589)

Japanese Flower Arranging
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115, Nov. 16-Jan. 18, Saturdays, 9:40-11:30 a.m., $48. Use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials, choosing the most beautiful aspects, assemble them in a different order and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. (235-7433)

39th Annual Mayors Craft and Country Fair
Neil Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free admission. The Department of Parks and Recreation, Senior Citizen’s Programs presents a day featuring live raku fire, flu and pneumococcal shots, old drugs take back, hearing aids and more. The Lions Club also collects glasses and a country pies/cookies, and jams and preserves contest. (973-7258)

CLLC Open House Cultural Fair
1342 7th Ave., Nov. 23-24, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Chinese Language Learning Center hosts a grand opening cultural fair featuring activities such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting and knotting, games and complimentary refreshments. A lion dance takes place 11 a.m. Nov. 23. (

Free E-Waste Recycling
Kaiser High School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Materials accepted include computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers and telecom equipment. TVs, alkaline batteries and microwaves not accepted. (, 488-8870)

Holiday Plant and Craft Sale
Lyon Arboretum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free admission. UH Manoa’s Lyon Arboretum holds its annual plant and craft sale featuring various participating nurseries selling ti varieties, cacti and succulents, orchids, anthuriums, heliconias, gingers and more. Ceramic pots and planters also available. (988-0456,

Island Heritage Holiday Warehouse Sale
94-411 Koaki St., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 24. Featuring up to 75 percent off gifts, books, T-shirts and more. For early bird information, visit the website. (, 564-8800)

The World of Agatha Christie
Hawaii State Library first floor reading room, 2 p.m., free. Dr. Rebecca Knuth, UH Manoa Library and Information Science Program professor discusses Agatha Christie’s English life, her mysteries and the worlds she inhabited and created. Suitable for ages 12 and older. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (586-3500)

Things Japanese Sale
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Community Gallery and Gift Shop, Nov. 2-Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., various costs. JCCH’s gift shop features a sale of great bargains on unique one-of-a-kind donated Japanese items. All shopper who spend $10 or more receive full parking validation. Proceeds support the Cultural Center’s educational programs and activities. (945-7633,

Today’s Thought
Mililani Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free admission, books available for purchase. Share a trip down memory lane with Paul S. Osumi’s son Norman as he shares anecdotes about his father’s inspirational column “Today’s Thought,” which ran for over 35 years in local newspapers. (627-7470)

Torah Discussion
Temple Emanu-El, 9 a.m., free. Lenny Solomonb leads a discussion of the Torah portion Vayeshev. (595-7521)

Waimanalo Makahiki
Bellows Beach Park, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free admission. The Hawaiian Civic Club of Waimanalo hosts its fourth annual makahiki competition and ceremonial event. The event includes friendly keiki competition in traditional Hawaiian games, cultural practitioners and activity booths. (

LEGO: Travel Adventure
Bishop Museum, runs until Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. Children are invited to create vehicles capable of flying, driving and floating, or all three. (

Wilson School Fun Fair
4945 Kilauea Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission. The event features food, baked goods, games and crafts for all ages, prizes, a book fair, inflatables, a silent auction, fresh corn for sale and free entertainment. (733-4740)

Guided Marine Center Tour
Living Art Marine Center, 10 a.m., $9.95/adult, $12.50/children. Take a guided tour of the tropical fish exhibits with one of the educators, Gyotaku fish print craft on paper and a visit to the Discovery Zone to touch animals. Online reservations are required. (

Mango Season Duo
Cha Cha Cha Salsaria, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. (

Music at Sunset
Town Center of Mililani, 7-9 p.m., free. Featuring Ke Kani Nahe. (

Rivals Sports Bar, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., no cover charge. N.BS performs rock and alternative music. (923-0600)

Saloon Pilots
Hawaii Public Radio Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m. $15-$30. Saloon Pilots perform bluegrass and Americana music. (955-8821)

Saloon Pilots Bring Their Top Picks
Hawaii Public Radio Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m., $15-$30. The Saloon Pilots, Hawaii’s premier bluegrass and Americana music band bring their vocal harmonies and instrumental renditions to HPR presenting an eclectic repertoire ranging from traditional “mountain music” to contemporary country and more. (, 955-8821)

South American Wine Tasting
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, 6-9 p.m., $54-$59, ages 21 and older. Wine, dine and dance while enjoying savory South American cuisine and salsa music by Son Caribe, paired with over 25 wine selections from Pascual Toso Winery and Alta Vista Winery in Argentina, and Montes Alpha Winery in Chile. (944-4494,

Uwajima Hawaiian Festival
Royal Grove at Royal Hawaiian Center, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free. Representatives from Honolulu’s sister city, Uwajima, presents an afternoon of hula and traditional music and dance. (

The Garage (1510 Ohialoke St.), Nov. 7-Dec. 1, 1-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., and by appointment, free. The Garage’s inaugural exhibit features artists from New York and Hawaii. Artists from New York include Liam Davis, Rob De Oude, Linda DiGusta, Enrico Gomez and Michele Zalopany. Hawaii artists include Susan Callahan Kang, Jodie Chock, Roland Longstreet, Mario Maeda, Nicole Naone, Jessica Orfe and Debra Drexler. An opening reception takes place Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (295-1333,

Niihau Shell Exhibit
Bishop Museum, runs until Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. A private collection of approximately 50 stunning and pristine lei are featured in Niihau Ethos, and exhibit that examines the science behind Niihau Shells and its manufacturing history. (

Ha‘iku Valley Clean-Up
Meet at the top of Ha‘iku Rd. by the new Kamehameha preschool, RSVP by Nov. 23, clean-up takes place Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Ko‘olau Foundation’s Cultural Heritage Program invites volunteers to participate in its clean-up. Include contact information in RSVP. Wear long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes, and bring sun screen and mosquito repellent. Lunch and tools provided. (221-5662,