November 5

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Sunday November 5
Garden Meditation
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, 9:30-10:30 a.m., free. Practice receiving the colors, movements and sounds of the garden through gentle stretch, breathing and meditation. Bring a yoga mat, water and towel. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

808 Craft and Gift Fairs
HouseMart Ben Franklin Mapunapuna, 2810 Paa St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Crafters, resellers, wholesalers and direct sellers show off their wares. (479-5525,

Autumn Fair Ceramic Painting & Sale
6095 Summer St., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. You can find one-of-a-kind handmade ceramics at the annual ceramic sale. (, 396-0363)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawaii Kai Public Library, meeting room, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Radford High School, Bloodmobile, 7:30-11:30 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Craft, Gift & Rubberstamp Expo and Crafters Clearance Sale
Neal Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. This event features local vendors selling a variety of wonderful crafts, gift items and craft supplies. (

Cub Scouts Planning and Recruitment Meeting
Waipahu United Church of Christ Lanai, 94-330 Mokuola St., 2-4 p.m. If you have any boys between the ages of 5 and 11 or kindergarten to grade 5 that may be interested in joining Cub Scouts, you are encouraged to attend this meeting. (225-0326)

Dessert Fantasy & Silent Auction 2017
Pacific Beach Hotel, grand ballroom, 1-3 p.m., $15-$30. With some 50 different desserts and 2 hours of unlimited sampling, this event is a sweet-lover’s dream come true. Additionally, there will be a silent auction, live entertainment, keiki activities, a cook-off challenge and voting for Hawaii’s Favorite Dessert. (532-6744,

Food Fight & Bloody Marys
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $115. See three legendary female chefs compete against three legendary male chefs. (

Fujinkai Mini-Bazaar
Shinshu Kyokai Mission, 1641 S. Beretania St., from 9 a.m.-12 noon Sunday, Nov. 5. Sort through Japanese and plantation-days items, clothes, furniture, kitchen and household goods, jigsaw puzzles and more, with a selection of small bento and snacks. (973-0150,

HMAA presents Keiki in the Kitchen
Bishop Museum, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., contact for cost. “Ace of Cakes” star Duff Goldman joins returning TV personality Adam Richman and 32 celebrity chef guests for a day of food, fitness and fun for the whole family. (

Kailua Surfriders Annual Walk/Run
Kailua High School, 451 Ulumanu Drive, 7 a.m., $20-$30. The Friends of Kailua High School is sponsoring a 5K and 10K walk, as well as a 1-mile walk event. Applications will be accepted starting at 6 a.m. (223-5720, 225-2965)

Making Spirits Bright
Contact for location, Kailua, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., contact for cost. Come for holiday mini-sessions for families, yummy Honolulu Cookie Company cookies and hot chocolate with giant marshmallows and piles of whipped cream. Pre-registration required. (343-5148)

Super Squid Dissection
Living Art Marine Center, 2329 Ualena St., 9:30 a.m., $12.50-$15. Students will be able to dissect their own super squid, learn about the animal and touch tide pool animals. Parents are advised to accompany their children to help out. Pre-registration required. (

Brooklyn Raga Massive in Concert
Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, 5-7 p.m., contact for cost. Come enjoy BRM’s unique musical expression of classical Indian raga and cross-cultural collaborations with jazz, Arabic music, West African music, rock and more. (

Royal Hawaiian Band
Kapiolani Park Bandstand, 2 p.m., free. (

The Lavender Ball – A Lavish Celebration of Diversity and Expression
The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., 5-9 p.m., $30-$75. This is an all-ages extravagant formal event featuring dinner, DJ dancing, live music, entertainment and appearances by special guest kumu Hina and Kim Coco. All proceeds to benefit The Lavender Clinic’s REACH Youth programs. (

AHA Miniature Show
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens Gallery, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5-25, contact for cost. Come see this exhibit by Association of Hawaii Artists. There will be a reception on Nov. 11 at 4-6 p.m. (

Ala Moana Center’s Keiki Hula
Ala Moana Centerstage, 1 p.m., free. (