November 9

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Saturday November 9
Declutter Solutions: Age in Place or Move
Simply Organized – Kahala Mall, 9-10 a.m., free. Learn to downsize and declutter your home with Cynthia Arnold of Senior Move Managers and Declutter Hawaii. (793-7007)

Downsizing and Decluttering
Simply Organized Kahala Mall, 9-10 a.m., free. Learn ways to de-clutter your home and improve your home’s perceived value with Dani Ihara and Cynthia Arnold of Senior Move Managers and Declutter Hawaii. (739-7007)

FreedomRail Mini Workshop
Simply Organized Kahala Mall, 1-1:30 p.m., free. Create the closet of your dreams easily with FreedomRail. (739-7007)

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 canvas gift bags. Pre-registration is required. (366-0441,

Introduction to Sound Healing
Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center, 10-11 a.m., $10. Learn how sound affects you at the cellular level, and exercises you can do at home for self-healing. (291-6865,

Lighting: How to Use Daylight and Flash
Windward Community College HAle Alakai 102, Nov. 9 and 16, 9 a.m.-noon, $75 plus a $10 lab fee. Learn how to work with outdoor sunlight, indoor lighting to night lights in the city. Digital camera with flash/probe recommended. (235-7433)

Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $90. Learn how to administer CPR and use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on children, and infants. Contact to register. (

Wilderness Remote First Aid
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, Nov. 9-10, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $200. Learn first aid principles and skills to respond and give emergency care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS). Includes wilderness and remote environments and in urban disasters after earthquakes or hurricanes. Two days actual field work. Contact to register. (

Without Walls Workshop
Ilima at Leihano (891 Kamaaha Ave.), 9 a.m.-noon, $15/person, $40/families of up to three people. Join Malama Learning Center for its Without Walls Workshop on Gyotaku. Learn about the art form of gyotaku and create prints using real fish. Participants are encourage to bring T-shirts, handbags or any type of clothing they would like to make gyotaku prints with. Registration is required. (


Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Walk
Magic Island Park, 2 p.m. registration, 3 p.m. walk begins, free to participate, donations accepted.
At the second annual walk, participants may enjoy refreshments, entertainment and activities while celebrating the fight to cure Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Money raise goes toward the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s mission. (382-7756,

Church of the Crossroads Fall Fair
Church of the Crossroads, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free admission. The fair features food such as chicken, sushi and more, and items such as clothing, appliances, CDs, crafts and more for sale. Funds raised support the mission and ministry of the church, which helps various organizations on the island such as IHS, Family Promise and Transition House. (949-2220)

Free E-Waste Recycling
Pearl City Highlands Elementary, 9:30 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)

Going Green
Kaala Elementary School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Acceptable items include computers, printers, scanners, one TV per car, HI-5 beverage containers, used tennis balls, usable clothing and household items, used eyeglasses and hearing aids, white socks for Afghanistan, canned goods for the Hawaii Food Bank and more. Free towing of unwanted cars also available. (291-6151,

Hahaione Elementary PTSA Fun Fair Carnival
Hahaione Elementary School, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rummage sale starts at 7 a.m., free admission. The event includes carnival rides, a bouncy kingdom, live entertainment, a full food tent, classroom games and more. Proceeds go to the keiki. This year, the school is building two new playgrounds. (371-6824)

Holiday Craft Fair
Leilehua High School cafeteria, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free admission. Leilehua High School Project Grad 2014 holds a holiday craft fair featuring many hand-made items and a variety of craft booths, as well as food, baked goods and more. (

Living Well with Epilepsy Conference
Queen’s Conference Center, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free The Epilepsy Foundation of HAwaii invites interested parties to attend its free education conference with specialists from the mainland speaking. Breakfast and lunch is provided. Register online. (,, 528-3058)

Na Mele Mae‘ole
Kawaiaha‘oi Church, 6 p.m., $30/concert, $60/three concerts. The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame announces Na Mele Mae‘ole – Never Fading Songs in partnership with Kawaiaha‘o Church – a 2004 inductee into the Hall of Fame. This is a fundraiser for the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame featuring three different themes: Sept. 7 _ Na Lani ‘Eha (music of the Four Royals), Oct. 12 – Golden Era of Hawaiian Music (pre-WWII), Nov. 9 – Hawaiian Renaissance. (392-3649, 226-0600,

Neighborhood Food Drives
Kaimuki/Kapahulu neighborhood, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kahala Associates real estate agents Christina Laney Wycheck, Yumi Laney and Aileen Rodriguez-Chizer hold their sixth annual food drive for the Hawaii Foodbank. Volunteers go door-to-door to accept dry and canned goods. Contact to Dry goods and canned goods are welcome. Contact to ensure you are on the pick-up route. (348-1782)

Neighborhood Food Drives
Pearl City neighborhoods, bag drop-off 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 9, donation pick-up 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Kahala Associates real estate agents Christina Laney Wycheck, Yumi Laney and Aileen Rodriguez-Chizer hold their sixth annual food drive for the Hawaii Foodbank. Dry goos and canned goods are welcome. Contact to participate. (282-1399)

Pre-Holiday Mini Craft Fair
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Items for sale include automotive products and services, food, health and beauty products, phones and accessories, gift cards and more. (

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,

Fun Fair
Hahaione Elementary School, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission. The event includes food, games, rides, inflatables, entertainment, a craft fair and a rummage sale that begins at 7 a.m. in the cafeteria. (397-5822)

Kapolei Community Fair
Kapolei Community Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., contact for cost. The event features crafts, games, produce, a pony ride and petting zoo, food, entertainment, door prizes and more. (692-8200 ext. 2246,

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. (

Lono’s Journey
Tenney Theatre, 4:30 p.m., $10-$20. Hawaii Theatre for Youth presents the world premiere of Lono’s Journey, in collaboration with Bishop Museum. The story incorporates Hawaiian language, music, dance, sport and puppetry. (, 839-9885)

Playing with Shape and Form
Hawaii State Art Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. hands-on activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. galleries open, free admission. Experiment with how shapes work in two-dimensional art and then move into three dimensions using geometric forms made with clay. Turn cones and pyramids into simple and cool pieces to accentuate your holiday decor. (

Manoa Cliff Trail Hike
Contact for meeting location, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $ 10/non-member. Sharpen your botanical knowledge with Dr. Mark Merlin, a noted author and geographer. The trail features spectacular island views and a variety of native plants. A moderate, 3 mile hike. Reservations are required. (955-0100)

NA Mele Mae‘ole
Kawaiaho Church, 6 p.m., $30. The final concert in the Na Mele Mae‘ole fundraiser concert series, The Hawaiian Renaissance. The concert features Ka Leo Kawaii, Hawaiian language students under the direction of Larry Lindsey Kauanoe Limura. Kuuipo Kumukahi and the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders perform mele created at the time, which expressed the values and attitudes questioning the westernization of Hawaii, the loss of culture, some of which became anthems for change. (392-3649, admin@hmhof)

11th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $25-$35. Emmanuel Church hosts its 11th annual Chocolate Extravaganza – an all you can eat chocolate buffet and silent auction. Proceeds are shared with Family Promise of Hawaii. Raffle prizes include an iPad and four tickets to The Lion King. (, 262-2548)

Malama Palama: A Gala Fundraiser
The Modern Honolulu, 5:30 p.m., $250/person, $2,500/table of 10. Enjoy a night of music, entertainment and community togetherness in support of the Palama Settlement community center. The evening honors Cecilia Blackfield and Skippa Diaz. (848-2501,

Na Hoa Malama Benefit Fundraiser
Waialae Country Club, 6-10 p.m., contact for cost. Hospice Hawaii holds it’s Na Hoa Malama Benefit Fundraiser – “Journey to Japan.” The annual wine tasting benefit also marks the kicking off of Hospice Hawaii’s 35th anniversary year. The night honors Dr. Allan Izumi and Frank Tanabe. (791-8075)

Patriot Glow Star 5K Run
Visit website for location, 7 p.m., visit website for cost. The U.S. Vets hold its 9th annual Patriot Glow Star 5K Run. All proceeds benefit U.S. Vets – a home for formerly homeless veterans. The event features strobe lighting, glow paint, a costume contest, cash prizes and live DJs. (

Sharing Memorable Moments
FilCom Center, 5:30 p.m., contact for cost. The Filipino Community Center celebrates its 11 annual dinner gala and fundraiser event: Sharing Memorable Moments with Emme and Friends.” The night honors Emme Tomimbang for her decades of sharing stories about the people and places of Hawaii. (680-0451)

Houseless in Paradise
Central Union Church, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 4 p.m. Nov. 10, $20 suggested donation. PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company present “Houseless in Paradise,” a play by, for and about the homeless in Oahu. Reservations are recommended. (, 218-0103)

Little Gems Big Treasures
The Gallery at Ward Centre, Oct. 26-Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., free. Featuring mono-prints by gallery artist Libda Spadaro and ceramic sculptures by Jo Rowley. (, 597-8034)

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. (

November’s Song
St. Francis School Sister M. Almeida Student center, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 4 p.m., $10-$20, sponsorship available for $500-$5,000. “November’s Song” is a one-woman play that transports audiences to old Hawaii when Hansen’s disease was ravaging the kingdom. The play offers a glimpse into the heart of St. Marianne Cope. Process to go toward care of the Sisters of St. Francis in Hawaii who are frail. (, 988-3301)