December 19

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Wednesday December 19
Hawaiian Wreath Making
Foster Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. to noon, $15 plus garden admission. Make a holiday wreath using materials from the garden or bring materials from your yard. Call for reservations. (522-7064)

Succulent Wreath Making
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.-noon, $20. Create your own beautiful wreath to take home for the holidays. Call for reservations. (522-7064)

A Visit With Santa & The Grinch
Pearl City Public Library, 9:30 a.m., free. Santa Claus has been added to this previously-publicized program which announced a visit with the Grinch from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” (453-6566)

Gift Wrapping
Ward Centers, amphitheater, Friday to Sunday until Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., visit website for more information. Gift giving is a wrap this holiday season with gift wrapping services. (

Know The 10 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease
Nuuanu YMCA, 9-10 a.m., free. Call to register. (541-5256)

Nanea Kalikimaka Celebration Of Lights
Departs Ward Warehouse fronting Zpizza, across from TJ Maxx, until Dec. 30, tours at 6, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 p.m., check in 15 minutes prior, $10. New Double Decker vehicles (75 passenger). Call for reservations. (591-2561)

Sisters In Crime/Hawaii Readers Night
Makiki Library, 6-8 p.m., free. Share information on a book you like, fun contest also. (292-2565)

Snow Flurry Tree
Windward Mall center court, until Dec. 24, noon to 7 p.m., free. It’s a white Christmas at Windward Mall. At the top of every hour for 15 minutes, the Christmas tree at Center Court will dust the mall with “snow flurries.” Shoppers may bring their own camera for fun photo opportunities and enjoy the magic of the holidays. (

Toy Works Santa Photo Set
Windward Mall’s center court, until Dec. 24, mall hours, packages start at $21. Santa and his elves are at work in Center Court. Bring the kids down to the Toy Works Santa Set for an activity book and of course the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap for a photo op. (

A Visit With The Grinch
Pearl City Public Library, 9:30 a.m., free. Meet the Grinch from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and sing holiday songs. Bring a camera for a photo op with the Grinch. (453-6566)

Christmas Talk Story
Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Nov. 23 to Dec. 22, visit website for schedule, $10, $15, $20. This collection of songs and stories celebrates the season through the diverse perspectives of local kids. (

Photos With Santa
Pearlridge Center, Downtown center court, Dec. 17-23 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Dec. 24 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., photo packages start at $20. Whether they’ve been mischievous or on their best behavior, bring the kids down to tell Santa what’s on their wish lists. (

Santa Night
Kapolei Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free. Puppeteer Christy Lipps will present favorite children’s Holiday Season stories in a lively puppet show featuring beautifully hand-crafted puppets, finger plays, and songs. (693-7050)

Santa’s Beach House
Ward Center near Red Pineapple, until Dec. 24, visit website for schedule, photo packages start at $18. Take a fun holiday photo for a family Christmas card or a silly snapshot with friends. (

Santa’s On Vacay!
Ward Centers, until Dec. 24, visit website for schedule, photo packages start at $18. Shoppers can snag a pic with Saint Nick. (

Xtreme BUGS
Bishop Museum, Dec. 8-March, visit website for schedule and cost. Along the exhibit, there will be interactive signs and graphics illustrating amazing facts about some of the smallest creatures. (847-3511)

Halau Olapakui O Hokuaulani
Windward Mall’s center court, 7-8 p.m., free. Halau Olapakui O Hokuaulani performs. (

40s Singles Night
Jazz Minds, third Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., $7/cover. The night features Dayton Arima on bass, Ken Fields on drums, Brian on guitar, Jason on keyboard, Joy on vocals, and Bobby Nishida on guitar. (536-3775)

Allantown Display
Hawaii State Library, until Dec. 31, call for times. See a miniature version of a busy little town in full holiday/winter mode created by nonagenarian Allan Wallace; suitable for all ages. (586-3555)

Anime Art Contest
Liliha Public Library, until Dec. 31. Young adults in grades 6 through 12 are invited to submit artwork prepared in anime style. The first 100 entrants will receive a free Manga instructional booklet. (587-7577)

Christmas In Polynesia
Polynesian Cultural Center, visit website for schedule, Dec. 7-22, canoes run from 6:30 p.m., $10/adult, $8/keiki, kamaaina rates available. Tis’ the season to be jolly with the return of Polynesian Cultural Center’s “Christmas in Polynesia,” a 25-minute canoe ride that winds through a live production of The Littlest Star. (

Japanese Buddhist Temples In Hawaii Exhibit
Japanese Cultural Center, Community Gallery, Dec. 1-Feb. 22, Mondays to Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., call for more information. These objects, as well as the architectural elements of the temple itself, have meanings that are often hidden in ancient symbolisms. (945-7633)

Call To Artists
Pauahi Tower, until Feb. 23. Announcing The Association of Hawaii Artists’ 43rd Annual Contemporary Show. Visit website for prospectus. (

Dancing The Spirit
East-West Center Gallery, until Jan. 6, free. Korean masked dance and drama takes various forms and names in different parts of the Korean peninsula, but the characters and the performance patterns recur in comic scenes performed at festivals and open-air markets. (

David Behlke
HPU Art Gallery, until Jan. 11, free. The majority of this exhibit consists of works on paper, watercolors – some with pen and ink, gold leaf or other light refractive surfances. (

Face To Face
Gallery on the Pali, Dec. 2-27, free. This work has been produced since moving to Oahu from the Caribbean in response to my encountering a new world, particularly in regard to the Pacific Islander and Asian peoples. (595-4047)

Figures Exhibit
Andrew Rose Art Gallery, until Dec. 28, free. Figures is the gallery’s first themed holiday-season group exhibition. (

HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen
Bishop Museum, Nov. 9 to Feb. 4, visit website or call for admission. The ground-breaking aloha wear designs of Alfred Shaheen are returning to their birthplace of Honolulu for an exhibit at Bishop Museum. (, 847-3511)

Historic Boat Photo Exhibit
The Royal Hawaiian Resort’s Coronet Lounge, until Jan. 31, free. This rare collection of photographs features the S.S. Lurline, Hula Boat Day greeting of passengers arriving at Aloha Tower, The Royal Hawaiian Band playing music at Aloha Tower, original Royal Hawaiian luggage tags and more. (

’Home’ Exhibit
Second Floor at Cedar Street Galleries, until Jan. 13, free. Featuring Lynn Liverton, Katherine Love and Kirsten Rae Simonsen. (589-1580)

Recent & Retrospective
Loading Zone Arts, Dec. 7-28, free. Loading Zone presents the December featured artist, Mark Jacobsen. Jacobsen celebrates 50 years of career as an artist this month with a solo exhibition “Recent & Retrospective.” (

Tinsel N Tickets
Diamond Head Theatre, until Dec. 24, $117/six tickets. The holiday package includes two tickets in section B to any three of the four remaining shows this season. (733-0274)

Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, Nov. 22-Jan. 12, tickets available online. WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. (1-800-745-3000,

Apple iPhone 4S Workshop
Verizon Wireless, Pearl Highlands Center, Dec. 20 and 27, 5-6 p.m., free. Attend this workshop to learn how to navigate and customize your device, use camera and camcorder functions and utilize the Notification center and iCloud. (456-0687)

Music Sample Class
Ohana Music Together, 1210 Wilhelmina Rise #A, call for schedule. A community of families with young children sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement and dance activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance oriented setting. (732-7464)

Senior Citizen Information Table
Pearlridge Center, Uptown, fronting Satellite City Hall, 9-11 a.m., free. (