December 3

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Saturday December 3
Block Print Tea Towels
Island Bungalow Hawaii, 11 a.m., $35. Learn the ancient technique of wood block printing on fabric. Supplies provided. (536-4543,

Holiday Ornaments from Natural and Recycled Materials
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, 1-3 p.m., free. Create holiday ornaments from dried plant materials, shells and recycled materials. Pre-registration required by Dec. 1. (233-7323)

It’s Easy Being Clean: Making Soap and Natural Cleaners
The Green House Hawaii, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $20. Create a batch of handmade soap and re-imagine the cleaning recipes our grandmothers used. (524-8427,

Making Kukui Nut Ink and Dye
Register for location in Kapolei, 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, $50/family of three. Learn more about the parts of the kukui tree, and how to use its nuts to make ink. (483-0678,

Yamuna with Suzen: Save Your Shoulders
Healing Arts Center in Aiea, 9:30 a.m., $25. Learn Yamuna Body Rolling to become pain-free. (

Aina Haina Book Club
Aina Haina Starbucks, 2:45 p.m., contact or cost. Aina Haina Book Club meets to discuss Peter Sturrock’s ‘A Tale of Two Sciences.’ (373-4922)

Aliiolani Elementary School Craft and Gift Fair
Aliiolani Elementary School, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Featuring more than 200 crafters, direct sellers, resellers, food, wholesale and more. (

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, 7 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Christmas in Honolulu
Palolo Hongwanji, 1641 Palolo Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Local artisans create handcrafted decor, jewelry, clothing, accessories, T-shirts and much more. (734-3693)

Holiday Pet Pop-up Shop: Animal Communicators Hawaii
Hawaii Doggie Bakery, 2961C E. Manoa Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Browse a pop-up shop from Animal Communicators Hawaii, with unique services for pets and special discounts. (783-7390,

Holiday Used Book Sale
Makiki Community Library, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3, and noon-4 p.m. Dec. 4, free. Help this nonprofit library keep its doors open for the community. (388-1022)

Kalama Beach Club Holiday Artisan Fair
Kalama Beach Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Find local original handcrafted goods, holiday items, rare jewelry, home accents, weaving/fiber arts, clothing, locally made food items and more. (262-5995,

Lanikai Christmas Craft Faire
Lanikai Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Over 100 vendors selling locally made crafts, including ceramics, jewelry, photography, paintings, cards and much more. (

Laulima Giving Day
Windward Mall, Center Court, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Bring a new, unwrapped gift or monetary donation to drop off and enjoy live entertainment while visiting with KHON2 personalities. (235-1143)

Magi-Kel Show
Hawaii Kai Public Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free. Magician Kelvin Chun presents a magic show and balloon sculptures. (397-5833)

Makiki Mele Kalikimaka
Makiki District Park, 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. Enjoy children’s games, crafts, entertainment, a photo booth, refreshments and a visit from Santa at 10:30 a.m. (768-9285)

Mililani Holiday Parade
Parade runs from Mililani High School stadium to Town Center of Mililani, 9-10:30 a.m., free. The 31st annual Mililani Holiday Parade returns. (722-6467)

Senior Giving Trees
Ward Entertainment Center, Box Office Level, Nov. 19-Dec. 16, business hours, free. Select an ornament “wish” from Catholic Charities Giving Trees and give a gift to a disadvantaged senior at Santa’s Beach House. (

Ultimate Pancake Challenge
M.A.C. 24/7 at Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, 1 p.m., free. This pancake challenge is for military personnel and their families, but the public is welcome to celebrate and cheer on the competitors. (

Birthday Celebration
Waianae Public Library, 1 p.m., free. Waianae Public Library celebrates its 50th birthday with cake, conch shells and more, including a performance from Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble at 2 p.m. (697-7868)

City Lights Family Evening
Hawaiian Mission Houses, 4-6 p.m. activities, 6-9 p.m. parade, $5. Reserve a spot to enjoy the Honolulu City Lights Parade, plus participate in family activities, eat food and more. (447-3923,

Family Story Times
Waianae Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Families with children in pre-kindergarten to first grade are welcome to join in for free stories, songs and crafts, themed “party time!” (697-7868)

Let it Snow in Mililani
Mililani Shopping Center, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Enjoy a snow play zone with eight tons of real snow, plus crafts, games and a visit with Santa. (

Santa Saturday
Kapolei Shopping Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Enjoy Hawaiian snow and cool fun for keiki, plus a visit from Santa, games, crafts and more. (

Ben & Maila
Kahala Mall, 2-3 p.m., free. (

Christopher O’Riley
Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio, 4 p.m., $60. Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs. (

Hawaii Youth Chorus
Ala Moana Centerstage, 10 a.m., free. (554-8127)

Jazz at the Dragon Upstairs
The Dragon Upstairs, 7-10 p.m., free. Mihoko M, Thomas Mackay, Christian Gonzalez and Chiris Pagabaribaun perform. (526-1411)

Soul Patrol Acoustic Trio
Muddy Waters Espresso, 6-8 p.m., free. (778-0182)

Docomomo Hawaii Annual Holiday Party
Goodsill House, 6-9 p.m., $60. Docomomo hosts its fifth annual holiday party with food, wine, cocktails and a tour of Goodsill House. Pre-registration required. (

For Love of Country Pass It On
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 6-10 p.m., contact for cost. The museum celebrates its 10th anniversary and recognizes the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with a gala dinner, celebrity guests Gary Sinise and Jim Nabors, a glimpse of newly restored aircraft and more. (441-1006,

Honolulu City Lights Opening Night Festivities and Public Workers Electric Light Parade
Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St., 4-11 p.m., free. The 32nd annual Honolulu City Lights goes bright with keiki rides and food booths, plus parade runs from Aala Park to Honolulu Hale via King Street. (

‘A Plantation Celebration’
Tenney Theatre, Dec. 3 and 10 at 4:30 p.m., and Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., $20-$10. Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents an original collection of scenes, stories and songs that look back on a major chapter in Hawaii’s history. (