East Oahu Highlights

Send East Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by Dec. 15 for the Dec. 24 edition. VEGGIES Author Patti Breitman discusses “Never Too Late to Go Vegan: Why and How to Make the Switch for a Better Life” at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Ala Wai Clubhouse as part of the Vegetarian Society meeting. The public is welcome. Call 944-8344.

RED CROSS Hawaii Red Cross offers a variety of first aid training in December at its East Oahu headquarters, ranging from pediatric CPR to CPR and AED for professions rescuers, starting Dec. 9. For fees and dates, call 733-2767 or visit redcross.org. Course completion comes with two-year certification.

NEIGHBORS Palolo Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria. (All other area boards are in recess for December.) Call 768-3710.

MALL MUSIC Kalani High School’s orchestra performs a free concert at 4 p.m Dec. 11 at Kahala Mall. Call 732-7736.

MORE MUSIC Musician Kuana Torres Kahele takes Kahala Mall Center Court stage at 2 p.m. Dec. 13.

MALL WRAPPING Starting Dec. 13, Kahala Mall offers free gift-wrapping at the Gift Wrap Center located between Macy’s and Champ Sports. It continues Dec. 14 and 18-24 during mall hours. The first gift wrap is free with same-day receipts from mall vendors. Proceeds go toward area Project Grads and other nonprofits.

POINSETTIAS Livable Hawaii Kai Hui takes orders for poinsettia plants until Dec. 13, with the last pickup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Koko Marina Center courtyard. Cost is $35 (large) and $10 (small). Proceeds support building a native plant nursery at Aloha Aina O Kamilo Nui. Call 864-8081.

WINTER CONCERT Oahu Civic Orchestra plays its free public winter concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Ala Wai Golf Course palladium. Call 261-6127.