For Saturday, December 7, 2013
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 07, 2013
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>> Kaneohe: 9 to 11 a.m. today. Starts at Windward Mall at Haiku Road; proceeds to Kamehameha Highway and Kaneohe Bay Drive; ends at Castle High School.
>> Mililani: 9 to 10:30 a.m. today. Starts at Town Center of Mililani (near Longs Drugs/theater parking lot); proceeds to Lanikuhana Avenue, Meheula Parkway, Kuahelani and Moenamanu streets and Kipapa Drive; ends at Mililani Shopping Center.
>> Gentry Waipio: 10 to 11:30 a.m. today. Starts at Gentry Waipio Shopping Center on Ukee Street, proceeds to Ka Uka Boulevard and Waipio Uka Street, and returns to the shopping center.
>> Mayor's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade: 6 p.m. today. Starts at Aala Park, proceeds to King Street and ends at a closed-off portion of King Street between Punchbowl and South streets.
>> Haleiwa Town: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Starts at Weed Circle, proceeds to Kamehameha Highway through Haleiwa Town, ends at Haleiwa Beach Park.
Kids’ workshop at Home Depot: “Tic-Tac-Toe Game,” 9 a.m. to noon today, all locations. Children ages 5 to 12 learn do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and gain a sense of pride after completing the project. Free. Registration requested. Visit www.homeimproverclub.com.
“It’s a Snow Day” at Mililani Shopping Center: 10 a.m. to noon today, following the community parade. Features free activities, make-and-take crafts, a visit from Santa and a “Play Zone” with six tons of snow. Free. Visit www.mililanishoppingcenter.com.
“A Holly Jolly Celebration”: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Town Center of Mililani, with games, food, a visit from Santa, photo booth and entertainment by Royal Hawaiian Band, Air Force Band, Miss Hawaii Crystal Lee and others. Free. Visit www.towncenterofmililani.com.
Hula Cats Club cat show: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, McCoy Pavilion. Cost: $4, $2 for children and seniors.
“Santa Saturday” at Kapolei Shopping Center: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, with mounds of "Hawaiian snow" on the lawn near Safeway, free activities for the keiki, make-and-take crafts, photos with Santa and an appearance by Rudolph. Free. Visit www.inKapolei.com.
“Winter Festival: A Community Gathering”: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind, 3440 Leahi Ave. Festivities include arts and crafts, games, exhibitions, live entertainment, food and more. Free. Call 733-4999.
PetSmart’s Santa Claws photo event: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Dec. 14 at PetSmart, 95-660 Lanikuhana Ave., Mililani. Bring your camera and take a picture of your pet with Santa for a $5 donation to benefit local animal welfare groups. Call 489-9231.
University of Hawaii Marching Band’s Holiday Fun Run: Noon to 3 p.m. today, T.C. Ching Field, lower campus. Activities include a mini craft fair, balloon art, picture-taking, a football toss, live entertainment and prize giveaways. Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative Holiday Costume, Best Dressed UH Keiki Fan (for up to age 5) and Best-Dressed Pet. Free. Walk-in registration and donations welcome. Call 956-7657.
Family crafts: 2 to 3:30 p.m. today, Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden. Family activity involves making simple nature crafts for the holidays. Cost: $10 per family of four; $2.50 for additional members; free garden admission. Reservations required. Call 233-7323.
Movie Night and Toys For Tots Drive: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Enjoy a screening of “The Muppets” (2012, rated PG-13) in exchange for a toy donation (for a child between the ages of 1 and 17) for Toys For Tots. This is a dessert potluck event, with popcorn, cookies and juice provided. Bring your own chairs. Call 469-7193.
Kama‘aina Sunday at ‘Iolani Palace: Hawai‘i residents are treated to free Sunday tours of the Palace galleries and docent-guided tours of the first and second floors every 15 minutes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and audio tours every 10 minutes from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis; ticket office closes at 3:30 p.m. Call 522-0822 or visit http://goo.gl/2sKwB.
“Seasons Greeting Cards: Collage and Watercolor”: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. Kids will enjoy designing and creating beautiful mixed-media cards while learning about collages and watercolor techniques. For ages 4 and older. Cost: $15. Registration required. Call 312-4316 or visit www.artexplorium.org.
Ke Kula Mele concert: 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Windward Mall, featuring keiki performers under the direction of Kumu Alan Akaka. Free. Call 375-9379.
Bungie the Clown show: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Waianae Mall, 86-260 Farrington Highway, with face painting, balloons and arts and crafts. Free. Call 696-2690 or visit www.facebook.com/waianaemall.
St. Nick’s Pet Pics: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 17, Windward Mall, Center Court. Dogs, cats and small animals (must be leashed or caged) are invited to pose with Santa. Enter through one of the mall's two main ground-floor entrances. Sponsored by Koolau Pets. Packages start at $21.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” film showing: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hawaii Kai Public Library. The movie is rated PG. Free. Call 397-5833.
“Santa Night”: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kapolei Public Library, with a puppet show and photos with Santa and an elf. Free. Call 693-7050.
Deaf Santa Celebration: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Pearlridge Center, Uptown, second level in the former Inspiration.Fun location. Approximately 150 keiki will share their wish lists in American Sign Language with “Deaf Santa and his Interpreting Elves,” with entertainment by Hawaii’s prominent deaf and hard-of-hearing performers.
“A Touch of Christmas”: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii, 91-3257 Kualakai Parkway, West Oahu. Activities include decorating gingerbread houses, ornament projects, games, prizes, face painting, balloons, a photo booth, live Nativity and more. Free and open to the public. Visit www.kroccenterhawaii.org.
“Christmas Lagoon: The Light Within”: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Dec. 16 to 21 and Dec. 23, Polynesian Cultural Center. This unique holiday experience features a scenic canoe ride through the lagoon, with musical performances, beautiful displays, arts and crafts, holiday-inspired foods and train rides for the keiki. Cost: $10, $8 for ages 5 to 11; students receive a $3 discount. Visit 7-Eleven, 76 Gas, Supercuts, L&L BBQ and Domino's Pizza locations on Oahu to receive $3 discount coupons. Call 293-3333 or 800-367-7060; or visit www.polynesia.com.
“LEGO: Travel Adventure”: Bishop Museum’s traveling exhibit runs through Jan. 5. Features interactive activities for children to think creatively in planning and building vehicles while on a “travel adventure, and dazzling LEGO sculptures. Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The museum is open daily (except Tuesdays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost for kama‘aina: $12.95 for adults; $10.95 for seniors over age 65; $8.95 for keiki ages 4 to 12; free for under age 3. Call 847-3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.
“Parenting Classes for Conflicting Parents”: Open enrollment for four-session Monday course led by Allana Coffee, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 1221 Kapiolani Blvd. For parents who are divorced or separating to learn how to reduce conflict, improve communication and maintain healthy relationships between themselves and their children. Cost (includes materials): $200. Call 861-0581.
Asian lion dance exercise class: 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, Town Center of Mililani. Free. Call 625-0108 or visit www.towncenterofmililani.com.
The Honolulu Boy Choir open auditions: Auditions at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., for boys ages 7 to 12; no prior musical experience required, but must be able to match pitch. Free membership and no tuition. For appointments, call 596-7464. Visit www.honoluluboychoir.org.
Hawaii State Ballet: “Continuing Ballet Basics” classes for adults, teens and children ages 10 and older, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. For costs, call 947-2755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Afterschool at the Aquarium”: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Waikiki Aquarium. Fun 10- to 20-minute activities (stories, critter encounters and creative movement sessions) for ages 4 to 8. Free with paid admission. Registration required. Call 440-9011 or email email@example.com.
Pet adoptions and foster care: Call the Hawaiian Humane Society at 946-2187 or visit www.hawaiianhumane.org.
>> “Put the ‘WE’ in WEdnesday!”: Enjoy half-price adoptions on all animals every Wednesday.
>> Seniors over age 60 can adopt a dog or cat (age 6 or older) for free.
>> Temporary foster-care families needed to care for animals. Food, medical treatment and basic supplies included. Call 356-2229.
Keiki music classes: Offerings in music basics, piano, voice, guitar, trumpet, saxophone, violin/viola and low brass at Keiki Kani Music Studio in Aiea. Call 487-2275 or visit www.keikikani.com.
“New Mothers Hui”: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Castle Medical Center. Support group led by an internationally certified lactation consultant/perinatal registered nurse. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Call 263-5400 or visit www.castlemed.org.
Family catch-and-release fishing: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden. Bring rain gear, barbless hooks and fishing gear. Free. Call 233-7323.
Family workout: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays at 1259 S. Beretania St., Suite 20. Free fitness program for parents and children ages 3 and older. Visit www.smartkarate.com.
“Afternoon Art Adventures”: Program offers Tuesday and Wednesday classes from 3 to 4 p.m. at Waikiki Community Center. College-certified art instructor Andree Paradis teaches art “fun”-damentals in an open studio environment using various art materials. For ages 8 and older. Cost: $10, includes all materials. Call 754-3773.
Pet loss support group: 6 to 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly, Hawaiian Humane Society. Call 356-2222.
Taiko (Japanese drumming) classes: Four- and seven-week sessions offered year-round for all ages and skill levels, including a Taiko Tots class for ages 2 and 3, and Family Taiko for keiki ages 4 to 11 with an adult. Fees vary. Visit http://goo.gl/e8aFX.