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As of Saturday, November 22, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 09:21 p.m. HST, Nov 21, 2014

Marriage equality celebration. The third annual Equality Hawaii Foundation gala, "Boas & Bow Ties," will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dole Cannery Pomaika'i Ballrooms, 735 Iwilei Road. It will mark the first anniversary of a marriage equality bill passed last year in Hawaii, and include presentation of the inaugural Justice Steven Levinson Award. A Midnight Dance Party follows at 8:30 p.m. Register at www.green-velope.com/event/boas.

Kawainui/Hamakua tour. The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, 'Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and other co-sponsoring Hawaiian organizations will conduct a tour from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to cultural sites proposed by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources for inclusion in the Kawainui/Hamakua Complex Master Plan. Meet at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road. For reservations, contact rhondaro@hawaii.edu or call 298-2374. For more information, send email to coordinator Chuck Burrows at chuckkb@gmail.com or call 372-7594.

St. Peter's centennial open house. St. Peter's Episcopal Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1317 Queen Emma St. The event will include tours of the sanctuary's historic stained-glass windows, beginning at 3 p.m. Learn about different ministries, including two for children — The Rock and Godly Play — and sample homemade fried rice, soup and other treats. At 4 p.m. a concert will feature the organ, choir, ukulele ministry and Tokaikolo Choir, part of the Tongan congregation that St. Peter's hosts. For more information, call 533-1943.

Former inmates ministry. Women Strengthening Women, a group of 15 former inmates, will share their stories in a presentation titled "Trauma Informed Care Initiatives — Creating Places of Healing," 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Saint Louis School's Mamiya Theatre. The topic is a healing process that involves the collaboration of families, government agencies and faith-based and community nonprofits. For additional information, call Toni Bissen of Star of the Sea Parish at 945-3570.

St. Andrew's choral evensong. The Feast of the Holy Sovereigns, which celebrates the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii — King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma — will be the focus of evensong at 5:30 p.m. this Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. Director of Music John Robert Renke will lead the Diocesan Choir and be the organist. The Saint Andrew's Ringing Society will perform from the cathedral's Mackintosh Tower at 5 p.m. Call 524-2822, ext. 217; or visit www.thecathedralofstandrew.org. The cathedral also offers half-hour concerts at 12:15 p.m. every Friday, featuring guest artists as well as their own musicians. The public is welcome to bring their lunch.

Kawaiaha'o Church holiday fair. Kawaiaha'o Church's annual Holiday Makele and Craft Fair will feature international and locally made crafts and art. There will be entertainment, featuring keiki from the church's school; and food booths offering plate lunches, shave ice, ice cream and more. For information about parking, visit www.kawaiahao.org.

Peacemaker award nominations. Co-sponsors Church of the Crossroads and the Cathedral of St. Andrew are requesting the public send in nominations and supporting documentation for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award by Dec. 9. The nominee should be a Hawaii resident whose life and work exemplify King's concern and commitment to the ideals of peace and social justice for all. Address all nominations to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award Committee, Attention: Jim Howell, 1212 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826. Or send nominations to ccrhi@hawaiiantel.net, with attention to Howell, providing a telephone number to confirm receipt. For additional information, call Howell at 988-4242.

Author Tom Woodward. Tom Woodward, an author and research professor at Trinity College of Florida in Tampa, will give a talk at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at Mililani Community Church in Mililani Mauka, 95-1100 Kaapeha St. He has spoken on evolution, intelligent design and the existence of God at 85 colleges and universities in 34 countries. His books include "Darwin Under the Microscope," "Doubts About Darwin" and "The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA." He hosts a weekly radio program, "The Universe Next Door," accessible at letstalkfaith.com. Call 341-5312 or visit www.mcchawaii.org.

Religion writer Pat Gee has a new blog called “In the Spirit,” available at inthespirit.staradvertiserblogs.com. Send your announcements and photos of recent and future events to pgee@staradvertiser.com.

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