Community Calendar

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

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16 / Friday

Honolulu Gift Fair — Features more than 300 booths at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu. Dates and times follow:

  • Dec. 16, 3-9 p.m.
  • Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Dec. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Operation Best Wishes — Military personnel and families can create a free, 10-minute holiday webcast message to family members back home or deployed loved ones, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Dec. 16, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, 1129 Wright Ave., Building 102, WAAF. Sessions are limited; register today at www.operationbestwishes.com. Call 624-9801.

Salvation Army Angel Tree — Select an angel from the tree and fulfill the wish of a child or senior citizen in need by purchasing a requested gift and returning it unwrapped, with the lower portion of the card, to the Angel Tree. Locations follow:

  • Windward Mall: Through Dec. 16, 1 to 8 p.m., Theater Wing, upper level.
  • Pearlridge Center: During mall hours through Dec. 19, Uptown, first level fronting Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.

17 / Saturday

Pancake Breakfast with Santa — Military keiki can have breakfast with Santa, 9-11 a.m., Dec. 17, Armed Services YMCA, Building 122, 1262 Santos Dumont, WAAF. Cost is $5 and includes a photo with Santa and a gift; keiki and babies up to 4 years old, free; adults, $3.

“Merriest Hawaiian Christmas” — The Honolulu Boy Choir presents its annual concert, Dec. 17, Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu. Doors open at 6:30 p.m; concert starts at 7 p.m. No admission charge. Prelude music by the St. Louis School Band. Color guard presentation by U.S. Marine Forces Pacific. Open to the public. Visit www.honoluluboychoir.org and click on “Upcoming Events.”

19 / Monday

Gingerbread Display — View the creative gingerbread works of the employees of the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, Dec. 19-24, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. The public is invited to enjoy the gingerbread works of art at this annual event. Free and open to the public.

21 / Wednesday

Hawaii Ohana Holiday — Celebrate the holidays Hawaiian-style at the IPC Kalakaua Community Center from 5:30-8:30 pm. Enjoy holiday movies under the stars on a 17-foot high screen. Bring your blankets, decorate yummy cupcakes and make & take-away holiday crafts, vote for your favorite holiday stocking and/or wreath, and take a picture with a Hawaiian Santa. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

22 / Thursday

Holiday Hula Show — With Na Kupuna o Koolau halau, 10-11 a.m., Dec. 22, in the lobby of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, 2169 Kalia Rd., Honolulu. Free and open to the public.

23 / Friday

Toy Drive — Sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Waianae. Drop-off times are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays through Dec. 23, at 85-165 Plantation Rd. Toy donations will be distributed to children and youths living in transitional shelters. Call 696-2754.

24 / Saturday

Single Soldiers’ Holiday Party — Single Soldiers can eat a free dinner and win prizes at this annual event, 3 p.m., Dec. 24, Tropics Warrior Zone, Schofield Barracks.

Holiday Exchange Refunds — For items purchased through Dec. 24, Schofield Exchange shoppers can return or exchange items through Jan. 31. If requested with a sales receipt, a refund will be made in the original tender used. Without a sales receipt, the refund amount will be loaded onto an Exchange gift card. Call 423-7694.

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