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Santa Claus and the Mighty Mo Spreading Holiday Cheer, December 24

Santa Claus and the Mighty Mo Spreading Holiday Cheer, December 24

Take free photos with Santa and write a holiday mahalo to Armed Forces members

WHAT: Photos with Santa and “A Million Thanks” Letter-Writing Campaign 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 24, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Battleship Missouri Memorial – Center Pier
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

COST: Photos with Santa are free to the public. Admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial is not required, but may be purchased at USSMissouri.org

BASE ACCESS: Round-trip shuttle service is complimentary with the cost of admission. Without admission, there is a round trip shuttle cost of $3.00 per person.

McDonald’s® Brings Customers A New Fresh, Whole Fruit Side In Kids’ Meals

Company builds on nutrition, children’s well-being commitments by adding in-season Cuties® from December through March 2015

 

HONOLULU – McDonald’s is making nutrition choices fun and easy for families with the introduction of a fresh, whole fruit side in kids’ meals – Cuties California Clementines®.

Cuties® – a delicious cross between a mandarin and a sweet orange – are available now in McDonald’s lineup of Happy Meal® and Mighty Kids Meal® side choices that currently include apple slices and Go-GURT® low fat Strawberry Yogurt. Cuties will be available for a limited time during their peak season through March 2015.

Sail-Abrate the Season with Hawaii Kai Towne Center's 18th Annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Chart your course for Hawaii Kai Towne Center and light up your holiday season with the center’s annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade. The Dec. 20 festivities run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a procession of brightly decorated boats as they make their way through the marina.

Make sure to arrive early to grab the best seats and take advantage of holiday entertainment including Halau Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o and the U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band. The first 1,000 attendees will also receive a complimentary light pin to commemorate the event. 

This year’s schedule of events includes:

4 p.m. - Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o

4:30 p.m. - U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band

6:10 p.m. Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall brings the best in local music and entertainment and this holiday season is no different! Join Hawaii’s favorite family-friendly shopping center under the giant poinsettia tree in center court for various performances throughout the holiday season.  Be entertained by one of four professional performers, or catch your neighbor in one of over 55 community shows.  Visit kahalamallcenter.com for additional details and updates.

 

COMMUNITY ACTS

 

SAT, DEC. 13

10 AM Iolani Suzuki Strings

12 PM I music school

2 PM Kuana Torres Kahele* 

4 PM Punahou Band 

6 PM Honolulu Wind Ensemble

 

SUN, DEC. 14

10 AM Laurie Shinsato Piano Studio

11 AM Punahou Choir

12 PM Glenn Nagatoshi Piano Studio 

REHAB Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Therapeutic Art Program with Annual Art from the Heart Event

REHAB Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Therapeutic Art Program with Annual Art from the Heart Event

This highly anticipated event for Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific's Louis Vuitton Creative Arts Program is an art sale and exhibit that is open and free to the public.  This year’s annual "Art from the Heart" celebrates 20 years the therapeutic art program has been bringing out the creativity of many patients while aiding in their recovery.

Professional Hawaii artists will also be contributing work to the fundraiser.

Who:               Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

When:            Thursday, December 4, 2014

                        5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

What:              Art from the Heart fundraiser and reception

Kahala Mall Doorbusters for Black Friday, November 28

Kahala Mall Doorbusters for Black Friday, November 28

HONOLULU – For the fourth year in a row Kahala Mall celebrates Black Friday (November 28, 2014) by opening up at 7 a.m., giving guests the opportunity to shop early for doorbusters with savings of up to 75% off. Meanwhile, some stores will open on Thanksgiving Day and still others will open as early 5 a.m. on Black Friday (see end of story for early openings).

 

Disney Conservation Grant Continues Support for Coral Reef Research

Disney Conservation Grant Continues Support for  Coral Reef Research

HONOLULU – The UH Mānoa Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has been awarded a $24,650 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to support the Connecting Coral Reefs Worldwide project. This new award will build on the positive outcomes of their 2013 award.

The DWCF 2014-2015 award will allow researchers and students from the Palau International Coral Reef Center to travel to HIMB to learn new population genetics techniques that will improve the design of resilient Marine Protected Area (MPA) networks so that they are more effective in protecting coral reefs in Palau and throughout Micronesia.