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For Kauai Calendar Events for December 2016

All these events and more can be seen on our online calendar where you can add them yourself, or email them for us to do. Enjoy.

Now till December 24 The Trees of Remembrance
The Trees of Remembrance provide a meaningful opportunity to honor those who have died or are far away. For a donation of $7, an ornament may be hung bearing the name of a loved one, and an acknowledgement will be sent to the person of the donor’s choice. This year, we have added pet ornaments and Kaua`i Hospice will donate $2 to the Kaua`i Humane Society for each pet memorialized on our trees. At Kukui Grove and Kukui`ula Shopping Centers. Info http://kukuigrovecenter.com, https://kukuiula.com, http://kauaihospice.org

Now till December 31 Kaua`i Independent Food Bank Food Drive
Food donations may be dropped off at any County of Kaua`i Fire Station, or at the KIFB warehouse in Nawiliwili. Monetary donations, and perishable food and fruit items are gratefully accepted only at our Nawiliwili warehouse from 8am-4 pm, Monday through Friday. For more info, or how to help 246-3809, lperez@kauaifoodbank.org, http://www.kauaifoodbank.org

Now till January 6, 11am- 5 pm Small Works Show
Small Works Big Show. “Cash and Carry” Holiday Sale. Featuring artwork 16″ x 16″ x 16″ or less. At Kaua`i Society of Artists (KSA) Gallery in Kukui Grove. New location E8 (former Picture’s Plus). Info artinkauai@gmail.com, http://www.kauaisocietyofartists.org

Friday, December 2, 10am-8 pm Kaua`i Museum Annual Christmas Craft Fair
It’s that time again! Kaua`i Museum’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair. Come enjoy ono island food and see the many crafts for the perfect Christmas gift. The museum will be open from 10am to 4 pm.but, the fun continues outside until 8 pm. Also, don’t miss your chance to win a beautiful king size handmade Pineapple quilt (includes two matching shams) with a donation of $5. Info 245-6931, http://www.kauaimuseum.org

Fridays, December 2 to March 10, 5-7 pm Balkan Dancing Free Workshops
Dances and songs of Southeastern Europe and the Middle East. Non-partner; everyone welcome! Interesting music, unusual rhythms, culture, history. At Lihue Neighborhood Center, 3353 Eono Street. Info Esti 822-4599, Don dondancing@gmail.com

Friday, December 2-24 & 30, 6-8 pm Festival of Lights 2016
The Opening Ceremony of the 20th Annual Festival of Lights featuring the Kaua`i Chorale and a spectacular Lighting Countdown led by Santa and Mrs.Claus at the Historic County Building. It is followed by the Lights on Rice Parade. After the parade the Festival of Lights display of dazzling Holiday creations will be open through 8 pm. Light creations by Auntie Josie and Kaua`i artisans. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Info Elizabeth Freeman 639-8564, friends@thefestivaloflights.info, http://www.kauaifestivaloflights.com

Friday, December 2, 6-9 pm Lights on Rice Parade 2016
Parade from Vidinha Stadium, up Rice Street to the Historic County Building, Lihu`e
Crafts Fair by the Kaua`i Museum, 9am-9 pm. Food Vendors. Free and Open to the Public. Info Eileen Winters 639-3571

Saturday, December 3, 8-10 am, 5th Annual Kaua`i’s Breakfast with Santa
A scrumptious full breakfast buffet catered by Chef Mark Oyama. Visit with Santa, and enjoy train ride discounts. Story telling with a gift from Santa. Arts and crafts, face painting, live entertainment. Advanced ticket purchase required $22 adults, $20 keiki. At Gaylords, Kilohana. Reservation only, seating limited 639-5656

Saturday, December 3, 10am-4 pm Friends Of The North Shore Library At Princeville: Quarterly Used Book Sale
Over 12,000 books, DVDs & CDs! All children may select one free book. After 2:00 pm, EVERYTHING IS HALF PRICE! Donations of books in good condition are always appreciated and may be brought to the Library desk whenever the Library is open. At Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive, Princeville, HI 96722. Info 826-4310, http://princevillelibrary.com

Saturday, December 3, 10am-3 pm St. Raphael Church 175th Anniversary Carnival
St. Raphael Church has been celebrating its 175th Anniversary with monthly events since July. The celebration wraps up with Mass and a Luau on Christmas Day, the actual founding date of St. Raphael Church in 1841. We invite the entire Kaua`i community to celebrate this historical event with us. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day! Including food booths, games, water slides, keiki carnival rides, rummage sale, 30 craft booths, silent auction. At St. Raphael Church grounds, 3011 Hapa Road, Koloa. Info Brenda Sameshima 651-5350, Shelly Gerardo 639-3398

Saturday, December 3, 10:30am-2:15 pm Winter Recital Showcase
Winter Recital Showcase presented by Kaua`i Dance Center. 10:30-11:30 am Keiki showcase, ages 3-10, 1-2:15 pm. Tickets $8, Kieki $5, 2 and under free. At Eyes Wide Open Productions Arts Center 3285 Waapa Rd, Lihu`e. Info Jennifer Bell-Grey 823-9588, http://kauaidancecenter.com

Saturday, December 3, 11am-1 pm “Picture Bride Stories”
With Barbara F. Kawakami, author. Meet the author reception and book signing. At Hanapepe Library 335-8418

Saturday, December 3, 4:30-10 pm Black & White Ball
The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay present our 17th Annual Black & White Ball at The St Regis Princeville Resort with dinner, dancing, live entertainment and auctions. Proceeds go to the purchase and installation of life saving AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) for key public locations on Kaua`i and Ni`ihau. Info and tickets Robin Wong 917-449-6311, http://hanaleirotary.org

Saturday, December 3, 7 pm KCC Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Featuring music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky, holiday favorites, and music from the musical “Wicked.” At KCC PAC. Free. Info 387-6772, tochikis@hawaii.edu, http://kauai.hawaii.edu/pac

December 3 & 4 “Christmas Sing-Along with Harps Concerts”
Harpists Sylvia Woods and Madeleine Brandli invite you to an eve