For Kauai Calendar Events for December 2017 All these events and more can be seen on our online calendar where you can add them yourself, or email them to for us to do for you

Fridays till March 10, 5-7 pm Friday Folk Dancing
Balkan dancing workshops. Dances and songs of Southeastern Europe and the Middle East. Interesting music, unusual rhythms, culture, history. Non-partner; everyone welcome! Free. At Lihue Neighborhood Center. Info Sonia, 320-848, or Don,

Now till January 5, Noon-6 pm Kauai Society of Artists Small Works Show
Opening reception, awards and potluck, Saturday 17, 5-8 pm. Show Nov 18 till Jan 5. At KSA exhibition space, Kukui Grove. Info 245-2782,,

Fridays till December 22, 6:30-8 pm Friday Nights With Santa
Kauai’s favorite Santa, Santa in paradise, Phil Worwa, magically appears each Friday evening. Holiday Friday nights will include a meet and greet with Santa, promote the family holiday spirit and pictures with Santa in his sleigh. Santa in paradise presentations are un-rushed and close up. Bring your own camera. At Storybook Theatre. Donations accepted. Info 335-0712,,

Friday, December 1, 9am-8 pm Kauai Museum’s Christmas Craft Fair
Kaua`i Museum’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair is held outdoors. Visit our many Artisan and food vendors for one of kind gifts for the whole family. Also, enjoy the Christmas Lights across the street at the Historic County Building and watch the colorful floats as the parade passes by. At Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice Street. Info 245-6931,

Friday, December 1, 6-8 pm Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights opens the first Friday in December which is Dec 1 in 2017 and runs every Friday, Sat and Sun evening through Dec 24 from 6-8 pm. The Park lights glow every night along with the Festival of Lights interior display of Auntie Josie’s gorgeous creations and the dazzling creations crafted by Kauai artisans. Free. At Historic County Building, Lihue. Info Elizabeth Freeman 639-8564,

December 1-3 & 8-10 The Plight Before Christmas
An old fashioned melodrama presented by Women in Theatre. Dec 1, 3, 8, and 9 at 7 pm and Dec 2, and 10 at 2 pm. WIT’s End Salon, Kukui Grove. $25 inc refreshments. Tickets 635-3727,,

Saturday, December 2, 10am-4 pm Princeville Library Book Sale
Over 10,000 books, DVDs and CDs! All children may select one free book. Special Christmas Section! After 2 pm everything is half price. At Princeville Library. Info 826-4310,

Saturday, December 2, 10:30am-2:15 pm Kauai Dance Center Winter Recital Showcase
Keiki Showcase, ages 3-10 years old from 10:30-11:30 am, Youth Showcase, ages 10-teens from 1-2:15 pm. At Kauai Dance Center-Eyes Wide Open Production Theater 3285 Waapa Road, Nawiliwili. Tickets $10 at Door/$8 in advance, child 17 and under $5, under 2 free. Info 823-9588,

Saturday, December 2, 7 pm Songs of the Season
Celebrate the spirit of the season with KISS! Enjoy an intimate evening of holiday classics with 12 inspired singers. At All Saints Church. Free. Info

December 2 & 3, 4 & 7 pm Christmas Carols & Harps Concert
Come sing your favorite Christmas carols from around the world accompanied by two amazing harpists: Sylvia Woods and Madeleine Brandli. In addition to caroling, these festive concerts will also feature Christmas harp solos and fun surprises! Don’t know the words? Bob Smith will be leading the singing, and you’ll be given a special booklet with the lyrics of the carols, which is yours to take home. Sat, Dec 2 at 7 pm at Church of the Pacific in Princeville, and Sun. Dec 3 at 4 pm at St Michael’s and All Angels in Lihue. Tickets $15 at the door. Info

December 3, 10, 17 & 22 Keiki Holiday Art Classes
Keiki can make holiday gifts at these upcoming classes at Creative Ohana 2-2475 Kaumuali’i Hwy. Sunday, Dec 3rd – Candles, Sunday, Dec 10th – Soap, Sunday, Dec 17th, Holiday Cards, and Friday, Dec 22nd Recycle Ornaments. $10 per keiki for each hour long class. Sign up 635-5327,

Sunday, December 3, 11am-5 pm, 8th Annual Waipa Kalo Festival
Educational displays, biggest kalo contest, poi pounding, kalo tastings, food inspired by Kalo; homegrown live music all day, local artisans, recipe contest, silent auction, hands-on activities. At Halulu Fishpond at Waipa. $5 adults/$1 keiki (ages 3-18). Info Kalen Kelekona, 826-9969,

Sunday, December 3, 5:30 pm Gala Rosa Nova Brazil!
Music by Rumba de Fuego! Dancing! Authentic Brazilian Buffet Dinner! No-host Bar! Silent and live auctions. Benefit for “The Bridge: Kauai to College” which provides guidance and support for local kids who want to go to college. At Koloa Landing, Poipu. Tickets from $85. Info,

Monday, December 4, 6-9 pm Mahelona Hospital 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
A free event at Mahelona Hospital Courtyard, Kapaa. Info

Tuesday, December 5, 7 pm Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony Winter Concert
The Jazz Ensemble will be performing a variety of music from Glenn Miller’s “Jingle Bells” to Quincy Jones’ “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You.” The Wind Symphony’s pieces include the Leroy Anderson classic: “A Christmas Festival.” It will be a great night of music for the whole family. At Kauai Veteran’s Center. Free. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Wednesday, December 6, 8:30-11:30 am How to Start a Small Business on Kauai
The Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC) presents this workshop. Participants will learn about entrepreneurship, forms of business organization, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and services offered by the Hawaii SBDC Network as well as other resources for the start-up business. A registration fee of $20.00 is required. Info 241-3148,

Wednesday, December 6, 5-6:30 pm Laysan Albatross: Style & Story with Hob Osterlund
The north shore of Kauai is the only place in the world where albatross have chosen to nest among humans. Even though their numbers here represent a minuscule percentage of the entire population, every chick matters. With Midway Atoll gradually getting submerged, Kauai is their Noah’s Ark. Hob Osterlund, founder of the Kauai Albatross Network and author of “Holi Moli: Albatross and Other Ancestors,” will share videos and slides of Kauai’s albatross and speak about their future on the Garden Isle. Free. At Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310,

Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm Korea in Context: Then and Now
A powerpoint presentation by Jon Letman, Kauai journalist with first hand knowledge of Korea, and Kauai Community College History Professor Dr. Mark Ombrello. Korea’s history of colonization and occupation in context with today’s threat of imminent war, and Kauai’s role in the militarization of Korea and northeast Asia. Q and A to follow. Free event. At KCC’s One Stop Center. Info 245 8328,

Thursday, December 7, 7 pm Kauai Community College Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Featuring music from Bizet’s Symphony No. 1 in C to a full orchestra arrangement of Monti’s Czardas. Great music for the whole family. Free. At Kapaa Missionary Church. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Friday, December 8, 5:30 pm Ohana Niihau O Waimea
Free Concert. Food vendors, Hawaiian and Tongan food, shell lei sales, appraisals and repairs. At Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Info 639-1261

December 8-9 & 15-16, 7 pm Elf the Musical Jr.
Under the direction of Laine Griffith, students will be performing “Elf Jr.”, the musical based on the beloved holiday film, “Elf”, a hilarious comedy that follows Buddy the Elf on his quest to find his true identity. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children 3-12, keiki under 2 are free. At Kalaheo Elementary school’s cafeteria turned theatre. Info 332-6801

Saturday, December 9 Sierra Club Hike Kuilau Trail
A gentle steady walk on a wide path with sweeping view of lush valleys and Mount Wai’ale’ale and Makale’ha Mountain Ranges. This trail offers great rewards without a lot of effort. Glorious views & ever-present bird-songs reward you along this trail. Hike to bridge and picnic tables for lunch. 3.5 miles. Info Lee Gately 661-373-4834 and Vivian Hager,

December 9, 8am-2 pm Kauai Island Crafters Fair – Northshore
Artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau and sunrise shell jewelry, bone and wood carvings, paintings and prints, note cards, sun catchers, American and Hawaiian quilts and futons and blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. At Church of the Pacific. Info 635-4314,,

Saturday, December 9, 10am-3 pm, 14th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Join us for a day of holiday shopping and entertainment featuring Kauai-made products, jewelry, clothing, and more! Enjoy discounts in the NTBG Gift Shop, live music, and local food trucks. At National Tropical Botanical Garden, Koloa. Free, but donations accepted. Info 332-7324,

Saturday, December 9, 4 pm Kauai Dance Theatre’s Winter Showcase “Nutcracker Sweets”
A $5 donation at the door benefits the Zonta Club Christmas Fund. At Lihue Parish Hall. Info Janie Crane, 332-9737,

Sunday, December 10, 10am-1 pm Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Join Tammy Davis as she shares her love and fascination of the unbelievable world of edible and medicinal mushrooms. Hands-on activities that will get you started cultivating your own homegrown crop of edible mushrooms. You will come away having learned how to incorporate mushroom cultivation into your garden or permaculture site. $25. At Monkeypod Jam 3687 Kamuali`i Highway. Info Tammy at (541) 510-9658,

December 11-15 Master the Fundamental Skills of Shamanic Healing
Learn to cultivate right alignment and direct connection to source. We use a simple drum beat to enter deep into the Shamanic Realms of Healing. We return with a new understanding of ourselves grounded in physical reality. Info 634-1018,,

Monday, December 11, 6:30 pm Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Beginning Band Preview Concert
Enjoy music from the students. Featuring over 130 beginning band students in grades 6-8. At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt. Free. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Tuesday, December 12 Sierra Club Service Trip
Waimea Canyon Road Cleanup. Casual morning clean up of Sierra Club’s adopted highway usually requires a little over an hour. Please help keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon clean. 2 miles. Info Bob Nishek 346-0476,

Tuesday, December 12, 6-7:30 pm “Life Behind the Blackout Curtains”
Presented by Kauai Historical Society with Carol Kouchi Yotsuda. At New Fine Arts Auditorium, Kauai Community College. $5 donation for non-KHS members. RSVP 245-3373 or,

Wednesday, December 13, 5-6:30 pm Christmas with the Welch Family
Join us for night filled with warm arrangements of classic Christmas tunes played on a variety of musical instruments and vocal harmonies. A fun-filled evening full of the spirit of the season. Christmas is the Welch Family’s favorite time of the year, and they will make this an evening you will not forget. Free. At Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310,

Wednesday, December, 13, 6:30 pm Kauai High School Winter Concert
Holiday Music is the theme for the Kauai High School Winter Concert with Wind Symphony, Jazz Band, Ukulele Band and Chorus. At Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Free but donations accepted. Info Mr. Darryl Miyasato, Music Director 245- 3173. Ext. 133

December 16, 8am-1 pm CKTV Holiday Craft Fair
Handmade gifts, jewelry, books, clothing, hand bags and much more, designed and created by local craft and artisan vendors. Proceeds also support the CKTV Advanced Media Class in their efforts to attend and compete at the Student Television Network Convention in Tennessee next March. At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School. Potential vendors call Kevin Matsunaga 645-0019

Saturday, December 16, 10am Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Bring your camera for photos with Santa. Light refreshments available. At Princeville community center. Info

Saturday, December 16, 7 pm The 11th Annual Kauai Sings Christmas Concert
Kauai’s favorite singers with your favorite tunes and exciting surprises. This gala holiday event benefits Malama Pono Health Services. At Kilohana Luau Pavilion. Info Jason Blake 652-5210

Sunday, December 17 Sierra Club Hike Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class sinkhole, cave archeological site. 3 miles. Info Allan Rachap 212-3108,

Monday, December 18, 6:30 pm Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band Winter Concert
Music featuring the Jazz Band, 2nd Year, and 3rd Year Bands. At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt. Free. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Thursday, December 21, 6 pm It’s a Wonderful Life
Bonus film for Christmas at Kukui Grove Cinema. Film Festival continues in February. At Kukui Grove Cinema. Info 245-5055,

Friday, December 22, 5:30 pm Kauai All-Island Band Field Show Performance
Come and see the Kauai All-Island Band’s Field Show for their competition in the Holiday Bowl Parade and Game in San Diego. This will be their last on-island performance before they leave for California. At Vidinha Football Stadium. Free. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Saturday, December 23, 9am-Noon Kealia Beach Clean Up
Surfrider and Sierra Club collaborate to protect the marine and other wildlife, the reef, and ocean from marine debris. Will you please help? Look for banners at parking lot. Bring your water and hat. We’ll supply gloves, bags, and refreshments. Info Judy Dalton 482-1129,

Wednesday, December 27, 3 pm Building Living Classrooms
Join Kauai Animal Education Center for a fun Free workshop for families to learn the symbiotic relationship and stewardship of gardening and animal husbandry skills. Only 15 spots. Shoes are required, bees on property, weather permitting. At Kealia Farms. Info 822-0881,

Friday, December 29, 5:30 pm Henrietta Quartet
This is the second performance of this New York and Kauai collaborative group, which sold out completely the first time. At The Home of Scott and Ilona Coffey. $75 per person includes beverages and light pupus. Info and tickets

Sunday, December 31, 5:30-9 pm New Years Eve Fireworks in Poipu
This family-friendly event includes food trucks, food booths, a movie showing at the beach park and fireworks. Fireworks are set to begin at 8:15 pm. Free. Info 742-7444

Jan 2-5, 9am-3 pm Winter Break Critter Camp
Winter Critter Camp at Kauai Humane Society for ages 7-12. Dog training, arts, crafts, games, outdoor activities, socializing with shelter animals plus educational speakers. $150, plus early drop off and late pick up available for $10 each. Info 632-0610, ext 103,

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