Students from Le Jardin Academy and Punahou School are partnering to help families of students at Olomana School by collecting blankets, towels, slippers, hygiene products, detergent, paper towels, sponges, gift cards ($5 – $10 value), healthy snacks, young-adult fiction (new or gently used books), and baskets, bows and ribbons to make gift baskets festive. Donations can be dropped off 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 at Le Jardin Academy. Sounds like a teachable moment and a good break in the midst of the holiday gimmes. Visit Agentsofchangeoahu.com
Turtle Bay Resort is embracing its merry spirit with a wide array of activities celebrating the season. From Dec. 14-25, there will the kayak tours in Santa hats at 7:30 and 9 a.m. Breakfast with Santa Dec. 16 and 23. A Winter Wonderland Night Market with craft vendors, bouncy houses, games and more on Dec. 15. And reindeer rides Dec. 20-27. Visit www.turtlebayresort.com for more information, reservations and prices.
Conoslidated’s Mililani Theatres are under renovations to be converted to the recliner seats that are quickly becoming the industry norm. Until construction is completed in February, patrons will be given free popcorn. For tickets of info, www.ConsolidatedTheatres.com.
Satisfy your dreams of a white Christmas at Mililani Shopping Center on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. The neighborhood’s holiday parade starts at 9 a.m. and ends at the shopping center, where there will be a Snow Play Zone, crafts, games and visits with Santa. A new, unwrapped toy or book or a cash donation to Toys for Tots gets you entrance to the Snow Play Zone fun 8 tons of snowy ice. Visit www.mililanishoppingcenter.com.
Kids can build and paint a reindeer and sleigh at Home Depot’s free 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 workshop. Register for the workshop at .homedepot.com/workshops/#store/1702
I’m wiped out from Thanksgiving feasting and Black Friday shopping. Time to chill while the kids watch some Netflix. Here’s a link to Pop Sugar’s list of holiday movies streaming now. www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Christmas-Movies-Netflix-2018-44543951
Our Thanksgiving tradition is to watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on TV and partake in the comical feast. Toast, popcorn, pretzel sticks and jellybeans coming right up. Happy Thanksgiving all!