"Buddhism, Jodo Shinshu and Buddhist Counseling," seminar led by the Rev. Akinori Imai, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Buddhist Study Center, 1436 University Ave.; free. 536-7044.
Morning of Centering Prayer, a time to contemplate God and your life in silence, 9-11:30 a.m. today, Central Union Church, Women's Building; calabash donation. 739-5288.
Gift of Bethlehem, annual drive-through with living scenes of the birth of Christ, 6-9 p.m. today, Central Union Church, enter from South Beretania Street and exit on Punahou; free. 595-8084.
Tour of Grace, inspirational songs from Charlottemarie accompanied by Larry Ward, 6:30-8 p.m. today, American Association of University Women, 1802 Ke'eamoku St. (parking available at First Presbyterian Church); $15. 537-4702.
Between Learning and Teaching Islam and Other World Religions, talk by Aslam Syed on the historical interaction between Islam and other religions, 6:30-8 p.m. today, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu; free, sponsored by All Believers Network (Belnet). 371-9360.
Christmas Concert 2005, music from the Concert Choir, Youth and Children's Choir and Orchestra, 7 p.m. today and tomorrow, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tabernacle, S. Beretania (parking available at the Punahou Spa & Fitness Center); free. 948-6866, 293-9297.
Annual Candlelight Christmas Concert, traditional and contemporary holiday music presented by the Hawai'i Vocal Arts Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. today and 4 p.m. tomorrow, Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University; $20 ($15 military/seniors, $5 children/students through college). Tickets: 550-8457, www.honoluluboxoffice.com.
"A Christmas Carol," musical presented by New Hope Youth Choir, 6 p.m. tomorrow, Farrington High School auditorium; $10-$12. 842-4242, ext. 778.
Dignity Honolulu Advent Liturgy and Christmas Potluck, communion and service for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Christians, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, St. Mark's Episcopal Church; bring food and a wrapped gift to share. 734-7313.
23rd annual Live Nativity, re-enactment of the first Christmas presented by costumed actors and live animals, 7-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday (show repeated every half-hour), Wai'oli Gardens, Manoa; free. 440-1830.
Peace in the Heart of the Fire Ring, two-day mystical retreat, presented by authors David Lewis and Michael McNeil, with a discussion of Buddhas, angels and the elementals, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Renaissance Ilikai hotel; $20 per day. Registration: 394-6032.
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