Country Music Cruise: See Waikikis city lights and dance to music by Gwyn Bridges and the Wanted aboard Windjammer Cruises Kulamanu, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Pier 7, Aloha Tower. Costs $20 in advance, $25 at the door; includes two beverages. Reserve at 537-1122.
Kuaokala Trail hike: Take a secluded trail along a steep ridge overlooking the Waianae coast, with Ken Suzuki, Saturday. Six miles, six hours. Costs $7. Call the Hawaii Nature Center at 955-0100.
Birding for Beginners: Learn how to observe and identify birds at a Hawaii Audubon Society workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Costs $4. To register, call Lynnea Overholt at 528-1432 and use Voice Mail Box 4.
In-line skating seminar: Information on new skates, 4 p.m. Saturday, Bikefactory Sportshop. Call 48-SKATE (487-5283).
Island Cycle Center at Mililani Town Center has a Christmas party, with introductory skate lessons by the Wheel Thing, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Team Five-O stunt show and in-line seminar follow.
Manana hike: Stuart Ball of the Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 12-mile rollercoaster juggernaut along a ridge in Pacific Palisades, 8 a.m. Sunday. Costs $2. Call 955-2091.
Great Trans Koolau Trek: Prizes totaling $100,000 reward fast folks in the 10-mile foot race on May 11. To sponsor the Trek, call Bozell Marketing at 955-4416. For an entry booklet, visit the website at http://www.h-3run.com or http://www.fhb.com or call 521-4351. Early entry deadline, with registration fees of $39 for Hawaii residents and $44 for visitors, is Dec. 31.
Learn to swim: Children practice Saturday mornings at Ala Moana Beach; adults, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Free. Call the American Red Cross, 734-2101 ext. 123 or 124.
These recreational activities are offered every week,
except during holidays:
Hawaii In-Line Skating Association: Workouts 5:30 p.m. weekdays at Kakaako Park. Call 988-5299.
Free hike to Diamond Head: Meet the Clean Air Team at the Honolulu Zoo entrance, 9 a.m. Saturdays. Three miles to the top. Call 948-3299.
Honolulu Community Drum Circle: Drummers, percussionists and dancers gather, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Keehi Lagoon Park. Call 377-DRUM (377-3786).
Hash House Harriers: Social runs with Aloha group 3 p.m. Saturdays; call 948-AHHH (948-2444). Or Honolulu group 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays; call 948-HASH (948-4274).
Honolulu Marathon Clinic: Free training runs with Jack Scaff and staff, 7:30 a.m. Sundays, Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Call Norm at 247-4957. No meetings on three-day weekends.
Sports Acrobatics Hawaii: Hawaii Highflyers Trampoline Club for adults and kids, 4 and 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, McCully Recreation Center. Call Karl Vorwerk at 949-3747.
Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe meets 4 p.m. Sundays at the beach across Kapiolani Park Bandstand; free workout at UH Studio Four 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Don Heafner at 536-7205.
Ikebana classes: Lillian Koide teaches flower arrangement 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Japanese Cultural Center. Tuition $30 per month plus supplies. Call 537-5765, evenings.
Honolulu Zoo: Zoo opens at 8 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. General admission $6; $2 with Yum Yum Tree senior card. First Wednesdays feature a botanical tour at 8:45 a.m. for $2 more. Third Wednesdays, tai chi practice begins 8 a.m. Call 971-7174.
Nature Conservancy hikes: Two guided hikes a month to Honouliuli Preserve, home to more than 45 rare native plants and animals. Donation. Call 537-4508.