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  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016

    The E.K. Fernandez 50th State Fair at Aloha Stadium is an annual favorite among local families.

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“Family Fare” is a weekly calendar of events suitable for all ages. To get listed, send event information to features@staradvertiser.com.

>> Toddler Puzzle Time: 9 a.m. Sept. 20, Pearl City Public Library. Free. Info: 453-6566.

>> Moppets and Poppets with Aunty Nyla: 10 a.m. Sept. 20, Waimanalo Public & School Library. Storyteller Nyla Fujii-Babb shares interactive stories and songs for the entire family. Free. Info: 259-2610.

>> Thinker Thursdays — Chess Game Day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20, Kaimuki Public Library. For ages 8 and older with a valid library card. All levels welcome; no instruction provided. Free. Info: 733-8422.

>> Game and Puzzle Day: 3 p.m. Sept. 20, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library. Selections for adults and keiki (over age 5) include Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, Uno, Jenga, Twister, Monopoly, Scrabble, Apples to Apples and more. Free. Info: 733-8488.

>> Read to a Therapy Dog: 3 p.m. Sept. 20, Aiea Public Library. Keiki practice reading aloud to registered therapy dogs of K9 Hawaii to help gain confidence and boost social and emotional skills. A sign-up sheet will be posted at 2:30 p.m. for 15-minute sessions. Free. Info: 483-7333.

>> Genealogy workshop series: 6 p.m. Sept. 20, Nanakuli Public Library. Meet with representatives from local archives and learn how their collections can assist with research. Free. Info: 668-5844.

>> Dita Holifield’s All American Rodeo: 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and Sept. 21; and two shows Sept. 22, noon to 2 p.m. (with special military discount in honor of all Armed Forces) and the point-series finale at 7 p.m.; doors open two hours prior. Features bull riding, wahine and keiki barrel racing, invitational team roping, cowboy hula and more, including keiki activities, a petting zoo, pony rides, mechanical bull riding, automotive and motorcycles displays, and the half-time mascot Knockerball Bash. Ticket prices range from $18 to $28. Info: hawaiiallamericanrodeo.com.

>> “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22, and 2 and 5 p.m. Sept. 23, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Road. A rainy day is turned upside down by the arrival of a mischievous feline and his accomplices, Thing One and Thing Two. Presented by UH-Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Cost: $8 to $18. Tickets: 944-2697, etickethawaii.com. Info: 956-7655.

>> “The Wiz”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and 4 p.m. Sept. 23, Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College. Broadway musical that retells “The Wizard of Oz” as a journey through African-American culture of the mid-1970s. Presented by I’m A Bright Kid Foundation. Additional shows through Oct. 7. Cost: $19 to $39. Info: 235-7310, 808ne.ws/2Oo9WRs.

>> Living History Day: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, with special screenings of “Go For Broke: An Origin Story” at 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., followed by Q&A session with cast and crew. Also features activities honoring unsung heroes of World War II, a ’40s-era Big Band, open cockpits, World War II re-enactments, swing dancing and a scavenger hunt. Free. Online reservations and tickets: 808ne.ws/2MHMwoT.

>> The 65th annual Healthy Baby Contest: 10 a.m. Sept. 22, Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Presented by Honolulu Chinese Jaycees. Info: hawaiihealthybabycontest.com.

>> Long John Splinters’ Pirate Treasure Hunt: 10 a.m. Sept. 22, Wahiawa Public Library. Get into the act and help the librarian find a pirate’s hidden treasure by solving clues through book- and pirate-themed riddles. For ages 3 to 12. Free. Info: 622-6345.

>> Keiki Saturdays: Create a galaxy letter, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts locations at Enchanted Lake (261-4621), Mapunapuna (833-3800), Market City (735-4211) and Pearl City (455-1909). Cost: $4. Info: 808ne.ws/2Pcublt.

>> College and Career Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Nanakuli Public Library. Meet representatives from colleges and scholarship and vocational programs, and learn about library resources that help with career development. Free. Info: 668-5844.

>> Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii’s 21st annual Teddy Bear Round-up and Family Resource Fair — Show You Care, Share a Bear: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Windward Mall, Center Court. Donate a new or gently used teddy bear or stuffed animal to be distributed to children who suffered from child abuse. Also features free activities, information booths, entertainment and picture-taking with Elmo and friends. Info: 951-0200, preventchildabusehawaii.org.

>> Portuguese Festa 2018: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22, Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. Features food, crafts, an ukulele display, malasadas and more, with special appearances by Frank DeLima, Frank Suster, Ukulele Guild of Hawaii and more. Free. Info: PCBFund@gmail.com.

>> Jurassic Tour — The Ultimate Family Dinosaur Adventure Exhibit: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Windward Mall parking deck, lower level (outside Regal Cinemas). Features more than 50 life-sized realistic dinosaurs, interactive exhibits, a fossil dig for young paleontologists, roller coaster ride on a 9D virtual reality ride, bouncy area, jungle wall and more. Cost: $29 for ages 13 and older; $39 for ages 2 to 12; military discount available. Info: jurassictour.com.

>> Mask-making and mask play: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22, Liliha Public Library. Yukie Shiroma leads a craft workshop for third grades and older to create a 3D mask and animate their masks by using body language, improvisational dance and theater exercises. Free. Registration required: 587-7577.

>> Film showing — “Ready Player One”: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22, McCully-Moiliili Public Library. This film by Steven Spielberg, based on a best-selling novel, is rated PG-13. Free. Info: 973-1099.

>> Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives’ annual Family Day Open House: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22, 553 S. King St., with a History Theatre presentation at 11 a.m. on the Kahua Hookipa Stage and performance by Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band from noon to 1:30 p.m. Free activities (lau hala weaving, candle-making, 19th-century games, quill writing, printing press demonstrations) and tours every 30 minutes. Free. Info: missionhouses.org.

>> “Filipino Folktales & Fables”: Sept. 22, 11 a.m. (ASL/sensory-friendly) and 4:30 p.m., Tenney Theater, The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s production celebrates cultural traditions of the Philippines and includes a story about standing up to bullies. For ages 6 and older. Cost: $20, $15 for ages 60 and older, $10 for ages 3 to 18. Info: 839-9885, htyweb.org.

>> Popoki + Tea Cat Cafe Pop-up: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22, The Public Pet, 3422 Waialae Ave. Adopt a kitten from local fosters and enjoy boba tea and cookies for purchase. Free. Info: popokiandtea.com.

>> Aloha Adventurer’s Guild — Dungeons and Dragons: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 22, Wahiawa Public Library. In this second session, learn about character creation and role-playing for the Fifth Edition of this game. Recommended for beginners ages 12 and older but all ages welcome. Free. Info: 622-6345.

>> Make-and-take crafts: Sept. 22, HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts, Market City. “Slime Time!,” 1 p.m. ($5 fee); and ghost tassels, 3 p.m. ($3 fee). Info: 735-4211.

>> Hokulani Imaginarium shows: 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Windward Community College campus. “Perfect Little Planet” explores the solar system through the eyes of an alien family of insects in search of the perfect vacation spot. A double-feature follows at 2 p.m., with “Two Small Pieces of Glass” (about the transformation of a child’s toy into a telescope) and “Flight Adventure” (an overview of the science, technology and history of flight). Cost: $8; $7 for ages 65 and older, military and WCC students and staff; and $6 for ages 4 to 12. Credit cards not accepted at the box office. Reservations: 235-7433. Info: 808ne.ws/1NQRIkR.

>> The fifth annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival: 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22, Ko Olina Resort, Kohola Lagoon 1, Kapolei. Features interactive video and musical activities, live performances, movies from Disney/Pixar and a sunset-finale feature film on the beach. Benefit for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Tickets range from $10 to $25, free for ages 3 and under. Info: koolinachildrensfestival.com.

>> The ninth annual Rice Fest: 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22, Ward Village on Auahi Street (fronting Ward Centre). Features Eat the Street food trucks, entertainment and food-eating contests (Paina Cafe poke bowl at 6:30 p.m., Rainbow Drive-In loco moco at 7:30 p.m. and Spam musubi at 8:30 p.m.); to enter, visit the entertainment stage hospitality tent at 5 p.m. Experience Hawaii’s culinary diversity at this event to raise awareness for Lanakila Meals on Wheels, which will be accepting monetary and brown rice donations at the Lanakila Pacific booth. Free. Info: ricefest.com.

>> The 66th annual Waikiki Hoolaulea: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22 along Kalakaua Avenue. Aloha Festivals presents Hawaii’s “largest block party” featuring stage performances and numerous booths showcasing local cuisine, crafts and culture. Info: alohafestivals.com.

>> Create a Comic Strip class: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 23, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. Create characters, settings and punchlines and how to incorporate the elements into a mini story while also learning about flow and structure of telling jokes through a comic strip. Led by Trinigrafx co-founder Nobu Yasuda. For ages 6 and older. Cost: $15. Info: 312-4316, artexplorium.org.

>> Sunday Afternoon at the Movies — “Wonder”: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Pearl City Public Library. Based on a best-selling novel, this PG-rated film starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay is about a 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity who attends mainstream school for the first time. Free. Info: 453-6566.

>> Movie Mondays — “The Goonies”: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library. This PG-rated classic is about a group of kids who find a treasure map and set out on an adventure searching for a pirate’s treasure while encountering a band of outlaws. Free. Info: 831-6831.

>> Lego Mania: 3 p.m. Sept. 24, Pearl City Public Library. Free play for grades K through 6. Info: 453-6566.

>> Ani-mazing Anime Showing: 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Mililani Public Library. Participants choose from a list of series (all are rated PG-13 with closed captions) and decide on the next showing. Free. Info: 627-7470.

>> Book Club Hub — A Book Club for Parents and Their Teens: Book selection is “2018 Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Pearl City Public Library. This forum allows parents, teens and tweens to read and discuss books together in a facilitated session with activities. For ages 12 and older. Also, Oct. 29 (“Seedfolks” by Paul Fleischman) and Nov. 26 (“The Future of Us” by Jay Asher). Free. Info: 453-6566.

>> Banned Books Week: Ewa Beach Public & School Library presents two films based on banned or challenged books: “The Giver” (rated PG-13) 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24; and “A Wrinkle in Time” (rated PG) 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Free. Info: 689-1204.

>> Alzheimer’s Association of Hawaii discussion: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25, Kahuku Public & School Library. This second session of a three-part series focuses on communication for loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Free. RSVP: 293-8935.

>> Family caregiver class — “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia”: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26, Pearl City Public Library. Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages, treatment and more. Free. RSVP required: 453-6566.

>> Fire Safety and Prevention for Children and Families: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Mililani Public Library. Members of the Honolulu Fire Department discuss common causes of fires, fire prevention and what to do in case of a fire. For ages 5 and older. Free. Info: 627-7470.

>> Young Adult Wednesday Movies — “Ready, Player One”: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Kalihi-Palama Public Library. This film, released earlier this year, is rated PG-13. Food and drinks welcome. Free. Info: 832-3466.

>> Family movie night — “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Waimanalo Public Library. Rated PG-13. Free. Info: 259-2610.

>> Film showing — “Sherlock Gnomes”: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Kaneohe Public Library. This animated sequel to “Gnomeo and Juliet” is rated PG. Free. Info: 233-5676.

KEIKI STORYTIMES

Free at the following public libraries:

>> Pearl City: 10 a.m. Sept. 20 for preschoolers, with a craft to follow. Info: 453-6566.

>> Waimanalo: 10:15 a.m. Sept. 20 for ages 3 to 5, with songs, activities and crafts. Info: 259-2610.

>> Hawaii Kai: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 for ages 2 to 5, with fingerplays, songs and a craft. Info: 397-5833

>> Kaneohe: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 for ages 2 to 5, with a craft activity. Info: 233-5676.

>> Liliha: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 for families, led by “The Wandering Reader” Sandra Taga. Info: 587-7577.

>> McCully-Moiliili: 10 a.m. Sept. 21 for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with interactive stories, games, sing-along songs, action rhymes and quiet playtime sessions with educational toys and puzzles. Info: 973-1099.

>> Salt Lake-Moanalua: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 for keiki under age 5, with European fairytales and a Bookflix video. Info: 831-6831.

>> Waianae: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 for preschoolers and older; and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25 for ages 3 and under, with songs and play time. Info: 697-7868.

>> Ewa Beach: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26 for ages 3 to 5, with songs and crafts. Info: 689-1204.

ONGOING

>> Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii’s All-Star Bowl for Kids’ Sake: Ongoing registration for teams, individual participants and sponsors for this benefit event, Sept. 22, Aiea Bowl. Teams bowl every three hours and are encouraged to dress in outrageous costumes and create fun team rivalries in a competition to raise funds for local at-risk keiki. Food, refreshments and T-shirts provided. Presented by Alternate Energy. Info: 695-4566, 808ne.ws/2vL4rVf.

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