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    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.

>> First Responders Week at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii: Through Sept. 16, members of Honolulu City & County EMS, fire, police and ocean safety officers receive free admission while their guests receive half-off general admission ($25, plus tax) into the water park, 400 Farrington Highway. Must present ID. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Info: 674-9283, wetnwildhawaii.com.

>> Toddler puzzle time: 9 a.m. Sept. 13, Pearl City Public Library. Free. Info: 453-6566.

>> “Preventing and Treating Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries”: 3 p.m. Sept. 13, Mililani Public Library. Child-friendly presentation focuses on prevention and treatment of concussions and other injuries, some of which have hidden symptoms. Keiki ages 5 to 10 may enter to win a Razor V-17 youth multi-sport helmet; must be present to win. Presented by Pacific Disabilities Center’s Hawaii Neurotrauma Registry. Free. Info: 627-7470.

>> Family board game night: 5 p.m. Sept. 13, Wahiawa Public Library. Free play of new and classic board games. Info: 622-6345.

>> Lego Club: 5 p.m. Sept. 13, McCully-Moiliili Public Library. Free play with provided Lego pieces; masterpieces will be displayed in the library. For ages 5 to 10. Info: 973-1099.

>> Genealogy workshop series: 6 p.m. Sept. 13, Nanakuli Public Library. Learn how to get started with research at archival repositories. Free. Info: 668-5844.

>> Storytime and crafts with Lani Moo & Calci: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14, Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library. Friends from Meadow Gold Dairies will read aloud favorite children’s stories and lead a simple craft activity. For ages 3 and older. Free. Info: 831-6831.

>> Sunset Mele and Night Market: 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14, Hawaii Convention Center, mauka side of Level 3. Features live entertainment by local performers, a pop-up marketplace with more than 40 local vendors, an air-plant mounting workshop, food and drinks, with free movie showing of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” at 6 p.m. in Liliu Theater 310. Free. Visit hawaiiconvention.com.

>> Pearl Harbor Historic Sites’ “Free Pass Days”: On Sept. 15 and 16, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park commemorates the birthday of the Air Force by offering free admission to active-duty, retired members and their dependents. Must present valid military ID. Info: pearlharborhistoricsites.org.

>> Craft time: 10 a.m. Sept. 15, Hawaii State Library. Create a journal cover collage. Free. Info: 586-3520.

>> Sing-along storytime — “Pirates”: 10 a.m. Sept. 15, Wahiawa Public Library. Themed music, dancing, puppetry and stories with an emphasis on rhyming words to improve pronunciation and rhythm. For ages 3 to 10. Free. Info: 622-6345.

>> Keiki Saturdays: Create a pony bead pumpkin, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 15, HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts locations at Enchanted Lake (261-4621), Mapunapuna (833-3800), Market City (735-4211) and Pearl City (455-1909). Cost: $2. Info: 808ne.ws/2Pcublt.

>> Pearlridge Keiki Ho‘olaulea: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Features musical entertainment, hula performances, arts and crafts, demonstrations and more in partnership with Aloha Festivals. Free. Info: alohafestivals.com.

• Keiki “Pu Haaheo” (Cherish the Conch Shell With Pride) blowing contest, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Downtown Center Court. Watch the pre-registered contestants compete in two categories (modern and ancient). Winners receive a conch shell and are invited to participate in the Aloha Festivals’ floral parade.

>> Keiki Day at International Market Place: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki. Features a mini car test drive and race track on the Grand Lanai, coloring station in the Queen’s Court, and activities and specials in select stores including a slime-making class at Hanna Anderson. Free. Info: shopinternationalmarketplace.com.

>> Make-and-take crafts: Sept. 15, HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts, Market City. “Slime Time!”, 1 p.m.; and glow-in-the-dark Perler beads pumpkin, 3 p.m. Cost: $5 per session. Info: 735-4211.

>> Slime of the Day — “Chalk o’ Slime”: 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts, Enchanted Lake. Create slime that can be written on with chalk at this make-and-take session. Cost (supplies included): $10. Info: 261-4621.

>> “Filipino Folktales & Fables”: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Tenney Theater, The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, with an on-stage youth workshop at 2:30 p.m. 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. Additional shows on Sept. 22. Cost: $20, $15 for ages 60 and older, $10 for ages 3 to 18. Info: 839-9885, htyweb.org.

>> Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday — “Picture This”: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Honolulu Museum of Art; activities end at 2 p.m. Celebrate the art of photography and learn about different types of cameras, take silly photos in the Photo Ops Hawaii photo booth until 1:30 p.m. and create a custom frame. Catch the free shuttle bus to Spalding House in Makiki Heights for more art activities. Free. Info: 808ne.ws/2NyjA7w.

>> B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii Family Fun Walk: Sept. 16, Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. Presented by B.R.A.V.E. (Be Respectful and Value Everyone) Hawaii founder Mahealani Sims-Tulba and emcee Augie T., the walk begins 9 a.m. with live entertainment and vendor booths in an effort to raise awareness against bullying; regular park hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early-entry fee: $20 (includes the walk and all-day park pass). Tickets: bravehawaii.org. Info: 674-9283, wetnwildhawaii.com.

>> “Prepare to Care” workshop: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Kaimuki Public Library. Discussion topics include starting a care team, making a plan and knowing where to go for help in caring for elder loved ones. Presented by AARP. Free. RSVP requested. Info: 733-8422.

>> Comic Jam Hawaii: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16, Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Local artists talk story while creating collaborative cartoons; keiki and families are welcome to participate. Info: 203-2366, pearlridgeonline.com.

>> Lego Club: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Kaneohe Public Library. Free play for all ages. Receive a small prize for building a masterpiece, which will be displayed in the lobby’s glass case. Free. Info: 233-5676.

>> Sunset on the Beach: CBS hosts a celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Hawaii Five-O” and premiere of “Magnum P.I.,” Sept. 16, Queen’s Surf Beach, Waikiki. Red-carpet event begins 4:30 p.m. with appearances by executive director Peter M. Lenkov and cast members from both TV shows, followed by a ceremony and screening at 6 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. with Cyndi Lauper.

>> Toddler puzzle time: 10 a.m. Sept. 17, Aiea Public Library. Free. Info: 483-7333.

>> Mask-making workshop: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18, Kalihi-Palama Public Library. Children design and create a three-dimensional mask using paper, glue, scissors, pipe cleaners and markers. Free. Registration required. Info: 832-3466.

>> Preschool nature hour: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18, Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, with fishing and a shoreline walk. For ages 3 to 5. Bring lunch and stay for a picnic. Walking shoes, rain gear and insect repellent recommended. Free. Info: 233-7323.

>> Game and Activity Day: 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18, Kaneohe Public Library. Enjoy board games, ping pong, slime and modeling-dough stations and more. Free. Info: 233-5676.

>> Movie showing — “Tomb Raider”: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Kahuku Public & School Library. This film starring Alicia Vikander is rated PG-13. Free. Info: 293-8935.

>> Family caregiver class: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19, Pearl City Public Library. “Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease,” presented by The Alzheimer’s Association. Free. RSVP required. Info: 453-6566.

>> Lego Club: 2 p.m. Sept. 19, Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library. Free play or participate in the monthly theme challenge. Free. Info: 831-6831.

>> Chess Game Day: 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19, Kaneohe Public Library. Free play on five available boards, or bring your own set. For ages 9 and older. Free. Info: 233-5676.

>> “International Talk Like a Pirate Day!”: Two storytimes, 4 and 6 p.m. Sept. 19, Wahiawa Public Library. Professional pirate Long John Splinters will read pirate stories and also answer questions and pose for photos between storytimes. For ages 3 to 12. Free. Info: 622-6345.

>> Great American Read Movies — “The Hunger Games”: 5 to 7:15 p.m. Sept. 19, Kalihi-Palama Public Library. The PG-13 movie is being shown in celebration of the book’s 10th anniversary of publication. Free. Info: 832-3466.

>> Music and Dance of Bali: 6 p.m. Sept. 19, Mililani Public Library. Members of the Balinese Performing Arts demonstrate traditional dances and musical instruments. For ages 5 and older. Free. Info: 627-7470.

>> Let’s Read Together: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Waianae Public Library. Storytime with special guest readers and community literacy partners. Keiki receive a free book; refreshments provided. For ages 5 and older. Free. Info: 697-7868.

KEIKI STORYTIMES

Free at the following public libraries:

>> Pearl City, 10 a.m. Sept. 13 for preschoolers. Info: 453-6566.

>> McCully-Moiliili, 10 a.m. Sept. 14, with interactive stories, games, sing-alongs, action rhymes, educational toys and puzzles for keiki ages 18 months to 3 years of age. Info: 973-1099.

>> Hawaii State Library, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, with interactive stories for ages 3 and older. Info: 586-3510.

>> Waianae, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, with themed books, songs and crafts for preschoolers and older; and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18 for ages 3 and under. Info: 697-7868.

>> Manoa, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17, with stories, fingerplays, action songs and a simple craft for ages 2 to 5. Info: 988-0459.

>> Mililani, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18, with stories, sing-alongs and crafts for ages 2 to 5. Info: 627-7470.

>> Liliha, 10:15 a.m. Sept. 19 for ages 4 and under. Info: 587-7577.

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. 15 and 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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