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LAST UPDATED: 01:40 a.m. HST, Apr 02, 2011


HTY show gets kids green

Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents "Where Do Things Go?" — an interwoven series of vignettes about everything from water, trash and fossil fuels to medicine and hoarding.

The play opened last night at Tenney Theatre, and shows at 4:30 p.m. today, April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7.

In keeping with the environmentally friendly theme of the show, the costumes and the sets were created using only recycled materials from previous HTY shows.

The program is designed for ages 4 and up. The show, the last in the theater's "Season of Science" series, aims to jump-start the imagination of kids in the audience into finding new uses for things around them.

"Where Do Things Go?" stars Nina Buck, Moses Goods, Maile Holck, Junior Tesoro and Max Louie.

Tickets are $16; $8 for youth, ages 18 and under and seniors over 60.

For more information or tickets, call 839-9885 or visit www.hty­web.org.

Lunch wagons engage in tasty duel

Get ready, get set, eat!

The Great Hawaiian Lunchwagon Festival is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 in the Kakaako Waterfront Park parking lot.

A portion of proceeds from the event go to support the neighboring Hawaii Children's Discovery Center.

More than 25 lunch wagons will be vying for bragging rights and a cash prize as the state's best lunch wagon for 2011. There will also be local vendor booths, entertainment, rides by Xtreme Fun, games, contests and activities for the whole family.

2Flip Productions and Noh Foods are presenting the event. Admission is free.

Xeriscape imparts eggy wisdom

Looking for a creative, nature-inspired way to decorate an egg this Easter?

The fourth annual "Decorate an Egg, the Xeri­scape Way" and Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 and 16 at Halawa Xeri­scape Garden, located at 99-1268 Iwa­ena St.

Keiki ages 2 through 12 are welcome to join the workshop, which offers an environmentally friendly twist to the traditional Easter egg decorating activity.

Participants must bring four to six boiled or blown eggs to decorate and a basket to collect eggs during the hunt. An optional brown bag lunch to enjoy after the workshop is recommended.

The workshop is sponsored by the Hono­lulu Board of Water Supply in partnership with the Friends of Halawa Xeri­scape Garden.

Parents must supervise their children throughout the activities. The fee is $5 per family; members of Friends of Halawa Xeri­scape Garden attend for free. Advanced registration is required at 748-5363 or tours@hbws.org.

Museum offers dino bash

If your keiki is a dinosaur lover, Bishop Museum has launched a new birthday party package in conjunction with its "Dinosaurs Unearthed: Feathered Discoveries" robotic dino exhibit.

The museum is offering birthday packages at two of its venues: the Cafe Atrium and Hale Ikehu.

Birthday packages include a lunch of dinosaur chicken nuggets, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, soft drinks and more. Guests can bring their own cake, ice cream, party favors and decorations. Costs range from $400 to $750 plus tax, depending on the venue, food options and number of guests.

After lunch, partygoers can spend time with the dinosaurs or exploring the museums other exhibits, including the Hawaiian Hall, Science Adventure Center and planetarium.

Contact events@bishopmuseum.org or call 847-8290 for more information.

Baby Awearness will buy items

Baby Awearness in Manoa is now accepting and reselling gently used, Earth-friendly baby and maternity items at the shop's Baby A Exchange.

Baby A Exchange, which now occupies the former Mama Maternity space in the Manoa Marketplace store, will pay cash for high-end and eco-friendly boutique items, including clothing, toys, baby shoes, gently used cloth diapers, baby carriers, natural wooden toys and maternity clothes.

Customers are paid in cash or store credit (at a higher value) or are given a receipt for a donation to a nonprofit group.

Baby A Exchange buyers will be at the store from 10 to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit group of the donor's choice.

Call 988-0010 if you have questions or visit www.baby­awear­ness.com.






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