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Family Fare

For Saturday, April 19, 2014


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24th annual Children’s Painting Contest and Exhibit: View winning entries created by students in grades K-6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Ward Warehouse, Kaka‘ako Conference Room, second floor. Sponsored by MOA?Hawai‘i.

“Butterfly Conservatory”: Ends Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Check out the hundreds of living butterflies and observe the different life cycle stages from egg to butterfly. Admission is $3, free for keiki under age 8. Call 203-2366 or visit pearlridgeonline.com.

Keiki storytime: 11 a.m., Barnes?&?Noble, Ala Moana. Saturday, “Cuckoo!” by Fiona Roberton (with Easter craft activity) and Tuesday, “Little Lost Penguin” by Tracey Corderoy. Free. Call 949-7307.

LEGO Robotics: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii State Library and 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani?Public Library. Sacred Hearts Academy teachers demonstrate how to build a LEGO?Mindstorms NXT?Robot and explain how to program basic robot behaviors using motors and rotation, sound, light, touch and ultrasonic sensors. Limited to 20 participants, but others may observe. To register, call the hosting library.

Spring festivities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Ward Warehouse, Kaka‘ako Conference Room, second floor.?Activities include floral arranging, a bontamae tea ceremony and a healing jorei experience. Call 591-8411.

Spring is in the Air: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Kapolei Shopping Center, 590 Farrington Highway. With balloon art, crafts, activities, photos with Keoki Cottontail and outdoor fun with giant bubbles and a butterfly house for keiki to crawl in for an up-close encounter with live monarch butterflies. Free. Visit inkapolei.com.

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art: “Sunken Treasure”: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Features works by Diane KW at the exhibition “At World’s End: The Story of a Shipwreck,” crafts (pirate sock puppet and mini puppet theater), a drawing contest and a performance by Circus Olina. Free. Call 532-8701 or visit hono?lulumuseum.org.

Family Day at Spalding House: Sunday, with an Easter egg hunt for keiki ages 1 to 4 at noon and another egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12. Find a golden egg to win a prize basket. Also features a LEGO display created by Lego Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii. Free. Visit honolulumuseum.org.

“Meet! Doraemon”: Ends Sunday, Bishop Museum. The U.S. premiere of the exhibit developed by the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum stars the popular robotic cat from the future and features large statuelike images, interactive stations, a video theater with movie clips and a special gallery of original artwork by the series’ creator. Admission:?$12.95, $10.95 for seniors ages 65 and older and $8.50 for keiki ages 4 through 12. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 847-3511 or visit bishop?museum.org.

The Insect World: 6 p.m. Monday,?Ewa Beach Public &?School Library. Entomologist Ryan Caesar discusses insect biology and native Hawaiian insect biodiversity and conservation. Free. Call 689-1204.

Keiki passenger safety checkup: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Kama‘aina Kids Preschool, Mililani Tech Park, 345 Kahelu Ave. Free. Pre-registration required. Call 432-2260.

Assets High School’s Mentorship Expo: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on campus, One Ohana Nui Way. Students demonstrate and share what they have learned at various mentorship sites within the community. Free. To register, call 440-3630. 

Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Thursday at Kapolei Public Library. Sponsored by Child and Family Service in observation of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Visit libraries?hawaii.org.

Kainalu Elementary School’s Tasty Harvest: 

5 p.m. Thursday, 165 Kaiholu St., in the school garden. Kainalu students will create dishes using ingredients from their school’s garden with help from local chef John Memering of Cactus. Also features garden tours, a Waste-Free Hawaii demonstration and more. Bring reusable plates, utensils, napkins and picnic blanket for this waste-free event. Cost:?$10, $5 for children, free for Kainalu students and teachers. For tickets or to RSVP, email dkpochop@gmail.com.

‘Iolani Fair: “Circus Dreams,” noon to 10:30 p.m. Friday and April 26 on campus. Parking available at Kaimuki High School with trolley service. Free. Call 943-2339 or visit iolanifair.org.

Keiki passenger safety: By appointment only, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Kaiser Permanente, Waipio Medical Office. Bring car manual and car seat instructions. Free. To register, call 432-2260.

Hawaii State Ballet performance: 7 p.m. Friday, Ala Moana Centerstage. Free. Call 947-2755 or visit hawaiistateballet.com.

“Up the Down Staircase”: Presented by La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, 

7 p.m. Friday and April 26 on campus, Barbie Gymnasium. The production features more than 20 students in grades 7 through 12. Cost:?$7, $5 for students. Call 922-2744.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie (Junior)”: Presented by St. Andrew’s Priory Theater program, 7 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 4 p.m. April 27, Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Queen Emma Square. Free. Call 536-6102.


“Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action”: Through April 30, Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. The exhibit, primarily for keiki ages 5 to12, is designed to promote the importance of physical activity for keiki in a non-competitive environment, with fun activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding,  yoga and horizontal climbing. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends. Admission:?$10, $8 for kamaaina and military; free for keiki under 12 months old. Call 524-5437 or visit discoverycenterhawaii.org. 

S.A.T.-prep workshops: Ongoing registration for two-day sessions April 26 and 27. For students in grades 9 through 12. Cost (includes two textbooks):?$70. Call 261-6666 or visit test-prephi.com.

>> 9:30 a.m. to noon, Sacred Hearts Academy

>> 12:30 to 3 p.m., Kalani High School. 

Paws on the Path Hiking Club: Waimano Valley Trail, 8:30 a.m. April 26, led by an experienced hiker and volunteer of the Hawaiian?Humane Society. Upcoming hikes are May 31 (Kaunala Trail) and June 28 (Manana Trail). Call 356-2222.

Hawaii Nature Center: Cost:?$10 for non-members. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

>> “Happy Habitats,” April 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Search for animals and plants in different habitats, including a stream, forest and meadow. For ages 3 to 5.

>> “Jewelry in the Rough,” May 10, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Create a special gift for mom by making jewelry using natural materials. For ages 6 and older.

>> Kahuku Coast hike, May 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Moderate four-mile shoreline hike, most of which is on the beach, along the northern tip of Oahu offers sightings of shorebirds, native coastal plants, sand dunes and fossilized flora and fauna. For hardy hikers ages 7 and older.

>> “Incredible Insects, Bugs and Spiders,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 18. Learn about the insects, bugs and spiders of Makiki Valley. For ages 3 to 5.

>> “Pooters, Nets and?Magnifiers,” June 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Budding entomologists” search for insects in the grassy field and forest floor, and create personal pooters (insect catchers) to conduct bug hunts at home. For ages 6 and older.

>> “Stream ‘Splorations,” June 11, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Check out a freshwater mountain stream and design your own boat, feed a Tahitian prawn and dunk a fishing net in miniature bubbling waterfalls. For ages 3 to 5. 

13th annual Jamba Banana Man Chase: 5K Race and Keiki 500-Meter Dash: Ongoing registration for event, 7 a.m. May 3, Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park, followed by family activities, free smoothies, Hawaii Speed &?Quickness demonstration drills, face painting, a bouncer, massage therapists and more. Cost:?$30 online through April 25 and on race day from 5:30 to 6 a.m., $20 for keiki. Visit active.com or jambahawaii.com.

Assets Summer School: Percussion Sessions: For students in grades 3 through 8, June 12 to July 11 weekdays from 7:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Includes lessons in West African drumming, an introduction to?African culture, creating musical instruments from household and recycled items, and culminates with a performance and an exhibit. Cost:?$1,400. Register by June 1. Call 423-1356. 

Summer SAT test-preparation classes: Ongoing registration. Open to all students in grades 9 through 12. Call 261-6666 or visit test-prephi.com. Classes to be held at the following public high schools:

>> Aiea, June 23 to 27, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost:?$150.

>> Castle: July 7 to 11, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost:?$150.

>> Kalani: Saturdays, June 28 to ?July 19, noon to 2:30 p.m. Cost:?$150.

>> Kapolei: July 7 to 11, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost:?$150.

>> McKinley: Mondays through Thursdays, July 14 to 24, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Cost:?$240.

>> Mililani: June 2 to 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost:?$150.

>> Moanalua: June 2 to 6, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Cost:?$150.

>> Roosevelt: Mondays through Thursdays, July 14 to 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost:?$240.

Test-preparation classes: Ongoing registration for sessions at Moanalua High School. Open to all students in grades 9 through 12. 

>> ACT, June 9 to 13 (except June 11), 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Cost:?$120.

>> SAT/ACT Combo, June 2 to 6 for the SAT portion and June 9 to 13 (except June 11) for the ACT portion, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Cost:?$220.

“Afternoon Art Adventures”: Program offers Tuesday and Wednesday classes from 3 to 4 p.m. at Waikiki?Community?Center. College-certified art instructor Andree Paradis teaches art “fun”-damentals in an open studio environment using various art materials. For ages 8 and older. Cost:?$10, includes all materials. Call 754-3773.

Asian lion dance exercise class: 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, Town Center of Mililani. Free. Call 625-0108 or visit towncenterofmililani.com.

Family catch-and-release fishing: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden. Bring rain gear, barbless hooks and fishing gear. Free. Call 233-7323.

Family workout: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays at 1259 S. Beretania St., Suite 20. Free fitness program for parents and children ages 3 and older. Visit smartkarate.com.

Hawaii State Ballet: “Continuing Ballet Basics”?classes for adults, teens and children ages 10 and older, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. For costs, call 947-2755 or email info@hawaiistateballet.com. 

The Honolulu Boy Choir open auditions: Auditions at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., for boys ages 7 to 12; no prior musical experience required, but must be able to match pitch. Free membership and no tuition. For appointments, call 596-7464. Visit honoluluboychoir.org.

Keiki music classes: Offerings in music basics, piano, voice, guitar, trumpet, saxophone, violin/viola and low brass at Keiki Kani Music Studio in Aiea. Call 487-2275 or visit keikikani.com.

Lego Challenge Club: 2:30 p.m. third Wednesday monthly, Salt Lake/Moanalua Public Library. Student members in grades one through five are given a challenge that must be completed in an hour. Photos will be taken and posted in the library and on the club’s blog. This new club will meet on the third Wednesday monthly. No registration necessary. Call 831-6831.

“New Mothers Hui”: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Castle Medical Center. Support group led by an internationally certified lactation consultant/perinatal registered nurse. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

“Parenting Classes for Conflicting Parents”: Open enrollment for four-session Monday course led by Allana Coffee, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 1221 Kapiolani Blvd. For parents who are divorced or separating to learn how to reduce conflict, improve communication and maintain healthy relationships between themselves and their children. Cost (includes materials):?$200. Call 861-0581.

Pet adoptions and foster care: Call the Hawaiian Humane Society at 946-2187 or visit hawaiianhumane.org. 

>> “Put the ‘WE’ in WEdnesday!”: Enjoy half-price adoptions on all animals every Wednesday.

>> Seniors over age 60 can adopt a dog or cat (age 6 or older) for free.

>> Temporary foster-care families needed to care for animals. Food, medical treatment and basic supplies included. Call 356-2229.

Pet loss support group: 6 to 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly, Hawaiian Humane Society. Call 356-2222.

Taiko (Japanese drumming) classes: Four- and seven-week sessions offered year-round for all ages and skill levels, including a Taiko Tots class for ages 2 and 3, and Family Taiko for keiki ages 4 to 11 with an adult. Fees vary. Visit goo.gl/e8aFX.

Waikiki Aquarium: To register, call 440-9007 or visit waikikiaquarium.org.

>> “Afternoons at the Aquarium”: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Waikiki Aquarium. Fun 10- to 20-minute activities (stories, critter encounters and creative movement sessions) for ages 4 to 8. Free with paid admission. 

>> “Behind the Scenes” at Waikiki Aquarium: 3 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays monthly. Learn how the facility is run, ranging from fish food to quarantine issues, peer into exhibits and visit the Coral Farm where coral is propagated. Minimum age is 7 years. Cost:?$15 for adults, $10 for keiki; discounts for members. 

>> “Meet the Monk Seals”: 3 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly. Learn about the endangered animals, assist with seal-enrichment activities and meet the Aquarium’s resident seals,?Maka Onaona and Ho‘ailona. Designed for ages 7 and older but everyone is welcome. Cost:?$10 per person. 


Yo-yo lessons: Presented by YoyoFactory808, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Ward?Warehouse, Amphitheatre.

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