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Family Fare

As of Saturday, August 16, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 09:31 p.m. HST, Aug 15, 2014

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Make-a-Wish Hawaii Family Fun Day: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Magic Island. Features face painting, obstacle courses, relay races, jump roping, hula-hoop contests and more. Free; donations welcome. Visit ontrackfitness.net.

Health expo: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Waianae Mall, 86-120 Farrington Highway. Features health screenings, a farmers market, car seat inspections, food demonstrations, blood drive, entertainment and more. Free. Visit wcchc.com.

End-of-summer craft and family fun fare: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aikahi Park Shopping Center, 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Features carnival games, activities, food booths, and free carousel and "lil' swing' rides. The Salvation Army will be collecting school supplies, canned goods and monetary offerings. Call 722-6467.

Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Over 100 aircraft models, both real and remote-controlled, will be featured, with "candy bombings" for keiki over Ford Island Runway, modeling stations, Hangar 79 tours and more. Free concerts will be held at noon, with food, drinks, retail and entertainment booths. Airshow admission is $5 per person or $15 for family (up to six individuals); free with Museum admission and members. Call 441-1013 or visit pacificaviationmuseum.org.

Wet 'n' Wild's 4th annual Keiki Carnival: Enjoy extended hours from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. Carnival activities run from 4 to 6 p.m. with free games and entertainment, balloons, face painting and more. OKC and MyTV cardholders receive discounted admission of $19.99 (regular admission is $36.99-$46.99) after 4 p.m. Call 674-9283 or visit wetnwildhawaii.com.

An Animated World film showings: "My Neighbor Totoro," 11 a.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Monday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Kahala Mall. The Hayao Miyazaki classic tells the story about a family who meets wonderful forest creatures who take them on fantastic adventures. This weekly series of English-dubbed animated films from around the world is presented by distributor Gkids and features a different film each week through Sept. 2. Cost: $7. Visit goo.gl/axTxhi.

Keiki storytime: Saturday, "Pete the Cat and the New Guy" by James Dean; and Tuesday, "My Pet Book" by Bob Staake. Both at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. Call 949-7307.

Teen Vogue Back to School Saturday/Miss Hawaii Day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall. Features entertainment and a live fashion show featuring Miss Hawaii contestants beginning at 1 p.m. Free. Call 235-1143 or visit windwardmall.com.

The Hawaii Gamer Expo: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Pomaikai Ballrooms (formerly Dole Cannery Ballrooms). Features 12 gaming tournaments, Laser Tag by Rascals, a cosplay tourney, a 360-degree stop-motion photo booth, a gamer expo scavenger hunt and a chance to meet the team Curse Academy, which is vying for a spot in the world championship for League of Legends. Cost: $35 online, $55 for VIP (includes unlimited refreshments and lunch), $65 for the expo and access into a special Casino Night area for ages 21 and older. Tickets also available at T&C Surf locations. Visit gamerexpohi.com.

"Pawsitively Furtastic" pet adoption event: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Ward Warehouse Amphitheater. Features vendors, a pet fashion show, entertainment by juggler Greg Gabaylo, prize giveaways and more, along with adoptable cats and dogs from Oahu SPCA from noon to 4 p.m. Hosted by Al Waterson. Pets welcome. Call 591-1990 or 947-5736.

"A Bollywood Robin Hood": Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents the story of Robin Hood with a twist filled with Indian music and dance, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Tenney Theatre on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Repeats Aug. 23 and 30, and Sept. 6, 13 and 20. Cost: $20, $15 for ages 60 and older, $10 for ages 2 to 17. Call 839-9885 or visit htyweb.org.

Classic car show: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall, Macy's parking lot. Hosted by East End Hot Rod Club. Free. Call 235-1143 or visit windwardmall.com.

Stars & Guitars: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Bishop Museum; doors open 4:30 p.m. Features performances on the Great Lawn that showcase various musical styles and versatility of the guitar, with storytelling inspired by the song "Aloha 'Oe." While there, check out the current traveling exhibit "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World," which includes a giant playable guitar and giant walk-on 'ukulele, and the planetarium's "Classical Stars Tonight" program every hour beginning 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for ages 4 to 12 and Museum members. Call 847-3511 or visit bishopmuseum.org.

Family Fun Days at Fun Factory: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fun Factory location in Kahala Mall. Features prize giveaways every 30 minutes and half-off most games, and face painting from noon to 2 p.m., balloon twists from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a grand prize drawing for a Go-Pro camera at 3 p.m.; winner must be present. Repeats Aug. 24 at Kamehameha Shopping Center. Visit funfactorygames.com.

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: "Boat Days": 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Honolulu Museum of Art; activities end at 3 p.m. Participants will enjoy a gallery hunt, make an uliuli and design a mini longboard. Watch as artists work on murals that will later be installed at firehouses around Oahu. Free. Visit goo.gl/MPqQBr.

32nd annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Kapiolani Park. Features live entertainment, crafters, food vendors, community booths, and a guitar and ukulele exhibit. Free. Visit slackkeyfestival.com.

"Paint Like Van Gogh": Learn about the famous artist and his masterpieces, and using tempera paint to mi and blend colors to experiment with tints, shades and textures, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. Cost: $15 for ages 5 and older. Call 312-4316 or visit artexplorium.org.

Comic Jam Hawaii: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Local artists talk story while creating collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches. Keiki and their families are welcome to participate. Free. Call 488-0981.

Preschool Nature Hour: Fruits: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, with storytime, crafts and nature walk. For ages 3 to 5. Bring lunch and stay for a picnic. Free. Call 233-7323.

"Rainbow Dreams": Keiki ages 2 to 5 are welcome to experiment with fingerpainting and rainbow movement, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. Cost: $15. Call 312-4316 or visit artexplorium.org.

Summer Wednesdays at Waikiki Aquarium: Ocean-craft activities begin 3 p.m., presented by HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts. Free with paid admission. Visit waikikiaquarium.org/interact.

Senior citizen information table: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Pearlridge Center, Uptown, second level fronting Satellite City Hall. Free. Call 488-0981.

August Afterschool Art: "Art Around the World" explores cultures, time periods and art from around the world, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 28, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. For ages 7 and older. Cost: $15 per workshop. Registration required. Call 312-4316 or visit artexplorium.org.

Keiki passenger safety: By appointment only, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at Alphabetland Newtown Preschool. To register, call 432-2260.


Nature's Wonders: Runs daily (except Tuesdays) through Oct. 27, Bishop Museum, J.M. Long Gallery. Check out the "spectacular specimens" of iridescent butterflies, shimmering beetle shell jewelry, intricate corals and other examples of nature's beauty on display from the museum's collections. Museum admission for kama'aina: $12.95 for adults, $8.95 for ages 4 to 12, $10.95 for ages 65 and older. Call 847-3511 or visit bishopmuseum.org.

Masaki School of Music's Early Childhood Summer Music Program: Eight-class Thursday session runs Aug. 28 through Oct. 23 (except Oct. 9), led by Chet-Yeng Loong. Class times are 4 to 5 p.m. for ages 4 to 5, and 5:10 to 6:10 p.m. for ages 5 to 6. Cost: $140. Call 593-9395 or email masakischoolofmusic@gmail.com.

Smithsonian Magazine's "Museum Day Live!": Annual national celebration offers free admission Sept. 27 to the following participating museums: Iolani Palace, Hawaii State Art Museum, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii's Historical Gallery. Download free tickets at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

"Cuts for Kids" free back-to-school haircuts: Through August, Paul Brown Institute at Remington College, 1132 Bishop St, Suite 550. For students ages 17 and under. There will also be a collection drive for school supplies to benefit local schools; donors receive a free haircut, manicure or pedicure for themselves. To schedule an appointment, call 587-8448. Walk-ins welcome.

Keiki car seat checks: Sponsored by First Insurance of Hawaii, Aug. 22 and Sept. 26, First Insurance Center parking garage, 1100 Ward Ave. Half-hour appointments are available from 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Email carseat@ficoh.com or visit goo.gl/5Y5GrU.

Kids in the Kitchen: Ongoing registration for parent-child cooking sessions at Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. Classes run from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Treats on the menu include yakisoba on Aug. 23 and 24; and bread pudding on Sept. 13 and 14. Cost: $22, $15 for members, $8 for additional keiki; participants receive a $5 discount on admission into the Center. Call 524-5437 or visit discoverycenterhawaii.org.

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World: Exhibit runs daily (except Tuesdays) through Sept. 1, Bishop Museum. Celebrate the guitar's tradition and popularity through an interactive music play area, dozens of guitars and ukuleles, the world's largest playable guitar and more. Admission for kama'aina: $12.95 for adults, $8.95 for ages 4 to 12, $10.95 for ages 65 and older. Call 847-3511 or visit bishopmuseum.org.

"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.

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. Call 831-6831.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Hawaii workshops: In-person and online sessions are held year-round for parents and teens to discuss the effects of drinking alcohol, including teen pregnancy, suicide, sexual assault, poor academic performance and automobile fatalities. To register, call 532-6232 or visit madd.org/powertalk21.

"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.

The Pet Corner's monthly adoption event: Find a selection of small animals, birds, puppies, cats and dogs available for adoption from the Oahu SPCA, 1 to 3 p.m. third Saturday monthly, Ward Warehouse Amphitheater. Pets welcome. Free. Call 591-1990 or 947-5736 or visit thepetcornerhawaii.com or oahuspca.org.

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.

Town Center of Mililani: Weekly entertainment line-up includes Bungie the Clown, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays; and Asian Lion Dance, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Call 625-0108 or visit towncenterofmililani.com.

Waikiki Aquarium: Discounts for members. 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.
» "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. Designed for ages 7 and older. Cost: $10 per person.

Yo-yo lessons: Presented by Yo-yoFactory808, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre.

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