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Family Fare

For Saturday, October 18, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 09:21 p.m. HST, Oct 17, 2014

Send items at least two weeks in advance to: 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813; email features@staradvertiser.com; or fax 529-4750.


Word Cloud contest: In celebration of Teen Read Week 2014, Manoa Public Library is holding this fun contest for teens ages 12 to 18 to describe a book that inspired them and form a "word cloud," an image of words in which the most important words are bigger than others. (Visit wordle.net or tagxedo.com for samples of word-cloud generators.)  The theme is "Turn Dreams Into Reality." Winner receives a $25 Amazon.com gift card. The contest ends 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 988-0459 for details.

Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival Public Picking 2014: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends through Oct. 26, 91-1440 Farrington Highway. Features tractor-pulled hayrides, pony rides, picture booths, games and more, Also, self-pick Ewa sweet corn, sunflowers, kabocha, string beans and more. Cash only. Admission: $3, free for ages 2 and under. Make a donation at the Hawaii FoodBank tent and receive a free mini pumpkin or a colorful gourd; or donate two garbage-sized bags of clothing, bed and bath items or accessories and receive free admission. Call 677-9516 or visit alounfarms.com.

Fall Harvest 2014: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends through Oct. 26, Waimanalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe St. Features Hawaii's first "pumpkin catapult," tractor-pulled hayrides, a cow train, games, a maze, food, "'Nalo made Lemonade" and "Kountry Sweet Tea" and more. A small fee may apply for activities. Call 306-4381 or visit waimanalocountryfarms.com.

Kids World Edition: "Mall-o-Ween": 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall, Center Court, with entertainment from 11 to 11:30 a.m., arts and crafts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a keiki costume contest with celebrity judges from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contest registration begins 10 a.m. Call 235-1143 or visit windwardmall.com.

Hawaii Pet Show and Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Ewa Elementary School (cafeteria and other sheltered areas of the school), 91-1280 Renton Road. Features a chicken show, food trucks, costume contest, Ewa Bird Show and various pet and animal clubs, entertainment, raffles and more. Free. Visit ewacraftfair.org.

The 2nd annual Great Pumpkin Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Holy Nativity School, 5286 Kalanianaole Highway, Aina Haina. Features East Honolulu's largest pumpkin patch with over 2,000 pumpkins, contests, a Keiki Fun Zone, country store, craft booths, entertainment by The Wreck, Niu Valley Middle School's Polynesian Music Ensemble and Hawaii Youth Percussion Ensemble, and more.  Visit hawaiipumpkinfest.com.

"Open Cockpit Day": 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 319 Lexington Blvd., Ford Island. Hop into the cockpit of an historic aircraft, talk story with pilots, pose in flight suits and helmets for photos and enjoy family activities throughout the Museum. Free with admission. Call 441-1000 or visit pacificaviationmuseum.org.

"'Scoubidou' Woven Whatzit" decorating project : 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Keiki ages 7 and older may create a key ring, backpack charm, zipper pull, belt loop dangler or knick-knack ideal for a backpack, locker or notebook. Call 949-7307.

"Ku A Mo'o: Becoming a Guardian of Hawaii": Watch this production of Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Bishop Museum, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Tenney Theatre, The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Additional shows on Nov. 1 and 8. Cost: $20, $15 for ages 60 and older, $10 for ages 2 to 17.  Call 839-9885 or visit htyweb.org. 

Heroes of Aloha: 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Neal Blaisdell Arena. Charity event features a superhero costume parade, a special hero awards ceremony, food and screening of the "Legends of the Knight" documentary that honors true stories of individuals inspired by their love of Batman. Proceeds to benefit Hospice Hawaii, The Joshua Neves Children's Foundation, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, PATCH (People Attentive to Children) and the Visitor Aloha Society. Hosted by Current Affairs. Cost: $30 for general seating, or opt for lawn seating at $20 for adults and $10 for keiki. Visit heroesofaloha.com.

"Dogs and Cats and Democrats' "Howl-O-Ween": 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, 1110 University Ave. (parking lot of the former Varsity Theater). Kicks off with live entertainment and a Doggie Disco, followed by a dog and cat Pet Parade at 9:30 a.m. and doggie contests for loudest bark, hot-dog bobbing, best costumes and more. Presented by David Ige for Governor 2014. Free. Call 462-4567. 

Halloween activities at Sunset Beach Recreation Center: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, 59-540 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, with a keiki costume contest for ages 3 to 12, games and more. Call 638-7213.

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