Saturday, December 20, 2014         

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Family Fare

For Saturday, December 20, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 09:38 p.m. HST, Dec 19, 2014

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Hawaii Pet Show and Ewa Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Ewa Elementary School campus, 91-1280 Renton Road. Features over 30 vendors, a bird show, food trucks and more with special guests Augie T. and Mahea from the Augio Radio Show, UH football players, "Aloha Plate" food truck team and others. Free. Email ewacraftfair@gmail.com.

A Country Christmas at the Farm: Waimanalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe St. (across Waimanalo Beach Park). Free admission. Call 306-4381 or visit waimanalocountryfarms.com.

» Day activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Includes hayrides, a snowball cannon shot, snow tunnel, "jingle cow train" rides, wreath-making, decorating of gingerbread cookies and a Country Market with baked goods, candied nuts, gifts, sweet tea and Nalo Made Lemonade. Small fee for some activities.

» Live Nativity shows at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with gates open early for other activities.

Christmas storytime: 10 a.m. Saturday, Waialua Public Library, with seasonal stories, an ornament craft and special treats. For all ages. Free. Call 637-8286.

Christmas movies: Saturday, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library. Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" at 1 p.m., followed by "Elf" starring Will Ferrell at 2:30 p.m. Both movies are rated PG and suitable for ages 7 and older. Free. Call 733-8488.

Santa's Workshop: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Waianae Public Library, with seasonal stories and music, and make-and-take ornament crafts and greeting gards. For all ages. Free. Call 697-7868.

‘Rock'n the Holidays with Rakugo!': Presented by Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Tenney Theatre on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. Magician and actor Yasu Ishida directs this show featuring three stories (one in traditional rakugo style, the second an Asian adaptation of "The Gift of the Magi" and the third in the Japanese Kamishibai "paper theater" style. Ideal for ages 8 and older. Tickets: $20, $15 for ages 60 and older, $10 for ages 2 to 17. Call 839-9885, ext. 720, or visit htyweb.org.

18th annual Festival of Lights Christmas Boat Parade: 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Hawaii Kai Towne Center, with elaborately decorated boats parading through the Hawaii Kai Marina waterway. Kicks off 4 p.m. with holiday entertainment and concert. Free + lights to the first 1,000 attendees. Call 396-2469 or visit hawaiikaitownecenter.com or hawaiikaimarina.com.

Christmas in Polynesia: Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie. Rides run from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a 30-minute canoe ride through a winter wonderland that offers visions of Christmas lights, displays, decorations and live musical performance that pay tribute to different cultures from around the world. Cost: $10, $8 for ages 5 to 11. Receive $2 off with coupons available at 76 Gas, Supercuts, Domino's Pizza and L&L BBQ locations. Call 293-3333, 800-367-7060 or visit polynesia.com.

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Pasko!: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.; activities end 3 p.m. Celebrate the holidays in Filipino style through cultural traditions, music by Banda Kawayan with bamboo instruments, a tinikling dance performance by The Tekniqlingz Dance Crew and others, and create a Filipino-themed gift bag and festive parol star using tissue paper. Enjoy additional activities and entertainment at Spalding House in Makiki Heights; free shuttle available. Free. Visit goo.gl/0PTCu3.

» Family Film Sunday: "Frozen" Sing-along, 11:10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Wear those princess dresses! Cost: $3, $1 for ages 12 and under.

Natural holiday decorations workshop: Create fun holiday décor using items from the backyard, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $15. Registration required. Visit artexplorium.org.

Make-A-Wish Hawaii's second annual Jingle Rock Run 2014: Festive 5K run/walk Sunday through Kakaako for the entire family, including pets. The half-mile Keiki Sprint (for ages 12 and under, strollers welcome) kicks off at 5 p.m., while the 5K follows at 6 p.m. Begins at Mother Waldron Park (330 Cooke St.) and proceeds through downtown, past Honolulu Hale to view the Christmas lights in the area, and returns to the park with fun festivities. Dress in costume and enter the contest for Most Festive Christmas outfit. There will be a special division for pets ($20 per pet competitor, or free if pet is simply accompanying owner for the run/walk). Race packet pick-up, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Pacific Honda, 188 S. Beretania St., or on race day at the park from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: $45, $35 for ages 12 and under, $40 for military; add $5 if registering on race day. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Call 537-3118 or visit hawaii.wish.org.

Merry & Bright Holiday Celebration on Winter Solstice: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St. Enjoy a showcase of dance, song and aerial classes, a group candle-lighting ceremony (bring your own), songs and dances by keiki, global dances from India and more. Free. Call 397-7678 or visit stillandmovingcenter.com.

Holiday parades: 

» Ewa Beach: 10 a.m. Saturday. Starts at Ilima Intermediate School, proceeds to Fort Weaver Road, Kuhina and Hanakahi streets, North and Fort Weaver roads, and returns to the school.

» Olomana: 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Starts at Maunawili Elementary School, proceeds to Ulupii, Ulupuni, Uluohao, Uluhala, Ulupuni and Ulukou streets, and returns to the school.

Ke Kula Mele winter concert: 11 a.m. Saturday, Windward Mall. Under the direction of kumu Alan Akaka, students will perform Christmas tunes and songs of Molokai, Kahoolawe and Lanai on steel guitar, ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian-style bass. Free. Call 375-9379.

Drill Team Hawaii's 41st annual "Christmas Gratitude": Two shows, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Kaimuki High School auditorium. Features guest vocalist Penelope Ng Pack and the Dancing Dads. Cost: $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door. For tickets, call 258-4864.

Honolulu Boy Choir's 40th annual "Merriest Hawaiian Christmas": 7 p.m. Saturday, Central Union Church Sanctuary, 1660 S. Beretania St. Guests include Dr. Kalani Brady, Sounds of Aloha Chorus, Halau Kawaili‘ula, Samoan Gospel Heralds, Henry Kapono, Honolulu Alumni Boy Choir, and emcee Maleko. Free; offerings welcome. Call 596-SING (7464).

America's Winter Darling Doll & Prince Charming Pageant: Watch as Hawaii contestants compete in this holiday event, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Windward Mall, Center Court.

Christmas movie marathon: 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, Ewa Beach Public & School Library. Enjoy recent and classic Christmas movies including "Arthur Christmas," "A Christmas Carol," "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Elf" and "The Polar Express." Free. Call 689-1204.

"A Million Thanks" letter-writing campaign: 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Battleship Missouri Memorial, Center Pier, Ford Island. Take free photos with Santa (bring your own camera) and write a holiday "mahalo" note of gratitude to members of the Armed Forces. Free; admission into the Memorial is not required but round-trip shuttle service ($3) is complimentary with paid admission. Visit USSMissouri.org.

Holy Nativity Church holiday event: Saturday at 5286 Kalanianaole Highway. Kicks off 5 p.m. with a children's pageant and Holy Eucharist, followed by carols and hymns at 9 p.m. and candlelight choral Holy Eucharist at 9:30 p.m., featuring soloist Leslie L. Goldman and hula by Sandy and Layla Souza. Call 373-2131.

Happy Healthy Circus Camp: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Dec. 31 (except Dec. 28), Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St. (across from Office Depot). Activities include aerial yoga/dance, safe archery, tumbling, juggling, singing, dancing, nutrition workshops, outdoor fun, Hawaiian arts, crafts, stories and more. Bring lunch, water, towel and sunscreen. Cost: $399 per week. Discounts for siblings and multiple weeks; future camps will be held March 23 to 27, June 8 to 12 and July 6 to 10. Call 436-6545 or email beccy@stillandmovingcenter.com.

Australian Aboriginal painting workshop: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. Learn different painting techniques using pencils, tempera paint and more to create vivid patterns, people and animals indiginous to Australia using the same color palette as the traditional paintings. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $15. Registration required. Visit artexplorium.org.

Holiday Magic!: Friday, Kaimuki High School auditorium, 2705 Kaimuki Ave; kicks off 6 p.m. with strolling magic and a stage show at 7 p.m. Open seating. Presented by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Hawaii Chapter. Cost: $10, $5 for ages 10 and under. For tickets, call 216-9672.


Art Explorium classes: 1142 Koko Head Ave. Registration required. Call 312-4316 or visit artexplorium.org/afterschoolart.

» Little Artists, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays for ages 2 to 5. Keiki are introduced to the world of art through movement, dance, music and art projects. Cost: $15.

» Keiki storytime, 10:30 to 11 a.m. third Thursday monthly, with the option to stay longer for open studio art time. No registration necessary.

» Third Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m. third Fridays monthly. The studio remains open extra late for "creative night owls." No registration necessary.

"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.

Paws on the Path: Bring your furry companions along on a pet-friendly hiking trail with Hawaiian Humane Society's hiking club on the last Saturday of every month. Meet 8:30 a.m., hike begins 8:45 a.m. Call 356-2222 or visit goo.gl/VwN6CS.

» Dec. 27, Peacock Flats

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-yoFactory 808, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre.

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