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Family Fare

For Saturday, August 30, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 09:18 p.m. HST, Aug 29, 2014

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An Animated World film showings: "Nocturna," 11 a.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Monday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Kahala Mall. Synopsis: Young Tim is afraid of the night until he learns about the magical creatures who await in the shadows to help give sleepers sweet dreams and bed head. However, all is not right in Nocturna, and Tim must help the giant Cat Shepherd stop the creature that is extinguishing the stars. This marks the end of a weekly series of English-dubbed animated films from around the world presented by distributor Gkids. Cost: $7. Visit goo.gl/axTxhi.

Keiki storytime: "Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!" by Jeff Cohen, 11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. Call 949-7307.

Himalayan Cultural Festival: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, protoHUB, 458 Keawe St. in Kakaako, with music, dancers, a henna booth and free food. Suggested donation: $30 for adults, $10 for students, free for ages 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit the children and education in Bhutan and Nepal. Call 303-416-5207, email nniklis@gmail.com or visit goo.gl/svNaMz.

"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, and Sept. 6, 13 and 20, Tenney Theatre on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Cost: $20, $15 for ages 60 and older, $10 for ages 2 to 17. Call 839-9885 or visit htyweb.org.

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts registration event: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Windward Mall, with keiki crafts and activities. Call 235-1143 or visit windwardmall.com.

Polo league tournament match: 3 p.m. Sunday, Honolulu Polo Club in Waimanalo (across Bellows Air Force Base); gates open 1 p.m.; enter from Aloiloi Street (across McDonald's). General admission: $5, free for ages 12 and under and military. Visit honolulupolo.com.

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World: Ends Monday, 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.

"Seussical Jr." tryouts: Males in grades 6 to 12 are invited to try out for roles in the November production of a junior version of the Broadway musical, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Mamiya Theatre, Saint Louis School. Choose from singing two songs acapella or go with one track and tell a joke. Call 739-4886 or email kyle@mamiyatheatre.com.

Summer Wednesdays at Waikiki Aquarium: Wednesday. Activities begin 3 p.m. and features honu petroglyph printing with author and artist Lynn Cook. Free with paid admission. Visit waikikiaquarium.org/interact.


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.

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.

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 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.

Hawaii Nature Center events: Ongoing registration. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

» Terrific Terrariums, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14. Bring a clear plastic gallon with a lid to create your own mini terrarium. For ages 3 to 5. Cost: $10.

» Something Fishy, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Enjoy a stream exploration and create tulip seed pod boats. For ages 6 and older. Cost: $10.

» Honouliuli Wetland Adventure, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11. Participate in a unique opportunity to explore Hawaii's endangered wetland environment through a special-use permit at Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge Honouliuli Unit. Activities include bird watching and exploring aquatic life and homes of native Hawaiian endangered waterbirds. For ages 6 and older. Cost: $10.

» Pahole Natural Area Reserve Hike, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Experience the beauty of the Waianae mountains on a moderate, four-mile hike led by Ken Suzuki. For hardy hikers ages 10 and older. Cost: $10.

» Spooky Spiders, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26. Search for spiders in the forest, learn about their habitats and create a spider mask in time for Halloween. For ages 3 to 5. Cost: $10.

» Wonderful World of Wigglers, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Dig for earthworms while learning about their importance, and bring a clear recycled soda bottle or tall juice bottle to create your own wormery. For ages 3 to 5. Cost: $10.

» Wearable Art from Nature, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Bring a white or light-colored T-shirt for leaf printing to create an original wearable art garment. For ages 3 and older. Cost: $10.

» Paper-making workshop, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 7. Go on a short hike to collect natural materials, and create handmade paper using those and other recycled items. For ages 3 and older. Cost: $10.

» Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve hike, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Ken Suzuki leads this moderate five-mile coastal hike along the Waianae side of Kaena Point. For ages 7 and older. Cost: $10.

» Night Insect Safari, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20. Learn about nocturnal collecting techniques to hunt for insects at night. For ages 6 and older. Cost: $10.

Keiki car seat checks: Sponsored by First Insurance of Hawaii, 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.

"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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