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Family Fare

For Saturday, November 22, 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.


Holiday plant and craft sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Find unique gifts and plant selections, ceramic pots and planters, keiki activities and more. Free admission and shuttle service along intersections where Poelua and Nipo streets meet Manoa Road. Call 988-0456 or visit hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.

Wilson Elementary School Fun Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 4945 Kilauea Ave. Featuring games; crafts; inflatables; a silent auction; baked goods; Scholastic Book Fair; and entertainment by Royal Hawaiian Band, Taiko Center of the Pacific, and bands from Kaimuki Middle and Kalani High schools. Free. Call 733-4740.

13th annual Ukulele Guild of Hawaii Exhibition: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave. Dinner concert begins at 7 p.m. Features display of ukulele handcrafted by Guild members, live entertainment, building seminars, a silent auction and vendors. Free. Visit ukuleleguild.org.

Pause for Paws Pet ID Fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Petco, Ewa Beach. Features activities, games, prizes, $10 on-site microchipping services, pet ID tags and more. Free. Presented by Campbell High School and the Hawaiian Humane Society. Visit hawaiianhumane.org.

District 4 Neighborhood Security Watch Safety Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall Center Court. Features live entertainment; keiki ID station; information booths including the FBI, Honolulu Fire Department, Ocean Safety, Red Cross, NOAA and others; and a Honolulu Police Department SWAT Team and canine presentation at 11:45 a.m. Free. 

Tropics Mini Golf grand opening: 10 a.m. to 

5 p.m. Saturday, 98-1101 Moanalua Road (next to Toys ‘R Us in Aiea). All rounds of golf and food items are $1, with free face painting, balloons and glitter tattoos for keiki at the former Jungle River mini-golf location, which has been remodeled and is under new business ownership. Call 200-5331 or visit tropicsminigolf.com.

“Jungalbook”: Production by the student drama group at Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday on the campus’ Ke‘elikolani Auditorium. Tickets (available at the door): $10, $5 for students. 

Honolulu Marathon Clinic’s 40th annual Turkey Trot: Thursday; registration begins at 6 a.m. at Kapiolani Park Bandstand, with start time between 7 and 7:30 a.m. The 10-mile fun run begins at Kapiolani Park on Paki Avenue and is a great preparatory run for first-time marathoners to experience and learn from common mistakes usually committed in the first 10 miles of the Honolulu Marathon. Participants predict their times with prizes awarded to those finishing closes to their finish times; no watches or headphones permitted. Online entry fee is $6, or $7 on race day. Pre-register at honolulu­marathonclinic.org.

Etiquette camp: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Lisa Rose Doll House & Tea Room, 1365 Nuuanu Ave., Suite 11. Keiki ages 6 to 10 learn about good manners, first impressions, introductions and greetings, table manners and more, with dress-up and photo session. Cost: $65, plus tax. Call 347-0853 or visit lisarosehonolulu.com.


Photos with Santa: Through Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Ala Moana Center, Mall Level 2, Nordstrom Wing. Continues Dec. 12 to 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. 

>> Pet Photo Nights for cats and dogs only, Mondays through Dec. 22 beginning at 6 p.m.

Nature’s Wonders: Runs through Dec. 1, Bishop Museum, J.M. Long Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Tuesdays). 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.

Hawaii Nature Center events: Ongoing registration for events to be held at 2131 Makiki Heights Drive. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

>> 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.

“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 Ho‘omaluhia 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.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Hawaii workshops: In-person and online sessions 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.

Paws on the Path: Bring your furry companions along on a pet-friendly hike with Hawaiian Humane Society’s hiking club, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at Maunawili Ditch. Hike begins at 8:45 a.m. Call 356-2222 or visit goo.gl/VwN6CS.

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