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Family Fare

For Saturday, July 26, 2014


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Beading workshop: Hammered metal charm session, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, treehouse, 250 Ward Ave., Suite 233. Cost: $15. To register, visit goo.gl/e9BvOO. Call 597-TREE (8733).

Ready2React Emergency Preparedness Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Pearlridge Center, Uptown and Downtown center courts and in the Toys 'R' Us parking lot. Meet first-responders as they share information about planning for disasters and check out the various large-scale emergency-response equipment on display. Free. Call 203-2366.

An Animated World film showings: "Tales of the Night," 11 a.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Monday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Kahala Mall. Synopsis: Black silhouettes move against brightly colored, detailed backgrounds to illustrate six fairy tales that take place in exotic locales, from the Aztec kingdom to the African plains, to the Land of the Dead. 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.

Hawaiian Telcom's Birthday Bash: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Kahala Mall, Hawaiian Telcom kiosk across from Claire's. Features balloon artists, giveaways, live demonstrations of the Karaoke App, a visit from Scooby Doo and more.

Get Pop-Cultured: Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. Call 949-7307.

>> DC Comics storytime and activities, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Enjoy hearing stories of DC superheroes, crafts, face painting and more.

>> DC Comics Cosplay Day, 1 p.m. Saturday. Come dressed in costume or drop by to see the superheroes and villains of DC Comics, courtesy of League of Shadows Hawaii and Costumer's Guild of Hawaii. 

>> Art clinic and portfolio critique, 1 p.m. Saturday. Meet Roy Chang, author and illustrator of "Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Ki'i" and MidWeek editorial cartoonist, who will be available to review your sketchbooks, art portfolios and other works.

>> Local artist Cheryl Nagata offers a free-draw session and art activities of her favorite comic-book characters, 1 p.m. Sunday.

>> "Frozen" Friday Party, 7 p.m. Friday. Enjoy a storytime, sing-along, crafts and activities in celebration of summer-loving snowman, Olaf.

Peter Pan: Presented by Hawaii Education of the Arts (HEARTS), 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College. For all ages. Costs range from $10 to $20. Call 387-4355 or visit showtix4u.com.

Discover Windward at Windward Mall: 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the mall. Features live entertainment food trucks, fashion shows, an indoor keiki fun zone with bouncers and games, arts and crafts and more. Free. Visit windwardmall.com.

3rd annual Makapuu Sunset Benefit Hike: Bring your furry dog companions on this two-mile trek, 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Donation (includes T-shirt and refreshments): $25. Call 356-2225 or visit hawaiianhumane.org.

Hawaii Speed & Quickness clinic: Sunday, Kaiser High School gym. Youths learn to improve their overall athleticism through various drills. Registration begins 7:30 a.m. Clinic times are 8 to 9:15 a.m. for keiki clinic (ages 5 to 8) with Rocky Savaiigaea or Tala Esera, youth clinic (ages 9 to 13) with Leonard Peters, or intermediate (middle-school students) with Rich Miano; or 8 to 9:30 a.m. for Teen Elite class with Chad Ikei. A clinic for parents with Kim Chilikian runs from 8 to 9:15 a.m.  Fee: $10, $20 for Teen Elite class. Call 228-7447 or visit hawaiispeedandquickness .com for registration form.

Family Fun Days at Fun Factory: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Fun Factory location in The Marketplace at Kapolei. Features prize giveaways every 30 minutes and half-off most games, 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. Additional Family Fun Days will be held Aug. 3 at Town Center of Mililani, Aug. 10 at Pearlridge Center, Aug. 17 at Kahala Mall and Aug. 24 at Kamehameha Shopping Center. Visit funfactorygames .com.

"Don't Get Buried By Funeral Costs" information session: 11 a.m. Sunday, Kaneohe Public Library. A financial educator shares tips on avoiding expensive and unnecessary costs of making funeral arrangements. Free. Call 233-5676. 

Art Explorium events: 1142 Koko Head Ave. Visit artexplorium.org.

>> Painting Like Monet, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Learn about painting with tempera paint, mixing and blending colors, tints and shades, and other art elements. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $15. 

>> Foam sculpture dioramas, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Introductory class teaches students to explore their passions through sculptures and then create dioramas with recycled materials. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $15.

Hawaii Kid-preneur Summer Camp: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, Mid-Pacific Institute, 2455 Kaala St. Camp BizGym offers students in grades K to 12 an opportunity to create a one- to two-minute video about a business idea of their choice to generate interest online. The five-day camp led by mentors and experts covers storyboard/script writing, shooting and performance training, editing and graphics, re-cutting and creating a viral strategy, and a sneak-peek film fest. Cost: $200. Call 220-6449 or visit goo.gl/cjgIs2.

Summer etiquette classes: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lisa Rose Doll House and Tea Room, 1365 Nuuanu Ave. Keiki ages 6 to 10 learn about first impressions, introductions and greetings, proper table manners (with lunch) and dress-up session for photos. Cost: $50 plus tax. Call 528-4552 or visit lisarosehawaii.com.

It's Book Time with Ronald McDonald: Celebrate this summer's Children's Summer Reading Program with an interactive performance of music, magic and games, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kalihi-Palama Public Library. Free. Call 832-3466.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Features the PG-rated movies "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and "Rio 2," 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Dole Cannery, Windward and Pearl Highlands theaters. Admission is $1. Visit goo.gl/5kXi2R.

Keiki storytime: "What Do You Do With an Idea" by Kobi Yamada, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. Call 949-7307.

Keiki Film Hui: Features a special showing of "Rio," 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the following Consolidated Theatres locations: Ward, Mililani, Pearlridge, Kapolei, Koko Marina and Koolau. Admission is $1, with a special Keiki Film Hui menu of keiki popcorn ($2), drinks ($1) and select candies ($1.50) until 10:30 a.m. Visit consolidatedtheatres.com.

Summer Wednesdays at Waikiki Aquarium: Wednesday. The Aquarium invites keiki to participate in a mystery activity beginning at 3 p.m. Free with paid admission. Visit waikikiaquarium.org/interact.

Movie Night @ the Library: Features a showing of the PG-rated animation "The Lego Movie," 6 p.m. Wednesday, Kaneohe Public Library. Free. Call 233-5676.

Microchip Madness Month: Select veterinarians on Oahu, in partnership with the Hawaiian Humane Society, are offering low-cost microchipping of cats and dogs for $10 through July. Visit hawaiianhumane.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 beginning Friday at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Pets in Paradise photo contest: The Hawaiian Humane Society is seeking entries for its 2015 calendar for a fee of $25 per photo. Pet photos must be in horizontal format. The public can cast their vote for their favorite photo for just $1 per vote (minimum of five votes) through Aug. 8. All photos appear on the website throughout 2015, while the top three vote-getters will be included in the calendar. Call 356-2225 or visit hawaiianhumane.org. 

Ikebana class for youths: Ongoing registration for Saturday course Aug. 9 through Sept. 13, 1 to 2 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St. Students in grades 2 to 12 learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement. Presented by Ikebana International-Honolulu. Cost: $100. Call 532-874 or visit goo.gl/i4GAmC.

"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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