Saturday, October 25, 2014         

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Family Fare

For Saturday, October 25, 2014


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Pearl City Shopping Center events: Costume contest 8 a.m. Saturday at Chuck E. Cheese, with prizes for themed categories for keiki ages 12 and under. Full menu available. Featuring Stevo the Clown and a trick-or-treat parade at 10 a.m. Call 455-2815.

Kapolei "Make a Difference" Workday: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Meet at Kapolei High School to assist with cleaning, clearing and painting schools and community recreational and cultural sites. Return to the school at 11:30 a.m. for free lunch and entertainment. Call 545-3228 or email mtom@drugfreehawaii.org.

Safe trick-or-treating: At participating stores, while supplies last:

>> Salt Lake Shopping Center: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (in conjunction with the Center's "An Out of This World" event), 848 Ala Lilikoi St. 

>>Hawaii Kai Towne Center: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday (in conjunction with the Center's Spook-tacular event), 333 Keahole St. for keiki ages 12 and under dressed in costume. 

>> Royal Hawaiian Center: Sunday, 2201 Kalakaua Ave., following the keiki costume contest, which runs 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Royal Grove. 

>> Kapolei Shopping Center: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (in conjunction with the Center's Happy Haunting event), 590 Farrington Highway.

>> Mililani Shopping Center: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (in conjunction with the Center's costume contest event), 95-221 Kipapa Drive and 95-390 Kuahelani Ave.

>> Kahala Mall: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday

>> Town Center of Mililani: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, with keiki activities in the gazebo.

>> Pearlridge Center: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Uptown and Downtown. For keiki under age 12 dressed in costume.

>> Windward Mall: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday

>> Ward Village: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (in conjunction with the "Fangtastic Fest" event), property-wide. 

An 'Out of This World' Halloween: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Salt Lake Shopping Center, 

848 Ala Lilikoi St. Features keiki costume contest at 11:15 a.m. for ages 12 and under with the categories of Cutest, Most Creative and Spookiest in the following age groups: ages 5 and under, ages 6 to 9, and ages 10 to 12. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Make-and-take crafts and games will be held in conjunction with the mall-wide "trick or treat" event. Visit saltlakeshoppingcenter.com. 

Mililani Public Library's 30th anniversary: 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 95-450 Makaimoimo St. "Butterfly Lady" Dancetta Feary will showcase her Monarch butterflies in a tent and share stories. At 2 p.m., certified hypnotherapist Suki Matsuhashi discusses prosperity, "shifting paradigms" and fear of failure versus fear and other topics for ages 18 and older. Free. Call 627-7470.

Halloween cat show and costume contest: 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park. Healthy cats (must have natural claws) over four months old may enter the contest sanctioned by The Cat Fancier's Association. Cost: $2 to $4. For entry information, call 234-0832.

Pumpkin Carving Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall, Center Court; choose from two-hour sessions at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. Features entertainment, activities and more. A local artist will carve a 1,200-pound organic, locally grown Big Island pumpkin. Families may carve their own masterpieces by purchasing a package that includes a pumpkin, carving kit, gloves and stencils for $35. Proceeds to benefit Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers and Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy. Call 945-1005 or visit pumpkincarvingfestival.org.

51st annual Coin Show: Presented by The Hawaii State Numismatic Association, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii Convention Center, Room 316. Features coin and currency exhibits, seminars and hourly prize drawings, with special prize drawings for keiki ages 12 and under. Free. Call 377-9377.

"The Not So Scary Halloween Storytime": 10:30 a.m. Saturday, McCully-Moiliili Public 

Library auditorium. The Fairy Grandmother shares Halloween tales through music, puppets and magic. For keiki in preschool through grade 2. Free. 973-1099

"Click, Clack, Boo!" A Tricky Treat Storytime: Features a reading of the book by Doreen Cronin, with giveaways and activities, 11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. 

PetSmart's "Fright & Delight" in-store event: Free treats and a digital photo for pets, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 95-660 Lanikuhana Ave. in Mililani, with the first 100 "pet parents" receiving a free glow-in-the-dark reusable tote. Free photos will also be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Visit goo.gl/qyvg4R.

Town Center of Mililani's Halloween Spooktacular: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 95-1249 Meheula Parkway. Features a costume contest for teens, keiki and pets with the categories of Scariest, Most Creative and Funniest. Also features games, keiki activities, pumpkin decorating and more. Call 625-0108.

Modeling with ZOOB: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Keiki ages 4 to 7 will enjoy this creative session to build something with the ZOOB-moving, mind-building modeling system. Call 949-7307.

Howl-o-ween: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Ward Warehouse Amphitheater. Celebrate The Pet Corner's four-year anniversary with a pet costume contest with the categories of Cutest, Scariest and Most Original; a "hungry dog" eating contest; pet tricks competition; prize giveaways; a pet fashion show and glitter tattoos. Oahu SPCA will be showcasing adoptable cats and dogs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. To register for contests, call 591-1990 or 947-5736. Visit thepetcornerhawaii.com.

Hard Rock Roxtars launch: "Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?": 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, 280 Beachwalk Ave. Guests may bring their favorite "pint-sized rock star" dressed in costume to compete for prizes (judging also based on stage presence and crowd interaction), with face painting, complimentary kids' appetizers and an ice cream bar. Kids eat free with an adult who purchases an entree. Sponsored in part by Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. Call 921-2244.

BooFest: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Turtle Cove, Bellows Air Force Station. Features a costume contest at 5:30 p.m., "trunk or treat" at 6 p.m., temporary tattoos, Halloween hairsprays, trick-or-treating, prizes and movie showings of "ParaNorman" and "Hotel Transylvania" from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit the Haunted Village from 7 to 9 p.m. Open to active-duty military, military retirees, reservists, National Guard and current or retired Department of Defense civilian employees and their families. Call 259-4112 or visit bellowsafs.com.

Spooktacular Halloween event: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. Costumed keiki are welcome to enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, a photo booth and guided trick-or-treat tour through the Center. Free. Call 734-0282 or visit marketcityhawaii.com.

Hawaii Kai Towne Center's Spook-tacular event: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The pirate-themed celebration features a keiki costume contest at 6 p.m. on the Marina Courtyard stage, with the categories of Cutest, Scariest and Most Original for each of the following age groups: ages 5 and under, ages 6 to 9, and ages 10 to 12. A pet costume contest will follow with the same categories. All contest entrants must register by 5 p.m. at the Courtyard. Other activities include a pumpkin patch, photos with a pirate-themed backdrop (optional $5 fee for professional 4" x 6" photo), pumpkin crafts, mall-wide trick-or-treating, games and rides. Keiki ages 12 and under who donate one can of food or $1 to The Salvation Army receives a bracelet that allows them to ride all three rides. Visit hawaiikaitownecenter.com.

7th annual Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Chinatown Arts District, downtown Honolulu. Enjoy one of Hawaii's largest free community celebrations of music, dance and performance art by donning your costumes and listening to national stars Big Freedia, Iyeoka and David Lindley, and numerous local musicians, with a photobooth and more. For all ages. Visit hallowbaloo.com.

>> The Hallowbaloo 'Marathon': A Fun Run for the Arts: The inaugural event begins 5:30 p.m. with a course that runs through Honolulu's Chinatown Arts District. Wear your costumes and complete four laps around the block (one mile) or eight laps (two miles) while being cheered on by costumed masqueraders and live entertainment. For race divisions and prizes, visit goo.gl/mRAxLn. Entry fee: $26, $16 for ages 17 and under. As a fundraiser for Hawaii's nonprofit arts organizations, $10 of this fee will be donated to the entrant's choice of a participating arts organization. To register, visit goo.gl/r9ak2B. 

Hawaiian Railway Society's "Spookapalooza": Saturday, with 20-minute train rides that depart at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m., HRS train yard, 91-1001 Renton Road, Ewa Beach; check-in 20 minutes prior to departure time or risk losing your seat. Listen to chilling ghost stories aboard the train while traveling through the darkness of night. A snack bar will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost (cash only): $5 for ages 3 and older. Reservations required. Call 681-5461 or visit the HRS office. 

The Scream Team's "Dr. Carnage's House of Horrors": Saturday and Wednesday through Friday, and a special blackout showing Nov. 1 (no lights, glowsticks only), Windward Mall, theater parking structure. Hours are 7 p.m. to closing, which varies from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Pre-sale $15 tickets are available at Windward Mall, MWR locations, Razor Concepts, UH Campus Center and Waipahu 76, and also online at scream808.com, which offers pre-sale Fast Pass tickets ($22) as well. Fast Pass may also be upgraded at the door. Visit the Website for details.

Haunted Plantation: 94-695 Waipahu St. Call 677-0110 or visit hawaiiplantationvillage.org.

>> Chapter 9 Obake's Revenge: Saturday, Sunday, Thursday and Friday, 7 to 11 p.m. (rain or shine). Cost: $15, $20 for Fast Pass. Boasts the only haunted attraction that is located at an actual haunted location, with thrills, scares and heart-stopping experiences for brave souls. 

>> Haunted Hawaii Ghost Stories: Tuesday and Wednesday with two sessions per night at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Learn about real-life haunted happenings, such as ghostly sightings, unexplained events, deaths and contact with the supernatural and the dead, that occurred in the Village. Ideal for families with children who "don't get too scared." Cost: $13. Reservations required.

Nightmares Live: "Nightmare at Dole Plantation 2": Saturday, Sunday and Friday, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway (outside of Wahiawa Town). Features four attractions (see details below). Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-sale tickets are $8 for the train ride and $11 for the other attractions and are available online at dole-plantation.com or nightmareslive.com. Walk-up same-day tickets are $10 for the train ride and $13 for each of the other attractions. Combination tickets for all attractions (excluding the train ride) are $30. Discount coupons worth $2 off (single attractions only) will be available at Times Supermarkets. Visit dole-plantation.com.

>> "Warehouse 31: Gretchen's Revenge," a haunted house that re-lives a woman's chilling tale; 

>> "Haunted Train: Tales From Beyond the Grave," a train ride with scary ghost stories by Lopaka Kapanui;

>> "Coulrophobia," a labyrinth with killer clowns lurking behind every corner; 

>> "Trail of Terror," a dark and frightening maze that may have no escape.

Spooky Spiders: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Hawaii Nature Center, 2131 Makiki Heights Drive. Explore the world of spiders while searching the forest grounds, and create a spider mask for Halloween. For ages 3 to 5. Cost: $10. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

Kids Fest: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Bishop Museum; registration begins 9:30 a.m. Features interactive games, wellness booths, a sports fitness obstacle course, activities to promote healthy active lifestyles, free healthy snacks, giveaways and more. Keiki ages 4 to 12 may enter for a chance to win a bike and helmet. Free admission. Call 522-3469 or visit hawaiipacifichealth.org/kidsfest.

Royal Hawaiian Center's keiki costume contest: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Royal Grove, 2201 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki. Categories and themes are Most Cutest for infants to age 2; Most Creative for ages 3 to 5; Most Original for ages 6 to 10; Best Parent and Child costumes; and an overall grand champion. Also features entertainment by Stevo the Clown, with mall-wide trick-or-treating to follow. Visit goo.gl/vvvk8L.  

Spooky stories: 6 p.m. Monday, Kaimuki Public Library. Storyteller Daniel A. Kelin II shares scary and entertaining tales for keiki ages 9 and older. Free. Call 733-8422.

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel Haunted House: 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Ainahau lobby area, first floor. The theme is "Fright Night at the Cinema" and features a walk through scenes of "The Addams Family, "Tales From the Crypt," "The Walking Dead," "Saw," "The Ring," "The Grudge" and "IT." Begins family-friendly, but the scare factor escalates. Donations welcome; proceeds to benefit Aloha United Way. Parking (banquet validation): $5. Call 753-3261.

Movie Night: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kahuku Public & School Library. Enjoy showings of the PG-rated "Toy Story of Terror" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." Free. Call 293-8935.

"Hotel Transylvania" showing: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hawaii Kai Public Library. Limited seating and free snacks for the PG-rated animation film. Free. Call 397-5833.

Celebrate Halloween @ Waipahu Public Library: Wednesday, kicks off 5:30 p.m. with "not-so-scary" stories for ages 6 and under, followed by trick-or-treating in the "Spooky House" at 5:45 p.m. for keiki ages 12 and under and a haunted house for all ages at 6 p.m. Free. Call 675-0358.

Movie Night: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Kaneohe Public Library, Bookmobile Garage. Showing of the G-rated animation film "Toy Story of Terror," voiced by Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack and Don Rickles, with free popcorn and photo opportunities with costumed characters. Keiki are encouraged to wear costumes and free trick-or-treating in the library to follow. Free. Call 233-5676.

Parenting workshops: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Liliha Public Library. Award-winning author Shirley Yuen ("The Three Virtues of Effective Parenting") discusses the challenges of raising children in our multicultural society. Additional workshops, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Manoa Public Library and 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Aina Haina Public Library.  Free. To register, visit shirleyyuen.com.

"Haunted Bayou-Ghostly Tales, Spirits Have Souls, Too": 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Kapolei Public Library. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller Diane Ferlatte presents a series of scary tales for ages 5 and older. Free. Call 693-7050.

"Magic and Not-so-scary Halloween Stories": 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Kaneohe Public Library. The Fairy Grandmother shares Halloween tales through music, puppets and magic for keiki ages 2 to 8. Keiki are encouraged to dress in costume for trick-or-treating following the event. Free. Call 233-5676.

Halloween at Waianae Mall: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 86-120 Farrington Highway. Features keiki activities, a costume contest for teens and keiki, and trick-or-treating throughout the mall. Call 696-2690.

City Department of Parks & Recreation's Waialae Complex Halloween costume contest: 7 p.m. Thursday, Kahala Mall, Center Court; registration begins 6 p.m. (by Macy's). Categories are Most Original, Funniest/Cutest and Judges' Choice for infants through students in grade 6. There will also be a BestTheme category for a family or group.

Turtle Bay Resort's Freaky Friday Halloween: Begins 4 p.m. Friday, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway. The fun continues through the late night with an after-party at Surfer the Bar; see entry in "Night Scene." Open to the public. Call 293-6000 or visit turtlebayresort.com.

>> Ghouls & Goblins Surf Jam, 4 p.m. at The Point, followed by awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Presented by GoPro.

>> Keiki trick-or-treating, check in begins 5 p.m. at The Point to receive a treasure map for treat locations

>> Haunted Luau Beach Party, 6 p.m., Ola Beach

>> Keiki costume contest, 7 p.m., Ola Beach 

Happy Haunting at Kapolei Shopping Center: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, 590 Farrington Highway, with a mini pumpkin patch, keiki activities and safe trick-or-treating throughout the mall. Some activities for a small fee. Visit inkapolei.com.

Calvary Chapel Windward's Harvest Festival 2014: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aikahi Shopping Center, 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive; entrance is near Safeway. Features free games, candy and prizes, as well as face painting and glitter tattoos for a small fee to support the Chapel's youth group mission trips. Family-friendly costumes only. Call 254-5546.

Boo in the Zoo!: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Honolulu Zoo; gates close at 7:30 p.m. Dress in costume for a "treat trail," keiki zone, crafts, a haunted house (recommended for ages 10 and older) and more. The first 100 member families receive a special treat. Cost: $5, free for ages 2 and under. Call 926-3191.

Fun Fest: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Bay View Golf Park, 45-285 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Features games, food booths, candy and family fun as an alternative to walking through the neighborhood streets. Free. Email rkim@windwardnazarene.com.

Hallelujah Night: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road. Features free game booths, food, activities, a live "Candyland" production for keiki, fundraiser booths and more for keiki in grades 6 and under. No grotesque costumes. Free. Call 836-2300.

Costume contest: 6:15 p.m. Friday, Mililani Shopping Center, 95-221 Kipapa Drive and 95-390 Kuahelani Ave.; check-in begins 5 p.m. Categories include Cutest, Most Creative and Scariest in the following age groups: ages 8 and under, ages 9 to 12, and ages 13 and older (includes adults). Runs in conjunction with the Center's safe "trick or treating" event.

Fangtastic Fest: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Ward Village, with a costume contest, mall-wide trick-or-treating and a special Halloween-themed installment of Courtyard Cinema with a film showing of "Hotel Transylvania" at sunset (limited seating). Call 591-8411.

Hallelujah Blast!: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church of Wahiawa, 1233 California Ave., with food, games, prizes, a bouncy castle, keiki crafts and more. Call 622-4321 or email fbcwahiawa@yahoo.com.

Pearl City Foundation's Halloween Bash: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Momilani Community Center, 715 Hoomoana St., with a costume contest, carnival games, prizes, food and trick-or-treating. Call 456-2073.

"Under the Big Top" penny carnival: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St., with food, games, prizes and more. Don't forget to bring your pennies! Call 285-8623.


October is "Love a Dog" Month: All dogs ages 6 months and older will be available for a half-off discount on adoption fees at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Visit hawaiianhumane.org.

Shichigosan Children's Festival: Ongoing registration for openings available through Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea St. Donation (includes blessing, Chitose-ame candy, omamori and gift): $50. Complimentary kimono rental and dressing (available weekends only) upon request; a $10 donation is requested for the Kimono Preservation Fund. Reservations required. Visit e-shrine.org.

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. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

>> 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.

Holiday pet toy drive: Hawaiian Humane Society is accepting new pet toys through Nov. 20 to ensure all adopted pets go home with a toy during the holiday season. For a list of drop-off sites, visit goo.gl/70hdLp. Call 356-2247.

"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.

>> Nov. 29, Maunawili Ditch

>> 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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