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Family Fare

For Saturday, July 19, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 09:46 p.m. HST, Jul 18, 2014

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Kamehameha Elementary School Dance Fitness Team performance: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Windward Mall, Center Court. Call 235-1143 or visit windwardmall.com.

Beading workshop: Open beading session to create a mixed gem, glass or pearl beaded bracelet on flexible wire cable, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, treehouse, 250 Ward Ave., Suite 233. Free for ages 12 and under. To register, visit goo.gl/e9BvOO. Call 597-TREE (8733).

An Animated World film showings: "A Cat in Paris," 11 a.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Monday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Kahala Mall. Synopsis: Dino the cat lives with the family of a police detective by day and aids a cat burglar by night. When the little girl he lives with is kidnapped, he springs into action to save her. Voiced by Marcia Gay Harden, Anjelica Huston and Matthew Modine. 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.

Keiki storytimes: "Where's Spot" by Eric Hill, 11 a.m. Saturday with costume character visit by Spot himself, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Call 949-7307.

Peter Pan: Presented by Hawaii Education of the Arts (HEARTS), 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College. For all ages. Costs range from $10 to $20. Repeats 2 and 7 p.m. July 26. Call 387-4355 or visit showtix4u.com.

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.

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art; activities end at 3 p.m. This month's topic is "Natural, Unnatural, Supernatural" and features a drawing contes, and three-part activity that "transforms" bodies. Free. Visit goo.gl/GwDToZ.

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

» Face painting, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $15.
» DIY scratchboard, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Keiki use oil pastels and tempera paint for a homemade board on which to scratch in designs, revealing the colors beneath. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $15.
» Playdough Playtime, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Keiki use food dye, glitter and other crafts to create masterpieces. For ages 18 months to 5 years of age. Cost: $15.

Comic Jam Hawaii: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Local artists talk story while creating collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches. Keiki and their families are welcome to participate. Free. Call 488-0981.

Summer etiquette classes: Three-day session, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Topics include first impressions, introductions and greetings, proper table manners (with lunch), etiquette on the phone and during parties and sleepovers, thank you letters and a dress-up session for photos. For ages 6 to 10. Cost: $100 plus tax. Call 528-4552 or visit lisarosehawaii.com.

Aviation Adventure: Tuesday through Thursday. Students at least 13 years of age are invited to explore the history of aviation in Hawaii and the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) principles of flight during a three-day, two-night experience at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and aboard the Battleship Missouri. Cost (includes all materials, meals, snacks, overnight accommodations and T-shirt): $300. Visit pacificaviationmuseum.org.

"Seussical, Jr.": 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Punahou School, Dillingham Hall. Presented by a cast of 35 students in grades 6 through 8 in the Punahou Summer School's Musical Theatre program, with assistance of middle-schoolers in the Summer School Technical Theater class. Free admission; open seating. Visit goo.gl/AhkW7d.

Keiki Film Hui: Features a special showing of "Despicable Me 2," 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: Activities with the theme "What's Puzzling About Hawaiian Monk Seals?" begin 3 p.m. Free with paid admission. Visit waikikiaquarium.org/interact.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Features the PG-rated movies "Turbo" and "Walking with Dinosaurs," 10 a.m. Tuesdsay and Wednesday at Dole Cannery, Windward and Pearl Highlands theaters. Admission is $1. Visit goo.gl/5kXi2R.

Honu By the Sea: 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Ballroom. Cost: $15 for ages 2 to 12, $20 for ages 13 and older. For reservations, call 554-2320 or visit honubythesea.com.

"Hairspray" musical performance: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Mamiya Theater, Saint Louis School. Additional performances July 26 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Features over 50 youths ages 8 to 18 from around island. Cost: $15 for general admission, $10 for students. Visit www.showtix4u.com.

Keiki car seat checks: Presented by First Insurance of Hawaii, 10 a.m. to noon Friday, 1100 Ward Ave. Free. To make an appointment, visit goo.gl/oTd8w9 or email carseat@ficoh.com.

Keiki passenger safety: By appointment only, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at Kaiser's Waipio Medical Office. To register, call 432-2260.


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.

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.

"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.

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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