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Family Fare

For Saturday, August 23, 2014


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Family Promise 5K Fun/Walk Run: 7 a.m. Saturday in Kailua; begins and ends at Kailua Intermediate School. Post-race activities include face painting and balloons for keiki. Cost:$25 per runner, $15 for members of a team, $10 for under age 12. Proceeds to benefit homeless families. Visit familypromisehawaii.org.

Hawaii Animal Sanctuary's rummage sale and tunnel tours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at "Tunnels," 221 Iliaina St., Kailua. Enjoy tours of the World War II Bunker 405 located in the hill above Aikahi Fire Station every hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 for adults, $3 for keiki). While waiting, check out the rummage sale with bargains on numerous items; proceeds benefit Hawaii's abandoned and abused animals. Visit hawaiianimalsanctuary.org.

Makaha Community Park clean-up: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with live music, interactive activities for the keiki, recreational games such as kickball, basketball and football, healthy food demonstrations and tastings and more. Call 768-5001 or visit councilmemberpine.com for details about the Hoa Paka Leeward Adopt-a-Park program.

2nd annual FamilySafety Day: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Kaneohe Bay ShoppingCenter, 46-047 Kamehameha Highway. Features information booths, a fire truck display, prize giveaways and more.

Kapolei Public Library's 10th anniversary celebration: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Features a Chinese lion dance at 10 a.m., with lucky prize drawings at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.; free DVDrentals until 4:45 p.m. (limit 10 titles per card); a book sale (ends 4 p.m.); and entertainment by BalloonMonsoon at noon and a musical concert by Hawaiian Blend at 2 p.m. Free.

An Animated World film showings: "NYICFF Kid Flix Mix," 11 a.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Monday and  11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Kahala Mall. Synopsis: This is a delightful collection of short films from the New York International Children's Film Festival. 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. For ages 4 to 8. Cost:$7. Visit goo.gl/axTxhi.

Keiki storytime: Saturday, "Cars and Trucks and Things That Go" by Richard Scarry,  and Tuesday, "Peanut Butter &Cupcake" by Terry Border, both at 11 a.m., Barnes &Noble, Ala Moana. Free. Call 949-7307.

Keiki Day!: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Kahala Mall. Festivities include mini golf, keiki ID, balloon artists, Magnetic Moments, healthy snack stations and more. Visit kahalamallcenter.com.

Back to School Bash: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Town Center of Mililani. Features a sidewalk sale, keiki games, giveaways, food and more, with entertainment by Royal Hawaiian Band, Crimson Apple, Pas De Deux, beatboxer Jason Tom and Magician Kaulana, and appearances by 2014 Miss Hawaii contestants and Kalani Robotics Team 3008. Visit towncenterofmililani.com.

Ka'elepulu ElementarySchool Fun Fair: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, 530 Keolu Drive in Kailua, with food, games, live entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit the school's art, music and physical education programs. Call 266-7811.

"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, Tenney Theatre on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Repeats Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, 13 and 20. Cost: $20, $15 for ages 60 and older, $10 for ages 2 to 17. Call 839-9885 or visit htyweb.org.

Bon dance: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nichiren Mission of Hawaii, 33 Pulelehua Way, Nuuanu; food sales begin 5 p.m. Parking available at Nuuanu Elementary School, Daijingu Temple andTenrikyo Mission with free shuttle service from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Call 595-3517.

Family Fun Days at Fun Factory: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fun Factory location in Kamehameha ShoppingCenter. Features prize giveaways every 30 minutes and half-off most games, and 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.; winner must be present. Visit funfactorygames.com.

Miss Chinatown Organization appearance: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, WindwardMall, Center Court, with a lion dance performance and arts and crafts for the keiki. Call 235-1143 or visit windwardmall.com.

Woven planters workshop: Learn about the history of weaving in different cultures, patterns and difficulty levels using colorful yarn, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. Cost: $15 for ages 6 and older. Call 312-4316 or visit artexplorium.org.

Girl Scouts of Hawaii (Hickam-Pearl Harbor) information session: 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nimitz Elementary School, 520 Main St. Learn about the organization for girls ages 5 to 17 and volunteer opportunities. Email pearlharbor.scouts@gmail.com or visit girlscouts-hawaii.org.

Summer Wednesdays at Waikiki Aquarium: Activities with the theme "Play-Dough Marine Animals" begin 3 p.m. Free with paid admission. Visit waikikiaquarium.org/interact.

August Afterschool Art: "Art Around the World" explores cultures, time periods and art from around the world, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. For ages 7 and older. Cost:$15. Registration required. Call 312-4316 or visit artexplorium.org.

Masaki School of Music's Early Childhood Summer Music Program: Eight-class Thursday session begins this week and runs through Oct. 23 (except Oct. 9), led by Chet-Yeng Loong. Class times are 4 to 5 p.m. for ages 4 to 5, and 5:10 to 6:10 p.m. for ages 5 to 6. Cost:$140. Call 593-9395 or email masakischoolofmusic@ gmail.com.

Family Night at Waikiki Aquarium: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Enjoy an evening of animal encounters and family fun with the Aquarium's "Fintastic Four" consisting of Quicksand, Smasher, Ivisio and Fission at this superhero-themed event to create costumes, become "Hydro Heroes" by learning how to clean up oil spills and remove plastic debris in the sand, and capture these moments in the photo booth with props. Cost:$12, $9 for members, free for ages 2 and under. Call 440-9011 or email reservations@waquarium.org. Visit waikikiaquarium.org.


Chris Suzuki's Music Theory for Youngters: Twelve-week Saturday class runs Aug. 30 through Nov. 15, Masaki School of Music. 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 6 and 7, and 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. for ages 8 to 14. Cost:$210. Call 593-9395 or email masakischoolofmusic@gmail.com.

*****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 HistoricalGallery. Download free tickets at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

"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.

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.

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 RefugeHonouliuli 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 fromNature, 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 WaikikiCommunityCenter. 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 StateBallet: "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 WaikikiAquarium: 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, WardWarehouse Amphitheatre.

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