Saturday, February 28, 2015         

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Family Fare

For Saturday, February 28, 2015


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Paws on the Path: Saturday, Old Pali Road Trail. Meet 8:30 a.m.; the easy hike begins 8:45 a.m. Bring your furry companions along on a pet-friendly hiking trail with Hawaiian Humane Society’s hiking club. Call 356-2222 or visit goo.gl/VwN6CS.

90th annual Ho‘olaulea at Kamehameha: “Na Kahu Ho‘olilina”: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama campus. The cultural celebration offers carnival rides, mobile gaming, crafts, games, inflatables, live performances, a country store, silent auction, plant shop, neighbor island delicacies, food and more. Free. Parking available at Kapalama Elementary School and at the Kamehameha Schools’ bus terminal (corner of School and Kapalama streets), with bus shuttles beginning 7 a.m. from both locations. Visit facebook.com/hoolauleakamehameha or parents.ksbe.edu.

“Happy” performances: Enjoy the world premiere of “Happy” by local children’s theatre playwright Annie Cusick Wood, presented by Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Tenney Theatre on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square. Cost: $10. For tickets, call 839-9885 or visit htyweb.org.

The Green House workshops: Registration required. Call 524-8427 or visit thegreenhousehawaii.com.

>> Keiki Explorer Club: “Worms Eat My Garbage” Keiki Style, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Get up close and personal with worms and learn how organic waste can be turned into compost by feeding worms food scraps, junk mail, newspaper and cardboard. Keiki will also share a “worm”-inspired snack made in a solar oven and create small worm bins using recycled containers to bring home. For ages 4 and older. Cost: $20.

Fit & Fabulous Fashion Show & Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Features mini makeovers, bang trims, tips on the latest Spring trends, health sessions, fitness demonstrations, games, prizes and more. Also, sign up for Pali Momi’s six-week Wellness Challenge. Call 203-2366.

Feng shui talk: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Mililani (627-7470) and 2 p.m. at Waikiki-Kapahulu (733-8488); and 6 p.m. Monday at Kaimuki (733-8422). Meet author Clear Englebert (“Feng Shui for Hawaii”) as he discusses common feng shui problems in Hawaii homes; how interior features such as open beams and ceiling fans negatively affect a room’s energy; and how to choose furniture that will bring peace and harmony into the family’s home.  Free.

Bike to Train: Enjoy a family-friendly ride sponsored by Hawaii Bicycling League Saturday. Meet at 11:15 a.m. at Blaisdell Park in Aiea near the bike path, or Central Oahu Regional Park near the tennis courts. Participants will bike 10 miles to the Hawaiian Railway Society train yard accompanied by bike leaders. Taco Chino, a Mexican-style food truck, will be available for those wanting to purchase lunch. At 2 p.m., hop on the chartered historic train to Electric Beach for an ice cream stop at Two Scoops in Ko Olina (ice cream not provided but may be purchased), return to the train yard at 4 p.m., and then ride bikes back to the starting point. Train tickets: $10, $7 for children. Visit hbl.org.

Keiki storytime: Saturday, “I am Rosa Parks” and “I am Jackie Robinson,” both by Brad Meltzer; and Tuesday, “Red” by Michael Hall, both at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. Call 949-7307.

Dinosaurs Unleashed!: Begins Saturday and runs through Sept. 7, Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building. Features over a dozen life-like animatronic dinosaurs with interactive stations and activities. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except Tuesdays). Cost: $12.95, $8.95 for ages 4 to 12, $10.95 for ages 65 and older. Call 847-3511 or visit bishopmuseum.org. 

Sixth annual “Geek Day at Leeward”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Leeward Community College; doors open at 9:30 a.m. for registration. Enjoy free hands-on workshops and demonstrations of digital, mobile and technology topics such as gaining more YouTube views, shooting better digital photos, GoPro video editing, building an app, using a drone and others; and a “Digital Café” where attendees may explore new apps, receive help with computer problems and watch demonstrations on three-dimensional printing and robotics. Free. Visit leeward.hawaii.edu/GeekDay.

Celtic Waves: A Celebration of Irish Music and Culture: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Hawaii Kai Public Library. Features a performance of traditional and contemporary folk music of Ireland and Scotland. For all ages. Free. Call 397-5833.

“Into the Woods”: 7 p.m. Saturday, Hawaii Theatre. The musical, presented by ‘Iolani School, combines fairytales such as “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” and the story of “The Baker and His Wife.” Cost: $10. Call 949-5355 or visit hawaiitheatre.com.

 “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)”: Presented by Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Friday and March 7, with 3 p.m. matinees Sunday and March 8. This musical features a cast of students from 10 public elementary, middle and high schools. Cost: $15, $8 for students, military and seniors ages 65 and older. Call 733-4913. 

“La‘ieikawai”: World premiere presented by UH Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance, 8 p.m. Saturday (with free post-show discussion) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Road. The play incorporates hula (dance), mele (song and Hawaiian poetry), oli (chant) and hula ki‘i (puppetry) to create keaka (drama) and is performed in the Hawaiian language. Tickets: $25 for general admission, $22 for seniors, military and UH faculty/staff, $15 for non-UHM students, $8 for UHM students with valid Spring 2015 identification. For tickets, call 944-2697 or visit etickethawaii.com. For information, call 956-7655 or visit hawaii.edu/kennedy.

Purim Carnival: 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Temple Emanu-el, 2550 Pali Highway (at Jack Street). Features games, Judaica articles for sale and holiday food in a celebration provided by the school of Jewish studies.

“Bamboo Treasures”: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Hawaii Nature Center. For ages 3 to 5. Hike through the giant grass jungle to search for bamboo, and make a bamboo craft. For ages 3 to 5. Cost: $10. Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

Art contest: The Endangered Species Coalition is seeking contest entries from students in grades K through 12. Artwork must depict an endangered or currently threatened or endangered land- or ocean-dwelling species (in the United States), or one that was previously on the list but has since recovered, in one of the following groups: vertebrate animals, invertebrate animals, flowering plants and non-flowering plants. Postmark deadline is Sunday. Visit fws.gov/endangered/ESDay/index.html. 

Read Across America Day: 7 p.m. Monday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Features storytime and activities featuring Dr. Seuss favorites such as “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,” “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” Free. Call 949-7307.

Puppet Times with Christy Lipps: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mililani Public Library, with stories, finger plays and songs. For ages 2 to 5. Free. Call 627-7470.

“In the Heights”: 7 p.m. Friday, Ke‘elikolani Auditorium, Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama campus. The school’s student drama group Keaka Kamehameha will perform in this winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations about a community, while on the brink of change, must make tough decisions and endure many struggles. Repeats 7 p.m. March 7, 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. March 8 and 15. Cost: $10, $5 for students. 


“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.

Art and Nature Wednesdays: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through April 29, Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden. Afternoon program for ages 5 to 12 includes self-directed drawing, reading and garden exploration. Keiki must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Call 233-7323.

Art Explorium classes: 1142 Koko Head Ave. Registration required. Call 312-4316 or visit artexplorium.org/afterschoolart.

>> Little Artists, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays for ages 2 to 5. Keiki are introduced to the world of art through movement, dance, music and art projects. Cost: $15.

>> Keiki storytime, 10:30 to 11 a.m. third Thursday monthly, with the option to stay longer for open studio art time. No registration necessary.

>> Third Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m. third Fridays monthly. The studio remains open extra late for “creative night owls.” No registration necessary.

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.

The Green House workshops: Registration required. Call 524-8427 or visit thegreenhousehawaii.com.

>> Keiki Explorer Club: “Transform Plants Into Paper,” 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 7. Keiki and parents will harvest various plants and explore the process of turning paper into fiber by beating, cooking, blending and forming sheets of handmade paper. Cost: $20 per parent/child team, $10 per person. 

>> Keiki Explorer Club: “Keiki Garden Adventure,” 10 a.m. to noon March 14. Explore the life of a plant by examining sprouting seeds and learn how to prepare a garden bed, plant seeds and harvest vegetables to make healthy snacks. Cost: $20 per parent/child team.

Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center: “The Amazing Castle” traveling exhibit runs through May 5, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. Keiki are treated to hands-on adventures, workshops, costumes for role-playing and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Cost: $8 for kama‘aina, free for under 12 months old. Call 524-KIDS (5437) or visit discoverycenterhawaii.org.

Hawaii Nature Center: Reservations required. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

>> March 29, “Eco Crafts: Recycle, Repurpose, Recreate!,” 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., for ages 6 and older. Transform “trash” into stylish gifts and accessories. Cost: $10.

>> April 19, “Stream ‘Splorations,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for ages 3 to 5. Design your own boat, feed a Tahitian prawn and go net fishing while enjoying bubbling waterfalls. Cost: $10. 

>> May 3, “Secret of Flowers,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for ages 3 to 5. Learn why bees are attracted to flowers, how plants produce fruit by becoming a budding botanist for a day. Cost: $10.

>> May 31, “Going Coconuts,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for ages 3 to 5. Discover the many uses of the fruit, taste fresh coconut water and make a coconut craft. Cost: $10.

>> June 28, “The Art of Nature,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for ages 3 to 5. Budding nature artists will paint with watercolors, create leaf rubbings and make a scrapbook. Cost: $10.

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. 

Hawaiian Humane Society: Call 946-2187 or visit hawaiianhumane.org. 

>> Pet loss support group: 6 to 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call 356-2222.

>> “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.

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.

Keiki passenger safety: Presented by Kaiser Permanente. Bring car manual and car seat instructions. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required. Call 432-2260.

>> 3:30 to 6 p.m. March 13, Mapunapuna Clinic, 2828 Paa St.

>> 3:30 to 6 p.m. March 27 at the Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St., Waipahu.

>> 3:30 to 6 p.m. April 24, 345 Kahelu Ave., Kamaaina Kids Tech Preschool.

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.

“Parenting Through Personality Styles”: Learn about psychological attributes, characteristics and strategies to effectively deal with children, and distinguishing between punishment and discipline, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25, Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu Medical Office, 1010 Pensacola St.  Cost: $116, $162 for couples, discounts for members. Pre-registration required; call 432-2260. For details, call 383-5438. 

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.

>> March 28, Maunawili Demonstration Trail: Meet 8:30 a.m.; beginner-intermediate hike begins 8:45 a.m.

>> April 25, Waimano Valley Trail: Meet 8:30 a.m.; beginner-intermediate hike begins 8:45 a.m.

>> May 30, Kaunala Trail: Meet 8:30 a.m.; beginner-intermediate hike begins 8:45 a.m. 

>> June 27, Manana Trail: Meet 8:30 a.m.; beginner-intermediate hike begins 8:45 a.m.

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.

Photo contest: The Chinatown Improvement District is seeking entries for a photo contest that coincides with the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. Entrants may submit three photos in three categories which celebrate Chinatown’s unique aspects: “Historic Chinatown”; “Small Business and Creative Entrepreneurs”; and “A Feast of the Senses.” There will also be a youth division for ages 8 to 17. Fee: $5 per entry. Submission deadline is March 15. Visit CIDChinatownHawaii.org.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes: Ongoing registration for March 21 event, 7 to 11 a.m., Kapiolani Park. The annual 2.3-mile walk features local entertainment, a health fair, contests and more. Free. Call 947-5979 or visit diabetes.org/stepouthawaii.

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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