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Family Fare

For Saturday, September 20, 2014


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Kailua Basketball Association registration: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Enchanted Lake Park Pavilion; repeats Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. For youths ages 5 to 14. Cost: $100. Email kailuabasketballassociation@hotmail.com.

Westside coastal clean-up event: Saturday and Sunday; check-in 9:30 a.m. both days at Makua Beach. Volunteers will clean from Yokohama Bay/Kaena Point to Keaau Beach Park. Free shuttle service starts in Nanakuli at 8:30 a.m. and returns 2 p.m. Saturday's event concludes with free plastic-free lunches, live music, giveaways and games for the keiki. Visit sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org.

Doc McStuffins event: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Disney Store, Ala Moana Center. Celebrate Doc McStuffins' School of Medicine with fun activities and a sneak peek of new episodes. Minimum age for participation is 3 years old. No line-ups prior to 30 minutes before event begins; limited to store capacity. Call 957-0050.

Kids World Edition: September's edition features "Up, Up and Away!" with Mad Science of Hawaii, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall, Center Court. Free.

Keiki storytime: Saturday, "Curious George"by H.A. Rey and Tuesday, "Don't Let the Crayons Quit!" by Drew Daywalt, both at11 a.m., Barnes  & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. Call 949-7307.

Keiki storytime and costume character appearance: "Clifford" by Norman Bridwell, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. Call 949-7307.

24-VII Danceforce Heartbeat Showcase: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall, Center Court. Learn about the group's dance lessons while members showcase their dance talents. Free. All ages welcomed.

"Under the Blood-Red Sun" screening: Saturday, World War II Valor, Pacific National Monument, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center lawn. Features a book signing at 6 p.m., red carpet event at 6:15 p.m. and screening at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks in clear bags. Purses, handbags, backpacks, camera bags or items that offer concealment are not allowed. Free.

Ward Village NiteRun: 7 p.m. Saturday, Ward Village. Racers start and finish at the Kewalo Basin Harbor parking lot, with live entertainment. Fee (includes headlamp, T-shirt and refreshments) is $55; receive at $10 discount by showing an HGEA, military or student ID. To register, visit wardvillageniterun.com.

International Day of Peace at Hawaii Children's Discovery Center: On Sunday, enjoy special activities that promote peace. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $10, $8 for kamaaina and military, $6 for ages 62 and older, free for keiki under age 1. Visit discoverycenterhawaii.org.

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

Honolulu Brass Quintet performance: 2 p.m. Sunday, Kaimuki Public Library. Selections include music from "Star Wars" and more. Free. Call 733-8422.

Oahu Civic Orchestra Fall Concert: 5 p.m. Sunday at St. John Vianney, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua; and 7 p.m. Monday at Chaminade University, Eiben Hall, 3140 Waialae Ave. The 65-piece orchestra will play music from "Frozen," "West Side Story," "Barber of Seville," New World Symphony and more. Free. Call 734-2925.

Preschool storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mililani Public Library. Features stories and poems, finger plays, songs and a simple craft. For ages 2 to 5. Free. Call 627-7470.

"A Taste for Books" fundraiser for Makiki Community Library: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, The Parish of St. Clement's, 1515 Wilder Ave., with a special menu and silent auction featuring artwork, crafts, books and community services. Tickets: $25 (standing) and $50 (seated). Call 342-6777.

"Muppets Most Wanted" movie showing: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hawaii Kai Public Library. The Disney animation is rated PG. Free. Call 397-5833.

Wednesdays at Waikiki Aquarium: Activities begin at 3 p.m. and include creating a coral reef wristband. Free with paid admission. Visit waikikiaquarium.org/interact.

Keiki car seat checks: Half-hour appointments are available from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, First Insurance Center parking garage, 1100 Ward Ave. Free. Email carseat@ficoh.com or visit goo.gl/5Y5GrU.



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 Historical Gallery. For free tickets, visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

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

>> 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 Refuge Honouliuli 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 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.

"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-yoFactory 808, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre.

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