Saturday, January 31, 2015         

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Family Fare

For Saturday, January 24, 2015


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“The Rainbow Show”: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Hawaii State Library. Features a performance by master puppeteer Joe Pipik and his Backpack Puppets in a zany variety program on a portable stage built on his camping-style backpack. For ages 3 and older. Free. Call 586-3510.

Keiki storytime: Saturday, “I Love You Night and Day” by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, and Tuesday, “Pirate, Viking & Scientist” by Jared Chapman, both at 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. Call 949-7307.

St. Ann’s Catholic School performance: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall, Center Court. Free. Call 235-1143.

Pet-related informational programs: Saturday, Kapolei Public Library. Veterinarian Dr. Yoko Haneda shares tips on caring for a new pet at 1 p.m., followed by a “Pets as Service Animals” presentation by Monica Roberts, who will discuss working with animals as companions and service behaviors that can be trained to assist people. Free. Call 693-7050.

“The Pirates of Penzance”: Child-friendly performance by Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, 1 p.m. Saturday, Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio, 738 Kaheka St; doors open 12:30 p.m. Cost: $10, free for youths under age 18. For reservations, call 955-8821 or visit hprtickets.org.

“Suzette Who Set to Sea”: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Tenney Theatre on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Cost: $20, $15 for seniors ages 60 and older, $10 for youths ages 2 to 17. Repeats 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31, which is an ASL/sensory-friendly performance. Call 839-9885, ext. 720, or visit htyweb.org.

Hot Rods & Classic Car Show and Cruz Night with Bleizn FX: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Pearlridge Center, Downtown, fourth-level parking lot above the movie theaters. Free. Call 203-2366.

Keiki Obstacle Course Ride: Sunday, sign-in begins 10 a.m., ride begins 10:30 a.m., Kapiolani Community College. Keiki learn safe bicycling practices and experience a fun obstacle course. For ages 3 to 10, or those learning how to ride a bike. Presented by the 13th annual Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk for Epilepsy. Free. To pre-register, visit epilepsyhawaii.org/srrw/keikibike. Call 528-3058.

“Stained glass” painting: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. For ages 6 and older. Cost: $15. Online registration required. Go to artexplorium.org/workshops. 

St. Ann’s Catholic Schools’ art display: Through Thursday, Windward Mall during mall hours. View works of art in celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Free. Call 235-1143.

Toyota’s 2015 Dream Car art contest: Local students ages 15 and younger are invited to create original, hand-drawn illustrations of “Your Dream Car” for a chance to win an iPad Mini or cash prizes. Concepts include cars that promote world peace; cars that encourage helping others; and conservation and environmentally friendly cars. There will be winners in three age categories. Finalists’ entries will be submitted to the World Competition and may be selected to receive a trip to Japan for the final awards ceremony during the summer. Entry deadline is Jan. 31. For rules and entry forms, visit toyotahawaii.com.

Jersey Fun Run: Jan. 31, pre-race festivities begin 8 a.m., run begins at 9 a.m. Easy 3K run/walk goes around the stadium and ends on the Hawaiian Airlines field, with stops along the way for interactive games and prizes, live entertainment, concession stands and more. Registration fees range from $25 to $30. Parking entrance fee is $1 per person, free for ages 12 and under. Cash only. Visit goo.gl/HpmHZD.

Keiki Great Aloha Run: Ongoing registration for Feb. 14 event. Program begins 7:30 a.m., two-mile run starts 8:15 a.m., Neal Blaisdell Center (entrance on Ward Avenue). For ages 12 and under, their families, school staff and supporters. Cost (includes T-shirt and complimentary breakfast): $18 by Wednesday, $22 by Feb. 2, late registration is $25. Keiki ages 5 and under may register for “You and Me Together” package with an adult for $25. A portion of proceeds to benefit physical and nutrition programs in local schools. Visit hawaii5210.org or kahoomiki.org.

Share Your Heart and Home: Expand Your Ohana!: Seeking families on Oahu to host two or three students for a weekend. There will be 120 boys and girls (age 14) from Japan’s Hamamatsu Junior High School who will be visiting from Feb. 27 through March 2. Stipends will be paid to cover meals and transportation costs. Interested host families may apply online at hawaiihomestay.com/?page_id=22.Call 306-8008.


“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: “Flutterbye Butterflies,” 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 31.  Learn about the life cycle and importance of butterflies, taste “nectar” and more. Each keiki may bring home a flower to start a butterfly garden and a caterpillar. For ages 4 and older. Limited to 12 keiki-parent teams. Cost: $20. 

>> Keiki Explorer Club: “Worms Eat My Garbage” Keiki Style, 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 28. 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.

*****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.

>> Feb. 1, “Incredible Insects, Bugs and Spiders,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for ages 3 to 5.  Cost: $10.

>> Feb. 22, “Makiki Quest,” 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., for ages 6 and older. Explore Makiki Valley by discovering “evidence” of people who inhabited the valley and “signs” (such as pig tracks, bird feathers and pine cones) of its current residents. Cost: $10.

>> March 1, “Bamboo Treasures,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for ages 3 to 5. hike through the giant grass junble to search for bamboo, and make a bamboo craft. Cost: $10.

>> 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. 

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.

The Parent Line: Seeking nominations for outstanding parent leaders on Oahu for the fourth annual Hawaii Parent Leadership Star Awards program. Deadline is Feb. 1. Awardees will be recognized at a ceremony 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union Community Room. Parents may be nominated based on active participation in the community; willingness to help a family member, neighbor and friend; response to crises in their neighborhood; and impact on their community in making positive changes. Call 526-1222 or visit childandfamilyservice.com.

“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. Feb. 21, Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu Medical Office, 1010 Pensacola St. Repeats April 25. 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.

>> Jan. 31, Maunawili Golf Trail: Meet 8:30 a.m.; easy hike begins 8:45 a.m. 

>> Feb. 28, Old Pali Road Trail: Meet 8:30 a.m.; easy hike begins 8:45 a.m.

>> 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.

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.


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 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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