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Conjure up fun with week of art for young wizards

Crafty fans of the “Harry Potter” series and other magical stories can create inspired wands, potions, spell books and enchanting scenery at Wizard Academy Kids Camp, a week of classes that combines art and magic at Wine & Design studio in Honolulu. Read More

‘Princess and the Iso Peanut’ returns to Kaimuki High stage

Find out what happens when a traditional fairy tale princess falls in love with a local Japanese prince — and is required to pass a most unusual test — in “The Princess and the Iso Peanut,” Manoa Valley Theatre’s season finale production. Read More

Hawai‘i Convention Center goes Jurassic this weekend

More than 50 life-sized dinosaurs will take over Hawai‘i Convention Center this weekend in Jurassic Tour, an event packed with hands-on exhibits and educational activities designed to engage the whole family. Read More

Get keiki hooked on history this summer

Some of the many ways you can help turn that dreaded summer brain drain into a brain gain are books. And there’s no better place tostart than with history. Read More

S’mores frame an easy summer fun project

A S’mores fun frame is easy to make with materials found at local craft stores. Read More

Middle-school students get up-close to nature at Ahupua‘a Camp

A nature hike, taro patch service project, campfire talent show, stream exploration and “Green Machine” tour are among the place-based learning and team-building activities designed for middle-school students at Hawai‘i Nature Center’s Ahupua‘a Camp. Read More

‘Paw Patrol’ canine antics to excite kids at Blaisdell

Four-legged favorites from Nickelodeon’s popular animated series, “Paw Patrol,” will be taking the stage for a heroic musical adventure in “Paw Patrol Live! ‘Race to the Rescue.’ ” Read More

Kailua parade celebrates ‘Liberty and Aloha for All’

This Fourth of July, find a perfect blend of American pride and the Aloha Spirit at the annual Kailua Independence Day Parade, presented by the Kailua Chamber of Commerce. Read More

iTrampoline Hawaii jumps into new Waipahu location

Dodgeball and basketball courts, an arcade, mini putt and massage chairs — there are many offerings for keiki to kupuna at iTrampoline Hawaii’s new Waipahu site. Read More

Keiki mind their manners at Lisa Rose School of Etiquette

If you wished your tweens cared a little more about which fork to use at a nice restaurant or how to make a great first impression when meeting someone, start by telling them this: Manners are cool. Read More

Living Art Marine Center’s guided tours explore wild side of reefs

Spend a summer morning exploring tide pools and shallow reefs for a chance to see sea cucumbers, sea urchins, hermit crabs, pufferfish and moray eels (oh my!), and maybe even turtles and monk seals from a distance. Read More

‘Incredibles 2’ fun for kids, parents alike

This is the kind of Pixar film that’s fun for parents and kids alike. Fun for kids of all ages, but may be a bit too action-packed for the youngest children. Read More

Unplugged play offers fun for families without electronics

Whether you’re searching for something to do as a family, or something that will keep the kids busy, it’s often hard to find activities or games that don’t have screens, need batteries, or have to be plugged in. Fortunately, there are still plenty of non-screen, non-electronic options out there. Read More

Experience the Museum of Aloha at Pearlridge Center

Stroll under more than 2,000 hanging lei and through a balloon tunnel, then dance in a shower of confetti from a keiki-sized confetti volcano. The activities are among seven interactive exhibits in The Museum of Aloha’s The Experience at Pearlridge Center. Read More



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