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Annual book sale set for McKinley

The Friends of the Library is hosting its annual book sale through next Sunday at the McKinley High School cafeteria.

More than 100,000 used books will be for sale at the 63rd annual event to benefit Hawaii’s public libraries.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Sunday.

All books will be 50 percent off on Saturday, and all books will be 50 cents next Sunday, the last day of the sale.

For more information, visit www.friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org or call 536-4174.

 

Zoo and aquarium to host concerts

Grab some dinner and a beach mat and enjoy summer with evening concerts held at the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium.

The Wildest Show in Town, the annual concert series at the zoo, runs from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Drawings for ukulele are held during the concerts.

Ten Feet performs Wednesday, followed by John Cruz on June 30. In July, PALI, Ohta Sun, the Surfaris and Holunape take the stage with performances culminating with Frank De Lima on Aug. 4. Gates open at 4:35 p.m. Cost is $3 per person.

The Waikiki Aquarium also offers "Ke Kani o ke Kai" summer concerts on Thursdays as a part of its annual series. The concerts are accompanied by food from various local restaurants. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a 7 p.m. performance.

Makana headlines July 1 with food from Rainbow Drive Inn; Willie K is on July 15 with Yama’s Fish Market; and Amy Hanaialii follows July 29 with Big City Diner. The concert series ends with a performance by Hookena and food from Hula Grill Hawaii on Aug. 12.

No outside food or beverages are allowed. Cost is $33; food may be purchased for an additional charge. Tickets can be purchased by calling 550-8457, Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visiting www.honoluluboxoffice.com.

 

Family Fare

THIS WEEK

» "Summer by the Sea": Tomorrow through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Weeklong exploration of Hawaii waters (snorkeling and swimming) from Waikiki to Diamond Head, and in the "living classroom" at the aquarium. Includes special behind-the-scenes tours and feeding sessions. Culminates with a special student-led tour of the aquarium for families from 7 to 9 p.m. Geared for marine biologists ages 8 to 12 years old. Cost: $300 per child ($250 for FOWA members). Call 923-9741 or visit www.waquarium.org.

» "Tree-mendous Trees": 1 to 3 p.m. today at Hawaii Nature Center. Explore the forest on a short hike, hear tales and make a "tree-mendous" craft. For keiki ages 3 to 5. Fee: $20 per nonmember parent/child team. Call 955-0100, ext. 18.

» "Sing Along with Uncle Wayne (Watkins)": 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ewa Beach Public & School Library. Keiki will enjoy dancing along to various songs and original compositions played on guitar. For ages 3 and older. Free. Call 689-1204.

» "B-I-N-G-O!": 1 p.m. Friday at Ewa Beach Public Library. All ages welcome. Free. Call 689-1204.

» "Paws on a Path" hike: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Go on a trek along Manana Trail with Hawaiian Humane Society volunteers. Dogs must be leashed. Call 356-2217 or e-mail btrombi@hawaiianhumane.org.

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