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Capitol area hosts day for the keiki

    Kacie Karimoto learned to ride a motorcycle from Honolulu Police Officer Bryon Del Prado in 2007 at the Children and Youth Day.

Children and Youth Day, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Grounds, Kalanimoku Building Grounds, Hawaii State Library Grounds, Hawaii State Art Museum, Washington Place, ‘Iolani Palace, Punchbowl Street, Department of Health Parking Lot and the Judiciary History Center, is a part of a monthlong celebration of island keiki that has been occurring the first Sunday in October since 1994. This year’s theme is Haehu, which means to grow well. Event highlights are listed below:

» Washington Place Tours and Musical Program: Guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Kamehameha Schools Middle School Kapalama, Na Opio Ensemble at 10 a.m.; Mid-Pacific Institute Choir at 10:30 a.m.; Cantilena Ensemble of Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus at 11 a.m.; Scelto, Naleokuho’okahi and Gioventu Ensembles, HYOC at 11:30 a.m.; and Angeli Ensemble, HYOC at 12:30 p.m. Admission by ticket only. For reservation and free ticket information, call 586-0248.

» Alii Ohana Walk: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Starting at ‘Iolani Palace and ending at the State Capitol. Honoring alii women who began health and educational systems — Queen Liliuokalani, Queen Kapiolani, Queen Emma and Princess Bernice Pauahi. E-mail for more information.

» Gubernatorial Forum: 2010 Gubernatorial forum on early childhood issues from 1 to 3 p.m. at the State Capitol Auditorium.

» Green Zone: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Capitol. Features a marine debris recycling display and recycling of computers, printers, scanners, cell phones, printer cartridges, PDAs, telephone books, magazines, used eyeglasses and hearing aids, cooking oil, reusable household items and clothing, newspapers, cardboard egg cartons and drink trays. Reverse vending machines available for HI-5 containers. Call Rene Mansho at 306-1876 or e-mail

» Aloha Milkcaps Slamo-Rama Competition: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Capitol, Room 309. Tournament starts at 1:30 p.m. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. E-mail or visit for more details.

» Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Capitol, Room 325. Tournaments will be held throughout the day. Call Michael Otsuji at 791-2345.

» ‘Iolani Palace Cultural Activities and Tours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Palace grounds. Learn about the history and artifacts of ‘Iolani Palace with a self-guided tour of the first floor and gallery. Also featuring 19th century activities, Hawaiian cultural crafts, games and entertainment. Call Cindy Ascencio at 522-0829.

» King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about Hawaii’s courts and unique legal history through guided tours, mock trial activities and short films. Call Toni Han Palermo at 539-4995.

» Infant, Toddler and Booster Seat Inspection: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Department of Health, Miller Street parking lot (Enter from Punchbowl Street). Learn how to securely install and use a child safety seat. Call Cora Speck at 537-7059 or e-mail for more information.

» Capitol Tours: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sign up at the tour desk located in the State Capitol Rotunda. A tour will take place every half hour. Call Queenie Kuheana at 586-0178 or 586-0221.

» Teen Zone: Teen activities, including a flight simulator, bungee trampoline, soccer court, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Grounds and Kalanimoku Building Grounds. Call Dennis Young at 677-8785 or e-mail

» PG13 Zone featuring DJ Chunky: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Kalanimoku Building Grounds. The PG13 Zone provides information on issues like pregnancy, tobacco use, STDs and drugs and alcohol. Also, Slammin’ Entertainment with DJ Chunky, Hope Mayo, Cheryl Bartlett, Hamajang and Jason Tom.

» Early Learning Zone: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Capitol. Families can learn about services and programs that are committed to keeping young children safe, healthy and ready to succeed. Call 586-6130 or e-mail


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