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    Gabriel Doles, left, his sister Lucy, Killian Burnette and Melody Marnati ride the Tundra Train at Pearlridge Center’s “Planet Ice” exhibit. Rides are $3 per child.

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Snowstorm on way to Aiea

Snow will be falling for two hours at Pearlridge Center this afternoon, during Planet Ice Snow Day.

From noon to 2 p.m., keiki will be able to play in about 20 tons of fresh snow delivered this morning in the center’s parking area between Price Busters and Ross Dress for Less.

Keiki are welcome to wear winter clothes, make snow angels or snowmen and have good-natured snowball fights.

Planet Ice Snow Day is part of the center’s summer exhibit, “Planet Ice,” which showcases robotic mammals throughout the mall.

Call 488-0981 or visit

Shadowy artist to visit kids center

Silhouette artist Karl Johnson has created thousands of silhouettes for celebrities including Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez and Hillary Duff. His work was featured in the movie “Black Swan” and in more than 30 publications including People, O Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Parenting, Elegant Bride and Country Living. He was also commissioned by the Hong Kong Disney Park to create the silhouette portraits that will be displayed on Main Street.

Johnson creates hand-cut original silhouettes at the Children’s Discovery Center on July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. He attributes part of his success in the rare art form to being born with vision in only his right eye. This condition forced him to examine shadows to help determine the distance and shape of objects.

Cost is $25. Duplicates and frames are available. Reservations are required. Call 524-5437. For information on Johnson’s work, visit

50th State Fair extending hours for finale

The 50th State Fair has extended hours for the final weekend of the event.

E.K. Fernandez announced that the fair, located at Aloha Stadium, will be open from noon to between 11 p.m. and midnight, today and Sunday.

Admission is $3 from noon to 6 p.m. and $5 after 6 p.m., or $1 with an empty 20-ounce Pepsi bottle.

From noon to 6 p.m. today, all rides will be reduced to two coupons.

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Bring your shirts for tie-dye affair

Create a tie-dye shirt with spirals, stripes and stars in red, white and blue, just in time for the Fourth of July.

On July 2, designer Wendy Rosen of Stir Crazy Designs will offer a workshop to get you into the Independence Day spirit. Two sessions are available: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.

The workshop will be held at Rosen’s home, 371 Ilimalia Loop in Kailua. Cost is $12 for those who bring their own shirt to dye, but shirts also will be available for purchase.

Children of all ages are welcome, but those under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or reservations, contact Rosen at 220-5691 or

Keiki Books

New book twirls a child’s fancy

“Noodles for Baby,” illustrated by Jamie Meckel (authored and published by BeachHouse Publishing, $7.95), is an adorable tale told in catchy rhyme. Whether noodles are “in his hair” or “on his chair” or “on the cat” or “on the mat,” colorful illustrations will hold a young reader’s attention.

Throughout the pages, different sorts of noodles from lo mein, yakisoba and pancit to vermicelli, macaroni and saimin are gulped, twirled, munched or grabbed by sticky hands.

The board books geared toward babies and toddlers are available at local bookstores and

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