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>> Hanafuda Na Pua Hawaii Workshop: 10 to 11:30 a.m. today, Waikiki Community Center, 310 Paoakalani Ave. Learn how to play the ancient Japanese card game with new redesigned cards featuring native Hawaiian plants. For ages 8 and older. Free. Visit hanafudahawaii.com.

>> The 22nd annual Men’s March Against Violence: Noon today, begins at the state Capitol rotunda and ends at Skygate Park at Honolulu Hale, with guest speakers who will raise awareness of domestic violence. Call 447-3534 or visit mensmarchagainstviolence.eventbrite.com.

>> Keiki Nature Exploration: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Keiki browse through the garden and use their sense of touch to examine and collect various types of plant materials to create a touch bracelet. All ages welcome with parent involvement. Free. Reservations required. Call 522-7066.

>> “Can You Hear My Hands?”: 7 p.m. Friday, and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and Nov. 5 and 12, Tenney Theater, Cathedral of St. Andrew. Deaf and hearing actors come together in a performance (for hearing audiences) of visual poetry that explores the creativity of our deaf community. Costs range from $10 to $20. Visit 808ne.ws/2dHE0bV.

>> Hokulani Imaginarium shows: Friday, “Maunakea Between Earth and Sky” at 7 p.m. and “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 8:15 p.m. Cost: $7, $6 for WCC students, military and ages 65 and older; $5 for ages 4 to 12; free for under age 4 (one per paying adult). Reservations recommended. Call 235-7433 or visit 808ne.ws/1NQRIkR.

>> Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair: “Honoring Our Heritage, Building Our Future,” 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center, with live entertainment, food booths, crafts, cultural displays, art, Latin dance workshops, keiki activities and more. Free. Call 285-0072 or visit hispaniceventshawaii.com.

>> Ocean Craft Day workshop: “Paint party,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Living Art Marine Center, 3239 Ualena St. Paint an ocean-themed art masterpiece with the assistance of artists. Cost (includes canvas, paint, brushes and all art materials): $20. For all ages. Reservations required. Call 841-8080 or visit livingartmarinecenter.com.

>> Opae Ula Hawaiian Super Shrimp workshop: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Island Scoops, 1010 University Ave. (former Bubbies location). Make your own customized pet shrimp aquarium; includes one free Pokemon figurine and free Bubbies mochi ice cream. Cost: $25 per aquarium. Call 841-8080 or visit livingartmarinecenter.com.

>> Hanafuda Na Pua Hawaii Intergenerational Tournament: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Na Mea Hawaii, Ward Warehouse, with free lessons and practice games. Tourney partners should have at least a 20-year age difference; singles are welcome and will be assigned a partner. Cost: $15 per team, $10 per individual. To register, visit hanafudahawaii.com. Call 927-0993 or visit hanafudahawaii.com.

>> Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: “Creepy Crawly,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Honolulu Museum of Art. Features keiki crafts (creepy headband); Balloon Monsoon in the Mediterranean Courtyard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a display of specimens of “creepy crawlers”; build-a-bug activity to learn about bug anatomy; and singing, dancing and storytelling with Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Central Courtyard. Family Film Sunday focuses on the New York International Children’s Film Festival Best of the Fest. Showtimes at 11:10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Take the free shuttle to Family Day at Spalding House (in Makiki Heights) for additional fun and art activities. Keiki are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Free. Visit honolulumuseum.org.

>> Comic Jam Hawaii: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Local artists collaborate in creating cartoons, illustrations and sketches while talking story and creating “cooperative art.” Free. Call 203-2366 or visit pearlridgeonline.com.

>> Christian College Fair: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Hawaii Baptist Academy, high school gymnasium, 2429 Pali Highway. Meet with representatives of more than 20 schools from small, intimate Christian-based mainland colleges. Free. Visit hba.net.

>> Preschool Nature Hour: “Animal faces,” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, with stories, crafts and a nature hike. Wear walking shoes and insect repellent, and bring rain gear. Free. Reservations required. Call 233-7323.


>> “Afternoon Art Adventures”: Program offers Tuesday and Wednesday classes from 3 to 4 p.m. at Waikiki Community Center. Children learn 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 Explorium classes: 1142 Koko Head Ave. Registration required. Call 312-4316 or visit artexplorium.org.

• Little Artists, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Keiki ages 2 to 5 explore art, movement, yoga and dance. Cost: $15. Visit artexplorium.org/littleartists.

•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.

>> Hawaii Academy’s Fun Nights: Keiki ages 6 and older (non-members welcome) enjoy fun mini lessons and extra practice time with shared instruction, 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays at the Kalihi gym (1314 Moonui St.), and 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays at the Pearl Harbor gym (Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Youth Fitness Gym, 1252 Battleship Drive). First-time participants must fill out a registration form, while all attendees under the age of 18 must have a release form signed by a parent or guardian. Bring socks (preferably with grip soles) or gymnastics shoes. Cost: $7 per hour for non-members, $5 for members. Call the Kalihi gym at 842-5642 or Pearl Harbor gym at 422-2223, or visit hawaiiacademy.com.

>> Hawaiian Humane Society: Call 946-2187 or visit hawaiianhumane.org.

• Paws on the Path Hiking Club: Bring your furry companions along on a pet-friendly hiking trail on the last Saturday of every month. Meet at 8:30 a.m.; hike begins 8:45 a.m. Call 356-2222 or visit 808ne.ws/1V0k7N4.

• Pet loss support group: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday monthly. Call 356-2222.

• “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.

>> Hokulani Imaginarium: Cost: $7, $6 for WCC students, military and ages 65 and older; $5 for ages 4 to 12; free for under age 4 (one per paying adult). Reservations recommended. Call 235-7433 or visit 808ne.ws/1NQRIkR.

• Oct. 22, “Perfect Little Planet” at 1 p.m. and “Astronaut” at 2 p.m.

• Oct. 28, “The Haunted Village” from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

• Nov. 9, “Stargazing” at 7 p.m.

• Nov. 11, “Dream to Fly” at 7 p.m. and “Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon” at 8:15 p.m.

• Nov. 26, “Stars” at 1 p.m. and “Season of Light” at 2 p.m.

• Dec. 9, “Maunakea Between Earth and Sky” at 7 p.m. and “Voyages of the Starship Discovery” at 8:15 p.m.

• Dec. 14, “Stargazing” at 7 p.m.

• Dec. 17, “Earth Moon and Sun” at 1 p.m. and “Season of Light” at 2 p.m.

• Dec. 23, “Season of Light” at 7 p.m. and “The Cowboy Astronomer” at 8:15 p.m.

• Jan. 11, “Stargazing” at 7 p.m.

• Jan. 13, “Dream to Fly” at 7 p.m. and “Ancient Skies” at 8:15 p.m.

• Jan. 21, “Perfect Little Planet” at 1 p.m. and “Dawn of the Space Age” at 2 p.m.

>> 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.

>> Honolulu Fire Museum and Education Center: Enjoy free guided tours of the former Kakaako Fire Station, located at 620 South St., which is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and has been repurposed for the tours which highlight HFD’s history and promote fire safety education. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturday monthly; tours begin every 45 minutes and is limited to 15 guests. Museum parking available at 555 Queen St. Reservations required. Call 723-7167 or visit honolulu.gov/hfd and click on Community Relations and Education.

>> 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.

>> 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.

>> 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.

>> 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 ages 4 to 11 with an adult. Fees vary. Visit 808ne.ws/1KTnvS8.

>> Waikiki Aquarium: Discounts for members. To register, call 440-9011 or visit waikikiaquarium.org.

• Afternoons at the Aquarium: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Waikiki Aquarium. Fun activities (critter encounters or marine science crafts) for the family near the aquaculture deck. Free with paid admission.

• Behind the Scenes at Waikiki Aquarium: 3 p.m. Thursdays. Learn how the facility is run, peer into the backs of exhibits, and visit the Coral Farm where coral is propagated and the Jelly Hale where sea jellies are raised. Minimum age is 7 years. Cost: $16 for adults, $10 for keiki.

>> Walking tour: “President Obama’s Neighborhood,” 2 p.m. first Sunday monthly; starts at The Central Union Church sign (northeast corner of Beretania and Punahou streets). “Uncle Jack” Christenson leads a two-hour tour of the neighborhood in which President Barack Obama lived during the 1970s. Presented by The Clean Air Team & The Program to Preserve Hawaiian Place Names. Free. Call 528-0528 or visit unclejackinhawaii.com.

>> Yo-yo lessons: Presented by Yo-yoFactory 808, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre.

Send items at least two weeks in advance to: 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813; email features@staradvertiser.com; or fax 529-4750.

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