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Family Fare Calendar


    The E.K. Fernandez 50th State Fair at Aloha Stadium is an annual favorite among local families.

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>> Toddler Puzzle Time: 9 a.m. Nov. 1, Pearl City Public Library. Free. Info: 453-6566.

>> Thinker Thursdays — Chess Game Day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1, Kaimuki Public Library. For ages 8 and older for all experience levels; no instruction provided. Free. Info: 733-8422.

>> Lego Club: 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library. Free play for all ages, with Duplo bricks available for younger keiki. Free. Info: 733-8488

>> “Sparkle”: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Mililani Public Library. Short performance of a play written by Annie Cusick Wood about a boy who likes sparkle and how it’s OK to express one’s self and to stand up for who they are. Presented by Honolulu Theatre forYouth. For ages 3 and older. Free. Info: 627-7470.

>> Lego Club: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Wahiawa Public Library. Keiki are welcome for free play or to participate in the monthly theme challenge. Free. Info: 622-6345.

>> “Mary Poppins Jr.”: 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and Nov. 2; 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 3; and 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Richard T. Mamiya Theatre, Saint Louis School. Adaptation of the classic musical with iconic songs “Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”features 30 Sacred Hearts Academy students and 13 boys from neighboring schools. Presented by Sacred Hearts Academy. Cost: $17 to $22, $10 for Thursday’s preview night. 734-5058, ext. 232;

>> Keiki Playtime: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2, Nanakuli Public Library. For ages 3 to 5. Free. Info: 668-5844.

>> Manoa Fall Fair: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Manoa Valley District Park, with carnival-type of games, face painting, refreshments and more. Co-sponsored by Manoa Lions Club. Free. Info: 988-0513.

>> Kapolei Carnival: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Nov. 2; noon to 11 p.m. Nov. 3; and noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 4, Kapolei High School, with rides from E.K. Fernandez Shows, games, food and more. Discount ride specials: Nov. 3, noon to 4 p.m. (all rides 20 credits each)and Nov. 4, when all rides are 30 credits each. Free. Info:

>> Hokulani Imaginarium shows: Nov. 2, “Stars of the Pharaohs” at 7 p.m. and “Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon” at 8:15 p.m., Windward Community College. Cost per show: $6 to $8. Reservations: 235-7433. Info:

>> “Paniolo: Stories and Songs from the Hawaiian Cowboy”: 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Tenney Theatre, 229 Queen Emma Square, The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Hawaiian storyteller Moses Goods explores a remarkable period in Hawaii’s historyand shows how traditional Hawaiian values and practices are integrated with the Paniolo lifestyle. For ages 7 and older. Cost: $10 to $20. Info: 839-9885,

>> “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” in Concert: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, and 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Blaisdell Concert Hall. CineConcerts presents an evening of “music and magic” with a live symphony orchestra performing alongside a high-definition showing on the big screen. Tickets: $27 to $79. Info:

>> Manoa Valley Church’s 48th annual Harvest Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3, 2728 Huapala St. (across Manoa Marketplace), with crafts, baked goods, fresh produce, a white elephant sale, silent auction, games and a talent show for keiki. Proceeds tobenefit church facility maintenance and renovations. Free. Info: 988-3271,

>> Leeward Discovery Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Leeward Community College. Features more than 50 interactive learning activities, keiki games and more, with some food vendors offering 50-cent food options in celebration of the college’s 50thanniversary. Free. Info:

>> Used book sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Mililani Public Library, with bargains on books, CDs and DVDs. Info: 627-7470.

>> Coding Fun for Kids: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Kapolei Public Library, with an interactive introduction to coding using “Scratch and Scratch Jr.,” bot tables, arts and crafts, a debug game and more. Presented by UH Graduate Women in Science, HawaiiChapter. Free. Info: 693-7050.

>> Pictures with Santa Paws: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4, Hawaiian Humane Society. Pets may get their holiday photos (taken by a professional photographer) with Santa at this benefit for Hawaiian Humane Society. Also, there will be waived adoptionfees and a “Whiskers & Wags” retail pop-up shop. Cost (includes digital photo copies): $25 pre-sale, $30 on event day. Info: 356-2247,

>> Hanahauoli School’s Joyful Jamboree Centennial Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, 1922 Makiki St., with pony rides, games, crafts, white elephant sale, country store, produce, a haunted house, archery, silent disco and more. Free shuttle service availableat Roosevelt High School. Free. Info: 949-6461,

>> Westside Mini-Con 2018: Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Nanakuli Public Library, with visits from local celebrities, artists, vendors, anime screenings, table-top gaming, a cosplay parade and more. Held in partnership with the Last Outpost Hawaii. Free. Info:668-5844.

>> “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” performance: 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Kapolei Public Library, followed by a meet-and-greet. Presented by Performing Arts Center of Kapolei. Free. Info: 693-7050.

>> The 13th annual Taste of Waipahu Celebration: 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 3, August Ahrens Elementary School. Showcase of the community’s food establishments and businesses, live entertainment, a hip-hop dance event, food-eating contests, keiki rides,games and more. Presented by Waipahu Community Association. Info: 677-6939,

>> Kailua Surfriders’ annual run/walk: Nov. 4, begins 7 a.m. at Kailua High School gym. Features 5K, 10K and 1-mile options. Entry fees range from $20 to $30. Proceeds to benefit the school’s programs and other needs. Register: Info: 223-5720, 225-2965,

>> PetVet Animal Hospital’s First Anniversary Snow Day Celebration (for dogs): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Salt Lake Shopping Center. Free play in the “snow” for dogs in enclosed play yards, with an appearance by “Santa Paws,” a holiday craft fair, raffles andrefreshments. Free with donation to Red Cross Pet Disaster Relief. Limited spots available. Reservations: 834-PETS (7387).

>> Seed Exchange and Gardening Fair: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Waimea Valley. Accepting donations of seeds and cuttings through noon, with keiki garden art activities at 10 a.m. and presentations and workshops throughout the event. Presented byHawaii SEED & Slow Food Oahu. Free. Info:

>> Temple Emanu-el’s 11th annual Holiday Craft Fair: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4, 2550 Pali Highway. Multi-cultural celebration offers crafts, good, jewelry and more, with a children’s show at 11:30 a.m. presented by students from the School of JewishStudies. Free. Info:

>> Candy Science for Teens: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Pearl City Public Library. Bring leftover Halloween candy to be used in various candy experiments and math fun. Free. Info: 453-6566.

>> Family Game Night: 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5, Nanakuli Public Library. Celebration of International Games Week with giant Jenga and checkers, classic board games, new games and more. Free. Info: 668-5844.

>> Hooray for Wednesday!: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Waianae Public Library. Professional storyteller Julie Moss shares folktales from around the world, including literary tales and family and personal stories. Free. Info: 697-7868.


>> Military Appreciation Month at Wet ‘n’ Wild: Through November, all active, retired, reserve and veteran military members enjoy half-off admission ($25 plus tax). Park hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 10:30 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Info: 674-9283,


Free for toddlers at the following public libraries:

>> Nov. 1: 10 a.m., Pearl City (453-6566); 10:15 a.m., Waimanalo (259-2610); 10:30 at Hawaii Kai (397-5833), Kaneohe (233-5676) and Waipahu (675-0358); 6:30 p.m. for families, Liliha (587-7577)

>> Nov. 2: 10 a.m., McCully-Moiliili (973-1099); 10:30 a.m., Salt Lake-Moanalua (831-6831)

>> Nov. 3: 10:30 a.m., Waianae (697-7868)

>> Nov. 6: 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 and under, Kaneohe (233-5676)

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