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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Family calendar

Advertiser Staff

The • indicates admission is $5 or less, or free. Only O'ahu events are listed. Full-price admission is listed; the * denotes discounted (or free) admission for students, seniors, military, members and/or children. Call the venue for details.


Stingray Encounter, a chance to swim and interact with stingrays; participants must be at least 40 inches tall; various times daily; $49 (includes park admission). Register: Sea Life Park Hawaii, 259-7933.

"X-treme Science! Exploring Oceans, Volcanoes & Outer Space," a hands-on exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through May 28, Bishop Museum; $14.95* (general museum admission). 847-3511.

• Hawaii Pet Expo 2001, with educational displays, the latest in products, "pet cuisine" cooking demonstrations, cat breed show, parade of dogs and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; pets are welcome, dogs must be leashed; free; attendees encouraged to donate non-perishable food for Hawai'i Foodbank. 845-1762.

Art in The Zoo, ages 6-10; learn to draw, sculpt or paint the critters that call the zoo home, 1-4 p.m. today and every Sunday in May, Honolulu Zoo; $35* per class. Register: 926-3191.


• Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers, 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 30, Children's Room, Pearl City Public Library; free. 453-6566.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Bishop Museum, for ages 12 and up; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; $15 (plus $14.95* general museum admission). 847-8243.

Mission Houses Museum Tours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, call for times; $8*; special free admission on Capital Day, 9:30 am.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. 531-0481.

• Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Borders-Waikele; repeats 11 a.m. Saturdays; free. 676-6699.

• Keiki Tuesday, with entertainment and activities, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Pearlridge Center Downtown; free. 488-0981.

• Kids Story Korner, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Borders-Ward Centre; free. 591-8995.

Sesame Street Live's "Let's be friends," featuring Elmo, Zoe and more, various times Thursday through May 20, Blaisdell Center; $12*, $14* or $17 for limited premium seats. For ticket information: 591-2211; to charge tickets by phone: 526-4400.

• Yo-yo class, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Pearlridge Center Uptown; free. 488-0981.

• Class Act, showcase of students in the performing arts, 7-8 p.m. Fridays, Pearlridge Center Downtown; free. 488-0981.


• Diamond Head Story Hike, 2.5-mile hike, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays; meet at the Honolulu Zoo entrance; $5*. 948-3299.

• Family play day, with family activities, entertainment by keiki performers, food, silent auction and more, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, St. Timothy's Children's Center in 'Aiea; free. 488-1766.

• new baby expo 2001, displaying the latest child and maternity products and more, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; $3.50*. 239-2229.

• Children's Storytime at Unity Church, 10-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church of Hawaii Bookstore; free. 735-4436, ext. 310.

• Ho'ike, a family festival with keiki art activities, games, art demonstrations, Hawaiian music and more, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. May 20, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free. 532-8700.

• Baby storytime, ages 4-18 months; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Waipahu Public Library; free. Register: 675-0358.

• Children's Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays through July 28, Edna Allyn Room for Children, Hawai'i State Library; free. 586-3510.

• Keiki Storytime & Kids Craft Korner, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Borders-Ward Centre; free. 591-8995.

• Aunty Pua's Keiki Kanikapila, with singing and storytelling, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Native Books & Beautiful Things, Ward Warehouse; free. 845-8949.

• Yo-yo class, with Yo-Cool Club, 7 p.m. Saturdays, Windward Mall; free. 235-1143.

Exploring the Reef by Day, for ages 5 and up; explore shallow reef and tidepool areas, 7:30-10 a.m. May 20; children must be accompanied by an adult; $8*. Register: Waikiki Aquarium Education Department, 923-9741.

• Family Sunday Island Style-military day, with children's activities, entertainment, food and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m May 20, Bishop Museum; $3 for Hawai'i residents and military personnel with valid ID, or $10 for a family of four (two adults and two children ages 4-12); $14.95* for non-residents; free admission coupons available at all AIG Hawai'i offices, JN Chevrolet, Cycle City, Papa John's Pizza stores and all military ticket outlets. 848-4160.

Secret of flowers, for ages 3 and up; be a botanist for a day and discover the secret of flowers and bees; 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 20; children must be accompanied by an adult; for fee information or to register: Hawai'i Nature Center, 955-0100.


Mystery at the aquarium, for ages 5 and up; meet a "fishy" cast of characters for some fun-filled sleuthing, 7-9:30 p.m. May 25; children must be accompanied by an adult; $8*. Register: Waikiki Aquarium Education Department, 923-9741.

Crusty Crustaceans, for ages 5 and up; see what pill bugs, prawns and crabs have in common; 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 26; children must be accompanied by an adult; for fee information or to register: Hawai'i Nature Center, 955-0100.