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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2010

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Family fun, freebies at museum Saturday

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Watch your keiki zoom through an obstacle course, learn how to cook healthier meals and get free health screenings all at YMCA Healthy Kids Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bishop Museum.

The event is a part of YMCA of Honolulu's efforts to help more kids and families become physically active. Highlights include kapa making and face painting; demonstrations in Zumba, hula and hip-hop; and free community resources, such as keiki ID cards and CPR training.

There will also be a canned goods drive for the Hawaii Foodbank. Giveaways include snack bags, teddy bears and earth-friendly totes. Admission is free for kama'āina and military families. Details: 531-9622 or www.ymcahonolulu.org.

Zenaida Serrano

ALA WAI CANAL CLEANUP TAKING VOLUNTEERS

Surfrider Foundation's O'ahu chapter will kick off Earth Week Sunday morning with a cleanup along Ala Wai Canal.

Student groups from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai'i, the East-West Center and UH-West O'ahu will be among the volunteers. Lōkahi Canoe Club will offer canoes for those willing to paddle and collect trash. The Mai Tai Bar will provide prizes and refreshments after the two-hour cleanup, which will get under way at 10 at the park next to Waikīkī Public Library, 400 Kapahulu Ave. After the event, the Honolulu Zoo will waive admission fees for volunteers.

Participants should wear sunscreen and shoes and bring their own reusable water bottles. For additional information about volunteering, visit www.surfrider.org/oahu.

Maureen O'Connell