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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Celebrate grandma at Family Sunday

Advertiser Staff and News Services

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The Honolulu Academy of Arts hosts Bank of Hawaii Family Sundays.

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The first 100 grandmothers through the door at this month's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Honolulu Academy of Arts get a free flower.

The "I (Heart) Grandma" event celebrates everything tutu, inspired by the ongoing academy show, "In Honor of Grandmother." The exhibit showcases the academy's collection of cherished donated quilts, lei hulu (feathered lei) and other personal items once belonging to, or made by, Island grandmothers. Many are handed down through generations.

"Grandmothers are voices of the past, role models of the present ... and they open the doors to the future," said Sara Oka, academy textiles collections manager.

Sunday's free event also features dancing by senior groups, "grandma-friendly craft projects" and a "photographic quilt" woven from donated photos of Island tutu. For information, call 532-8700.

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PET CARE FOR KIDS

CHILDREN CAN HELP WITH FOOD, CLEANUP

There's more to caring for a pet than scooping kibble into a bowl. Kids can learn to help, with lessons that start in preschool years. Young ones can help fill water and food bowls, put the pet's toys away and do simple grooming, says Dr. Sandy Passmore, humane education program manager at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. "When caring for a pet becomes part of a daily routine from the start, it will become second nature to think of the pet's welfare and not just one's own," she said.

When kids get older, around 9 or 10, Passmore said, they can graduate to more responsibility: walking the dog or cleaning up after a pet, again with supervision.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service