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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, March 22, 2010

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Focus is on recycling, 'Opalavision'

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Honolulu's curbside recycling program, alongside the city's interactive show "Opalavision," about recycling and waste management programs, is being showcased in a display touting public libraries.

Host libraries are offering a selection of recycling and garbage-related books for loan, as well as information about various green programs, ranging from do-it-yourself recycled crafts workshops to storytelling and "garbology" talks. This month, the display is at Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St. For library information, call 693-7050. By May, the city's curbside recycling program will be available to 160,000 homes across the island. For more details, call 768-3200 or visit www.opala.org.

WAIKIKI AQUARIUM

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR KEIKI

Are the keiki in your life looking for something to do after school lets out for the day?

Every Wednesday, the Waikiki Aquarium hosts a fun activity on the lawn. The activities, tailored for kids ages 4 to 8, start at 3 p.m. and continue for up to 20 minutes. Free with admission to the aquarium. For more information about "Afterschool at the Aquarium" and other activities and classes, call the aquarium's education department at 440-9011.

Maureen O'Connell