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Polynesian Cultural Center's Christmas Lagoon Presents One-Of-A-Kind Holiday Celebration in Hawaii

Polynesian Cultural Center's Christmas Lagoon Presents One-Of-A-Kind Holiday Celebration in Hawaii

- Oahu students can enter Christmas Lagoon Art Contest, win tickets to special preview -

The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is presenting a fun and exciting winter wonderland celebration this holiday season that is being offered nowhere else in Hawaii – highlighted by a canoe ride on its beautiful lagoon. 

Called Christmas Lagoon: The Light Within, this annual holiday experience is a festival of musical performances, beautiful displays, and hands-on arts and crafts that takes place on nine days – December 13, 14, 16 through 21, and 23 – starting each evening at 6:30 p.m. 

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in November

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in November

The Hawaii State Library (HSL) continues to celebrate its Centennial Anniversary in November.  The Library, located at 478 South King Street, opened on February 1, 1913.  An historical exhibit about the Library will be featured in the First Floor Reading Room throughout the celebration.  In addition to its regular Saturday morning Children’s Storytimes in the Edna Allyn Room (EAR), the Library will offer free special programs and new exhibits each month during its Centennial year.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  The following November programs are scheduled:

•             Lobby exhibit: November 4-30 – “The Historical Doll Collection of the Hawaii State Library”

•             November 2, 10:30 a.m., EAR Mural Room – “Special Children’s Storytime.” Keiki preschool age and older are invited to join

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Veterans Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Veterans Day Holiday

In observance of the Veterans Day 2013 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday through Monday, November 9 – 11.

Four libraries normally closed on Fridays will be open on Friday, November 8:   

•             Aiea Public Library

•             Hawaii Kai Public Library 

•             Liliha Public Library

•             Makawao Public Library (Maui)    

In addition, Kealakekua Public Library, normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on Thursday, November 7.

Win free tickets to the advanced screening of Thor: The Dark World, thanks to Toyota Corolla

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – Toyota Hawaii is giving away tickets to a special advance screening of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, courtesy of the all-new, pulse-poundingly practical, affordably awesome, 2014 Corolla. The advance screening will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 at Ward Stadium 16. 

Be the first to Get In and see Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World by entering to win at the Toyota Hawaii Facebook page. Then, test drive the totally redesigned 2014 Corolla, available now at your Toyota Hawaii Dealers.

Each pass will admit two people. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m.

Child-friendly adaptation of The Mikado will light up Hawaii Theatre stage

Child-friendly adaptation of The Mikado will light up Hawaii Theatre stage

Each year, Hawaii Opera Theatre’s education department streamlines a full-length opera into a kid-friendly Opera Express introduction to the world of classical opera.  This year, Eric Schank and Allyson Paris, with assistance from Erik Haines, have adapted Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta, The Mikado, which lights up the Hawaii Theatre stage with one public OHANA! performance on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. Appropriate for children in grades K-8, the show runs just under an hour, so it won’t be a late night for young audiences.  

There will be two school matinee performances, November 6 & 7 at 9:15 a.m.

Art from the Heart Event Benefits Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

Art from the Heart Event Benefits Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

The 13th annual "Art from the Heart" event celebrates the creativity of patients who have participated in a therapeutic art program at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.  This highly anticipated event for REHAB's Louis Vuitton Creative Arts Program is an art sale and exhibit that is open and free to the public.  Professional Hawaii artists will also be contributing work to the fundraiser.

When:            Thursday, November 7, 2013

                        5 p.m.

Oahu Public Libraries Hosting Halloween Programs in October

Oahu Public Libraries Hosting Halloween Programs in October

With Halloween just around the corner, the following Oahu public libraries are scheduled to host free Halloween programs and events; children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver:

•             Oct. 21, 6 p.m., Kaneohe Public Library Children’s Section – “Eek! Ghostly Ghastly Stories” with Chicago storyteller Anne Shimojima featuring skeletons, spooks, creatures, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library and appropriate for children ages 7 and older. Call 233-5676.