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Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents Annual Kids Fest event promoting children’s health

 Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents Annual Kids Fest event promoting children’s health
WHAT:                        “Kids Fest” is a free community health event designed to educate Hawaiʻi’s children and families on healthy active lifestyles, exercise and nutrition, and injury prevention. The event will offer interactive health and wellness activities, fun games, entertainment and snacks. Children ages 4-12 can enter to win a bicycle, helmet and other prizes. Admission to Bishop Museum is free for Hawai‘i residents and military families with valid ID on the day of Kids Fest.
 

McCully-Moiliili Public Library Presents 5th Annual Mini Con September 27

McCully-Moiliili Public Library Presents 5th Annual Mini Con September 27

The McCully-Moiliili Public Library will host its Fifth Annual Mini Con on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Auditorium.  The public is invited to attend this free event to meet talented local artists and receive some of their cool artwork.

Artists headlining the Fifth Annual Mini Con include: 

•             Audra Furuichi, creator of nemu*nemu, a webcomic about a pair of stuffed pups that come to life and enjoy everyday adventures, and the comic strip “Blue Hawaii” featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

•             Jon J. Murakami, creator of “Gordon Rider,” the worst Hawaii superhero ever, and the comic strip “Calabash,” which also appears in the Star-Advertiser. Murakami is also known for illustrating several picture books and his local-style greeting cards.

Hawaii Theatre stages world premiere of EDDIE WEN' GO

Hawaii Theatre stages world premiere of EDDIE WEN' GO

While most adults in Hawaii know the story behind the words, Eddie Would Go, for a generation of youngsters, it’s likely just a curious bumper sticker. Now the story of Eddie Aikau’s legendary heroism will come to life for young audiences and their families as Hawaii Theatre Center, in collaboration with the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Department of Theatre + Dance, stages the world premiere of Eddie Wen’ Go, The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe from September 16-20, 2014 at the Hawaii Theatre.

Adapted for stage by Marion Lyman-Mersereau from her inspirational children’s book of the same title, Eddie Wen’ Go employs life-sized sea creature puppets to recount the heroic sacrifice of crewmember Eddie Aikau during the fateful 1978 voyage of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa, after it capsized in the Kaiwi Channel, 10 miles from land, leaving the desperate crew, including Lyman-Mersereau, clinging onto the canoe’s hull for life.

See Spring Wind Quintet Concert at Hawaii State Library on Sept. 20

See Spring Wind Quintet Concert at Hawaii State Library on Sept. 20

In celebration of Classical Music Month (September), Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet will present a free concert at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, September 20 at noon in the Lobby.

The Spring Wind Quintet performance will feature arrangements of Hawaiian music (“Queen’s Hula,” “Kamehameha Waltz,” “Ku’u Ipo I Ka He’e Pue One”), World War I songs (“Over There,” “Pack Up Your Troubles,” “Roses of Picardy,” “The Caisson Song”), and some well-known wind quintet music.  

Spring Wind Quintet members include: Susan McGinn (flute), J. Scott Janusch (oboe), James Moffitt (clarinet), Jonathan Parrish (horn), and Marsha Schweitzer (bassoon).                        

The Hawaii State Library is sponsoring this one-hour concert which is suitable for ages 5 and older.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

NLF Charities Sponsors Free Seminar for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

NLF Charities Sponsors Free Seminar for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

In observance of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children is hosting “Passport to Healthy Living,” a free seminar to navigate and learn healthy lifestyle habits from cancer treatment through survivorship.

 

Workshop topics include: coping with cancer, fertility and banking, healing and relaxation as well as nutrition tips on and off therapy. Patients and caregivers will have an opportunity to speak with doctors on any questions they have and get information and tips on everything from schooling and education to staying active and physically fit throughout treatment.

 

When: The seminar will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Where: Kapi‘olani Women’s Center, located at 1907 South Beretania Street on the ground floor.

 

Windward Mall to Welcome Popular Local Diner in 2015

Windward Mall to Welcome Popular Local Diner in 2015

Windward Mall has some big news to share as it prepares to welcome iconic local eatery Big City Diner in early 2015. The restaurant will take over the 5,411 square-foot space recently occupied by IHOP, providing shoppers with its selection of popular local dishes including Uncle Danny’s Kim Chee Fried Rice, the Original Samurai Li-Hing Lemonade and Really Loco, Loco Moco with Fresh & Local Ka Lei Eggs.

For more than 16 years Big City Diner has been O‘ahu’s Hawaiian-style diner, serving as a go-to destination for fresh, hearty meals served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The award-winning restaurant has been recognized with numerous local awards including Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s People Choice Awards.