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Keiki Invited to Balloon Science Event at Hawaii State Library June 21

Keiki Invited to Balloon Science Event at Hawaii State Library June 21

In celebration of the 2014 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program, a special event – “Balloon Science with Professor MAD” – will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Edna Allyn Room for Children.  Keiki ages 4 and older are invited to attend this free event which will be conducted in place of the regular storytime. 

Keiki will learn about air pressure, chemistry, temperature, resistance, static electricity, thermal conductivity, and Newton’s Three Laws of Motion through demonstrations involving balloons.  Each experiment is designed to be fun, exciting, and safe, while teaching basic laws of science at a level young school-age children can appreciate. 

Hawaii Theatre to hold auditions for youth acting programs

Hawaii Theatre to hold auditions for youth acting programs

Hawaii Theatre Center will hold auditions on July 21 and August 4 for its 2014-2015 Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble, a pre-professional acting program open to all Oahu high-school students, grades 9-12. The auditions will be held onstage at the Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel Street. Callbacks will be Monday, August 25, also onstage at Hawaii Theatre.

The Theatre also is scheduling interviews for the Technical Theatre Apprenticeship program for teens ages 13-19, and the Junior and Intermediate Ensembles for middle school students, ages 10-12.

For information or to register for an audition date, call HTC Education Director Eden Lee Murray at 791-1397 or email edenleemurray@hawaiitheatre.com

All Locals Are Half-off on Kama‘aina Wednesdays All Summer at Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii

All Locals Are Half-off on Kama‘aina Wednesdays All Summer at Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii is offering HALF OFF admission to all kama‘aina (with State of Hawaii ID) on Wednesdays, all summer, for the months of June, July and August. Tickets are regularly $47.99, but on Kama‘aina Wednesdays, all can experience all Wet ‘n’ Wild has to offer for just $24 each + tax!

Named “Best of Honolulu” family attraction by HONOLULU magazine and Hawaii’s #1 season pass by HONOLULU FAMILY magazine, Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii has something for everyone in the family to enjoy, from adrenaline-pumping slides and rides to kid-friendly pools and activities. For those who want to stay dry, there is Island Adventure Golf miniature golf, as well as cabanas, lounge chairs, and picnic areas for shade, as well as delicious local food at the Windjammer restaurant.

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Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).

 

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Kamehameha Day Holiday on June 11

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Kamehameha Day Holiday on June 11

 In observance of the Kamehameha Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Wednesday, June 11. 

 Please visit the HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org for a complete listing of public service hours for libraries.

Windward Mall Helps Island Keiki Open for Business

Windward Mall Helps Island Keiki Open for Business

Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning is over. This summer, Windward Mall is once again giving budding young entrepreneurs the chance to put their business acumen to the test with Kids, Inc.! Sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Go Kailua, Kids Inc. invites keiki ages six to 15 can submit their business ideas via Facebook (www.facebook.com/WindwardMall) for the opportunity to set up shop at Windward Mall for a day. Applications will be accepted from June 9 – 30, 2014.

“This is the third year that Windward Mall is hosting Kids Inc. and we can’t wait to see the great ideas children have this year,” said Alex Kirley, Windward Mall’s senior marketing manager.

Join-in a Bon Dance at Hawaii State Library on June 7

Join-in a Bon Dance at Hawaii State Library on June 7

In celebration of the Obon season, when ancestors are remembered and honored, the Hawaii State Library will present the 2014 “Bon Dance @ the Library” event on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Great Lawn. 

Participants of all ages are invited to first see a performance by bon dancers from Waipahu Soto Mission on the Great Lawn in front of the Library, and then join-in a real bon dance.     

Call the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street, at the corner of Punchbowl and South King Streets.  For more information, please call the Library’s Art, Music & Recreation Section at 586-3520.