Aquarium offers fall classes
The Waikiki Aquarium offers an up close and personal look at the ocean's creatures in an array of classes.
» "Sea Stars": Three- to 5-year-olds and their parents learn about predators and prey, camouflage and locomotion through dance, song and creative play. Sessions are 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 10 to 24 or Nov. 28 to Dec. 12. Cost is $48 per child/parent team.
» "Small Fry": One- to 3-year-olds and their parents study the undersea world through crafts, movement, song and play. Two time slots: 8:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 14. Cost is $80 per child/parent team.
» "Exploring the Reef at Night": Near-shore reef exploration in search of crabs, shrimps, eels and octopus. Discussions cover marine life natural history, reef safety and reef conservation. Minimum age 5. Tours conducted 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 23 or Jan. 7. Cost is $12, $10 children.
» Aquarium After Dark: Flashlight tour of the aquarium. Minimum age 5. Tours are 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 or Dec. 27. Cost is $10, $7 children.
» Ocean Arts! Holiday Ornaments: Make cloth, ribbon and glass decorations, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12. For ages 6 and up. Cost is $9.
» Marine Munchies: Discover how animals capture meals; 4:15 to 6 p.m. Mondays. Minimum age 5. Cost is $20, $15 children.
Pre-registration required. Call 923-9741 or visit www.waquarium.org.
Cancer center honors Sullivans
"Over the Rainbow" is the theme for this year's fundraiser for the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.
The event next Friday features dinner, a silent auction, live entertainment and more, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Waialae Country Club.
Joanna Sullivan and the late Maurice Sullivan will be recognized for their strong support of cancer research.
Tickets start at $250; corporate tables are available.
Call 626-6755 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
China seminar set
"Chinese Treasures in the Richard Lane Collection" will be the subject of an China Seminar hosted Thursday by University of Hawaii history professor D.W.Y. Kwok and presented by Stephen Little, director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Little will talk about the collector's relationship with the academy and the rare Chinese paintings, calligraphy and ink rubbings in the collection.
The luncheon talk begins at noon at Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg St. Admission of $18.50 includes lunch of Chinese fare.
No phone reservations will be taken. To reserve, make check payable to Maple Garden and send to Professor D.W.Y. Kwok, University of Hawaii Department of History, 2530 Dole St., Honolulu, HI 96822.
InStyle with INC
InStyle magazine and INC International Concepts will celebrate Instant Style with an exclusive fashion show and shopping party beginning at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Macy's Ala Moana, Level 3.
Models will be showing off some of INC's most fashionable looks just in time for the holidays while guests also enjoy refreshments and music, and a 20 percent discount off INC misses, petites and Macy's women purchases. In addition, shoppers will take home a gift with an INC purchase of $100 or more, an INC tote bag, a copy of InStyle's "Instant Style" book and the latest issue of the magazine, while supplies last.
The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Call 945-6427.
HOME & GARDEN
Orchid clubs compete for trophy
The Honolulu Orchid Society is holding its 68th annual show today through Sunday at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafetorium, 717 N. Kuakini St.
Eight Oahu orchid clubs will be competing for the prestigious "Governor's Trophy" which will be awarded in the "Best in Show" category.
Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with plant sale closing at 3 p.m.
Admission is $4 and free for those 65 and older.
Visit their Web site at honoluluorchidsociety.org.
Vintage show set for Blaisdell
Drop by the Fall Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show this Sunday at the Blaisdell Hawaii Suites.
The event features 91 tables with local -- as well as mainland -- vendors offering everything from garden antiques, shabby chic furniture, aloha shirts, beads, estate jewelry, dolls, coins, stamps, Asian antiques, koa calabashes, Niihau shell leis, purses, surf items, Victorian and Mod era items and more.
Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with early entry at 9 a.m. available for a $15 fee.
Admission is $3.50, children $2.
Call 941-9754 or visit the Web site www.ukulele.com/wikiwiki.html.
INspirations holds $20,000 contest
As part of its 10th anniversary, INspirations Furniture is giving patrons a chance to win a $20,000 furniture shopping spree next Friday to Oct. 21.
Names will be drawn daily during the 10-day customer appreciation celebration at both Kapiolani and Pearlridge Uptown locations.
Visit stores for details or call 484-8245 or 956-1260.
Kapolei workshop offers free plants
Be one of the first 30 people to attend the Kapolei Outdoor Circle workshop "Growing Native Hawaiian Plants" and receive a free native gardenia plant.
The workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Island Pacific Academy.
Arborist and horticulturist Heidi Bornhorst is the featured speaker for the free event.