Cool Stuff

Things to do, places to go

Tuesday, June 11, 1996



WEDNESDAY

Holoholo 'Aina: Parent-child teams enjoy activities at Hawai'i Nature Center, Kahana Valley State Park, Kua-loa Ranch, Sea Life Park, Wai-mea Valley and other educational attractions each Wed-nesday through Aug. 14. Families may also attend a picnic at Camp Erdman on Aug. 17.

Expeditions are for children ages 3 and 4 (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and ages 5 to 7 (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.). Costs $180; $150 for members of participating organizations. Registration, Contemporary Museum, 526-1322.

Barnes & Noble: The Kahala Mall bookstore presents details on a summer reading program for children, 2 p.m.

Friday, author Lois Lowry talks about her stories, 10:30 a.m. Lyle Lyle Crocodile visits the store 7 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday and Sunday.

"Middle Passage": The Salt Lake-Moanalua Library hosts a free family concert of African-American dance and music at 6:30 p.m. Halifu Osumare and the African-American Ensemble take you on a rhythmic journey through the roots of folk, blues, jazz and gospel music. Call 831-6831.



THURSDAY

Kaimuki Library: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Call 733-8422. Fun with picture books, rhymes, songs, puzzles and crafts continues June 18 and 25 and July 2, 11, 18 and 25 and Aug. 1.



SATURDAY

Japanese culture: Rev. Seiko Okahashi teaches hiragana (Japanese alphabet), folk stories, songs, daily mannerisms, brush painting, osencha (tea ceremony) and other subjects, Saturdays through Aug. 3 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Classes are open to students ages 6 to 13 (from 9 a.m. to noon) and 14 to 20 (from 1 to 3:30 p.m.). Tuition is $75. Call 945-7633.

Ways of Water: Children 3 and older discover the joys of fresh water, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hawai'i Nature Center on Maui. Costs $5. Reserve at 244-6500, Maui.



SUNDAY

Plants That Never Bloom: Children ages 3 to 5 examine plants that have survived without flowers, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Hawai'i Nature Center. Costs $5. Reserve at 955-0100.



CONTINUING

"Discover the Magic of Reading": Visit state libraries for details on their summer reading programs for children. Sponsors offer incentives for readers who finish a book each week.



LOOKING AHEAD

Junior Lifeguard Program: The city's five-day course on ocean and beach safety and rescue skills begins June 17. The program, for youth ages 13 to 17, includes ocean swimming, paddleboarding and the use of lifesaving craft. Donation $25.

Other sessions begin June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Aug. 5. Courses will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at Kailua Beach Park (395-3994), Ala Moana Beach (924-3313 or 637-1650), Pokai Bay (695-8967) and Ehukai Beach Park (638-8297).




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