Cool Stuff

Things to do, places to go

Tuesday, April 29, 1997


Flashlight tour: Find out what fishes do at night, 7 to 9 p.m. May 2 and 17, Waikiki Aquarium. Children must be at least 5-years-old and accompanied by an adult. Cost: $7 adult, $6 children. Register by mail. Call 923-9741.


Children's and Boy's day celebrations: See the samurai doll display of miniature warriors dressed in full armor being feasted and entertained after returning from battle. Enjoy "Momotaro the Peach Boy" in the traditional picture-storytelling art called kamishibai and make paper samurai-type helmets. From 10 a.m., Honolulu Academy of Arts. Free. Call 532-8700.

Ohana fair: Pony rides, crafts and games, 2 to 7 p.m., St. Francis School. Information at 988-4111.


Art in the Zoo: Drawing, painting and sculpting at the Honolulu Zoo, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Children 5 to 11 meet zoo residents and learn about aesthetics and art history as well. Costs $80. Call 971-7195.

Day reef walks: Explore the shore with Waikiki Aquarium staff, 7:30 to 10 a.m. Cost: $7-$8. Register by mail. Call 923-9741.


Art festival: Create a two-dimensional artwork reflecting what "Children's Day" means, for the 8th annual Children's Day art contest, sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Open to children in grades K through 8. Winners in each grade level will be awarded Central Pacific Bank Youth accounts. Deadlines: Thursday for neighbor island entries, Friday for Oahu entries. Register at 945-7633.


"1-2-3...Imagine!": 90-minute musical featuring Sesame Street characters, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 7 p.m.Friday and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10.50-$15.50. Call 527-5402.

"Bedtimes and Bullies": A musical about children's imagination, ,10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and May 10 McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park. Additional performances, Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets: $10-$5. Call 839-9885.

Hawaii State Library: Children's Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through July. Call 586-3500.

Honolulu Zoo programs: Tours by day and by moonlight, art classes and camp-outs through August, including children's Explorers programs and a parents-toddlers program. Call 971-7188.

Preschool storytime: Children 3 to 5 can listen to stories, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Kaimuki Public Library. Call 733-8422.

Also 11 a.m. Thursdays, May 1 to June 5, Aina Haina Public Library. Call 373-4898.

"The Wild Baby": "The Wild Baby" shows a day in the life of a very feisty baby and his patient and caring mother, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and May 10, McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park. Tickets: $10-$5. Call 839-9885.


Here are still more possibilities for the summer for kids.:

Honolulu Theatre For Youth: "Stage One," a beginner class for children ages 7 to 12, and "Stage Two," an advanced class for students ages 13 to 18, explore stage craft. Classes 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 16 to July 25, Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway. Cost: $430. Apply by May 16. Call 839-9885.

Windward Nazarene Academy: Kindergarteners through third graders learn Hawaiiana, crafts, cooking and games. Fourth through seventh graders have an academic enrichment program, sports, excursions and computer basics. Cost: $195-$405 (includes lunch). Deadline: 4 p.m., May 30. Call 235-8787.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii: Japanese culture class for ages 6 to 12, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 14 to Aug. 30, Weinberg Building, Room 102. Cost: $100 per student plus class supplies.

Temple Emanu-El: Gan Yerushalayim, a Jewish preschool, offers field trips, science, cooking, art, sports and puppetry for ages 3 and 4, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 16 to Aug. 22. Register at 595-7521.

Hanalani Schools: Program from June 16 to July 25 provides outdoor activities, crafts and music, weekly field trips. Classes 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. Before-school care begins at 6:45 a.m. and after-school care ends at 5:30 p.m. Call 625-2855 (for 3-4 year olds); or 623-7771 (elementary-aged children).

Honolulu Academy of Arts: "Exploring Two and Three Dimensional Art" for kindergarten through fourth grade; "Drawing and Painting" for grades 5-12; "Ceramics" for grades 4-6; and "Parent-Child Classes" for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult, June 17 through July 26. Cost: $85-$160. Call 532-8741.

Salvation Army: Four one-week camp sessions for children ages 6 to 12, June 26 to July 22, Camp Homelani. Cost: $65 per week.

Music camp for ages 8 through high school, July 26 to Aug. 3, offers training for brass, guitar, ukulele, group singing and tambourine. Cost: $90. Call 988-2136 or 637-4131.

Winner's Camp Foundation (Kauai): Seven-day program to enhance academic performance and social skills through leadership, Aug. 4-10, Kauai Beachboy Hotel Resort. For 13- to 17-year-olds. Cost: $980. Information at 263-0177 (Oahu).

Oahu Tae Kwon Do Center: Four-week program that meets 3 times a week at 6 to 7 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also meets 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Call 486-2500.

Futurekids: One- and two-week computer classes for kids cost $195- $240. Call Pearlridge, 488-4484; Kahala, 737-4503; Manoa, 988-9560; Waipio Gentry, 677-0868; for details, dates and times.

Timmy's Gym: Personalized training programs. Call Timmy, 591-9494.

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