Free & Reduced Cost Family Events (weekend of October 14)

via Student Parents @ Mānoa
Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival
Saturdays & Sundays through October, 8:30am – 5pm
Aloun Farms is hosting a fun-filled family event with tractor pulled hayrides, pony rides, farm style food, picture booths, games and fun for everyone. Aloun Farms and sponsors are dedicated to educating and sharing agriculture and its potential here in Hawaii. Admission is $3 (age 2 & under free). FREE parking and hayrides.
Princes and Princesses
Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu
Sunday, October 15, 10am – 4:30pm

Halloween is coming! Kids can test drive their costume or make their own prince or princess costume at the museum, then dance and sing along with Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band. Event is FREE and open to all ages. Other activities include: LEGO castles, Family Film Sunday, and a drawing contest with prizes.
Hawai‘i Hispanic Heritage Festival
McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, 650 S King St, Honolulu
Sunday, October 15, 11am – 8pm
This FREE event is open to all ages and includes a variety of live entertainment, food booths, craft and cultural displays, specialty booths, Latin dance workshops, children’s activities and information from community and health agencies.
Kaluokahina: The Enchanted Reef and Flying Monsters at Hōkūlani Imaginarium
Saturday, October 14, 1pm and 2pm, respectively
Choose from two family-friendly films shown on a dome screen this Saturday, or see both. In Kaluokahina: The Enchanted Reef, a volcanic catastrophe damages a peaceful, coral habitat. Two young fish set out on an adventure to restore the magic of their home. Flying Monsters will appeal to any young paleontologists living with you. Narrated by David Attenborough, it follows ancient myths about flying creatures and explores the possibility that they really existed. Both films are recommended for keiki in 3rd grade or above. General admission: $8; ages 4-12: $6; under 4: free.
Have a great weekend!
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Earth Day, April 22, 2017: 10th Annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo @ Waikiki Aquarium (FREE) 9am-2pm

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In celebration of Earth Month, this FREE, family-friendly event will promote the importance of keeping Hawaii clean and free of pollution, from the mountaintops to the Ocean.

Guests will take part in interactive booths, entertainment and a variety of hands-on learning activities and displays that showcase preservation and protection of Hawaii’s environment. Among the activities will be a fish release and native plant giveaway from Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO).

Food will be available for purchase and complimentary water stations will be provided for guests who bring refillable bottles.

for more info visit: http://www.waikikiaquarium.org/interact/annual-events/mauka-to-makai-earth-day/

Give Kids A Smile :) FREE Dental Clinic – Saturday, Feb. 25, 8am-1pm

On Saturday, February 25 from 8am – 1pm the Makahiki Medical and Dental Clinic is hosting the third annual “Give Kids a Smile,” an event providing children 18 and under with free dental care.

The free dental clinic will provide keiki with dental screenings, teeth cleanings, and topical fluoride treatment. If additional dental services are needed, families without a dental home will be offered guidance on where they can seek dental treatment. The event will also feature entertainment and giveaways for its young guests.

See flyer below for more information, or visit http://www.givekidsasmilehawaii.org/
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Sat. & Sun. July 11-12. 53rd annual Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch

Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free for children and students with a valid student ID and just $5.00 for the general public.

Free parking is available.

visit: http://www.hawaiistatefarmfair.org/ for more info

53rd annual Hawaii State Farm Fair “Farm Family Fun!” at Kualoa Ranch.
53rd annual Hawaii State Farm Fair “Farm Family Fun!” at Kualoa Ranch.

Organic Field Day, Sat. July 26, 2014; 9 am – 1 pm @ Waimanalo Research Station (‘Oahu)

Come celebrate 20 years of organic research at CTAHR at the Sustainable and Agriculture Program’s Organic Ag Field Day at 41-698 Ahiki St.

Visitors can learn more about variety trials of hot pepper and eggplant and check out displays of kalo, ‘uala, papaya, fertilizers, and shadehouses.

Waimanalo Research Station holds sustainable agriculture open house

July 23, 2014  |   |  Comments

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The Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) is holding an Organic Field Day at the college’sWaimānalo Research Station on Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The field day will include variety trials of hot peppers and eggplant as well as educational displays of taro, ʻuala (sweet potato), papaya and fertilizer types.

CTAHR has the only certified organic taro plot in the state. Station staff will also demonstrate the use of shade houses—plant enclosures made of shade cloth that can be built for use in a home garden to protect delicate plants from the sun.

“We’re celebrating 20 years of organic research at CTAHR, and we’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished so far,” said Extension Specialist Ted Radovich. “Our field days are part of our ongoing efforts to engage the community by inviting them to the station.”

The Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program teaches, researches and practices ecologically sustainable methods of agricultural production. The program focuses on increasing profitability for farmers, promoting environmental stewardship, and promoting stable farm communities.

A UH Mānoa news release