Hawaii loves conversations hearts, according to candystore.com. It might be a sweet pick for the kids’ class treat. Check out the fave Valentine candies across the country at https://www.candystore.com/blog/holidays/valentines-candy-states-map/
The Punahou Carnival is coming back to town, 11 a.m. to 11p.m. Feb. 2 and 3. There will be food, rides and game to benefit the school’s financial aid program. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain this year. http://www.punahou.edu/about/history-and-traditions/carnival
The 2018 Jersey Fun Run is just around the corner. Kids can don the colors of their favorite team (or their own team jersey) and run through Aloha Stadium. In previous years the route took keiki through the locker room and across the field to live out their 100-yard touchdown fantasies. The race is Feb. 3. https://www.active.com/honolulu-hi/running/distance-running/20-early-bird-keiki-free-jersey-fun-run-and-ohana-fest-2018?int=
When the Oscars are announced I always skip the best picture nominees and go straight to the animated films. That’s the category I know best. “Boss Baby” I know, but “The Breadwinner?” How did I miss an animated movie this year? Now’s my chance to catch up. The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre is screening the Oscar-nominated movie at 4 p.m.m Jan. 28, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. https://honolulumuseum.org/events/films/16639-breadwinner
Pearl City Highlands Elementary School is hosting a student swap meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27. What a great way to clear out some post-Christmas clutter and teach kids about the value of a buck. http://www.pches.org/
There’s not much talk about the local American Basketball Association team. But the Hawaii Swish continue their season at Blaisdell Arena with games at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 4, Feb. 25 and March 3. http://www.hawaiiswishaba.com/
We were checking out the new Honolulu Zoo ectotherm (the reptile house replacement) and was so pleased to see a sign announcing the return of the sun bears. I can’t wait to see them back in their old neighborhood near the elephants and reptiles.
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply is offering free Blushing Bromeliads as part of its free xeric seed of the month program. It’s nontoxic and doesn’t need much light of water. Sounds perfect for a beginning gardener like me. https://www.boardofwatersupply.com/conservation/xeriscape/xeric-seed-program/featured-seeds-of-the-month
I wish the Waikiki Aquarium had announced sooner that it was shutting down the monk seal exhibit for renovations yesterday. We would have stopped by. The cute critters won’t be accessible to the public until their new digs are ready in the spring.
Where have Shrinky Dinks gone on the craft scene? Perhaps parents thought it better not to encourage kids to play with the oven. But watching the scraps of plastic shrivel to a quarter of it’s size was a vital part of my childhood. Celebrate the year of the dog at Ben Franklin’s Keiki Saturday craft workshops. For $5 kids can make a shrink art dog keychain Jan. 27 10 a.m. to noon. http://benfranklinhawaii.com/docs/01JAN2018_KeikiSaturday_Poster11x17.pdf