Acts & Openings

Hawai‘i Children’s

Theatre

July at Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center

Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre Summer Stars perform Disney’s “AristoCats” which features the younger children July 10 to 13. Six performances over one weekend, 7pm tonight; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Tickets $8 in advance and $10 at the door. HCT’s older students will perform the Broadway musical “Into the Woods” the following weekend July 17 through July 20. Call 246-8985 or visit hawaiichildrenstheatre.com

Kaua‘i Bonyu Kai show

Tonight and tomorrow

Kukui Grove Shopping Center

The Kauai Society of Artists and Kaua‘i Bonyu Kai invite the public to a summer exhibit of fine bonsai Kaua‘i style held at the KSA’s gallery at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center. This evening bonsai display will be on pedestals under lights. There will be narrated tours of the exhibit provided by club members. The exhibition runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

11th Annual Kauai

Family Ocean Fair

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Kauai’s largest ocean education event with hands-on learning is tomorrow at the Kilauea Lighthouse. This year’s focus celebrates the “International Year of the Reef” and educational spin-offs from Nim’s Island movie.There will be 15 educational and activity booths; free materials for educators and free admission. Bus shuttles are provided to the refuge and fair from off-site parking at Kaua‘i Christian Academy. For more information call Jean Souza at 246-2860, NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

Volunteer overview

at National Tropical

Botanical Garden

9 a.m. every Wednesday from July 16 through Aug. 27

NTBG offers the chance to volunteer in a remarkable setting, expand your knowledge of tropical plants, and grow as you give back to the community. There are many opportunities, including working with plant specimens, assisting in the library, or helping with student or visitor education programs. Learn more about the National Tropical Botanical Garden and its volunteer opportunities by attending a one-hour introduction held at NTBG’s Kalaheo headquarters. Opportunities include flexible schedules and minimal hours. Call Jessica at 332-7324, ext. 228 or e-mail volunteer@ntbg.org

Hawaiian quilts

on display

Kaua‘i Museum through July 25

Antique quilts from the Kaua‘i Museum collection as well as quilts from the community are shared in the main gallery exhibit. Learn some of the unique traditions tied to this art form as practiced on Kaua‘i. See the entire collection of W.J. Senda photographs of the 1933 Mokihana Club of Kaua‘i’s first-time quilt exhibit as shown on a slide show with two of the quilts on display in the gallery. This year’s quilt show is dedicated to the late Julie Yukimura. For more information call Chris Faye at 245-6931 ext. 21.

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