Leeward Community College presents 17th Family Fun Fair

Event returns with new interactive and educational activities and exhibits for the entire family

University of Hawaiʻi
Kathleen Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Office of the Chancellor
Posted: Oct 19, 2007

PEARL CITY, Oʻahu- The annual Leeward Community College (LCC) Family Fun Fair celebrates its 17th year of providing families with a fun-filled day of games, interactive exhibits, food, and entertainment on Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on LCC‘s campus in Pearl City. Admission and parking are free of charge.

The Family Fun Fair features new exhibits, games, and interactive educational activities for children of all ages. The cornerstone of the fair is "Discovery Square," a bustling courtyard filled with more than 30 hands-on, interactive learning activities for the entire family. A new addition to the fair is "CSI Leeward," a mock crime scene investigation where participants will collect and analyze evidence and clues to capture the perpetrator of a crime.

Other Discovery Square activities include Pliable Polymer: Squiggle, squeeze and turn liquids into solids, creating your own polymer worms or a bag of the silliest putty; Spaghetti Engineering: Build structures and bridges with food; Instant Snow: Snow in paradise? Make snow magically appear; and, Chemistry Magic: Freeze a flower or shrink a balloon with liquid nitrogen while learning the "tricks" of real science.

In addition to Discovery Square, the fair will offer a wide variety of other exhibits including cooking demonstrations on growing herbs, making pesto, and cooking traditional Korean fare; the Scholastic Book Fair; a 2008 New Car Show with specially customized cars; tours of a state-of-the-art DNA laboratory; fossil and mineral displays; Galactic Games, a galaxy of carnival games; and, a Korean Television Drama exhibit.

Shoppers are invited to explore the Family Fun Fair Farmer‘s Market, Native Hawaiian arts & craft booths and sample sales of more than a dozen brand name clothing lines. Food booths will offer a wide array of choices featuring Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese selections. Plate lunches, shave ice, andagi and waffle dogs are sure to please fair-goers. There will also be continuous entertainment including a mini-concert by the Royal Hawaiian Band and an interactive Career Connections Kiosk, providing information and fun explorations in career options.

For more information on the 2007 LCC Family Fun Fair, contact Kathleen Cabral at (808) 455-0524 or kcabral@hawaii.edu.