Leeward Discovery Fair this Saturday at LCC

Nov 4, 2010 | PC Community


The annual fall fair at Leeward Community College celebrates its twentieth year by changing its name, but not the fun. The annual Family Fun Fair is now the Leeward Discovery Fair, presented on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Pearl City campus. The new name reflects the expanded emphasis on the educational, interactive exhibits and games. The family-oriented day includes food booths, plant sales and entertainment Admission is free, with ample free parking.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Additional Fair offerings include the Local Market; tours of the Fossil & Mineral Exhibit and the Garden Section, featuring plants and ornamental sales.

The Fair teams up again with Aloha `Aina Earth Day to provide a convenient, one-stop recycle center for a large variety of items from E-waste/green waste to tires and appliances. Shredding of confidential documents will also be provided.

The highlights of the Fair are the bustling hands-on, interactive learning activities for the entire family. New exhibits include “OpTricks,” where paper dinosaurs come alive and you can watch your skin actually “crawl,” and “Quicksand Goo,” a mysterious glob that is both a liquid and a solid!

Returning crowd-favorites include “CSI Leeward,” a mock crime scene investigation, Bubblicious Geometry, and BONES, a forensic puzzle waiting to be solved.

Other Discovery Fair activities include:

Re-Works of Art: A crafty approach to creating wearable art and collectibles using recycled materials.

BugCity– The bugs are back!  Build your own bug and get a close-up look at a variety of creepy crawlers.

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.

Chemistry Magic: Freeze a flower or shrink a balloon with liquid nitrogen.  Learn the "tricks" of real science.

Read Alouds, Fossil & Mineral Exhibits, Discovery Store


The Family Fun Fair offers a variety of crafts exhibits, food and entertainment, including:

· Scholastic Book Fair

· Local Market

· Food Booths, including Fair favorites, shave ice and hot  dogs

· Galactic Games, a galaxy of carnival games

· Toursof the Fossil & Mineral Exhibits

· Continuous Entertainment

· Native Hawaiian, ornamental and lei Plant Sales


Aloha Aina Earth Day Details


The Fair is teaming up with ALOHA AINA EARTH DAY as a fundraiser for the College.

Drive Thru Drop Off Recycling

    * Beverage containers

    * Cooking oil

    * Cellular phones

    * Printer Cartridges

    * Newspaper, cardboard

    * Tires (passenger tires-limit 4 per car)

    * Plastic bags & hangers

    * All kinds of batteries

    * Telephone books, magazines

    * Computers & accessories

    * Electronics, E-Waste

    * Usable clothing /household items

    * Appliances

    * Green Waste

    * Scrap metal, bicycles

    * Used eye glasses, hearing aids

    * WILL NOT ACCEPT: Paints, Hazardous Fluids, Gas Tanks


Additional Services Available

    * Shredding Confidential Documents (max 2 banker boxes, 8a-12p only)

    * Unwanted cars – FREE TOWING by appointment only-ph. 306-1876

    * FREE roll-off bin service off-site for scrap metal – call 306-1876 for info.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Kids enjoying the activities at the 2009 Annual Leeward Family Fun Fair.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

The popular Bug City is back again for the 2010 Leeward Discovery Fair.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Galactic Games also makes a return to the Leeward Discovery Fair this Saturday.


Above Leeward Discovery Fair information provided by Leeward Community College.

For more information contact:  Kathleen Cabral

                                                          455-0524, 455-0215

                                                           [email protected]