Fair Promotes Safety, Discovery

The Discovery Fair is coming to Leeward Community College Nov. 1, bringing with it dozens of activities, exhibits and services helpful to the theme “Celebrate Safe Communities” from its co-sponsor, Weed and Seed Hawaii.

The free fair is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include free document shredding (from 10 a.m., two boxes per person) from Hickam FCU.

The credit union also will do Keiki ID, while Honolulu Police Department’s booth will provide Kupuna ID.

Interactive “discoveries” await all ages, such as 3-D tetrahedral kite-making, DNA jewelry, Leeward Five-O’s mock crime scene, “Quicksand Goo,” bug city, instant snow, chemistry magic, a book fair, discovery store, galactic games, fossil exhibits, entertainment, plant sales and food booths.

More than two dozen agencies, such as law enforcement, anti-drug groups, firefighters, Civil Defense and emergency services personnel, will be on hand to share their expertise.

The event also will collect expired and unused medications for safe disposal.

“We appreciate this tremendous opportunity to partner with Leeward Community College,” noted Weed & Seed director Maile Kanemaru in a release. “Bringing awareness to Weed & Seed Hawaii is critical as we continue to ‘weed’ out crime and ‘seed’ positive programs in our communities.”

For more information, call 455-0011 or visit leeward.hawaii.edu/leewarddiscoveryfair.