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Central Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of what’s happening in Central Oahu. Fax items by April 18 to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com. The next edition is April 25.

* TAX HELP The AARP volunteer tax assistants are on duty from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through April 12 at Wahiawa Library (622-6345) and also 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 14 at Kahuku Library (293-8935).

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 at Leilehua High and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at Mililani Town Center. Call 845-9966.

* HTY PLAY Mililani Library hosts a performance of Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s play about tolerance, blue, at 12:30 p.m. April 13. Call 627-7470.

* CAR WASH Waialua Project Grad has a car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at the school. The Parent Boosters also are selling discount iDards for $20. For a list of sponsors, go to islediscount.com; to order cards, call 927-0837.

* ILIAHI FAIR Iliahi’s Elementary School Ohana has a fun fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 with games, Xtreme Fun, crafters, food, raffles and entertainment. Call 622-6411.

* ROYAL MUSIC The Royal Hawaiian Band plays a free concert at noon April 14 at Mililani Town Center. Call 922-5331.

* MEETING DOGS Hawaii Dog Foundation hosts a “meet and greet” session with its adoptable dogs from noon to 2 p.m. April 14 and 28 at Mililani Mauka Dog Park, 95-1069 Ukuwai St. Call 782-8387.

* KANIKAPILA Waimea Valley sponsors a kanikapila from 1 to 4 p.m. April 15 and the third Sunday of each month in the park pavilion. Call 638-7766.

* MARATHON The North Shore Marathon begins at 5:15 a.m. April 15 with 800 runners expected on a course from Haleiwa Road to Kamehameha and Farrington highways, ending at Alii Beach Park. Call 591-9839.

* NEIGHBORS Wahiawa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. April 16 at Wahiawa District Park, Mililani Mauka-Launani Valley meets at 7 p.m. April 17 at Mililani Mauka Elementary, the North Shore board meets at 7 p.m. April 24 at Haleiwa Elementary, and Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu meets at 7 p.m. April 25 at Mililani Rec Center III. For updates, call 768-3710.

* CALLIGRAPHY Students in Mary Weite’s Calligraphy-Sumie class at Wahiawa Community School for Adults have their works on display now through April 16 at Wahiawa Library. Call 621-5572.

* PAUMALU HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 6-mile intermediate hike to Paumalu ridge at 8 a.m. April 21. Visit htmclub.org.

* TV PRODUCTION The Wahiawa Community Media Center conducts a TV production course from 6 to 9 p.m. April 24, 25, May 1, 3, 8 and 10 at Leilehua High School. Call 621-9727.

* POETRY FEVER Mililani Library hosts a free public performance of HTY’s “Poetry Fever” at 1:30 p.m. April 25. Call 627-7470.

* VENDORS NEEDED Wahiawa United Methodist Church seeks vendors for its April 28 rummage sale and swap meet. Rental fee is $25 per parking space, two for $40. Call 622-4361.

* BANDSTAND Waialua High and Intermediate School Band performs at 4 p.m. May 6 at Waialua Bandstand, courtesy of Surf N Sea. Call 637-9721.

* FOOTBALL HELP Mililani Football Association seeks volunteer head coaches for football (boys) and cheerleading (girls) in preparation for the 2012 Pop Warner season. Experience is preferred. Player registration for ages 7 to 15 begins in April, and the season kicks off in August. For a coaching interview, call 622-2056.

* FLAG FOOTBALL The 808 Ohana Flag Football league is registering players age 4 to 17 for the upcoming season in Mililani. Also needed are coaches and teams for Wahiawa, Haleiwa and Waialua. Call Travis at 864-1903 or email tiltontravis@gmail.com.

Ongoing

* POLO SEASON Hawaii Polo Club hosts matches at 2 p.m. Sundays at Mokuleia field with teams from Hawaii and all over the globe. Off the field is live music, food, dancing and skydiving shows. Admission is $10 general, $7 military. Gates open at 11 a.m. Call 343-4788.

* NORTH MARKET The North Shore Country Market runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Sunset Beach Elementary School, selling Hawaii-made items exclusively. Vendors are welcome. Call 673-3296.

* WAIALUA CO-OP Waialua Farmers Co-op Market sells local produce, plants and more from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Waialua Sugar Mill. Call 637-4439.

* WAHIAWA MARKET A farmers market is open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission parking lot at 1067 California Ave. Visit wahiawacdbo.org.

* HALEIWA MARKET Haleiwa Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Sunday at old Kamehameha Highway and the Bypass Road. The event offers more than 40 vendors with locally grown or made products. Call 388-9696.

* WAIPIO MARKET Kaiser Waipio Clinic hosts a “fresh day” market of healthy food and produce from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2270.

* MILILANI MARKET Mililani High School has a farmers market from 8 to 11 a.m. Sundays in the gym parking lot. Call 848-2074.

* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at Wahiawa District Park and from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mililani District Park. Call 522-7088.

* WAIALUA WRITERS The Waialua Library writers group meets at 11 a.m. each Saturday at the library. Call 637-8286.

* WOOD CARVING Kahu Butch Helemano conducts free wood-carving classes every Sunday at Waimea Valley. For updates, call 292-4292.

* AIKIDO Mililani Aikido Club practices Tuesday and Thursday nights at Mililani District Park gym. Call 623-8937.

* ARMY OUTREACH The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program welcome volunteers for its service trips and environmental out-reach projects. Call Kim or Candace at 656-7641.

* WAIMEA WALKS Waimea Valley offers a variety of guided hikes every Saturday, plus themed walks, crafts, music, games or storytelling every week-day, and much more. For details, call 638-7766 or visit waimeavalley.net.

* ESCRIMA Patrick Delos Santos has classes in Kali escrima (Filipino stick fighting) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Mililani Waena Elementary. Monthly fee is $50. Call 398-0119.

* WAIMEA ELDERS Waimea Valley has a “Cherish the Elders” program, which invites kupuna to spend the day learning and enjoying the park. Fee is $5 and no minimum group size is required. Call 638-7766.

* AEROBIC DANCE Malia Delapenia introduces a new aerobic dance class, Shimmy Fitness, at 7:15 p.m. Mondays at Mililani Rec Center I for MTA members and the public. Call 234-1006.

* PADDLE FITNESS Rainbow Watersports offers Stand Up Paddle Fitness classes Saturdays at Haleiwa Bay. Call 372-9304.

* OUTREACH Pacific Islands Bible Church has a free weekly event at 6 p.m. Saturday to strengthen the community and reach out to young adults and families, with coffee, live music and fellowship. Call 625-0411.

* HULA Kumu hula Ali’i Manu conducts non-competitive hula classes (auana, kahiko and the aloha spirit) for the community at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Mililani Uka Elementary School. Men and women ages 15 and up are welcome. Call 478-2400.

* YOGA North Shore Yoga Co-op has yoga classes for all ages at the Weinberg Community Center in Waialua. Donations are appreciated. Call 561-9639.

* KEIKI COUNCIL The Central District Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Leilehua Golf Course dining area. All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

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