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* NEIGHBORS Wahiawa-Whitmore Village Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Wahiawa District Park, Mililani Mauka-Launani Valley meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Mililani Mauka Elementary cafeteria, North Shore meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Haleiwa Elementary cafeteria, and the Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu board meets at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at Mililani Rec Center III. Call 768-3710.

* JAPAN THEATER The troupe Bento Rakugo presents a dynamic storytelling session at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Kahuku Library in the 300-year-old tradition of Japanese theater, with a comedic twist. Call 293-8935.

* SLACK KEY Award-winning musician John Keawe presents a “Tribute to Slack Key” at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Wahiawa Library. Call 622-6345.

* PLANT DOCTOR Plant doctor Erin Purple is “in” from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at Wahiawa Botanical Garden to give free advice on your ailing plants. RSVP to 522-7066.

* MILILANI MUSIC The Ron Artis Family Band entertains from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at Mililani Town Center. Call 625-0108.

* HEALTH LAW Robert Hamamoto, a volunteer with AARP, shares the latest on the Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at Waialua Library (637-8286) and 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at Kahuku Library (293-8935).

* INDIA COOKS The Nov. 23 Waialua Farmers Co-op Market features a demonstration of Indian cooking by Lisa Albrecht at 10 a.m. at Waialua sugar mill. Call 637-8589.

* OSUMI THOUGHTS Author Norman Osumi shares his father’s wisdom at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 23 at Mililani Library through his new book Today’s Thought – Rev. Paul Osumi: The Man and his Message. It’s based on the late minister’s Hawaii newspaper columns. Call 627-7470.

* ALLIANCE ART The Handcrafters and Artisans Alliance has a Haleiwa Artfest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Lili’uokalani Protestant Church in Haleiwa. Call 696-6717.

* MEETING DOGS Hawaii Dog Foundation hosts a “meet and greet” session with its adoptable dogs from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Mililani Mauka Dog Park, 95-1069 Ukuwai St. Call 782-8387.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Wahiawa General Hospital, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7 and 21 at Mililani Town Center. Call 848-4770.

* HELEMANO TREES Helemano Farms opens its annual sale of Norfolk island pine Christmas trees (from $40 to $100) Nov. 29 on Whitmore Avenue. Visit

* KAREN SINGS Karen Keawehawaii performs from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Dot’s in Wahiawa as part of the Waikiki to Wahiawa Concert Series. The JNS trio opens, and Elements closes the show. Tickets cost $25 presale or $30 at the door, including no-host cocktails and pupus. Call Don at 224-0776.

* ZUMBA DEMO Mililani Town Center presents a Zumba demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Call 625-0108.

* TENNIS BENEFIT The Mililani 10s Kidz (junior team tennis) conducts its annual “huge” benefit garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 30 at Mililani High School. Call 371-4007.

* ART WALK The monthly Haleiwa Art Walk runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 in Haleiwa town, featuring sales, activities and events hosted by dozens of merchants. Call 637-4558.

* OKINAWA FAIR Hawaii United Okinawa Association has its Winter Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Hawaii Okinawa Center. Call 676-5400.

* BANDSTAND Waialua Bandstand hosts entertainment by the Okame Daiko Taiko Drummers at 4 p.m. Dec. 1, sponsored by North Shore Soap Factory. Call 637-9721.

* WEST POINT TIPS U.S. Military Academy admissions officer Capt. Lyndsey Nott briefs current soldiers at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 at Schofield Barracks’ Yano Library (and 2 p.m. at Fort Shafter’s Aloha Center), offering tips on enrollment for experienced personnel. Call 218-1408 or email

* BOOKS, BEATS Steve and Jean Martinucci present a free Introduction to Jazz and Bossa Nova Music at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Mililani Library. Call 627-7470.

* WREATHS Melody Fanning leads a workshop on making succulent wreaths at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Bring garden cloves and clippers. Fee is $20. (A Hawaiian wreath class will start at 10 a.m. Dec. 19 for $15.) Call 522-7066.

* WAHIAWA PARADE Wahiawa’s Santa Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, moving up California Avenue from Kaala Elementary to the shopping centers, spreading candy along the way with 300 marchers, 10 vehicles, two floats and the Leilehua High School band. Call Marcia Sumile at 348-2238.

* OPEN MIC Jerry’s Pizza in Waialua offers an Acoustic/Open Mic Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6, hosted by Summer Kealoha, along with great food and entertainment. Email iamsummerkealoha@gmail. com.

* ROLLER DERBY Aloha City Rollers’ Sneaky Tikis and Dash Dolls face each other at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 on the Mililani Roller Hockey Track, 95-1000 Makaunulau St. Call 454-3847.

* MILILANI PARADE The Mililani Christmas Parade starts at 9 a.m. Dec. 7, marching from the Town Center to Mililani Shopping Center with 1,500 participants, 30 vehicles, 10 floats and two bands. Call 722-6467.

* WAIPIO MARCH The Gentry Waipio Community Association Christmas Parade is at 10 a.m. Dec. 7, starting and ending at Gentry Waipio Shopping Center with 800 marchers and 15 vehicles. Call 671-2272.

* CRAFT FAIR The Holiday Craft & Gift Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in Mililani Rec Center 5 with more than 80 vendors, plus a free shuttle from the Park-and-Ride. Call 440-2640.

* McTEACHERS Kaala Elementary School plans a benefit “McTeachers Night” from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Wahiawa McDonald’s. Call 622-6366.

* WAIPIO CRAFTS Hawaii Okinawa Center presents “An Evening in Waipio” craft fair from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11. Call 676-5400.


* KAHUKU MUSIC Turtle Bay Resort’s Hang Ten lounge has live local music from 6 p.m. four nights a week. Call 689-1800.

* STORIES, FILMS Wahiawa Library sponsors a free storytime from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursdays and a free Movie Night at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Call 622-6345.

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

* 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.

* ESCRIMA Patrick Delos Santos offers Kali Escrima classes in Filipino self-defense (stick fighting) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Mililani Waena Elementary School. Fee is $50 per month. Call 398-0119.

* STRIDERS Leeward Stroller Strides group meets at 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursday at Central Oahu Regional Park, offering a fitness walk for moms and tots in strollers. A Schofield Bar-racks group meets at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 398-6275.

* JAZZERCISE Kate Moore leads low-impact, one-hour Jazzercise classes at 6 and 7 p.m. Mondays at Mililani District Park, and beginners are welcome. She also leads Jazzercise at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mililani Rec Center 5. Call 621-2482.

* TECH PARK MART Hiraoka Farm sponsors a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at 100 Kahelu Ave. in Mililani Tech Park, featuring breads, plate lunches, desserts, flowers, local meat and produce and much more. Call 228-3714.

* 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.

* QUEEN’S MARKET Liliuokalani Church offers a Queen’s Open Market from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays in Haleiwa with fresh produce, ono food and hand-crafted local items. Booth fee is $30. Vendors and entertainers are invited to call 637-9364.

* 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 The Waialua Farmers Coop 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

* HALEIWA MARKET Haleiwa Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. each Thursday in the Pikake Pavilion and main lawn at Waimea Valley. Call 388-9696.

* MILILANI MARKET Mililani High School hosts a Farmers Market from 8 to 11 a.m. Sundays in the gym parking lot. Call 848-2074.

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