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Central Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of what’s happening in Central Oahu. Fax items by May 9 to 585-6324 or email The next edition comes out May 16.

* LEI MAKING Wahiawa Botanical Garden offers a Lei Po’o (wili method) lei-making workshop at 1 p.m. April 24. Fee is $15. Call 522-7064.

* NEIGHBORS The North Shore Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. April 24 at Haleiwa Elementary, Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu meets at 7 p.m. April 25 at Mililani Rec Center III and Mililani Mauka-Launani Valley meets at 7 p.m. May 15 at Mililani Mauka Elementary. Call 768-3710.

* TV PRODUCTION Wahiawa Community Media Center offers 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 Mililani Library hosts a free public performance of HTY’s “Poetry Fever” at 1:30 p.m. April 25. Call 627-7470.

* COMPOST PERMIT The city Planning and Permitting Department conducts a hearing at 1:30 p.m. April 26 in the Mission Memorial Building on Hawaiian Earth Recycling’s request for a permit to allow a major composting facility (involving wastewater sludge and animal food waste) on AG-1 land at 65-1100 Wilikina Drive. Call Steve Tagawa at 768-8024.

* MUSICAL Central Theatre Arts Academy presents the Broadway play Bye Bye Birdie at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28, 2 p.m. April 29 and May 5, and 7:30 p.m. May 4 in the Mililani High School cafeteria. Call 627-4356.

* STRING QUARTET Chamber Music Hawaii presents the Galliard String Quartet in concert at 11 a.m. April 28 at Waialua Library. Call 637-8286.

* RUMMAGE SALE Wahiawa United Methodist Church has a rummage sale and swap meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28. Rental fee is $25 per parking space, two for $40. The church is located near Leilehua High School at 1445 California Ave. Proceeds support church operations and maintenance. Call 622-4361.

* SPRING FAIR Trinity Lutheran School has its spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at 1611 California Ave. Call 621-6033.

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

* BALI MUSIC Anna Reynolds and I. Made Widana present “The Music and Dance of Bali” at 6 p.m. April 30 at Mililani Library. Call 627-7470.

* HALEIWA HEARING The city Planning Commission conducts a hearing on the Haleiwa Commercial Redevelopment Project at 1:30 p.m. May 2 in the Mission Memorial conference room. Bishop Estate trustees request a change from AG-2 and R-5 to B-1 zoning in order to upgrade the town between the highway and Mahaulu and Kewalo lanes (Matsumoto Store, et al). Call 768-8007.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:15 a.m. to noon May 2 in the Waialua Intermediate & High School gymnasium, and 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. May 19 at the Town Center of Mililani. Call the appointment line at 848-4770.

* MTA CRAFTS Mililani Town Association has a Mother’s Day Craft and Gift Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 at Mililani Rec Center 5, 95-1101 Ainamakua Drive. Call 623-7300.

* 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.

* MILILANI MUSIC The Mililani High School music department presents its spring concert at 5 p.m May 6 at Pearl City Cultural Center. Call 627-7747.

* SCHOOL’S 50TH Wahiawa Middle School celebrates its 50th anniversary from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 11 on the school’s outdoor playcourt and in the library. The public and all former students and staff are invited. Call principal Gayle Yamaguchi at 622-6500.

* FIREKNIFE The 20th annual World Fireknife championships are May 9-12 at Polynesian Cultural Center, with the senior finals at 7:30 p.m. May 11 and 12 in the Pacific Theater. Tickets cost $10 and $6. Call 293-3333.

* PINEAPPLE FEST The Wahiawa Pineapple Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 12 at Wahiawa District Park, beginning with a parade at 9 a.m. and featuring food, entertainment, rides, bouncers, clowns and a jazz festival from 2:30 p.m. with Gabe Baltazar and more. Call 694-0103.

* WAIMEA HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 7-mile intermediate hike at 8:30 a.m. May 13, meeting in the Waimea Valley Center parking lot. Go to

* 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


* POLO SEASON Hawaii Polo Club hosts matches at 2 p.m. each Sunday through Sept. 2 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. for tailgating. Call 343-4788.

* KANIKAPILA Waimea Valley sponsors a kanikapila from 1 to 4 p.m. May 20 and the third Sunday of each month in the park pavilion. Call 638-7766.

* 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 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 hosts 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. Call 292-4292.

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

* STATE PARKS Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area and Malaekahana State Recreation Area are open from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. daily. Call 587-0320.

* KAHUKU MUSIC Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort has live music from 5 to 8 p.m. several nights each week. Call 779-5546.

* 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. (The pool by the waterfall is closed to swimmers each Wednesday.) For fees and details, call 638-7766 or go to

* WAIMEA ELDERS Waimea Valley has a new “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 offers a free weekly event at 6 p.m. Saturday to strengthen the community and reach other to young adults and families. The program includes coffee, live music and time to meet people. 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.

* 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.

* 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 or go to

* KEIKI COUNCIL The Central District’s 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.

* FIT MOMS Stroller-strides offers a fitness program for mothers who can get in shape, accompanied by their young children. Classes are 8:45-10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call 258-0402 or go to

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

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