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* WAIMEA HELP Oahu Army Natural Resources Program seeks volunteers to remove weeds, collect seeds and plant native species at various North Shore preserves in July and August, with all workdays starting from the Wahiawa baseyard. For details and to register, call 656-7741 or email

* FIRE ANTS A town hall meeting is set for 7 to 9 p.m. July 14 at Mililani Mauka Elementary cafeteria to discuss ways to stop the spread of Little Fire Ants in the Mauka community. State experts have been invited to attend by meeting sponsors, state Sens. Donovan Dela Cruz and Michelle Kidani. Call 586-6090 or 586-7100.

* NEIGHBORS Mililani Mauka-Launani Valley Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. July 15 at Mililani Mauka Elementary, Wahiawa-Whitmore Village meets at 7 p.m. July 21 at Wahiawa District Park, North Shore meets at 7 p.m. July 22 in Waialua Elementary cafeteria, and Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu meets at 7:30 p.m. July 23 at Mililani Rec Center III, Call 768-3710.

* KEIKI FILM HUI Mililani 14 Theatres’ Keiki Film Hui screens The Croods at 10 a.m. July 16-17, with children’s tickets costing $1. Still ahead: Despicable Me 2 July 23-24 and Rio July 30-31. Call 239-0919.

* WAHIAWA BON Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission has its bon dances at 7 p.m. July 18 and 19 at 164 California Ave. Food booths open at 6, taiko at 6:30 and 8 both nights, and Okinawan dancing at 8:15 p.m. July 19. Call 622-1429.

* HALEIWA BON Haleiwa Jodo Mission has its bon dances at 8 p.m. July 18 and 19 at 66-279-A Haleiwa Road. Services are at 6:30 both nights, and the floating lantern ceremony starts at 9:30 p.m. July 19. Call 637-4382.

* BLOOD DRIVE Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 19 at Mililani Town Center. Call 848-4770. * HAWAIIAN The nonprofit organization Ka Aha Nui Na’auao presents Hawaiian activities from noon to 3 p.m. July 19 at Mililani Town Center Gazebo to share its manao with the public. Call 625-0108.

* BOOK SALE Friends of Waialua Library have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19. Call 637-8286. * ART FEST The 17th annual Haleiwa Arts Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 19 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m July 20 at Haleiwa Beach Park, featuring juried art, music, dance, cultural tours, demonstrations, keiki art activities and more. Call 637-2277.

* WAIMEA MUSIC Waimea Valley’s second annual summer concert series features Eddie Kamai, Imua Garza, Kalei Gamiao and Brittni Paiva from 1 to 5 p.m. July 19 on the Main Lawn, and Timi Abrigo, Jeff Au Hoy and Eddie Palama Aug. 23. Tickets range from $35 for the series to $20 for each concert at the gate, with discounts for children and seniors. Call 638-7766 or visit

* POLO MATCHES Hawaii Polo Club’s 2014 season features the USPA Masters Cup July 20 and USPA Intra-circuit for the Fred Dailey Trophy July 27. Gates open at 11 a.m. each Sunday on the Mokuleia field, and action starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $10, or $25 for clubhouse seats. Call 226-0061.

* WAIALUA READS Waialua Library hosts a readers group from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 24 to discuss the fiction novel GoingPostal by Terry Pratchett. Call 637-8286.

* ZUMBA Mililani Town Center hosts a free Zumba demonstration class at 6:30 p.m. July 25 (and every last Friday) at the gazebo. Call 625-0108.

* MEETING DOGS Hawaii Dog Foundation hosts a “meet and greet” session with its adoptable dogs from noon to 2 p.m. July 26 at Mililani Mauka Dog Park, 95-1069 Ukuwai St. Call 782-8387.

* BAMBOO Waihuena Farm (next to Sunset Beach Elementary) hosts a Bamboo Trellis workshop from 9 a.m. to noon July 26. Fee is $25. Register at 799-0794 or email

* SWIM SERIES The North Shore Soap Factory 1.9-mile swim is set for 9 a.m. July 26 from Laniakea Beach to Puaena Point; and Jamba Juice North Shore Challenge starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 with a 2.3-mile swim from Pipeline to Waimea. For more details and applications for the North Shore Swim Series, visit

* HARDWARE City Mill Mililani offers demonstrations on how to make screens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26, and Diamond Magic (stain remover) at the same time July 27. Call 623-3100.

* OSHIRO FORUM State Rep. Marcus Oshiro hosts a post-session forum — “Everything You Wanted To Know About the 2014 Session, But Were Afraid To Ask” — from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 30 at Wahiawa District Park’s Hale Koa room. A light dinner, dessert and socializing start at 6, and the meeting begins at 6:30. Call 586-6700.

* PARKINSON’S A Parkinson’s support group meets at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 (and every first Saturday) in Waialua United Church of Christ’s office, 67-174 Farrington Hwy. Call Grant at 282-9864.

* BANDSTAND Waialua Bandstand hosts entertainment by the International Cultural & Friendship Association at 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Call 637-9721 or email waialuabandstand@gmail.c om.

* MOON WALK Waimea Valley sponsors a guided Moon Walk through the park at 8 p.m. Aug. 10. Bring flashlights, water, bug repellant and rain ponchos. Fee is $10 per person. Walkers are invited to dine earlier at the newly reopened Proud Peacock Restaurant. Call 638-7766.

* CAREGIVERS The Central Oahu Caregivers sponsor a support group at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Everyone is welcome. Call 623-6707.

* GOLF BENEFIT Hana Pa’a Softball 12U girls 2001 team plans a benefit golf tournament at noon Aug. 14 at Mililani Golf Course. Fee is $150 per golfer on a three-man team. For details and to sign up, email

* AUDITIONSApplause! Performance Academy holds tryouts at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 for Diamond In The Rough’s fall play, Peter Pan, to be staged at Paliku Theater in Kaneohe. A large cast of all ages is required (though Capt. Hook is taken). The Wahiawa school is located at 614 Kilani Ave. Email

* BIATHLON The inaugural Turtle Bay Biathlon is set for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23 with an ocean swim and 5K trail run plus after-party at the Kahuku resort. Fee is $80 for individuals through July 20, and proceeds benefit Hawaii’s Lifeguard & Water Safety Fund. For details, call 293-6000 or email


* TECH PARK MART Hiraoka Farm hosts a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at 100 Kahelu Ave. in Mililani Tech Park, selling breads, plate lunches, desserts, flowers, local meat and produce and 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 Wednesdays 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 should call 637-9364.

* NORTH MARKET North Shore Country Market runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Sunset Beach Elementary School with 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 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Waialua Sugar Mill. Call 637-8589.

* WAHIAWA MARKET A farmers market is open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays 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. Thursdays in Pikake Pavilion and Waimea Valley’s main lawn. 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.

* 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 Waialua Library writers group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday at the library. Call 637-8286.

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

* KAHUKU MUSIC Turtle Bay Resort has three venues offering live music and/or hula several week- nights and weekend dates each month. Call 779-5546.

* KEIKI COUNCILThe Central District North Community Children’s Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday in Mililani High School Room C101. All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

* SUP YOGA Judy Kosaka conducts SUP Yoga (yoga on a stand-up paddle board) at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Anahulu Stream in Haleiwa for $10 per class (bring your own board). Other training also is available. Call Aloha SUP Yoga at 627-9444 or email

* GROUP YOGA Judy Kosaka leads group yoga classes at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Mililani Rec Center 6 for MTA members ($10) and guests ($11). Call 627-9444 or email

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

* OHANAWaimea Valley sponsors La Ohana (family day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (through December), with half-price admission for kamaaina and military families. The day includes a scavenger hunt, stories, hula, lei making, petroglyph rubs, cultural demonstrations and makahiki games. Call 638-7766.

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

* SENIOR CLASSES Anuenue Hale Wellness Center at Helemano offers a variety of free weekday classes and activities for seniors, injured war veterans and those with disabilities. Call Yvonne at 622-3929.

* STRIDERS Striders FIT4-MOM Central Oahu offers stroller strides and Stroller Barre classes at Central Oahu Regional Park, Schofield Barracks and other sites. Prices and memberships options vary with the first class free. Visit or call (610) 217-9285.

* WAHIAWA SENIORS The city sponsors weekly programs and activities for the Wahiawa Rainbows at 8:30 a.m. Mondays at Wahiawa District Park. Call 621-5663.

* GARDENERS Mililani Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Thursday at Mililani Mauka Rec Center 6 for a program, demonstration or excursion. Call 637-0488.

* WAIALUA STORIES Waialua Library hosts a children’s storytime at 10 a.m. each Saturday. Call 637-8286.