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East Oahu Highlights

Send East Oahu items to by May 28 for the June 4 edition.

* SUMMITS State Rep. Gene Ward’s chief of staff Paige Altonn hosts two “summits” this month at Koko Marina: a coffee summit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 6 at Zippy’s and a beer summit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Kona Brewing Co. Pub with guest speakers Gov. George Ariyoshi and Jim Crisafulli, director of the Office of Aerospace Development. Call 586-6420.

* NEIGHBORS Diamond Head-Kapahulu-St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board meets at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Palolo at 7 p.m. May 14 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria, Waialae-Kahala at 7 p.m. May 15 at Hoaloha Kai Montessori School on Hunakai Street, and Hawaii Kai at 7 p.m. May 27 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

* KAISER SPORTS Kaiser High School Athletic Foundation honors standouts from Cougar sports programs at its Blue-and-Gold luau from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 10 at Sea Life Park. Tickets cost $100 and proceeds go to scholarships and locker room renovations at the school. Visit

* STREAM HELP Malama Maunalua volunteers remove debris from Niu Stream from 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 10. Signups begin at 8:30 on the mauka side of Niu Valley Shopping Center. Call 395-5050.

* WETLAND WORK Volunteers are invited to join Livable Hawaii Kai Hui’s workday from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 10 at Hawea Heiau complex and Keawawa Wetlands. Meet on Hawaii Kai Drive near Keahole Street. Call 864-8081.

* TAIKO FUNDS Taiko Arts Center is selling mochi from Two Ladies Kitchen in Hilo, with pickup May 10 at Petrie Park in Kaimuki and May 17 at the Eisa Festival at KCC. For details and preorders, visit

* ROYAL MUSIC The Royal Hawaiian Band plays at 1 p.m. May 11 at Kahala Mall. Call 922-5331.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11:30 a.m. May 11 at Kahala Mall, and 7-11:30 a.m. May 26 at Koko Marina Center. Call 848-4770.

* BOOK SALE During May, the Friends of Hawaii Kai Library book store sells all biography books for half price. Hours are 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the library basement. The store will close for air conditioning repairs May 12-26. Call 397-0515.

* VEGGIE TALK Holistic health specialist Steve Blake discusses “No More Heart Attacks” at 7 p.m. May 13 at Ala Wai Clubhouse as part of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii lecture series. The public is welcome. Call 944-8344.

* HUKI DAYS Malama Maunalua plans “huki events” from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 16, May 24 and June 14, meeting at Kuliouou Beach Park to remove algae from Paiko reef. Call 395-5050.

* THIRD FRIDAY Third Friday Kaimuki runs from 5 to 9 p.m. May 16, showcasing dozens of restaurants, shops and bars on Waialae between Koko Head and 8th avenues. Merchants offer entertainment, demonstrations and free product samples, including glass blowing, health foods and live performances. Visit

* RAIN GARDENS Malama Maunalua leads a tour of area rain gardens from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 17 from Koko Head District Park. Maintenance help also is needed. Call 395-5050.

* DRUM FEST The annual free Eisa Drum Festival is open 6-9 p.m. May 17 on KCC’s Great Lawn, featuring drummers from Hawaii and Okinawa. Visit

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized has a free workshop at 3 p.m. May 17 at its Kahala Mall store on “Downsizing and Decluttering” and a demonstration of FreedomRail at 1 p.m. May 31. Call 739-7007.

* CLEAN KAIMUKI Kaimuki Christian Church coordinates a monthly community cleanup and graffiti wipe-out from 8 a.m. to noon May 17 and June 21, meeting in the Ekahi House garage on Mahina Avenue. Volunteers welcome. Call 735-1771.

* MAOLI ARTS Koa Gallery at KCC presents the Maoli Arts Month exhibits “Salt Wada” May 19-June 14 with nine local artists; KCC’s Lama Library offers “3Rs: Respect, Responsibilities & Re-righting” with dozens more May 19-June 10. Call 792-0890.

* GRADUATION Four East Oahu public schools have set graduation dates and times. For details, call the individual schools: Kalani High, 6:30 p.m. May 20 at Blaisdell Arena; Kaiser High, 6:30 p.m. May 23 at school stadium; Anuenue, 10:30 a.m. May 24 on campus; and Kaimuki, 5 p.m. May 24 at Waikiki Shell.

* HOT RODS East End Hot Rods of Hawaii has a Cruise Night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. May 26 at Hawaii Kai Towne Center. Call 227-0988.

* THRIFT SHOP Holy Trinity Thrift Shop has moved into the new church cottage behind the school and extended its hours to 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Donations are welcome at the shop or church office. Call 396-0678.

* SUMMER STAGE Diamond Head Theatre runs a Musical Theatre Experience for ages 12-16 June 9-July 25, covering a variety of training in acting, singing and dance, as well as theater history. Fee is $650. Call 733-0277, ext. 306.

* ART SESSIONS Art Explorium has children’s art workshops in May in Kaimuki. Call Janice Staab at 312-4316.