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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Wednesday
February 12

Stargazing
Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. at WCC. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Kahaluu board meets
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 768-3710.

Memory help
Deadline is today to register for “Memory Enhancement from Tai Chi,” set for 9:45 a.m. Feb. 19 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Church events
Windward Unity Church presents the Feldenkrais Method at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Also: an AA meeting at 6:30 tonight and Thursday. Call 262-6731.

Thursday
February 13

Valentine greetings
The Sounds of Aloha Chorus delivers singing Valentines from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday to workplaces, homes, hospitals and more. To reserve a special greeting, visit 262-SONG.com or call 262-7664.

Tai chi for balance
Ileina Ferrier, a master trainer from Tai Chi for Health Institute, leads a free class in “Tai Chi for Balance and Fall Prevention” at 12:15 p.m. at Windward YMCA. Call 261-0808.

Koolauloa board meets
Koolauloa Neighborhood Board meets at 6 p.m. at Hauula Community Center. Call 768-3710.

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Education Center presents a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the park theater on yellow tang culture methods with Oceanic Institute research scientist Chad Callan. Call 397-5840.

Friday
February 14

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kailua High School in the career center. Call 848-4770.

Orchids
Windward Orchid Society has a “Flowers of Love” display and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday in Windward Mall’s IHOP wing, plus a one-hour orchids talk at 1 p.m. daily with Sheron Harwood. Call 235-1143.

Kahuku music
The Saloon Pilots entertain bluegrass style from 9 p.m. to midnight at Surfer, The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort. Cover is $10, for 21 and older. Call 293-6000.

Valentine dinner
A Cup of Tea hosts its Valentine Dinner at 407 Uluniu St. #101, featuring prime rib or salmon entree with chocolate-dipped strawberries and Pink Rose champagne sorbet. Reservations cost $55 per person. Call 230-8832.

Alzheimer’s support
An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 10 a.m. at Kaneohe Community Family Center at King Intermediate. Call 235-7747.

Full moon circle
Windward Unity Church sponsors a Full Moon Circle at 7:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome to the spiritual gathering. Call 262-6731.

Saturday
February 15

Fashion lunch
St. Anthony Church sponsors a fashion show and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 114 Makawao St., featuring clothing and jewelry from its thrift shop and music by Mihana Souza. Tickets cost $10. Call 266-2227.

Fishpond help
Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society sponsors a workday from 8 a.m. to noon at the fishpond. To register as a group or individual, call 263-8202. The next workday is April 12.

Stream help
Volunteers help restore upper Heeia Stream from 9 a.m. to noon by removing weeds, planting native species, moving brush and logs, hauling and spreading mulch and more. Call 381-7202.

Grant deadline
Deadline is today to apply for the annual First Wind college scholarship awards for Windward and Central Oahu high school students. Visit firstwind.com/scholars.

Rummage sale
St. Mark Lutheran School has its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school parking lot, 45-725 Kamehameha Hwy. Proceeds from the sale of toys, clothing, household goods, furniture and more will support technology and special events. Call 247-5589 or 245-5589.

PAL volleyball signups
Kaneohe Community PAL Volleyball League signs up players age 6 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Feb. 22 at Heeia Community Park. Call 247-1558.

Church program
Windward Unity Church hosts “Miracles, Mastery & Awakening” with Benny Silverman and Robyn Busfield from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 384-8890.

Sunday
February 16

Silent march
Koolauloa Hawaii Civic Club and others in Aloha ‘Aina No Ko’olau sponsor a silent march to Malaekahana State Recreation Area at noon, meeting first at 11:15 a.m. at the park cabins. Also planned are a potluck, live music and public discussion of urbanization issues. Go to facebook.com/aikeahawaii.

Dance showcase
The Windward Mall-based 24-VII Danceforce presents a “Unity” dance concert at 2:30 p.m. at the mall’s center court. Call 235-5141.

Monday
February 17

Holiday closures
Public schools and libraries are closed today in observance of President’s Day.

Church course
Windward Unity Church offers the five-week course “Who’s that Jesus Dude?” with Cari Bourette, starting at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Tuesday
February 18

Kindergarten prep
Parent educator Kathy Bentley presents a free program on “Preparing your Child for Kindergarten” at 6 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. (All Hawaii children must be 5 by July 31 to enter kindergarten next fall.) Free child-care and refreshments are provided. Register at 235-7747.

Fishpond permits
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. in WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 107 on the proposed general permit and agreement for the repair, restoration, maintenance and operation of traditional fishponds. Public comment is needed by March 10 on this part of a collaborative effort to streamline restoration work (about 17 permits were previously required). Call DLNR at 587-0377, or email Brenda Asuncion, coordinator of Hui Malama Loko I’a, at brenda@kua-hawaii.org.

Maunawila heiau
The Maunawila Heiau steering committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at Hauula Civic Center on Kukuna Road. Email Rebekah Walker at matagiwalker@gmail.com.

Handbells
Hakuoh University’s renowned all-female Handbell Choir performs at 7 p.m. at Paliku Theatre in a free public concert of classical tunes and contemporary Broadway selections. Call 235-7433 or 956-0321.

Popoi’a Street workday Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers, partnering with Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks, meet from 9 to 11 a.m. to maintain the Popoi’a Street Storm Water Management Project next to Buzz’s and across from Kailua Beach Park. Tasks include weeding, native out-planting and removing trash. Call 381-7202 or email nalani@hui-hawaii.org.

Nature hour
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts its monthly preschool nature hour at 10:30 a.m. on the theme “Leaves.” Bring raingear, lunch and a parent. Have the parent call 233-7323.

Newborn care
Castle Medical Center has a class in newborn care from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for new and expectant parents. Fee is $30 for two. Additional topics this month are on breastfeeding (5:30 p.m. Feb. 19, $25) and healthy pregnancy (6 p.m. Feb. 26, free). Call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Bridge class
Windward Unity Church hosts an Introduction to Bridge class at 1 p.m. with Daniel Reader at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call Daniel at 266-0301.

Upcoming

Positive coaching
A free, interactive workshop on positive coaching for parents will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Kaneohe Community and Senior Center on Puohala Street, sponsored by Positive Coaching Alliance and others. Dinner is planned for 6:30 p.m. Parents of keiki ages 4 to 12 are especially welcome. RSVP by Feb. 11 to 235-7747.

Kaneohe board meeting
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Kaneohe music
Ho’okani will entertain from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank will have a donor drive from 7 to 11:45 a.m. Feb. 21 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Watershed grants
Farmers have until Feb. 21 to apply for grants to support best conservation practices in Waimanalo watershed. Call Amanda at Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council, 622-9026, or download an application at oahurcd.org.

Lotus workshop
Mulkern Nursery will run its annual Lotus workshop at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 in Waimanalo. Call 396-6595.

Dry boxes
Paepae o He’eia will host an OHA-sponsored Dry-Box workshop (for drying fish, fruit, etc.) with Ka’ala Farms from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at He’eia Fishpond. Fee is $40 plus handling; it includes T-shirt, lunch and all supplies. Go to drybox.eventbrite.com.

Diabetic dining
Castle Medical Center will sponsor a cooking demonstration, “Dining and Diabetes,” at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at its Wellness Center as part of the Eat Well for Life series. Fee is $10 and reservations are required two days ahead. Call 263-5400.

Items must reach us by Feb. 12 for the Feb. 19 edition. Fax 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com.

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