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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Wednesday
May 8

Wastewater tunnel
The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. at Kaneohe Community and Senior Center on the permit required to build part of the Kaneohe/Kailua Wastewater Conveyance and Treatment Facilities Project – a 1,600-foot-long segment of the 3-mile-long tunnel. Call planner Steve Tagawa at 768-8024. The center is located at 45-613 Puohala St.

Star struck
Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

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

Vision training
Signup deadline for the public is today for a class in “Relaxing Neck Muscle Tension,” set for 9:45 a.m. May 15 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

Thursday
May 9

Don’t fall
Kaiser Permanente physical therapists present a free program at 12:15 p.m. on “Fall Prevention Among Older Adults: Strategies for preparing yourself and your home” at Windward YMCA, 1300 Kailua Road. Call 261-0808.

King transition
King Intermediate School hosts a free program, “Your Child’s Transition to Intermediate School,” with refreshments and speakers from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room I-2 for incoming parents. RSVP to 233-5727, ext. 231.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Castle Medical Center. Call 848-4770.

Heart disease
RN Mike Barber, cardiovascular services director at Castle Medical Center, discusses “Heart Disease: What’s New and What You Can Do” in a free public seminar at 6 p.m. at the CMC wellness auditorium. Barber also directs the hospital’s intensive care unit. Register at 263-5400.

Mastery lessons
Windward Unity Church presents “The Way of Mastery Lessons and Study Discussion Group” at 3 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

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

Friday
May 10

Aloha concert
The Castle High School band performs its Aloha Concert at 7 p.m. in Ron Bright Theatre. Call 233-5600.

Star struck
Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Two Small Pieces of Glass” at 7 p.m. on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Blood drive
donor drive from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Hawaii Job Corps Center, 41-467 Hihimanu St. Call 848-4770.

Fresh poi
Kako’o ‘Oiwi plans to fill orders for fresh poi from its Heeia lo’i at $5 per half-pound container of pa’i'ai or one-pound bag of poi today for those who reserve by noon one day in advance at info@kakoooiwi.org. The group also conducts community workdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month.

Saturday
May 11

Choral concert
Windward Choral Society presents a free spring concert, “For the Joy of Singing,” at 7 p.m. at Windward United Church of Christ (across from Aikahi Park Shopping Center) with special guest Ka’anohiwaianuenue Hula Studio. A freewill offering is welcome. Call 261-9879.

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

Orchid sales
Windward Orchids has a display and sale of orchids and native plants from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at Windward Mall. Call 235-1143.

Alzheimer’s help
An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 10 a.m. at Kaneohe Community Family Center in portable 1 at King Intermediate School. Call Melany at 235-7747.

Kailua basketball
Kailua Basketball League registers players age 7 to 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion, 770 Keolu Drive. Bring copy of birth certificate and medical card. Call 216-8103, 352-1364 or 221-0553.

Aikahi fair
Aikahi Elementary School’s fun fair is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 281 Ilihau St., featuring the Twister ride, inflatables, food, drinks and games. Call 254-7944.

Walk with Doc
Dr. Sonny Wong leads a brief walk in Kailua, then reconvenes with the group for blood pressure checks and a heart health talk. It all starts at 8 a.m. today and May 25 at Whole Foods Market Kailua. Call 258-3943.

Concert for moms
Ke Kula Mele Hawaii o Akaka, under the direction of kumu Alan Akaka, performs a concert for Mother’s Day at 11 a.m. at Windward Mall, featuring the sounds of the steel guitar, upright bass, vocals and more. Call 375-9379.

Sunday
May 12

Mailani concert
Mailani presents a CD release concert at 1 p.m. at Paliku Theatre for Manawa Kupono, featuring guest artists Jerry Santos, Teresa Bright, Manu Boyd, Ho’o Apo and hula by the Dalire ‘Ohana. Call 627-2942.

Meditation
Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center offers “Becoming a Connoisseur of Happiness” classes with founder Dean Nelson at 9 a.m. today, and May 19 and 26 in the courtyard of the center, located on the second floor at Aikahi Park Shopping Center. Donations accepted. Call 343-0089.

Teen art show
Nine Kailua High general art class students have their works on view through today at Morning Brew in Kailua Shopping Center. Call 262-7770.

Monday
May 13

Waimanalo board meets
Waimanalo Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at Waimanalo Library. Call 768-3710.

Tuesday
May 14

Choral concert
Windward Choral Society presents a free spring concert, “In Celebration of Music,” at 7 p.m. at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road. Special guest is Lehigh University Choral Arts (from Bethlehem, Penn.) A freewill offering is welcome. Call 261-9879.

Upcoming

Alzheimer’s talk
Steve Balke, doctor of science and nutritional biochemistry, will discuss “A nutritional approach to Alzheimer’s disease” at 6 p.m. May 15 at Castle Medical Center. Call 263-5400.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank will have a donor drive from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 15 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Scenic art
Morning Brew Cafe will host an exhibit of paintings by Peter Kowalke from May 15 to Aug. 15 in Kailua Shopping Center. A Kailua native, Kowalke’s subjects are the ranches of Maunawili and Waimanalo, and Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. A free public reception is set for 5 to 9 p.m. May 17 at the cafe. Proceeds from sales will support trips by Hawaii’s equestrian riders to mainland competitions. To see a show preview, visit peterkowalkeart.com. Call 262-7770.

Air-layering
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden will sponsor a class in air-layering at 10 a.m. May 16. Call 233-7323.

Kaneohe board meeting
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. May 16 at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Bluegrass
The Saloon Pilots will entertain bluegrass style from 8:30 to 11 p.m. May 17 at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

Commuter cycling
Hawaii Bicycling League instructors will conduct Commuter Cycling 101 from 9 to 11 a.m. May 18 at Whole Foods in Kailua. Topics to be covered are safe practices, cyclist rights, rules of the road, equipment safety checks, lane positioning and more. The class includes practice drills outside and a group ride at 11 a.m. through the community. Space is limited. To register, call 735-5756 or visit hbl.org.

Star struck
WCC’s Hokulani Imaginarium will present the family show “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 p.m. May 24 on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Moonlight dinner
Kalama Beach Club will sponsor a Moonlight Dinner at 5:30 p.m. May 25 with pupus, dinner, dessert, beach-side dining, a silent auction and a full moon. Admission is $30 per person, and reservations are due by May 17 to kalamabeachclub.com.

Ongoing

Storybook time
Little People Hawaii has a free storybook hour at 11 a.m. each Wednesday at Windward Mall for keiki accompanied by their parents. Also planned: activities and tips for parents. Call 236-1772.

Birth classes
Castle Medical Center offers six different classes and two ongoing programs in May to assist new and expectant parents. For details, call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Book sale
Friends of Kaneohe Library’s May book sale features half-off discounts on books, DVDs, CDs and more to all military families with ID. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays; 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays; and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 233-5676.

Windward artwork
State Sen. Jill Tokuda sponsors a mixed-media art exhibit by Aikahi and Kaelepulu elementary school students throughout May at the state capitol, chamber level, weekdays and Saturdays. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 587-7215.

HPU art
HPU gallery features two new exhibits at its Hawaii Loa campus now through July 12: “Trophy,” paintings by Rachelle Dang; and “Manifestation,” featuring drawings by Hiroko Sakurai. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday on the Hawaii Loa campus. Call 544-0228.

Arts and ceramics
Registration is being accepted now for spring and summer classes in art and ceramics in Kailua for first-graders and up. For fees and details, call Connie at 261-4484.

Canoe club signups
Waimanalo Canoe Club welcomes new keiki and adult paddlers, who may sign up during current practice sessions at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Kaiona Beach Park. Call Royce at 753-3708.

Vegetarian cooking
Down To Earth offers free vegetarian cooking classes at 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at its Kailua store. Call 947-3249.

Castle travels
Castle High alumni and families are invited to travel to Australia and New Zealand in June 2013, or to Japan in 2014 with EF Tours, coordinated by teacher Bev Vierra. Call 389-7529.

Zumba fitness
Kehaulani Volhein offers Zumba fitness classes at 8:30 a.m. Mondays and 6 p.m. Thursdays at Windward Family Wellness Center in Koolau Center. Fee is $5 per class, with the first class free. Call 230-9369 or email zumbawithkehau@gmail.com.

R.I.P.P.ED fitness
A “one-stop body shock” workout of Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometric and Endurance training meets at 5:30 p.m Tuesdays at Windward Family Wellness Center in Koolau Center. Classes are $5 each with the first class free. Bring your own weights and towel. Call 230-9369 or email inspired.health.fitness@gmail.com.

Pohai Nani readers
Pohai Nani’s readers group meets at 3 p.m. on the first and third Friday in the second floor lounge for a lively discussion of selected books. The public is welcome. Call 254-1147.

Plant doctor
The Plant Doctor is on duty 2-7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday at Windward Mall’s farmers market, and 5-7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday at Kailua Thursday Night Market. Packets of seeds from UH researchers also sell for $1 each.

Hakipuu help
Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers helps restore Hakipuu Stream from 8 a.m. to noon every fourth Saturday, removing invasive plant species from the mauka spring area. To offer help, call 381-7202.

Computer lab
KEY Project’s IT manager Angel Lemus runs a Computer Open Lab from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays to “get you to the next level” in computing skills, starting from scratch and using several operating systems and applications, one on one. To register, call 239-5777.

Mary Jane home
Kailua-based Mary Jane Home, operated by Catholic Charities for pregnant women, has counseling and daily classes in infant care, childbirth and life skills. Call 261-9776.

Kahuku music
Turtle Bay Resort has live music nearly every night in one or more of these three venues: Hang Ten, 21 Degrees or the Lobby Lounge. Call 779-5546.

Kahaluu fitness
Jungle Gym Fitness Hawaii has evening classes and fitness training for all ages Mondays through Thursdays at 47-664 Kamehameha Hwy., across from Sunshine Art Gallery. Call 232-4119.

New moms
Castle Medical Center hosts a free New Mothers Hui support group at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the hospital. Call 263-5400.

Calendar items must reach us by May 8 to be considered for the May 15 edition. Fax them to Windward Islander at 585-6324 or email to cchang@midweek.com.

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