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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Wednesday
July 3

Book sale
Friends of Kaneohe Library have a half-off sale throughout July on all materials. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. today (and every Wednesday), 1-3 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 247-4819.

Ronald
Kailua Library hosts “Book Time with Ronald McDonald” at 10:30 a.m. Call 266-9911.

Chi Kung healing
Signup deadline for the public is today for a class in “Chi-Building with Chi Kung,” set for 9:45 a.m. July 10 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

Thursday
July 4

Kailua Independence Day
Kailua marks Independence Day with its annual parade, featuring the Royal Hawaiian Band, at 10 a.m. on Kainalu Drive (261-7997), aerial acrobatics by pilots Cliff Churchill and Hank Bruckner at 6 p.m. off Kailua Beach, and the revived fireworks show at 8 at the beach park. Roads along the parade route close to traffic at 9 a.m. Call 478-5230.

Freedom run
Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii has its benefit Freedom Run at 7 a.m. at Kailua High with a walk and two runs. Fee is $30. Visit active.com.

Turtle Bay Fourth
Turtle Bay Resort hosts standup paddleboard races, entertainment (from 2 p.m.), games, a water slide and fireworks (8 p.m.) on the hotel grounds and offshore. Visit dahuipaddlerace.com.

Friday
July 5

The Wiz
New Hope Oahu’s Youth Performing Arts Center presents The Wiz at 7 tonight and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday at Paliku Theatre. Tickets cost $15 and $20. Call 842-4242.

Saturday
July 6

Kaneohe bon dance
Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji has its bon dance from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at 45-520 Keaahala Road. Call 247-2661.

Stevo
Stevo the Clown entertains with juggling, unicycling and audience participation at 10:30 a.m. at Kailua Library. Call 266-9911.

Pond help
The state DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife seeks volunteers to work on the Kawainui Restoration Ponds from 9 a.m. to noon at the bottom end of Ulukahiki Street, behind Castle hospital. Call James Cogswell at 266-0911.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a Kailua donor drive from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Dr. K.B. Chun & Sons, 444 Uluniu St. Call 848-4770.

Makahiki
The Kaneohe Complex Family Makahiki Fun Fair runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Kaneohe District Park pool. Co-sponsored by Kaneohe Lions Club, the 38th annual fair has food, games, canoe rides, entertainment and prizes. call 233-7303.

Sunday
July 7

Memorial run
Mid-Pacific Roadrunners Club sponsors an 8K Lanikai Bike Path run in memory from the monument on Mokulua Drive. Call John at 373-3609.

Waimanalo polo
Honolulu Polo Club has polo action at 3 p.m. today and each Sunday through Oct. 27 on the Waimanalo field. Admission is $5, and gates open at 1 p.m. Call 396-0494.

Art reception
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery hosts a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for the “Warren & Carolyn Stenberg Collection Show.” Call 233-7323.

Tuesday
July 9

Group living home
The city Department of Planning and Permitting holds a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. in the Mission Memorial Annex conference room on a permit to allow a group living facility at 1210 Mapuana St. in Kailua. Call 738-8020.

Tokuda town hall
State Sen. Jill Tokuda hosts a town hall meeting and legislative wrapup at 7 p.m. at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 107 and 109 (587-7215).

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