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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Wednesday
July 10

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

Healing powers
Public signup deadline is today for a class in “Memory Enhancement Using Mental and Breath Power,” set for 9:45 a.m. July 17 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

Thursday
July 11

Skin cancer
Kaiser Permanente sponsors a free Senior Summit talk on protecting your skin at 12:15 p.m. at the Windward YMCA. Call 261-0808.

Farmers workshop
Hui Ku Maoli Ola conducts a Master Farmer Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the Haiku Valley nursery on “Native Plant Production and Landscaping.” Fee is $20, and it includes a native plant for each participant. Space is limited. Call Oahu Resource Conservation & Development Council at 622-9026.

Joint care
Dr. Linda Rasmussen and rehab services director Suzanne Asaro discuss “The Joint Continuum of Care” – from prevention to total knee replacement and MAKOplasty (partial knee resurfacing) – at 6 p.m. in Castle Medical Center’s Wellness auditorium. Call 263-5400.

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Education Center hosts a free public lecture on coral reefs at 6:30 p.m. in the park theater. Social Science Fellow Jack Kittinger will discuss “Exploring Social-ecological Interactions in Hawaiian Coral Reefs: Implications for Managing toward Sustainability.” Call 397-5840.

Board meetings
Koolauloa Neighborhood Board meets at 6 p.m. at Hauula Community Center on Kukuna Road, and Kailua meets at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

Friday
July 12

Seabird restoration
Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks and the state DLNR lead a seabird habitat restoration work today and July 19 in Kailua Bay. Volunteer space is limited; call 262-2555.

Fresh poi
Kako’o ‘Oiwi plans to fill orders for fresh poi today from its Heeia lo’i at $5 per half-pound container of pa’i'ai or one-pound bag of poi for those who reserve by noon July 10 at info@kakoooiwi.org. The group also conducts a community workday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Saturday
July 13

Park cleanup
Kamaaina Kids removes mangrove and other encroaching plants from the Heeia State Park shoreline from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to make the waterfront more accessible for activities. Extra help is welcome, and volunteers will get a free lunch. Bring sunscreen, work gloves and garden tools. To register, email Claire Dewey at claire@kamaainakids.com by July 10.

Farm fair
The Hawaii State Farm Fair is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Kualoa Ranch, featuring livestock exhibits, workshops, horse rides and keiki activities, orchid and plant sales, entertainment and Eat the Street food trucks. Admission is $5. Call 848-2074.

Court yard sale
Pa Ku’i A Lua has a benefit “court yard” sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the King Intermediate basketball courts, offering house-wares, clothing, books, toys, games and more. The nonprofit group seeks to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture. Call 223-2329.

Fishpond workday
Paepae o Heeia volunteers help restore Heeia Fishpond from 8:30 a.m. to noon; the event includes lunch for workers. Call 236-6178.

Ahuimanu hike
Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 2-mile novice hike to Ahuimanu Valley at 8 a.m. Visit htmclub.org.

Taiko
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble performs at 1 p.m. at Kailua Library. Call 266-9911.

Relay for life
Windward Oahu Relay for Life is open from 6 tonight to 6 a.m. Sunday at Kailua High School to honor survivors and raise funds for American Cancer Society. To offer help, call Courtney at 432-9163 or email courtney.chai@cancer.org.

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

Sunday
July 14

Plant protein
Ayla Sarnoff of Food for Life Hawaii shares recipes for plant-based protein at 11 a.m. at Whole Foods Market Kailua. RSVP to 258-3943.

Hula in Kailua
Castle Foundation sponsors a free “I Love Hula in Kailua” show at 3 p.m. at the town center between Macy’s and Pier One, featuring kumu hula Ku Souza and Halau Hula ‘O Kawaiho’omalu. Call 263-7073.

Monday
July 15

Ohana food Ohana Food Produce Distribution has food on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified individuals and families from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 239-5744.

Folk music
Keith and Carmen Haugen perform popular songs and folk music on guitar at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani Club Room. Call 436-4578.

Tuesday
July 16

Nature hour
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts a Pre-School Nature Hour at 10:30 a.m. on the theme of “Teddy Bear Picnic.” Bring teddy bear, lunch, walking shoes, bug repellent, rain gear and a parent. Call 233-7323.

Upcoming

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 4 to 7 p.m. July 17 at St. Ann’s Church on Haiku Road, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. July 20 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, and 7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. July 28 at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay on Pookela Street. Call 848-4770.

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Education Center will host a free public lecture on monk seals at 6:30 p.m. July 18 in the park theater. NOAA ecologist Charles Littnan will discuss “Monk Seal Crittercam Deployment.” Call 397-5840.

Bluegrass music
The Saloon Pilots will entertain bluegrass style from 8:30 to 11 p.m. July 19 at Big City Diner Kailua on Hekili Street. Call 263-8880.

Fish fry
The third annual Kailua Canoe Club Fish Fry will run from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 27 at 1021 Akumu St., featuring fish caught in Baha and a Mexican menu of side dishes, beer, wine and cake, plus prize drawings. Donation is $25 in advance, $30 at the door, with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund for Class of 2013 high school paddlers. Bring lawn chairs. Call Don Weir at 295-7969.

Waiahole’s 130th
Waiahole Elementary School will mark its 130th anniversary from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the school, with a luau, country store, plant sale, entertainment, farmers market, keiki activities, exhibits and more. To offer help or donations, call 239-3111.

Castle class of 1976
The Castle High School class of 1976 will have its 55th Birthday Bash Nov. 13-14 in Las Vegas. Email castle.high.76@gmail.com or facebook Castle High Class of ’76.

Ongoing

Art collection
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery hosts the “Warren & Carolyn Stenberg Collection Show” now through July 30. Call 233-7323.

Book sale
Friends of Kaneohe Library conduct a half-off book sale throughout July on all books, CDs, DVDs and more. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 247-4819.

Waimanalo polo
Honolulu Polo Club offers polo action at 3 p.m. Sundays at Waimanalo polo field. Admission is $5, and gates open at 1. Call 396-0494.

Drop-in fun
Hawaii Boys and Girls Club Windward Clubhouse is open from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays through July 26 offering a summer drop-in program with many activities for ages 7 to 17. Call 263-0555.

Kailua blues
Blues vocalist/guitarist J.P. Smoketrain invites seasoned musicians to sit in with him from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays at Los Garcia’s Restaurant on Oneawa Street. Call 261-0306.

Park yoga
Carolyn Sawai leads yoga classes for stress relief at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kaneohe District Park. Fee is $2 a class. Call 381-6380.

Waimanalo seniors
Waimanalo Senior Citizens Club meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the district park gym. Call 259-7436.

Seniors in Kailua
The Kailua Seniors and Pali Seniors clubs both meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Kailua District Park (266-7652).

Koolau seniors
Koolau Seniors Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Kaneohe Community and Senior Center on Puohala Street. Call 233-7317.

Scenic art
The paintings of Kailua native Peter Kowalke are on view at Morning Brew Cafe through Aug. 15. Some sales proceeds will support Hawaii’s equestrian riders on trips to Mainland competitions. Call 262-7770.

Give it fresh
Windward Unity Church seeks help with Give It Fresh Day from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Windward Mall’s Farmers Market, and after 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kailua Night Market. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

Fun and learning
Little People Hawaii has a free keiki session at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Wind-ward Mall for children accompanied by their parents. The goal is fun, laughter and learning (236-1772).

Vegetarian cooking
Down To Earth has 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 Japan in 2014 with EF Tours, coordinated by teacher Bev Vierra. Call 389-7529.

Mary Jane home
Mary Jane Home, operated in Kailua by Catholic Charities for pregnant women 18 and older, offers counseling and daily classes in infant care, childbirth and life skills. Call 261-9776.

Kailua birthday reunion
Kailua High’s Class of 1981 plans a 50th-birthday reunion for November and invites classmates to call Lisa Goo Parker at 221-7193.

Items must reach us by July 10 for the July 17 edition. Fax to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com.

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