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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

November 20

International week
WCC has International Education Week events from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with dancing, food, speech contests in three languages, and workshops in flower arranging and calligraphy. 235-7374.

Melody Fanning leads a workshop on making Thanksgiving centerpieces at 10 a.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Dried materials are welcome and fee is $15. Call 522-7066.

Enchanted Lake imu
Mail-in deadline is today to reserve a space in the Enchanted Lake Elementary School Thanksgiving imu. Call 263-1411, ext. 236.

Fine arts night
Kailua High’s fine art classes present “Celebration of the Arts” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria, with ethnic edibles, band and ensemble music, exhibits and an art gallery and sale. Call 266-7900.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 101,103 and 105. Call 848-4770.

Hoops shoot
The Elks Hoops Shoot starts at 3 p.m. at Kaneohe District Park. The youth free-throw contest is for boys and girls by age group. Call Greg Sylvester at 292-8440.

HPU comedy
HPU presents Moliere’s comedy, Tartuffe, at 7:30 tonight and each Wednesday through Saturday through Dec. 8 in Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on the Kaneohe campus. Matinees are at 4 p.m Sundays. For tickets, call 375-1282.

Caregiver support
An Ohana Caretakers support group meets at Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road at 9 a.m. today. Call 234-2207.

Deadline is today to sign up for the Nutrition Roundtable class in “Vitamins and Minerals in Food,” set for 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 27 in WCC’s Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

November 21

Making bread
Castle Medical Center presents “Bread from the Heart and Hands” at 6 p.m. in the Wellness Center demonstration kitchen. Learn how to make bread the old-fashioned way and receive tasty samples and written recipes. Fee is $10. Call 263-5400 two days in advance.

Hanauma lecture
Hanauma Nature Preserve hosts a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Cynthia Bond Memorial Theater with UH Hilo graduate student Caree Weisz on “Predicting Microbial Pollution Patterns in Hilo Bay.” Call 397-5840.

Kaneohe board meets
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

November 22

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Castle High’s Ron Bright Theatre. Call 848-4770.

Piano recital
Pohai Nani presents Ernest Chang’s piano students at 7 p.m. in a free recital in Pohai Nani’s newly renovated auditorium. The public is welcome. Call 247-3448.

November 23

Waimanalo makahiki
Waimanalo Makahiki 2013 is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bellows campgrounds to celebrate youth, culture and athletic competition, plus storytelling, plant restoration and more. Call 927-1867.

Kualoa makahiki
Makahiki Nui runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kualoa Regional Park, featuring a procession of Akua Lono, ho’okupu, traditional games for men and boys, ending with a potluck dinner and awards. Call Umi Kai at 840-5510.

Fertilizer tips
Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery has a free class on “Fertilizer How To’s” at 10 a.m. at the Waimanalo nursery, 41-639 Kaulukanu St. Call 396-6595.

Hakipuu help
Volunteers help restore Hakipuu Stream from 8 a.m. to noon. Wear close-toed shoes, long pants and sleeves, and bug spray. RSVP to

Glass ornaments
Island Glassworks offers Christmas ornament workshops beginning this month on Saturdays and Sundays at the Kailua studio, 171-A Hamakua Drive. Fee is $30 per students. Call Geoff Lee at 263-4527.

Warriors on screen
Koolau 10 Theatres presents the UH-Wyoming football game live on the big screen at 9 a.m. at Koolau Center. Tickets cost $10. Call 239-0919.

Health fair
HMSA sponsors a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Mall center court, offering exhibits, booths and tips on wellness. Visit

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to noon today and Nov. 30 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

November 24

Haiku service day
Koolau Foundation plans a Haiku Valley Service Learning Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all volunteers and youths seeking community service hours. Lunch is provided. RSVP to 221-5662 or email

Royal music
The Royal Hawaiian Band performs a free concert at 2:30 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 922-5331.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive, and 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

November 25

Printmakers show
Gallery ‘Iolani’s “Lineage,” printmaking exhibition closes today. Call 236-9155.

November 26

College aid night
Castle High School hosts a Financial Aid Night at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria with WCC financial aid director Steven Chigawa sharing tips on how to fill out the FAFSA form. Call Nelson Chee at 233-5600.

Health law
Robert Hamamoto, a volunteer with AARP, shares the latest on the Affordable Care Act at 6 p.m. at Kahuku Library. Call 293-8935.


Hokulani Imaginarium will present Led Zeppelin at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 and a Christmas show at 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at WCC. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Melody Fanning will lead a workshop on making succulent wreaths at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Bring garden cloves and clippers. Fee is $20. (A Hawaiian wreath class will start at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 for $15.) Call 522-7066.

School closures
Public schools will be closed Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving.

Kalama artisans
Kalama Beach Club will have its Holiday Artisan Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 at 280 N. Kalaheo Ave. with locally made fine arts gifts and ono food. Call 262-5995.

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