What’s Up in Windward Oahu
WCC hosts a Native Hawaiian Scholarship Aha at 6 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 101-105 to brief students, parents and educators about financial aid opportunities from nine Native Hawaiian organizations. Dinner and refreshments are provided. Call 235-7385.
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus. Call 848-4770.
Castle Medical Center hosts its 32nd annual tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. (Music starts at 6:15 and trolley rides at 5.) A concert with Nathan Aweau begins at 7:30, concluding the festivities. Park at Kailua High and take a shuttle to the hospital. Call 263-5500.
Castle High School has a registration information night for incoming freshmen and their parents at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Call Kathy at 233-5600, ext. 2236.
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday at BYU-Hawaii. Call 848-4770.
All about joints
Castle Medical Center’s Joint Care Center presents a free seminar on MAKOplasty at 6 p.m., featuring details on its robotic arm, plus total knee and hip replacement surgeries. Call 263-5400.
Kailua board meets
Kailua Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3711.
WCC drama students presents Cave of the Coiled Webs, a Chinese martial arts comedy, at 8 tonight through Saturday and also 4 p.m. Friday at Paliku Theatre. Tickets cost $10 and $5. Call 235-7310.
Gallery ‘Iolani presents “A Christmas Fantasy” art and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday in the WCC gallery. Call 236-9155.
A Kaneohe family’s 12th annual holiday bazaar is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at 45-440 Koa Kahiko St., featuring sewing and craft supplies, tote bags, crocheted creations, earrings, baby items, Christmas pillows, collectibles and much more. Call 247-4267.
The Kailua McDonald’s is the site for a benefit from 5 to 8 p.m. for the Kalaheo High boys soccer team. Call 254-7900.
Waimanalo Country Farms presents a Live Nativity at 6 p.m. today, Saturday and Dec. 13 and 14 at 41-225 Lupe St. The free event is preceded by caroling hay-rides at 5 p.m. Call 306-4381.
Kaneohe Christmas Parade starts at 9 a.m. by Windward Mall and moves down Kamehameha Highway to Castle High School, this time honoring our military with five bands, 10 floats, Santa Claus and much more. Call 348-2749.
Punana Leo fair and fun
Hui Makua Punana Leo o Koolau Poko presents its Aloha Kalikimaka Craft Fair & Family Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Papahana Kuaola at 46 Haiku Road (mauka end) with games, crafts, food, music, workshops and more. Call 729-7001.
Christ Church Uniting has its Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with proceeds supporting the church budget. Vendors offer hand-made ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, photography, plants, food and much more. Call 262-6911 or 235-0786.
Nake’u Awai presents a musical review of his fashions, “Blue Skies Smiling at Me,” at 9:30 a.m. at Koolau Ballrooms. A holiday marketplace with crafts, kapa, books, plants and more starts the program, followed by lunch, the fashion show and sales. Admission is $60 for the show and lunch. Call 841-1221.
The annual Lanikai Christmas Craft Faire is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the community park, featuring a wide variety of wares, plus food, shave ice and a bake sale. Volunteers are welcome. Call Dian at 262-4455.
Natural history tour
Wildlife biologist Katie Doyle and geographer Kaimi Scudder lead a “Birds of the Marsh” tour from 8:30a.m. to noon, sponsored by Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi. The tour covers Kawainui marsh, habitat and plant restoration sites. Donation is $10. Call 263-8008.
State wildlife biologist James Cogswell leads volunteers in a work day at the Kawainui Restoration Ponds from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring gloves and prepare for mud and sunshine. The ponds are located behind Castle hospital at the bottom of Ulukahiki Street. Call him at 266-0911.
Critter art show
Entries in Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden’s annual Frogs and Garden Critters Art Contest are on view today through Dec. 31, featuring 3-D use of recycled materials. Call 233-7323.
Eleventh Hour performs from 9 p.m. to midnight at Mo-Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill, 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.
St. John Vianney’s student travel club has a Holiday Craft Fair and Poinsettia Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 920 Keolu Drive. Proceeds support a spring break trip to Italy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden offers a simple nature craft activity for families at 2 p.m. Fee is $10 per family of four (and $2.50 each above that). Call 233-7323.
The keiki students of kumu Alan Akaka’s Ke Kula Mele perform Hawaiian songs at 2 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 375-9379.
Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 3-4-mile intermediate hike to Ulupaina in Kahaluu (by Valley of the Temples) at 8 a.m. Visit htmclub.org.
The Sounds of Aloha Chorus presents the musical comedy Rudolph Retires at 2:03 and 5:03 p.m. at Paliku Theatre, featuring gifts from Santa for all keiki and vocal groups Aloha Spirit, Resonance Quartet, Funny Bones, 8zero8 and Kapolei PAC-Kids. Tickets cost $20 and $10. Call 262-7664.
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to noon at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.
HPU’s comedy, Tartuffe, concludes its run at 4 p.m. today in Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on the Kaneohe campus. Call 375-1282.
Deadline is today to enter the James M. Vaughan Poetry competition. Best entry earns $250 cash, an audience at the Koolau Writing Workshops in March, and publication in the HPU journal. Call Patrice Wilson at 544-1108.
WCC presents “Na Leo Nani o Kaiaulu,” vocal music by student soloists, the college choir and special guest Noelani Mahoe, at 7 p.m. in Paliku Theatre. The show is free to the public, but donations are welcome. Call 235-7400.
City Councilman Ikaika Anderson meets with constituents for a 3 TALK at 6:30 p.m. at Kaneohe Community and Senior Center on Puohala Street. Call 768-5003.
Melody Fanning will lead a workshop on making Hawaiian wreaths at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Bring garden gloves and clippers. Fee is $15. Call 522-7066.
Dr. Steve Fowler will lead a free Weight-Loss Surgery seminar at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in Castle hospital’s Wellness Center auditorium. Register at 263-5400.
College slack key
WCC will present a “Hanauna Mele” concert of student slack key and ukulele performers at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Paliku Theatre with special guests Amy Hanaiali’i and the college hula class. The show is free, but donations are welcome. Call 235-7400.
Kaiser Permanente will sponsor a free public senior summit lecture on Dahn Yoga at 12:15 p.m. Dec. 12 at Windward YMCA. Come prepared to exercise. Call 261-0808.
Kailua Chamber of Commerce will host a Holiday Mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at A Cup of Tea on Uluniu Street with food, wine and prizes. Bring a donation for Toys for Tots. Admission is $15 for members, $18 for guests. Call 261-7997.
Dr. Denis Mee-Lee will present a free seminar at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 on “Coping with the Holiday Blues” in the Castle Wellness auditorium. Call 263-5400.
WCC piano students will present their fall concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Paliku Theatre, playing a variety of classic, popular and holiday music. The show is free, but donations are welcome. Call 235-7400.
The WCC ceramics students’ annual Holiday Pottery Sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 in Hale Palanakila 216. Call 235-7323.
Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Season of Light” at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20, and 10 a.m. Dec. 14 on the WCC campus. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.
Waimanalo’s Christmas Parade is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 14, moving from the district park to the beach park. Call Andrew Jamila Jr. at 690-2443.