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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Wednesday
December 11

School concert
St. John Vianney School presents its fall concert at 6:30 p.m. at 920 Keolu Drive with the student bands and orchestras. Presale tickets cost $5. Call 261-4651.

Stargazing
Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. at WCC. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Kahaluu board meets
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 768-3711.

Thursday
December 12

Dahn yoga
Kaiser Permanente sponsors a free public senior summit lecture on Dahn Yoga at 12:15 p.m. at Windward YMCA. Come prepared to exercise. Call 261-0808.

Holiday blues
Dr. Denis Mee-Lee presents a free seminar at 6 p.m. on “Coping with the Holiday Blues” in the Castle Wellness auditorium. Call 263-5400.

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Nature Preserve has a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the park theater on UH graduate students’ research of groundwater nutrients, plankton, and acidification and mineral dissolution on coral reefs. Call 397-5840.

Friday
December 13

College pianists
WCC piano students present their free fall concert directed by So Jin Kimura at 7 p.m. in Paliku Theatre, offering a variety of classic, popular and holiday music. Call 235-7400.

Choral concerts
Windward Choral Society has its annual free Holiday Concert twice – at 7 tonight at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Makawao Street, and at 7 p.m. Saturday at Windward United Church of Christ (across from Aikahi Park Shopping Center), featuring hammered dulcimer virtuoso Patti Amelotte. Call 261-9879.

Piano recital
Ernest Chang’s piano students play a free public recital at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 247-3448.

College pots
The WCC ceramics students’ Holiday Pottery Sale of affordable art is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Hale Palanakila 216. Call 235-7323.

Lagoon tour
Polynesian Cultural Center presents “Christmas Lagoon: The Light Within” at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and Dec. 16-21 and 23, with a canoe ride of music, displays and seasonal arts and crafts. Admission is $10 and $8. Call 293-3333.

Live nativity
Waimanalo Country Farms has a Live Nativity at 6 p.m. today and Saturday at 41-225 Lupe St. The free event is preceded by caroling hayrides at 5 p.m. Call 306-4381.

Stargazing
Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Season of Light” at 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at WCC, highlighting the world’s most enduring holiday customs: the Hanukkah Menorah, Star of Bethlehem and Santa Claus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5 Call 235-7433.

Saturday
December 14

Waimanalo parade
Waimanalo’s Christmas Parade starts at 9 a.m., moving from the district park to the beach park with vehicles, floats and two bands. Roads are closed 8:30-11:30 a.m. (690-2443). The march is followed by a resource fair, “Ka Lahui O Waimanalo,” with fun, prizes and more until 3 p.m. at the park, hosted by Waimanalo Youth & Family Collaborative (673-6910).

Castle band concert
Castle High’s band program has its free winter concert at 7 p.m. in Ron Bright Theatre. Call 233-5600.

Glass ornaments
Island Glassworks leads Christmas ornament workshops for ages 6 and up today, Sunday and Dec. 21 at 171-A Hamakua Drive. Fee is $30. Call 263-4527.

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

Kaneohe music
Simplicity plays from 9 p.m. to midnight at Mo-Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill, 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.

Art benefit
An art sale by Warren Stenberg from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Sunday in his studio benefits Hawaii Heart Association (50 percent of proceeds). The studio is at 810 C-1 N. Kalaheo Ave. Call 262-8306.

School craft fair
Kailua Elementary has a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a variety of items plus hot dogs, Spam musubis and drinks. Proceeds support the school video club. Call Kelly at 266-7878.

Castle wreaths
Castle High offers an open wreath-making workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 35 (by the theater parking lot). Bring natural materials to share; straw bases will be available at cost. Call Kathy at 233-5600, ext. 2236.

Inamona workshop
Heeia Fishpond conducts a workshop on making ina-mona (kukui nut relish) from gathering and roasting the nuts to the final product. It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fishpond. Fee is $25. To register, go to eventbrite.com/event/896378 5925.

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.

Kendamas battle
Windward Mall hosts “Battle of the Kendamas 96744″ from noon to 4 p.m. with check-in at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $7 with proceeds benefiting Castle Complex. More than $500 in prizes are at stake. Register at Little People Hawaii in the mall. Call 236-1772.

Sunday
December 15

Olomana parade
Olomana Community Association has its parade at 2:30 p.m., starting and ending at Maunawili Elementary School. Call 541-1331.

Holiday puppets
Kailua puppeteer Christy Lipps does a Christmas puppet show with songs and stories at 3 p.m. at Kaneohe Library. Call 233-5676.

Smart phone training
Verizon Wireless has free hands-on training workshops at 9 a.m. today and Dec. 22 and 29 at its Windward Mall store. Go to vzwwork-shops.com.

Year-end crafts
Windward Year-End Craft Fair is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heeia Elementary. Call 375-5049.

Parade of lights
Kaneohe and Makani Kai yacht clubs have their 40th Parade of Lights at 6 p.m. on Kaneohe Bay, featuring dozens of twinkling boats (including Santa’s). Call 372-7210.

Monday
December 16

Park signups
City parks offer online registration for their spring programs today through Dec. 24 at honolulu-parks.com. Walk-in registration is Jan. 8, 9 and 10.

Ohana food
Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free 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.

Tuesday
December 17

Dance show
St. Laurent’s Dance Troupe performs a free concert at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 247-3448.

Nature hour
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts its final Pre- School Nature Hour of 2013 at 10:30 a.m. on the theme of “Spices.” Keiki are welcome to bring lunch, shoes, bug spray and parents. Call 233-7323.

Upcoming

Movie night
Kaneohe Library’s Movie Night will feature The Muppet Christmas Carol at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 in the library basement, with free popcorn, snacks and other refreshments. Call 233-5676.

Caregiver help
The Ohana Caretakers Support Group will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 18 at Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 235-2207.

Hamakua music
The Saloon Pilots will entertain at Big City Diner Kailua from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Call 263-8880.

Ukulele concert
Ke Kula Mele Hawaii o Akaka will perform its winter concert at 11 a.m. Dec. 21 at Windward Mall featuring the keiki choir, upright bass, steel guitar and more, all directed by kumu Alan Akaka. Call 375-9379.

Candlelight service
Windward United Church of Christ will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24, preceeded at 6:45 by music from the Vai Ole Ola O Kailua (United Church of Christ) Choir, Pacific Brass Quintet and the WUCC Chancel Choir, all at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

Ongoing

Book sale
Friends of Kaneohe Library offers half-off prices for all holiday and Christmas books, CDs and DVDs during December. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, and 1-3 p.m. Fridays. Call 247-4819.

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