Windward Oahu Highlights

Send Windward items to by Feb. 25 to be considered for the March 4 edition, or call 529-4850.

BETTER POSTURE Kaneohe Family Chiropractic has a free workshop on “Breathe Your Way to Better Posture” at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 24 at Castle Professional Center, Room #420. RSVP to 234-5535.

LABOR COACHES Castle Medical Center presents a labor-coaching class at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 to prepare spouses and others to assist in labor and delivery. Fee is $15. Call 263-5400 or visit

FILMS, HISTORY Kahuku Library screens a variety of historic films in the Hawaiian Digital Resources Series, ‘Ulu‘Ulu Moving Image Archive, at 3 and 6 p.m. Feb. 24, and also screens the animated film The BoxTrolls (based on the Alan Snow children’s novel Here Be Monsters) at 5:30 p.m. Call 293-8935.

PREGNANCY Castle Medical Center offers a healthy pregnancy class at 6 p.m. Feb. 25. Fee is $10 per person; couples invited. Call 263-5400 or visit

EARTHQUAKES Kailua has a town hall meeting on earthquakes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Kailua District Park multipurpose room, with a guest speaker from Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Call Claudine at 783-5396.

CANCER HELP Castle Medical Center presents the free class, “Look Good … Feel Better,” for cancer patients at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 to help individuals improve their looks, outlook and self-esteem during treatment and recovery. To register, call 1-800-227-2345.

FILM NIGHT Kane-ohe Library screens the animated film The BoxTrolls at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in its basement room. Call 233-5676.

GLUTEN-FREE Castle Medical Center presents “Hold the Gluten,” a gluten-free cooking class, at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in its wellness center, including samples and recipes. Fee is $10. To register, call 263-5400 at least two days prior.

WANDERLUSTA celebration of yoga, health and music, the 2015 Wanderlust Oahu runs from Feb. 26 to March 1 at Turtle Bay Resort with daily activities, talks and entertainment, from early-morning meditations to all-night chakra-spinning concerts. Visit

HAIKU MUSIC Hawaii Loa entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

PIANO RECITAL Ernest Chang’s piano students play a free public recital at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

WANDERER ART The Windward Wanderers art exhibit closes Feb. 27 at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden. The show has favorite works by 10 local plein air painters. Call 292-5351 or 233-7323.

NARCISSISTS Gallery ‘Iolani’s “Into View, an Exhibition of Narcissists” closes Feb. 27 at WCC. Call 236-9155.

STARGAZING Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stars” at 7 p.m. and “Led Zeppelin” at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 27 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

BREAKFAST Wind-ward Unity Church plans a get-acquainted breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Cinnamon’s. Call 262-6731 or email

TAIMANE SHOW Taimane Gardner performs a free show of her ukulele talents at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

HAKIPU‘U HELP Hui o Ko‘olaupoko volunteers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 to help restore Hakipu‘u Stream by Kualoa Ranch. Call 277-5611 or email

KANEOHE CULTURE Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club leads “Na Wahi Pana Kaneohe,” a cultural tour by car and on foot of five area sites, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28. For reservations, call 235-8111 or email

KAHUKU CLEANUP Promoters of the Wanderlust Festival at Turtle Bay shuttle people from the resort to a remote beach cleanup from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 by Kahuku Golf Course. Email

CERT TEAM Windward Oahu Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) hosts a meet-and-greet from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at Kaneohe Church of Latter-day Saints, 46-117 Halaulani St. Call Clem at 683-8163.

LOTUS Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery has a free “Repot Your Lotus” workshop at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at 41-639 Kaulukanu St. Fee is $5 if staff does the repotting. Lotus tubers are for sale after class. Call 396-6595.

PET HIKES Hawaiian Humane Society’s hiking club, Paws on the Path, hikes with pets at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28 on Old Pali Road Trail, and March 28 on Maunawili Demonstration Trail. Call 356-2222.

PAL VOLLEYBALL Kaneohe PAL Volleyball League registers players age 6-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at He‘eia Playground. Fee is $25. Call 247-1558.

HANAUMA TALK Hanauma Bay Education Program has a free lecture at 3 p.m. March 1 on “Behavioral Ecology of Shorebirds” with Phillip and Andrea Bruner of BYU-Hawaii. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

DIGITAL PAST Kahuku Library hosts an OHA program of Hawaiian digital resources at 3 and 6 p.m. March 3, featuring land maps and history. Call 293-8935.

HAU‘ULA MEETS Hau‘ula Community Association meets at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at Hau‘ula Civic Center. Call 255-6944.

LANTERN FEST Kahuku Library has a Yuan-Xiao Chinese Lantern Festival craft and cooking class at 6:30 p.m. March 3. Call 293-8935.

UKULELE FUN Ukulele Club of Hawaii shares ukulele fun and lessons for all ages from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. March 4 at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

JOINT CARE Castle Medical Center has a joint care seminar at 6 p.m. March 5 with Dr. Linda Rasmussen. Call 263-5400 or visit

PRENATAL CLASS Waimanalo Health Center’s Healthy Hale has free prenatal classes at 2:30 p.m. March 5 and 19 (and each first and third Thursday) on newborns, exercise, breast-feeding, postpartum weight loss and more. To register, call Melissa at 259-7948.

TAX HELP Trained AARP volunteers assist lowand moderate-income residents with their tax filings from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5, 12 and 19 — first come, first served — at Kahuku Library. Call 293-8935.

KAILUA BAND Kailua Intermediate School band presents a free concert at 6 p.m. March 6 at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

COACHES Kailua Mustangs Pop Warner Association accepts football and cheer coaching applications for the 2015 season now through March 6. Forms are at, and can be mailed to Kailua Mustangs, P.O. Box 1321, Kailua HI 96734. Email

CULTURE ACCESS Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club leads a cultural access tour of Waihee ahupua‘a from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 7. Donations are welcome. Call 235-8111.

DISCO DADS Huakailani School for Girls has its annual Dad & Daughter Disco “Butterfly Ball” at 6 p.m. March 7 at Mid Pacific Country Club. Tickets cost $70 per couple (tax deductible), and proceeds support the school and its robotics program. Music, dancing, pupus and activities are planned. Call 263-2020.

GRAFFITI Volunteers are needed for the Malama 96744 graffiti paint-out and community cleanup, set for 8-11:30 a.m. March 7 at Kaneohe Skate Park. Bring paint rollers and covers. Refreshments will follow. Call 235-7747.

GOSPEL MUSIC Windward Choral Society performs a free public concert of “The Storm is Passing Over: A Celebration of African-American Gospel and Spirituals” at 5 p.m. March 8 at St. John Vianney Church on Keolu Drive, featuring baritone Leon Williams. Call 254-5717.

OCEAN SAFETY Na Kama Kai conducts free keiki clinics on ocean safety and conservation awareness all day March 8 at Kahana Bay. Volunteer help is welcome. Email or call 864-9164.

PIE CONTESTS Kahuku Library hosts a “Pi(e) Bake-Off” and pie-eating contest at 6:30 p.m. March 10 with finalists from a weeklong “Pi” program for Kahuku High & Intermediate math classes. Real pies from Ted’s Bakery and from local bakers (in competition) are the highlights. Call 293-8935.

FARM TRAINING GoFarm Hawaii conducts a training session from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 19 in Hale Akoakoa 105 at Windward CC for those interesting in sustainable and organic farming. RSVP to

STARGAZING Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Perfect Little Planet” at 2 p.m. and “Kaluokahina: The Enchanted Reef” at 3 p.m. March 21 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.


KANEOHE BOOKS Friends of Kaneohe Library offers free books during its “renovation” in February, as well as half-off prices on all romance books in the library basement bookstore. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Volunteers to sort and shelve donated items are welcome anytime. Call 247-4819.

KAILUA BOOKS Friends of Kailua Library bookstore is open at the library entrance from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Call 392-1824.

KUPUNA BREAKFAST KEY Project invites all area kupuna (age 50 and older) to a complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. each Monday and Wednes-day in its Kipuka Cafe at 47-200 Waihee Road. For guests under 50 accompanying a senior, the suggested donation is $5. Call 239-5777.

KARATE Knight’s Isshin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo plans a self-defense summer session for children June 8-July 29 in Kailua, emphasizing fitness, fun and handling bullies. Call 492-2725 or visit

FOOD, THRIFT Windward United Church of Christ opens its food pantry from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for needy folk, and also welcomes donations of cash and nonperishable food. Its thrift shop is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and worship is at 9 a.m. Sundays at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

TAX HELPAARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly volunteers assist low- and moderate-income residents with their tax returns from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, now through April 15, at Kahuku Library (except March 26). Call 293-8935 or 888-687-2277 toll free.

ART AND NATURE Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden has a free program of reading, drawing and garden exploration from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through April 29 at the visitors center for ages 5 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 233-7323.

INNER POWER Geo Downer and June Dillinger lead a study group on Eric Butterworth’s book, The Power Within You, at noon Sundays at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

PARENTING PARENTS Inc. runs an ongoing, nine-week course in “Confident Parenting” at 9 a.m. Saturdays at 45-955 Kamehameha Hwy. #403 (the Sprint store building). The name stands for Providing Awareness Referrals Education Nurturing Therapy Support. Call 235-0255.

CREATIVE ART Maresa-Ann Hiromoto’s Live Inspired company offers a wide range of Creative Art classes for all ages in Kaneohe, with topics changing weekly. Call 384-2386.

DENTAL CLINIC Waimanalo Health Center’s dental clinic is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, accepting all new patients and most insurance. Call 259-5466.

WAIMANALO ART Ginny Walden Art Gallery is open 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment at 41-829 Kakaina St. #A-4. Call 389-0579.