Central Oahu Highlights

Email Central Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com or fax them to 585-6324. The next edition is Oct. 9, and the deadline is Oct. 2.

* MEETING DOGS Hawaii Dog Foundation hosts a “meet and greet” session with its adoptable dogs from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Mililani Mauka Dog Park, 95-1069 Ukuwai St. Call 782-8387.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sept. 23 at Kahuku High School, 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Oct. 4 at Wahiawa General Hospital, and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 at BYU-Hawaii ballroom. Call 848-4770.

* NEIGHBORS North Shore Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Haleiwa Elementary cafeteria, and the Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu board meets at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Mililani Rec Center III. Call 768-3710.

* THE QUEEN Mililani Library hosts a free participatory program on Queen Lili’uokalani’s legacies at 6 p.m. Sept. 25, with readings, a sing-along, talk story and short film, narrated by Meleanna Aluli Meyer, a descendant of the queen’s confidante Emma Nawahi (627-7470). Kahuku Library hosts the event at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 (293-8935).

* SURF STORIES Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer The Bar sponsors a talk-story and film at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 with ocean cinematographer Don King and his award-winning personal film about his autistic child, Beautiful Son. Proceeds go to Hawaii Autism Foundation. Tickets cost $10 in advance. Upcoming topics are Doug Walker and The Lost & Found Collection (of old surfing footage) Oct. 2 with proceeds to The Light Foundation, and skateboarder Rodney Mullen’s Bones Brigade Oct. 9. Email info@northshorewatershed.com or call 293-6000.

* BULLDOG PARADE Waialua High School stages its homecoming parade at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 from the school to Haleiwa town and back. A chicken dinner and bonfire also are planned. Call 637-8200, ext. 263.

* YARD CARE Instructor Erin Purple leads a free class in basic yard care at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Call 522-6066.

* RECYCLING Kahuku High School has an Aloha Aina recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28, accepting a wide variety of items. Visit kokuahawaiifoundation.org.

* TRINITY FAIR Trinity Lutheran School marks its 60th anniversary at a fall festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 with entertainment, games, craft corner, bake sale, food and more, plus free parking at Leilehua High. Call 551-6498.

* POPS CONCERT Leilehua High School’s band program presents its Fall Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the school gym. Admission is free to hear the advanced and symphonic bands and the wind ensemble. Call 622-6572.

* CENTRAL HIKES Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 14-mile advanced hike to the Schofield-Waikane ridge at 8 a.m. Sept. 29, and a 6-mile intermediate hike to Kaunala in Paumalu at 8 a.m. Oct. 5. Visit htmclub.org.

* POLO SUNDAYS Hawaii Polo Club presents a match between Texas and Hawaii at 2 p.m. Sept. 29, and Wealth Strategy Partners vs. Noh Foods Oct. 6 on Mokuleia polo field. Admission is $10, $8 or $25 (for clubhouse seats). Call 220-5153.

* PARENT NIGHT Waialua High & Intermediate School presents “Partnering for a Bright Future,” part of a college and career-readiness series for parents, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 2 in the school cafeteria. It includes dinner. RSVP by Sept. 25 to 637-8200.

* ROLLER DERBY Aloha City Rollers’ Sneaky Tikis and Dash Dolls face each other at 4 p.m. Oct. 5, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7 on the Mililani Roller Hockey Track, 95-1000 Makaunulau St. Call 454-3847.

* BANDSTAND Waialua Bandstand presents entertainment by the U.S. Marine Forces Pacific Band at 4 p.m. Oct. 6, sponsored by Mokulani Properties and Waialua Shopping Center. Call 637-9721.

* CAREGIVERS The Central Oahu Caregivers run a support group at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Everyone is welcome. Call 623-6707.

* MAKAHIKI Waimea Valley presents its annual Makahiki from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 featuring traditional games, a sled run, school competitions, hula, stories, lomilomi, crafts, cultural exhibits and more. Call 638-7766.

* WAIPIO VENDORS Registration is open for vendors who wish to join the Pre-Holiday Swap Meet & Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Waipio Shopping Center. Call 523-9744.


* STORIES, FILMS Wahiawa Library sponsors a free storytime from 6 to 7:15 p.m. each Thursday and a free Movie Night at 5 p.m. each Tuesday. Call 622-6345.

* WAIPIO MARKET Kaiser Waipio Clinic hosts a “fresh day” market of healthy food and produce from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2270.

* PADDLE FITNESS Rainbow Watersports offers Stand Up Paddle Fitness classes Saturdays at Haleiwa Bay. Call 372-9304.

* HULA Kumu hula Ali’i Manu conducts non-competitive hula classes (auana, kahiko and the aloha spirit) for the community at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Mililani Uka Elementary School. Men and women ages 15 and up are welcome. Call 478-2400.

* ESCRIMA Patrick Delos Santos offers Kali Escrima classes in Filipino self-defense (stick fighting) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Mililani Waena Elementary School. Fee is $50 per month. Call 398-0119.

* STRIDERS The Leeward Stroller Strides group meets at 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursday at Central Oahu Regional Park, offering a fitness walk for moms and tots in strollers. Fee is $60 a month. Call 398-6275.

* WAIALUA WRITERS The Waialua Library writers group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the library. Call 637-8286.