Central Oahu Highlights

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* NEIGHBORS North Shore Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Sept 23 at Waialua Elementary cafeteria and Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Mililani Rec Center 3. Call 768-3710.

* VEGAN FOOD Susan Asato presents “A Vegan Experience: Cooking Demo, Tasting & Film Screenings” from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 (snacks), and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27 (lunch) at Mililani Hongwanji Mission, 95-257 Kaloapau St. Admission is $5 in advance. Call 625-0925.

* WAIALUA READS Friends of Waialua Library sponsor a readers group at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25 on Jeannette Walls’ memoir/novel Half Broke Horses. Call 637-8286.

* ZUMBA Mililani Town Center hosts a free Zumba demonstration class at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the gazebo. Call 625-0108.

* HOMECOMING Motorists are advised that Waialua High & Intermediate School’s home-coming parade is Sept. 26. The motorcade starts at 4 p.m. from Waialua Elementary, and marchers start at 4:30 p.m. from the high school. A bonfire is planned for 6 p.m. on the football field before the games. Call 637-8200.

* BULLDOG BASH Waialua High & Intermediate’s Class of 1972 throws a birthday bash Sept. 27. For details, call 638-9457 or 637-5733.

* CONCERT Leilehua High School band program presents its Fall Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the gym. Admission is free. Call 305-3054.

* MILILANI MUSIC Tim Rose entertains at Mililani Town Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27. Call 625-0108.

* OUTDOOR CIRCLE North Shore Outdoor Circle has its annual installation meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at Waimea Valley. Guest speaker Jill Coryell will discuss “All About Hibiscus.” Visit outdoorcircle.org/north-shore.html.

* MARKET MOVE The People’s Open Market in Wahiawa has relocated temporarily to the Kilani Avenue parking lot, pending a repaving at the district park. The market is open from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 30 and every Tuesday. Call 522-7088.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Wahiawa General Hospital, 7-11:45 a.m. Oct. 4 and 18 at Mililani Town Center, 7 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Oct. 17 at Leilehua High’s front parking lot, and 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Oct 27 at Waialua Intermediate & High School. Call 848-4770.

* MAHALO MELE Hawaii Tourism Authority and Waimea Valley begin a monthly ‘Aha Mele concert series from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the park, featuring Kapena, Kaiholu, Waimea Valley Ohana Band, award-winning halau and more — all for free. Call 638-7766.

* PARKINSON’S A Parkinson’s support group meets at 1 p.m. Oct. 4 (and each first Saturday) in Waialua United Church of Christ’s office, 67-174 Farrington Hwy. Call Grant at 282-9864.

* BANDSTAND Waialua Bandstand hosts entertainment by U.S. Marine Corps Band at 4 p.m. Oct. 5. Call 637-9721 or email waialuabandstand@gmail.com.

* CAREGIVERS Central Oahu Caregivers conduct a support group at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 (and each second Thursday) at Wahiawa General Hospital. Everyone is invited. Call 623-6707.

* GOLF FOR UH Mililani Golf Club hosts an inaugural benefit golf tournament for UH Rainbow Wahine softball program (now in its 30th year) at noon Oct. 17, and registration deadline is Oct. 1. Fee is $170 per player, $510 per team. Email coolen@hawaii.edu.

* SURF MEET The 38th annual Northshore Menehune Surfing Championships are at 8 a.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at Alii Beach Park for children ages 3 to 12. Entry fee is $25 and should be made by Oct. 1. Call 637-2544, 778-3477 or visit northshoremenehunesurfcontest.com.

* BOATING SAFETY U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers conduct a 10-hour Boating Safety course Oct. 21-Nov. 3, meeting at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays in Leilehua High’s Room 18. Fee is $45. Another course is planned for Nov. 18-Dec. 2. Call 778-5738.


* CONSERVATION Oahu Army Natural Resource Program welcomes volunteers for its service trips and environmental outreach projects in September and October in the Waianae and Koolau mountains to control invasive weeds and more. Most work crews assemble at the Wahiawa baseyard, and all tools are provided. Call 656-7741.

* OHANA Waimea Valley sponsors La Ohana (family day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month, with half-price admission for kamaaina and military families. The day includes a scavenger hunt, stories, hula, lei making, petroglyph rubs, cultural demonstrations and makahiki games. Call 638-7766.

* WAIALUA STORIES Waialua Library hosts a children’s storytime at 10 a.m. each Saturday. Call 637-8286.

* SENIOR CLASSES Anuenue Hale Wellness Center at Helemano offers a variety of free weekday classes and activities for seniors, injured war veterans and those with disabilities. Call Yvonne at 622-3929.

* MILILANI SENIORS Mililani Golden Years seniors club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays at Mililani District Park for planned activities. All residents age 55 and older are invited. Call 623-5258.

* PUPUKEA SENIORS Pohai Na Makua o Pupukea seniors meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday, August-May, at Sunset Beach Recreation Center. Call 638-7213.

* HALEIWA CLUB Haleiwa Seniors club meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Waialua Community Association. Call 637-4606.

* WAHIAWA CLUB The city plans senior activities for Wahiawa Rainbows club at 8:30 a.m. Mondays at Wahiawa District Park. Call 621-5663.

* WHITMORE CLUB Whitmore Seniors Club meets at 9 a.m. Fridays at Whitmore Community Park. Call 622-2420.