Central Oahu Highlights
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* NEIGHBORS Wahiawa-Whitmore Village Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Wahiawa District Park’s Halekoa Building, Mililani Mauka-Launani Valley at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Mililani Mauka Elementary, Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu at 7:30 p.m. Oct 22 at Mililani Rec Center 3, and North Shore at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Waialua Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.
* 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 at Leilehua High Room 18. Fee is $45 including a “driver’s license” upon completion. Another course is planned for Nov. 18-Dec. 2. Call 778-5738.
* VOTING Walk-in voting is open at Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, Oct. 21-Nov. 1. Absentee ballot requests are due to the City Clerk by Oct. 28, and the general election is Nov. 4. Call 453-8683.
* SCHOOLS CLOSED Public schools will be closed Oct. 22 for Teachers Institute Day.
* WAIALUA READS Waialua Library’s Readers Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23 to discuss Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Call 637-8286.
* COSTUMES Sunset Beach Recreation Center has a Halloween costume contest, games and more from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct 24 at 59-540 Kamehameha Hwy. for ages 3-12. Call 638-7213.
* KIPAPA FAIR Kipapa Elementary School has a fun fair from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 with games, food and more. Call 627-7322.
* NIGHTMARE Dole Plantation presents “Nightmare at Dole Plantation 2” from 7 p.m. Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 31, including a haunted house, haunted train, labyrinth of killer clowns, and a terror maze. Tickets cost $13 per attraction; train rides cost $10 (presale is less). Visit dole-plantation.com.
* PROSPERITY Certified hypnotherapist Suki Matsuhashi presents “Becoming Prosperous in These Unpromising Times” at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at Mililani Library. Call 627-7470.
* BEACH CLEANUP Save the Sea Turtles and Adopt a Beach Hawaii sponsor a beach cleanup at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 on the North Shore. Call 637-2211.
* RECYCLING Sunset Beach Elementary School conducts an Aloha Aina recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25, welcoming all kinds of items. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* HANALANI VISIT Hanalani Schools has an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at 94-294 Anania Drive, featuring campus tours, meeting teachers, entertainment and a drawing for a $5,000 scholarship. Call 625-0006.
* SLIME Wahiawa Shopping and Town centers’ Halloween Fun Fest from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 offers a slime booth, Mad Science show, Stevo the Clown, a costume contest, rides and more. Call 221-2774.
* NISSEI MEMOIR Leilehua 1958 grad and Wahiawa author Julia Estrella (born Keiko Matsui Higa) discusses her memoir, Being Local in Hawaii, at 9 a.m. Oct. 25 at Wahiawa Botanical Garden’s multi-function room, sponsored by Wahiawa Historical Society. She also will autograph copies of the book. Call the garden at 621-5463.
* BUTTERFLIES Dancetta Feary brings her Butterfly House to Mililani Library at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 to share her love and stories about the live, beautiful insects as part of the library’s 30th anniversary celebration. Call 627-7470.
* FARM CLASS UH Cooperative Extension Service sponsors CRATE (Center of Rural Agriculture Training for Entrepreneur-ship) Field Day training from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at Poamoho Experiment Station in Waialua, offering instruction on soil health and pest management. For details, call 622-4185.
* SPOOKTACULAR Mililani Town Center hosts its Halloween Spooktacular from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25, featuring a “Thriller” dance class by Performing Arts Academy, pumpkin carving and decorating with Leahi Soccer Club, a costume contest and prizes. The center also plans trick-or-treating from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at participating merchants, plus activities led by Hope Chapel from 5:30 to 8:30 in the gazebo. Call 625-0108.
* MENEHUNE SURF The annual North Shore Menehune Surfing Championships continue Oct. 25 and 26 at Ali’i Beach Park. Call 637-2544 or visit northshoremenehunesurf-contest.com.
* BLOOD DRIVE Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Oct 27 at Waialua Intermediate & High. Call 848-4770.
* HOLIDAY STRESS Certified hypnotherapist and Wahiawa native Suki Matsuhashi leads a two-hour program on “Dealing with Holiday Stress” at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at Wahiawa Library. Call 622-6345.
* MILILANI TREATS Mililani Shopping Center merchants plan trick-or-treating (while supplies last) and a costume contest from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Call 722-6467.
* HALLELUJAH First Baptist Church and Pre-school of Haleiwa hosts “Hallelujah Night” from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 66-415 Haleiwa Road for ages 10 and younger, with games, balloons, bouncers, treats, food and entertainment. The public is welcome. Call 637-4847.
* HALLELUJAH First Baptist Church of Wahiawa hosts a “Hallelujah Blast” from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 1233 California Ave., with food, games, prizes, a bouncy castle, keiki crafts and more Call 622-4321.
* PARKINSON’S A Parkinson’s support group meets at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 (and each first Saturday) in Waialua United Church of Christ, 67-174 Farrington Hwy. Call 282-9864.
* SWAP MEET Waipio Shopping Center sponsors a pre-holiday swap meet and craft fair from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 1, offering a variety of items and gifts. Call 722-6467.
* WAIAU SOLAR Comments are due by Nov. 1 on a zone-change request to allow the development of Waiau Solar Farm in Waipio near Mililani. Call Raymond Young of the city Department of Planning and Permitting at 768-8049.
* FABLES Mililani Library presents acclaimed storyteller Diane Ferlatte sharing Aesop’s fables through music and imagination at 2 p.m. Nov. 1. Call 627-7470.
* BANDSTANDWaialua Bandstand hosts entertainment by U.S. Pacific Fleet Band members at 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Call 637-9721.
* ACTIVE STORIES Storyteller Ben Moffat entertains at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at Kahuku Library in “The River of Dreams,” which offers puppetry, stilts, magic, music and movement. Call 293-8935.
* CAREGIVERS Central Oahu Caregivers conduct a support group at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 (and each second Thursday) at Wahiawa General Hospital. Everyone is welcome. Call 623-6707.
* VETERANS MARCH Wahiawa Lions Club seeks vendors for its annual Veterans Day Parade and festivities Nov. 11. Booth fee is $10. Mayor Caldwell will march and also speak at the ceremonies afterward at Wahiawa District Park. Theme is “Commitment, Honor, Sacrifice — Our Proud Veterans.” Call 291-6151.
* MAKAHIKI Waimea Valley’s 2014 Makahiki Festival, set for Nov. 15, is still accepting entries for its Ke’alohi Hula Competition. Call 638-5886.
* CONSERVATION The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program welcomes volunteers for its service trips and environmental out-reach projects in the Waianae and Ko’olau mountains to control invasive weeds and more. Most workdays begin at the Wahiawa baseyard, and all tools are provided. Call Kim or Celeste at 656-7741.
* GARDENERS Mililani Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Thursday at Mililani Mauka Rec Center 6 for a program, demonstration or excursion. The public is welcome. Call 637-0488.
* OHANAWaimea Valley sponsors La Ohana (family day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (through December), 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.
* CRESTVIEW CLUB Crestview Seniors Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays at Crestview Community Park for planned fun activities and outings. All residents age 55 and older are welcome. Call Guy at 671-4838.
* 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.
* ZUMBA Debbie Rosario leads ongoing Zumba classes at 6:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Waena Elementary. Fee is $5 per class or $45 per month. Call 780-5640.
* ZUMBA Mililani Town Center hosts a free Zumba demonstration class at 6:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the month at the gazebo. Call 625-0108.
* ALZHEIMER HELP An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at The Plaza in Mililani. Call 591-2771.
* 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 welcome. Call 623-5258.
* PUPUKEA SENIORS Pohai Na Makua o Pupukea seniors club meets monthly at 9:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday at Sunset Beach Recreation Center. Call 638-7213.
* HALEIWA SENIORS The Haleiwa Seniors club meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Waialua Community Association, across from Haleiwa post office. Arts and crafts teachers also are welcome to assist. Call 637-4606.
* WAHIAWA SENIORS The city sponsors weekly programs and activities for the Wahiawa Rainbows at 8:30 a.m. Mondays at Wahiawa District Park. Call 621-5663.
* WHITMORE CLUB The city has weekly programs for Whitmore Seniors Club at 9 a.m. Fridays at Whitmore Community Park. Call 622-2420.
* MASTERS SWIM Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center runs a U.S. Masters swimming program at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call 677-8849.
* TOASTMASTERS Mililani Toastmasters Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Mililani Ike Elementary School to improve public speaking and leadership skills. Call 220-5093.
* STORIES, FILMS Wahiawa Library offers 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.
* 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.