Central Oahu Highlights

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• COUPON SWAP Kahuku Library hosts free, volunteer-led coupon swapping from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 14 (and every second Wednesday). Call 293-8935.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Kahuku High, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 17 and 31 at Mililani Town Center, and 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Jan. 30 at BYU-Hawaii’s Cannon Activities Center. Call 848-4770.

MUSIC Musician Kaimi Hanano‘eau plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 16 with the band HiRiZ at Kemoo Farms Pub and Grill, $5 cover (621-1835); 7-10 p.m. Jan. 17 at Banzai Sushi Bar in North Shore Marketplace (637-4404); and 7-10 p.m. Jan. 26 at Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort (293-6000).

BOOK SALE Friends of Waialua Library has a book sale of “great finds” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 17. Call 637-8286.

OHANA Waimea Valley sponsors La Ohana (family day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 18 (and every third Sunday), with half-price admission for kamaaina and military. The day offers a scavenger hunt, stories, hula, lei making, petroglyph rubs, cultural demonstrations and makahiki games. Call 638-7766.

HOLIDAY All public schools and libraries are closed Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Wahiawa and Waialua libraries also will close Jan. 20.

STORIES Mililani Library has a free preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 24, for keiki ages 2 to 5 (and a parent). Call 627-7470.

NEIGHBORS Mililani Mauka-Launani Valley Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at Mililani Mauka Elementary School, Wahiawa meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Wahiawa District Park’s Hale Koa room, North Shore meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in Waialua Elementary School cafeteria, and Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Mililani Rec Center III. Call 768-3710.

READERS The Waialua Library readers group meets at 11 a.m. Jan. 22 to discuss its pick of the month: Telegraph Days by Larry McMurtry. Call 637-8286.

SKETCHERSWaialua Library hosts a new Waialua Sketchers group, meeting at 11 a.m. Jan. 24 (and every fourth Saturday). Bring sketchbook, pencils, pens and a object for a group still-life. Call 637-8286.

BIKE PATH HELP Malama Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path plans a workday from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25, with volunteers meeting in the open space at the start of Ke Nui Road by Sunset Beach bridge. Closed-toe shoes are recommended. Email Vance Farrant at malamakealapupukeabikepath@gmail.com.

WAHIAWA HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 3.9-mile intermediate ridge hike in the Wahiawa Hills at 8 a.m. Jan. 25. Visit htmclub.org.

COLLEGE PLANS Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union and Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling present a free college planning workshop at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Mililani High School, including a free workbook for each family in attendance. Call 627-7747.

BEACH CLEANUP Adopt-A-Beach Hawaii leads its monthly North Shore cleanup at 10 a.m. Jan. 31, starting from Chun’s Reef. Call 637-2211.


JAZZERCISE Kate Moore leads low-impact, one-hour Jazzercise classes at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Mililani Rec Center 3, and 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mililani Rec Center 5. Call 621-2482.

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.