Central Oahu Highlights

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MUSIC Musician Kaimi Hanano‘eau plays from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort. Call 293-6000.

NEIGHBORS Wahiawa-Whitmore Village Neighborhood Board 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 cafeteria, and Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Mililani Rec Center III. Call 768-3710.

COLLEGE PLAN 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.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Jan. 30 and Feb. 2 at BYU-Hawaii’s Cannon Activities Center, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 31 at Mililani Town Center, and 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Feb. 6 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Call 848-4770.

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

SAKURA Wahiawa Nikkei Civic Association celebrates the cherry blossom season from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Wahiawa Hongwanji Hall ($5) and at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Feb. 7 for trolley rides ($20, plus $5 bento), meeting at Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission. Trolley reservations are due by Jan. 26 at 291-6151.

WHALE COUNTS Volunteers are needed for the annual whale count in Central Oahu Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Call 725-5917.

FILM NIGHT Mililani Hongwanji screens the documentary ‘Ike: Knowledge is Everywhere at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at 95-257 Kaloapau St. Producer/director Matthew Nagato of Hawaii Primary Care Association will also discuss the film and what it means for the future of our children, our health and society. The event is free and open to the public. Call 625-0925.

PARKINSON’S A Parkinson’s support group meets at 1 p.m. Feb. 7 (and every first Saturday) in Waialua United Church of Christ’s office, 67-174 Farrington Hwy. Call Grant at 282-9864.

BOOK SALE Friends of Mililani Public Library plan a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7, featuring bargains on books, CDs and DVDs. Call 626-7292.

• SOIL HEALTH Oahu Cooperative Extension Service presents a workshop on soil health from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 at Poamoho Research Station, 65-605 Kaukonahua Road in Waialua, offering powerpoint lectures and field observation, demonstrations and videos for farmers on all aspects of maintaining healthy soil for crops. Call Jari Sugano at 622-4185.

KOTO SHOW UH professor Darin Miyashiro plays the Japanese koto string instrument at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Wahiawa Library to celebrate cherry blossom season. Light refreshments will be offered while supplies last. Call 622-6345.

COUPON SWAP Kahuku Library hosts a free, volunteer-led program on coupon swapping from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 12 (and every second Wednesday). Bring coupons to trade. Call 293-8935.

LEILEHUA EATS Leilehua High School presents “2nd’s at Leilehua” from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 (and every second Friday) at the school, featuring food trucks, entertainment and more as a campus fundraiser. Visit 2nd’s at Leilehua on Facebook or email secondsatleilehua@yahoo.c om.

KAENA HIKE Friends of Kaena host a guided nature hike Feb. 14 at Kaena Natural Area Reserve. Email info@friendsofkaena.org.

OHANA Waimea Valley sponsors La Ohana (family day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 (and every third Sunday), 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.

• BOARD CANDIDATES Prospective neighborhood board candidates should apply by Feb. 20 in order to run for office. Applications are available online at 1.honolulu.gov/nco or by calling the Neighborhood Commission office at 768-3717.

SKETCHERS Waialua Library hosts a new Waialua Sketchers group, meeting at 11 a.m. Feb. 28 (and every fourth Saturday). Bring sketchbook, pencils, pens and a object for a group still-life. The group meets every fourth Saturday. Call 637-8286.