Central Oahu Highlights

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CLOSURES Public schools and libraries are closed Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day. • BLOOD DRIVES Mililani Town Center hosts Hawaii Blood Bank donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 and 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Feb. 28. Call 848-4770.

WCA MEETS Waialua Community Association’s annual general membership meeting is rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Historic Haleiwa Gym. Call 637-4606.

COMPUTERS Mililani Library hosts a free open Q&A forum for adults on computer basics at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20. Call 627-7470.

FILM NIGHT WCA screens the free film Casablanca at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Historic Haleiwa Gym, with drinks and popcorn available for sale. Call 637-4606.

CANDIDATES Prospective neighborhood board candidates must apply by Feb. 20 to run for office. Applications are online at 1.honolulu.gov/nco or call the Neighborhood Commission office at 768-3717.

ARTS AUCTION Friends of Sunset Beach sponsors its annual Art Auction benefit from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20 at Waimea Valley’s Pikake Pavilion, featuring artist Christie Shinn, live music, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $25 each at friendsofsunsetbeach.org, Sunset Beach Elementary School office and at the door. Call 271-1831.

BOOK SALE Friends of Waialua Library has a book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21. Call 637-8286.

HO‘ALA GALA Wahiawa’s Ho‘ala School sponsors a benefit gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21 at The Salt Warehouse, 445 Cooke St. in Kakaako. Tickets cost $85 at the door, and proceeds support the school. Call 621-1898.

• BLACK HISTORY Waikiki Boys Crew performs breakdances and spoken word poetry at 3 p.m. Feb. 23, and gospel choir Essence of Heaven sings at 6 p.m. Feb. 25, both at Mililani Library in observance of African American History Month. Call 627-7470.

• FILMS Kahuku Library screens historic films in the Hawaiian Digital Resources Series, ‘Ulu‘Ulu Moving Image Archive, at 3 and 6 p.m. Feb. 24, and screens the animated film BoxTrolls at 5:30 p.m. Call 293-8935.

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

WAIALUA READS Waialua Library readers group meets at 11 a.m. Feb. 26 to discuss its pick of the month: Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Call 637-8286.

DR. SEUSS Guest readers share their favorite Dr. Seuss books at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at Mililani Library in observance of Dr. Seuss Read Day. Call 627-4070.

• WANDERLUST A celebration of yoga, health and music, the annual Wanderlust Oahu runs Feb. 26-March 1 at Turtle Bay Resort with daily activities, lectures and entertainment, from early-morning meditations to all-night chakra-spinning concerts. For registration, hotel rates and more, visit oahu.wander-lustfestival.com.

FENG SHUI Author Clear Englebert discusses “Feng Shui for Hawaii” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Mililani Library. Call 627-7470.

KAHUKU CLEANUP Wanderlust Festival promoters shuttle people from Turtle Bay Resort to a remote beach by Kahuku Golf Course from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 for a beach cleanup. Email kahi@sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org.

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

HIKES Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club plans two intermediate North Shore hikes: a 5-mile hike to Kuaokala Feb. 28 and an 8.2-mile trek to Pupukea summit March 8, both meeting first at 8 a.m. at ‘Iolani Palace. Email htm-club.org.

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

PUPPETS Puppeteer Christy Lipps performs enchanted stories, finger-plays and songs with her puppets at 10:30 a.m. March 3 at Mililani Library. Call 627-7470.

BOOK TALK Author and Wahiawa native Julia Estrella discusses her memoir, Being Local in Hawaii, at 5 p.m. March 4 at Wahiawa Library, sharing her causes and experiences with racism, ethnic identity, human longevity, civil disobedience and much more. Call 622-6345.

CRAFTERS The new group Waialua Crafters meets at 11 a.m. March 7 at Waialua Library, where members share and work on their current projects together. Meetings are the first Saturday of each month. Call 637-8286.

FAMILY DAY Dole Plantation sponsors its annual Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7, featuring live music and hula by area schools, arts and crafts, prizes, games, food booths and more. The event includes reduced admission for the Maze and garden tour. Call 220-4981.

HARPS Harpists Trisha Yee and Marci Prins share their talent and love of harp music at 2:30 p.m. March 7 at Wahiawa Library. Call 622-6345.

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


HALEIWA MARKET Haleiwa Farmers Market is open from 2 to 6 p.m. (new hours) each Thursday in the Pikake Pavilion and main lawn at Waimea Valley. Call 388-9696.

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.

TECH PARK MART Hiraoka Farm hosts a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at 100 Kahelu Ave. in Mililani Tech Park, featuring breads, plate lunches, desserts, flowers, local meat and produce and much more. Call 228-3714.

QUEEN’S MARKET Liliuokalani Church has a Queen’s Open Market from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays with fresh produce, food and hand-crafted local items. Booth fee is $30. Call 637-9364.

MILILANI MARKET Mililani High School hosts a farmers market from 8 to 11 a.m. Sundays in the gym parking lot. Call 848-2074.

NORTH SHORE MARKET North Shore Country Market is open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at Sunset Beach Elementary, selling Hawaii-made items exclusively. Vendors are welcome. Call 673-3296.

WAHIAWA MARKET A farmers market is open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission parking lot at 1067 California Ave. Visit wahiawacdbo.org.

WAIALUA CO-OP Waialua Farmers Co-op Market sells local produce, plants, flowers, food and more from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the sugar mill. Call 637-8589.

CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. at Wahiawa District Park and Tuesdays 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Mililani District Park. Call 522-7088.

BUNGIE WATCH Bungie the Clown entertains at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and the first Saturday at Mililani Town Center’s gazebo. Call 625-0108.

GET A PET Mililani Town Center’s PetSmart store hosts pet adoptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 489-9231.

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.

CONSERVATION Oahu Army Natural Resource Program seeks volunteers for service trips and environmental outreach in the Waianae and Ko‘olau mountains to control invasive weeds and more. Most work begins at Wahiawa baseyard, and all tools are provided. Call 656-7741.

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

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.

ZUMBA Debbie Rosario leads Zumba classes at 6:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Waena Elementary. Fee is $5 per class or $45 per month. Call 780-5640.

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.

LANGUAGES Language Wonderland conducts Saturday morning classes for keiki age 12 and younger in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Coming soon are French, Spanish and Russian. Fee is $165 for 10 classes. Call 1-760-477-3310.

CAREGIVERS The Central Oahu Caregivers conduct a support group at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Wahiawa General Hospital. Everyone is welcome. Call 623-6707.