Central Oahu Highlights

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BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 7 at Wahiawa General Hospital, and 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m. April 18 at Mililani Market Place. Call 848-4770.

LEILEHUA EATS Leilehua High School presents “2nd’s at Leilehua” from 4 to 8 p.m. April 10 (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 second-satleilehua@yahoo.com.

BAND CONCERT U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific plays at 6 p.m. April 10 at Mililani Town Center. Call 625-0108.

WAIALUA WRITERS Waialua Library’s writers group meets at 11 a.m. April 11 (and every second Saturday) at the library to discuss the monthly topic of “a really scary time.” Call 637-8286.

PUPUKEA HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 6-mile intermediate ridge hike to Kaunala in Pupukea at 8 a.m. April 11. Visit htmclub.org.

HTY PLAY Honolulu Theatre for Youth performs Happy at 10:30 a.m. April 11 at Mililani Library, especially for children age 3 and older. Call 627-7470.

SPRING FLING Trinity Lutheran School sponsors its Spring Fling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at 1611 California Ave. in Wahiawa, featuring food, games, crafts, entertainment, a bake sale and more. Call 621-6033.

KAENA HIKE Friends of Kaena sponsor a monthly hike of the Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve April 11. Email info@friend-sofkaena.org.

BREAKFAST Wahiawa Lions hosts its benefit breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. April 12 at Leilehua High cafeteria. Donation is $6 per ticket and proceeds support the club’s many community service projects. Call 621-0852.

TAX HELP Trained volunteers with AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly offer assistance through April 15 at Wahiawa and Kahuku libraries. Call 888-687-2277.

LIONS DINNERWahiawa Lions meet for a dinner program at 6:45 p.m. April 15 at Dot’s to hear about the Whitmore Project. Cost is $10. Call 21-0852.

KAHUKU MUSIC North Shore musician Ron Artis II performs at 8 p.m. April 17 at Surfer, the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort, featuring special guest Thunderstorm Artis. Cover is $10. Call 371-3895.

BOOK SALE Friends of Waialua Library have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 (and every third Saturday) at the library. Call 637-8286.

PUPUKEA HIKE Hawaiian Islands Land Trust sponsors a free “Talk Story Land Hike” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 in Pupukea, featuring a walk to Pu‘u O Mahuka heiau (the largest heiau on the island) and tips from Bill Hawes on organic perma-culture farming. RSVP to Christina Aiu at 498-8385.

OHANAWaimea Valley sponsors La Ohana (family day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 (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.

BIKE PATH Malama Ke Ala Pupukea volunteers meet for a Pupukea bike path workday from 2 to 5 p.m. April 19. For details, visit the new website kealapupukea.org.

WAIALUA READS Waialua Library readers group meets at 9:30 a.m. April 23 (and every fourth Thursday) to discuss its pick of the month, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles. Call 637-8286.

TEEN ART Friends of Waialua Library host an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. April 23 for the Waialua High & Intermediate School Art Show for Howard Farrant’s students. The mixed-media exhibit runs through May 19. Call 637-8286.

KELLEY RIDE Hawaii Bicycling League sponsors the John Kelley Haleiwa Metric Century Ride at 6:30 a.m. April 26 from Kaiaka Beach Park to Kahuku High School and back. Call 735-5756 or visit bhl.org.

WRITER RETREAT Camp Mokuleia is home base for the Mokuleia Writers Retreat May 3-8, featuring top local authors, workshops and coaching, plus room and board. Fees range from $500 to $1,200. Email connie@sinandsyntax.com.

JUBILEEWaialua High School’s 17th annual Jubilee is May 6 in the Maile/Ohana rooms at California Hotel in Las Vegas. Deadline is March 31 for the banquet, which costs $50 per person. Call Pam at 286-3010.

PINE RUN The 2015 Wahiawa Pineapple Run is set for 7 a.m. May 16, starting and ending at Kaala Elementary School. Entrance fee is $40 with proceeds going to the school. Visit the Facebook page or email pineapplerunhi@gmail.com.

TRIATHLON Entries are due by May 9 for the North Shore Olympic Triathlon, set for 5:45 a.m. May 17 at Mokuleia Beach Park and featuring an 800-meter swim, 25-mile bike race and 10K run. For details, call 372-8885 or visit active.com.


CANNED FOOD North Shore Food Bank distributes bags of non-perishable food from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Haleiwa gym. Donations welcome. Call 637-3138.

HALEIWA MARKET Haleiwa Farmers Market runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Waimea Valley’s Pikake Pavilion and main lawn. Call 388-9696.

BUNGIE WATCH Bungie the Clown entertains at 10:30 a.m. each Monday at Mililani Town Center’s gazebo. Call 625-0108.

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

COMPUTERSWaialua Library offers free computer instruction at 9 a.m. Fridays, Call 637-8286.

KEIKI TIME Waialua Library has a new Toddler Time at 10 a.m. Fridays and children’s storytime and crafts at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call 637-8286.

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. Tuesday/Thursday at Mililani Rec Center 5. Call 621-2482.

CONSERVATION The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program welcomes volunteers for April service trips and environmental out-reach projects in the Waianae and Koolau mountains to control invasive weeds and more. Most workdays begin at Wahiawa baseyard, all tools are provided. Call 656-7741.

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.

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; public welcome. Call 637-0488.

TECH MART Hiraoka Farm sponsors 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 more. Call 228-3714.

WAIPIO MARKET Kaiser Waipio Clinic has a “fresh day” market of healthy food and produce from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2270.

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

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

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 Waialua Sugar Mill. Call 637-8589.

WAHIAWA MARKET A farmers market is open 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission parking lot, 1067 California Ave. Visit wahiawacdbo.org.

HALEIWA MARKET Haleiwa Farmers Market is open 2-6 p.m. Thursdays at Waimea Valley’s Pikake Pavilion and main lawn. Call 388-9696.

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

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