Central Oahu Highlights

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RED CROSS Oahu Red Cross offers specialized first-aid classes at Wayland Baptist University in Mililani at 10 a.m. April 14 (fee $90 or $110). Register at 1-800-733-2767.

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.

DINNER Wahiawa 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.

SPECIAL FUNDS Heartbeat dance troupe is raising funds via Pizza Huts islandwide April 15, May 25, June 10 and July 6 to defray costs of its performance at the Special Olympics World Games in L.A. (For the required flier, call 554-1410). The group also will dance at Peter’s Prom April 17 at Hawaii Okinawa Center. Call 255-4305, email jungm001@hawaii.rr.com or visit gofundme.com/heartbeat2w orlds.

TI LEAF LEI Wahiawa Botanical Garden has ti leaf lei workshop at 1 p.m. April 16. Fee is $5. Register at 522-7066.

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

PLANT FORUMS Wahiawa Botanical Garden hosts free horticultural forums on Irrigation Basics at 9 a.m. April 17 and Basic Yard Care at 9 a.m. May 15. Register at 522-7066.

HORRORS Central Theatre Arts Academy presents Little Shop of Horrors at 7 p.m. April 17 and 18, and 4 p.m. April 19 in Mililani High cafeteria. Tickets cost $12, $10 and $5. Call 627-4356 or visit showtix4u.com.

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

FOOD DRIVE Hawaii Foodbank volunteers accept donations from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at Mililani Town Center. Call 836-3600.

PUPUKEA HIKE Hawaiian Islands Land Trust’s Christina Aiu leads a free “Talk Story on the Land” hike from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 to Pu‘u O Mahuka heiau in Pupukea (the largest heiau on the island) plus tips from Bill Hawes on organic permaculture farming. RSVP to at 498-8385.

SLACK KEY Award-winning musician Jeff Peterson plays slack key music at 10:30 a.m. April 18 at Wahiawa Library. Call 622-6345.

BLOOD DRIVE Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. April 18 at Mililani Market Place. Call 848-4770.

WORKDAY Malama Ke Ala Pupukea volunteers meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 to work on the native garden. Email Vance at kealapupukea@gmail.com or visit the new website at kealapupukea.org.

GREYWOLF Grey-wolf discusses “Women Warriors of Europe & Asia” at 10 a.m. April 21 at Waialua Library and shares his display of weapons, antiques, costumes and more. Call 637-8286.

NEIGHBORS Mililani Mauka-Launani Valley Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. April 21 at Mililani Mauka Elementary, and Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu meets at 7:30 p.m. April 22 at Mililani Rec Center III. Call 768-3710.

WAIALUA READS Waialua Library’s readers group meets at 9:30 a.m. April 23 to discuss its pick of the month, Paul Bowles’ The Sheltering Sky. 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 featuring Howard Farrant’s students. The mixed-media exhibit runs through May 19. Call 637-8286.

DRAWING Waialua Library’s drawing group, (formerly Sketchers) meets at 11 a.m. April 25. Bring sketchbook, pencils, pens and an item for a group still-life. Call 637-8286.

LANAI SALE St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church conducts a lanai sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at 1679 California Ave. The church thrift shop also will be open during the sale. Call 226-3510.

OCEAN DAY Friends of Ali‘i Beach Park sponsor Family Ocean Day from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at the park, including a beach cleanup at 10 a.m. and fun activities from noon to 2. Call 292-0867.

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.

SANCTUARY NOAA seeks public comment on the proposed expansion of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary boundaries during an informational meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 27 at Sunset Beach Recreation Center, 59-540 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 271-3213.

LEI PO‘O Wahiawa Botanical Garden has a workshop on making Lei Po‘o (wili method) at 9:30 a.m. April 30. Fee is $15. Register at 522-7066.

BANDSTAND Waialua Bandstand presents the Waialua High & Intermediate School Band at 4 p.m. May 3, sponsored by Surf N Sea. Call 637-9721.

WRITER RETREAT Camp Mokule‘ia is home base for the Mokule‘ia 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.

CURRICULUM Ki-papa Elementary School presents its Curriculum Fair from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13, 15, 18 and 19 in the library where student works will be on view for parents and the public. A chili dinner with live entertainment also is planned for 5-8 p.m. May 14. Tickets cost $3 in advance (until May 1) at 627-7322.

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. For details, visit the Facebook page or email pineapplerunhi@gmail.com .

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


POLO MATCHES Hawaii Polo Club hosts matches at 2 p.m. each Sunday at Mokuleia Field. Gates open at 11 a.m. and admission is $10 and $8. Call 226-0061.

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

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

KEIKI TIME Waialua Library hosts 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mililani Rec Center 5. Call 621-2482.

CONSERVATION The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program welcomes volunteers for its April service trips and environmental outreach projects in the Waianae and Ko‘olau mountains to control invasive weeds and more. Most workdays begin at Wahiawa baseyard, and all tools are provided. Call Kim or Celeste at 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. The public is welcome. Call 637-0488.

TODDLERS Waialua Library has Toddler Time at 10 a.m. Fridays, as well as its children’s storytime (with crafts) at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call 637-8286.

CRESTVIEW CLUB Crestview Seniors Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Friday at Crestview Community Park for planned fun activities and outings. All residents age 55 and older are welcome. Call Guy at 671-4838.

ZUMBA Debbie Rosario leads ongoing 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.

PADDLE FITNESS Rainbow Watersports offers Stand Up Paddle Fitness classes 9.30 a.m. Saturdays at Haleiwa Bay. Call 372-9304.

HULA Kumu hula Ali‘i Manu conducts non-competitive hula classes (auana, kahiko and the aloha spirit) for the public at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Mililani Uka Elementary. Men and wo-men ages 15 and up are welcome. Call 478-2400.

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

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.

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, August-May, at Sunset Beach Recreation Center. Call 638-7213.

HALEIWA SENIORS 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. Call 637-4606.

WAHIAWA CLUB 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 sponsors weekly programs and activities for Whitmore Seniors Club at 9 a.m. Fridays at Whitmore Community Park. Call 622-2420.

MASTERS SWIM Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has U.S. Masters swimming at 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at CORP. Call 677-8849.