East Oahu Highlights

Send East Oahu items by fax to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com. The next edition is Feb. 5, and deadline is Jan. 29.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11 a.m. Dec. 31 and 7 a.m.-noon Jan. 5 at Kahala Mall, 7 a.m.-noon Jan. 12 at Hawaii Kai Library, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Kalani High gym, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22 at Kaimuki High, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at Chaminade University, and 7-11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Kaimuki High (One Love Ministries). Call 848-4770.

* TIE-DYEING The Art Explorium offers Tie Dye and Making Natural Dyes at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3 at 1142 Koko Head Ave. Fee is $15 per child. Also planned: Magazine Jewelry at 1 p.m. Jan. 5, sculpting the solar system at 1 p.m. Jan. 12, and Young Yogi Art at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24. Call 312-4316.

* SCHOOLS REOPEN Public schools reopen to students Jan. 7, following a teachers workday Jan. 6.

* SUMMITS State Rep. Gene Ward’s chief of staff Paige Altonn hosts a “coffee summit” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Zippy’s and a “beer summit” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Kona Brewing Co. Pub, both in Koko Marina Center. Call 586-6420.

* PARK SIGNUPS City parks are taking walk-in registration for their spring programs Jan. 8, 9 and 10. Visit honoluluparks.com.

* NEIGHBORS Diamond Head-Kapahulu-St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Kaimuki meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Kaimuki Christian Church fellowship hall, Waialae-Kahala at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Hoaloha Kai Montessori School on Hunakai Street, and Hawaii Kai at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

* WETLAND WORK Volunteers are welcome to join Livable Hawaii Kai Hui for a community open house and workday Jan. 11 at Hawea Heiau and Keawawa Wetland Complex. Meet from 8 a.m. to noon on Hawaii Kai Drive near Keahole Street (look for banner on fence). Visit hawaiikaihui.org or call 864-8081.

* PLANT FOODAward-winning physician John Houk presents a free lecture on “Plant-based Whole Foods: A Doctor’s Journey” at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, 404 Kapahulu Ave., as part of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii meeting. The public is welcome and free refreshments are served. Call 944-8344.

* BOOK SALE Friends of Kaimuki Library have a pop-up book sale from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the parking lot’s covered area. Call 733-8422.

* THIRD FRIDAY Third Friday Kaimuki runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 17, showcasing dozens of restaurants, shops and bars on Waialae between Koko Head and 8th avenues. Merchants offer entertainment, demonstrations and free product samples, including glass blowing, health foods and live performances. Visit kaimukihawaii.com.

* CLEAN KAIMUKI Kaimuki Christian Church coordinates a monthly community cleanup and graffiti wipe-out from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 18, meeting first in the Ekahi House garage on Mahina Avenue. Volunteers are welcome. Call 735-1771.

* SCHOLARSHIPS The Office of Hawaiian Affairs sponsors a Native Hawaiian Scholarship Aha from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at Kapiolani Community College dining hall. Call 594-1888.

* PERRY & PRICE The Perry & Price breakfast radio show comes to Kahala Resort’s Plumeria Beach House from 5 to 10 a.m. Jan. 22 and 23 with live “Down Memory Lane” broadcasts of music and entertainment from different eras. Admission is $19.64 (5 to 7 a.m.) or $38 (8 to 10 a.m.). Child admission is $19. Call 739-8760.

* FENG SHUI Clear Englebert leads a free class in Feng Shui Bagua at 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Waikiki-Kapahulu Library. Call 733-8488.

* MAKANA MUSIC Kahala Hotel presents Makana in concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Call 739-8760. * ICE CREAM AID Bubbies at Koko Marina Center hosts an ice cream social from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28 to benefit the Friends of Niu Valley Middle School, and again from 5 to 9 p.m Jan. 29 for Kaiser High’s Project Grad. Call 396-8722.

* MUSICAL Diamond Head Theatre presents Stepping Out, a production about eight amateur tap dancers, Jan. 31-Feb. 16. For tickets and details, call 733-0277.

* BOOK SALE The Friends of Hawaii Kai Library book store is open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the library basement. During January (except for library closure dates), all textbooks, and health and nutrition books are half price. Call 397-5833.


* WEIGHT LOSS Kaiser Permanente hosts ongoing Weight Watchers meetings at 6 p.m. Thursdays at its clinic in Hawaii Kai Executive Plaza. Call 1-800-651-6000.

* KEIKI COUNCIL The East Honolulu Community Children’s Council meets at 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Palolo Elementary cafeteria. All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

* INTELLECTUAL Kapiolani Community College offers a class from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday in Intellectual Property Management in Manono 104, designed for companies and entrepreneurs. Fee is $35. Call 734-9211.