East Oahu Highlights

Send East Oahu items by fax to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com. The next edition is March 5, and deadline is Feb. 26.

BLOOD DRIVES Ha-waii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at Kapiolani Community College, and 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m Feb. 16 at Hawaii Kai Library. Call 848-4770.

SUMMITS State Rep. Gene Ward’s chief of staff Paige Altonn hosts a “coffee summit” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Zippy’s and a “beer summit” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Kona Brewing Co. Pub, both at Koko Marina Center. Guest speaker Feb. 6 is Cougar football coach Rich Miano. Call 586-6420.

LEAF FUNDS Whole Foods Market in Kahala sponsors a fundraiser for the nonprofit LEAF Project and will donate 5 percent of its net sales Feb. 5 to the group’s Waimanalo garden. Call 738-0820.

NEIGHBORS Kuliou-ou-Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Aina Haina Library, Palolo at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria, Diamond Head-Kapahulu-St. Louis Heights at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Kaimuki at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Kaimuki Christian Church fellowship hall, Waialae-Kahala at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Hoaloha Kai Montessori School on Hunakai Street, and Hawaii Kai at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

HUKI DAYS Malama Maunalua plans “huki events” at 9 a.m. Feb. 7, and March 1 and 29, meeting at Kuliouou Beach Park to remove algae from the bay. Call 395-5050.

WETLAND WORK Volunteers are invited to join Livable Hawaii Kai Hui for a community workday Feb. 8 at Hawea Heiau and Keawawa Wetland Complex. Meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Hawaii Kai Drive near Keahole Street (look for banner on fence). Call 864-8081 or visit hawaiikaihui.org.

CLOSETS Simply Organized sponsors free mini-demonstrations on FreedomRail closet systems at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 and 22 at its Kahala Mall store. Call 739-7007.

STREAM HELP Ma-lama Maunalua volunteers remove debris from Niu Stream from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8, March 8 and April 12. Signups begin at 8:30 on the mauka side of Niu Valley Shopping Center. Call 395-5050.

EAST HIKES Hawai-ian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 6-mile intermediate hike at 8 a.m. Feb. 9 to Mt. Olympus in St. Louis Heights, plus a 2-mile novice hike to Makapuu Lighthouse at 8 a.m. Feb. 16. Visit htmclub.org.

KAIMUKI CLEANUP Kaimuki Christian Church coordinates a monthly community cleanup and graffiti wipe-out from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 15, meeting first in the Ekahi House garage on Mahina Avenue. Volunteers are welcome. Call 735-1771.

RAIN GARDENS Ma-lama Maunalua offers tours of area rain gardens from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19, meeting at Koko Head District Park. Maintenance help also welcome. Call 395-5050.

MUSICAL Diamond Head Theatre presents Stepping Out, a production about eight amateur tap dancers, now through Feb.

16. Call 733-0277.

THIRD FRIDAY Third Friday Kaimuki runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21, 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.

LIHOLIHO FAIR Liholiho Elementary School PTA has a fun fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 with food, rides, games, a silent auction, boutique sale and plant sale at 3430 Maunaloa Ave. Proceeds support maintenance and upgrades, plus the P.E. and wellness programs. A parking shuttle service runs between the school and KCC. Visit liholi-holaulima.org.

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 February (except for library closure dates), all CDs, music cassettes and records are half price. Call 397-0515.

BULLDOG BENEFIT Kaimuki High School Foundation hosts its 12th annual Bulldog Pride benefit from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 22 at the school cafeteria, with dinner, prizes, a silent auction, entertainment by Mel Cabang and an alumni bonfire. Donation is $35 (or more), and reservations are requested by March 3 to 388-2510, or click on the foundation’s link at kaimukihs.org.


ALZHEIMER HELP An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Kilohana United Methodist Church, room 6. Call 591-2771.

JAZZ MONDAYS Ka-hala Hotel & Resort presents Jazz Mondays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays in the Veranda lounge, featuring local musicians and new menus, no cover charge and validated parking with purchase. Call 739-8760.

CLINIC SERVICE The PATH Clinic for women health and pediatric care has expanded to offer primary medical care from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and is extending its weekday hours for appointments in Kaimuki. The clinic is on the Salvation Army campus at 845 22nd Ave. Call 791-9390.

HEALING Naturo-pathic physician Diana Joy Ostroff offers a free information session at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at the Center for Natural Healing, 5283 Kimokeo St. in Aina Haina, answering questions about naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, oriental medicine and acupuncture. Call 373-9966.

MARKETS East Oahu residents can shop at these farmers markets: Kaiser High PTSA sponsors one from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays on campus (394-1200); the city’s People’s Open Market is open from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Palolo Valley District Park and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Hawaii Kai Park-n-Ride (522-7088). Markets open every Saturday are at Kapiolani Community College from 7:30 to 11 a.m. (848-2074) and the Hawaii Kai Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Koko Head Elementary School (aloha-farmlovers@gmail.com or 394-1200). Hawaii Kai Towne Center’s farmers market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday behind Panda Express (396-0766). Koko Marina Center hosts a market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Maunalua Communities Foundation on the first Sunday of each month in the FHB parking lot. Call 551-8930.

KCC MARKET Hawaii Farm Bureau’s Tuesday night market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday in the grassy area above the main college parking lot. Call 848-2074.

MARTIAL ARTS U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center conducts classes in Indonesian martial arts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Sunday at Niu Valley Shopping Center for ages 16 and older. Fee is $60 per month. Call 386-0559.

TAHITIAN DANCE Tunui’s Royal Polynesian Keiki Tahitian Dance classes are held Saturday mornings at Kahala Elementary School for beginning and intermediate students. Call Nalani at 277-2205 or visit tunuis-royalpolynesian.com.

SENIORS The Koko Head Seniors meet for an activity or excursion at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Kuapa Isle Clubhouse at Hawaii Kai Drive and Opihikao Way. Call 395-3096.

AIKIDO Hawaii Kai Aikido Association offers classes with head instructor Alan Koide at 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Koko Head District Park. Call 722-8769 or 387-1655.

MEETING DOGS Ha-waii Dog Foundation offers a “meet and greet” with its adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Marina Pet Supply at Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Call 256-6927.

CLOTHING DRIVE Hawaii Self Storage at 2909 Waialae Ave. welcomes donations of new clothing for Ho‘omalu O Na Kamali‘i, a children’s home on the Leeward Coast. Call 521-9531, ext 224.

JIU-JITSU Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers martial arts classes at Grand Master Cho’s in Koko Marina Center. Call 396-8900.

ST. LOUIS MEETS The St. Louis Heights Community Association meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Hokulani Elementary School. Call 737-5654.

ART WORKSHOPS Art Explorium offers weekly children’s art workshops in Kaimuki. For schedule and fees, call Janice Staab at 312-4316.