East Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of what’s happening in East Oahu. Fax items by May 2 to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com. The next edition is May 9.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has at least seven donor drives this month in East Oahu, starting April 3 at Kaimuki High School from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more drives, call 845-9966 or go to bbh.org.

* HEALING Naturopathic physician Diana Joy Ostroff has a free information session at 6 p.m. April 4 and 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.

* EGG HUNTS King’s Cathedral has Easter egg hunts at 2 p.m. April 6 at Palolo Valley District Park and 2 p.m. April 7 at Niu Valley Middle School for ages 11 and under. Registration begins a half hour prior. Call 373-7415.

* POETRY Aina Haina Library hosts a Honolulu Theatre for Youth performance of Poetry Fever at 10:30 a.m. April 7. Call 377-2456.

* EAST HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads at 4-mile intermediate hike to Wiliwilinui ridge at 8 a.m. April 7. Go to htmclub.org.

* NUTRITION Vegetarian Society of Hawaii presents Dr. Michael Greger on “The Latest in Human Nutrition” at 7 p.m. April 10 at Ala Wai Clubhouse. Call 944-8344.

* HANAUMA TALKS Hanauma Bay Education Center has free lectures by researchers at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Topics include seabird management April 12, tidepools April 19 and the Pacific golden plover April 26. Call 397-5840.

* TAX HELP Volunteers with AARP provide help with tax preparations from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 14 at Aina Haina Library. Call 227-7669.

* CHICKEN Koko Head Lions sell barbecued chicken ($9) and sushi ($4) from 6 a.m. April 15 at Aina Haina Elementary. Email chavamana@gmail.com

* KAISER PLAY Kaiser High School’s drama students present Pippin at 6 p.m. April 19-21 and 27-28 in Room G-103. Call 394-1200.

* TOLERANCE Aina Haina Library hosts Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s play about tolerance, blue, at 10:30 a.m. April 21. Call 377-2456.

* MORE TITANIC Diamond Head Theatre’s Titanic musical has added three shows: 3 and 8 p.m. April 21 and 4 p.m. April 22. The show opened March 30. Call 733-0274.

* RECYCLING Niu Valley Middle School has an Aloha ‘Aina Earth Day recycling drive April 28, welcoming all kinds of items. Call 306-1876.

* STARGAZERS The Hawaiian Astronomical Society has a Star Party from 6 to 10 p.m. April 28 at Kahala Community Park, including telescopes. It also sets up from 1 to 6 p.m. that day in the Kahala Barnes and Noble parking lot. Email peter@besenbruch.info.

* RECYCLING Kaiser High’s Project Grad accepts HI-5 containers and glass bottles from 8 a.m. to noon May 5 in the parking lot. For pick-up, call 395-0464.

* AUTISM AID Kaimuki’s Bikram Yoga studio makes its 4:30 p.m. Sunday yoga classes in April a fundraiser for Talk About Curing Autism. Suggested donation is $10 per 90-minute class. Call 469-2881.