East Oahu Highlights

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FENG SHUI Author Clear Englebert discusses “Feng Shui for Hawaii” at 6 p.m. March 2 at Kaimuki Library. Call 733-8422.

REAL ESTATE Cold-well Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free Career Night for independent real estate agents and other interested people at 6 p.m. March 3 at its Kahala Mall rooftop office. RSVP to 748-3410.

ANIMATION Award-winning visual effect artist Yancy Lindquist of DreamWorks Animation presents a free public lecture on “Art of Special Effects Animation: How effects enhance characters and story” at 7 p.m. March 3 at Kapiolani CC, Ohia 118. Call 734-9382.

BOOK SALE The Friends of Hawaii Kai Library bookstore offers half price on house and garden books, and also discounts on some decorative oversized books, in March. Hours are 12:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays in the library basement. Call 397-0515.

TSUNAMI TIPS Hawaii Kai Strong conducts a public information session on “Tsunamis” at 7 p.m. March 4 at Kamiloiki Elementary School. The group also will present “Detection, Warning and Response” at 7 p.m. April 1 at Koko Head District Park. Call 395-5406 or email Matt Glei at hawaiikaistrong@yahoo.com.

CINDERELLA Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center presents the final weekend of its musical Cinderella (Enchanted Edition) at 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7, and 3 p.m. March 8 at the school auditorium. Tickets cost $15 and $8. Call 733-4913.

LINE DANCE Salome Sato leads beginner line dance and exercise class at 11 a.m. Fridays, March 6-April 24 at Palolo Hongwanji Temple. Fee is $5 per class, or $24 for the session for age 60 and older (more for “youngsters”). Call 737-4596.

HANAUMA TALKS Hanauma Bay Education Program presents a free public lecture at 3 p.m. March 8 on “Why Did the Albatross Cross the Ocean? Tracking Foraging Trips and Migrations” with HPU’s David Hyren-bach in Cynthia Bond Memorial Theater. Additional topics are whale counts March 15, whale migration March 22, and tuna fisheries March 29. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11:30 a.m. March 8, and 7-11 a.m. March 28 at Koko Marina Center; 7-11:30 a.m. March 29 at Kahala Mall, and 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 31 at Anuenue School in Palolo Valley. Call 848-4770.

ALZHEIMER An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m. March 9 (and the second Monday of each month) at Kilohana United Methodist Church, room 6. Call 591-2771.

VEGGIES Registered dietitian Julieanna Hever discusses “The Vegiterranean Diet” at 7 p.m. March 10 at Ala Wai Clubhouse as part of a Vegetarian Society meeting. The public is welcome, and there’s free admission and refreshments. Call 944-8344.

NEIGHBORS Kuliouou-Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. March 5 at Aina Haina Library, Palolo at 7 p.m. March 11 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria, Diamond Head-Kapahulu-St. Louis Heights at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Kaimuki at 7 p.m. March 18 at Kaimuki Christian Church fellowship hall, Waialae-Kahala at 7 p.m. March 19 at Wesley United Methodist Church, and Hawaii Kai at 7 p.m. March 31 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

CARNIVAL Koko Head Elementary School plans its annual Keiki Karnival for March 13 on the theme “All Around the World” with game booths, food, crafts and baked goods. For details, call 397-5811.

NEW YEAR Hawaii Kai Library presents a Chinese New Year story-time and lion dance (by Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association) at 2:30 p.m. March 14. Call 397-5833.

WETLAND WORK Volunteers are invited to join Livable Hawaii Kai Hui for community service days from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 14 and April 11 at Hawea Heiau and Keawawa Wetland Complex. Orientation is at 8:30, cultural tour at 10:30. Snacks provided. Call 864-8081 or visit hawaiikaihui.org.

QUINTET Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet plays classical music and traditional Hawaiian songs in a free concert at 1 p.m March 15 at Kaimuki Library. Call 733-8422.

JUSTICE Chaminade University hosts its 21st annual Criminal Justice Expo from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 19 in Eiben Hall. The first hour is for CU students only, then the public is invited in. The career-oriented gathering offers agency recruiters in criminal justice fields. Call 735-4879.

KOKO CRATER Koko Crater Botanical Garden offers a guided 2-mile hike for families in its dormant volcano from 9 to 11 a.m. March 19 (522-7066). A free photography workshop also is planned for 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 28. Register at 220-4529.

THIRD FRIDAY Third Friday Kaimuki runs from 5 to 9 p.m. March 20, showcasing dozens of restaurants, shops and bars on Waialae between Koko Head and 8th avenues. Merchants offer entertainment, demonstrations and free product samples. Visit kaimukihawaii.com.

STARGAZING Hawaiian Astronomical Society throws its free monthly star party March 28 at Kahala Community Park, complete with telescopes, at 4495 Pahoa Ave. Time and dates vary, depending on the moon. Email peter@besenbruch.info.

FITNESS DAY Fifth-graders at all Kaiser Complex elementary schools participate in a Fun Fitness Day from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 31 at Kaiser High stadium and gymnasium.


PILATES Chelsea Peck has opened Pilates O Ka La studio at 3150 Monsarrat Ave. #202 for a variety of clients: preand post-natal mothers, cross-training athletes, beginners and more. Call 772-3172.

THRIFT SHOP Holy Trinity Thrift Shop has moved into the new church cottage behind the school and extended its hours to 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Donations also are welcome at the shop or the church office. Call 396-0678.

TODDLER TIME Kahala Mall hosts a free Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the mall’s center court. Call 732-7736.

JAZZERCISE Midori Cowart leads morning Jazzercise classes at Palolo Hongwanji Mission, 1641 Palolo Ave. Call 349-3457.

VERANDA MUSIC Piano jazzman David Swanson entertains from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday in the Veranda lounge at the Kahala Hotel. Call 739-8760.

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

HEALING Naturopathic physician Diana Joy Ostroff conducts 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 at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays on campus (394-1200); Hawaii Farm Bureau’s Tuesday night market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. in the grassy area above the main KCC parking lot (848-2074) and the Saturday market from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The city’s People’s Open Market runs from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Palolo Valley District Park and 1-2 p.m. Saturdays at Hawaii Kai Park-n-Ride (522-7088); and Hawaii Kai Towne Center has a market from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays behind Panda Express (396-0766).

MARTIAL ARTS The 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 students age 16 and older. Fee is $60 per month. Call 386-0559.

TAHITIAN DANCE Tunui’s Royal Polynesian Keiki Tahitian Dance classes are conducted Saturday mornings at Kahala Elementary School for beginning and intermediate students. For more information, call Nalani at 277-2205 or visit tunuisroyalpolyne-sian.com.

SENIORS Koko Head Seniors meets for an activity or excursion at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Kuapa Isle Clubhouse, located 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. Mondays and Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays at Koko Head District Park. Call 722-8769 or 387-1655.

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

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

HEALTHY FOODS Whole Foods Market at Kahala Mall has ongoing free lectures, promotions and activities each month on good nutrition practices and healthy living. Call 738-0820.

SCRABBLE Scrabble fans meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday night at Kahala Mall center court by the fountain, offering three 50-minute games. To learn more, call 235-3073 or email cdurham@hawaii.rr.com.

SUMMITS State Rep. Gene Ward sponsors a beer summit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Kona Brewing Co. Pub in Koko Marina Center. Call 586-6420.