East Oahu Highlights

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IRISH HARP Patrick Ball plays the Irish harp and shares Celtic stories at 1:30 p.m. March 31 at Aina Haina Library. Call 377-2456.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 31 at Anuenue School in Palolo Valley, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 1 at Kaimuki High School, 7-11 a.m. April 5 at Koko Marina Center by Walgreen’s, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 19 at Kaimuki Christian Church, and 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. April 20 at Chaminade’s Ching Conference Center. Call 848-4770.

NEIGHBORS Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. March 31 and April 28 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria, Kuliouou-Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. April 2 at Aina Haina Library, Palolo at 7 p.m. April 8 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria, Diamond Head-Kapahulu-St. Louis Heights at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Kaimuki at 7 p.m. April 15 at Kaimuki Christian Church fellowship hall, and Waialae-Kahala at 7 p.m. April 16 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Call 768-3710.

ANIMATION Jerome Ranft, character sculptor at Pixar Animation, discusses his profession at 7 p.m. April 1 in Ohia 118 at KCC as part of the school’s free public Arts Lecture series. Call 734-9382.

TSUNAMI TIPS Hawaii Kai Strong conducts a public information session on “Detection, Warning and Response” at 7 p.m. April 1 at Koko Head District Park, multipurpose room C. Next up is “Personal Preparedness” May 6, same place and time. Call 395-5406 or email Matt Glei at hawaiikaistrong@yahoo.com.

BOOK SALE The Friends of Hawaii Kai Library book store offers half price on parenting, pets and puzzle books in April. Hours are 12:30 to 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.

CLOSURESAll public schools and libraries are closed April 3 in observance of Good Friday.

LINE DANCE Salome Sato leads a beginner line dance and exercise class at 11 a.m. April 3, and each Friday through April 24 at Palolo Hongwanji Temple. Fee is $5 per class (for 60 and older). Call 737-4596.

HANAUMA FILM Hanauma Bay Education Program screens a free film at 3 p.m. April 5 in the park theater on yellow fin tuna, a lecture April 12 on “Voice of the Sea,” and the film Our Deepest Waters April 19. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

WETLAND WORK Volunteers are welcome to join Livable Hawaii Kai Hui for community service day from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 11 at Hawea Heiau and Keawawa Wetland Complex (orientation at 8:30, cultural tour at 10:30). Snacks provided. Call 864-8081 or visit hawaiikaihui.org.

ALZHEIMER HELP An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m. April 13 (and the second Monday of each month) at Kilohana United Methodist Church, room 6. Call 591-2771.

VEGGIES Author and former Zen monk Will Tuttle discusses “Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food” at 7 p.m. April 14 at Ala Wai Clubhouse as part of the Vegetarian Society meeting. The public is welcome and it’s free admission and refreshments courtesy of Down to Earth. Call 944-8344.

TAX HELP Trained volunteers from AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly assist lowto moderate-income residents with their tax filings now through April 15 at the Aina Haina and Hawaii Kai libraries. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (Aina Haina) and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays (Hawaii Kai). Call 888-687-2277 toll free.

STORYTELLER Storyteller Ben Moffat entertains with puppets, stilts, music and more at 10:30 a.m. April 16 at Hawaii Kai Library. Call 397-5833.

THIRD FRIDAY Third Friday Kaimuki is open 5-9 p.m. April 17, showcasing restaurants, shops and bars on Waialae between Koko Head and 8th avenues. Merchants offer entertainment, demonstrations and free product samples. Visit kaimukihawaii.com.

CLEAN KAIMUKI Kaimuki Christian Church volunteers clean up Kaimuki from 8 a.m. to noon April 18, meeting first at the Ekahi House on Mahina Avenue. Call Danny at 284-2565.

MUSICAL Diamond Head Theatre stages South Pacific now through April 19, featuring Loretta Ables Sayre as co-director and actress, reprising her Broadway role of Bloody Mary. Several shows are sold out. Call 733-0277.

EARTH DAY Kapiolani Community College’s Sustainability Promotion Team seeks vendors and entertainers for Earth Day 2015, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 on the great lawn. Planned are exhibits, sustainable food, education and entertainment. Email spt3amgmail.com.

STARGAZING Hawaiian Astronomical Society members host their free monthly stargazing party April 25 at Kahala Community Park, complete with telescopes, at 4495 Pahoa Ave. Time varies, depending on the position of the moon. Email peter@besenbruch.info.

SANCTUARY NOAA seeks public comment on the proposed expansion of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary boundaries and conducts an informational meeting on it from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 28 at Honolulu Waldorf School, 350 Ulua St. in Niu Valley. Call 271-3213.


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

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 college parking lot (848-2074); 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 KCC from 7:30 to 11 a.m. (848-2074); and Hawaii Kai Towne Center from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 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 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 tunuisroyalpolynesian.com.

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