East Oahu Highlights

The Friends of Hawaii Kai Library book store offers half price on religion and spiritu- ality books in May. 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.

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and UH Elder Law Program offer free information on “Legal Issues Affecting Our Kupuna” at 6 p.m. May 5 at Kaimuki Library, including attorney Neva Keres dis- cussing advance health-care directives, estate planning and power of attorney. Call 733-8422.

Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at Kapiolani CC, and 7-11 a.m. May 10 and May 31 at Kahala Mall. Call 848-4770.

Hawaii Kai Strong conducts a public information session on “Personal Preparedness” at 7 p.m. May 6 at Koko Head District Park, multipurpose room C. The June 3 outreach meeting will cover emergency sheltering (same place and time). Call 395-5406 or email Matt Glei at hawaiikaistrong@yahoo.com.

Kuliouou-Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. May 7 at Aina Haina Library, Palolo at 7 p.m. May 13 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria, Diamond Head-Kapahulu-St. Louis Heights at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Kaimuki at 7 p.m. May 20 at Kaimuki Christian Church fellowship hall, Waialae-Kahala at 7 p.m. May 21 at Wesley United Methodist Church, and Hawaii Kai at 7 p.m. May 26 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Kalani High School’s Polynesian music classes present a May Day program at 6 p.m. May 8 in the school gym. Call 377- 7744.

BENEFIT GOLF Palolo Chinese Home sponsors its 25th annual Dynasty Invitational Golf Tournament May 8, starting with a putting contest at 9:30 a.m. at Ala Wai Municipal Golf Course. Entry fee is $150. Call 739- 6033.

Volunteers with Friends of Hanauma Bay meet from 8:30 to 11 a.m. May 9 to clean up the nature preserve. More hands are welcome. For details, visit friendsofhanaumabay.org.

Volunteers are welcome to join Livable Hawaii Kai Hui for community service days, set for 8:30-11:30 a.m. May 9, June 13 and July 11 at Hawea Heiau and Keawawa Wetland Complex (orienta- tion at 8:30, cultural tour at 10:30). Snacks provided. Call 864-8081 or visit hawaiikaihui.org.

Kalani High School’s orchestra performs its Aloha Concert along with the school’s creative dance students at 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Kaimuki High auditorium and also plays a concert for Lunalilo Home at 6 p.m. May 20. Call 377-7744.

An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m. May 11 (and each second Monday) at Kilohana United Methodist Church, room 6. Call 591- 2771.

Dr. Irminne Van Dyken discusses “Ten Ways a Plant-based Diet Will Help You Avoid the Scalpel” at7p.m.May12atAlaWai Clubhouse as part of the Vegetarian Society meeting. The public is welcome, with free admission and refreshments. Call 944-8344.

Third Friday Kaimuki runs from 5 to 9 p.m. May 15, showcasing dozens of restaurants, shops and bars on Waialae between Koko Head and 8th avenues. Merchants offer entertain- ment, demonstrations and free samples. Visit kaimuki-hawaii.com.

Kaimuki Christian Church volunteers clean up Kaimuki from 8 a.m. to noon May 16, meeting first at the Ekahi House on Mahina Avenue. Call Danny at 284-2565.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a career night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 20 at its Kahala Mall rooftop office, open to all independent real estate agents or those curious about a Realtor career. RSVP to 748-3410.

Hawaiian Astronomical Society hosts its free monthly star party May 23 at Kahala Community Park, complete with telescopes, at 4495 Pahoa Ave. Time and dates vary, depending on the moon. Email peter@besenbruch.info.

Hawaiian Humane Society offers training for volunteers from 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 24 on Emergency Pet Shelters at
2700 Waialae Ave. 356-2200.

Royal Hawaiian Band performs a free concert at 2 p.m. May 31 at Kahala Mall. Call 922-5331.


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

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.

Kahala Mall offers a free Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at center court. Call 732-7736.

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

Cha Cha Cha Salsaria hosts live music on Friday nights in Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. For the latest bands, call 395-7797.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 7p.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 Kapiolani Community College 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).

The U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center conducts classes in Indo- nesian 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.

Tunui’s Royal Polynesian Keiki Tahitian Dance classes are held Saturday mornings at Kahala Elementary School for beginning and intermedi- ate students. Call Nalani at 277-2205 or visit tunuisroyalpolynesian.com.

Koko Head Seniors meets for an activity or excursion at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Koko Head District Park. Call adviser Sam Sun at 395-3096.

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.

The Kaimuki location of Hawaii Self Storage (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.

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

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 fans meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Kahala Mall center court by the fountain, offering three 50-minute games. Call 235- 3073.

Volunteers are welcome to join Livable Hawaii Kai Hui for its monthly workdays at Hawea Heiau and Keawawa Wetland Complex. Meet from 8 a.m. to noon on Hawaii Kai Drive near Keahole Street (look for ban- ner on fence). Call 864-8081 or visit hawaiikaihui.org.

Beginner line-dance classes with Salome Sato meet at Palolo Hongwanji Temple, 1640 Palolo Ave. Students can pay $5 per class, or $16 for eight weeks, plus a $5 reg- istration fee. For updates and changes, call 737-4596.

State Rep. Gene Ward sponsors monthly Coffee Summits at 5:30 p.m. at Zippy’s Koko Marina, and Beer Summits at 5:30 p.m. at Kona Brewing Pub, also in Koko Marina. For dates and details, call 586-6420.