What’s Up in Central Oahu

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BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Feb. 2 at BYU-Hawaii, 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Feb. 6 at Wahiawa General Hospital, 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Feb. 9 at Waialua Intermediate and High School, 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Feb. 14 and 28 at Mililani Town Center, and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16 at Mililani Town Center. Call 848-4770.

HALEIWA VISION The city Department of Design and Construction conducts a public visioning workshop at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Waialua Elementary cafeteria to develop design ideas for use in the Haleiwa Improvement District project. Call Linda Rosehill at 536-2611.

WCA MEETSWaialua Community Association has its annual general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Historic Haleiwa Gym, 66-434 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 637-4606.

COMPUTERS Mililani Library offers free adult computer classes at 10:30 a.m. this month with library membership: Feb. 6 Web-sites for Preschoolers; Feb. 13, New Internet Searching; and Feb. 20, Open Forum Q&A on computer basics. Register at 627-7470 for the first two; the forum is a walk-in class with no signups needed.

PARKINSON’S A Parkinson’s support group meets at 1 p.m. Feb. 7 (and every first Saturday) in Waialua United Church of Christ’s office, 67-174 Farrington Hwy. Call Grant at 282-9864.

BOOK SALE Friends of Mililani Public Library plan a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7, featuring bargains on books, CDs and DVDs. Call 626-7292.

SOIL HEALTH Oahu Cooperative Extension Service presents a workshop on soil health from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 at Poamoho Research Station, 65-605 Kaukonahua Road in Waialua, offering PowerPoint lectures and field observation, demonstrations and videos for farmers on all aspects of maintaining healthy soil for crops. Call Jari Sugano at 622-4185.

CRAFTERS The new group Waialua Crafters meets at 11 a.m. Feb. 7 at Waialua Library, where members will share and work on their current projects together. Meetings are the first Saturday of each month. Call 637-8286.

KOTO SHOW UH professor Darin Miyashiro plays the Japanese koto string instrument at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Wahiawa Library to celebrate cherry blossom season. Light refreshments will be offered while supplies last. Call 622-6345.

COUPON SWAP Kahuku Library hosts a free, volunteer-led program on coupon swapping from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 12 (and every second Wednesday). Bring coupons to trade. Call 293-8935.

LEILEHUA EATS Leilehua High School presents “2nd’s at Leilehua” from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 (and every second Friday) at the school, featuring food trucks, entertainment and more as a campus fundraiser. Visit 2nd’s at Leilehua on Facebook.

KAENA HIKE Friends of Kaena host a guided nature hike Feb. 14 at Kaena Natural Area Reserve. Email info@friendsofkaena.org.

WAIALUA WRITERS The Waialua Library writers group meets at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at the library on the topic “The City.” Call 637-8286.

OHANAWaimea Valley sponsors La Ohana from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15, with half-price admission for kamaaina and military families. The day includes a scavenger hunt, stories, hula, lei making, petroglyph rubs, cultural demonstrations and makahiki games. Call 638-7766.

BIKE PATH HELP Malama Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path plans a workday from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 on the bike path and native garden, with volunteers meeting in the open space at the start of Ke Nui Road by Sunset Beach bridge. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. Email Vance at malamakealapupukeabikepath@gmail.com.

PUPUKEA HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads an 8-mile hike to Pupukea-Paumalu at 8 a.m. Feb. 15. Visit htmclub.org.

CLOSURES Public schools and libraries are closed Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents Day.

NEIGHBORS Mililani Mauka-Launani Valley Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Mililani Mauka Elementary; and Wahiawa-Whitmore at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Whitmore Park. Call 768-3710.