What’s Up in Windward Oahu

April 18

Kahuku band
The Kahuku Marching Band entertains at 3 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

Lei making
Joyce Chinen leads a Lei Po’o (wili method) class at 9:30 a.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Fee is $15. For reservations, call 522-7064.

College families
Windward Community College hosts “College Is a Family Affair” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 105 featuring an introduction to college and talks with the WCC staff, along with dinner and child care. Adult learners are especially welcome. To reserve a seat at the event, call 235-7454.

Beach vendors
The City Council conducts a special Parks and Cultural Affairs Committee hearing at 6:30 p.m. at Kailua High School on Bill 11 (clarifying that no permits for commercial activities shall be issued at Kailua and Kalama beach parks). Call 768-5003.

Talk story time
Windward music master Bobby Ingano performs and talks about his “Sweet Haunting Steel Guitar” at 2 p.m. in a free public Talk Story program at Paliku Theatre. Call 235-7330.

April 19

Kaneohe board meets
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary School cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Math and science
Ke Kula ‘o Samuel Kamakau hosts a Math and Science Night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kokokahi YWCA with puzzles, activities and demonstrations to excite and inspire, all mentored by UH students. Parents, students and ohana are welcome. Call 235-9175.

Kolea update
Montana State University professor Wally Johnson reports on his Pacific golden plover (kolea) research in a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve theater. Call 397-5840.

Chamber workshop, mixer
Kailua Chamber of Commerce sponsors a “Sustainability Speaks” workshop and mixer from 4 to 8 p.m. at 201 Kapaa Quarry Place, Building 25. Tickets cost $20 and reservations are due by April 16. Call 261-7997.

Preschool stories
Curt Fukumoto leads a pre-school storytime at 10:15 a.m. today and April 26 at Kaneohe Library. Call 233-5676.

Castle class benefit
Castle High’s sophomore class has a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. at Windward City McDonald’s, with a percentage of all sales going to the class. Call 233-5600.

April 20

Piano recital
Ernest Chang’s piano students perform a free recital at 7 p.m. in the Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.

Soccer benefit
The Kailua AYSO U-19 girls team has a benefit from 5 to 8 p.m. at McDonald’s of Kailua, where a percentage of sales proceeds will go to the team’s travel fund for a national competition in Tennessee. Call 864-4880.

Hamakua music
The Saloon Pilots entertain from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

Pop Warner signups
Kailua Pop Warner football registers all cheer divisions and Junior PeeWees (age 8 to 11) from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Kailua District Park multipurpose room. Call 542-5704.

Haiku music
Kahiau performs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku. Next up is Kamaka Fernandez April 27. Call 247-6671.

April 21

Food trucks
Eat Out Kailua hosts food trucks, carnival games and live entertainment from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Enchanted Lake Elementary School. On stage are kumu hula Blaine Kia, Halau Ka Waikahi Lani Malie and the Kekaniwai Hawaiian band. Proceeds go to the school and to the Hawaiian Soljahs baseball team. Email eatoutkailua@yahoo.com.

Food drive
Windward City Shopping Center has a collection drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for nonperishable items for the Hawaii Foodbank. Call 836-3600.

Kailua Intermediate Band Boosters have a benefit Zumbathon from 10 a.m. to noon in the school cafeteria. Tickets are $10 presale or $12 at the door. Email jjlarson@hawaiiantel.net.

Fishpond help
Waikalua Loko Fishpond volunteers work to restore the pond from 8 a.m. to noon near Puohala Elementary School. To register, call 263-8202.

Kailua basketball
Kailua Community Basketball League signs up players ages 7-17 for league play from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today and April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion on Keolu Drive. Bring copy of birth certificate and medical insurance card. Call 216-8103.

Marsh help
Ahahui Malama i Ka Lokahi conducts a service project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine in Kawainui Marsh from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 263-0808.

Heiau help
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club joins with Hawaiian Memorial Park for a cultural service project from 9 a.m. to noon at Kawa’ewa’e heiau. Call 235-8111.

Stream help
Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers work from 8 to 11 a.m. on upper Heeia Stream to restore native vegetation and clear out invasive plants. For location and details, email nalani@huihawaii.org.

Lo’i day
Kualoa Ranch hosts La Malama Lo’i Day from 8 a.m. to noon (and every third Sunday), featuring a short hike and lo’i and stream restoration work. Call 239-5497.

Cruise night
The East End Hot Rod Club has a Classic Car Show from 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot at Windward Mall. Call 235-1143.

Kaaawa fun run
Kaaawa Elementary’s annual 5K fun run begins at 8 a.m. at Kualoa Ranch. Call 237-7757 or visit kaaawa5kfunrun.mybigcommerce.com.

Windward basketball
Windward National Junior Basketball League conducts registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and April 28 at the Enchanted Lake Community Park lanai. Call Cy at 721-5116.

April 22

Film showcase
The Turtle Bay Hawaii Filmmakers Showcase presents Ingredients Hawaii for its special Earth Day screening at 7 p.m., including discussions with director Robert Bates. The film features Hawaii’s local food community and its stories. Admission is $10, $8 and $5 at the door of Surfer the Bar. Doors open at 6. Call 436-4326.

Bali music
Kaneohe Library hosts “The Music and Dance of Bali” at 2 p.m. featuring Widana and Reynolds demonstrating traditional styles of Gamelan and more. Call 233-5676.

Soccer registration
Kaneohe AYSO registers players ages 4 to 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Windward Mall center court and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 3 at Ben Parker Elementary School. Call 235-2976 or go to kaneoheayso.org. Player forms must be competed online at eayso.org.

April 24

Travel benefit
Castle High School’s Global Learners have a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. at Windward City McDonald’s, with a percentage of all sales going to the group’s trip fund for Japan in June. Call 389-7529.

Choral concert
Windward Choral Society performs a free concert of choral pieces from around the world at 7 p.m. in the Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.

Carpal tunnel tips
Chiropractor Richard Rodgers II conducts a Carpal Tunnel Prevention and Treatment Seminar at 7 p.m. at Oahu Chiropractic Windward in Suite G, 418 Kuulei Road, featuring a complimentary evaluation afterwards. Call 247-9355.

Anatomy Night
Kalaheo High School’s anatomy students present Anatomy Night at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Call 254-7900.


OHA outreach
Office of Hawaiian Affairs staff will meet with residents to share OHA services and resources from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at Ka Ho’oilina community center, 45-253 Ilauhole St. in Waimanalo. Call 594-0232.

Cooking class
Castle Medical Center will host “Eat Well for Life: Pineapples” at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in the Wellness Center auditorium, with samples and recipes provided. Fee is $20, $15 or $10, and signups are due two days ahead of the session. Call 263-5400.

Fishpond benefit
The first Community Support Day by Kailua’s Whole Foods Market is April 25, with 5 percent of the store’s proceeds that day going to Paepae o He’eia, a nonprofit group caring for and restoring Heeia fishpond. Call 263-6800.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 p.m. April 27 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Puohala May day
Puohala Elementary School will stage its May Day pageant at 8:30 a.m. April 27, featuring a court, performances by all grades and its Hawaiian Immersion students. The public is welcome. Call 233-5660.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Magic Treehouse Space Mission,” based on the popular children’s book series, at 7 p.m. April 27 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Dance concert
The Castle High DanceForce will present its spring concert, “Dance Eras,” at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28 and 3 p.m. April 29 in Ron Bright Theatre. Call 233-5626.

Hakipuu hike
Kualoa Ranch will have a 2-mile guided hike to an ancient taro patch in Hakipuu at 9 a.m. April 28. Fee is $15 per adult; children are free (per each paying adult). Call 239-5497.

Pottery sale
The Windward Potters will have their annual spring sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 28 in the Kailua Elementary School cafeteria, featuring one-of-a-kind pieces, sculptural forms and raku. Call 239-5045.

Kalahiki grants
Deadline is April 30 to apply for the Randy Kalahiki Higher Education/Professional-Vocational Incentive Grant at KEY Project (239-5777).


Ukulele making
Howard Cropsey teaches how to make an ukulele in two sessions for $85, including materials, at Gallery Haiku in Windward Mall. Classes are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, or weekdays by arrangement. Call 247-1715.

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