What’s Up in Windward Oahu

May 2

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus. Call 848-4770.

Parent academy
Hawaii Education Matters offers free workshops for parents starting with “Parents Leading the Way” at 5:30 tonight at Kailua Elementary School library with psychologist Nancy Halevi. Other workshops and topics are set for 5:30 p.m. May 3 (Beyond Bullying), 5:30 p.m. May 7 (smooth school transitions), 8:15 a.m. May 9 (sleep and breakfast) and 4 p.m. May 22 (reading) at various Kailua schools. RSVP to Ann Davis at 888-6922 or friends@hawaiieducationmatters.org.

May 3

Soccer registration
Kaneohe AYSO registers players ages 4 to 18 years old from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary School. (An incorrect time was listed last week.) New players should bring birth certificates. Call 235-2976 or visit kaneoheayso.org.

Piano concert
Students of WCC’s award-winning music and piano instructor So Jin Kimura have their spring concert at 7 p.m. at Paliku Theatre. The free public show features four classes playing solo and ensemble pieces, from classical to Disney tunes. Call 236-9145.

Cooking class
Castle Medical Center’s “Eat Well for Life” series features “Strong Bones Strategies” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wellness Center auditorium with recipes and tips on nutrient-rich foods that build a strong framework for life. Fees range from $20 to $10, and reservations are due two days in advance at 263-5400 or online at castlemed.org.

Kailua board meets
Kailua Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

May 4

Kahuku music
David Asing provides music and hula from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the Lobby Lounge at Turtle Bay Resort. Call 689-1800.

Nazarene May Day
Windward Nazarene Academy has its May Day program from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Windward Mall’s center stage. Call 235-8787.

Pottery sale
The WCC ceramics students have a Mother’s Day pottery sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the back of Hale Palanakila. Call 235-7323.

Knights’ ho’ike
Castle High School’s Polynesian dance and music students present their annual Ho’ike at 7:30 tonight and Saturday in Ron Bright Theatre. Call 233-5600, ext. 2238.

Shambhala training
Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center leads a free public session in Shambhala training, “Ordinary Magic – The Ocean of Nowness,” at 7 p.m. at its Aikahi Park Shopping Center quarters. Call 343-0089.

May 5

Fishpond tours
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club lead a natural and cultural history tour of the Waikalua and Heeia fishponds from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donation is $10. For reservations, call 263-8008.

Spring crafts
The Lanikai Spring Craft Faire runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the community park, with nearly 100 craft vendors involved.

Classic cars
Aikahi Park Shopping Center has its monthly Classic Car Show from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 735-8822.

Plastic caps
Ahuimanu Elementary School accepts plastic bottle caps and lids (clean and dry, Nos. 2, 4 and 5) for recycling from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the school parking lot. For details, visit b-e-ac-h.org.

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 May 12, 19 and 26 at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion on Keolu Drive. Bring copy of birth certificate and medical insurance card. Call Gary at 216-8103.

Shambhala training
Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center presents “Ordinary Magic – The Ocean of Nowness” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its Aikahi Park Shopping Center quarters. Suggested donation is $50, which includes registration and continental breakfast, followed by meditation instruction and practice, personal interviews, group discussion and talks by Dean Nelson, author and founder of the center. Call 343-0089.

May 6

Being Earnest
Hawaii Pacific University Theatre presents its final performance of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at 4 p.m. at Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on the Windward campus. Tickets cost $25, $15 for seniors, military, students and HPU faculty and $5 for HPU students. Reservations recommended. Call 375-1282.

Team trial
The Hawaii State Championship Team Trial is expected to field 60 bicyclists from 7 to 11 a.m., with trials starting and ending at Kualoa Regional Park. Call David Lum at 429-9475.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to noon at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

May 7

Kahuku music
Hang Ten at Turtle Bay has live local music weekly from 5 to 8 tonight (Art Kalahiki), Tuesday (Christian Yrizarry), Wednesday (T& J), Friday (Chris Murphy) and Saturday (Mike Tulba or Jherard & Micah). Call 689-1800.

May 8

College benefit
Castle High’s College for Every Student Club stages a “McKnight” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Windward City McDonald’s with a percentage of the evening’s proceeds going to the club. Call 389-7529.

Teen art
Kailua High School’s visual arts students have their works on view in “Connections” though today at Morning Brew in Kailua Shopping Center. Call 266-7900 or 262-7770.

Upcoming Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. May 9 on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5 at the door. Call 235-7433.

Board meetings
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. May 9 at KEY Project on Waihee Road, and the Koolauloa board will meet at 6 p.m. May 10 at Hauula Community Center on Kukuna Road. Call 768-3710.

Vision training
Students should register by May 9 for the “Dr. Bates Method of Vision Training” class, which is set for 9:45 a.m. May 16 in Hale Kuhina 115 at Windward Community College. Fee is $9. The class is the first of four weekly topics in the “Relaxing into Natural Vision” series. Call 235-4733.

Waiahole reunion

Waiahole Elementary School will have its first planning meeting at 9 a.m. May 12 in the school cafeteria for its 130th anniversary celebration, set for Sept. 28, 2013. All alumni, staff and supporters are invited to attend. Call Mary Kupau Mikaele at 499-9499 or Sas Lagapa Lopes at 499-8994.

Heiau help
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club will sponsor a cleanup and restoration day at Ulupo heiau (near Windward YMCA) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 12. Call 263-8008 to volunteer.

Pop Warner signups
Kailua Mustangs Pop Warner League will conduct open registration for all football and cheer participants from noon to 2 p.m. May 12, 19 and 26, and June 2 at Kailua District Park pavilion. Call 542-5704.

Guinness record try
Kumu Alan Akaka will direct his Ke Kula Mele Hawaii in a special Mothers Day concert at 1 p.m. May 13 at Windward Mall. It could be (hopefully) the world’s largest Hawaiian steel guitar ensemble – accompanied by students on ukulele, guitar and bass – as they attempt to set a Guinness World Record. Call Akaka at 375-9379.

Chamber Music Hawaii will sponsor a Tresemble concert at 7:30 p.m. May 14 at Paliku Theatre, premiering new work by Takeo Kudo with narration of Edward Lear poems by HPR staff. For tickets, call 489-5038.

City Councilman Ikaika Anderson will meet with constituents for a “3 TALK” at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at Waimanalo Library. Call 768-5003.

Girls seminar
Castle Medical Center will host a free seminar, “Girls to Women: Health at Every Age,” at 6:30 p.m. May 17 in the Wellness Center auditorium. The program includes advice from physicians and is open to “young women and women of all ages.” Call 263-5400 to register.

Sports nutrition
Castle Medical Center’s “Eat Well for Life” series features “Sports Nutrition” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 23 in the Wellness Center auditorium with recipes and tips on plant-based cuisine to support an active lifestyle. Fees range from $20 to $10, and reservations are due two days in advance at 263-5400 or online at castlemed.org.


Photo exhibit
Gallery ‘Iolani’s exhibit of Mark Hamasaki’s photos, “Conjoined,” is open through May 12 at WCC. Call 236-9155.

Smith Tae Kwon Do Center has a new Monday-night class in Krav Maga Combatives (self-defense against multiple attackers and weapons), meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. weekly at 46-174 Kahuhipa St. Call 247-3114.

Swim club
Aulea Swim Club welcomes new members age 7 to 18 with tryouts available at the Kailua District Park pool. Practice is held every weekday. Call 263-7946.

Family fishing
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts free fishing days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for catch-and-release family fun. Call 233-7323.


Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center offers a free meditation on Kailua Beach from 9 to 11 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month (next to the old concession stand and behind the lifeguard stand). Call 343-0089.

Ukulele making
Howard Cropsey shows how to make a mahogany ukulele to two sessions for $85, which includes materials. The course is for ages 10 and older and is held in Gallery Haiku at Windward Mall. Classes meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, or week-days by arrangement. Call 247-1715.

Taro patch pitch
The Kaneohe Police Activities League seeks volunteers age 7 to 16 years old to help work in the Kako’o ‘Oiwi lo’i on Saturday mornings, weather permitting. Workers regularly assist at the project, located by the Heeia long bridge. For applications and more information, call Auntie Alice Hewett at 722-2426.

Kailua market
A new Mahiku Market is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at Kailua Elementary School with vendors selling food, crafts and art. Call 225-4002.

Mall market
‘Nalo Farms presents a farmers market from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Windward Mall Wednesdays in the Macy’s wing, with more than 50 vendors. To inquire about spaces, call 225-9835.

Kaneohe market
Sonny Doung’s Mahiku farmers market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, offering 60 vendor booths for shoppers at Ben Parker Elementary. Call 225-4002.

Heeia market
Windward Open Market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Heeia State Park pavilion offering local produce, flowers, plants, arts and crafts. A portion of proceeds benefit Kama’aina Kids’ Heeia Learning Center at the park. Vendor fee is $20 per booth, but the first time is free. Call 262-1111.

City open markets
The People’s Open Market sells produce on Thursdays in Windward Oahu – from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park; 9-10 a.m. at Kailua District Park; and 10:45-11:45 a.m. at Kaneohe District Park. Call 522-7088.

Night market
The Kailua Thursday Night Farmers Market is open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Kailua Town Center parking lot selling Hawaii-grown produce, food products and dinner plates from area restaurants. Call 848-2074.

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