What’s Up in Windward Oahu

May 16

Capitol art
Artwork by students from Kaneohe Elementary and St. Mark Lutheran schools is on view this month at the State Capitol, Senate East Wing Chamber level, courtesy of Sen. Jill Tokuda. Call 587-7215.

Music workshops
WCC’s Hawaii Music Institute and Ke Kumu Pali has music workshops today and May 17 and 19 in Hale Palanakila 104. Fee is $20. Today at 6 p.m. is steel guitar with Bobby Ingano; May 17 at 6 p.m. is slack key with Ron and Pomaikai Loo; May 19 at 10 a.m. is voice sculpting with Neva Rego. Call 235-7433.

Castle charrette
Castle High School’s Redesign Initiative invites the public to its mini-charrettes to discuss ways to improve the school – from 5:30 to 8 tonight at Kokokahi YWCA, 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 22 at KEY Project and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26 at Windward Mall. RSVP castleredesign@gmail.com.

Neck tension
Register by today for the “Relaxing Neck Tension,” which is set for 9:45 a.m. May 23 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. The class is part of a weekly series. Call 235-7433.

May 17

Girls seminar
Castle Medical Center hosts a free seminar, “Girls to Women: Health at Every Age,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center auditorium. The program includes advice from three obstetricians and gynecologists and is open to “young women and women of all ages.” Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.

Sports physicals
Kailua High conducts sports physicals from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gym with Drs. Stuart Wakatsuki and Jason Florimonte. Fee is $20. Call Harvey Lee at 551-1782 or email him at hlee@tiffe.org.

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

May 18

Readers group
Pohai Nani Readers Group is open to the public and meets at 3 p.m. today (and the first and third Friday) in the second floor lounge. Passage To India is a recent pick. Call 254-1147.

Lanikai Mortgage Players present the spring melodrama, Hezekiah’s Wives, or She’d Rather Be Dead Than Wed, at 8 tonight, Saturday and Sunday and May 25-27 at Lanikai pavilion. Call 262-5482.

Blood talk
Kaiser Permanente presents a free Senior Summit lecture on “Blood Pressure and You” at noon at the Wind-ward YMCA, 1200 Kailua Road. All ages are welcome. Call 261-0808 to register.

Kahaluu Elementary School has a hoolaulea from 2 to 8 p.m. with games, food, a silent auction and more at 47-280 Waihee Road. Call 352-6019.

Kahuku music
David Asing and hula are booked for 7 to 9 tonight and May 25 in the lobby lounge at Turtle Bay resort. Call 689-1800.

Haiku music
The Kaala Boys perform from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku. Next up is Kahiau on May 25. Call 247-6671.

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

May 19

Special rodeo
Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii hosts a Special Keiki Rodeo at 10 a.m. at Waimanalo polo field. Proceeds help its mission to enrich the lives of able and disabled individuals through horseback riding and care. Sponsorships are welcome. Call 342-9036.

Eat Out Kailua
The monthly fundraiser, Eat Out Kailua, with food trucks, displays and activities, is open from 4 to 8 p.m. at Enchanted Lake Elementary School, with proceeds going to the school and to the Hawaiian Soljahs baseball team. Email eatoutkailua@yahoo.com.

Mall music and cars
The Royal Hawaiian Band performs at noon at Windward Mall center court, followed by the Kaimuki High Vocalz at 2 p.m., and a classic car show from 5 to 9 p.m. in Macy’s parking lot, where items will be accepted for Hawaii Food-bank. Call 235-1143.

Renaissance fair
Le Jardin Academy has a Renaissance Faire from 3 to 7 p.m. with art, drama, music, dance, food, entertainment, bouncy houses, costumes, a Maypole dance, face painting, games, crafts and a medieval village. Call 261-0707.

Bake sale
Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka has a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and June 23 at the Kaneohe Jamba Juice, with Spam musubi and lots of treats for $1. Proceeds help the keiki prepare a keiki hula competition in July. Email tinnamorato@yahoo.com.

Stream restoration
Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers help restore Heeia stream from 8 to 11 a.m. Call 381-7202.

Marsh restoration
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club volunteers have a work day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine in Kawainui marsh. Call 261-8008.

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

Pop Warner signups
Kailua Mustangs Pop Warner League has registration for all football and cheer participants from noon to 2 p.m. today and May 26, and June 2 at Kailua District Park. Call 542-5704.

May 20

Historic hula
Kailua Historical Society sponsors a panel discussion of Kailua’s longtime hula studios, including Bella Richards, Lani Kalama, Puluelo Park and the Beamer family, at 3 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church on Kailua Road. Call 262-5283.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center (by Safe-way), and 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau. Call 848-4770.

May 21

Ohana food
The Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free food on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified individuals and families from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project. Call 239-5744.

Summer youth
Deadline is today to sign up for KEY Project’s Wayfinder Summer Experience for grades 6-9. It runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12-July 13 (with after care). Fee is $50 and scholarships are available. Call 239-5777, ext. 7 or 8.

May 22

Parent academy
Hawaii Education Matters has a pilot series of free workshops for parents in Kailua. The final session (on reading) is at 4 p.m. today at Kailua Elementary library. RSVP to Ann Davis at 888-6922.

Chorus music
May Shumway’s Women’s Chorus performs in a free public concert at 6:30 p.m. at Kahuku Library. Call 293-8935.

Mystery show
The Hui Pohai Nani Music Program plans a free public “surprise” show at 7 p.m. in its auditorium. Call 235-5025.


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

College extension
WCC will offer community-interest classes May 23 through June 2 on campus, ranging from eye exercise and music to ocean safety and flower arranging. Call 235-7433 for details.

Keiki cultural program
Deadline is May 25 to sign up for KEY Project’s Summer Cultural Heritage Program for grades K-5. It runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12-July 13, with after care. Fee is $300 per child. Call 239-5777, ext. 0.

Inner peace
A “quiet day” of meditation, rest and relaxing in the spirit is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 25 at the Pawalani Center, 45-901 Wailele Road, led by Nancy Conley. For details, call at 239-9851.