What’s Up in Windward Oahu

February 15

Handbell concert
The all-female, 20-member Hakuoh University Handbell Choir from Oyama City, Japan, performs a free public concert at 7 p.m. at Paliku Theatre. Call 235-7433.

Peace workshop deadline
Deadline is today to sign up for the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii’s Raising Peacebuilders 360 workshop, set for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at KEY Project. The program features a panel of experts, including Maya Soetoro-Ng. Fee is $25. RSVP to 381-9635.

Tai chi
Deadline is today to register for a four-part course of Tai Chi Exercises, which begins at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 22 in Hale Kuhina 115 at Windward Community College. Fee is $9 per session. Call 2357433.

Scholarship deadline
Deadline to apply for 2012 First Wind scholarships is today. Students attending high school in the Laie to North Shore and Wahiawa areas are eligible. Visit firstwind.com/scholars.

February 16

Small communities
Friends & Families of Castle sponsor a coffee hour at 6 p.m. in the library to discuss the school’s plan for Small Learning Communities. Call 233-5600.

February 17

Soccer benefit
The Kailua McDonald’s donates a percentage of its proceeds between 5 and 8 p.m. to Kailua AYSO U-19 girls soccer team, to help pay for a summer trip to the national games in Tennessee. Monetary donations welcome. Call 864-4880.

Pohai Nani music
Ernest Chang’s piano students perform a free recital at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium for residents and the public. Additional free programs include the Carmen Haugen Quartet Feb. 21, and the Masaki piano students (plus cello) Feb. 28. Call 235-5025.

Hamakua music
The Saloon Pilots entertain from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 2638880.

Ukulele lessons
Ukulele Club of Hawaii gives free lessons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 2351143.

Haiku music
Kahiau performs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku. Next up are the Kaala Boys Feb. 24. Call 247-6671.

Phone book recycling
The Berry Co. accepts all brands of used phone books for recycling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday at its bin in the Windward Mall parking lot (across from St. Ann’s).

February 18

Imi Pono concert
Puohala Elementary School has its 19th annual ‘Imi Pono craft fair, concert and fun fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 45-233 Kulauli St., featuring entertainment, cultural exhibits, a silent auction, prizes, Hawaiian plate lunches, keiki activities, rides, games, crafts and more. Proceeds benefit its Hawaiian immersion program. Call 233-5660.

Sand castles
The 35th annual Sand Castle Esquisse (“first sketch”) is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kailua Beach Park, sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students, Hawaii chapter.

The public is invited to view their creations on a “castles” theme. Judging is at 11:30 a.m. Email aias@hawaii.edu.

Joint concert
The Kailua Intermediate and Kailua High bands combine to perform a public concert at 4 p.m. in the high school’s cafeteria. Call 263-1500, ext. 314.

Love Aikahi
Aikahi Elementary School PTSA presents its “I Love Aikahi” gala from 6 to 9 p.m. at Koolau Ballrooms. Tickets cost $40 each and include dinner, pupus, entertainment and a silent auction. Tables for 10 also are available for $500, $750 and $1,000. Call Robyn Nagli at 254-7944, ext. 235.

Fishpond work day
Volunteers help restore Waikalua Loko Fishpond (behind Puohala Elementary School) from 8 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch and tours. To register for the workday, call 263-8202.

Waikane cleanup
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club visits and cleans up Waikane Valley Nature Park and its Kukuianiani heiau from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Park in front of Olomana Orchids and wear shoes or boots and a hat; the club has gloves, tools, bags, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. To register, call Keoni Fox at 351-6279.

Pirates play
Paliku Theatre presents the children’s theater play How I Became a Pirate at 2 and 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 235-7310.

Yoga, Pilates classes
Vanessa Harmon teaches “Discover the 8 Limbs of Yoga” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Mindful Matters Wellness Center in Kailua. Cost is $35. Stephanie Duffield teaches “Six Basic Principles of Pilates” from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $65. Call 230-2476.

February 19

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kailua Town Center. Call 845-9966.

Kahuku film night
Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer, the Bar screens Puamana at 7 p.m. tonight with Meleanna Meyer. Admission is $10, $8 and $5. Call 4364326.

February 20

Cooking class deadline
Deadline is today to sign up for Castle hospital’s “Eat Well for Life: Rice Cooker Creations” class, set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the wellness auditorium with instructor Rebecca Woodland. Fee is $20, $15 or $10. Call 263-5400.

February 21

Play Smart
Oceanic 16 will air the Play Smart Hawaii game show today, including Kahaluu Elementary’s team vs. Sacred Hearts Academy in the first round. Check online with the cable network for times or call 625-8282.

Haugen quartet
The Carmen Haugen Quartet performs a free “Hawaiian Night” of music at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium for residents and the public. Call 235-5025.