What’s Up in Windward Oahu

July 25

Tourism talk
Hawaii Tourism Authority executive director Mike McCartney addresses the Kaneohe Business Group luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room at Pohai Nani. Reservations cost $15 and are due by July 23 to 520-1565.

Tennis doubles
Kailua Racquet Club’s 42nd annual Blue Moon Men’s Night Doubles are under way this week and next week. The public is invited to view the action starting at 6 nightly. Kaminski’s Cafe serves drinks and dinner specials daily from 5:30; music and prizes also planned. The club is at 629 Oneawa St. Call 263-4444.

Menu choices
WCC has a Nutrition Roundtable class in “Expanding Menu Choices” at 9:45 a.m. in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9. The Aug. 1 topic is “Nourishing the Vital Force.” Register in advance at 235-7433.

New Zealand surf film
Clive Neeson screens his film Last Paradise on the history of New Zealand surfing at 7 p.m. at Surfer the Bar in Turtle Bay Resort with “a maverick bunch of daredevils” who pioneer the adventure of extreme sports on the high waves. Call 293-6000.

Kailua stories
Wally Amos is guest reader at 10:30 a.m. today and Aug. 8 at Kailua Library’s Keiki Storytime. Call 266-9911.

July 26

Clowning around
Kaneohe Library hosts Bungie the Clown at 10:15 a.m. featuring fun, balloons and more. Call 233-5676.

King orientation
King Intermediate School has orientation for new parents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. Sign-in and light refreshments begin at 6. The agenda includes meeting staff and other parents and learning of services and student resources. Incoming students will be oriented on their first day of school, July 31. Call 233-5727, ext. 231.

SoulTrex presents a free weekly survival workshop “Shelter” at 6 p.m. with Alex Dobrinsky at the shop on Windward Mall’s second level, theater wing. Call 247-8735.

WCC has a free seminar with termite expert Ken Grace at 6:30 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 103-105. Grace covers pest facts, prevention and control, and answers termite questions. Call 235-7433.

HEART musical
Hawaii Education of the ARTS presents the musical Annie at 7 tonight and Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Paliku Theater. Tickets cost $20-$10 and are available at showtix4u.com, or by calling 741-2787.

July 27

Koolau magic show
Koolau Magic Theater presents its “Ohana Magic, Live!’ show at 7 p.m. at Koolau Center, near Times Supermarket. Tickets are $12 and $8, with a $2 discount available on presale tickets at Temple Valley Dental Group. Call 239-6711.

No camping
No camping permits are allowed today through Sunday at Bellows Beach Park because of Rim of the Pacific exercises now under way. Call 768-3440.

Spiritual movies
Windward Unity Church has a Spiritual Movie Night at 7 p.m. at the Kaneohe Atrium, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Members also meet for breakfast at Cinnamon’s at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and will attend a Hawaii Unity Leaders Alliance in town later that day. For details on programs and services, call 262-6731.

Haiku music
Kamakekehau performs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku. Call 247-6671.

July 28

Kaha garden
Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers work to restore and maintain native plants from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Kaha Garden in Kawainui Neighborhood Park. Call 381-7202.

Convoy of Hope
The islandwide Convoy of Hope has a distribution site starting at 10 a.m. at Kailua District Park to help needy families with food, haircuts, health and dental screenings, school supplies, entertainment and resources. Volunteers and donations also are welcome. Call 836-4479.

Benefit yard sale
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association has a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 244 Akiohala St. in Kailua to benefit its endowment fund. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Call 256-3932 or 778-6291.

Ko’olau concert

Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club hosts a concert and paina from 4 to 9 p.m. at The Villa at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Proceeds support service projects, scholarship and an October trip by members to a civic club convention in Washington, D.C. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $25 at the door and include ono food, music, dancing, a country store and more. Call 256-8448.

Bigs and Littles
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu shares its program of successful mentorship from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

Self defense
Smith Taekwondo and Pro-Sport Kickboxing Center has a free introductory class in Krav Maga self-defense at 10 a.m. at 46-174 Kahuhipa St. #C. Call 247-3114.

Village fair
Kahuku Village has a farmers market, craft fair and swap meet from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kahuku Community Center, across from the sugar mill. Call 293-2423.

July 29

Dance showcase
The nonprofit Allegra Performing Arts presents “Summer Heat,” a free showcase of song, dance, spoken-word poetry and vignettes, at 6:30 p.m. in Aikahi Elementary cafeteria. Donations welcome. Call 261-3058.

Cultural service
Koolau Foundation sponsors cultural service work in Haiku Valley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 226-4195.

July 30

Art exhibits close
Two exhibits at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden – “Dragons in the Garden” and “Bird-Watch in the Gallery” – close today. Call 233-7323.

July 31

Piano recital
Masaki Piano School students play a free public show with a piano quartet and chamber music at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.

July book sales
The Friends of the Kaneohe Library have a half-off sale through the end of July on its inventory of 30,000 used books, videos, CDs, DVDs, Hawaiiana, magazines and more. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday; and 1 to 3 p.m. Friday in the library basement. People willing to help also are welcome. Books are free to nonprofits and schools. Call 247-4819.


Group home hearing
The city Department of Planning and Permitting will have a hearing at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Mission Memorial conference room on a request from Tradition House Foundation to establish a clean-and-sober group home at 45-679 Waiawi St. Call Malynne at 768-8023.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank will have a donor drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at Castle Medical Center, near the entrance. Call 848-4770.

Farm workshop
Hawaii Agri-tourism Association’s Lani Weigert will discuss the ag-tourism process during a farm workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at Kahuku Farms. Fee is $15 including lunch. To reserve a place, call 622-9026.

Kailua board meeting
Kailua Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

Eye health
Castle Medical Center will have an “Eat Well for Life” class about eye health at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 in the wellness auditorium. Fee is $10, $15 or $20. Register two days prior at 263-5400.

Kailua bluegrass
The Saloon Pilots will play their style of bluegrass music from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 3 and 17 at Big City Diner Kailua. No cover charge. Call 263-8880.

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