What’s Up in Windward Oahu

August 1

Sober house
The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a hearing at 10:30 a.m. in the Mission Memorial conference room on a conditional use permit for a Kaneohe group living facility at 45-679 Waiawi St. for recovering addicts and ex-offenders. Call Malynne Simeon at 768-8023.

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

Kailua book sale
The Friends of Kailua Library have a half-price book sale from today through Aug. 18 at the library bookstore, featuring all items from books to DVDs. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call Kalena at 392-1824.

Tennis doubles
Kailua Racquet Club’s annual Blue Moon Men’s Night Doubles finals are this week, finishing Saturday. The public is invited to watch the action from 6 nightly, and Kaminski’s Cafe has drinks and dinner specials from 5:30. Music and prizes also are planned at 629 Oneawa St. Call 263-4444.

The Force
WCC offers a Nutrition Roundtable class in “Nourishing the Vital Force” at 9:45 a.m. in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9. Next up is “Weight Management Nutrition” Aug. 8. Register in advance for either class at 235-7433.

August 2

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

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

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

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

August 3

Kailua bluegrass
The Saloon Pilots play their special brand of bluegrass music from 8:30 to 11 tonight and Aug. 17 at Big City Diner Kailua. No cover charge. Call 263-8880.

Maori festival
Polynesian Cultural Center presents Te Manahua, the annual Maori Song and Dance Festival, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, also featuring two of New Zealand’s top female vocal-ists. Call 293-3333.

Haiku music
Haleiwa Joe’s has live music from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at its Haiku Road restaurant. Call 247-6671.

August 4

Fragas benefit
Friends and kin of Ahuimanu hit-and-run victim Matthew Fragas present a concert and fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at King Intermediate School to benefit the late father’s trust fund for his two children. Tickets cost $20 and $15 at the door. Email chelemi@ymail.com.

Electronics recycling
Pacific Corporate Solutions has an eWaste recycling drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kailua Intermediate School for computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers and telecom equipment. Call 488-8870.

Classic cars
Aikahi Park Shopping Center hosts its monthly exhibit of classic cars from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 735-8822.

Foodbank race
“Race for da Grinds” starts at 10 a.m. at Kailua Beach Park for teams of up to four people in homemade boats racing for prizes in either speed or creativity. Admission is three cans of food for Hawaii Foodbank. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. Camille Pederson and Tara Hashimoto are coordinating the event as part of their senior project at Le Jardin Academy. Email somovingtohawaii@gmail.com.

Summer fest
Kailua United Methodist Church has its “Summer Fest 2012” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1110 Kailua Road with more than 50 vendors with crafts, plants, shave ice, a mini health expo and more. Proceeds go to church ministries. Call 261-6238.

College classes
WCC has classes in creative photography and pre-need cemetery property today, AARP driver safety Aug. 7 and weight management Aug. 8. For fees and details, call 235-7433.

Glassbottom boat tours
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club sponsors guided glass-bottom boat tours of Kaneohe Bay at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today and Sept. 1, starting from Heeia Kea Boat Harbor. Fee for the “Legends of Koolau” cultural tours aboard the Coral Queen is a donation of $20 for adults or $10 for keiki. Call 235-8111.

Hot hula, lau lau
Castle High School’s Class of 1997 has a fundraiser at Ahuimanu Elementary cafeteria to support its upcoming 15-year reunion. The event includes a Hot Hula Total Body Workout from 9 to 11 a.m., plus a lau lau order pickup from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Admission to the hula exercise is $10 at the door. Crafters and vendors may call Uhanekai at 721-5700. (The reunion is Oct. 6 at Rumours and Nov. 9-11 in Las Vegas. Email chsknights1997@aol.com.)

August 5

Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center has free meditation from 9 to 11 a.m. on Kailua Beach (next to the old concession stand and behind the lifeguard stand). The center also has meditation practice at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays at Aikahi Park Shopping Center. Call 343-0089.

Chocolate tour
Madre Chocolate of Kailua sponsors tours of its shop and farm from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Aug. 12, starting at 20-A Kainele St. Fee is $30. Call 377-6440.

August 6

Landscape show
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has an exhibit of landscapes by Rebekah Luke today through Aug. 30 in the visitor center. Call 233-7323.

August 7

Ohana food
The Ohana Food Produce Distribution offers free food on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified individuals and families from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 239-5777.

Moffitt music
The Moffitt Trio plays a free concert at 7 p.m. with clarinet, cello and piano at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.


Kailua stories
Wally Amos will be guest reader at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 8 at Kailua Library’s Keiki Storytime. The free session meet Wednesdays through Aug. 29. Call 266-9911.

Board meetings
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at KEY Project on Waihee Road, and Koolauloa will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Hauula Community Center on Kukuna Road. Call 768-3710.

Weight-loss surgery
Seminars on weight-loss surgery will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and Sept. 19 in the Castle Medical Center wellness auditorium. Call 263-5400.

Sleep disorders
Castle Medical Center’s A.W.A.K.E. support group (for patients with sleep disorders) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in the wellness auditorium to discuss CPAP treatments for sleep apnea. Call 263-5400.

Castle ’62 reunion
Castle High School Class of 1962 will have part of its 50-year reunion Aug. 9-12 in Las Vegas at the California Hotel. Call Josi Pung-Hahn at 247-4267 or Barbara Jean Grace Kalopodes at 247-3136.

Benefit golf
The Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course will host a tournament at noon Aug. 10 to benefit Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure/Breast Cancer Awareness on the Kaneohe Marine base. Fee is $85 for 18 holes of golf, cart, goodie bag, prizes, awards, food and drinks. Call Bill Otto at 216-6244. Deadline is Aug. 1.

Likeke hike
The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club will lead a 6-mile intermediate hike to the Likeke hillside in Kaneohe at 9 a.m. Aug. 11. Go to htmclub.org.

Hakipu’u hike
Kualoa Ranch will sponsor a guided 2-mile hike in Hakipu’u at 9 a.m. Aug. 11, offering “stunning views and legends” of the area. Admission is $15, with children 17 and under admitted free with a paying adult. (Additional keiki, $5 each.) For details, visit kualoa.com/tours or call Justin Dery at 239-5497.

Castle ’02 reunion
The Castle High School Class of 2002 will have its 10-year reunion from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Oahu Veterans Hall in Honolulu with Hawaiian food and entertainment by Kapena. Cost is $20 per guest. Register at chs02reunion.myevent.com.


Brazilian dance
Arthur Murray Movement Studio at 776 Kailua Road has classes in Capoeira for all ages with Mestre Kinha, leader of Capoeira Besouro Hawaii. Classes meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday for children, 6 p.m. for adults; and noon Saturday for kids, 1 p.m. for adults. Call 247-7890.

Eastside soccer
Eastside Soccer Club is signing up fall season players who were born between August 1999 and July 2001 (girls), between August 2002 and July 2007 (girls), and between August 2000 and July 2004 (boys). Call Glenn at 292-9475 or email east-sidehi@gmail.com.

Windward recycling
A Reynolds Recycling truck parks at the following Windward sites from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect and pay for all metal and glass recyclables: Waimanalo daily across from 7-Eleven; Enchanted Lake daily at Keolu Center; Aikahi daily at Aikahi Park Shopping Center; Temple Valley Tuesday-Saturday at Koolau Center; Hauula Tuesday-Saturday at Hauula Kai Center; and Kahuku Tuesday-Saturday at Kahuku Sugar Mill. Call 487-2802.

Football signups
The Hawaii State Jr. Prep Sports Association is accepting football registration for the fall season for grades 4-6 and 7-8, with teams based in Laie, Kaneohe and Waimanalo. Call 692-3589.

Candle making
Mara Marin offers Fun and Easy Candle Making on weekdays by appointment in Keolu Hills. Fee is $35. Call 263-6116.

Readers group
The Pohai Nani Readers Group is open to the public and meets at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month, in the second floor lounge area. Dates may vary. Call 254-1147.

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.

Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center offers 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). The center also offers free meditation practice at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays at its quarters in Aikahi Park Shopping Center. Call 343-0089.

Ukulele making
Howard Cropsey shows how to make a mahogany ukulele to two sessions for $85, including materials, at Gallery Haiku at Windward Mall. Classes for ages 10 and up meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, or weekdays by arrangement. Call 247-1715.

Mahiku markets
Sonny Doung’s Mahiku Markets are open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary School and from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kailua Elementary School, offering multiple vendors of produce, crafts and prepared foods. Call 225-4002.

Mall market
‘Nalo Farms sponsors a farmers market from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Windward Mall in the Macy’s wing, upper and lower levels. Call Wendy at 225-9835.

Heeia market
Windward Open Market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays in Heeia State Park pavilion with local produce, flowers, plants, arts and crafts. Some proceeds benefit Kama’aina Kids’ Heeia Learning Center. Vendor fee is $10 per booth. Call Woody Barboza at 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
Kailua Thursday Night Farmers Market is open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Kailua Town Center parking lot, offering Hawaii-grown produce, food products and dinner plates from area restaurants. Call Hawaii Farm Bureau at 848-2074.

Baby hula
Hula Preservation Society has classes in Babywearing Hula for new and pregnant moms Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., and Hula for Toddlers (with parents) Tuesdays from 9:30 to 9:55 a.m. at Hale Pulelehua studio in Windward Business Center, 46-020 Alaloa St. Call 247-9440 or 285-8684.

Tahitian hula
Hula Pulelehua has Tahitian dance classes for teens and adults at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at 46-020 Alaloa St., sponsored by Hula Preservation Society. Call 247-9440.

Line dancing
Parents without Partners has free line dance lessons from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Windward Mall. Call Phillis at 262-7441.

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