What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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August 15

Kailua stories
Kailua Library has free Keiki Storytime sessions at 10:30 a.m. today and each Wednesday through Aug. 29. Call 266-9911.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Haiku Road. Call 848-4770.

Chi Kung
WCC offers “Chi Kung Exercises for Health” at 9:45 a.m. in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9, and advanced registration is advised at 235-7433.

Healthy kids
Kaiser Permanente hosts a “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. at its Kailua clinic. Pre-registration required. Call 432-3400.

Giving meeting
Schools and nonprofit organizations interested in par- ticipating in Windward Mall’s Festival of Giving in November are invited to attend an informational meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. in the mall’s upper level next to Aeropostale. Participating organizations can sell tickets to the event as a fundraiser. Email AnaRenee.Terrado@am.jll.c om to RSVP.

Parent workshops
The Kailua/Kalaheo Parent Academy hosts a “Cooking with Kids” workshop from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Kailua Intermediate School. Daniel Leung of Kapiolani Community College Culinary Institute is the guest speaker. Next up is “Can We Talk? ABCs of DOE Communication” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Maunawili Elementary School.

August 16

Good moods
Castle Medical Center pres- ents a seminar on “Help for Depression” at 6:30 p.m. Call 263-5400.

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

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

August 17

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kahuku High School. Call 848-4770.

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

Library closures
All area public libraries will close today in observance of Statehood Day. Call 831-6877.

August 18

Classic cars
The monthly Cruise Night at Windward Mall runs from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot. Call 235-1143.

Kailua book sale
The Friends of Kailua Library have a half-price book sale through today at the library bookstore, fea- turing 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.

Art guild workshop
Windward Artists Guild sponsors a workshop on “Drawing and Painting our Feather and Furry Friends” (for experienced artists) today and Sunday at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden. Call Sherree at 375-9643 or email work- shop@hawaiiartnet.org.

Garden work days
Aina In Shools hosts a Garden Party from 9 to 11 a.m. at Kainalu Elementary School for volunteers to help prepare the school gar- den for fall garden lessons. Work will include loosening soil, building new garden beds, weeding, composting and more. Work days also will be held at Ahuimanu Elementary School Aug. 24 and Aikahi Elementary School August 25. RSVP to volunteer@kokuahawai- ifoundation.org.

Ranch party
Manawalea Riding Center hosts its 11th annual Ranch Party Fundraiser from noon to 7 p.m. at its Waimanalo ranch. The event will include entertainment, games, food, a silent auction and free horseback riding for keiki from 1 to 3 p.m. Events benefit the center’s thera- peutic horseback riding pro- gram. The ranch is located at 41-170 A Waikupanaha St. in Waimanalo. Call 352- 1523.

August 19

Financial planning
Financial adviser David Ching presents a free finan- cial planning seminar on “Financial Planning for the Future: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits” from3to4p.m.atthe Kaneohe Public Library. The seminar will explain how Social Security works and help individuals identify ways to increase their own benefits. The next seminar, “College Savings Plans: Simply the Smart Way to Save for College,” takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Call 233-5676.

August 20

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- 5744.


Good lunches
Castle Medical Center will present an “Eat Well for Life” class about kid-friendly lunches and snacks at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22 in the wellness auditorium. Fee is $10, $15 or $20. Register two days in advance by calling 263- 5400.

Chi Kung
WCC will offer “Chi Kung Breath and Imagery for Healing” at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 22 in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9, and advanced registration is advised at 235-7433.

Piano recital
Ernest Chang’s piano stu- dents will present a free public recital at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.

SoulTrex will present its free weekly survival work- shop “Navigation and Signaling/Rescue” at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 with Alex Dobrinsky at the shop on Windward Mall’s second level, theater wing. Call 247-8735.

Golf deadline
Entry deadline is Aug. 24 for the American Resort Development Association of Hawaii’s annual golf tournament, set for 11 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on the Marine base. Proceeds go to the Steve Hirano Memorial Scholarship Fund. Call Kristin Schultz at 441- 6266 or email kschultz@ahfi.com.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives Aug. 25 from 6:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center by Safeway, and 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Laie Shopping Center. Call 848- 4770.

Maunalua will entertain at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Kailua Town Center’s monthly Kanikapila, on the parking garage’s second floor. The free event is sponsored by Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. Go to castle- foundation.org.

Kahuku market
Kahuku Village will have a farmers market, craft fair and swap meet from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 25 at the community center across from the old sugar mill. Email info@kahukuvillage.com.

Electronics expo
Interactive exhibits, gaming stations and various tech- nology retailers will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Windward Mall for the Electronics Expo.

Barbershop music
The Sounds of Aloha, men’s barbershop harmony, will doafreeshowat7p.m. Aug. 28 at Pohai Nani audi- torium. Call 235-5025.

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

Craft fair
St. Anthony’s Church in Kailua is looking for crafters for its craft fair that will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Call Val at 266-2227.