What’s Up in Windward Oahu

October 24

Parental stress
Kaneohe Community Family Center has a parent workshop at 6 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria on “Handling Stress, Yours and Your Child’s.” Guest speaker is Kaneohe super nanny Kathy Bentley. Call 235-7747.

Rail talk
HART executive director Daniel Grabauskas speaks to Kaneohe Business Group at its luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pohai Nani. The public is welcome, and lunch fee is $15. Reservations are due Oct. 22 to 479-8905. The group also will honor military personnel.

Food classes
Castle Medical Center offers “French Country Cooking” at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center, as part of its Eat Well for Life series. For fees and reservations (two days ahead), call 263-5400.

Dried wreaths
Joyce Chinen leads three classes in “ABC’s of Dried Wreath Making” at 9:30 a.m. today, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Fee is $20 each. Call 233-7323.

Haunted lagoon
Polynesian Cultural Center has Haunted Lagoon rides today through Oct. 31 (except Sunday), with departures at 6:30 p.m. Kamaaina tickets cost $19.50 and $14.50. Milder “keiki canoes” run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 293-3333.

Windward forum
State Rep. Jessica Wooley hosts a forum on flooding, bridge repairs and other resident concerns from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Waiahole Elementary cafeteria. Call 586-8540.

Acupressure class
“Self-Acupressure for Memory” begins at 9:45 a.m. in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. The next class is “Self-Acupressure for Stress Reduction” Oct. 31. Register in advance at 235-7433.

October 25

Folkdance theater
The kinetic Asian American Story Theater Eth-Noh-Tec performs at 10 a.m. at Kahuku Library. Call 293-8935.

Storytelling night
King Intermediate hosts a book fair, chili dinner and storytelling focused on “Asian Myths and Folktales” with Eth-Noh-Tec (see above entry) at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. All King families, plus parents and grade 4-6 students from the feeder schools are invited. Dinner costs $2. RSVP by today to 233-5727, ext. 231.

October 26

BYUH market
BYUH has a farmers market from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and every other Friday in Aloha Center, welcoming shoppers and new vendors from the surrounding communities. Call 675-3570.

Piano recital
Ernest Chang’s piano students perform a free public recital at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.

Field of terror
Kailua Project Grad presents a Field of Terror from 7 to 10:30 tonight and Saturday, and Oct. 31 at Waimanalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe St., for ages 8 and older, featuring “Haunted Hayride” and “Maze of Fear.” Admission is $15, or $25 for both. Call 306-4381.

Surfer the Bar hosts “Thriller” night from 9 p.m. at Turtle Bay Resort with a Michael Jackson tribute, costume contest, photo wall and more. Admission is $15 or $10 with costume, or $5 with Michael Jackson costume. Call 293-6000.

Pub music
Kailua Town Pub & Grill presents music by Missing Dave from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., and a Halloween party with Freesound Oct. 31 at 26 Hoolau St. Cover is $5. Call 230-8444.

October 27

PAL basketball
Police Activities League has basketball signups for ages 6 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Sunday at Kaneohe District Park. Fee is $20. Call 722-2426.

Monster ball
Hawaii Animal Sanctuary throws a “Big Hairy Monster Ball and Benefit” from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Tunnels in Kailua (221 Iliana St.). Tickets cost $30 pre-sale or $35 at the door, all benefitting HAS. Planned are killer cuisine, psychotic psychics, murderous massage, a costume contest and live music. Call 255-9839.

Bingo and tea
A Cup of Tea hosts Bingo Night at 6 p.m. with a buffet menu and a costume contest at 407 Uluniu St. #101. Call 230-8832.

Pumpkins, Costumes
Mo-Jo’s Sports Bar & Grill has a pumpkin-carving contest at 8 p.m. (BYOP) and a costume contest at 10, with plenty of karaoke at 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.

Harvest fun
Waimanalo Country Farms hosts a free Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Patch from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at 41-225 Lupe St. Call 306-4381.

Marsh sites
Martha Yent and Paul Brennan lead an interpretive tour of archaeology and historic sites in Kawainui Marsh from 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Donation is $10. Reserve a space at 263-8008.

Tie dying
Stir Crazy Hawaii has a Halloween Tie Dye workshop (for T-shirts and costumes) in three sessions – at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at 371 Ilimalia Loop. Fee is $20. Call 220-5691.

Windward art
The Windward Artists Guild’s members exhibition closes today at the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery. Call 375-9643.

Haunted hotel
Kalaheo Project Grad volunteers open their Haunted Hotel today in the gym, with family visits from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and “extra creepy” time from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5. Also planned: a bounce house, food and a dunk tank. Call 254-7900, ext. 283.

Habitat briefing
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity shares homeownership information at 9:30 a.m. at Waimanalo District Park. Call 538-7070.

Business expo
Kailua Chamber of Commerce’s Windward Business Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at Le Jardin Academy, with workshops, exhibitors, prize drawings, etc. A Keiki Business Expo is open from noon to 3 p.m. Call 261-7997.

Soil workshop
Mulkern Landscaping has a free workshop on soil basics at 10 a.m. at its Waimanalo nursery, 41-639 Kaulukano St. RSVP to 396-6595.

Run & Read signups
Preregister at flpregister.com ($15) by today for the Run & Read 1-mile fun run, set for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at WCC and sponsored by Windward School District, community groups and businesses. Families can do the run, then enjoy reading activities and refreshments. Call 235-7747.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Oct. 29 at Kahuku High, and 8:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Oct. 30 at Le Jardin Academy. Call 848-4770.

Eldridge concert
BYUH presents an evening of contemporary jazz and Latin-inspired music at 7:30 p.m. in McKay Auditorium, featuring Peter Eldridge and Crosscurrent, the college’s faculty improv ensemble. Admission is $3 and $2. Call 675-3892. Hallo-wine gala Windward YMCA has its Hallo-Wine gala from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Koolau Ballrooms Atrium. Tickets cost $70. Call 261-0808.

Art guild workshop
Windward Artists Guild’s David Friedman leads an “Understanding Color” workshop at 9:30 a.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Fee is $20 for non-members. Call 375-9643.

October 28

Polo match
Honolulu Polo Club’s final match of the season is the Colin Ogawa Cup at 3 p.m. at Waimanalo polo field. Call 396-0494.

October 29

Back to school deadline
Deadline is today for parents to RSVP to King Intermediate’s Nov. 2 Back-to-School Day. Call 233-5727, ext. 231.

String quartet
Chamber Music Hawaii presents the Galliard String Quartet performing works of Beethoven, Turina and Bartok at 7:30 p.m. at Paliku Theatre. Call 489-5038.

October 30

Movie night
Kahuku Library screens Marvel’s The Avengers at 5:30 p.m. in a free family movie night. Call 293-8935.

WCC presents a free public Chemistry Forum on aqua-culture and aquaponics with specialist Clyde Tamura at 1 p.m. in Hale Imiloa 111. Call 236-9120.

Gleemen concert
The Gleemen Plus sing pop choral music in a free public recital at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.