What’s Up in Windward Oahu

February 29

DOE town hall
The Castle Complex Community Council hosts a town hall meeting and film screening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa at Windward Community College. Call Susan Young at 256-6182.

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

Japan beauty
The Kagawa Junior College choral group performs songs celebrating the beauty of Japan at 7 p.m. in Paliku Theatre in a free public concert. Call 235-7433.

Kure Atoll photos
Today is the last day to view an exhibit of photos from Kure Atoll, “Holaniku,” at the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery. Call 2337323.

Artwork from Castle High School and Le Jardin Academy students is on display from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the state Capitol. Call 587-7215.

Performing arts
Allegra Performing Arts offers a free teen class from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call Ms. Lee at 343-5508.

March 2

Writing workshops
Participants must register by 4 p.m. today for Hawaii Pacific University’s 15th Annual Koolau Writing Workshops from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cooke Academic Center at the Hawaii Loa Campus in Kaneohe. The workshops include a keynote speaker, followed by two workshops in scriptwriting, fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Cost is $20 and $10 for students with a student ID. For more information or to register, contact Aislyn Matias at 544-9340, Dr. Patrice Wilson at 544-1108, or email pwilson@hpu.edu.

Church dinner
Guests for the Progressive Christianity Leadership Dinner Event from 6 to 9 p.m. March 9 at the Windward United Church of Christ must RSVP by today. This is intended for clergy and church lay leaders. Cost is $10 and includes dinner. Call 354-3427.

March 3

Water tests
Volunteers are needed to test water quality at Kualoa Beach Park from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Heeia State Park. To offer help, call 381-7202.

5Rs Fair
Community Works in 96744 and others sponsor the Kaneohe Public Schools 5Rs awards and Festival of Fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at King Intermediate School, featuring exhibits, performances, food, games, crafts, activities and entertainment. The 5Rs stand for Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Relationships and Resiliency. Call 235-7747.

Recycling drive
Kailua Intermediate School band hosts a HI-5 recycling drive from 8 a.m. to noon today in the school parking lot. Email kis.jr.band@gmail.com.

Kawainui hike
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club leads a tour of “The Aquatic Habitats and Species of Kawainui” at 8:30 a.m. today. A $10 donation is requested. Call 263-8008.

Classic cars
Aikahi Park Shopping Center hosts its monthly Classic Car Show from 5 to 9 p.m. today at 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Volunteers welcome; call United Cerebral Palsy Association at 254-0114.

March 4

Art exhibit
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery hosts a free reception with Windward artist Jeanne Snell from 3 to 5 p.m. today. Snell’s watercolor exhibit, “Celebrating Nature Through Art,” is on view at the gallery March 2-30. For more information, call 4890421 or visit watercolorsbyjeanne.com.

March 5

Women’s history
Dr. VerlieAnn MalinaWright presents a free discussion, “Rapid Changes Require Strategies of Sustainment Through an Indigenous Lens,” from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Windward Community College in Hale Akoakoa, Room 105, to kick off WCC’s Women’s History Month events. For more information, visit windward.hawaii.edu/whm.

March 6

Carpal tunnel treatment
Learn about carpal tunnel syndrome prevention and a nonsurgical treatment 7 p.m. today at 418 Kuulei Road, Suite G, in Kailua. Complimentary carpal tunnel evaluation follows the seminar. Call Dr. Rodgers at 247-9355 to reserve a seat.


Community cleanup
District 4 Community Policing Team needs volunteers for Project C.L.E.A.N (Community Lokahi to Enrich our Aina Now) from 8 to 11 a.m. March 10 at Kailua District Park. For more information, call the District 4 Community Policing Team at 262-6555 or contact Sgt. Duane Samson at 723-8874 or dsamson@honolulu.gov.

Book signing
Kailua author Jerilyn Ito will be at Native Books/ Na Mea Hawaii at Ward Warehouse from 2 to 4 p.m. March 11 to sign copies of her book Double Rainbow Island. The event will include live entertainment and keiki activities. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Literacy. Visit findingourohana.com for more information.

Smith Tae Kwon Do & Pro-Kickboxing Center in Kaneohe presents a free women’s self-defense seminar, “Making Hawaii Safer … One Woman at a Time,” March 17 from noon to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 247-3114.

Soccer registration
Kaneohe AYSO offers registration for players from ages 4 to 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. March 17 and April 7 at Ben Parker Elementary School cafeteria, as well as from 1 to 4 p.m. April 22 at Windward Mall Center Stage, and from 1 to 4 p.m. May 3 at Ben Parker Elementary School. Call 235-2976 or visit kaneoheayso.org for more information.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 p.m. March 23 and April 27 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Bake sale
The Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka hosts a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 near Jamba Juice in Kaneohe. Spam musubi, cupcakes and more will be available for purchase.


Hawaii Pacific University Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest from April 6 through May 6 at the Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on the HPU Hawaii Loa campus in Kaneohe. Tickets are $25, $15 for seniors, military, students and HPU faculty; $5 for HPU students. Reservations recommended. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 375-1282.

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