What’s Up in Windward Oahu

November 7

Kalua turkeys
Castle High School’s Future Farmers of America club and KEY Project both are selling tickets for their annual Thanksgiving kalua turkey fundraisers. Castle tickets cost $15 and are available in the school office (Colby Kagawa, 233-5600, ext. 2228); KEY Project tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the KEY office on Waihee Road (239-5777) – until space in the imus are full. KEY also plans to sell bread pudding and other treats.

Orchid auction
Windward Orchid Society has its annual Auction Night at 7:30 p.m. in the King Intermediate cafeteria, offering a variety of orchids and other plants in a silent auction format, with starting points of $1. Cash or checks are accepted. Homemade goodies also are available. Call 383-9487.

Neil Simon play
HPU’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre presents Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor tonight through Dec. 2. Tickets cost $20, $15 and $5, and performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 375-1282.

Book sale
Friends of Kaneohe Library have marked cookbooks and craft books to half price now through Nov. 30 in the library basement. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m. today, 1 to 3 p.m Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. Call 247-4819.

Dried wreaths
Joyce Chinen leads classes in “ABC’s of Dried Wreath Making” at 9:30 a.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Fee is $20. Call 233-7323.

Acupressure class
The WCC class, “Self-Acupressure and Imagery for Health,” begins at 9:45 a.m. in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9. The next class is “Self-Acupressure and Eye Health” Nov. 14. Register in advance at 235-7433.

November 8

Alumni sing
Punahou alumni sing old favorites at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium in a free public concert. Call 235-5025.

Koolauloa board meets
Koolauloa Neighborhood Board meets at 6 p.m. at Hauula Community Center. Call 768-3710.

November 9

Christmas greenery
Le Jardin Academy takes orders through today for holiday trees, wreaths, centerpieces and poinsettias for its Project Grad fundraiser, with pick-ups on Dec. 1 at the school. Call Juanita at 263-7375.

Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 7 tonight and Dec. 21 at WCC, with narration by Grammy award-winner Lila Downs. Tickets cost $7, $6 or $5. The Nov. 14 program is “Stargazing.” Call 235-7433.

Kaneohe fun fair
Kaneohe Elementary School has its fun fair from 1 to 5 p.m. with Xtreme rides, games, country store, silent auction and food. Call 233-5633.

Lanikai Mortgage Players present the melodrama, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, or How John Barleycorn Lost his Grip on the White House, at 8 tonight, Saturday and Sunday at Shreve Theater (Lanikai Pavilion). The play by the late Nelson Shreve is directed by Jack Morse. Tickets cost $7 and include an olio and popcorn. Call 262-5482.

November 10

Hawaii Education for the Arts has auditions for Urinetown: The Musical at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church on Kailua Road for singers and dancers ages 14-19. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song and bring sheet music. The play runs Jan. 10-12 at Paliku Theatre. Call 383-0850.

Heiau cleanup
Volunteers from a P.O.N.Y. football team and others meet for 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. to clean up and restore Ulupo heiau and the lo’i near Windward YMCA. Call 263-8008.

Emmanuel chocolates
Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 780 Keolu Drive has its 10th annual Chocolate Extravaganza from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with a buffet of samples, a chocolate fountain and silent auction. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door, or $35 for VIP entry. Proceeds support Family Promise of Hawaii and the church’s outreach programs. Call 262-4548.

Miniature exhibit
The Association of Hawaii Artists’ Miniature Show exhibit at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts a People’s Choice Awards reception from 4 to 6 p.m. The show runs through Nov. 29. Call 371-6845.

Genealogy deadline
Deadline is today to sign up for a Genealogy Help conference, set for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at BYU-Hawaii, Laie Stake Center. Classes cover how to trace family genealogy for Hawaii, Japan, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and use computer programs. Fee is $20, including lunch, and only pre-paid registrants can attend. Call 293-5929.

Crafts and cars
Windward Church of the Nazarene plans a craft fair and car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bay View Golf Park. Email rkim@wind-wardnazarene.com or call 888-9386.

Alzheimer’s support
An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 10 a.m. at Kaneohe Community Family Center at King Intermediate. Call 235-7747.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center from 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. today and 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Monday. Call 848-4770.

November 11

Surfrider run
The 16th annual Surfrider Fun Run/Walk starts at 7 a.m. at Kailua High, sponsored by the Friends of Kailua High School. Entry fee is $30 and $12. Register at friendsofkailuahigh.com.

Veterans concert
First Presbyterian Church at Koolau presents a free public Veterans’ Day concert at 5 p.m. at Koolau Golf Club with the church choir and the Oahu Civic Orchestra. Donations are welcome. Call 532-1114.

Hula in Kailua
Puka’ikapuaokalani Hula Studio entertains on stage at 3 p.m. today at Kailua Town Center. The performance will honor the halau’s late kumu hula Ellen Castillo. Call 263-7073.

Klobe talk story
WCC’s Gallery ‘Iolani features Tom Klobe, founding director of UH Art Gallery, and an exhibit of his work, “Tom Klobe Retrospective,” now through Nov. 25. The author of Exhibitions, Concept, Planning and Design, Klobe is at the gallery from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today, and Nov. 18 and 25 to talk story with visitors. Call 236-9150.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau. Call 848-4770.

November 12

Farmer training
The next LEAF Aina Corps Organic Farmer Training Program starts today at 41-992 Saddle City Road in Waimanalo, with classes meeting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Dec. 21. Some scholarships are available. Call 389-1819.

Veterans Day
All public schools and libraries are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Kalua turkey in Kailua
Both the Kailua High School athletic department and Enchanted Lake Elementary plan benefit Thanksgiving imu roasts for $20 per prepared tray. Ordering deadline is today for KHS, and Nov. 16 for ELES. Bring aluminum-wrapped meat Nov. 21, and pick up cooked product Nov. 22. For details, call 728-7389 (Kailua) or 266-7800 (Enchanted Lake).

November 13

Infant music
Kaneohe Library presents the free program “Babies Make Music” (up to age 1) at 10 a.m. Call 233-5676.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa at WCC. Call 848-4770.

Turkey trot
Kaneohe Community Park hosts its annual Turkey Trot today with registration at 5 p.m. and obstacle course races for all ages starting at 5:30. The park is located at 45-529 Keaahala Road. Call Manny at 233-7312.


Taiko drums
Kenny Endo and his Taiko Ensemble will perform “The Art of Taiko” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Waimanalo Library. Call 259-2610.

Holiday ideas
Volunteers with Family and Community Education will share holiday ideas for crafting gifts, decorations and food at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Queen Liliuokalani Child-ren’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 729-3938.

Board meetings
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at KEY Project on Waihee Road, and Kaneohe will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Asthma care
Castle Medical Center will sponsor a free seminar on “Take a Breath: Asthma Care for All” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Wellness auditorium with Dr. John McDonnell. Call 263-5400 in advance.

Lions open den
Kahaluu Lions Club will have an open house at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at KEY Project, 47-200 Waihee Road for those interested in helping the community through dedicated service. Pupus and drinks will be provided. RSVP to Bob at 239-8623.

Blood drives

Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Kailua Farmers Night Market (between Longs and Pier One) and 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at Kailua Town Center by the parking garage. Call 848-4770.

St. John Vianney trees

SJV fourth-graders will have fresh Oregon Christmas trees ready for customers Nov. 24 at the school, with proceeds going to their Big Island trip in the spring. To purchase a tree, call 261-4651 by Nov. 21.

Ongoing Glass ornaments Island Glass Works offers “Blow your own Ornament” classes on weekends beginning this month at 171-A Hamakua Drive. Fee is $30 for a one-hour class. Call 263-4527.

Kahaluu fitness
Jungle Gym Fitness Hawaii (“the only gym from Kahaluu to Kahuku”) offers various evening classes and fitness training for all ages Mondays through Thursdays at 47-664 Kamehameha Hwy., across from Sunshine Art Gallery. Call 232-4119.

Martial art reads
Friends of Kaneohe Library has martial arts books at low prices while supplies last – in the basement shop during book sale hours. Call 247-4819.

Items must reach us by Nov. 7 to be considered for the Nov. 14 edition. Fax to 585-6324 or email to cchang@midweek.com.