What’s Up in Windward Oahu

November 21

Thanksgiving worship
The Windward Coalition of Churches sponsors a Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7 p.m. at Christ Church Uniting, 1300 Kailua Road, with a special offering for women’s prison scholarships. Call 262-6911.

Kaneohe music
Harmony entertains at MoJoe’s Sports Bar and Grill at 9 p.m. at 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.

Healthy families
Kaiser Permanente sponsors a class on “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” at 3 p.m. at its Kailua Clinic on Hamakua Drive, featuring exercise and tips on eating. Call 432-3400.

Kalua turkeys
Castle High School’s Future Farmers of America club and KEY Project both are selling tickets for Thanksgiving kalua turkey fundraisers Nov. 22. 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.

Neil Simon play
HPU’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre presents Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor tonight through Dec. 2 on the Windward campus. 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.

November 22

Kualoa legends
Kualoa Ranch presents its “Legends of Kualoa” show and Thanksgiving buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $39 for adults, $29 for keiki, kamaaina rates. Call 237-7321.

November 23

Panda and Project Grad
Panda Express at Windward Mall hosts a fundraiser for Kalaheo Project Grad from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Email tkerns6@yahoo.com for a flier.

Hokulani Imaginarium presents the family show “Magic Tree House Space Mission ” at 10 a.m. today and 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at WCC. Tickets cost $7, $6 or $5. Call 235-7433.

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

November 24

Kahaluu luau
Jerry Santos and friends, Paahana and Kahaluu Ukulele Aloha Band perform at a benefit luau for the band from 2 to 5 p.m. at Kahaluu Elementary School. Tickets cost $20 for “a full plate and more.” Call 239-3100 or 741-4576.

Joy of music
Windward Choral Society sponsors a benefit gala at 5:30 p.m. at Koolau Ballrooms, featuring international food stations, sake tasting, a silent auction, tributes and plenty of good music. Tickets cost $100. Call 254-5717 or visit thewindwardchoralsociety.org.

Gardening workshop
Mulkern Nursery conducts a free workshop on “Get Good Dirt” at 10 a.m. at 41-639 Kaulukanu St. in Waimanalo. Call 396-6595.

St. John Vianney trees
SJV fourth-graders have fresh Oregon Christmas trees ready for customers today at the school, with proceeds going to their Big Island trip in the spring. Call 261-4651.

Benefit craft fair
St. John Vianney students host a holiday craft fair (with Santa photos) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall, 940 Keolu Drive. Call 262-8317.

Kaelepulu fair
Kaelepulu Elementary School PTSA has its eighth annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 530 Keolu Drive. Call 266-7811.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

November 25

Ceramics sale
The Windward Potters have their annual Christmas Ceramics Sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kailua Elementary cafeteria with original, functional and sculptural forms as well as raku pieces. Call 239-5045.

Heart art
Morning Brew sponsors “Art from the Heart” from 7 to 11 p.m. at 600 Kailua Road, featuring a variety of artists sharing their skills in all kinds of disciplines. Call 262-7770.

Royal music
The Royal Hawaiian Band plays at 10:30 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church on Kainalu Drive. Call 922-5331.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive. Call 848-4770.

Pet adoptions
Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford hosts holiday pet adoptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Santa Paws photos, sponsored by Hawaiian Humane Society. Call 356-2225.

Critter art deadline
Deadline is today to enter Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden’s annual Frogs and Garden Critters art contest. Call 233-7323.

Kualoa makahiki
Kualoa Regional Park is the setting for Makahiki Nui from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a procession of Akua Lono and ho’okupu protocol, traditional games for the kane, shared meals and awards. To arrange camping, email Umi Kai at ulupono1@gmail.com.

‘Messiah’ sing-along
Christ Church Uniting presents its 10th annual free Kailua Community Sing-Along at 4 p.m., featuring Handel’s Messiah at 1300 Kailua Road. All singers are invited to join in and welcome the Advent season. Extra music sheets would be helpful. Call 262-6911.

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

November 27

Toddler hula
Hale Pulelehua studio sponsors a four-week course in Christmas Toddler Hula at 9:30 a.m. today and each Tuesday through Dec. 18 at Windward Business Center behind the mall. Keiki ages 1 to 5 will learn easy songs and dances of the season. Fee is $7 per class or $25 for all four. Call 247-9440.

Windward District PCNC has its annual wreath-making classes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kaneohe Community Park (upper parking lot off of Pahuwai Place). Bring fresh and dried greens, shears, scissors, etc. Fee is $5. Call Meryl at 233-7330 or Rosey at 233-5727, ext. 247.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at WCC and 7:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Nov. 30 at Castle High (behind cafeteria). Call 848-4770.

Broadway tunes
Don Conover and guest play music of Broadway and the Islands in a free public concert at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Next up is pianist Allan Fisher Dec. 3 with “easy listening” selections. Call 235-5025.


Holiday food
Castle Medical Center will present “Eat Well for the Holidays” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Wellness auditorium with demonstrations and recipes provided. Fee is $20, $15 or $10, and reservations are required two days in advance to 263-5400.

Youth tours
International Educational Tour youth group leader Jennifer Hartl-Davis will conduct a briefing at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 (along with pizza and drinks) at Round Table Pizza at Enchanted Lake Shopping Center. Topic is a prospective Europe tour next summer. RSVP to 375-1806.

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve theater will sponsor a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 on tsunami mapping, carbon dioxide in Kaneohe Bay streams, and bacteria in Hilo Bay. Call 397-5840.

College aid
Castle High School will host a Financial Aid Night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in the cafeteria with WCC’s financial aid director Steven Chigawa. Call 233-5600.

Kailua music
J.P. Smoketrain will bring his uptown rhythm and downhome blues to Big City Diner Kailua from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Nov. 30. Call 263-8880.

Christ Church fair
Christ Church Uniting will have a Christmas craft fair with unique artwork and live Christmas trees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at 1300 Kailua Road. Call 262-6911.

Kaneohe parade

The Kaneohe Christmas Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Dec. 1, marching from Windward Mall to Castle High. Call 348-2749.

Lanikai crafts
The annual Lanikai Craft Faire will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Lanikai Community Park, featuring a new cookbook from the community association. Call 262-4455.

Benefit garage sale
Le Jardin Academy’s Project Grad will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Dec. 1 at the Quarry Road campus. Call 263-7375.

Christmas Carol
Castle Performing Arts Center will present A Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 7 and 8; and 3 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9 in Ron Bright Theatre. Call Karen Meyer at 233-5626.

Water safety
WCC will offer an Ocean Safety educational course from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, as well as a Recreational Thrill Craft Operators Safety educational course from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Hale Alakai 101. Fee is $109 for each class. Call 235-7433.

Photo lighting
WCC will offer the course “Lighting: How to Use Daylight and Flash” from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 and 8 in Hale Alakai 102. Students should bring their own camera. Fee is $80 plus $5 lab fee. Call 235-7433.

Polynesian Christmas
Polynesian Cultural Center will present “Christmas in Polynesia” canoe rides Dec. 2-21 on the lagoon with lights, decorations and musical performances throughout the park. Call 293-3333.

Mo-Joe’s sports
Mo-Joe’s Sports Bar and Grill serves breakfast pupus and drinks during college and pro football TV coverage each Saturday and Sunday this month and next, with kick-off at 8 a.m. at 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.

Miniature exhibit
The Association of Hawaii Artists’ Miniature Show is at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden now through Nov. 29. Call 371-6845.

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 the one-hour class. Call 263-4527.

Calendar items must reach us by Nov. 20 to be considered for the Nov. 28 edition. Fax them to 585-6324 or email them to cchang@midweek.com.