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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

November 28

Holiday food
Castle Medical Center presents “Eat Well for the Holidays” at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellness auditorium with demonstrations and recipes. 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 hosts a briefing at 6 p.m. (along with pizza and drinks) at Round Table Pizza at Enchanted Lake Shopping Center. Topic is a proposed Europe tour next summer. RSVP to 375-1806 or jennihd@hawaii.rr.com.

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

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Windward Community College. Call 848-4770.

Movie night
Kaneohe Library hosts a free Movie Night with the screening of Madagascar 3 at 6 p.m. in the former bookmobile garage, complete with free popcorn. Call 233-5676.

Neil Simon play
HPU’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre presents Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor tonight through Sunday on the Windward campus. Tickets cost $20, $15 and $5, and shows are at 7:30 tonight 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 Friday in the library basement. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m. today and 1 to 3 p.m Friday. Call 247-4819.

November 29

Heather Brown art
Muumuu Heaven features original art by North Shore artist Heather Brown during a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at 767 Kailua Road. Call 263-3366.

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

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

November 30

Christmas Carol
Castle Performing Arts Center presents A Christmas Carol at 7:30 tonight, Saturday and Dec. 7 and 8; and 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9 in Ron Bright Theatre. For tickets, call 233-5626.

Live Nativity
Waimanalo Country Farms presents “The Live Nativity” at 7:30 tonight, Saturday and Dec. 7 and 8, preceded by Christmas caroling hayrides at 5 each night, all free to the public at 41-225 Lupe St. Call 306-4379.

Holiday bazaar
Crafters present their 11th annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 7-9 at 45-440 Koa Kahiko St. with homespun gifts of all kinds. Call 247-4267.

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

Marsh hearing
City planners conduct a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. at Kailua District Park to address the state’s plan to improve erosion control and restore habitat at Kawainui Marsh. A special management area permit is needed. Call Blake La Benz at 768-8016.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Castle High School (behind cafeteria). Call 848-4770.

December 1

Kaneohe parade
The 50th annual Kaneohe Christmas Parade begins at 9 a.m., marching from Windward Mall to Castle High School with dozens of floats, bands and community groups participating on the theme of “Hawaii Five-0.” Call 348-2749.

Critter art
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden presents its “Frogs and Critters” art exhibit today through Dec. 30 featuring three-dimensional art from the public. Call 233-7323.

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

Marsh birds
Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and Aha Hui i ka Lokahi sponsor a Birds of the Marsh tour from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kaimi Scudder and state wildlife biologist Katie Doyle lead the group to Kawainui, Hamakua and Kaelepulu sites. Donation is $10. Call 263-8008.

Tree sale
Habilitat operates a oneday Christmas tree lot from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kalaheo High School to distribute pre-ordered trees and sell remaining ones. Call 235-3691.

Family crafts, wreaths
Shannon Sweet leads a free family craft workshop at 2 p.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden (233-7323); instructor Melody Fanning will lead a Succulent Wreath Making workshop at 10 a.m. Dec. 19, also in the garden visitor center; fee is $20 (522-7064).

Heart benefit
Artist Warren Stenberg sponsors a Hawaii Heart Association benefit at his open art studio from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 810 C-1 N. Kalaheo Ave. Call 262-8306.

Lanikai crafts
The annual Lanikai Craft Faire is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lanikai Community Park, 105 vendors, food, shave ice and a new cookbook from the community. Call 262-4455.

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

Artisan fair
Artisan Craft Fair by the Beach is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kalama Beach Club with orchids, jellies, clothing, jewelry and more. Call 262-5995.

Gardening workshop
Mulkern Nursery has a free gardening workshop on “Bright Ideas for Landscape Lighting” with Kevin Mulkern at 10 a.m. at 41-639 Kaulukanu St. in Waimanalo. The event was rescheduled from Nov. 24. Call 396-6595.

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

Book sale
Castle High School has a Scholastic book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Portable 24. Call 233-5600, ext. 2236.

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

December 2

Paddling race
Kalaheo Project Grad sponsors a paddle race (5 to 6 miles) at 8:30 a.m. at Kailua Beach Park to benefit its year-end seniors party. High school through master paddlers are welcome. For late registration, email rainbobarb13@gmail.com or call 271-1631.

Studio, trunk sales
An art studio sale and trunk show are open from 2 to 8 p.m. at 46-070 Makena Place with original paintings, prints, magnets, totes, soaps, food, poinsettias and much more. Call 247-4413.

December 3

Castle Performing Arts Center has auditions for How to Succeed in Business … from 6 to 9 tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday in Ron Bright Theatre, open to all public school students. Call 233-5626.

Piano man
Pianist Allan Fisher plays “easy listening” selections in a free public concert at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.

December 4

Anderson 3 TALK
City Councilman Ikaika Anderson hosts a 3 TALK with residents at 6:30 p.m. at Kaneohe Community and Senior Center. Call 768-5003.

Native workshops
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the state DOE host scholarship workshops for Native Hawaiians at 6 tonight in the Kahuku High School cafeteria and at the same time Dec. 5 at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 101. Call 956-9437.

Ohana food
The Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free food on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified individuals from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 239-5777.

Daunna’s artists
Daunna’s Art Studio presents its 38th annual exhibit of works by its students and teachers today through Dec. 30 at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery. A reception is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Call 779-8749.

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. Keiki ages 1 to 5 will learn easy songs and seasonal dances. Fee is $7 per class or $25 for all four. Call 247-9440.


Fine arts
Kailua High School’s “Seasonal Celebration of the Arts” is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the cafeteria, featuring the vocal, instrumental, arts and language talents of students in the World Language Fine Arts Department. Call 266-7900.

College forum
UH president M.R.C. Green-wood, staff and regents will conduct a community forum from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in WCC’s Paliku Theatre. Call 956-9803.

Blanche Pope benefit
Blanche Pope Elementary School will have a benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. Admission is $5. Call 259-0450, ext. 263.

Polynesian Christmas
Polynesian Cultural Center will conduct “Christmas in Polynesia” canoe rides Dec. 7- 21 on the lagoon with lights, decorations and musical performances throughout the park. Call 293-3333.