What’s Up in Windward Oahu

December 5

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

Windward United Church of Christ begins its Christmas services with Morning Watch Meditations at 7 a.m. today and Dec. 12 and 19. Call 254-3802.

College forum
University of Hawaii president M.R.C. Greenwood, staff and regents conduct a community forum from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Windward Community College’s Paliku Theatre. Call Lynne Waters at 956-9803.

Native workshop
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the state DOE sponsor a scholarship workshop for Native Hawaiians at 6 p.m. at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 101. Call 956-9437.

Castle lights
Castle Medical Center has its annual tree-lighting ceremony and celebration at 6:15 p.m., featuring performances, Santa Claus, health tips, activities, food and a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. by Vaihi. Call 263-5400.

Kailua board meets
Kailua Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

Ukulele concert
WCC students of Kamuela Kimokeo perform with Jerry Santos and Hi’ikua at 7:30 p.m. at Paliku Theatre. Call 235-7374.

December 6

Lexington Room
Hula Preservation Society presents original “Hawaiian Room” performers talking story about their experience at the Lexington Hotel in New York City. The event is set for 2 p.m. at the WCC Library Commons, next to a multimedia exhibit about the famed showroom. Call 236-7374.

Fantasy art sale
Gallery ‘Iolani presents “A Christmas Fantasy” art and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday at WCC, featuring creations by students and community artists. Call 236-9155.

December 7

Short plays
HPU’s drama students direct an evening of short plays at 7:30 tonight and Saturday in Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, including Edward Albee’s Finding the Sun at 8:30 p.m. with Jan McGrath and Peter Clark. Call 375-1282.

Live Nativity
Waimanalo Country Farms presents caroling hayrides (5 p.m.) and a live Nativity performance 7:30 p.m.) today and Saturday at 41-225 Lupe St., across from Waimanalo Beach Park. Call 306-4379.

Piano concert
WCC students of So Jin Kimura perform holiday music at 7 p.m. at Paliku Theatre, featuring special arrangements of The Nutcracker Suite and Silent Night. Admission is free to the winter piano concert. Call 235-7374.

Food drive
The Kailua law firm of Hartley & McGehee accepts donations of canned food for Hawaii Foodbank today and Dec. 11 and 14 at its office in Kailua Professional Center II, 40 Aulike St., Suite 314. The food will be delivered to the food bank in time for Christmas. Call 263-6900.

PCC concert
Amy Hanaialii and Hiikua entertain at a Polynesian Cultural Center dinner concert from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Gateway venue in Laie. Tickets cost $25, or $15 and $10 for concert only. Call 293-3333.

Poi orders
Kako’o ‘Oiwi has poi for sale from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at its Mahuahua ‘Ai o Hoi Heeia site, located north of King school, off Kamehameha Highway on a dirt road before the long bridge. Call 780-8379 for directions and details or visit kakoooiwi.org.

WCC’s Hokulani Imaginarium presents the family show “Magic Tree House Space Mission ” at 7 tonight and “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets cost $7, $6 or $5. Call 235-7433.

Blanche Pope benefit
Blanche Pope Elementary School sponsors a spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5, and proceeds from the evening will pay for bus transportation, activities and behavior incentives. The auction features resort stays, golf, restaurant meals, merchant gift certificates and more. Call 259-0450, ext. 263.

Holiday concerts
The 110-voice Windward Choral Society performs its fifth annual holiday concert at 7 tonight and Saturday at Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, featuring a ‘Tis the Season’ theme of world music with special guests the HymnCats jazz ensemble directed by Jack Morse. Admission and parking are free. Call 254-5717 or visit windwardchoralsociety.org.

Pot sale
WCC ceramics students have their Christmas pot sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the studio in the Palanikila Building, second floor. Call 235-7323.

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

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

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. Sunday at 45-440 Koa Kahiko St. with homespun gifts of all kinds. Call 247-4267.

December 8

Trolley party
Two churches host a Trolley Christmas Party from 5 to 9 p.m. at Kailua United Methodist Church on Kailua Road, including holiday light tours, heavy pupus, activities, a silent auction and music. Admission is $18 for adults at the door, $50 for families, and children age 6 and under get in free. Call 262-0523.

Waimanalo parade
Waimanalo Construction Coalition sponsors the annual Waimanalo Christmas Parade from 9 to 11 a.m., moving from the district park to the beach park with vehicles, floats and bands. Call 259-7342.

December 9

Retirement talk
Financial adviser Darryl Wong discusses “Retirement: Making Your Money Last” at 2 p.m. at Kaneohe Library. Call 233-5676.

Heeia fair
The Windward Year-End Craft Fair is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heeia Elementary School. Call 375-5049.

Hula in Kailua
Pukaikapuaokalani Hula Studio dances at 3 p.m. at the “I Love Hula” program at Kailua Town Center, between Macy’s and Pier 1. Call 263-7073.

Kaneohe 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.

Pet adoptions
VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital hosts a holiday pet adoption program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Hawaiian Humane Society. Call 356-2225 or 236-2414.

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

December 10

Ulupo heiau
Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and Aha Hui i ka Lokahi volunteers clean up and help restore Ulupo heiau from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. behind the Windward YMCA. Call 263-8008.

December 11

Kadomatsu class
WCC has a class with Dwight Min on “Constructing a New Year’s Kadomatsu” at 5:30 p.m. in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $25 plus a $20 lab fee. Call 235-7367.

Surfer concert
Surfing legend Tom Curren performs at 8 p.m. at Surfer, The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort. Doors open and 7, and admission is $25 or $50 VIP. Call 372-4778.

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.


Holiday eating
Registered dietitian Rita Madden will provide tips on “Delicious and Mindful Holiday Eating” at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Kaneohe Library, sharing recipes and food samples. Call 233-5676.

Band concert
Castle High School band will present its free public winter concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 in Ron Bright Theatre, featuring the symphonic band and jazz ensemble, Christmas favorites, classic and contemporary music. Email castlebandfan@hawaii.com.

Making sushi
Windward Community College will offer the class “The Art of Sushi” at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in Hale Kuhina 115 with instructor Harris Sukita. Class fee is $25 plus $15 lab fee. Bring cutting board, knife and bamboo mat. Call 235-7433.

Piano recital
Ernest Chang’s piano students will perform in recital at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.

Marsh help
Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and Ahahui i ka Lokahi volunteers will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15 for restoration work at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine in Kawainui marsh. Call 263-8008.

HPU poetry contest
Deadline is Dec. 15 for aspiring poets to enter the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry competition. Mail entries to the contest, 1060 Bishop St. #LB 7A, Honolulu, HI 96813. For details, call 544-1108 or email pwilson@hpu.edu. Winners will be announced next March at the Koolau Writing Workshops on HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus.

Making wreaths
Melody Fanning will conduct a Succulent Wreath Making workshop free family craft workshop at 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Fee is $20. Call 522-7064.

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


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

HPU art
HPU’s Windward gallery offers “Inner Workings,” an exhibition of David Behlke’s works, now through Jan. 11. Call 544-0228.

Mini retreats
Life coach and chiropractic doctor Dean Nelson conducts mini mind/body retreats from 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month at Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center at Aikahi Park Shopping Center. Fee is $35. Call 388-9896.

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.

Items must reach us by Dec. 5 for the Dec. 12 Windward Islander edition. Fax to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com.