What’s Up in Windward Oahu

December 19

Making wreaths
Melody Fanning conducts a Succulent Wreath Making workshop at 10 a.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Fee is $20; bring gloves and clippers. Call 522-7064.

Mall dancing
Halau Olapakui O Hokuaulani performs at 7 tonight at Windward Mall center court, followed by Ke Kula Mele Hawaii o Akaka at 11 a.m. Saturday, and the Studio 808 Dance Project at noon Sunday. Call 235-1143.

Movie night
Kaneohe Library screens Arthur Christmas (Santa’s youngest son) at 6 p.m. in the downstairs bookmobile garage, complete with free popcorn. Call 233-5676.

Book sale
The Friends of Kaneohe Library have a half-price sale on all Christmas books and media now through Dec. 31 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, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Call 247-4819.

Windward United Church of Christ offers a Morning Watch Meditation at 7 a.m. at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

December 20

Kaneohe board meets
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Making sushi
Windward Community College offers the class “The Art of Sushi” at 6 p.m. 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.

December 21

Senior summit
Kaiser Permanente presents a free Senior Summit lecture at noon at Windward YMCA regarding the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Call 261-0808.

Orchid sales
Windward Orchids offers an exhibit and sale of orchids and native plants from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Windward Mall, lower level Macy’s wing. Call 235-1143.

Church celebration
Award-winning singer Faith Rivera leads a “birth a new era” celebration at 7 p.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #Suite 303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

WCC’s Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 7 p.m. on the WCC campus, including a post-show discussion to dispel misconceptions about the Mayan calendar. Tickets cost $7, $6 or $5. Call 235-7433.

December 22

First anniversary
Mo-Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill marks its one-year anniversary with a performance from 5 to 8 p.m. by Traffic Jam. The bar is located in Kaneohe at 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives today from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center by Safeway and 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Laie Shopping Center. For an appointment, call 848-4770.

Student concert
Kumu Alan Akaka directs his Ke Kula Mele Hawaii students in a “Hawaii Christmas Time” concert at 11 a.m. at Windward Mall on the theme of “Na Mele o Koolaupoko.” Go to kekulamele.com.

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

Believe show
New Hope Windward presents its original Christmas production, “Believe,” at 4 and 7 tonight and 7, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Paliku Theatre at WCC. The show has music, hula, testimonials, jazz, sign dancing and the premiere of a “captivating human video” that shares the true message of Christmas. Call 261-5975.

December 23

Christmas worship
Windward United Church of Christ conducts a family worship service of carols and stories at 9 a.m. at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

December 24

Windward United Church of Christ has its Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. with lessons and carols at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.


Kailua music
Zen Chambers will sing and play acoustic guitar from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 28 (his final gig) at Morning Brew on Kailua Road. Call 386-6326.

Cultural work day
Malama Na Wahi Kapu, cultural service work in Haiku Valley, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 30. Volunteers are welcome. Call 226-4195.

Moravian service
Windward United Church of Christ will have a Moravian Love Feast at 9 a.m. Dec. 30 with the Vai Ole Ola O Kailua congregation, serving sweet buns, warm drinks and favorite carols at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

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. Call 779-8749.

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.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Dec. 30 at Kailua Town Center and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Castle Medical Center auditorium. Call 848-4770.

Woes parade
Lanikai will launch its 45th annual Woes Parade and Recovery Party from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 1 with a footrace at Aalapapa gate, a parade on Kaiolena and breakfast and entertainment at the pavilion. Call 262-5212.

Enchanted Lake’s 50th
Enchanted Lake Elementary School will mark its 50th year March 16, 2013, and it’s seeking alumni to join the celebration. Call 266-7800.


Zumba fitness
Kehaulani Volhein offers Zumba fitness classes at 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays, plus an R.I.P.P.E.D. (total body workout) at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays, all at Windward Family Wellness Center in Koolau Center. Classes are $5 per drop-in or 10 classes for $40. First class is free, but bring your own weights. For details, email inspired.health.fitness@gmai l.com.

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.

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.

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

Laie market
BYU-Hawaii conducts a farmers market from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Friday in its Aloha Center, welcoming shoppers – and new vendors – from the surrounding communities. The market features produce and value-added products from the college, plate lunches from its own Chef Tan, plus Cackle Fresh eggs and many other local vendors. Call 675-3570.

Mall markets
‘Nalo Farms sponsors farmers markets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays and 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Macy’s wing, both levels, with more than 50 vendors. To inquire about spaces, call Wendy at 225-9835.

Mahiku markets
Sonny Doung’s Mahiku Markets are open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary School and 4 to 8 p.m. at Kailua Elementary School with vendors selling food, crafts and art. Call 225-4002.

Heeia market
Windward Open Market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Heeia State Park pavilion offering local produce, flowers, plants, arts and crafts. A portion of proceeds benefit Kama’aina Kids’ Heeia Learning Center at the park. Vendor fee is $10 per booth. Call Woody Barboza at 262-1111.

City open markets
The People’s Open Market sells produce on Thursdays in Windward Oahu – from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park; 9-10 a.m. at Kailua District Park; and 10:45-11:45 a.m. at Kaneohe District Park. Call 522-7088.

Night market
The Kailua Thursday Night Farmers Market is open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Kailua Town Center parking lot selling Hawaii-grown produce, food products and dinner plates from area restaurants. Call the Hawaii Farm Bureau at 848-2074.

Parenting help
P.A.R.E.N.T.S. has continuous nine-week courses in Confident Parenting in Kaneohe. Call Kristen at 235-0487.

Church healing
Windward Unity Church offers a Ka Makana Healing Service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and a Course in Miracles at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Kaneohe Atrium, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Healing classes
Natural Healing Research Foundation offers classes in Sitting Qi Gong from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and classes in Qi Gong Self-Healing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All classes are free for one week to new students at 46-005 Kawa St., Room 203. Call 533-1333.

Food and bargains
Windward United Church of Christ gives out free, nonperishable food to the needy from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays; and its thrift shop is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

Readers group
The Pohai Nani Readers Group is open to the public and meets at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month, in the second floor lounge area. Dates may vary. Call Anne at 254-1147.

Family fishing
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts free fishing days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for catch-and-release family fun. Call 233-7323.

Swim club
Aulea Swim Club welcomes new members age 7 to 18 with tryouts at Kailua District Park pool. Practice is every weekday. Call 263-7946.

Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center has free meditation at 9 a.m. at Kailua Beach on the first Sunday (next to the old concession stand). Call 343-0089.

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