What’s Up in Windward Oahu

December 26

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

December 28

Kailua music
Zen Chambers sings and plays acoustic guitar from 7 to 9 tonight in his final gig at Morning Brew on Kailua Road. Call 386-6326.

December 30

Cultural work day
Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club sponsors cultural service work in Haiku Valley, Malama Na Wahi Kapu, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are welcome. Call 226-4195 or email malamapono@aol.com.

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

Hoomaluhia art shows
Daunna’s Art Studio presents its 38th annual exhibit of works by its students and teachers through today at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery. Also closing today is the park’s “Frogs and Critters” exhibit of three-dimensional art from the public. Call 233-7323.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

December 31

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Castle Medical Center auditorium. Call 848-4770.

January 1

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

Upcoming College classes Windward Community College will offer five non-credit courses to the public this month: Tai Chi Jan. 2, 7 and 9; Digital Photos Jan. 5 and 12; iPhone Fatigue Jan. 11, iPad Blues Jan. 11 and Business Writing Jan. 12. For fees and details, call 235-7433.

School reopenings
Public schools generally will reopen to students Jan. 3, following winter break, which began Dec. 17.

Caregiver support
The Caregiver Foundation will sponsor a monthly support group for caregivers at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau Golf Club. Call 625-3782.

Kailua board meeting
Kailua Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

Pilates open house
On Balance pilates studio will mark its 20th anniversary with an open house and New Year’s party from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at 315 Uluniu St. #201 (above Cinnamon’s) with prizes, food, demonstrations and performances. The studio was established by Lisa Robertson in 1993 and offers pilates, and the Gyrotonic Expansion and TRX Suspension systems. Bring clothing to donate to St. Anthony’s outreach. Call 262-2528 or email onbalancestudio@hawaii.rr.com.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 and “Maunakea Between Earth and Sky” at 7 pm. Jan. 11 on the Windward Community College campus. Tickets are $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Financial aid night
Kalaheo High School will host a Financial Aid Night at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 in the school library, offering assistance on the FAFSA form and more. Call 254-7900.

Native workshop
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the state DOE will sponsor a scholarship workshop for Native Hawaiians at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 in Ka Ho’oilina Na Kuhio Community Center in Waimanalo. Call 956-9437.

Hawaii Education for the Arts will present Urinetown: The Musical at 7 p.m. Jan. 10-12 and 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at Paliku Theatre. For ticket information, call 383-0850.

Computer recycling
Pacific Corporate Solutions will collect old computers from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at Kailua Intermediate, and the same time Jan. 26 at Kaneohe Elementary School. Call 488-8872.

Business help
KEY Project will host two free Solutions Pacific workshops for budding entrepreneurs: Basic QuickBooks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12, and Small Business Tax Basics from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16, both at KEY’s multipurpose community center, 47-200 Waihee Road, with funding from OHA. Call 564-3198.

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, as well as old photos, T-shirts and memorabilia. Call Barbara Huonker at 263-1411, ext. 236 or enchantedlake.info.

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

New moms
Castle Medical Center hosts a free New Mothers Hui support group at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the hospital. Call 263-5400.

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. Email inspired.health.fitness@gmail.com.

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 in December, with kick-off at 8 a.m. at 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.

Children’s councils
The Koolauloa Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Hauula Elementary School; and the Windward council meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday in the Windward Health Office conference room. All parents of children with special needs are invited. Call 586-5363.

Kailua blues
Blues singer and guitarist J.P. Smoketrain entertains Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at Boardriders Bar and Grill on Hamakua Drive; no cover. For updates. call 261-4600.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Kahuku music
The Lobby Lounge at Turtle Bay Resort has live music and hula from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays; Hang Ten has music from 5:30 to 7:30 nightly. Call 372-2273.

Parenting help
P.A.R.E.N T.S. offers continuous Confident Parenting classes in Kaneohe. For details on the nine-week course, 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 distributes free, nonperishable food to needy families from 10:30 a.m. to noon each Wednesday; it also opens its thrift shop 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.

Scuba lessons
Aaron’s Dive Shop has scuba lessons available for all skill levels and specialty certification at 307 Hahani St. Call 262-2333.

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

Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center offers free meditation on Kailua Beach from 9 to 11 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month (next to the old concession stand and behind the lifeguard stand). The center also offers free meditation practice at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays at its quarters in Aikahi Park Shopping Center. Call 343-0089.

Brazilian dance
Arthur Murray Movement Studio at 776 Kailua Road has classes in Capoeira with Mestre Kinha, meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesdays for children, 6 p.m. for adults; and noon Saturdays for kids, 1 p.m. for adults. Call 247-7890.

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