What’s Up in Windward Oahu

January 2

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

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

January 3

School reopenings
Public schools generally reopen to students today, following winter break.

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

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

January 4

Book sale
The Friends of Kaneohe Library kick off a book sale today, offering half-off on all books, magazines, CDs and DVDs now through Jan. 30 in the library build-ing’s downstairs bookstore. Hours are 1-3 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m and 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 247-4819.

January 5

AAUW speaker
Gavin Abe, community services coordinator for Ho’opono, is guest speaker at a meeting of the American Association of University Women, Windward branch, at 9:30 a.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. His topic: “Overview of services to the blind, working with the visually impaired.” The public is welcome. Call 254-0110.

Waimanalo recycling
A Going Green recycling drive is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park, accepting everything from scrap metal to light bulbs and prom dresses (but no microwaves, motor oil, paint or hazardous fluids). Proceeds support Hui O Ko’olaupoko and Oahu Resource Conservation and Development. For curb-side pickup, call 381-7202; for other details, call 291-6151.

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

January 6

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Kailua Town Center, near Macy’s. Call 848-4770.

January 8

Piano music
Pianist Allen Fisher performs a free show at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium, featuring popular songs and an audience sing-along. Call 235-5025.


Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. Jan. 9, “Maunakea Between Earth and Sky” at 7 pm. Jan. 11 and “Earth, Moon and Sun” at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 on the WCC campus. Tickets are $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Board meetings
Meeting Jan. 9 will be Kahaluu Neighborhood Board at 7 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road, and Waimanalo at 7:30 p.m. at Waimanalo Library. Also meeting will be Koolauloa at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at Hauula Community Center, and Kaneohe at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

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.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Jan. 11 at Kalaheo High library, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center (near Safeway) Jan. 12, 7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Jan. 13 at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay on Pookela Street, and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Kahuku High. Call 848-4770.

Human trafficking
Hope Chapel Olomana will screen the film Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 in its Enchanted Lake Shopping Center headquarters. The film exposes the sex industry and human trafficking in America. For more on the Hawaii-based program being formed to combat it, visit courage-houseworldwide.org/hawaii.

The Windward Neighborhood Security Watch coordinators group will meet at 9 a.m. Jan. 12 at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden to hear a talk about antibullying. The public is invited. Call 236-1234.

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

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.

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

College Goal
Castle High School will host a College Goal Sunday at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 in the cafeteria to assist students and parents in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Bring 2012 IRS tax returns, if possible, or W-2 forms and other proof of income. Call Frank Green at 591-2708.

Infant CPR
Castle Medical Center will conduct a class in Infant CPR and Safety from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan.15 and 29. Fee is $15. Call 263-5400.

Hula festival
Polynesian Cultural Center will sponsor its 23rd annual Moanikeala Hula Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Pacific Theater, attracting halau from Hawaii and Japan to honor the memory of its first Hawaiian cultural instructor, Sally Naluai. Call 293-3333.

Tresemble concert
Chamber Music Hawaii will present its Tresemble concert at 4 p.m. Jan. 20 in Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College, featuring music from Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Paul Juon. For tickets, call 489-5038.

Caste recycling
Castle High School will have a Going Green recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26, to collect “everything” except for tires, paint, microwave ovens, motor oil and hazardous fluids. For curbside pickup, call 429-7750; for other details, call 291-6151.

Enchanted Lake’s 50th
Enchanted Lake Elementary School, which will mark its 50th year March 16, is seeking alumni to join the celebration, as well as old photos, T-shirts and memorabilia. Visit enchanted-lake.info or call Barbara Huonker at 263-1411, ext. 236.


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, in addition to 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 more information, email inspired.health.fitness@gmai l.com.

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 welcome. 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. Call 261-4600.

Kahaluu fitness
Jungle Gym Fitness Hawaii has evening classes and fitness training for all ages Mondays through Thursdays at 47-664 Kamehameha Hwy., across from Sunshine Art Gallery. Call 232-4119.

Laie market
BYU-Hawaii hosts 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 area. 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.

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