What’s Up in Windward Oahu

January 30

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the BYU-Hawaii. Call 848-4770.

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

Signup deadline for the public is today for a class in “Longevity and Mental Attitude,” set for 9:45 a.m. Feb. 6 in Hale Kuhina 106 at WCC, presenting the power of imagery, thought and attitude for well-being. Fee is $9. A related class will meet Feb. 13. Call 235-7433.

January 31

Weight loss
Castle Medical Center presents an “Eat Well for Life” class at 6 p.m. addressing “The Weight is Over!” with tips on stress-free, tasty dishes from Eileen Towata. Fee is $15 per person, $20 per couple, $10 for staff, volunteers, students and seniors. Preregister at 263-5400.

Castle parents
Castle High sponsors Senior Parents Night at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria to discuss senior portfolios, graduation credits and more. Call Kathy Martin at 233-5600, ext. 2236.

Catholic schools
Windward Mall hosts Catholic Schools Week art exhibits and activities through today. Call 235-1143.

Student artwork
State Sen. Jill Tokuda sponsors the mixed-media artwork of Windward Com-munity College students through today at the state capitol, chamber level, weekdays and Saturdays. February will showcase artists from Kailua High and Olomana School. Call 587-7215.

Heritage plant art
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has an art exhibit of Hawaiian heritage plants (brought by early voyagers) through today at the visitor center. Call 233-7323.

February 1

Pohai Nani readers
The Pohai Nani readers group meets at 3 p.m. today and Feb. 15 in the second floor lounge for a lively discussion of selected books. The public is welcome. Call Anne McKay at 254-1147.

Kahuku music
Turtle Bay Resort has live music tonight and nearly every weeknight in one or more of these three venues: Hang Ten, 21 Degrees or the Lobby Lounge. Call 779-5546.

Gallery ‘Iolani show
Gallery ‘Iolani presents the exhibit “Old Dogs, New Tricks” today through Feb. 28, featuring a mixed media exhibit by seven artists who first met decades ago at the UH art building. Opening reception is from 4 to 7 tonight at Windward Community College. Call 236-9155.

February 2

Bowling benefit
A Castle High School senior sponsors a bowling tourney from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pali Lanes to benefit the American Cancer Society, particularly for endometrial cancer studies. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Karen Kimura or Dawn Nabua at 233-5600.

Hospital health
Infection preventionist consultant Susan M. Slavish presents “Staying Healthy in the Hospital: How to Avoid Hospital-based Infections” at a meeting of the Windward Association of University Women, set for 9:30 a.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Call 254-0110.

February 3

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

February 4

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hawaii Pacific University’s Hawaii Loa campus. Call 848-4770.

February 5

Health, grooming
Kahuku Library presents “Be Handy @ Your Library” at 6:30 p.m. as a part of its Tuesday Night programs. Participants can create Valentine cards and decorate their fingernails. Next up is “Healthy Food is Tasty Food” with dietitian Rita Madden at 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Call 293-8935.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 101, 103 and 105 at Windward Community College. Call 848-4770.


Caregiver help
The Caregiver Foundation will sponsor a caregiver support group at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau Golf Club. Call 625-3782.

Preschool stories
Kaneohe Library will resume its popular preschool story-time with children’s librarian Curt Fukumoto at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 and each Thursday thereafter. Call 233-5676.

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

Kapaa industrial park
Deadline is Feb. 8 to comment on a proposal to develop Kapaa Light Industrial Park, pending permits on 27 acres of general preservation land above former landfill. Applications may be reviewed at the Windward City or Kailua satellite city halls. Call Tim Streitz at 768-8042.

Grad benefits
Kalaheo Project Grad will sponsor a McDonald’s Night at the Kailua Road restaurant from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8, with a portion of sales proceeds going to Project Grad. The group also will conduct a HI-5 and recycling drive from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 in the school parking lot, accepting cans, plastic and glass bottles. Call 259-7400.

Le Jardin gala
Le Jardin Academy’s Parent Faculty Association will sponsor “Moonlight in the Mountains” from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at Koolau Golf Club’s Glass Ballroom, featuring a diamond raffle and special prizes, pupus and cocktails, entertainment, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $85 per person. Call 261-0707.

Fishpond restoration
Volunteers with Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society will have a workday from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 to help restore the Kaneohe pond. To offer help, call Roz at 392-1284.

Hula in Kailua
The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation will present “I Love Hula in Kailua” at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at Kailua Town Center, featuring Chinky Mahoe and Halau Hula ‘O Kawaili’ula. Call 263-7073.

Newborn Care
Castle Medical Center hosts a General Newborn Care class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12. The class will cover topics like how to tell if your baby is sick, how to calm a crying baby and more. Fee is $25 for two people. Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.

Board candidates
Residents must register by Feb. 15 (postmark date) to run in the next Neighborhood Board elections, which will be conducted by mail April 24-May17 for a term starting July 1. All those who are at least 18 by the deadline are eligible to run. Call 768-3717 to obtain a candidate registration form.

HPU sports camp
Hawaii Pacific University will host an individual development camp for high school players from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16-17 at the Hawaii Loa campus. Fee is $40 for one day, $75 for both. Email soccer coach Chris Fisher at cfisher@hpu.edu.


Mary Jane home
The Kailua-based Mary Jane Home, operated by Catholic Charities for pregnant women 18 and older, offers counseling and daily classes in infant care, childbirth and life skills. Call 261-9776.