What’s Up in Windward Oahu

March 20

Lanikai Mortgage Players has auditions at 7:30 p.m. in Shreve Theater for the melodrama, The Silverado Kid, or Never Fake it in a Gunfight. The play requires four women and six men, and playdates are May 17-26. Call 262-5482.

KEY open house
KEY Project hosts an open house from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at 47-200 Waihee Road to showcase its programs, services, computer lab, upgraded screen and sound systems and new commercial kitchen. The community center’s Kipuka Cafe will serve light refreshments. Call 239-5777 or visit keyproject.org.

Women’s history/math
WCC marks Women’s History Month at 11:30 a.m. in Akoakoa 105 with math educator Emily Uribe on “Teaching Mathematics to Indigenous Populations from a Feminist Perspective.” Theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” Call 235-7400.

Performing arts
Paliku Academy of Performing Arts registers Summer Theatre Camp students from 6 to 7:30 tonight and noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kapunahala Elementary cafeteria on Anoi Road. Email director John-Paul Tai at palikuacademyofperformingarts@gmail.com.

Realtor training
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free career night at 6 p.m. in its Windward office, 970 N. Kalaheo Ave. Suite C-215, to share details about new-agent training. RSVP to 262-3160.

March 21

Folk dancing
Free American folk dancing classes, colonial to contemporary, start at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, today through April 25, at Pohai Nani. Call 247-6211, ext. 1107.

Health care talk
A physicians’ panel leads a free seminar on “What Do I Really Need to Know about Healthcare Reform?” at 6 p.m. in the Castle Wellness auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. Call 263-5400.

College drama
WCC drama students present Polaroid Stories today through Sunday at Paliku Theatre. Tickets for the gritty modern drama cost $10 and $5. Shows begin at 8 p.m. today through Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 235-7310 or go online at etickethawaii.com.

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

Women and porn
WCC concludes Women’s History Month at 1 p.m. in Akoakoa 105 with the screening of Pornography: Andrea Dworkin, followed by discussion with Kate Zane and Kathleen French of author Dworkin’s “unnerving expose” of the industry. Call 235-7400.

March 22

Orchid show
Windward Orchid Society has its annual free orchid show and plant sale today through Sunday at King Intermediate gym, featuring displays, demonstrations, workshops and plant sales; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 383-9487.

Imu Kailua deadline
Deadline is today to sign up for Kailua High Project Grad’s Easter imu benefit, set for March 29-30 at the school. Fee is $20 per tray of well-wrapped turkey or other meat. Pickup March 30. Mail checks payable to “KHSPG 2013” to the school at 451 Ulumanu Drive, Kailua, HI 96734. Call 383-9195 or 728-7389 for details.

Piano recital
Ernest Chang’s piano students play a free recital at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.

Music, sports
Mo-Joe’s Bar and Grill has live music at 9 tonight, plus World Baseball Classics daily on screen and NASCAR races at 6:30 a.m. Sundays. An All-Star breakfast starts at 7 a.m. Sundays. Mo-Joe’s is at 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.

March 23

Natalie Ai Kamauu and Io perform at 4 p.m. at Harold K.L. Castle Foundation’s free monthly Kanikapila in the town center parking garage. Call 263-7073.

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

Lei workshops
Windward parks offer lei-making workshops today from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kalama Beach Park (266-7655) and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ahuimanu Community Park (239-6594).

Hakipuu stream
Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers meet from 8 a.m. to noon to help restore Hakipuu Stream near Kualoa Ranch, removing invasive plants by hand and with handsaws. RSVP to 381-7202.

Waimanalo rodeo
The Hawaii Team Sorting Series presents a rodeo from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Town & Country Stables, 41-1800 Kalanianaole Hwy. Call 259-9941.

Garden design
Mulkern Nursery has a free “Garden Design Concepts” workshop at 10 a.m. at 41-639 Kaulukanu St. in Waimanalo. Call 396-6595.

Legends tourney
PC Gamerz Kaneohe hosts the March LAN Madness Spring League of Legends tournament at noon at 45-934 Kamehameha Hwy. #C-1 (off Kawa Street by Boston’s). First prize in the gaming center’s tourney is $500. Call 234-5333.

Pop Warner coaches
Kailua Mustangs Pop Warner Football and Cheer Association seeks football and cheerleading coaches by today. Send resumes and letters to mustangsboardmembers@gmail.com, or mail to P.O. Box 1321, Kailua, HI 96734. For further details, call 220-1509.

March 24

Easter week
Windward United Church of Christ plans Palm Sunday worship at 9 a.m. today; Maundy Thursday March 28 with Soup Supper at 6 p.m. ($3 per person, $5 per family) and Communion at 7 p.m.; and Easter service at 9 a.m. March 31 with the Chancel Singers and Vai Ole Ola O Kailua Samoan Choir, followed by an egg hunt. The public is welcome at all events to attend and meet new pastor Rev. Jayne Ryan Kuroiwa. The church is across from Aikahi Park Shopping Center on Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

Kailua 5K/10K race
The Friends of Kailua High School has its 5K/10K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. on the school track and around the community. Call Ed at 524-0330 or 262-6228.

March 25

Arthritis walks
Walk with Ease, a public arthritis walking program, runs from today through May 1 at Pohai Nani, meeting at 10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fee is $25, including a kit and workout book. Call Judy at 247-6211, ext. 1107.

March 26

Ohana singing
Ohana Music Together hosts a free sample class in family singing at 10 a.m. at Mindful Matters Wellness Center, 407 Uluniu St. #412 in Kailua and at 10:30 a.m. March 28 at Kaneohe Library to mark “Sing with your Child Month.” Call 732-7464.

Prince Kuhio party
The Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association marks Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole’s birthday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ka Ho’oilina na Kuhio Community Center, 41-253 Ilauhole St. On the program are boxed Hawaiian lunches ($15) and the observance of the association’s 75th anniversary. Entertainment, crafts, exhibits and more are planned. Call 284-2575 or 426-1223.

Gospel music
The Samoan Gospel Heralds perform a free public concert of “that old-time religion” at 7 p.m at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.


Library movie
Kaneohe Library will host a movie night at 6 p.m. March 27 featuring Rise of the Guardians in the library basement. Call 233-5676.

Enchanted Lake imu
Deadline is March 27 to sign up for Enchanted Lake Elementary’s Easter imu benefit, set for March 29-30 at the school. Fee is $20 per tray of well-wrapped turkey or other meat. Pickup is March 30. Mail checks payable to the school at 770 Keolu Drive, Kailua, HI 96734. Call 263-1411, ext. 236 for details.

Signup deadline for the public is March 27 for a class in “Shiatsu for the Legs, Ankles and Feet, part 2,” set for 9:45 a.m. April 3 in Hale Kuhina 106 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

The Kaneohe Parks complex will sponsor its 2013 Easter Eggstravaganza from 4 to 7 p.m. March 28 at Wind-ward Mall, featuring keiki arts and crafts and egg decorating. Call 233-7312.

Cooking class
Castle Medical Center will offer a demonstration class at 6 p.m. March 28 on “Grab and Go” cooking as part of its Eat Well for Life series. Fee is $10, $15 or $20 and includes tasty samples and written recipes. Call 263-5400 two days in advance.

Spring fest
Windward Church of the Nazarene will host its second annual free Spring Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 at Bay View Golf Park, with a keiki Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m on the golf course. Also planned: crafts, games, food and entertainment. Call 235-8787.

Graffiti paint-out
Volunteers are needed for a graffiti paint-out and community cleanup from 8 to 11:30 a.m. March 30 (followed by lunch), starting at Kaneohe District Park (skate park). Bring paint rollers and covers. Call 235-7747.

Waimanalo rodeos
Hawaii Women’s Rodeo Association will have a benefit gymkhana-style fun day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 30 at DK Ranch in Waimanalo with a variety of races plus ribbons for the best. The ranch is located at 41-1801 Kalanianaole Hwy. (216-7555). Also, the Pony Club Schooling Show is set for an all-day program March 30 at Circle C Equestrian Center, 41-539 Makakalo St. Call 306-2514.

Kaneohe AYSO
Kaneohe AYSO will accept soccer registration from 2 to 5:30 p.m. March 30 at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria, 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 9 at Windward Mall, 2:30-5:30 p.m. April 14 at Ben Parker and 1-5 p.m. May 5 at Windward Mall. Call 235-2976 or visit kaneoheayso.org.

Commuter cycling
Hawaii Bicycling League will present Commuter Cycling 101 from 9 to 11 a.m. March 30, April 21 and May 18 at Whole Foods in Kailua. Topics are safe practices, cyclist rights, rules, equipment safety, lane positioning and more, plus practice drills and a group ride. Space is limited. To register, call 735-5756 or visit hbl.org.

Kualoa hula
Kumu hula Mary Kahealani Kupau will accept new students until March 30 for her Kuhai Halau ‘o Kahealani Pa ‘Olapa Kahiko, based at Kualoa Ranch. Call 499-9499 or email kumukahealani@ymail.com.

Windward artists
The annual Windward Artists Guild Open Exhibition, set for March 30 to April 27 at 1132 Bishop St. (formerly First Hawaiian Tower), seeks entries from area artists. Up to five pieces can be submitted for consideration. Email lizyork2@ hawaii.rr.com.

Market Easter
KailuaTown Farmers Market will have an egg hunt, Easter bunny visit and keiki crafts during its 9 a.m.-1 p.m. market March 31 at Kailua Elementary School. Call 388-9696.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. March 31 at Kailua Town Center and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m April 1 at the BYU-Hawaii ballroom. Call 848-4770.

Nature art
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden will host a “Nature Through Art” exhibit and sale in the visitor center from April 1-30, featuring local artworks in mixed media from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. A reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. April 14. Call 489-0421.

Holmes scholarships
Applications are due April 1 for Holmes Memorial Fund scholarships for Windward high school students. Call Windward United Church of Christ at 254-3802.

Kalaheo spirit run
Kalaheo High Project Grad will have a Spirit Run at 7:30 a.m. April 7 at Kailua Beach Park and around Lanikai loop, with a special award for the Best Spirit participant (crazy hat, wig, etc.). For fees and details, call Barbara at 351-3679.

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