What’s Up in Windward Oahu

March 14

Kahaluu board meets
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 768-3710.

Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. on the WCC campus. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Women’s history
WCC alumna Ilima HoLastimosa speaks on “How Education Serves my Experience” at 1 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 105 as part of the college’s Women’s History Month lectures, which are free to the public. She is now a master gardener and executive director of God’s Country Waimanalo, and is pursuing a degree in Hawaiian studies at UH Manoa. Call 236-9223.

March 15

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

Women’s history
WCC ’98 alumna and Waimanalo native Windy Keala McElroy, Ph.D., speaks on “Getting to the Top: Lessons Learned from the Himalayas and Kilimanjaro” at 4 p.m. in Hale ‘Akoakoa as part of the college’s Women’s History Month lectures. She currently owns and heads a cultural resource consulting firm, Keala Pono Archaeological Consulting, and is author of more than 100 publications. Call 236-9223.

March 16

Kailua music
The Saloon Pilots entertain from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua, marking the band’s fifth year at the venue. Call 263-8880.

Haiku music
Kahiau performs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku. Next up is Pena Boy March 23. Call 2476671.

March 17

Kids, clothes, cars
Windward Mall offers a Spring Fling Kids Day from 1 to 3 p.m. with a fashion show, cupcake decorating and free train rides; a spring fashion show at 7:30 p.m. from merchants’ shops and the monthly East End Hot Rod Club classic car show from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Macy’s parking lot. Call 235-1143.

Marsh work day
Volunteers with Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine to help restore the site. Call 263-8008 or email info@kailuahawaiiancivicclub.com.

Heeia habitat

Volunteers with Hui o Ko’olaupoko held restore Heeia Stream from 8 to 11 a.m., meeting at the Hui Ku Maoli Ola nursery. Email nalani@huihawaii.org.

Smith Tae Kwon Do & Pro-Kickboxing Center in Kaneohe present a free women’s self-defense seminar, “Making Hawaii Safer … One Woman at a Time” from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m. today at the center at 46-174-C Kahuhipa St. Pre-registration is required. Because of overwhelming response, the earlier class was added. Call 247-3114.

Bay Day
Day on the Bay offers kayak rides, canoe rides, sailboat rides, food booths, arts and crafts, music and a stand up paddling race from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heeia State Park. Proceeds support Heeia Learning Center. Parking is at Heeia Elementary School, with a free shuttle to the park. Go to heeiastatepark.org.

Basketball tourney
The Hope Chapel Olomana 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament begins at 8 a.m. at Kalaheo High School, sponsored by the church’s youth ministry. Team registration runs through Friday, and late registration on tournament day is $100. Call Kirk Ronolo at 741-0633 or email him at kirk@hcolomana.com.

HI-5 recycling
Kalaheo Project Grad collects HI-5 containers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in front of J building. To request pick-up, call 7448559.

World transformation
Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center begins a video series on “Being Brave Transforming our World” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Aikahi Park Shopping Center, featuring talks by spiritual leaders Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Pema Chodron and Adam Lobel. Suggested donation is $50 for all eight classes. For details on this and other ongoing programs at the center’s second-floor headquarters, email kailua.shambhala@gmail.com, or go to kailua.shambhala.org.

Soccer registration
Kaneohe AYSO registers players ages 4 to 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. today and April 7 at Ben Parker Elementary School cafeteria, and also from 1 to 4 p.m. April 22 at Windward Mall center stage and from 1 to 4 p.m. May 3 at Ben Parker. Visit kaneoheayso.org or call 2352976.

March 18

Kahuku film night
Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer, the Bar screens the film Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii with director Marlene Booth at 7 tonight and Fiberglass & Megapixels with Derek Hoffmann Swarms March 25. Admission is $10, $8 and $5. Call 436-4326.

Worship music
Eric Brenner, a renowned soloist with St. Thomas Church in New York City, performs during the 9 a.m. worship service at Windward United Church or Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. All are welcome. Call 2543802.

Model search
Wilhelmina Modeling Agency stages a model search from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

March 19

Talent show
Pohai Nani presents its “Young at Heart” talent show at 7 p.m. in Bacon Auditorium. The public is welcome at the free show, which features a kazoo band, chorus, ukulele players, hula, skits, magic and more. Call 234-5262.

Ohana food
The Ohana Food Produce Distribution offers free food on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified individuals and families from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 2395744.

Winds and Brass
Chamber Music Hawaii presents a “Winds and Brass” concert at 7:30 p.m. at Paliku Theatre, featuring the music of Carl Orff, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Louise Farrenc. Call 4895038 or visit chambermusichawaii.com.

Women’s history
Artist Chris Campbell speaks on “A Tropical Palette” at 11:30 a.m. in Hale ‘Akoakoa as part of the college’s Women’s History Month lectures. After retiring from a career in nuclear medicine, she switched to art and has been painting and exhibiting her work from the East Coast to her adopted home in Honolulu. Call 236-9223.

Tuesday March 20 Gospel hymns The Samoan Gospel Heralds perform “that old-time religion” music in a free public concert at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nanai auditorium. Call 2355025.

Nature hour
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts a preschool nature hour at 10:30 a.m. with activities on the theme of “Africa Plants and Animals.” Call 233-7323.

Library concert
In a belated salute to St. Patrick’s Day, Southwind Quintet plays a free concert of Irish music at 6:30 p.m. at Kahuku Library, featuring homemade soda bread and green punch while supplies last. Call 293-8935.


Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 21 in the Castle High School library, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 24 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center and 7 a.m. to noon March 25 at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive. Call 845-9966.

Chemistry forum
WCC’s chemistry department will sponsor a forum on nutrient toxicology in “What’s Really in Your Food?” with Dr. Frank Williams at 1:30 p.m. March 21 in Hale ‘Imiloa 111. Call 236-9120.

Lanikai Mortgage Players will audition parts for its spring melodrama, Hezekia’s Wives, or She’d Rather Be Dead than Wed at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Shreve Theater in Lanikai Community Center. Director Jim Duca seeks a cast of four men and six women. Call 263-0965.

Positive coaches
Positive Coaching Alliance will present a free workshop for coaches on how to assure a positive sports experience for children at 7 p.m. March 22 at King Intermediate. Call 233-7306 or 235-7747.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 p.m. March 23 and April 27 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Writing retreat
Lillian Cunningham will lead a monthly writing retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 in Hale ‘Akoakoa 107-109. Fee is $8 per session or $10 for walk-ins. Call 235-7433.

CPAC musical
Castle Performing Arts Center will present the Cole Porter classic Anything Goes March 24-April 3 in Ron Bright Theatre. Call 2335626.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 24 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 845-9966.

Bake sale
Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka will have a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 near Jamba Juice at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, offering Spam musubis, cupcakes and more.

Kailua fun run
The Friends of Kailua High School will sponsor the 15th annual Surfriders 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m. March 25, starting and ending at the school. Entries must be postmarked by March 19 to guarantee a T-shirt. Call 225-2965 or go to active.com to register.

Folk dance course
American Folk Dance classes will begin at 3 p.m. April 2 at Pohai Nani auditorium, taught by Yona Chock, covering colonial to contemporary styles. Wear safe shoes (for carpet). Advance registration is required for the free public classes, which will meet on Mondays for eight weeks. Call 234-5262.

Shiatsu and acupressure
Windward Community College will offer four classes in Shiatsu and Acupressure for Self-Help beginning at 9:45 p.m. April 4 in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9 per class, and preregistration is required at 235-7433.

HPU play
HPU Theatre will present The Importance of Being Earnest April 6-May 6 at Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on its Hawaii Loa campus. Tickets are $25, $15 for seniors, military, students and HPU faculty and $5 for students. Reservations recommended at 375-1282.


Line dancing
Parents without Partners gives free line dance lessons from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Windward Mall. Call 262-7441.

Mahiku market
A new Mahiku Market is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at Kailua Elementary School with vendors selling food, crafts and art. Call 225-4002.

Swim club
Aulea Swim Club welcomes new members age 7 to 18 with tryouts at Kailua District Park pool. Practice is every weekday. Call 2637946.

Stroller Strides
Becky Failla Zienkiewicz leads Stroller Strides classes from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Kailua Beach Park, and 8:45 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Kaneohe District Park. Email beckyz@strollerstrides.net.