What’s Up in Windward Oahu

March 27

Canoe club signups Waimanalo Canoe Club welcomes new keiki and adult paddlers, who may sign up during current practice sessions at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Kaiona Beach Park. Call 753-3708.

Hot hula
Jamie Ernestberg leads free Hot Hula classes at 6 tonight and April 3 at Windward Wellness Center at Koolau Center. Call 239-9355.

Business lunch
Kaneohe Business Group speakers at today’s 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Pohai Nani are Kaneohe Ranch’s Mitch D’Olier (on a WCC partnership) and Castle Complex superintendent Leah Albert (on the Castle Redesign Initiative). Call 479-8905.

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

Enchanted Lake imu
Deadline is today to sign up for Enchanted Lake Elementary School’s Easter imu benefit, set for Friday and Saturday at the school. Fee is $20 per tray of well-wrapped turkey or other meat. Pickup is Saturday. Call Barbara at 263-1411, ext. 236 for details.

Windward Unity Church sponsors a Compassionate Communication class at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

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

March 28

Kailua fair
Kailua Elementary School PTSA has its “Spring into Action” fun fair from 1 to 5 p.m. with games, food, rides, a bake sale, DJ booth, cake walk and more. Proceeds support school programs. Call 266-7878, ext. 227.

Family singing
Ohana Music Together marks “Sing with Your Child” month with a free demonstration at 10:30 a.m. at Kaneohe Library. Call 732-7464.

Kaneohe Parks complex has its 2013 Easter Egg-stravaganza from 4 to 7 p.m. at Windward Mall with keiki arts and crafts and egg decorating. Call 233-7312.

Cooking class
Castle Medical Center presents a demonstration class at 6 p.m. 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.

Easter week
Windward United Church of Christ has Maundy Thursday service today with Soup Supper at 6 p.m. ($3 per person, $5 per family) and Communion at 7 p.m. Easter service is 9 a.m. Sunday with Chancel Singers and Vai Ole Ola O Kailua Samoan Choir, followed by an egg hunt. The public is welcome 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.

March 29

Library hours
All public libraries are closed today (Good Friday) and Sunday (Easter), but the Kailua and Waimanalo branches, among others, will be open Saturday. Call 831-6877.

Kick ball deadline
Deadline is today to register eight-man teams for a charity kickball tournament, set for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 at Kaneohe District Park. Sponsored by P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Inc., the event also has entertainment, food, balloons and face-painting. Call 235-0255 or 223-4541.

CPAC play
Castle Performing Art Center presents How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying at 7:30 tonight, Saturday, and April 5 and 6, and 3 p.m. April 7 at Ron Bright Theatre, marking CPAC’s 50th year. The April 7 show honors Ron Bright and benefits the Ronald E. Bright Education Scholarship Fund. Call 233-5626.

Good Friday service
Windward Unity Church has its Good Friday service at noon at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

March 30

Mermaid play
Alive Ballet Center presents A Journey, the story of three mermaids, at 4 and 7 p.m. at Paliku Theatre. Tickets cost $20 and $15. Call 277-2731 or 277-6619.

Kailua AYSO
Kailua AYSO signs up players from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Kailua High cafeteria and also from 1 to 4 p.m. April 6 at Waimanalo District Park; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 13 at Kailua High cafeteria; 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 16 at Kailua High cafeteria; and 2-4 p.m. April 27 at Kailua District Park multipurpose room. Fee is $65. Bring birth certificate (new players). Preregister at eAYSO.com and bring three copies of those forms to onsite registration. Email r100info@aysohawaii.org.

Kaneohe AYSO
Kaneohe AYSO registers players from 2 to 5:30 p.m. today 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.

Commuter cycling
Hawaii Bicycling League instructors conducts Commuter Cycling 101 from 9 to 11 a.m. today and April 21 and May 18 at Whole Foods Kailua. Topics are safe practices, cyclist rights, rules of the road, equipment safety checks, lane positioning and more, including practice drills outside and a group ride in the community. Space is limited. To register, call 735-5756 or visit hbl.org.

Canoe club signups
Keahiakahoe Canoe Club signs up paddlers ages 8 to 70, male and female, at 2 p.m. at the Kahaluu canoe halau, followed by a meeting at 4 p.m. Go to keahiakahoe.com for registration forms and requirements.

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

Lei making
Ahuimanu Community Park plans a lei making workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ribbon and yarn leis. Call Diane at 239-6594.

Windward artists
The annual Windward Artists Guild Open Exhibition, set for today through April 27 at 1132 Bishop St. (formerly First Hawaiian Tower), seeks entries from area artists, both WAG and non-members. Up to five pieces can be submitted for consideration. Visit windwardartistsguild.com or email lizyork2@hawaii.rr.com.

Church breakfast
Windward Unity Church has a get-acquainted breakfast for members and guests with their spiritual leader at 8:30 a.m. at Cinnamon’s. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

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

Waimanalo rodeos
Hawaii Women’s Rodeo Ass’n. has a fun day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at DK Ranch in Waimanalo with races plus ribbon awards at 41-1801 Kalanianaole Hwy. (216-7555). Also, the Pony Club Schooling Show’s allday program is today at Circle C Equestrian Center, 41-539 Makakalo St. Call 306-2514.

March 31

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.

Market Easter
KailuaTown Farmers Market has an Easter bunny visit, egg hunt and keiki crafts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kailua Elementary School. Call 388-9696.

Sunrise service
Windward Unity Church’s Easter sunrise service is at 6:30 a.m. at Kalama Beach Park. Call 262-6731.

Baseball season
Mo-Joe’s Bar and Grill marks Major League baseball opening day with a special breakfast at 7 a.m. at 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.

April 1

Holmes scholars
Deadline is today for high school seniors to apply for the 2013 Holmes Memorial Fund scholarships at Windward United Church of Christ. Call 254-3802.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Tuesday at BYU-H. Call 848-4770.

April 2

Ohana food
Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free food, first-come, first-served, for qualified individuals from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project. Call 239-5777.


Kailua Mustang signups
Kailua Mustangs Football and Cheer Ass’n. registers players ages 5-15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kailua District Park April 5, Tiny Mites and Mitey Mites; April 19, Jr. PeeWees;April 26, PeeWees, Jr. Midgets and Midgets. Fee is $350 ($175 due at registration). Bring birth certificate, health card and parents. Practice starts Aug. 1. Call 542-5704.