What’s Up in Windward Oahu

April 3

Windward artwork
State Sen. Jill Tokuda sponsors the mixed-media artwork of Ahuimanu, Ben Parker and Kapunahala elementary students throughout April at the state capitol. Call 587-7215.

Hot hula
Jamie Ernestberg offers a free Hot Hula class from 6 to 7 tonight in Windward Wellness Center at Koolau Center. Call 239-9355.

Public signup deadline is today for a class in “Acu-pressure for the Neck, Shoulders and Back,” set for 9:45 a.m. April 10 in Hale Kuhina 106 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

April 4

Farmers dinner
Cactus restaurant hosts a Farmers’ Dinner tonight with seatings starting at 6 p.m., serving local products from Paepae O He’eia, Kako’o ‘Oiwi and Papahana Kuaola. Price is $65, or $95 with wine and cocktail pairings of each course. Call 261-1000.

Kailua board meets
Kailua Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park.

The Caregiver Foundation hosts a support group at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau. Call 625-3782.

Kaneohe stories
Kaneohe Library has a free storytime at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 5. Call 233-5674.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 101, 103 and 105. Call 848-4770.

Readers theater
Windward Arts Council presents RED in Readers Theatre format at 7 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 254-4885.

April 5

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

The Saloon Pilots play bluegrass from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

Fresh poi
Kako’o ‘Oiwi fills orders for fresh poi from its Heeia lo’i at $5 per pound for those who reserve by noon one day in advance at info@kakoooiwi.org.

Kailua Mustang signups
The Kailua Mustangs Football and Cheer Association registers players ages 5 to 15 from 7 to 9 tonight at Kailua District Park (Tiny Mites and Mitey Mites); April 19 (Jr. PeeWees) and April 26 (PeeWees, Jr. Midgets and Midgets). Fee is $350. Bring birth certificate, health card and parents. Call 542-5704.

HPU drama
HPU presents Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 5 on its Hawaii Loa stage. Call 375-1282.

CPAC musical
Castle Performing Art Center presents the musical How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying at 7:30 tonight, Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Ron Bright Theatre. The matinee honors Ron Bright and benefits his Education Scholarship Fund. Call 233-5626.

April 6

Kailua basketball
Kailua Community Basketball League signs up players age 7-17 for its spring skills clinics and season play from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today and April 13, 20 and 27 at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion on Keolu Drive. (Clinics signup is today and April 13 only.) Call 216-8103.

Royal music
The Royal Hawaiian Band performs at 1:30 p.m. at Windward Community College.

Classic cars
Aikahi Park Shopping Center hosts a Classic Car Show from 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot. Call 735-8822.

Sphere fest
Paliku Arts Festival features “Music of the Spheres” by Ebb & Flow Arts at 1 p.m. at WCC’s Hokulani Imaginarium with avant garde electronic music, in-house effects and full-dome films. Call 235-7343.

Historic sites
Paul Brennan and Chuck Burrows lead an archaeo-logical and historical sites tour from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with stops at Ulupo heiau, Liliuokalani’s Retreat and Kukapoki heiau in upper Maunawili Valley. Donation is $10. Call 263-8008.

Speech festival
Castle High School hosts its district elementary speech festival from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 233-5600.

Farm workshop
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has a free workshop at 3 p.m. at You’s Farm Warehouse in Kahuku on food safety, pesticides, leases and a micro-loan program. Call 483-8600, ext. 104.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Kickball tourney
The Kaneohe charity kick-ball tournament runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kaneohe District Park. Sponsored by P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Inc., it also includes entertainment, food, balloons and face-painting. Call 235-0255 or 223-4541.

Kailua AYSO
Kailua AYSO signs up players from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Waimanalo District Park; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 13 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 16 at Kailua High cafeteria; and 2-4 p.m. April 27 at Kailua District Park. Fee is $65. Preregister at eAYSO.com. Email r100info@aysohawaii.org.

April 7

Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center has free meditation from 9 to 11 a.m. today and the first Sunday of every month at Kailua Beach. Call 343-0089.

Kalaheo spirit run
Kalaheo Project Grad has a benefit Spirit Run at 7:30 a.m. in Kailua. Fee is $25 or $30. Call Barbara at 351-3679.

April 8

Waimanalo board meets
Waimanalo Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at Waimanalo Library. Call 768-3710.

April 9

College fair
WCC has a College & Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa. Call 235-7485.

Kaneohe AYSO
Kaneohe AYSO signs up players from 4:30 to 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 the mall. Call 235-2976.