What’s Up in Windward Oahu

April 17

Curriculum fair
Keolu Elementary has its Curriculum Fair, “Keolu Honu, Win the Race!,” from 5 to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at 1416 Keolu Drive, showcasing samples of student works based on what they are learning in class. Call 266-7818.

Ti leaf lei
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has a workshop on making ti leaf leis at 10 a.m. at the park. Fee is $5. Call 522-7064.

College fair
Windward Community College hosts “College is a Family Affair” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa, featuring campus trolley tours, inspirational talk by WCC alumna Lina Girl, new programs and degrees, student services, dinner and child care – all for free. Call 235-7454.

Vision training
Signup deadline for the public is today for a class in “The Dr. Bates Method of Vision Training,” set for 9:45 a.m. April 24 in Hale Kuhina 106 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

April 18

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

Lanikai town hall
State Rep. Chris Lee sponsors a town hall meeting for Lanikai residents from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the park pavilion. Call 586-9450.

Tall tales
Storyteller Ben Moffat presents “Stories on Stilts and Other Tall Tales” at 10:30 a.m. at Kaneohe Library. Call 233-5676.

Jewelry show
New York-based jewelry designer Tiffany Chou has a spring trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fighting Eel, 629 Kailua Road. Call 738-9301.

April 19

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

Kailua Mustang signups
Kailua Mustangs Football and Cheer Association registers players ages 5-15 from 7 to 9 tonight at Kailua District Park (Jr. PeeWees) and 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.

Fresh poi
Kako’o ‘Oiwi plans to fill 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.

April 20

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.

Earth Day at the mall
Several groups share information on Earth Day issues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Mall center court on the theme “Ka Maka o Kaloli Aniau (The Face of Climate Change). Also planned: live music by Taimane Gardner at 1 p.m., crafts and keiki activities. Call 235-1143.

Artist Elizabeth York leads a watercolor workshop at 9 a.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, sponsored by Windward Artists Guild. Fee is $25 and includes a prepared canvas. Bring favorite media, tools and brushes. Email sherreemckellar@hawaii.rr.com or call 375-9643.

Star party
Windward Arts Council and Jacquie Maly host a Star Party at Windward Community College, beginning with wine and cheese at 6 p.m. in Hokulani Imaginarium, then the full-dome planetarium show, “Mauna-kea – Between Earth and Sky,” at 7 followed by dessert and coffee at the nearby observatory. Tickets cost $25. Call 254-4885.

Beach cleanups
Plastic Free Hawaii, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Kokua Hawaii Foundation sponsor an Earth Day beach cleanup from 9:30 to 11:45 p.m. from Pyramid Rock to Sandy Beach, followed by a party for volunteers from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Sea Life Park ($5). Email info@sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org.

TCS gala
Trinity Christian School sponsors a gala benefit dinner, silent auction and entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. at Koolau Ballrooms. Tickets cost $85 per person. Call 262-8501, ext. 100.

Marsh help
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi volunteers help restore Na Pohaku o Hauwahine in Kawainui Marsh from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call 263-8008 or visit ahahui.word-press.com.

Heeia workday
Papahana Kuaola and Hui o Ko’olaupoko lead a community workday in upper Heeia Stream from 8 to 11 a.m., meeting first at 46-403 Haiku Road. Call 381-7694 or 381-7202.

Lehua Kalima of Na Leo performs at 4 p.m. in the free “Kanikapila in Kailua” series at the town center parking garage. Call 263-7073.

Hawaii Women’s Rodeo Association sponsors a jackpot rodeo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch. Call 216-7555.

Group healing
Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center leads a group healing, “Spring Cleaning, Sound Healing,” at 4 p.m. at its Aikahi Park Shopping Center headquarters. Suggested donation is $21. Call 291-6865.

Kailua basketball
Kailua Community Basketball League signs up players age 7-17 for season play from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today and April 27 at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion on Keolu Drive. Players should bring their birth certificates and health cards. Call 216-8103.

Junior basketball
Windward National Junior Basketball League signs up players from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and April 27 at Enchanted Lake Community Park pavilion. Call Cy at 721-5116.

Classic cars
East End Hot Rod Club has a classic car show from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Macy’s parking lot at Windward Mall. Call 235-1143.

April 21

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Kailua United Methodist Church on Kailua Road. Call 848-4770.

Lanikai triathlon
The annual Lanikai Triathlon expects 400 athletes from 6:15 to 9 a.m. at Kailua Beach Park (swim), and on the roads of Kailua and Lanikai (run, bike). Call 223-2622.

Commuter cycling
Hawaii Bicycling League instructors conduct Commuter Cycling 101 from 9 to 11 a.m. today and May 18 at Whole Foods in Kailua, covering safe practices, cyc-list rights, rules of the road, equipment safety checks, lane positioning, practice drills and a group ride at 11 a.m. through the community. Space is limited. Call 735-5756 or visit hbl.org.

April 23

Piano music
Pianist Don Conover plays pop tunes in a free public show at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.


Movie night
Kaneohe Library will sponsor a family movie night at 6 p.m. April 24, featuring the animated film Wreck-it Ralph. Call 233-5676.

Administrative lunch
Koolau Ballrooms & Conference Center will host an Administrative Professionals Day prime rib buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. April 24 with entertainment at 12:30 p.m. by comedian Kaleo Pilanka and musician Cory Oliveros. Price is $42. Call 954-7000.

Star struck
Hokulani Imaginarium will present a “purely entertaining” show at 7 p.m. April 24 and June 26 featuring classic rock music by Led Zeppelin and “mind-blowing graphics in full-dome digital technology.” Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Arts and ceramics
Registration is being accepted now for spring and summer classes in art and ceramics in Kailua for first-graders and up. Call 261-4484.

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

Castle Medical Center will sponsor an Eat Well for Life cooking demonstration on “Bountiful Beans” at 6 p.m. April 25 in the Wellness Center auditorium, featuring the tasty and budget-friendly merits of three kinds of beans. Fee is $20, $15 or $10, and reservations are requested two days in advance to 263-5400.

Lei making
The following Windward parks will have lei-making workshops: Enchanted Lake Community Park, 2-5:30 p.m. April 26 (266-7665), Kailua District Park, 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 27 (266-7652) and Ahuimanu Community Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28, 2-6 p.m. April 29; and April 30 at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. (239-6594).

Lawn care
Milkern Landscaping & Nursery will have a free workshop on lawn care at 10 a.m. April 27 at its Waimanalo nursery, 41-639 Kaulukanu St. Students also get a 10-percent discount on purchases that day. Call 396-6595.

Father-daughter dance
Huakailani School for Girls will host a father-daughter dance from 6 to 8 p.m. April 27 at Pali Golf Course Ballroom. Admission is $65 per couple (girls ages 4 to 13) and $25 more for each additional girl. Call 263-2020.

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