What’s Up in Windward Oahu

May 1

Birth classes Castle Medical Center has six classes and two ongoing programs in May to assist new and expectant parents. For details, call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Teen art show Kailua High artists have their work on view now through May 12 at Morning Brew. Call 262-7770.

Book sale Friends of Kaneohe Library launch their May book sale today, with half-off discounts on books, DVDs, CDs and more to all military families with ID. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays; 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays; and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 233-5676.

Vision training Signup deadline for the public is today for a class in “Brain Gym for Eye Health,” set for 9:45 a.m. May 8 in WCC’s Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

May 2

Caregivers The Caregiver Foundation sponsors a caregiver support group from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau. Call 625-3782.

Kailua board meets Kailua Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

HPU drama Curtain goes up at 7:30 tonight, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and final show at 4 p.m. Sunday for HPU’s Hedda Gabler in Paul and Vi Loo Theatre at Hawaii Loa. Tickets cost $20, $15 and $5. Call 375-1282.

May 3

Country fair St. John Vianney School students host Country Fair Kanikapila from 5 to 10 p.m.with favorite local foods, beer and wine tent, games, raffle drawings and entertainment by A Touch of Gold, Na Hoalaho, SJV Glee Club and Halau Ka Pa Hula O Ka Lei Hulu Hiwa. Hawaiian plate dinners cost $20 and must be ordered in advance at the office, 940 Keolu Drive. Call 261-4651.

Musical experience Windward Unity Church presents “a profound musical experience” with Richard Hite at 7 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

Fresh poi Kako’o ‘Oiwi plans to fill orders for fresh poi from its Heeia lo’i at $5 per half-pound today for those who reserve by noon a day in advance at info@kakoooiwi.org.

Piano concert Students of WCC piano instructor So Jin Kimura perform a free concert of selected pieces they’ve learned over the past semester at 7 p.m. at Paliku Theatre; also featuring the barbershop quartet HI-Q, led by WCC student Bryce-William Irvine. Call 235-7374.

May 4

Marsh tour Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi conducts a Native Plants of Kawainui tour at 8:30 a.m., led by Rick Barboza, to Ulupo Heiau, Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, Kawainui Park and Barboza’s Kaneohe nursery (tentative). Donation is $10. Call 263-8008.

Kailua basketball Kailua Basketball League registers players age 7-17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion. Bring copy of birth certificate and medical card. Call 216-8103, 352-1364 or 221-0553.

Lanikai crafts Lanikai Spring Craft Faire is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lanikai Park, with more than 100 vendors, unique wares, shave ice, food and Mother’s Day gifts. Proceeds support park maintenance. Call 554-7752.

Hawaiian home lands The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to discuss the future of its Oahu programs at an open house workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kalaheo High cafeteria. Call 620-9590.

Class of 1993 benefit The Castle High School class of 1993 sponsors a benefit at Aloha Tower’s Villa to support its October reunion trip in Las Vegas. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door. The event offers entertainment, raffles and ono pupus. For times and more details, call Jessie at 754-5035.

Pots and plants Ceramic artists and orchid growers unite for a Pots & Plants sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a Kaneohe home at 45-061 Kahanahou Place, featuring wheel-thrown and hand-made art, orchids and assorted plants, and related items from eight area artisans and growers. Call 383-9487.

May 5

Spring pot sale Windward Potters have a spring sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kailua Elementary cafeteria, selling functional pieces, sculptural and raku forms. Call 239-5045.

Art reception HPU gallery will host a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Hawaii Loa campus for its new exhibits, “Trophy” with artist Rachelle Dang and “Manifestation” with Hiroko Sakurai. Call 544-0228.

Holmes Sunday Windward United Church of Christ marks Holmes Sunday at 9 a.m. by honoring the memory of former pastor Jerome Holmes and his wife and awarding scholarships to Windward students. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

Kaneohe soccer Kaneohe AYSO registers players from 1 to 5 p.m. at Windward Mall. Visit kaneoheayso.org or call 235-2976.

Meditation Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center has free meditation from 9 to 11 a.m. at Kailua Beach next to the old concession stand. Meditation practice also happens at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. Sundays at the center on the second floor at Aikahi Park Shopping Center. Call 343-0089.

May 7

Piano music Pianist Allan Fisher plays popular tunes at 7 p.m. in a free show at Pohai Nani auditorium. The public is welcome. Call 235-5025.

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


Wastewater tunnel The city Department of Planning and Permitting will conduct a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. May 8 at Kaneohe Community and Senior Center on the permit required to build part of the Kaneohe/Kailua Waste-water Conveyance and Treatment Facilities Project – a 1,600-foot-long segment of the three-mile-long tunnel. Call planner Steve Tagawa at 768-8024. The center is located at 45-613 Puohala St.

Star struck Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. May 8 at Windward Community College. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

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