What’s Up in Windward Oahu

May 15

Broadway at mall
Castle Performing Arts Center students sing and dance to Broadway hits from 6 to 7 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

Alzheimer’s talk
Steve Balke, doctor of science and nutritional biochemistry, discusses “A nutritional approach to Alzheimer’s disease” at 6 p.m. at Castle Medical Center. Call 263-5400.

Give it fresh
Windward Unity Church seeks volunteers to help with Give It Fresh Day from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Windward Mall farmers market and after 4:30 p.m. at the Kailua Thursday Night Farmers Market. Call 262-6731.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Le Jardin Academy. Call 848-4770.

Chi Kung exercise
Signup deadline is today for a class in “Chi Kung Exercises for Health,” set for 9:45 a.m. May 22 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

May 16

Hanauma Bay Education Program has a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the park theater on “Managing Interdependent Resources Together: The Case of Groundwater and Kiawe” by Kim Burnett of the UH Economic Research Organization. Call 397-5840.

Book study
Windward Unity Church conducts The Way of Mastery book study at 3 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has an air-layering class at 10 a.m. Call 233-7323.

Chemical farming
KEY Project hosts the premiere of the documentary Molokai Mom on a Mission: Standing Up to GMOs at 7 p.m. at 47-200 Waihee Road, followed by a talk with Mercy Ritte, her ohana and special guests. The film is “one mother’s call to action to address chemically intensive agricultural practices in her community.” RSVP to 808-652-5286 for the free dinner count (served at 6:30).

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

May 17

Scenic art
A reception is set for 5 to 9 tonight at Morning Brew Cafe for an exhibit of paintings by Kailua native Peter Kowalke. Proceeds support trips by Hawaii equestrians to mainland competitions. The show runs through Aug. 15 in Kailua Shopping Center, featuring scenes from Ho’omaluhia and the ranches of Maunawili and Waimanalo. Call 262-7770.

Lanikai Mortgage Players’ spring play, The Silverado Kid, or Never Fake It in a Gunfight, is at 8 p.m. today through Sunday and May 24-26 in the park pavilion, followed by an olio. Call 262-5482 for tickets.

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 plans to fill orders for fresh poi from its Heeia lo’i at $5 per half-pound container of pa’i’ai or one-pound bag of poi today for those who reserve by noon one day in advance at info@kakoooiwi.org. The group also has workdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month.

May 18

Keiki canoe race
Lanikai Canoe Club sponsors its 17th annual George Perry Memorial Keiki Race at 7 a.m. at Kailua Beach Park, offering 21 events. Go to lanikaicanoeclub.org.

Chicken sale
Parker United Methodist Church has its annual chicken sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 45-211 Waikalua Road. Whole chickens cost $9 each. Also for sale are lunch plates, Spam musubi and baked goods. Call 247-3250.

Heeia stream help
Volunteers with Hui o Ko’olaupoko help clear and restore Heeia Stream from 8 to 11 a.m. Call 381-7202.

Ballet recitals
The Kailua-based Mavis Tracy Ballet School has its spring recitals at 4 p.m today and 2 p.m. Saturday at Paliku Theatre, marking 53 years of training and performing. Tickets cost $17 and $14 (ages 4 to 18) at the door. Call 375-1498.

Basketball demo
Kalakaua Basketball Clinic players demonstrate ball-handling skills they’ve learned at 11:30 a.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

Bamboo secrets
Mulkern Nursery offers a free workshop at 10 a.m. on “Bamboo 101” at its Waimanalo site, 41-639 Kaulukanu St. Call 396-6595.

Hawaii Women’s Rodeo Association sponsors a rodeo at 10 a.m. at DK Ranch in Waimanalo, 41-1801 Kalanianaole Hwy. Call 216-7555.

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

Commuter cycling
Hawaii Bicycling League teaches Commuter Cycling 101 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Whole Foods Kailua. Topics are safe practices, cyclist rights, rules of the road, equipment safety checks, lane positioning and more. Included are practice drills outside and a group ride at 11 a.m. through the community. To register, call 735-5756 or visit hbl.org.

May 19

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau. Call 848-4770.

Likeke hike
The Sierra Club leads a 7-mile hike on Likeke Loop, meeting at 8:15 a.m. in the First Hawaiian Bank parking area at Windward City Shopping Center. Email hawaii.chapter@sierraclub.org.

Hula in Kailua
Castle Foundation presents “I Love Hula in Kailua” at 3 p.m. at Kailua Town Center with kumu hula Donna Sylvester and Halau Hula Aloha ‘O Pu’uwailani. Call 263-7073.

Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center founder Dean Nelson leads “Becoming a Connoisseur of Happiness” classes at 9 a.m. today and May 26 in the Aikahi Park Shopping Center courtyard. The June 2 class is at Kailua Beach. Call 343-0089.

May 20

Windward Unity Church offers “Bible Overview: Christian Scriptures” at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

Ohana food
Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free food for qualified individuals from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project. Call 239-5744.

May 21

Chamber music
The Moffitt Trio plays chamber music at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani. Call 235-5025.

Renaissance fair
Kahuku Library has a Renaissance Faire by Kahuku Intermediate students at 6 p.m. with art, music, activities and refreshments. Call 293-8935.

Nature hour
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts its Pre-School Nature Hour at 10:30 a.m. on the theme “Flowers and Bees.” Bring lunch, walking shoes, bug spray and parents. Call 233-7323.