What’s Up in Windward Oahu
Artwork by Ben Parker Elementary and King Intermediate students is on view throughout March at the state Capitol, chamber level, and April will showcase Kailua High, Kailua Intermediate and Olomana School creations – courtesy of state Sen. Jill Tokuda. Call 587-7215.
The Hawaii Pacific University art gallery features an Ohana Exhibit by students, staff and alumni, including pastels and oils by Sophie Breton, now through April 27 on the Hawaii Loa campus. Call 544-0228.
To celebrate National Agriculture Month, Liko Kaluhiwa of Paepae o Heeia demonstrates “Hawaiian Foods in New Ways” between 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Windward Mall farmers market. Daniel Anthony of Mana Ai will present “Cooking and Poi Pounding” March 28. Call 235-1143.
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Castle High School library. Call 845-9966.
WCC’s chemistry department sponsors a forum on nutrient toxicology in “What’s Really in Your Food?” with Dr. Frank Williams at 1:30 p.m. in Hale ‘Imiloa 111. Call 236-9120.
AARP tax help
AARP volunteers assist low- to moderate-income people with basic tax preparation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 14 on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 293-8935.
Lanikai Mortgage Players holds tryouts for its spring melodrama, Hezekia’s Wives, or She’d Rather Be Dead than Wed at 7:30 p.m. at Shreve Theater in Lanikai Community Center. Director Jim Duca seeks a cast of four men and six women. Call 263-0965.
Positive Coaching Alliance presents a free workshop for coaches on how to assure a positive sports experience for children at 7 p.m. at King Intermediate. Call 233-7306 or 235-7747.
Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 tonight and April 27 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.
Ernest Chang’s piano students perform at 7 tonight, and the Carmen Haugen Quartet at 7 p.m. March 27 at Pohai Nani auditorium. The performances are free and open to the public. Call 235-5025.
‘Ohana Magic Live!’ opens at 7 p.m. in Koolau Magic Theater at Koolau Center with Mr. O, The Great Davidio and James Lee, who favors doves and card tricks in his performance. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children. For a $2 discount, call 239-6711 in advance. Pre-show magic outside the theater starts at 6 p.m.
Pena Boy plays music from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku. Next up are the Kaala Boys March 30. Call 247-6671.
Kaha garden help
Hui o Koolaupoko seeks volunteers for a work day at Kaha Garden from 8:30 a.m to noon in Kawainui Neighborhood Park, 750 Kaha St. Call 381-7202.
Kailua Community Basketball League registers players for spring skills clinics from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today and March 31, April 7 and 14 at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion on Keolu Drive. Bring copy of birth certificate and medical insurance card. Call Gary at 216-8103.
Ahuimanu Elementary School has a benefit rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a bake sale and car wash. Call 239-3125.
Lillian Cunningham leads a monthly writing retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hale ‘Akoakoa 107-109. Fee is $8 per session or $10 for walk-ins. Call 235-7433.
PA.R.E.N.T.S. sponsors a kickball tournament at 8:30 a.m. at Kaneohe District Park to promote awareness of the abuse and neglect of children. Teams of eight players are welcome. For fees and more details, call 235-0255 or visit hawaiiparents.org.
Castle Performing Arts Center presents the Cole Porter classic Anything Goes today through April 3 in Ron Bright Theatre. Obtain tickets with no fee at showtix4u.com or call 233-5626.
Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka has a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Jamba Juice at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, with Spam musubis, cupcakes and more.
Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer the Bar presents the Grammy award-winning rock band Switchfoot at 8 p.m. Call 293-6000 or purchase tickets at groovetickets.com, bampproject.com and Local Motion stores.
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 845-9966.
Windward Mall hosts a Motorcycle Madness & Custom Bike Show today and Sunday featuring hundreds of custom motorcycles and bicycles on display throughout the mall, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Meanwhile, Koolau Pets opens its Bunnyland today (through April 7), the Easter Bunny arrives to visit with keiki from 10 a.m. to noon in the Sears wing, and Little People Hawaii conducts an Easter cookie decorating craft activity. Call 235-1143.
The Aloha Bluegrass Band performs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Waimanalo Beach Cafe and Gallery. Dinner, dessert and coffee drinks are available, and donations are welcome for the music. Call 366-3656.
The Friends of Kailua High School sponsor the annual Surfriders 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m. at the high school, following a new “less hilly” route through Enchanted Lake.
Packet pickup is March 24. To sign up and for more information, go to active.com or call 225-2965.
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to noon at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive. Call 845-9966.
All area libraries are closed today in observance of Prince Kuhio Day. Call 831-6866.
Cooking class deadline
Deadline is today to register for “Eat Well for Life: Party Pupus,” set for 6:30 p.m. March 28 in Castle hospital’s Wellness Center. Chef Paul Onishi will share creative recipes for healthy and tasty party treats. Fee is $20 per couple, $15 per person or $10 for seniors and students with ID. Call 263-5400.
Family Movie Night features Dolphin Tale at 5:30 p.m. at Kahuku Library, complete with popcorn for all ages. Call 293-8935.
The OHA in the Community Program will be at Ka Ho’oilina Na Kuhio community center in Waimanalo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 (41-253 Ilauhole St.). Call 594-0232.
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery has water-colors by Windward artist Jeanne Snell in “Celebrating Nature Through Art,” on display through March 30. Call 489-0421 or 233-7323.
Kahaluu Elementary School will have a Healthy Living Expo from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 30 in the cafeteria food, recipes, fitness and fun; plus exhibits from Soul Trex, KEY Project and doTERRA Essential Oils; and demonstrations by Kehau Kimokeo and Hot Hula Fitness and more. Call 239-3100.
Three community groups will sponsor Family Activity Night from 6 to 8 p.m. March 30 at King Intermediate Gym. “The Inside Story: Your Amazing Body” involves solving a medical mystery with clues from a real skeleton, lungs, etc. plus games, videos, prizes and hands-on activities. Register by March 26 at 235-7747.
Kainalu Little League will have a benefit rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at 445-A Ulupaina St. Call 206-0949.
Kailua Library will present “Bunny Barn: Rabbit Petting Zoo and Garden-friendly Worm Farm” at 10:30 a.m. March 31 with Zac Johnson, owner of Zac’s Rabbitry. Call 266-9911.
Keiki swap meet
The Kahaluu Keiki Swap Meet will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 at Kahaluu Elementary School cafeteria on Waihee Road, offering student booths with clothing, baby items, furniture, cookware, plants, collectables, toys and more. Call 239-3100.
Kailua AYSO signups
The Kailua AYSO will register players (born between Aug. 1, 1993 and July 31, 2007) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 and April 14 at Kailua High School cafeteria; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 5 at Waimanalo District Park, and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 17 at Kailua High. Fee is $60. Bring birth certificate for new players. Call 262-2976 or go to kailuaayso.com.
Gallery ‘Iolani has Wayne Levin’s photos of Kalaupapa on exhibit through April 1 at Windward Community College. Call 236-9150. Holmes scholars Deadline is April 2 to submit applications for the annual Holmes Memorial Fund scholarships, sponsored by Windward United Church of Christ for local high school graduates. Call 254-3802.
Folk dance course
American Folk Dance classes will begin at 3 p.m April 2 at Pohai Nani auditorium, taught by Yona Chock and covering colonial to contemporary styles, including square dancing. Wear safe shoes (for carpet). Advance registration is required for the free public classes, which will meet on Mondays for eight weeks. Call 234-5262.
Shiatsu and acupressure
Windward Community College will have four classes in Shiatsu and Acupressure for Self-Help beginning at 9:45 p.m. April 4 in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9 per class, and pre-registration is required at 235-7433.
Kailua High and Enchanted Lake Elementary will both have benefit imu roasts April 6-7 on their respective campuses. Call 728-7389 (mail-in deadline April 2) for Kailua High; or 263-1411, ext. 236 (mail in by March 30) for Enchanted Lake. Fees and deadlines apply.
Kaneohe AYSO will register players ages 4 to 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. April 7 at Ben Parker Elementary School cafeteria, and also from 1 to 4 p.m. April 22 at Windward Mall center stage and from 1 to 4 p.m. May 3 at Ben Parker. Call 235-2976.
Trinity Christian School will host its annual spring gala from 5 to 10 p.m. April 14 at Koolau Ballrooms with cocktails, buffet dinner and a live auction. Tickets start at $65 per person. Email Stacy at email@example.com.
‘Nalo Farms presents a farmers market from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Windward Mall Wednesdays in the Macy’s wing, with more than 50 vendors. To inquire about spaces, call Wendy at 225-9835.
A new Mahiku Market is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at Kailua Elementary School with vendors selling food, crafts and art. Call 225-4002.
Sonny Doung’s Mahiku farmers market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, offering 60 vendor booths for shoppers at Ben Parker Elementary School. Call 225-4002.
Windward Open Market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Heeia State Park pavilion with local produce, flowers, plants, arts and crafts. A portion of proceeds benefit Kama’aina Kids’ Heeia Learning Center at the park. Vendor fee is $20 per booth, but the first time is free. Call Woody Barboza at 262-1111.
City open markets
The People’s Open Market sells produce on Thursdays in Windward Oahu – from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park; 9-10 a.m. at Kailua District Park; and 10:45-11:45 a.m. at Kaneohe District Park. Call 522-7088.
The Kailua Thursday Night Farmers Market is open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Kailua Town Center parking lot selling Hawaii-grown produce, food products and dinner plates from area restaurants. Call the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation at 848-2074.
Parents without Partners gives free line dance lessons from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Windward Mall center court, and at the Sears wing, lower level on the third Thursday. Call Phillis at 262-7441.
Aulea Swim Club welcomes new members age 7 to 18 with tryouts available at the Kailua District Park pool. Practice is held every weekday. Call 263-7946.
Hula Preservation Society sponsors workshops in Babywearing Hula (10 a.m., for new and pregnant moms) and Hula for Toddlers (9:30 a.m. with participating parents) at Hale Pulelehua studio in Windward Business Center, 46-020 Alaloa St. Call 247-9440.
Hale Pulelehua has Saturday classes in Tahitian for Keiki at 8:30 a.m. and Baby Mama Salsa at 10:30 a.m. at its studio at 46-020 Alaloa St., sponsored by the Hula Preservation Society. Call 247-9440.
Ho’omaika’i Hula Studio is enrolling new students of all ages for its weekly classes, held Monday and Wednesday nights at KEY Project on Waihee Road under kumu Shona Lam Ho. Call 728-8960.
Owner Becky Failla Zienkiewicz leads Stroller Strides classes from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Kailua Beach Park, and 8:45 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Kaneohe District Park. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet food drive
The Kaneohe PETCO store accepts unopened, unexpired dry pet food daily for the Hawaiian Humane Society to help owners afford to feed their dogs and cats. Call 356-2217.
Wellness Consultant and Resource Center offers integrated nutrition and fitness services in the Kailua Beach area. Call Joda at 220-4165.
Kehaulani Volhein leads Zumba fitness classes at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at Windward Family Wellness Center in Koolau Center; 4 p.m. Thursdays and 6 p.m. Fridays at Heeia State Park, and 10:30 a.m. on the last Sunday of the month at Windward YMCA. Go to zumbawithkehau.com.
Windward Mall offers 15 percent discounts at dozens of shops each Monday in a salute to military members and families. Call 235-1143.
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