What’s Up in Windward Oahu

June 19

Weight loss
Dr. Steven Fowler and staff present a free seminar on weight-loss surgery at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellness auditorium at Castle Medical Center. Register two days in advance at 263-5400.

Farm benefit
Whole Foods Kailua donates 5 percent of its sales proceeds today to Mohala Farms in Waialua to help pay for its new commercial kitchen for its youth education programs. Call 258-3943.

Chi Kung healing
Signup deadline for the public is today for a Chi Kung class in “Essential Chi Kung Exercises,” set for 9:45 a.m. June 26 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

June 20

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

Fishy talk
Hanauma Bay Education Center presents a free public lecture on “Healthy Nearshore Marine Ecosystems, Abundant Fish Populations and Seafood Security in Hawaii” at 6:30 p.m. in the park theater. Call 397-5840.

Carolyn Sawai leads yoga classes for stress relief at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kaneohe District Park. Fee is $2 per class. Call 381-6380.

Ronald Reads
McDonald’s Restaurants sponsors “Book Time with Ronald McDonald” at 10:30 a.m. at Waimanalo Library (259-2610) and 10:30 a.m. July 3 at Kailua Library (266-9911).

Musubi man
Honolulu Theatre for Youth performs Musubi Man – adapted by Lee Cataluna from Gingerbread Man – at 10 a.m. today at Kahuku Library (293-8935) and 10:30 a.m. June 27 at Waimanalo Library (259-2610).

Kaneohe Library hosts Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. today and June 27. Call 233-5674.

June 21

The first Full Moon Concert of the season runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Kailua District Park, featuring the Saloon Pilots (6 p.m.), Ledward Kaapana and Mike Kaawa. Food trucks are at the free public event, with donations welcome to Hui o Ko’olaupoko. Visit kailuafullmoonconcerts.com.

Kailua blues
Blues vocalist/guitarist J.P. Smoketrain invites seasoned musicians to sit in with him from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays at Los Garcia’s Restaurant on Oneawa Street. Call 261-0306.

Parade entries
Applications are due today to march in the Kailua July 4 parade. Call Kailua Chamber of Commerce at 261-7997.

The Wiz
New Hope Oahu’s Youth Performing Arts Center presents the musical The Wiz at 7 tonight, June 22, 28, 29, July 5 and 6; and at 4 p.m. June 23, 30 and July 7 at Paliku Theatre. Tickets cost $15 and $20. Call 842-4242.

The Saloon Pilots (see above item) play bluegrass music 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 conducts community workdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month.

June 22

Walk with Doc
Dr. Sonny Wong of Windward Heart Center leads a 40-minute walk in the neighborhood, starting at 8 a.m. from Whole Foods Kailua (parking lot side). The group then returns to the market for blood pressure checks and a heart health talk. Call 261-2441.

Jackpot rodeo
Hawaii Women’s Rodeo Association sponsors a jackpot rodeo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch, featuring barrel racing, pole-bending and more by cow-girls and cowboys. The event and parking are free to spectators. Call 216-7555.

Penn power launch
BJ Penn introduces the Solar Consultants Power Panel today at Windward Mall. The kiosk is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this “pre-launch” of a new solar panel in Hawaii. Some proceeds from each competed project will go to Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation. Call 861-0024.

Pruning basics
Mulkern Nursery sponsors a free workshop at 10 a.m. on “Pruning” at its Waimanalo site, 41-639 Kaulukanu St. Call 396-6595.

Castle Foundation presents Kanikapila in Kailua at 4 p.m. in the town center parking garage featuring Holunape. Call 263-6800.

Fishpond fishing
Heeia Fishpond hosts a Family Fishing Day (for pond predators) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and July 2 and 29 and Aug. 3. Fee is $10 and bring your own pole. To reserve a space, call 236-6178.

Bamboo seminar
Geobunga conducts a free seminar on Bamboo Fencing and Accents at 2 p.m. at its Waimanalo nursery, 41-829 Kakaina St. RSVP to 422-4567.

Hakipuu stream help
Hakipuu Stream Restoration volunteers work from 8 a.m. to noon to repair and restore the stream. Additional weekday work is available. Call 381-7202.

Writing retreat
Lillian Cunningham leads a writing retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Aug. 24 and Sept. 19 for aspiring writers over age 16 in Hale Akoakoa 107-109 at Windward Community College. Fee is $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Bring sack lunch and mug for beverage.

Basketball signups
Windward National Junior Basketball conducts registration today and each Saturday this month for players age 8-15 – from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Kaneohe District Park lounge and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion. Call Cy at 721-5116 or John at 225-6644 or email cyp@hawaii.rr.com.

Garage sale
Kaneohe Congregational Church hosts a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 45-660 Uhilehua Place in Kaneohe. Proceeds will raise funds for a youth group to travel to Kalaupapa this summer to clear invasive plants and restore native ones. Call 235-2764.

Live music
Mo Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill in Kaneohe hosts live music starting at 9 p.m. Call 234-6656.

June 23

Malcolm Yorkston of Hawaiian Rainbow Bees talks story about his business from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Whole Foods Kailua. Call 258-3943.

June 24

Baby stories
Kaneohe Library presents Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Call 233-5674.

Bible school
Christ Church Uniting sponsors Vacation Bible School for children in grades K-5 from 9 a.m. to noon, today through June 28 at 1300 Kailua Road. Call 262-6911.

Waimanalo football
Waimanalo Pop Warner football registers players from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Waimanalo Gym for Pee Wees, Jr. Pee Wees and Mighty Mites. Call Jeremiah at 306-9502 or visit waimanalowarriors.com.

June 25

Gospel music
The Samoan Gospel Heralds “sing out for the Lord” at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 436-4578.

Music time
Kaneohe Library hosts Preschool Music Time with Debbie Saggers at 10:15 a.m. today and July 2. Call 233-5674.


Movie night
Kaneohe Library will screen the animated film Up! at 6 p.m. June 26. Call 233-5674.

Chi Kung healing
Signup deadline for the public is June 26 for a Chi Kung class in “Chi in Your Hands with Chi Kung,” set for 9:45 a.m. July 3 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

Castle Medical Center will offer a free “Healthy Pregnancy” class to couples at 5 p.m. June 26. Call 263-5400.

Star struck
Hokulani Imaginarium will present a “purely entertaining” program at 7 p.m. June 26 featuring classic rock music by Led Zeppelin and “mind-blowing graphics in full-dome digital technology”; and “Perfect Little Planet” (following the adventures of a family of space aliens seeking the perfect vacation spot in our solar system) at 7 p.m. June 28. Admission to either program is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Kaneohe Library will host a Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. June 27. Call 233-5674.

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