What’s Up In Windward Oahu

July 17

Crime meeting
District 4 Community Policing Team conducts a meeting with residents on forming Neighborhood Security Watches to combat crime at 6:45 p.m. at Kailua District Park multipurpose room. Call 723-8874 or email gminton@honolulu.gov.

Summer fun finales
Waimanalo Beach Park presents its free Summer Fun finale at 6 tonight, and Waimanalo District Park has its finale at 6 p.m. Thursday. Call 259-8926.

Windward Unity Church begins an 11-week series, Compassionate Communication & Practice Group, at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Caregiver help
Ohana Caregivers meet at 9 a.m. at Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center in Kaneohe. Call 234-2207.

Healing powers
Signup deadline for the public is today for a class in “Reducing Stress Using Your Mind and Breath,” set for 9:45 a.m. July 24 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church on Haiku Road. Call 848-4770.

Kalaheo packets
Kalaheo High School students pick up their schedule packets from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the school gym. Call 254-7900.

Retirement seminar
Ameriprise Financial presents a free “power hour” seminar at 5:30 p.m. on retirement plans for small business at 454 Uluniu St. #108. Dwight “Skip” Hill of Hicks Pension Group will present the topic. Call 540-2020.

July 18

‘Mermaid’ musical
Hawaii Education for the Arts presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. at 7 tonight, Saturday and July 26-27, and 2 p.m. Saturday and July 27 at Paliku Theatre. Tickets cost $20 to $10 at showtix4u.com or at 387-4355.

Weirdos band
Random Weirdos, a Kailua band whose members are age 9 to 12, are set to rock at 5:30 tonight and July 25 at the Kailua Thursday Night Farmers Market, near Kealoha’s Hawaiian Food. Call 255-7040.

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Education Center has a free public lecture on “Community Ecology of Mesophotic Coral Reef Ecosystems” at 6:30 p.m. in the park theater with HPU oceanography professor Samuel Kahng. Call 397-5840.

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

July 19

Family night
Kailua Parks Complex sponsors a Family Fun Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call Bert at 266-7655.

Bluegrass music
The Saloon Pilots entertain bluegrass-style from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua on Hekili Street. Call 263-8880.

‘Dragonfly’ play
Paliku Academy of Performing Arts presents the local musical On Dragonfly Wings at 7 p.m. today, Saturday and July 26-27, and 2 p.m. Sunday and July 28 at Ron Bright Theatre at Castle High School. Tickets cost $20, $15 and $10 and can be ordered at showtix4u.com. Call 383-6765.

Wounded warriors
Manawalea Riding Center hosts a Wounded Warrior family fun day from 1 to 4 p.m. at 41-170A Waikupanaha St., and all military families are welcome to attend and learn more about the Waimanalo center’s program. Call 352-1523.

Seabird restoration
Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks and the state DLNR conduct seabird habitat restoration work today in Kailua Bay. Volunteer space is limited; call 262-2555.

Fresh poi
Kako’o ‘Oiwi plans to fill orders today for fresh poi from its Heeia lo’i at $5 per half-pound container of pa’i’ai or 1-pound bag of poi for those who reserve by noon July 17 at info@kakoooiwi.org. The group also conducts community workdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month.

July 20

Castle Foundation sponsors a free Kanikapila featuring the Rev. Dennis Kamakahi at 4 p.m. in the town center parking garage behind Longs. Call 263-7073.

Recycling drive
KEY Project hosts a Going Green recycling drive for all kinds of items and metal from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kahaluu Regional Park on Waihee Road. Call 291-6151 or 239-5777.

Hula footage
Hula Preservation Society presents “Na Makua Mahalo ‘Ia,” featuring rare footage of 1980s hula masters, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Polynesian Cultural Center’s Hukilau Theatre (IMAX). RSVP by July 15 to 247-9440 or to workshops@hulapreservation.org.

Food classes
Whole Foods Market Kailua makes grilled sandwiches at 11:30 a.m. at its free “Keiki in the Kitchen” class, and marketing supervisor and cookbook author Dabney Gough will show how to make ice cream from scratch at 3 p.m. July 25. To RSVP, call 258-3943 or email sp.kao.marketing@whole-foods.com.

Restoring streams
Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers work from 8 to 11 a.m. today at Heeia Stream and 8 a.m. to noon July 27 at Hakipuu Stream to help restore the stream beds and remove invasive species. RSVP to 381-7202 or nalani@huihawaii.org.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

July 21

Men’s tennis doubles
Kailua Racquet Club hosts its 43rd annual Blue Moon Men’s Night Doubles today through Aug. 3 at the Oneawa Street club, with matches set for 6 and 7:30 nightly. Spectators are welcome. Call 262-2057.

Nature walk
The Menehune Marchers plan a nature walk from 9 a.m. to noon at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Call 261-3583.

Waimanalo polo
Honolulu Polo Club hosts the Kaouru Kiwi Challenge today, the Women’s Challenge Cup July 28 and the Imai Samurai Cup Aug. 4 on the Waimanalo field. Matches are held at 3 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. 27. Call 396-0494.

HPU mixed media
Hawaii Pacific University’s Windward gallery opens a new exhibit today, running through Sept. 13. “Posturban Planning” features the mixed media art of Maya Portner in labyrinth style. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 544-0228.

July 22

Feldenkrais class
Windward Unity Church begins a 5-week series on the Feldenkrais Method at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

July 23

Pill management
Pharmacists share tips on medication management and the new health care law at 1:30 p.m. in Castle Wellness Center auditorium. Participants are urged to bring their medications to the session. Call 263-5400.

Windward Unity Church begins a 12-week series on “You Have the Leading Role” at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.


Healing powers
Signup deadline for the public will be July 24 for a class in “Revitalization Using Your Mind and Breath,” set for 9:45 a.m. July 31 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

Making salads
Castle Wellness Center will celebrate salads with a cooking class by Eileen Towata at 6 p.m. July 25, featuring beans and grains. Fee is $10, which includes taste samples and written recipes. Reservations are due two days in advance at 263-5400.