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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

March 28

OHA meeting
OHA’s In the Community Program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ka Ho’oilina Na Kuhio community center in Waimanalo, 41-253 Ilauhole St. Call 594-0232.

Making poi
To mark National Agriculture Month, Daniel Anthony of Mana Ai presents “Cooking and Poi Pounding” between 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Windward Mall farmers market. Call 235-1143.

March 29

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BYUH Ballroom in Laie. Call 845-9966.

March 30

CPAC musical
Castle Performing Arts Center presents Cole Porter’s Anything Goes at 7:30 tonight and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday in Ron Bright Theatre. Call 233-5626.

Fun run deadline
Deadline is today for early entries to the Kalaheo High Spirit 5K run/walk, set for 7:30 a.m. April 14 at Kailua Beach Park. After today, fees go up and T-shirts are not guaranteed. Proceeds go to Project Grad. Visit active.com or call John at 589-6695.

Watercolor show
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery has water-colors by Kaneohe artist Jeanne Snell through today in “Celebrating Nature Through Art.” Call 489-0421 or 233-7323.

Enchanted Lake imu
Deadline is today to mail in orders for Enchanted Lake Elementary’s benefit imu roast, set for April 6-7. Call 263-1411, ext. 236.

Health expo
Kahaluu Elementary has a Healthy Living Expo from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria with food, recipes, fitness and fun, plus exhibits from Soul Trex, KEY Project and doTERRA Essential Oils, and demonstrations by Kehau Kimokeo, Hot Hula Fitness and more. Call 239-3100.

Haiku music
The Kaala Boys play from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku. Next up is Hawaii Loa April 6. Call 247-6671.

March 31

Taro patch help
Kaneohe Police Activities League seeks volunteers age 7 to 16 to help work in the Kako’o ‘Oiwi lo’i on Saturday mornings, weather permitting. Workers regularly assist at the project, located by the Heeia long bridge. For details, call Auntie Alice at 722-2426.

Hotoke ceremony
Former students of Kailua High choir director Shigeru Hotoke dedicate the school music building in his memory with a plaque and program at 10 a.m. RSVP to dewbabyack@hawaii.rr.com.

A power-point presentation, “Remembering Kalaupapa,” begins at 1 p.m. in Gallery ‘Iolani, covering efforts by families to reconnect to their Kalaupapa ancestors. The program and discussion are part of Wayne Levin’s photo exhibit, which closes Sunday with a ceremony from 2 to 4 p.m. It features a celebration of the life of the late Kalaupapa resident, Richard Marks. Call 236-9150.

Kailua AYSO signups
Kailua AYSO registers players (born between Aug. 1, 1993 and July 31, 2007) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and April 14 at Kailua High 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. New players should bring birth certificates. Call 262-2976 or go to kailuaayso.com.

Paliku arts
Paliku Arts Festival has hands-on art, workshops, entertainment, food and much more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in and around Paliku Theatre at WCC. Call 235-7374.

Bunnies, eggs
Kailua Library hosts “Bunny Barn: Rabbit Petting Zoo and Garden-friendly Worm Farm” at 10:30 a.m. with Zac Johnson, owner of Zac’s Rabbitry. At 10:30 a.m. April 4, it’s “Easter Storytime and Egg Hunt” for ages 3 and up. Call 266-9911.

Kalaheo High School hosts a Zumba-thon from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the gym to benefit Project Grad and the girls softball and water polo teams. Donation is $10. Call 351-4584.

Keiki swap meet
The Kahaluu Keiki Swap Meet is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kahaluu Elementary cafeteria on Waihee Road, offering student booths with clothing, baby items, furniture, cook-ware, plants, collectables, toys and more. Call 239-3100.

Rummage sale
Kainalu Little League has a benefit rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 445-A Ulupaina St. Call 206-0949.

Service learning
Youth Services Hawaii has a Learning Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Windward Mall with demonstrations and exhibits showing what keiki are doing to help their communities. Call 235-1143.

Home ownership
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity hosts an information meeting on home ownership for cash-strapped families at 11:30 a.m. at 41-124 Nalu St. in Waimanalo. Staff will discuss how to take the first step: rebuilding in partnership with HHH. Call 538-7070.

Basketball clinics
Kailua Community Basketball League registers players for spring skills clinics from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today, April 7 and 14 at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion on Keolu Drive. Bring copy of birth certificate and medical insurance card. Call 216-8103.

April 1

Palm Sunday
Windward United Church of Christ has a Palm Sunday procession and worship at 8:50 a.m. at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. All are welcome. Coming up April 5 is Maundy Thursday soup supper at 6 and Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Call 254-3802.

Pinewood derby
Cub Scout Pack 117 (Kahaluu/Ahuimanu) stages its Pinewood Derby from 11 a.. to 1 p.m. at Windward Mall, along with two other packs with support from Soul Trex.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to noon at Kailua Town Center. Call 845-9966.

Film night
Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort screens Dane Neves Shorts (four of them) with director Dane Neves at 7 tonight. Admission is $10, $8 and $5. Call 436-4326.

April 2

Kailua imu deadline
Mail-in deadline is today for Kailua High’s benefit imu roast April 6-7. Call 728-7389.

Holmes scholars
Deadline is today to submit applications for Holmes Memorial Fund scholarships at Windward United Church of Christ for local high school graduates. Call 254-3802.

Folk dance course
American Folk Dance classes begin at 3 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Teacher Yona Chock will cover colonial to contemporary styles, including square dancing. Wear safe shoes (for carpet). Advance registration is required for the free public classes, which meet on Mondays for eight weeks. Call 234-5262.

April 3

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

Hawaii Education of the Arts, a Kailua-based youth program, entertains at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. The public is welcome. Call 235-5025.


Shiatsu and acupressure
WCC will offer four classes in Shiatsu and Acupressure for Self-Help starting at 9:45 p.m. April 4 in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9 per class, and pre-registration is required at 235-7433.

Rarick talk
Local surfing legend Randy Rarick will talk story with the crowd at Surfer the Bar at 8 p.m. April, 4 at Turtle Bay Resort. Doors open at 6, and a $5 donation will go to charity. Call 293-6000,

Cancer-fighting food
Castle Medical Center will present “Eat Well for Life: Colorful High-fiber Choices for Cancer Prevention” at 11:30 a.m. April 5 in the Wellness auditorium. Fee is $20 per couple, $15 per person or $10 for seniors and students; sign up by April 3 at 263-5400.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have drives from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 in Hale Akoakoa at WCC, and 7 a.m.-noon April 7 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 845-9966.

Neighborhood boards
Kailua Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. April 5 at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

HPU play
Hawaii Pacific University Theatre will present The Importance of Being Earnest April 6-May 6 at Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on its Hawaii Loa campus. Tickets are $25, $15 for seniors, military, students and HPU faculty and $5 for HPU students. Reservations recommended. Call 375-1282.

Shambhala Meditation Center will have a weekend course in “Time Space and Knowledge” with Bob Paternak from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 8 at its Aikahi Park Shopping Center headquarters. Fee is $200 for the weekend, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Call 343-0334.

Soccer registration
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 benefit
Trinity Christian School will have its spring gala from 5 to 10 p.m. April 14 at Koolau Ballrooms. Tickets start at $65 per person. Email springgala@tcskailua. net.

AARP tax help
AARP volunteers will 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 at Kahuku Library. Call 293-8935.

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