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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

August 14

Kahaluu board meets
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 768-3710.

Kawainui update
State officials conduct a public information meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Kawainui-Hamakua Marsh Complex Master Plan in Le Jardin Academy’s Wang Auditorium. Staff from the DLNR will update residents and seek public comment on project alternatives now being considered. Visit hhf.com/kawainui/index.html .

Cooking classes
Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Care System conducts healthy cooking classes at 11 a.m. today and Aug. 28, and Sept. 11 and 25 at the Hawaiian Homestead community center, 41-253 Ilauhole St. in Waimanalo. To register and obtain recipes and ingredient assignments, call Ka’imaile at 848-8000.

Pool party
Kailua Complex hosts a “Fun After 55” pool party from 9 a.m. to noon at Kailua District Park pool. Call Bert at 266-7655.

Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. on the WCC campus. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Feldenkrais method
Windward Unity Church offers a new class in the Feldenkrais Method (reconnecting with natural abilities) at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

August 15

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

Endangered coral
Topic of tonight’s free Hanauma Nature Preserve lecture is “The Potential Listing of Hawaii Corals as Endangered Species” with NOAA’s Chelsey Young at 6:30 in the park’s Cynthia M. Bond Memorial Theater. Call 397-5840.

Castle parents
Castle High School sponsors a Sophomore Parents Night at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria with dinner and information. Call 233-5600.

Scenic art
The paintings of Kailua native Peter Kowalke are on view until today at Morning Brew Cafe at Kailua Shopping Center. Some sales proceeds will support Hawaii’s equestrian riders on trips to Mainland competitions. Call 262-7770.

August 16

Safe car seats
Castle Medical Center conducts keiki car seat safety inspections from 3 to 6 p.m. Call 263-5400 for an appointment.

Lions lau lau
Kahaluu Lions Club sells its homemade lau lau for $3.75 each from 8 to 11 a.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Proceeds support the club’s community service projects. Call 778-9787 or 239-8623.

Hamakua music
The Saloon Pilots bring bluegrass sounds to Big City Diner Kailua from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Copies of their debut CD also are available. Call 263-8880.

Hoolai music
Kailua Town Pub presents the rock band 11th Hour from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at 26 Hoolai St.; age 21 and older only, no cover charge. Call 347-1323.

Holiday closures
All public schools and libraries are closed today in observance of Statehood Day.

Water wells benefit
Windward Church of the Nazarene hosts a concert and silent auction from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Bay View Golf Park for its water wells project in Africa. The event also includes Spam musubi, chili, baked goods and drinks. Admission is $5, $4 and $2. Call 235-8787.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

August 17

Riding benefit
Manawale’a Riding Center sponsors “Where the Magic Starts,” an annual benefit from noon to 7 p.m. at 41-170A Waikupanaha St. in Waimanalo with food, activities, entertainment and horseback riding. Call 352-1523.

Family Promise run
Family Promise of Hawaii sponsors a 5K Family Fun Run through Kailua town starting at 7 a.m. at Kailua District Park. To sign up, call 262-7478 or visit active.com/familypromise.

Heeia workday
Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers work from 8 to 11 a.m. on the Heeia Stream Restoration Project on upper Haiku Road. RSVP to nalani@hui-hawaii.org.

Drum circle
Windward Unity Church hosts a community drum circle for all ages at 7 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

Windward Oahu’s own Kapena entertains at 4 p.m. in the Kailua Town Center parking garage for the monthly Kanikapila in Kailua. Call 263-7073.

August 18

Yoga class
Yoga Adventure Hawaii has a Master Flow yoga class from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Michael Graney and Amanda Webster at The Roof in Kailua, 167 Hamakua Drive (second floor). Call 356-9618 or email yogaadventurehawaii@gmail.com.

Waimanalo polo
Honolulu Polo Club players are in action at 3 p.m. on the Waimanalo polo field with the Care Hawaii League. Admission is $5, and gates open at 1 p.m. Call 396-0494.

August 19

Ohana food
Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free food on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified individuals and families from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 239-5744.

Windward Unity Church offers a Life of Prayer class at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

August 20

Preschool nature
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has its monthly Preschool Nature Hour at 10:30 a.m. with activities and a hike on the theme “Fruits.” Bring lunch, walking shoes, bug repellent, rain gear and a parent. Call 233-7323.

Herbs and oils
Windward Unity Church conducts the class, “Exploring the Energies of Herbs and Oils,” at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.


Parents Inc. will present a free parent workshop at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Ben Parker Elementary, with childcare provided. Topic is “You’re Talking. Are They Listening?” To register, call 235-7747.

Cool foods
Eileen Towata will lead an Eat Well for Life series class in “Chill Out with Cool Foods” (for hot days) at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at Castle hospital’s wellness center. Fee is $10 and registration is due two days ahead of class. Call 263-5400.

Health films
Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Care System will screen free health documentaries at noon Aug. 23 (Super Size Me) and Aug. 30 (Fat Sick & Nearly Dead) at Kahuku Hospital. To register, call 232-2222.

Bluegrass music
The Saloon Pilots will entertain bluegrass style from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Haleiwa Joe’s in Kaneohe. Call 247-6671.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 and “Led Zeppelin” at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 on the WCC campus. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Pau hana concert
Windward Mall will present its Pau Hana concert featuring Amy Hanai’ali’i at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at center court. Call 235-1143.

Kahuku music
Grammy award-winner Peter Rowan performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 293-8821.

Kamaaina dinner
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club will honor its 2013 Distinguished Kama’aina from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 at Bayview Golf Course, featuring entertainment, a silent auction and honors to Frank Hewett, Mike McCartney and Charles Toguchi. Tickets cost $30. Call 235-8111.

Kailua 1973 reunion
Kailua High’s Class of 1973 will have a reunion party Aug. 24 at Mid-Pac Country Club, and classmates are asked to RSVP by Aug. 15 to Louanna at 497-2956. A Vegas reunion also is planned for Oct. 18 at Main Street hotel and casino (RSVP by Sept. 30 to Louanna).