What’s Up in Windward Oahu

August 21

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

August 22

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

August 23

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

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

Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 tonight 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 presents its Pau Hana concert featuring Amy Hanai’ali’i at 6:30 p.m. at center court. Call 235-1143.

August 24

Bluegrass show
Grammy-award winning musician Peter Rowan, whose career spans rock to bluegrass, performs at 8 p.m. at Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call Surf ‘n’ Sea, 293-8821.

Kamaaina dinner
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club honors its 2013 Distinguished Kama’aina from 5 to 9 p.m. 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 has a reunion party tonight 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).

Renowned bromeliad expert Sharon Peterson leads a free workshop on “The Versatile Bromeliad” at 9 a.m. at Sharon’s Plants, 41-614 Wakupanaha St. in Waimanalo. Call 259-7137 by Aug. 20.

Hakipuu workday
Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers work from 8 a.m. to noon (and every fourth Saturday) on the Hakipuu Stream Restoration Project by Kualoa Ranch. RSVP to nalani@huihawaii.org.

Fishpond help
Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society has a workday with volunteers from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kaneohe Bay site behind Puohala Elementary School. Call 392-1284.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, 1-7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Kailua Town Center farmers market, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 31 at Laie Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Safety day
Learn how to keep your family and keiki safe with informational booths hosted by HFD, HPD and Infant Swimming Resource during Family Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center.

Spiritual gathering
Windward Unity Church hosts a casual spiritual gathering at 7 p.m. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

August 25

Kahaluu hike
The Sierra Club leads a 3-mile moderate ridge hike to the pillbox at Puu Ma’eli’eli overlooking Kaneohe Bay at 8 a.m. Call 538-6616 or email hawaii.chapter@sierraclub.org.

Waimanalo polo
Honolulu Polo Club players are in action at 3 p.m. on the Waimanalo polo field vying for the Gene Turchi Memorial Cup-USPA Sportsmanship Cup. Admission is $5, and gates open at 1 p.m. Call 396-0494.


Movie night
Kaneohe Library will screen the animated Rapunzel film Tangled at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 in the library basement, featuring free popcorn. Call 233-5676.

Power hour

Ameriprise Financial will present a free summer seminar on “Understanding Body Language” with Robyn Wolfe at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at 354 Uluniu St. Ste. 108. Expect pupus, beverages and “interesting ideas.” Call David Shores at 540-2020.

Health film
Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Care System will screen the free health documentary, Stress: Portrait of a Killer, at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Hawaiian Homestead community center, 41-253 Ilauhole St. in Waimanalo. To register, call 259-6666.

Cooking classes
Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Care System will conduct healthy cooking classes at 11 a.m. 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.

Topic of the Aug. 29 free Hanauma Nature Preserve lecture will be “Reef Rival and The Nature Conservancy” with TNC’s Eric Conklin at 6:30 in the park’s Cynthia M. Bond Memorial Theater. Call 397-5840.

Health film
Ke Ola Mamo will screen the free film Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead at noon Aug. 30 at Kahuku Hospital; includes free popcorn. Call 232-2222.

Likeke hike
Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club will lead a 6-mile intermediate hillside hike on Kaneohe’s Likeke trail at 9 a.m. Aug. 31. Visit htmclub.org.

Manga exhibit
Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College hosts “Crossing Cultures: The Art of Manga in Hawaii” Sept. 6-Oct. 2, kicking off with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Interactive activities will be available daily. Call 236-9155.

Kawainui help
State wildlife biologist James Cogswell will lead volunteers in a work day at the Kawainui Restoration Ponds from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 (and the first Saturday of each month). Bring gloves and come prepared for mud and sunshine. The ponds are located behind Castle hospital at the bottom of Ulukahiki Street. Call him at 266-0911.

Writing retreats
Lillian Cunningham will lead writing retreats from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21, Oct. 19 and Nov. 30 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. Call 235-7433.

Waiahole’s 130th
Waiahole Elementary School will mark its 130th anniversary from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the school, with a luau, country store, plant sale, entertainment, farmers market, keiki activities, exhibits and more. To offer help or donations, call 239-3111.

Ho’olaulea vendors
Windward Community College seeks food and craft vendors and exhibitors for its 13th annual Windward Ho’olaulea, set for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 on the WCC campus. Call Mary at 235-7990 (crafts), Gus at 235-7385 (food), Shirley at 262-5069 (nonprofits) or Cynthia at 261-0707, ext. 1720 (trade show).

“Les Miserables”
Ron Bright directs Les Miserables, which runs Sept. 30-Oct. 27 at Paliku Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, call 235-7310 or visit HawaiiOnstage.com.

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