What’s Up in Windward Oahu

August 28

Movie night
Kaneohe Library screens the free animated Rapunzel film Tangled at 6 p.m. in the library basement with free popcorn for all. Call 233-5676.

Power hour
Ameriprise Financial presents a free seminar on “Understanding Body Language” with Robyn Wolfe, district manager of ADP, at 5:30 p.m. at 354 Uluniu St. #108. Expect pupus, beverages and “interesting ideas.” Call David Shores at 540-2020.

Cooking and health
Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Care System screens the free health documentary, Stress: Portrait of a Killer, at 11 a.m. at the Hawaiian Homestead community center, 41-253 Ilauhole St. in Waimanalo. To register, call 259-6666. The group also offers healthy cooking classes at 11 a.m. today, and Sept. 11 and 25 at the site. To register and obtain recipes and ingredient assignments, call Ka’imaile at 848-8000.

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

Fresh poi
Kako’o ‘Oiwi takes orders for fresh poi until noon today from its Heeia lo’i at $5 per half-pound container of pa’i’ai or one-pound bag of poi. Delivery is Friday. To order and for updates, email info@kakoooiwi.org. The group also conducts community workdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month.

August 29

Topic of today’s free Hanauma Nature Preserve lecture is “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.

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

August 30

Health film
Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Care System screens the free health documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead at noon at Kahuku Hospital. To register, call 232-2222.

August 31

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

CPR and first aid
Windward Wellness Center in Koolau Center has free Family and Friends CPR classes at noon today, First Aid at noon Sept. 7, and Pet First Aid and CPR at noon Sept. 14. Sessions are for all ages. Call 239-9355 or the Times Pharmacy at 239-3204.

Church breakfast
Windward Unity Church members and guests meet for a get-acquainted breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Cinnamon’s restaurant in Kailua. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

Aotearoa at Laie
Polynesian Cultural Center presents Te Manahua Maori Cultural Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring Haka Hard! and Poi-e dance competitions. Admission is $10 and $6. Call 293-3333.

Waimea concert
Waimea Valley invites Windward fans to its final summer concert from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring a “Future Generations” theme with the Abrigo Ohana, Kaiholu, Waipuna and Maunalua, and Mento Mele as emcee. Tickets range from $20 to $8. A special Hawaiian plate and other food and drinks are available. Call 638-7766.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Laie Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

September 1

Book sale
The Friends of Kaneohe Library launch their September book sale today, when teachers pay half-price on books, CDS, DVDs and other items. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Call 247-4819.

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

September 2

Art opening
The exhibit “Retro Hawaii,” featuring “Hawaiian Days” paintings by Marti Wiese Rounds, opens today at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Rounds creates watercolor batiks and modernistic acrylics. The show runs through Sept. 30 and is open daily during park hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 233-7323.

September 3

Tap dancing
Castle High School’s dance program offers free, open tap dance classes to all public school students in grades 2 and up from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today and each Tuesday at the school. A permission form is required for the first class. Call Natalie Uehara at 786-512-0442.

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


Topic of the Sept. 5 free Hanauma Nature Preserve lecture is “If They Could, Why Corals Would Care about Such Things as High Curbs, Pigs, Flood Plains, Car-washing, Housing Projects, Ships and even National Defense” with NOAA’s Danielle Jayewardene at 6:30 in the park’s Cynthia M. Bond Memorial Theater. Call 397-5840.

Art reception
Gallery ‘Iolani will host an opening reception for its new exhibition from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Hale Palanakila complex at WCC. “The Art of Manga in Hawaii” features artists and writers exploring the Japanese comic art. Artists also will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The show runs through Oct. 2. Call 236-9155.

Ahuimanu fair
Ahuimanu Elementary School will have its annual fun fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 featuring keiki games and rides, ono food, silent auction, craft booths and more at 47-470 Hui Aeko Place. Call 239-3125.

Kahana paddling
The Sierra Club will gather at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at Kahana Bay for kayaking to the swimming hole. Call 538-6616.

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 be prepared for mud and sunshine. The ponds are behind Castle hospital at the bottom of Ulukahiki Street. Call 266-0911.

Tillandsia sculpture
Sharon’s Plants will offer a class in Tillandsia Sculpture (an epiphyte) at 9 a.m. Sept. 7, sharing how to care for and cultivate the magical air plant, at 41-614 Waikupanaha St. Materials fee is $25. Call 259-7137 by Sept. 2.

Church fair
St. Anthony’s Craft Fair will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at 114 Makawao St. in Kailua, offering a jump-start on Christmas giving as well as bargains at the thrift shop. Vendor tables are available for $25. Call Val at the church out-reach office, 266-2227.

Ho’olaulea vendors
The Windward Ho’olaulea seeks food vendors ($600, 235-7385), crafters ($125 by Sept. 7, 235-7990), nonprofits ($25) and trade show participants ($125, 261-0707, ext. 1720) for its annual community celebration, set for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at WCC. Visit windward.hawaii.edu/hoolaulea.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank will have a donor drive from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 11 at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa building. Call 848-4770.

Bay View golf
The Bay View Golf Classic, an 18-hole tourney to support development of Bay View Golf Park, will start with a 10:30 a.m. check-in Sept. 12 at the golf course on Kaneohe Bay Drive. Shotgun start is 1 p.m. Also planned: a silent auction, putting and chipping contest, a “dining experience” at Bay View Grill, awards, prizes and drawings. Call 235-8787, ext. l202, or visit bayviewgolfclassic.com.

Les Miz musical
Paliku Theatre will present Les Miserables Sept. 20-Oct. 20 at WCC. For tickets ($49 to $35), call 235-7310 or go to etickethawaii.com.

Castle class of 1976
Castle High School class of 1976 will have its 55th Birthday Bash Nov. 13-14 in Las Vegas. Email castle.high.76@gmail.com or facebook Castle High Class of ’76.

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