What’s Up in Windward Oahu

September 4

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. Hoio (fiddlehead) fern may be available at $9 a pound. (Windward delivery is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.) To order and for updates, email info@kakoooiwi.org.

Surfer story
Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer The Bar’s talk-story and film series at 7:30 p.m. features South Africa surfer Shaun Tomson and his film Bustin’ Down the Door. Tickets are $10 in advance, and proceeds go to Surfrider Foundation. Email info@northshorewatershed.c om.

September 5

Kailua board meets
Kailua Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

Coffee hour
Castle High hosts a Principal’s Coffee Hour at 6:30 p.m. in the library for parents to meet acting principal Darrel Galera and learn about Strive Hi. Call 233-5600.

Windward Unity Church has “A Course in Miracles” at 1 p.m. and a Mastery Book Study at 3 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Today’s 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 theater. Call 397-5840.

September 6

Bullying workshop
Antonia Alvarez, director of youth suicide and bullying prevention for Mental Health America of Hawaii, leads the workshop “Stop Youth Suicide and Bullying” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windward school district office at King Intermediate School. Call 521-1846.

September 7

Basketball signups
Kaneohe PAL Basketball signs up players age 6 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Sunday, and every weekend through Oct. 27 at Kaneohe District Park lounge. Fee is $25. Call 247-1558.

Ahuimanu fair
Ahuimanu Elementary Ohana has its annual fun fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 meets at 10 a.m. at Kahana Bay for kayaking to the swimming hole. Call 538-6616.

Kawainui tour
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club sponsor a natural and cultural history tour of the marsh from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Donation is $10. Call Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008.

Garden cleanup
Keiki and their families are invited to help maintain Kaha Garden, 750 Kaha St., from 9 to l1 a.m. with Hui o Koolaupoko. On the agenda are weeding, planting and playing games about its native plants, plus a salad bar lunch from Whole Foods Kailua. RSVP to kahagarden.eventbrite.com.

Kawainui help
State wildlife biologist James Cogswell leads volunteers in a work day at the Kawainui Restoration Ponds from 9 a.m. to noon today (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.

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

Church fair
St. Anthony’s Craft Fair is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 114 Makawao St., offering a jump-start on Christmas giving as well as bargains at the thrift shop. Call Val at the church outreach office, 266-2227.

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

CPR and first aid
Windward Wellness Center in Koolau Center has free Family and Friends First Aid classes at noon today, 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.

September 8

Hula in Kailua
WCCC chaplain Bonnie Holcombe and Hale ‘O Na Wahine ‘O Kupono entertain at 3 p.m. at Kailua Town Center, between Macy’s and Pier One. Call 263-7073.

Kailua benefit runs
Boys & Girls Club’s Wind-ward Clubhouse has its annual Holokiki O ‘Alele races today, starting and ending at Kailua Intermediate School. Proceeds support the clubhouse’s youth programs. A half marathon starts at 6 a.m., the 5K at 6:20 and Keiki Dash at 8:30. Call 263-0555.

Waimanalo polo
Honolulu Polo Club players vie for the Constitution Cup USPA on Military Appreciation day at 3 p.m. on the Waimanalo polo field. Admission is $5, and gates open at 1 p.m. Call 396-0494.

September 9

Windward Unity Church presents “Life of Prayer” with June Dillinger at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Waimanalo board meets
Waimanalo Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the National Guard auditorium on Bellows. Call 768-3710.

September 10

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.


Surf photography
Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer The Bar hosts a talk-story and film night at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 with Derek Hoff-mann and Mike Prickett and their Fiberglass & Megapixels. Tickets are $10 in advance, and proceeds go to Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Info@northshorewatershed.com.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 11 at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa building, 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Sept. 13 at Kalaheo High library, 7 a.m.-noon Sept. 14 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 15 at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau. Call 848-4770.

Security meeting
State Sen. Jill Tokuda and Rep. Ken Ito will co-sponsor a Neighborhood Security Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Heeia Elementary School cafeteria to discuss forming community policing teams. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 587-7215.