What’s Up in Windward Oahu

April 4

Book sale
Friends of Kaneohe Library have a book sale throughout April. All books on religion are half-price, along with the usual low prices for all other books and media items. Nonprofits and schools may receive books for free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 233-5676.

Shiatsu and acupressure
Windward Community College plans four classes in Shiatsu and Acupressure for Self-Help beginning at 9:45 a.m. today in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9 per class, and pre-registration is required at 235-7433.

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

The city parks department conducts an evening of fun Easter activities for families from 4 to 7 p.m at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

Eggs and things
Kailua Library presents “Easter Storytime and Egg Hunt” at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up. Call 266-9911.

April 5

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 101, 103 and 105 at WCC. Call 845-0066.

McDonald’s benefit
Castle High School’s junior class hosts a fundraiser from 5 to 8 tonight at Windward City McDonald’s, with a percentage of all sales going to the class. Call 389-7529.

Kailua board meets
Kailua Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710. ; Waimanalo will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 9 at Waimanalo Library. Call 768-3710.

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

Holy Week programs
Windward United Church of Christ has a Maundy (Holy) Thursday soup supper at 6 and Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. The congregation also plans an Easter Festival service at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by an egg hunt and fellowship hour. Call 254-3802.

Kailua AYSO signups
The Kailua AYSO registers players (born between Aug. 1, 1993 and July 31, 2007) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Waimanalo District Park, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 at Kailua High School cafeteria; and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 17 at Kailua High. Fee is $60. Bring birth certificate for new players. Call 262-2976 or go to kailuaayso.com.

April 6

Good Friday service
The Windward Coalition of Churches sponsors a Good Friday service at noon at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church on Kainalu Drive. Call 254-3802.

Library closures
All public libraries are closed today for Good Friday and Sunday for Easter. In Windward Oahu, the Kailua and Waimanalo branches will be open Saturday.

Being Earnest
Hawaii Pacific University Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest today through 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 375-1282.

Egg hunt
King’s Cathedral Kaneohe sponsors an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Ben Parker Elementary School for keiki age 11 and under, with candy-filled eggs and prizes. Registration begins at 9:30. Call 373-7415.

Pali View concert
Pali View Baptist Choir performs a Good Friday concert at 6:30 p.m. at Windward Mall center court with Easter hymns and songs. Call 235-1143.

Haiku music
Hawaii Loa performs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku. Next up is Pena Boy April 13. Call 247-6671.

April 7

Block party
New Hope Windward hosts an Easter Block Party from 4:30 to 10 p.m. on Alaloa Street behind Windward Mall with keiki rides, games, food, prizes and an Easter service at 7:30 via Jumbotron. Call 261-5975.

Lanikai Canoe Club sponsors a Jamathon from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Kainalu Elementary School, featuring Street Jamz, Turbokick, Body Combat and Zumba for a $20 donation. Proceeds go to the its women’s long distance program. Call 262-1025.

Egg hunt
Olomana Community Association hosts its Easter egg hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. at Maunawili Elementary School for keiki in the neighborhood with crafts, refreshments and photos. Call 262-1383.

Poetry show
Kailua Library hosts a Honolulu Theatre for Youth performance of Poetry Fever at 3 p.m. Call 377-2456.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to noon at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 845-9966.

Classic cars
Aikahi Park Shopping Center hosts a Classic Car Show from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 735-8822.

Kalaheo recycling
Kalaheo Project Grad hosts a community recycling day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. accepting all kinds of recyclables plus canned food for Hawaii Foodbank. Call 306-1876 or 226-6198.

Bunnies, orchids
Koolau Pets’ Bunnyland is open through today at Windward Mall. Also, Wind Wind Orchids has displays and plant sales from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Macy’s wing. Call 235-1143.

Plant tour
‘Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club leads a Native Plants tour in Kawainui at 8:30 a.m. For reservations and details, call 263-8008.

Basketball signups
Windward National Junior Basketball League conducts registration from 9 am. to 1 p.m. today and April 14, 21 and 28 at Enchanted Lake Park lanai. Call Cy at 721-5116.

Shambhala Meditation Center has a weekend course in “Time Space and Knowledge” with Bob Paternak from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 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 register players ages 4 to 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. today 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 or visit kaneoheayso.org.

Taro patch help
The Kaneohe Police Activities League seeks volunteers age 7 to 16 years old 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 applications and more information, call Auntie Alice Hewett at 722-2426.

Basketball signups
Kailua Community Basketball League signs up players for its 2012 Spring Skills Clinic as well as regular league registration from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today and April 14 at Enchanted Lake Park pavilion on Keolu Drive. Bring copy of birth certificate and medical insurance card. Call Gary at 216-8103.

April 9

Farm fair logos
Deadline is 4 p.m. today to enter the logo design contest for the 50th Hawaii State Farm Fair, which will be held July 7-8 at Kualoa Ranch. The goal for high school students is to create the best logo to symbolize the fair, its 50th year, and all that it means to Hawaii agriculture. To enter and for more details, email info@hfbf.org.

Waimanalo board meets
Waimanalo Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at Waimanalo Library. Call 768-3710.

April 10

City Councilman Ikaika Anderson meets with constituents for a 3 TALK at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road. Call 768-5003.

College fair
Windward Community College has a college and career fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa with representatives from colleges, businesses and organizations on hand to answer questions. Call 235-7400.

Piano recital
Masaki piano students, plus strings, perform a free recital for the public at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 235-5025.

McDonald’s benefit
Castle High’s Global Learners will have a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. today and April 24 at Windward City McDonald’s, with a percentage of all sales going to the group’s trip fund for Japan in June. Call 389-7529.


Board meetings
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. April 11 at KEY Project on Waihee Road, and the Koolauloa board will meet at 6 p.m. April 12 at Hauula Community Center on Kukuna Road. Call 768-3710.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. April 11 on the WCC campus. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Resource fair
Kailua Easter Seals will conduct its annual resource fair from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 13 at Kailua District Park, offering tips on how to get help for children from birth to age 5. Call Carrie Pisciotto of the Kailua Easter Seals Early Intervention Program at 261-4999, ext. 1802.

Art therapy
Kailua artist Esther Anne Wilhelm will lead an art therapy workshop from 9 a.m. to noon April 14 in the Palanakila 210 design studio at Windward Community College. Wilhelm is a product of rape, abuse and abandonment and is living with PTSD, but she shares her art as a form of healing for herself and others. Materials will be supplied, and early reservations are recommended to 235-7447. The workshop is sponsored by WCC’s Sexual Violence Prevention Project.

Hawaii Education of the Arts (HEARTS) will hold tryouts at 10 a.m. April 14 for its summer musical, Annie. Auditions are at Windward Nazarene Academy, 45-232 Pua’ae Road in Kaneohe. Michael Cabagbag will direct the Broadway play. Come prepared with a song and comfortable shoes. Call Pamela DeBoard at 741-2787.

Kaaawa race deadline
Kaaawa Elementary School will have its annual 5K fun run at 8 a.m. April 21 at Kualoa Park, and early deadline is April 11. Fee is $18, $10 and $5. Call 237-7757 or visit kaaawa5kfunrun.mybigcommerce.com.