What’s Up in Windward Oahu

October 23

Parenting workshops Kailua Intermediate School hosts two remaining parent workshops at 6:30 tonight and Jan. 16 in the library, offering free tips on raising children through the teen years. Tonight it’s P.J. Foehr on “Should I Approach the School?” (on a child’s difficulties). Call 263-1500 (school).

Church events Windward Unity Church hosts two programs today for the public in Suite 303 of the Kaneohe Atrium building: A class in “reconnections” using the Feldenkrais Method at 6:30 p.m., and an AA meeting at 6:30 p.m. in its YFM room at the same site. Call 262-6731.

Toward better skin Deadline is today to sign up for a self-help class in “Nourishing your Skin Roundtable,” set for 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 30 in Windward Community College’s Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

October 24

DOE data sharing A Castle Complex community meeting begins at 5:15 p.m. at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa where area public schools share their data and direction with the public in light of Strive HI and program changes. Call Susan Young at 256-6182.

Storytime Kaneohe Library has pre-school storytimes at 10:30 a.m. today and Oct. 31 with Curt Fukumoto. Call 233-5676.

Pasta power Castle Medical Center’s “Eat Well for Life” series features “Pasta Power” at 6 p.m with gluten-free ideas for pasta sauces and dressings, whole wheat pasta, recipes and demonstrations in the Wellness Center. Fee is $10, and seating is limited. RSVP two days in advance to 263-5400.

Coral reefs Topic of Hanauma Bay Education Center’s free lecture at 6:30 p.m. is “Coral Reef Landscapes” with Andre Seale of Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. Call 397-5840.

October 25

Charity golf Klipper Golf Course hosts “K-Bay Rally for the Cure” golf tournament with registration at 10 a.m. and shotgun start at 11:30. Fee is $125 per golfer, and $20 of that goes to Rally for the Cure (breast cancer charity). Call 216-6244 or email william.otto@usmc.mil.

Pumpkin patch Waimanalo Country Farms offers a Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Patch from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at 41-225 Lupe St. in Waimanalo, complete with hayrides, games, a maze, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more. Call 306-4381.

Activity night Community groups present a “Get SMArt!” family activity night from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria with activities centered around science, math and art, plus snacks, prizes and goody bags. Bring canned food for Baskets of Blessings. Register at 235-7747.

Halloween party Waimanalo District Park presents “Treat Street” from 6 to 8 p.m. with carnival games and candy. Call 259-8015.

Frankenfood Hawaii Food Policy Council throws a Frankenfood Party – “the scariest food system of them all” – from 6 to 11 p.m. at Sweet Home Waimanalo with costumes, food system innovators and tips on ways to “turn our fears into opportunities for change.” Admission is $20. Visit hawaiifoodpolicycouncil.org.

Haunted gym Kalaheo Project Grad’s a haunted house, “A Theater of Terror,” is open from 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday in the gym on the theme of horror movies. Tickets cost $5 at the door. Also planned, food, a bake sale and free scary movie screenings outside. Call 779-7400.

CPAC drama Castle Performing Arts Center presents The Bad Seed at 7:30 tonight and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday in Ron Bright Theatre. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and military. Call 233-5626.

October 26

Transition fair Windward School District sponsors a “Footsteps to Transition” fair for special needs students and their parents from 8:30 a.m. to noon at King Intermediate School. Call 791-3467.

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Laie Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

He’e workshop Paepae o Heeia executive director Hi’ilei Kawelo leads a He’e Preparation Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kaneohe fishpond. Fee is $25 and space is very limited. Call 236-6178 or visit paepaeoheeia.eventbrite.com.

Evensong Windward Unity Church presents Evensong, a spiritual gathering of connection and music, at 7 p.m. in Suite 303 of the Kaneohe Atrium building. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

Landscape lighting Kevin Milkern discusses “Bright Ideas for Landscape Lighting” at 10 a.m. in a free Happy Plants workshop at his nursery, 41-639 Kaulukanu St. Call 396-6595.

Monster ball Hawaii Animal Sanctuary has a benefit Monster Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Aikahi “Tunnels,” 221 Iliaina St., featuring a live band, entertainment, costume contest, dinner and valet parking. Tickets cost $30 presale, or $35 at the door, and BYOB. Visit hawaiianimalsanctuary.org.

Warriors on screen Koolau 10 Theatres presents the UH-Colorado State football game live at 6 p.m. on the big screen. Tickets cost $10. Call 239-0919.

TV Football Mo-Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill at 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. offers college and NFL football on TV beginning at 8 a.m. today and Sunday. Today also marks the launch of its deli sandwich service featuring smoked beef brisket, ham and pastrami for lunch and dinner, eat-in or take out. Call 234-6656.

Pumpkin carving Windward Mall hosts a pumpkin carving festival for families from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at center court featuring professional carver Ray Villafane, a youth carving challenge (noon to 2 p.m. ), keiki games and activities. To reserve a Pumpkin Package, call 945-1000. For general information, call 235-1143.

Stream restoration Hui o Koolaupoko leads a community workday from 8 to 11 a.m. to restore Hakipuu Stream. Call 381-7202.

Sweet yoga Laurie Freed leads a Sweet Saturday Yoga class from 10 a.m. to noon in Waimanalo, with lunch available after the monthly session. Call 259-9490 or email laurie@yogamoveshawaii.com.

Kaneohe basketball Kaneohe PAL Basketball signs up players age 6 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Sunday in Kaneohe District Park lounge. Fee is $25. Call Auntie Alice at 247-1558.

October 27

Vianney open house St. John Vianney School’s Early Learning Center hosts an open house and tour of its new facilities (plus continental breakfast) at 8 a.m. 10 a.m. and noon today for the public in the school’s John Read Center, 940 Keolu Drive. Call 261-4651.

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

Haiku valley cleanup Koolau Foundation leads a cleanup of Haiku Valley from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., welcoming volunteers who need community service hours and others. Meet at the top of Haiku Road by the new Kamehameha preschool. RSVP deadline is Oct. 26 to 221-5662. Lunch and tools are provided.

Waimanalo polo Honolulu Polo Club’s 2013 season finale features “Poloween” and the Colin Ogawa Cup competition at 3 p.m. on the Waimanalo polo field. Admission is $5, and gates open at 1 p.m. Call 396-0494.

October 28

Arthritis talk Arthritis Foundation leads a free seminar with Dr. Linda Rasmussen on “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Women” at 6 p.m. in Castle hospital’s Wellness Auditorium. RSVP to 596-2900.

Prosperity Windward Unity Church has a class on Prosperity at 6:30 p.m. in Suite 303 of the Kaneohe Atrium building, based on the books Spiritual Economics and Prosperity. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

Storyteller Canadian storyteller and entertainer Anne Glover brings an “engrossing and hilarious” free program to Kailua Library at 10:30 a.m. Call 266-9911.

October 29

Haunted Castle Castle Performing Arts Center stages its second annual Haunted House from 6 to 9 tonight and Oct. 30 and 31 in Ron Bright Theatre. Admission is $5, and proceeds go to its travel fund for the upcoming Fringe Festival in Scotland. Call 233-5626.


Movie night Kaneohe Library will host a free screening of Monster University for all ages at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in the book-mobile garage, with free popcorn. Call 233-5676.

Keiki Halloween Kaneohe Library will have Halloween storytime, puppetry, crafts and trick-or-treating for ages 2 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Costumes welcome. Call 233-5676.

Haunted mall Windward Mall’s “Evolution of Fear” will be open through Oct. 31 in the Sears wing, upper level. Admission is $10, or $20 for a Fast Pass. Call 330-1600. The mall also will host safe trick-or-treating among mall merchants from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Call 235-1143.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Le Jardin Academy and 7 a.m.-noon Nov. 9 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Kawainui cleanup James Cogswell of DLNR will lead Kawainui Volunteer Day from 9 a.m to noon Nov. 2, meeting at the lower end of Ulukahiki Street. Call 266-0911.

Hauula hike Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club will lead a 4-mile intermediate hike to Kaipapa’u Makai in Hauula at 8 a.m. Nov. 2. Visit htm-club.org.

Holiday arts & crafts Kailua artist Barbara Eberhart will teach five fun workshops for all ages on hand-painting gifts and holiday items. Fee is $25 each, including materials. Workshops begins at 1 p.m. in Kailua: Nov. 2 is greeting cards, Nov. 9 canvas gift bags, Nov. 16 T-shirts, Nov. 23 ornaments and Nov. 30 gift coconuts. Call 366-0441.

Coaches wanted Hawaii Wrestling Officials Association seeks adults to officiate high school wrestling matches for 2013-2014, and no experience is needed. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at Aiea High gym. Call Stan Ono at 753-3968.

Surfrider fun run The annual Kailua High School Surfriders 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk will start at 7 a.m. Nov. 10 at the school, and entries should be mailed to Friends of Kailua High School by Nov. 5, 424 Kaipiha St., Kailua, HI 96734, Attention A. Higashi. Fee is $25, and proceeds support the school. Registration also is available at active.com. Call 223-5750 or 225-2966.

Castle class of 1976 Castle High’s 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.

Vendors for church fair Christ Church Uniting will have a Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 and seeks vendors and volunteers now. Booth fee is $45. Applications are available at ccukailua.org or by calling 235-0786.

Calendar items must reach us by Oct. 23 to be considered for the Oct. 30 edition. Fax them to Windward Islander at 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com.