What’s Up in Windward Oahu

February 8

Musical stories
Keiki Crescendo’s Claudia McDowell leads a musical storytime at 10:30 a.m. at Kailua Library. Call 2669911.

Performing arts
Allegra Performing Arts conducts a free class for teens from 6 to 8:45 p.m. each Wednesday in February at Kailua District Park. Call Ms. Lee at 343-5508.

Kahaluu board meets
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 768-3710.

February 9

Land talk
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs sponsors a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Waimanalo to discuss the latest Kakaako land settlement proposal. The meeting will be in the Ka Ho’oilina na Kuhio Community Center on Ilauhole Street. Go to oha.org/kakaako.

Life skills
Hawaii Parents conducts a free weekly training course in “Women’s Life Skills” at 6 tonight and each Thursday through March 29 at Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center in Punaluu. Free childcare also is available. To register, call case manager Kristen Guertin at 223-3264.

Koolauloa board meets
Koolauloa Neighborhood Board meets at 6 p.m. at Hauula Community Center on Kukuna Road. Call 7683710.

Keiki stories
Wally Amos is guest reader at 6:30 p.m. for Kailua Library’s Keiki Pajama Storytime. Call 266-9911.

February 10

Scholarship gala
St. Ann’s School has its annual “An Affair of the Heart” dinner dance and silent auction tonight at Koolau Golf Club Grand Ballroom to benefit its tuition scholarship fund. Call 247-3092, ext. 221.

Haiku music
Kamaka Fernandez performs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku. Next up is Kahiau Feb. 17 and the Kaala Boys Feb. 24. Call 247-6671.

Phone book recycling
The Berry Co. accepts all brands of used phone books for recycling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday at its bin in the Windward Mall parking lot (across from St. Ann’s). Additional dates are Feb. 17-19.

February 11

Benefit garage sale
The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii’s Windward Clubhouse has a benefit garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kailua Town Center parking lot. Call 387-2376.

Craft fair
St. John Vianney’s Student Travel Club has a craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m in the school hall. Proceeds support the club’s spring trip to England and France. (The wrong date was published in last week’s calendar.) Email Darlene at dsousa@sjvkailua.org.

Konane workshop
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club sponsors a Konane Board project from 9 a.m. to noon at Na’oneala’a Park (Coral Garden) at 45-015 Waikalua Road. The $15 fee includes a board, sandpaper, stones, shells, varnish and bento lunch. Net proceeds on the board cost will support the club. Call 256-8448.

Kokua essays
Kokua Hawaii Foundation accepts postmarked entries through today for its 20122013 Kokua Calendar art contest for grades K-12. Go to kokuahawaiifoundation.org.

Kaneohe hike
The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 3mile hike to Kawa’ewa’e ridge in Kaneohe at 8 a.m. Go to htmclub.org.

Business seminar
Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay and Church Alive ministry sponsor a seminar for small business owners or hopefuls, “Profit in Your Pocket,” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 45-815 Pookela St. Guest speaker Dan Beach shares how to manage a small business and make a profit. Admission is $30 and includes lunch. Register at hopechapel.com/business.

Cherry blossoms
Cherry Blossom queen contestants make an appearance from 3 to 5 p.m. at Windward Mall center court, hosted by Honolulu Japanese Jaycees. Call 235-1143.

Alzheimer’s support
An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 10 a.m. at Kaneohe Community Family Center at King Intermediate School. Call 235-7747.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, and from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Kailua Town Center. Call 845-9966.

February 12 Hula in Kailua Kumu hula Charlani Kalama and Halau Ha’a Hula ‘O Kekau’ilani Na Pua Hala ‘O Kailua perform at 3 p.m. between Macy’s and Pier 1 at Kailua Town Center. Call 263-7073.

Chocolate fest
The Chocolate Road Show is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Windward Mall center court with samples of Hawaiian-grown chocolates, recipes, prizes and exhibits. Call 235-1143.

Kure Atoll reception
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. in its gallery for, “Holaniku,” its current exhibit of photos from Kure Atoll. The show runs through Feb. 29. Call 233-7323.

Kahuku film night
Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer, the Bar screens the film Mana i Ka Leo: Power of the Voice at 7 p.m. with Ruben Carillo and Dawn Kaniaupio. Admission is $10, $8 and $5. Upcoming films and talks include Puamana Feb. 19 with Meleanna Meyer, Get a Job Feb. 26 with Brian Kohne and Heart of a Soul Surfer March 4 with Bethany, Noah and director Becky Hamilton. Call 4364326.

Monday February 13 Safe boating The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s safe boating course begins tonight at Kalaheo High School. Fee is $55 for registration and materials. Call 254-7955.

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

February 14

Photo show
Gallery ‘Iolani’s “Photo Trilogy Part 1: Karuizawa Dreamscape” is open through today, featuring the work of Tom Haar. Call 236-9155.

Pohai Nani presents “Singalong with Lois and Lillian” at 7 p.m. in its auditorium for residents and the public. Additional free programs include the Carmen Haugen Quartet Feb. 21, Ernest Chang’s piano students Feb. 24 and Masaki piano students (plus cello) Feb. 28. Call 235-5025.

Tai chi
Deadline is Feb. 15 to register for a four-part course of Tai Chi Exercises, which begin at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 22 in Hale Kuhina 115 at Windward Community College. Fee is $9 per session: Feb. 22, 29, March 7 and 14. Call 235-7433.

Scholarship deadline
Deadline to apply for 2012 First Wind scholarships is Feb. 15. Students attending high school in the Laie to North Shore and Wahiawa areas are eligible. Visit firstwind.com/scholars.

Small communities
Friends & Families of Castle will have a coffee hour at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 in the library about the school’s Small Learning Communities plan. Call 233-5600.

Hamakua music
The Saloon Pilots will entertain from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Feb. 17 at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

Ukulele lessons
Ukulele Club of Hawaii will have free lessons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

Imi Pono concert
Puohala Elementary School will host its 19th annual ‘Imi Pono craft fair, concert and fun fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at 45-233 Kulauli St., featuring entertainment, cultural exhibits, a silent auction, prizes, Hawaiian plate lunches, keiki activities and more. Call 233-5660.

Sand castles
The 35th annual Sand Castle Esquisse (“first sketch”) will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Kailua Beach Park by the American Institute of Architecture Students, Hawaii chapter. Competitors must RSVP to aias@hawaii.edu by Feb. 10. The public is invited to view their creations on a “castles” theme. Judging is at 11:30 a.m.

Joint concert
The Kailua Intermediate and High school bands will combine in a public concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 18 in the high school cafeteria. Call 263-1500, ext. 314.