What’s Up in Windward Oahu

January 15

Deadline is today to register for “Exercise and Longevity,” set for 9:45 a.m. Jan. 22 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Women’s support
Marriage and family therapist Susan Ray begins a women’s support group at 5 p.m. for mental wellness and health issues at her Kailua office, #A-212 in Pali Palms Plaza. The group meets each third Wednesday. RSVP to 277-6791.

Marie Riley leads a free public class in “Relaxing into Flexibility” at 10:30 a.m. at Kaneohe Library, featuring self-help acupres-sure, Chu Kung breathing techniques and more. Call 233-5674.

January 16

Parenting workshop
Kailua Intermediate School hosts a parent workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the library, offering free tips on raising children through the teen years. P.J. Foehr discusses “How to be a Team Player in your Child’s Education: The Role of Communication.” Call 263-1500.

Kaneohe board meets
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Plant power
Castle Medical Center sponsors “Plant Power on your Plate” at 6 p.m. in the Wellness Center with recipes from Amanda O’Neill. The cooking demonstration is part of an Eat Well for Life series. Fee is $10 and seating is limited. Register by Jan. 14 at 263-5400.

Republicans meet
Hawaii Republican Assembly’s road show meets at 6:30 p.m. at Life Church, 355 S. Kainalu Drive, to spread the word about its plans to fight one-party rule. Email alerts@hawaiirepublicanassembly.com.

Hanauma Bay talks
Hanauma Bay Education Center presents a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the park theater about Coconut Island, Hawaii’s 1960 tsunami and the Heeia watershed. Call 397-5840.

January 17

Adult school signups
The Windward campus of Waipahu Community School for Adults registers students through today at Kalaheo High School. Spring term classes run Jan. 27-May 15. Visit winsa.k12.hi.us or call 254-7955.

Phone book recycling
The Berry Company sponsors a phone book recycling bin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and every Friday through Sunday this month at Windward Mall near Haiku Road. Visit thinkyellowgogreen.com.

Kailua music
The Saloon Pilots entertain in progressive bluegrass style from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

Kaneohe music
Kona Chang entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

January 18

Castle recycling
Castle High has a Going Green recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., taking all kinds of items from metal to TV sets, e-waste to prom dresses and white socks. For curbside pick-up, call Lori at 429-7750; for free car towing and other details, call 291-6151.

Bikini trunk show
Rove Swimwear plans its first trunk show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fighting Eel, 629 Kailua Road, #130. The event features a new swimwear line from Bali. For details, visit roveswimwear.com.

Writing retreat
Lillian Cunningham leads a writing retreat for ages 16 and up from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hale Akoakoa 107 and 109 at WCC. Fee is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 235-7433.

Keiki swap meet
Kapunahala Elementary School Ohana has its annual Keiki Swap Meet from 9 to 11 a.m. in the cafeteria, with toys, books, clothes, games, crafts and more for sale by dozens of young vendors. Email tsui@hawaii.rr.com.

Heeia stream work
Hui o Ko’olaupoko leads restoration work on Heeia Stream from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 381-7202.

Intro to yoga
Laurie Freed opens a four-week introductory yoga course at 9 a.m. today in Waimanalo. Fee is $50 for the series. Call 259-9490.

January 19

Bishop’s breakfast
St. John Vianney School serves its Breakfast with the Bishop at 8, 10 and noon in the parish hall, featuring good food, home-grown entertainment, celebrity pancake flippers and a chance to meet the Most Rev. Larry Silva. Tickets ($20 and $12) must be purchased by Jan. 17 at office. Call 261-4651.

Quintet concert
Chamber Music Hawaii presents the Spring Wind Quintet at 4 p.m. at Paliku Theatre, featuring music by Franz Danzi, Paul Hindemith, Daniel Baldwin and J.S. Bach/Schweitzer. Call 489-5038.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau. Call 848-4770.

January 20 Hawaiian concert Ke Kula Mele performs “Na Mele o Hawaii – The Songs of Hawaii” at 11 a.m. at Windward Mall, featuring students on steel guitar, ukulele, guitar, upright bass and vocals, directed by kumu Alan Akaka. Call 375-9379.

Sports day deadline
Deadline is today to register for HPU’s annual Girls and Women in Sports Day, set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25 on the Hawaii Loa campus. The free event (including shirt and lunch) offers eight sports and is open to girls age 4-14 or grades K-8. Call Lauren Conching at 356-5223.

Holiday closures
All public schools and libraries are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 21

Nature hour
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden’s Pre-School Nature Hour, “Bugs and Plants,” starts at 10:30 a.m. Keiki should bring lunch, walking shoes, bug spray, rain gear and an adult. The free event offers crafts, stories and hikes. Call 233-7323.

Hawaiian music
Hui o Pohai Nani hosts Herb Lee playing Hawaiian music at 7 p.m. in a free public program in the auditorium. Call 234-6639.


Healthy pregnancy
Castle Medical Center will conduct a free Healthy Pregnancy class for couples at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 in its Ohana room. Call 263-5400.

Cooking show
Castle Medical Center and Kailua Seventh-day Adventist Church will present a special plant-based cooking show with celebrity chef Mark Anthony at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Wellness Center, featuring a free dinner and “cooking at its funniest.” The event is part of an Eat Well for Life series. Seating is limited. Register at 263-5400.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Led Zeppelin” at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and “Perfect Little Planet” at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at WCC. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Native scholars
OHA will sponsor a Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at Ka Hooilina na Kuhio Halau in Waimanalo, and 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28 at Kahuku High and Intermediate School cafeteria. Call 594-1888.

Service learning
WCC will sponsor a Service-Learning Fair from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 in Hale Akoakoa 101-105, bringing students and nonprofits together. The public is invited to attend and join the movement. Call 236-9225.

St. Ann’s showcase
St. Ann’s School will mark Catholic Schools Week at Windward Mall with an art display Jan. 24-30 and a special show at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Call 235-1143.

Waimanalo yoga
Laurie Freed will lead a yoga class “to deepen your practice” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at Sweet Home Waimanalo. Call 259-9490.

Kalaheo High PTSA will sponsor a Dollars for Scholars Zumbathon from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 in the gym to support school sports and athletic scholarships. Donation is $10 at the door. Call Glee at 728-6653.