What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Wednesday January 29


Kaneohe resident Marilyn Nagel leads a two-part course in “Clutter Free for Life”: Understanding the Basics is at 6 tonight ($30), and From Chaos to Order is at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12 ($60 plus $11 lab fee), both in Hale Kuhina 106 at WCC. Register one week ahead by calling 235-7433.

Seniors night

Castle High sponsors a Senior Parents Night at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria with updates on senior portfolios, graduation, senior prom, Project Grad and more. Call 233-5600.


Castle Medical Center has a class in breast-feeding at 5:30 p.m. for new and expectant parents. Fee is $25, or free with any childbirth class (General Newborn Care, Infant Safety and Healthy Pregnancy). Call 263-5400.

Church events

Windward Unity Church presents a Feldenkrais Method program at 6:30 tonight in the sanctuary, and hosts AA meetings at 6:30 tonight and Thursday in the YFM room at 46-

005 Kawa St. #303. The public is invited. Call 262-6731.

Movie night

Kaneohe Library screens Despicable Me 2 at 6 p.m. in the library basement, complete with free popcorn. Call 233-5676.

Spring arts program

Hawaii Education of the Arts is enrolling students now for its spring music and theater programs at Kailua Church of the Nazarene, 536 Oneawa St. Fees range from $95 to $140 for a semester of after-school classes. Call 741-2787.

Mental attitude

Deadline is today to register for “Mental Attitude and Chi Kung,” set for 9:45 a.m. Feb. 5 in Hale Kuhina 106 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Blood drive

Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Hawaii Pacific University at Hawaii Loa. Call 848-4770.

Thursday January 30

Punahou voices

Pohai Nani presents a free public concert by Punahou Alums Chorale at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Call 234-6639 or 436-4578.

Blood drives

Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Kailua Town Center and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at WCC’s Hale Kuhina 115. Call 848-4770.

Hanauma talk

Hanauma Bay Education Center presents a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the park theater on killer and false killer whales with research biologist Robin Baird. Call 397-5840.

Friday January 31

Artists reception

Gallery ‘Iolani hosts an artists reception from 4 to 7 p.m. for the New Zealand showcase, Nga Uri o Tanga-roa. (Meet the artists, Tai and Kaaterina Kerekere, from 2 to 4 p.m Sunday.) The exhibit runs through Feb. 27, featuring tribal and mythical themes. Call 235-9150.

‘Cinderella’ play

Castle Performing Arts Center’s Kidstart program (grades 5-8) presents Cinderella Junior at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday in Ron Bright Theatre. Tickets cost $12 and $8, and can be purchased at showtix4u.com or by calling 233-5626.

Church events

Windward Unity Church hosts the spiritual gathering Evensong at 7:30 p.m., and Diane Stewart leads a class in “The Healing Favor of God” from 4 ot 6 p.m., both at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Call 262-6731.

Blood drive

Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in BYU-Hawaii ballroom. Call 848-4770.

Kaneohe music

Pena Boy entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Hale-iwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

Phone book recycling

The Berry Company sponsors a final phone book recycling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at its bin at Windward Mall near Haiku Road. Visit thinkyellow-gogreen.com.

Saturday February 1

Kawainui help

State wildlife biologist James Cogswell leads volunteers in a work day at the Kawai-nui Restoration Ponds from 9 a.m. to noon today (and every first Saturday). Bring gloves and be prepared for mud and sunshine. The ponds are behind Castle hospital at the bottom of Ulukahiki Street. Call him at 266-0911.

Church breakfast

Windward Unity Church plans a get-acquainted break fast at 8:30 a.m. at Cinnamon’s in Kailua. The public is invited. Call 262-6731.

Blood drive

Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Kailua Community Church. Call 848-4770.

PAL volleyball signups

Kaneohe Community PAL Volleyball League signs up players age 6-15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and each Saturday through Feb. 22 at Heeia Community Park. Call 247-1558.

Sunday February 2

Outdoor dining

The “Outstanding in the Field” group presents a tra-veling restaurant showcase of Chef Mark Noguchi’s talents at 2 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch. Tickets cost $200. Visit outstandinginthefield.com.

Monday February 3

Blood drive

Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus. Call 848-4770.

Kitchen skills

KEY Project’s Kipuka Cafe sponsors two six-week courses — in fundamental kitchen skills and baking skills — beginning today at 47-200 Waihee Road; each is limited to 10 students age 18 and older. Fee is $25 per class or $35 for both in one six-week unit. The courses will repeat in March and May. For details and to register, call 380-7431.

Tuesday February 4

Ohana food

The Ohana Food Produce Distribution offers free food on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified individuals and families from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project. Call 239-5777.

Blood drive

Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the BYU-Hawaii ballroom. Call 848-4770.

Choral open house

Windward Choral Society has an open house rehearsal for all interested singers at 6:30 p.m. in Holman Hall at Kailua United Methodist Church. Registration and music pick-up precede the rehearsal, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m. The 100-voice group sings a variety of music throughout the year for the public at no charge. Call 254-5717.


Beatles tribute

The Beatles tribute band, Day in the Life, will entertain at the annual Knights of Columbus Valentine’s Dance, set for 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Anthony’s Church hall, 148 Makawao St., with proceeds going to St. Anthony and St. John Vianney parish schools and Courage House. Limited tickets are on sale for $15 after all Masses. Call 261-3331 (St. Anthony) or 261-4651 (St. John Vianney).

Docent training

Hui o Koolaupoko will lead docent training from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 for those who want to guide Saturday boat tours on Kaneohe Bay for Paradise Bay Resort. Call 381-7202.

Blood drives

Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 7 to 11:45 a.m. Feb. 8 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center and 7 a.m.-noon Feb. 9 at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

Valentine greetings

The Sounds of Aloha Chorus will deliver singing Valentines from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 14 to work, homes, hospitals and more. To order a greeting, call 262-7664, or visit 262-SONG.com.