What’s Up in Windward Oahu

February 19

Good posture
Deadline is today to register for “Posture and Tai Chi,” set for 9:45 a.m. Feb. 26 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Positive coaching
A free, interactive parent workshop on positive coaching begins at 7 p.m. at Kaneohe Community and Senior Center on Puohala Street, sponsored by Positive Coaching Alliance and others. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Parents of keiki ages 4 to 12 are especially welcome. Call 235-7747.

Caregiver support
A caregivers support group meets at 9 a.m. at Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 234-2207.

Castle Medical Center sponsors a breast-feeding class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for new and expectant parents. Fee is $25. A free class on healthy pregnancy is at 6 p.m. Feb. 26. Call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Round dance
Free round-dance classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday at Hauula Civic Center, 54-010 Kukuna Road. Email barbara at tatsuguchi001@hawaii.rr.com.

Church events
Windward Unity Church presents the Feldenkrais Method at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. The public is welcome. Also at the church, an AA meeting starts at 6:30 tonight and Thursday. Call 262-6731.

February 20

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

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Education Program presents a free public lecture on cultivating yellow tang at 6:30 p.m. with Chad Callan in the park theater. Call 397-5840.

Golf benefit
Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings hosts his inaugural Helping Heroes Hawaii Golf & Gala today through Saturday at Turtle Bay Resort, featuring golf, spa treatments, hiking, receptions and a foursome golf tournament. Proceeds go to Homes for Wounded Warriors. Go to helpingheroeshawaii.com.

February 21

Watershed grants
Farmers have until today to apply for grants to support best conservation practices in the Waimanalo watershed. Call Amanda at Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council at 622-9026, or download an application at oahurcd.org.

Native drama
WCC’s Theatre 260 students present Moses Good’s The Charge of ‘Ai’ai today through Sunday at Paliku Theatre. Tickets cost $15 and $10 at etickethawaii.com or at 235-7310. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. Recommended for ages 17 and older.

Kaneohe music
Ho’okani plays from 8:30 to 10:30 tonight and Hawaiian Time plays Feb. 28 at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

Spiritual night
Windward United Church hosts “Evensong, an Introduction to Sharmanic Journeying,” at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 to 11:45 a.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Kailua music
The Saloon Pilots play blue-grass style from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua on Hekili Street. Call 263-8880.

February 22

Gallery opening
Ginny Walden stages the grand opening of her gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 41-829 Kakaina St. #A-4 in Waimanalo, showcasing her spring show of original ink drawings, paintings and sculptures. Call 389-0579.

Lotus workshop
Mulkern Nursery presents a lotus repotting workshop at 10 a.m. at 41-639 Kaulukanu St. in Waimanalo. Bring your own lotus plant. Call 396-6595 or visit ginnywalden.com.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive. Call 848-4770.

Dry boxes
Paepae o He’eia hosts a Dry-Box Workshop (for drying fish, fruit, etc.) with Ka’ala Farms from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at He’eia Fishpond, sponsored by OHA. Fee is $40 per person plus handling fee. Cost includes T-shirt, lunch, supplies and all materials. Go to drybox.eventbrite.com.

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

Hakipuu stream help
Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers meet to clean up and restore Hakipuu Stream from 9 a.m. to noon today. To RSVP and get details, call 381-7202 or email nalani@huihawaii.org.

Church breakfast
Windward Unity Church has a get-acquainted breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Cinnamon’s in Kailua; the public is invited. Call 262-6731.

Lanikai gala
Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School sponsors its “Vintage Lanikai” gala auction and wine-tasting, along with live entertainment, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Mid-Pacific Country Club, marking the school’s 50th anniversary. For ticket information, call 266-7844.

PAL volleyball signups
Kaneohe Community PAL Volleyball League signs up players ages 6 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heeia Community Park. Call Auntie Alice at 247-1558.

February 23

Ahupua’a meeting
Hauula Community Association hosts a Community-based Resource Management meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hauula Civic Center on Kukuna Road. Call Tessie Fonoimoana at 293-5622 or email her at tessie50@gmail.com.

Haiku Valley cleanup
Koolau Foundation welcomes volunteers to its Haiku Valley service day, set from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch and tools are provided. RSVP by Feb. 22 by calling 221-5662.

February 24

Church course
Windward Unity Church offers the five-week course “Who’s that Jesus Dude?” with Cari Bourette at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

February 25

Clinic open house
The new Kailua family practice clinic, Ohana Medical Group, conducts a blessing and open house from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Suite 113 of Kailua Medical Arts Building on Uluniu Street. Call 380-3980 or visit ohanamedicalgroup.com.

Chamber music
Pohai Nani’s entertainment committee presents free chamber music by the James Moffitt Trio at 7 p.m in the auditorium, featuring clarinet, bassoon and piano. Call 436-4578.

Plant diets
Registered dietitian Brenda Davis presents a free lecture on “Plant-based Diets in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease: Recent Findings” at 7 p.m. at Castle Medical Center. The public is welcome. Call 263-5382.


Led Zeppelin
Hokulani Imaginarium will present the popular Led Zeppelin laser music show at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at WCC. All ages are welcome. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Movie night
Kaneohe Library will screen the free film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the library basement. Call 233-5676.

Deadline is Feb. 26 to register for “Flexibility and Tai Chi,” set for 9:45 a.m. March 5 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Education Center will present a free screening of The Sharks by National Geographic Society at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the park theater. Call 397-5840.

Diabetic dining
Castle Medical Center will sponsor a cooking demonstration, “Dining and Diabetes,” at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at its Wellness Center as part of a Eat Well for Life series. Fee is $10 and reservations are required two days in advance. Call 263-5400.

New Zealand art
Gallery ‘Iolani showcases New Zealand tribal art in “Nga Uri o Tangaroa,” on view now through Feb. 27 at WCC with paintings by Tai and Kaaterina Kerekere and much more. Call 235-9150.

Ho’omaluhia art show
Windward Wanderers Plein Air Painters present their 10th annual show, “and Still Wandering …,” now through Feb. 28 at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, featuring 17 artists in all media. Call 292-6351.

Kaelepulu recycles
Kaelepulu Elementary School will conduct an Aloha Aina recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon March 8 at the school. Visit 3rs@kokuhawaiifoundation.org.

Grief conference
St. Francis Hospice will sponsor a conference on “Caregiving and Grief … Awakening Heart and Soul” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m March 14 at Koolau Ballrooms, open to healthcare professionals, social workers, counselors, chaplains, care-givers and lay people. For details on registration and fees, call 547-8129.

Europe travel
Castle High School parents and ohana are invited to join a tour of London, Paris, Florence, Switzerland and Rome in 2015. Email beverly_vierra@notes.k12.hi.us.


Bridge class
Windward Unity Church hosts an Introduction to Bridge class at 1 p.m. Tuesdays with Daniel Reader at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call Daniel at 266-0301.

Kaneohe book sale
The Friends of the Kaneohe Library offers half price on all romance books throughout February in the basement. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Friday, 1-4 Sunday and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday. Call 247-4819.

Support groups
Marriage and family therapist Susan Ray leads a support group for newly single men and women at 5 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month and a women’s support group (WOW) at 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month (promoting mental wellness and health), both in her Pali Palms office. RSVP to 227-6791.

Watershed detectives
Koolauloa keiki in grades 2-6 are invited to join the after-school science enrichment program, Watershed Detectives, meeting Mondays (grades 2-3) and Wednesdays (grades 4-6), and at spring and summer break at Hauula Civic Center. Call 255-6944 or email dotty.kelly@verizon.net.

Kahuku music
Turtle Bay Resort’s Hang Ten lounge has live local music at 6 p.m. each Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday. Call 689-1800.

Pali music
Mel Murata and his Palaka band entertain from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Fatboy’s Fairway Bistro at Pali Golf Club. Call 380-6670.

Items must reach us by Feb. 19 for the Feb. 26 edition. Fax 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com.