What’s Up in Windward Oahu

March 5

Bradley childbirth
Castle Medical Center sponsors a 12-week course in the Bradley Method of childbirth at 6:30 tonight and each Wednesday at the hospital. Fee is $300 for two people. Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.

Vision and tai chi
Deadline is today to register for “Vision Training and Tai Chi,” set for 9:45 a.m. March 12 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Ash Wednesday
Windward United Church of Christ has its Ash Wednesday worship at 7:15 p.m. in the sanctuary, preceded by a soup supper at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall ($4 per person, $6 per family) at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

Unity 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.

March 6

Kailua board meets
Kailua Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

Readers theater
Windward Readers Theater presents free performances of The Cemetery Club at 7 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 254-4885 or 261-2150.

March 7

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

Kailua music
The Saloon Pilots play blue-grass originals and standards from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua, with no cover charge. Call 263-8880.

Irrigation workshop
Mulkern Nursery conducts an Irrigation Management and Vetiver (a perennial grass) workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 41-639 Kaulukanu St. in Waimanalo for all farmers and nursery owners and operators. Fee is $6. For updates on space, call 396-6595 or 622-9026.

Crime drama
Windward Community College’s Theatre 260 students present the dark urban crime drama Battle of Will at 8 tonight and Saturday, and at 4 p.m. Sunday at Paliku Theatre. Tickets cost $15 and $10 at etickethawaii.com or at 235-7310. The play is recommended for ages 17 and older.

Spiritual night
Windward United Church’s Evensong features Neal White on Chinese Energetics at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

March 8

Father-daughter ball
Huakailani School for Girls sponsors a Father-Daughter Butterfly Ball from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mid-Pacific Country Club. Daughters and dads from the community are welcome at the gala evening of music, dancing, appetizers, desserts and formal photos. Proceeds benefit the school’s robotics program. For tickets, call 263-2020.

Chris Miller leads a 10-week workshop on “Non-Violent Communication, A Language of Life” beginning at 7 tonight in Room 35 at Castle High School. Fee is $10 per week, plus a $20 textbook. Call 265-2038.

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

Fishpond help
Heeia Fishpond hosts a community workday from 8:30 a.m. to noon with lunch for volunteers. RSVP to 236-6178 or email admin@papepaeoheeia.org.

5Rs fun
Castle Complex hosts its 5Rs Festival of Fun and Castle High senior projects showcase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Mall center stage, featuring displays, talks with students, activities, games and entertainment by Hawaii Loa and Kahaluu Ukulele Band. Call 235-7747.

Kaelepulu recycles
Kaelepulu Elementary School conducts an Aloha Aina recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon at the school. Welcome are scrap metal, electronics, batteries, HI-5 containers, newspaper, cooking oil, clothing, printer cartridges and much more. Visit 3rs@kokuhawaiifoundation.org.

Project Grad sale
Castle High’s Project Grad has its annual benefit Garage & Crafters Clearance and White Elephant Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. To donate items or reserve a space, call Lisa at 953-7011 or Kathy at 233-5600, ext. 2236.

Heiau cleanup
Hauula Community Association volunteers clean up Maunawila Heiau from 8 a.m. to noon at the historic site. Email Rebekah at matagiwalker@gmail.com.

March 9

Author talk
Elaine Olelo Masters, missionary and author of What the Witch Doctor Taught Me, discusses her Thailand memoir at 3 p.m. at Kaneohe Library (including a puppet show, songs, clothing and answering questions). The 90-minute program is suitable for ages 12 and older. Call 233-5676.

Hula in Kailua
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation presents “I Love Hula in Kailua” at 3 p.m. in the town center parking garage, first floor, featuring kumu hula Adah Enos and Kawehionapua Hula Studio. Call 263-7073.

Book study
Windward Unity Church has a book study of Caroline Myss’ Defy Gravity at 5:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731.

Ocean clinics
Na Kama Kai offers free Ocean Safety and Conservation Awareness clinics for keiki starting at 9 a.m. at Kahana Bay. For registration details, email info@nakamakai.org or call 864-9164.

Talk story Sunday
Windward United Church of Christ has a Talk Story Sunday after worship service at 10:15 a.m., sharing about “Spiritual Body Building” and the journey through Lent, at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay on Pookela Street. Call 848-4770.

March 10

Sustainable deadline
Deadline is today to sign up for the Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit, set for March 13-15 at Windward Community College. Planned are workshops on policy, operations, skill-building, leadership and service projects at local farms and fishponds. For fees and to register, visit web.hawaii.edu/sustainabilitysummit.

Waimanalo board meets
Waimanalo Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the National Guard training auditorium at Bellows. Call 768-3710.

Jesus class
Cari Bourette leads a course in “Who’s that Jesus Dude?” at 6:30 p.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731.

Chamber music
Chamber Music Hawaii presents the Galliard String Quartet & Friends at 7:30 p.m. at Paliku Theatre, featuring music by Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert. Call 489-5038.

March 11

Emergency leaders
Hauula Emergency Leadership Preparedness (HELP) meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hauula Civic Center on Kukuna Road. Email greeneb002@hawaii.rr.com.

Infant safety
Castle Medical Center sponsors a class in Infant Safety from 5:30 to 8:30 tonight at the hospital. Fee is $15. Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.


Castle Medical Center will host breast-feeding classes at 5:30 p.m. March 12 and 19. Fee is $25 (or free with any childbirth class). Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.

Board meetings
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. March 12 at KEY Project, and Koolauloa will meet at 6 p.m. March 13 at Hauula Community Center. Call 768-3710.

Hazard awareness
The Waimanalo chapter of Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience program will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the Hawaii National Guard Center dining facility at Bellows. Call 259-7222.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. March 12 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Eating right
Kaiser Permanente will have a free Senior Summit talk with a dietitian on “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” at 12:15 p.m. March 13 at the Windward YMCA. Call 261-0808.

Calendar items must reach us by March 5 to be considered for the March 12 edition. Fax them to Windward Islander at 585-6324 or email to cchang@midweek.com.