What’s Up in Windward Oahu

March 12

Castle Medical Center leads breast-feeding classes at 5:30 p.m. today and March 19 at the hospital. Fee is $25 (or free with any childbirth class). Call 263-5400 or go to castlemed.org.

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

Hazard awareness
Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience program meets at 6:30 tonight and every second Wednesday through June 11 at the Hawaii National Guard Regional Training Center’s dining facility at Bellows. Tonight’s topic is earthquakes. Call 259-7222.

Mall storytime
Little People has a free Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. at its Windward Mall store. Call 236-1772.

Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” at 7 tonight and “Dream to Fly” at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

March 13

Keiki night
Heeia Fishpond hosts a free Keiki Night from 5 to 7 p.m. with stories, songs, arts and crafts, pupus and drinks, led by three local farm communities and sponsored by OHA. Call 236-6178.

Seeds of Hope
Emmanuel Episcopal Church screens the local documentary Seeds of Hope (the edited educational version) at 7 p.m. followed by discussion with ‘Nalo Farms president Dean Okimoto at 780 Keolu Drive. Call 262-4548.

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

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve has a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. on “Local Heroes: Native Collector Sea Urchins’ Impact Kaneohe Bay Reefs” with HPU graduate students Laura Stanley and Grace Chon. Call 397-5840.

Crime forum
Kailua Neighborhood Board hosts a forum on property crime at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park with panelists Judge Steven Alm, City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, state Public Safety director Ted Sakai, state Judiciary spokeswoman Tammy Mori and HPD Capt. Dagan Tsuchida of District 4. RSVP to windwardcrime-forum@hawaii.rr.com.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Kailua Town Center loading bay. Call 848-4770.

Koolauloa board meets
Koolauloa Neighborhood Board meets at 6 p.m. at Hauula Community Center. Call 768-3710.

March 14

Grief conference
St. Francis Hospice presents a conference on “Caregiving and Grief … Awakening Heart and Soul” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Koolau Ballrooms for healthcare and social workers, counselors, chaplains, caregivers and lay people. Aging-with-dignity advocate and author Frances Kakugawa is guest speaker. For registration details, call 547-8129.

Kaneohe music
Jasmin Nicole entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next Friday features Kapena. Call 247-6671.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Castle Medical Center’s entrance. Call 848-4770.

HPU art shows
Exhibits by Regina Bode and Joshua Tollefson close today at the HPU gallery at Hawaii Loa. Call 544-0228.

Early-bird kickball
Teams registering by today for the 2014 Kickball Tournament pay only $250 each. The April 5 tourney is sponsored by PARENTS Inc. at Kaneohe District Park. Email info@hawaiiparents.org or call 235-0255.

Spiritual night
Windward Unity Church’s Evensong features a Full Moon Circle in the Ekacakra tradition at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731.

March 15

Computer security
Teacher Deborah Kula leads a free class in Computer Security 101 at 11 a.m. at Kailua Library, offering several strategies to protect electronic devices. Call 266-9911.

Classic cars
East End Hot Rod Club has a classic car show from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Macy’s parking lot at Windward Mall. Donations to Hawaii Foodbank also are welcome at Ruby Tuesday’s and Gyu-Kaku during the show. Call 235-1143.

Basketball signups
Kailua Community Basketball League registers players ages 7-17 for spring skills clinics and the 2014 season from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today and March 22, 29 and April 5 at Enchanted Lake Park, 770 Keolu Drive. Bring birth certificate and medical insurance card. Call 216-8103, 352-1364 or 221-0553.

Cultural tour
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club leads a caravan tour of five Kaneohe cultural sites from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For reservations and details, call 226-4195.

Pinewood derby
St. Ann’s Church Cub Scout Pack 113 conducts its annual Pinewood Derby races from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 398-1883.

Kualoa discovery
The next Discover Kualoa experience is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring music, hula, stories, tours, a hike, petting zoo, food and more. For advanced tickets and details, visit kualoa.com/discover-kualoa or call 391-7441.

Stream help
Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers meet from 9 a.m. to noon to help restore Heeia Stream. Email nalani@hui-hawaii.org.

March 16

Talk story
Windward United Church of Christ has a Talk Story Sunday after worship service each week 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 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kailua United Methodist Church. Call 848-4770.

AYSO signups
Kaneohe AYSO has team registration from noon to 5 p.m. today and April 5, 5 to 9 p.m. April 30, and 1 to 5 p.m. May 4 at Windward Mall, lower level by Macy’s. Call 235-2976 or visit ayso-hawaii.org.

Ukulele music
Roy Sakuma’s Ukulele Studio entertains at 3 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

March 17

Spring break
Hawaii public schools are closed for spring break and will reopen March 24.

Ohana food
Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free food on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified individuals and families from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project. Call 239-5744.

Coach applications
Kailua Mustangs Pop Warner Football and Cheer Association seeks coaches for 2014. Interested adults should send a letter of intent to mustangsboardmembers@gmail.com or mail by today to the association at P.O. Box 1321 Kailua, HI 96734. Call 692-3278.

March 18

Preschool nature
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts a Preschool Nature Hour at 10:30 a.m. on the theme “Sun,” featuring stories, crafts and hikes. Bring lunch, walking shoes, bug spray and a parent. Call 233-7323.

Chorus concert
Pohai Nani hosts the Sounds of Aloha chorus at 7 p.m. in the auditorium in a free public concert. Call 436-4578.


Caregiver support
The Ohana Caregiver Support Group will meet at 9 a.m. March 19 at Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 234-2207.

Social Security
Financial adviser Darryl Wong will discuss everything you need to know about Social Security at 6 p.m. March 19 at Kaneohe Library. Call 233-5676.

Movie night
Kaneohe Library will screen the animated film Frozen at 6 p.m. March 19 in the library basement, with free popcorn and free admission. Call 233-5676.

Kaneohe circle
The Kaneohe Outdoor Circle will meet at 4 p.m. March 20 in the Castle High School library. Call 383-0313.

Kaneohe board meeting
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. March 20 at Ben Parker Elementary School cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Kailua bluegrass
The Saloon Pilots will play bluegrass originals and standards from 8:30 to 11 p.m. March 21 at Big City Diner Kailua, with no cover charge. Call 263-8880.

Orchid show
Windward Orchid Society will present its 34th annual spring orchid show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 21 and 22, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23 at King Intermediate School, featuring displays, workshops and plenty of plants for sale. Admission is free. Call 383-9487.

CPAC’s ‘Wizard’
Castle Performing Arts Center will present The Wizard of Oz March 21-30 in Ron Bright Theatre. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m Sundays. Call 233-5626 or order tickets online at showtix4u.com.

Fishpond workday
Heeia Fishpond will have a community workday from 8:30 a.m. to noon March 22 at the fishpond. Call 236-6178 or email admin@paepaeoheeia.org.

Adult ed
Two courses in community-based adult ed classes will begin March 25 at KEY Project and run for six weeks in morning and afternoon sessions at 47-200 Waihee Road. Call Kamuela Kala’i at 380-7431 or 239-5777.

Culinary classes
KEY Project will begin its next sessions in adult culinary education (introductory kitchen and baking skills) March 31 with professional chefs. For details and to register, call 380-7431.

Lincoln play Heritage will take the stage April 4 at Hawaii Pacific University’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre in Kaneohe, telling the story of Abraham Lincoln through the lens of the people closest to him. Curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through April 27. Admission is $5, $15 and $20. Visit hpu.edu/theatre or call 375-1282.

Spring fling vendors
Kalaheo High PTSA seeks crafters, food vendors and entertainers for its Spring Fling, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 on the school athletic field. Call Andrea at 469-5788.


Luk Tong Kuen
Luk Tong Kuen exercise classes meet at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday-Friday at Windward Mall center court, and 6 a.m. Monday-Friday on the mall’s upper parking deck for low impact movements with an emphasis on circulation, stretching and balance. Call 235-1143.

Language class
Nakayoshi Class has ongoing Japanese language lessons for all ages, including keiki classes from 2 to 5 p.m., with the first class free, at Kailua Christian Church on Manona Street. Call 384-8650.