What’s Up in Windward Oahu

March 19

Caregiver support
Ohana Caregiver Support Group meets at 9 a.m. at Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 234-2207.

Lanikai Mortgage Players hold auditions at 7 p.m. at Lanikai pavilion’s Shreve Theater for its spring melodrama Wedlockout, or Bedfellows Make Strange Politics. No experience is required, and the play will run May 16-18, and 23-25. The production calls for six women and four men and is loosely based on the plot of Lysistrata. Call director Jim Duca at 263-0965.

KEY open house
KEY Project hosts its annual open house from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., offering exhibits and information on area services, activities and programs, as well as refreshments from Kipuka Cafe. The community center is located at 47-200 Waihee Road in Kahaluu. Call 239-5777.

Social Security
Financial adviser Darryl Wong discusses everything you need to know about Social Security at 6:30 p.m. at Kaneohe Library. Call 233-5676.

Castle Medical Center sponsors a breast-feeding class at 5:30 p.m. today at the hospital. Fee is $25 (or free with any childbirth class). Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.

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

March 20

History speaker
Connie Florez, director and producer of The Glades Project, speaks at 11:30 a.m. in Windward Community College’s Hale Akoakoa 105 as the final guest in the 2014 Women’s History Month series. Call 236-9223.

’13’ musical
Diamond in the Rough Productions presents the new musical 13 at 7:30 tonight, Friday and Saturday at Paliku Theatre, starring a cast of 22 teenagers (including Le Jardin student Lani Matsumiya) in a high-energy tale of growing up. Tickets cost $19 and $10 at showtix4u.com or by calling 1-866-967-8167.

Kaneohe board meets
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. March 20 at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Kaneohe circle
Kaneohe Outdoor Circle meets at 4 p.m. in the Castle High School library. Call Kathy Martin at 383-0313.

March 21

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

CPAC’s ‘Wizard’
Castle Performing Arts Center presents The Wizard of Oz today through March 30 in Ron Bright Theatre. 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.

Kaneohe music
Kapena entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next Friday it’s the Saloon Pilots. Call 247-6671.

Spiritual night
Windward Unity Church’s Evensong features gong meditation with Barbara Cole at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

Saturday March 22 Chainsaw basics Mulkern Nursery hosts arborist Mark Leon at 10 a.m. with a free workshop on chainsaw basics and safety at 41-639 Kaulukanu St. in Waimanalo. (Don’t bring your chainsaw, please.) Call 396-6595.

Kickball signups
Late registration ($500 per team) runs from today through March 29 for the annual charity Kickball Tournament, set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 at Kaneohe District Park. Call 235-0255, email info@hawaiiparents.org or visit hawaiiparents.org. Volunteers also are needed to take various shifts (223-5940).

Church yard sale
St. Roch Parish in Kahuku conducts a giant benefit yard sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 56-350 Kamehameha Hwy., featuring clothing, linens, small appliances, books, toys, food and desserts. Call 293-5026.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to noon at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center and 8 a.m. to noon at Laie Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Cheer contest on TV
ESPN airs the 2014 Americheer International Championships from Disney World today and Sunday, with Kalaheo High School’s squad in the mix.

Aura workshop
Windward Unity Church sponsors an aura workshop led by Daniel Reader at 1 p.m. at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call him at 266-0301 or email daniel@thekukuinut.com.

Mall bunny
The Easter Bunny arrives at Windward Mall center court today, celebrating from 10 a.m. to noon with crafts, balloons, face painting, cookie decorating, prizes and photo sittings. He will remain in residence through April 19. Call 235-1143.

Bus drivers
Roberts Hawaii recruits for qualified bus drivers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

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

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

March 23

Master woodworker and artist Manny Mattos presents a two-part program on traditional Hawaiian weapons at 1 p.m. today and March 30 at Kaneohe Library, featuring the importance of Hawaii’s hardwood forests, the history of local weaponry and a showcase of his private collection. Call 233-5676.

Hawaiian music
Pohai Nani hosts a free public Hawaiian music concert with guitarist Jan Kaeo at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Call 436-4578.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

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

March 24

Ahupua’a management
Hau’ula Community Association meets on Ahupua’a Management at 6 p.m. at Hauula Civic Center. Email tessie50@gmail.com.

Windward Unity Church begins a 10-week Prosperity Plus series on spiritual practices of abundant life with Jon Deluca at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731.

March 25

Group living permit
The city Department of Planning and Permitting has a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. at Mission Memorial conference room on a permit to allow an eight-adult group-living facility at 45-504 Koolau View Drive. Call 768-8056.

Baby tales
Kaneohe Library presents a Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s section. Call 233-5676.

Down to Earth doings
Down to Earth has a free vegetarian cooking class at 4:30 p.m. and a night market from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 201 Hamakua Drive. Call 947-3249.

Adult ed
Two community-based adult ed courses start today at KEY Project and run for six weeks, offering five subjects in morning and afternoon sessions at 47-200 Waihee Road. Call 380-7431 or 239-5777.

Bridge game
A community bridge game is planned for 1 p.m. with Daniel Reader at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call him at 266-0301.


Recovery group
The faith-based Celebrate Recovery support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. March 26 and each Wednesday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay on Pookela Street to help people with hurts, habits and hangups. All are welcome, and there’s free childcare. Call Ernie at 225-7408.

Healthy pregnancy
Castle Medical Center will host a free Healthy Pregnancy class at 6 p.m. March 26 in its Ohana Room. Register two days in advance at 263-5400 at castlemed.org.

Vegan demos
Eileen Towata will demonstrate “Go for the Greens” vegan cooking at 6 p.m. March 27 in Castle Wellness auditorium as part of the hospital’s Eat Well for Life series. Fee is $10. Call 263-5050.

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