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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

March 26

School closures
Public schools are closed today in observance of Prince Kuhio Day.

Deadline is today to register for “Shiatsu for Your Legs, Ankles and Feet,” set for 9:45 a.m. April 9 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Healthy pregnancy
Castle Medical Center hosts a free Healthy Pregnancy class at 6 p.m. in its Ohana Room. Call 263-5400 or register online two days in advance at castlemed.org.

March 27

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve has a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. on “Eat Local Seafood: Where Does it Come From and What Do You Need to Know?” with Hawaii Seafood Council program director John Kaneko. Call 397-5840.

Healthy aging
Na Kupuna, a discussion on healthy aging, runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at KEY Project pavilion on Waihee Road. Planned are dinner and a special speaker to help families with caring for elderly relatives, especially Native Hawaiians. RSVP to 956-3585.

Vegan cooking
Castle Medical Center hosts a “Go for the Greens” vegan cooking lesson with Eileen Towata at 6 p.m. in the Wellness center as part of its Eat Well for Life series. Fee is $10. Call 263-5050.

Fairy grandma
“Fairy Godmother” Susie Roth entertains preschoolers with magic, stories and fun at 10:30 a.m. at Kaneohe Library. Call 233-5676.

March 28

Piano recital
Ernest Chang’s piano students perform a free public recital at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 436-4578.

Kailua fun fair
The Kailua Elementary School fun fair runs from 1 to 5 p.m. with games, food, rides, a deejay booth and more to benefit school programs at 315 Kuulei Road. Call 266-7878.

Fish fry
Knights of Columbus Council 6307 hosts a Fish Fry (hush puppies, cole slaw, french fries and all-youcan-eat beer-batter catfish) from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney School, 920 Keolu Drive. Proceeds benefit the scholarship funds at St. Anthony’s and St. John Vianney schools and the nonprofit Courage House (for sex trafficking victims). Tickets cost $13, $12 and $9 at the door or at kofc6307fishfry2014.eventbr ite.com. Call 381-6948.

CPAC’s ‘Wizard’
Castle Performing Arts Center presents The Wizard of Oz at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in Ron Bright Theatre. Call 233-5626 or order tickets online at showtix4u.com.

Kaneohe music
The Saloon Pilots entertain from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

Spiritual night
Windward Unity Church’s Evensong at 7:30 tonight features “New Moon Circle” at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

March 29

Sea urchins, music
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources presents an Urchin Touch Tank and Display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Mall, including facts about invasive algae. Meanwhile, the Royal Hawaiian Band plays a concert at noon, both at center court. Call 235-1143.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Call 848-4770.

Paddling signups
Keahiakahoe Canoe Club registers paddlers from 10 a.m. to noon at Kahaluu Regional Park, followed by a paddling and steering clinic at 4:30 p.m. April 1. Fee is $125 for 18 and under, $150 for adults. Visit keahiakahoe.com.

Kickball signups
Late registration ($500 per team) runs through today for the 2014 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).

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

March 30

Haiku cleanup
Koolau Foundation volunteers clean up Haiku Valley from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., meeting at the top of Haiku Road. RSVP by March 29 at 221-5662 or email koolau-foundation@gmail.com.

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

March 31

Culinary classes
KEY Project begins its next series in adult culinary education (introductory kitchen and baking skills) today with professional chefs. For details and to register, call 380-7431.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kalaheo High School. Call 848-4770.

April 1

Bridge game
A bridge game begins at 1 p.m. with Daniel Reader at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 266-0301 or email daniel@thekukuinut.com.

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, 47-577 Waihee Road. Call 239-5777.


Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 2 and 3 in the BYU-Hawaii ballroom. Call 848-4770.

Group home hearing
The city Department of Planning and Permitting will have a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. April 4 at Mission Memorial Building on a permit to allow Tradition House Foundation to open a group living facility at 45-692 Halemuku Way. Call 768-8016.

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 athletic field. Call 469-5788.

Culture classes
Papahana Kuaola will lead “Kiko’u Ko’olau,” an after-school cultural course for grades 3-8, twice a week from April 7 to May 15 at its Haiku valley site. Call 447-7694 or visit papa-hanakuaola.com.

Kawainui help
State wildlife biologist James Cogswell will lead volunteers in a work day at the Kawainui Restoration Ponds from 9 a.m. to noon April 5. 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.

Ho’okupu vendors
Vendors are welcome to join “Holomua,” the 15th annual Ho’okupu Aloha set for May 3 at Kualoa Ranch and presented by Mary Kupau Mikaele and her halau, which will perform in New Zealand next fall. Proceeds from the event will support the trip. Crafters should call Jesse at 754-5035 or visit the halau web-site at kuhaihalau.com.

Items must reach us by March 26 to be considered for the April 2 edition. Email cchang@midweek.com.