What’s Up in Windward Oahu

April 2

Loud library
Windward Community College presents “Out Loud in the Library” at 6 p.m. downstairs in the Library Commons, featuring Big Mox, musician Ian O’Sullivan, poetry jammer Jaimie Gusman, novelist David Odhiambo and more for the public. Call 236-9235.

Castle Medical Center offers a breastfeeding class at 5:30 p.m. today and April 23 for new and expecting parents. Fee is $25, or free with any Castle childbirth class. Call 263-5400.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Thursday in the BYU-Hawaii ballroom. Call 848-4770.

Lifestyle choices
Ke Ola Mamo leads a “Taking Charge” session of PILI (Partnership for Improving Lifestyle Intervention) at 10 a.m. at Waimanalo Health Center. Call 259-6666.

Deadline is today to register for “Acupressure for Your Neck, Shoulders and Back,” set for 9:45 a.m. April 16 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

April 3

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

Hanauma talks
Hanauma Bay Education Center hosts a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. on “Pa’a Ke Kahua: Research in Hawaiian Language Newspapers” with Lasona Ellinwood and Pomai Stone of the UHManoa Hawaiian Language center. Additional topics are set for April 10, 17 and 24. Call 387-5840.

April 4

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

Lincoln play
Hawaii Pacific University’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre opens its spring play, Heritage, at 7:30 tonight and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday through April 27, telling the story of Abraham Lincoln through the eyes of the people closest to him. Admission is $20, $15 and $10. Visit hpu.edu/theatre or call 375-1282.

April 5

Castle speech fest
Motorists be advised: Castle High School hosts its annual Elementary School Speech Festival from 8 a.m. to noon in three categories for grades 1-6. Call 233-5600, ext. 2247.

Family fun day
Castle Complex schools and other partners host a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Mall, featuring dancing, a hula hoop contest, games, door prizes, exhibits and more. Call 235-7747.

Marsh plant tour
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club lead a Native Plants of Kawainui tour at 8:30 a.m. with carpooling to each site. Suggested donation is $10 and registration is limited to 25 people. Contact Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 or at email@ahahui.net.

Paliku arts
WCC presents its free Paliku Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring hands-on art activities, food, performances, exhibits and entertainment, including a show by the Royal Hawaiian Band to start things off. Call 235-6324.

Nature art reception
An artists reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery for the annual “Celebrating Nature through Art” exhibit by eight Windward artists. It runs through April 29. Call 206-913-7910.

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

Kawainui help
State wildlife biologist James Cogswell leads volunteers in a workday at the Kawainui Restoration Ponds from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring gloves and come prepared for mud and sunshine. The ponds are located behind Castle hospital at the bottom of Ulukahiki Street. Call him at 266-0911.

Kailua-Waimanalo AYSO
Kailua-Waimanalo AYSO has soccer signups from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Kailua High cafeteria, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 8 at Kailua District Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 24 at Kailua High cafeteria, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m May 3 at Waimanalo District Park. For details, visit kailuaayso.org.

Kickball tournament
The annual Kickball Tournament runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kaneohe District Park as a benefit for youth programs of Hawaii PARENTS Inc. Call 235-0255 or 223-5940.

A March 11 blessing made everything pono and launched a new menu at Fatboy’s Fairway Bistro, serving golfers and daily visitors for two years at Pali Golf Course. Owner Carroll Ung and Mrs. Kaneohe 2014 Michele Navarro Ishiki pause after the ceremony led by Kahu Richard Kamanu of Kaumakapili Church. Photo from Michele Navarro Ishiki.

Trinity Christian School stages its fifth annual biathlon with about 50 participants from 6 to 9 a.m. in Kailua Beach waters and around Lanikai loop, finishing at the beach park. Call 628-8967.

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. at Enchanted Lake Park, 770 Keolu Drive. Bring birth certificate and medical insurance card. Call 216-8103, 352-1364 or 221-0553.

April 6

Hula in Kailua
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation presents “I Love Hula in Kailua” at 3 p.m. with Halau Hula Ka Ulu Pua ‘A’ala O Ka Lani and kumu hula Lehua Carvalho on the first floor of Kailua Parking Garage. Call 263-7073.

April 7

Afterschool culture
Papahana Kuaola offers cultural and garden programs today through May 15 for grades 3-8 in Haiku Valley. Call 447-7694.

Ballroom dance
Kaneohe’s chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association starts spring classes in rumba and East Coast swing at 7 tonight at Parker United Methodist Church. Membership is $15, plus a $20 class fee. Classes meet Mondays. Email w.kn@hbda-hawaii.org.

April 8

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. today at HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus, and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 9 at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 101, 103 and 105. Call 848-4770.

Infant safety
Castle Medical Center has a infant safety class at 5:30 p.m. for new and expecting parents. Fee is $15. Call 263-5400.

Piano recital
Advanced piano students from Masaki School of Music perform a free public concert at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.


Academic TV show
Castle High students will battle teams from Lanakila Baptist and Waiakea High in the TV game show It’s Academic, airing at 7 p.m. April 9 on K-FIVE TV.

Hazards awareness
Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program for Waimanalo will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at the Hawaii National Guard dining facility at Bellows to discuss tsunamis. Call 259-7222.

Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. April 9 and “Dream to Fly” at 7 p.m. April 11 on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 or $5. Call 235-7433.

Board meetings
Kahaluu Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. April 9 at KEY Project on Waihee Road, and Koolauloa will meet at 6 p.m. April 10 at Hauula Community Center on Kukuna Road. Call 768-3710.

Bladder health
Kaiser Permanente will host a free Senior Summit talk on “In Control: Pelvic Floor Strengthening” at 12:15 p.m. April 10 at Windward YMCA. Call 261-0808.

Koolau writers
Registration is under way for the 2014 Koolau Writers Workshop, set for 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 12 at HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus, with fees of $40 for general, $30 for students in advance or at the door. Call Tyler McMahon at 544-1107 or visit koolauwriterswork-shop.com.

Beachside dining
Kalama Beach Club will host a Moonlight Dinner at 5:30 p.m. April 12. Admission is $30 per person. RSVP by April 12 to kalamabeachclub.com or call 262-5995.

Beach cleanup
Girl Scout Troop 840, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and others will lead a Kailua Beach Cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon April 12. Call Lisa at 772-3437.

Kalaheo foot race
Kalaheo High School will have its annual 5K Spirit Run/Walk at 7:30 a.m. April 12 at Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai loop. Fee is $30, and proceeds go to Project Grad. Sign up at active.com (search: Kalaheo) or call 294-1029.

Fishpond help
Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society will sponsor a workday from 8 a.m. to noon April 12 at the fishpond in Kaneohe. To register as a group or individual, call 263-8202.

Ho’okupu vendors
Vendors are invited 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 kuhaihalau.com.

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