What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Wednesday April 16

Lei classes
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has a Succulent Lei Haku (wili method) class at 10 a.m. today ($10); Ti Leaf Lei at 10 a.m. April 23 ($5); and Lei Po’o at 12:30 p.m. April 29 and 10 a.m. April 30 ($15). Call 522-7066.

Teachers Peter Park and Dawn Robertson demonstrate how to build a LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robot at 6 p.m. at Waimanalo Library. Register at 259-2610.

Facial acupressure
Deadline is today to sign up for “The Acupressure Facial,” set for 9:45 a.m. April 23 in WCC’s Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Thursday April 17

Hanauma talks
Hanauma Bay Education Center has free lectures at 6:30 tonight on “El Nino & La Nina in Hawaii” with UH meteorology professor Steven Businger and student Kelly Lance, and April 24 on “Waves and Currents.” Call 387-5840.

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

Friday April 18

Lincoln play
Hawaii Pacific University’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre presents the play Heritage at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday and April 25-27, sharing 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.

Kailua music
The Saloon Pilots perform bluegrass style from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

Kaneohe music
Kaiona entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road; next up is Kapena April 25. Call 247-6671.

Unity Easter
Windward Unity Church’s Evensong at 7:30 tonight features “What’s Good About Good Friday” at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. The church also plans a sunrise service at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at Kalama Beach Park, followed by potluck and more worship back at the church. Call 262-6731.

Saturday April 19

Record store day Hungry Ear Records marks National Record Store Day with hundreds of new vinyl records and CDs on sale for $1 each from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 418 Kuulei Road. They also have turntables. Call 262-2175.

Hakipuu help
Volunteers are invited to help restore Hakipuu Stream from 9 a.m. to noon. RSVP to 381-7202 or nalani@hui-hawaii.org.

Kawainui help
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi sponsors a work day at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008.

Harold K.L. Castle Foundation sponsors free kanikapila music from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Kailua parking garage, featuring award-winning talent Ernie Cruz Jr. Call 263-7073.

96744 Fair
The annual 96744 Fair is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Castle High School’s basketball courts, featuring a kendama contest, chili cook-off, food, crafts, games, entertainment, petting zoo, pony rides, bouncer and dunking booth. Vendors may still call Cindy at 233-5600, ext. 2236, or email chs44fair@gmail.com.

Basketball signups
Kailua Community Basketball League registers players 7-17 for its spring skills clinic and 2014 season from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today and April 26 and May 3 at Enchanted Lake Park. Bring birth certificate and medical insurance card. Call 216-8103 or 352-1364.

Food drive
Windward City Shopping Center accepts donations of cash and nonperishable food from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 25th annual Hawaii Foodbank food drive. Call 836-3600.

Sunday April 20

Easter production
New Hope Windward presents the original Easter production, “Alive,” at 7, 8:30 and 10 a.m. at Regal Theaters at Windward Mall, with video testimony by Gregg and Shawnee Hammer and hip-hop dancing by 24-7 Danceforce. Childcare is provided free, along with keiki activities and snacks. Call 261-5975.

Monday April 21

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 on Waihee Road. Call 239-5744.

Safe Hauula
Hauula Community Association sponsors a Neighborhood Security Watch patrol at 8:45 p.m. throughout the area. Call 781-2048 or email kaluaum@yahoo.com.

Tuesday April 22

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


Hospital classes Castle Medical Center will have a breastfeeding class at 5:30 p.m. April 23 for new and expecting parents ($25, or free with any Castle childbirth class), a free Healthy Pregnancy class at 6 p.m. April 23, a Paddler Performance fitness class at 5:30 p.m. April 23 ($15), and a “Fresh Herbs for Fresh Flavor” cooking demo at 6 p.m. April 24 ($10). Call 263-5400 in advance.

Koolauloa cancer relay
Koolauloa Relay for Life will run from April 25 to 26 at Kahuku District Park. Relay teams and volunteers are welcome. Call Michelle at 432-9244 or email michelle.hashimoto@cancer.org.

Ballet at Paliku
Alive Arts will present the ballet “Full Circle” at 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 4 p.m. April 27 at Paliku Theatre, featuring solo performers from Oregon and local dancers, acrobats and pianists. Tickets cost $20 and $15. Call 277-2731 or 277-6619.

Capitol art
Students from Kalaheo High, and Puohala and Maunawili elementary schools have their artwork on display throughout the month of April at the state capitol, chamber level, courtesy of Sen. Jill Tokuda’s Art Review (STAR) program. Call 587-7215.

Holmes scholarships
Windward United Church of Christ will accept applications through April 30 for its annual Holmes Academic Scholarships for area high school graduates. Call 254-3802.

Ho’okupu vendors
Vendors are invited to join “Holomua,” the 15th annual Ho’okupu Aloha, presented May 3 at Kualoa Ranch by Mary Kupau Mikaele and her halau, which will dance in New Zealand next fall. Proceeds support the trip. Call Jesse at 754-5035.

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