What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday May 7 Fireknife championships Polynesian Cultural Center hosts the world fireknife championships starting at 6:30 tonight and extending through Saturday, along with the Samoan Cultural Arts Festival for high school teams from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 293-3333.

Kailua town hall Windward lawmakers Cynthia and Laura Thielen, Chris Lee and Ikaika Anderson sponsor a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Keolu Elementary School cafeteria. Call 586-6480.

Waikane munitions The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts a Restoration Advisory Board meeting on the former Waikane Training Area at 7 p.m. at Waiahole Elementary School cafeteria. The public can learn plans for additional field investigations of potential remedial sites. Call Kevin Pien at 835-4091.

Cafe art show Kailua High art teacher Noni Floyd has her gallery wrap giclee on display all of this month at Morning Brew Cafe. Call 262-7770.

AA meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 and at 8 p.m. today, and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731.

Thursday May 8

Teen brain King Intermediate School Title I and parents for Public Schools of Hawaii present “The Adolescent Brain” at 6:30 p.m. in the King library, featuring talk story, parent resources, a talk by Chaminade’s Tracy Trevorrow and UH Manoa’s Lois Yamauchi and the King support staff, plus refreshments. RSVP by May 6 to 233-5727, ext. 231.

Good bones Castle Medical Center presents a free seminar on bone health at 6 p.m. in the Wellness Center auditorium, with a panel on osteoporosis. Pre-register at 263-5400.

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

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Kailua Town Center parking garage. Call 848-4770.

Friday May 9

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 7 tonight and “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. May 14 at WCC. Admission is $7-$5. Call 235-7433.

Ho’ike Castle High School’s 200-plus Polynesian Music and Dance students present their 20th annual ho’ike at 7:30 tonight and Saturday at Ron Bright Theatre on the theme “Migrations of the Polynesians.” Tickets cost $10 at the door. Call Dawn at 233-5600, ext. 2238.

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kahuku High School. Call 848-4770.

Health and art Kahuku High & Intermediate School has a Health and Art Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria, plus a showcase of projects from the career and technical ed classes. The fair offers exhibits, health screenings, and healthy snacks and activities, including Zumba, in cooperation with Koolauloa Community Health Center staff. Email kendramartyn@yahoo.com.

Spring concert Windward Choral Society presents its free spring concert, “Latin America to Lahainaluna,” at 7 tonight at St. Ann’s Church in Kaneohe and at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kailua. Both are free and will feature Ariel Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, songs from 20th-century Hawaii, and the 19th Ave. barbershop quartet. Call 261-9879.

Kaneohe music Ho’okani entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next up is Manai’a on May 16. Call 247-6671.

Saturday May 10

Makuahine fair Halau Hula O Nawahine and Windward YMCA present the halau’s inaugural Makuahine Day Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Y, featuring vendors and Hawaiian entertainment for Mother’s Day. Call 692-6351.

Bay tour Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club offers guided tours of Kaneohe Bay, “Legends of Koolau,” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today and Aug. 16 and Sept. 13, leaving from Heeia Pier on the Coral Queen glass-bottom boat. Fee is $20 and $10, including a tour brochure. Call 235-8111 in advance.

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

Hauula heiau Volunteers meet to clean up Maunawila heiau in Hauula from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Email dotty.kelly@verizon.net.

Kailua heiau Volunteers meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon to clean and weed at Ulupo heiau behind Windward YMCA. Bring tools, water, bug spray and a snack. Call 263-8008.

Kailua basketball Kailua Community Basketball League registers players age 7-17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today and May 17 at Enchanted Lake Park on Keolu Drive. Bring proof of birth date and health insurance. Call 216-8103, 352-1364 or 221-0553.

Mom’s mini crafts Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center has a Mother’s Day Mini Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 722-6467.

Mothers and others KEY Project host its annual “Mothers and Others” benefit brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (the day before Mothers Day) in its pavilion, featuring entertainment and gourmet food station by its own Kipuka Cafe at 47-200 Waihee Road. Tickets cost $50. Call 239-5777.

Ke Kula Mele Kumu Alan Akaka directs Ke Kula Mele in their spring concert at 11 a.m. at Windward Mall, featuring the music of Kauai via steel guitar, ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian-style bass. Call 375-9379.

Sunday May 11 Happy Mother’s Day.

Monday May 12

Waimanalo board meets Waimanalo Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the National Guard auditorium at Bellows. Call 768-3710.

Kahuku book club Kahuku Library book club meets at 5:30 p.m. to discuss its current reading choice. For details, call 293-8935.

Tuesday May 13

Kahuku film night Kahuku Library screens the animated film Frozen at 5:30 p.m. for free at the library, plus crafts and refreshments. Call 293-8935.

Emergency readiness Hauula Emergency Leadership Preparedness (HELP) meets at 6 p.m. at Hauula Civic Center on Kukuna Road. For details, email greeneb002@hawaii.rr.com.

Chorale concert Don Conover and the Honolulu Chorale perform a free public concert at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Next up is a handbell ensemble at 2 p.m. May 18. Call 234-6639.


Hurricane awareness Waimanalo’s Hazard Awareness & Resilience Program will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 14 for presentation on tropical cyclones and hurricanes, and then convene at 6:30 for its monthly meeting, both at Hawaii National Guard dining facility at Bellows. Call Frencha at 259-7222.

Board meetings Kahaluu Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. May 14 at KEY Project, and Kaneohe will meet at 7 p.m. May 15 at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Elder scams Hawaii State FCU’s Karen Ho will discuss “Elder Financial Abuse: the Crime of the 21st Century” at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at Kailua Library. Call 266-9911.

Mustang reunions Kalaheo classes of 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1980 will have a combined reunion Aug. 22-24, including an alumni basketball game. Email bowmanaloha@aol.com.

Europe travel Castle High School parents and ohana are invited to join a tour of London, Paris, Florence, Switzerland and Rome in 2015. Email beverly_vierra@notes.k12.hi.us or call her at 233-5600, ext. 2267.


Hula classes Shona Lam Ho and Ho’omaika’i Hula Halau welcome new students to Monday and Wednesday classes at KEY Project. Call 728-8960 after 4 p.m.

Breastfeeding class Waimanalo Health Center has free breastfeeding classes at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Call Leigh Ziegler at 259-7948.

Network breakfast A business networking breakfast convenes from 8 – 9 a.m. each Friday at The Food Company in Kailua, where professionals from various industries meet to refer clients to each other. There is no membership fee. RSVP to 779-7383.