What’s Up in Windward Oahu

November 13

Castle coffee Castle High hosts a principal’s coffee hour at 5:30 p.m. in the library to discuss 21st-century learning strategies, followed by a Families and Friends of Castle meeting. Call 233-5600.

Kahaluu board meets Kahaluu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 768-3710.

Nutrition Deadline is today to sign up for the Nutrition Roundtable class on “Nourishing the Vital Force,” set for 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 20 in WCC’s Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

Weight loss Dr. Steve Fowler leads free Weight-Loss Surgery seminars at 6:30 p.m. today and Dec. 11 in Castle’s Wellness Center auditorium. Register at 263-5400.

November 14

Sing-along Pohai Nani sponsors a sing-along with pianist Alan Fisher at 7 p.m. in its second-floor club room, and a piano recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 22, also in the club room. Both events are free and open to the public at 45-090 Namoku St. Call 247-3448.

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

Sleep summit Kaiser Permanents conducts a free Senior Summit lecture on “Sleep Secrets” at 12:15 p.m. at Windward YMCA on Kailua Road. The public is welcome. Call 261-0808.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 101, 103 and 105; and 3-7 p.m. at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

Foot care Dr. Sandra Au present a free seminar at 6 p.m. on “Get Your Feet Feeling Good!” at Castle hospital’s Wellness auditorium. Call 263-5400 in advance.

Hamakua music The Saloon Pilots play from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner on Hamakua Drive. Call 263-8880.

November 16

Maoli art HPU’s Windward gallery’s exhibition, “MAP II: maoli.art.pedagogy – Visions of the Future” closes today on the Kaneohe campus. Call 544-0228.

Container plants Scotland Wilson teaches “The Art of Container Garden Design” at 9 a.m. in a free workshop at Sharon’s Plants in Waimanalo. Call 259-7137 to register.

Fishpond help Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society has a community workday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kaneohe pond. Call 392-1284.

Discover North Shore Hawaii Gas Co. and HMAA present “Discover North Shore” from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Turtle Bay Resort with music, a fashion show, crafts and an after-party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Surfer The Bar. Packages start at $25 and range from event admission to overnight hotel stays and a Nov. 17 tour of area shrimp trucks. Visit discovernorthshore.com.

November 17

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:15 a.m. to noon at First Presbyterian at Koolau. Call 848-4770.

Pet photos McKenna Windward Ford hosts “Pictures with Santa Paws” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 725 Kailua Road, offering pet photos for a donation to Hawaiian Humane Society. Call 356-2225.

November 18

Ohana food Ohana Food Produce Distribution gives out food on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified individuals from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project. Call 239-5744.

November 19

Nature hour Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has a free Pre-School Nature Hour at 10:30 a.m. on “Garden Critters,” including stories, crafts, and a nature hike. Bring lunch and stay for a picnic. Call 233-7323.

Japanese theater Bento Rakugo troupe stages dynamic storytelling at 6 p.m. at Kahuku Library in the ancient tradition of Japanese theater with a comedic twist. Call 293-8935.


Centerpieces Melody Fanning will lead a workshop on making Thanksgiving centerpieces at 10 a.m. Nov. 20 at Ho-‘omaluhia Botanical Garden. Dried materials are welcome, and fee is $15. Call 522-7066.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Nov. 20 at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 101, 103 and 105; and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Castle High’s Ron Bright Theatre. Call 848-4770.

Making bread Castle Medical Center will present “Bread from the Heart and Hands” at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Wellness Center demonstration kitchen. Learn how to make bread the old-fashioned way, plus receive tasty samples and written recipes. Fee is $10. Call 263-5400 two days in advance.

Fertilizer tips Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery will lead a free class on “Fertilizer How To’s” at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Waimanalo nursery, 41-639 Kaulukanu St. Call 396-6595.

Haiku service day Koolau Foundation will have a Haiku Valley Service Learning Day Nov. 24 for all volunteers and youths seeking community service hours (and also on the last Sunday of each month). Lunch is provided. RSVP to 221-5662 or email koolau-foundation@gmail.com.

Printmakers show Gallery ‘Iolani hosts “Lineage,” an exhibition of the best in island print-making, through Nov. 25 at WCC. Call 236-9155.

Critter art entries Entries for Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden’s annual Frogs and Garden Critters Art Contest are due by Nov. 30 and must feature 3-D use of recycled materials. The show runs Dec. 7-31. Call 233-7323.

Fair vendors Christ Church Uniting is seeking vendors and volunteers now for its Christmas craft fair Dec. 7. Booth fee is $45. Application forms are at ccukailua.org or call Jan at 235-0786.


Book sale Friends of Kaneohe Library offer special discounts throughout November. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 247-4819.

Writing workshops WCC’s Poets’ Society and Youth Speaks Hawaii conduct writing workshops from 3:30 to 5 p.m. each Thursday through Dec. 5 in Hale Palanakila 227 for all students, staff and the public. Call 235-7400.

Self help United Self Help hosts a free Kailua support group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive, providing a safe environment to share personal concerns. Call 947-5558.

Hakipuu workdays Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers work from 8 a.m. to noon every fourth Saturday on the Hakipuu Stream Restoration Project by Kualoa Ranch. Email nalani@hui-hawaii.org.

Wellness center Windward Family Wellness Center at Koolau Center has exercise classes Saturday-Thursday, with early and late times and varied fees. Instructors lead Zumba, yoga, R.I.P.P.E.D., flex & stretch and tai chi. Call 239-9355 or email wind-wardfamilywc@hotmail.com.

Waimanalo seniors Waimanalo Senior Citizens Club meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the district park gym. Call 259-7436.

Seniors in Kailua Kailua Seniors Club and Pali Seniors Club both meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Kailua District Park. Call 266-7652.

Koolau seniors Koolau Seniors Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Kaneohe Community and Senior Center on Puohala Street. Call 233-7317.

Give it fresh Windward Unity Church seeks help for Give It Fresh Day from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Windward Mall Farmers Market, and after 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kailua Night Market. Call 262-6731.

Park yoga Carolyn Sawai leads yoga for stress relief at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kaneohe District Park. Fee is $2 per class. Call 381-6380.

Vegetarian cooking Down To Earth offers free vegetarian cooking classes at 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at its Kailua store. Call 947-3249.

Castle travels Castle High alumni and kin are invited to travel to Japan in 2014 with EF Tours, coordinated by teacher Bev Vierra. Call 389-7529, 233-5600, ext. 2267; or email bevierra@yahoo.com.

Zumba fitness Kehaulani Volhein leads Zumba fitness at 8:30 a.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday at Windward Family Wellness Center in Koolau Center. Fee is $5 each; first one free. Call 230-9369.

Items must reach us by Nov. 13 to be considered for the Nov. 20 edition. Fax to 585-6324 or email to cchang@midweek.com.