What’s Up in Windward Oahu

November 20

International week
WCC has International Education Week events from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with dancing, food, speech contests in three languages, and workshops in flower arranging and calligraphy. 235-7374.

Melody Fanning leads a workshop on making Thanksgiving centerpieces at 10 a.m. at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Dried materials are welcome and fee is $15. Call 522-7066.

Enchanted Lake imu
Mail-in deadline is today to reserve a space in the Enchanted Lake Elementary School Thanksgiving imu. Call 263-1411, ext. 236.

Fine arts night
Kailua High’s fine art classes present “Celebration of the Arts” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria, with ethnic edibles, band and ensemble music, exhibits and an art gallery and sale. Call 266-7900.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 101,103 and 105. Call 848-4770.

Hoops shoot
The Elks Hoops Shoot starts at 3 p.m. at Kaneohe District Park. The youth free-throw contest is for boys and girls by age group. Call Greg Sylvester at 292-8440.

HPU comedy
HPU presents Moliere’s comedy, Tartuffe, at 7:30 tonight and each Wednesday through Saturday through Dec. 8 in Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on the Kaneohe campus. Matinees are at 4 p.m Sundays. For tickets, call 375-1282.

Caregiver support
An Ohana Caretakers support group meets at Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road at 9 a.m. today. Call 234-2207.

Deadline is today to sign up for the Nutrition Roundtable class in “Vitamins and Minerals in Food,” set for 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 27 in WCC’s Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

November 21

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

Hanauma lecture
Hanauma Nature Preserve hosts a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Cynthia Bond Memorial Theater with UH Hilo graduate student Caree Weisz on “Predicting Microbial Pollution Patterns in Hilo Bay.” Call 397-5840.

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

November 22

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Castle High’s Ron Bright Theatre. Call 848-4770.

Piano recital
Pohai Nani presents Ernest Chang’s piano students at 7 p.m. in a free recital in Pohai Nani’s newly renovated auditorium. The public is welcome. Call 247-3448.

November 23

Waimanalo makahiki
Waimanalo Makahiki 2013 is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bellows campgrounds to celebrate youth, culture and athletic competition, plus storytelling, plant restoration and more. Call 927-1867.

Kualoa makahiki
Makahiki Nui runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kualoa Regional Park, featuring a procession of Akua Lono, ho’okupu, traditional games for men and boys, ending with a potluck dinner and awards. Call Umi Kai at 840-5510.

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

Hakipuu help
Volunteers help restore Hakipuu Stream from 8 a.m. to noon. Wear close-toed shoes, long pants and sleeves, and bug spray. RSVP to nalani@hui-hawaii.org.

Glass ornaments
Island Glassworks offers Christmas ornament workshops beginning this month on Saturdays and Sundays at the Kailua studio, 171-A Hamakua Drive. Fee is $30 per students. Call Geoff Lee at 263-4527.

Warriors on screen
Koolau 10 Theatres presents the UH-Wyoming football game live on the big screen at 9 a.m. at Koolau Center. Tickets cost $10. Call 239-0919.

Health fair
HMSA sponsors a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Mall center court, offering exhibits, booths and tips on wellness. Visit windwardmall.com.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to noon today and Nov. 30 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

November 24

Haiku service day
Koolau Foundation plans a Haiku Valley Service Learning Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all volunteers and youths seeking community service hours. Lunch is provided. RSVP to 221-5662 or email koolaufoundation@gmail.com.

Royal music
The Royal Hawaiian Band performs a free concert at 2:30 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 922-5331.

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive, and 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

November 25

Printmakers show
Gallery ‘Iolani’s “Lineage,” printmaking exhibition closes today. Call 236-9155.

November 26

College aid night
Castle High School hosts a Financial Aid Night at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria with WCC financial aid director Steven Chigawa sharing tips on how to fill out the FAFSA form. Call Nelson Chee at 233-5600.

Health law
Robert Hamamoto, a volunteer with AARP, shares the latest on the Affordable Care Act at 6 p.m. at Kahuku Library. Call 293-8935.


Hokulani Imaginarium will present Led Zeppelin at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 and a Christmas show at 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at WCC. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Melody Fanning will lead a workshop on making succulent wreaths at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. Bring garden cloves and clippers. Fee is $20. (A Hawaiian wreath class will start at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 for $15.) Call 522-7066.

School closures
Public schools will be closed Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving.

Kalama artisans
Kalama Beach Club will have its Holiday Artisan Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 at 280 N. Kalaheo Ave. with locally made fine arts gifts and ono food. Call 262-5995.

Windward Oahu calendar items must reach us at cchang@midweek.com by Nov. 20 for the Nov. 27 edition.