What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday August 6

Castle parents Castle High School hosts Freshmen & Parents Info Night in the cafeteria: 6 p.m. light dinner, 6:30 p.m. session begins. Call 233-5600, ext. 2236.

Mental support United Self-Help conducts a mental health support group from 5:30 to 7 tonight and the first and third Wednesday at St. Christopher’s Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive. Call Catherine at 235-2615.

Breastfeeding Castle Medical Center has a class in breastfeeding from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fee is $25, or free with any Castle childbirth class. Register at 263-5400 or castlemed.org.

Self massage Deadline is today to sign up for “Chi Kung & Self Massage,” set for 9:45 a.m. Aug. 13 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Thursday August 7

Hanabusa speaks Congressional candidate Colleen Hanabusa addresses Windward Oahu Rotary Club at its noon meeting at Mid-Pacific Country Club. Cost of optional meal is $14. Call club secretary Jerry Allen at 261-1956.

Caregivers Caregiver Foundation hosts a caregiver support group from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at Ko’olau. The meeting offers a screening of Koi, Like the Fish, which raises awareness about caregiving, followed by group sharing. Call 625-3782.

Mustang deadline Deadline is today to sign up for the Kalaheo High School Reunion (classes 1976-1980), which includes a party Aug. 22 at Kaneohe Yacht Club, alumni basketball game Aug. 23 at the school, a buffet dinner Aug. 23 at Ko’olau Grand Ballroom, and a family potluck Aug. 24 at Kailua Beach Park. Visit kalaheo79reunion.com.

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

Preschool stories Kaneohe Library begins its fall session of preschool storytimes at 10:30 a.m. today. Call 233-5676.

Study groups Windward Unity Church begin a study group for “A Course in Love” at 1 p.m. and “The Way of Mastery” at 3 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Castle birthing Castle Medical Center conducts a four-part class in “Giving Birth: The Castle Experience” from 6 to 8 p.m. today or 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Fee is $45 per person, or $80 per couple (especially those in their third trimester). Register at 263-5400 or castlemed.org.

Friday August 8

Haiku music Manai’a entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next up: Pena Boy Aug. 15. Call 247-6671.

Kahuku music The Saloon Pilots entertain from 9 p.m. to midnight at Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer, the Bar. Cover is $10. Call 293-6000.

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium launches its fall series at 7 and 8 p.m. with “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Next up: “Stargazing” Aug. 13 and “Earth, Moon and Sun” Aug. 22. Call 235-7433.

Saturday August 9

Fishing day Paepae o He’eia has La Holoholo Family Fishing Day from 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. at He’eia fishpond. Register at 236-6178 or at sales@paepaeoheeia.org.

WCC registration Staff from Windward Community College helps students register for fall semester from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Gabby Pahinui Kanikapila at Waimanalo Beach Park. Call Gus Cobb-Adams at 235-7385 or email gusca@hawaii.edu.

Ahuimanu hike Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a novice hike in Ahuimanu Valley at 8 a.m. Visit htmclub.org.

Child safety checks Kapiolani hospital and others sponsor a free Child Car Seat Safety Check from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aikahi Park Shopping Center. Call 735-8822.

Recovery group Celebrate Recovery meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9 and each Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Po’okela St. The national, faith-based program and support group helps people with their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Everyone is welcome, and free childcare is available. Call Ernie at 225-7408.

Neighbors’ garage sale Neighbors on Bell and Nalu streets in Waimanalo have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Look for green balloons. Call 259-7222.

Fun walk Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club sponsors a 4-mile Kaneohe Fun Walk at 8 a.m., starting at the Atrium Building, 45-005 Kawa St. Forms are at Melrose Place at the Atrium. Call 218-2319, 341-4806 or email pelejr03@hotmail.com.

Sunday August 10

Hula in Kailua Kumu hula Wanda Akiu and Halau Hula Pa’akea Wai Lehua perform at 3 p.m. in the town center parking garage for “I Love Hula in Kailua,” sponsored by Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. Next up: Pumehana Cullen’s Puamana Hula Studio Sept. 14. Call 263-7073.

Artist reception Ginny Walden Art Gallery hosts an artists reception from 3 to 7 p.m. for “ET HOME!” The exhibit features paintings by Tashina and Ginny Walden with some ancient alien images. The gallery is located at 41-829 Kaka’ina St., Studio A-4 in Waimanalo. Call 389-0579.

Hawaiian music Jan Keau performs Hawaiian music at 2 p.m. in a free public concert at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

Gong meditation Windward Unity Church offers “Gong Meditation” with Barbara Cole at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Fishpond talk Hanauma Nature Preserve presents a free lecture on fishpond permitting challenges at 3 p.m. with Jack Kittinger of Conservation International, Kehaulani Watson of Honua Consulting and DLNR planner Michael Cain in the park theater. Other talks are Aug. 17, 24 and 31. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday August 11

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

Tuesday August 12

Medispa party Windward Medispa & Vein Center has a party from 4 to 7:30 p.m. with prizes, drinks, pupus, demos and free consultations at 25 Maluniu Ave. #202. RSVP by Aug. 8 to 261-8346.

Kalaheo open house Kalaheo High School hosts a “back to school” open house beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Call 254-7900.

Infant safety Castle Medical Center offers a class in Infant Safety from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $15 per person. Register at 263-5400.


Emergency shelters Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program of Waimanalo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the National Guard auditorium at Bellows. Topic is “Emergency Sheltering n Hawaii.” Call 259-7222.