What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday August 13 Emergency shelters Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program of Waimanalo meets at 6:30 p.m. in the National Guard auditorium at Bellows to discuss “Emergency Sheltering in Hawaii.” Call 259-7222.

Arthritis, diabetes Dr. Linda Rasmussen discusses “Living with Arthritis & Diabetes,” and dietitian Amanda O’Neill will share tips on controlling blood sugar levels at 6 p.m. in a free “In Sickness & In Health” seminar at Castle hospital’s Wellness center. Healthy refreshments will be served. To register, call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

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

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

Floral art Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden offers expert tips on creating floral portraits and free time from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Aug. 20 and 27. Call Olive at 233-7323.

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” at 7 tonight on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Next up: “Earth, Moon and Sun” Aug. 22 and “Led Zeppelin” Aug. 27. Call 235-7433.

Thursday August 14

Composers contest Entries are due today for the 2014 Na Mele Ko’olaupoko Original Song Composers Competition, which will take place Sept. 21 at Windward Mall. Entry forms are available at the mall, at Kaneohe Library, and on the Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club web-site at koolaupokohcc.org. For details, call 235-8111 or 226-4195.

Enlightened living Butch Adams leads a book study on “Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living” at 10:30 a.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Urinary tips Dr. Susan Chapman discusses “Urinary Leakage: it’s no laughing matter” at 6 p.m. in a free “In Sickness & In Health” seminar at Castle hospital’s Wellness Center. To register, call 263-5400 or visit castlemedo.org.

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

Friday August 15

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

Breast-feeding seminar Dr. Brigit Reis is keynote speaker at a free seminar from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Castle Medical Center. Topic is “Breast-feeding: A Winning Goal — For Life.” It features a panel of experts and mothers, plus healthy refreshments and a question-and-answer period. Register at 263-5400 or castlemed.org.

Water well benefit Windward Church of the Nazarene hosts a fundraiser for its African water well project from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Bay View Golf Park, featuring live music, food and a silent auction. Admission is $5, $3 and $2. Call 235-8787 or email dennishida@hotmail.com.

Haiku music Pena Boy entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next up: Ho’okani Aug. 22. Call 247-6671.

Saturday August 16

Classic cars East End Hot Rods of Hawaii hosts a Cruise Night from 5 to 9 p.m. at Windward Mall’s makai parking lot. Call 235-1143.

Kanikapila Mailani headlines Castle Foundation’s monthly “Kanikapila in Kailua” at 4 p.m. on the ground floor of the town center parking garage. Call 263-7073.

Teen Vogue Windward Mall presents “Teen Vogue Back to School” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hula, entertainment and a fashion show by Miss Hawaii winners and contestants; 24-VII Danceforce and other groups. Call 235-1143.

He’eia stream help Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers meet from 9 a.m. to noon (and every third Saturday) at the mauka end of Haiku Road to help restore He’eia Stream. Call 277-5611.

Aikahi craft fair Aikahi Park Shopping Center sponsors its “End of Summer Craft & Family Fun Fair” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with keiki rides and carousel, carnival games, food booths, merchant activities, collections of canned food and school supplies, and more. Call 735-8822.

Bay tours Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club plans guided tours of Kaneohe Bay, “Legends of Ko’olau,” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today and Sept. 13, leaving from He’eia Pier on the Coral Queen glass-bottom boat. Fee is $20 and $10, including a tour brochure. Call 235-8111 for advance reservations.

Fishpond wall-building Paepae o He’eia leads a free wall-building workshop in uhauhumu pohaku (drys-tack masonry) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by He’eia Fishpond at 46-077 Ipuka St., complete with lunch and hands-on training. Email sales@paepaeheeia.org.

Movie relevance Robyn Busfield and Loha Kane lead a discussion of “Waking Up With Movies” based on the book The Peaceful Warrior (with commentary by John Mark Stroud) at 1 p.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call Robyn at 384-8890.

Sunday August 17

Hanauma talk Hanauma Nature Preserve presents a free lecture at 3 p.m. in the park theater. Other talks are set for Aug. 24 and 31. Parking costs $1. For specific topics, call 397-5840.

Monday August 18

Ohana food Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free food for qualified individuals and families on a first-come, first-served basis from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call HCAP at 239-5744.

Tuesday August 19

The Bird Guy Pohai Nani hosts a free public show by “The Bird Guy” with his exotic birds in tow at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Next up: Ernest Chang’s piano students Aug. 22. Call 234-6639.

Yoga training Windward Family Wellness Center in Koolau Center will offer yoga certification and teachers training with Murti Hower beginning Sept. 19. Deadline is Aug. 19 to register with Shayne Guthrie 445-9100 or online at windwardwellnesscenter.com.

Nature hour Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has its monthly preschool nature hour at 10:30 a.m. (and each third Tuesday) on the theme “Fruits.” Bring lunch, rain gear, bug spray and a parent. Call 233-7323.


Mental self-help United Self-Help will sponsor a mental health support group meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 (and each first and third Wednesday) at St. Christopher’s Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive. Call 235-2615.

Kaneohe board meeting Kaneohe Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Ben Parker Elementary School. Call 768-3710.

Kailua music Summer Kealoha will entertain with “jazz, blues, funk, Hawaiian, and everything in-between” from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 22 at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

Mustang reunion Kalaheo High classes of 1976-1980 will celebrate together Aug. 22 at Kaneohe Yacht Club, Aug. 23 at Kalaheo gym (basketball) and Koolau Ballrooms (dinner dance), and Aug. 24 for a family potluck picnic at Kailua Beach Park. For details, visit kalaheo79reunion.com.

Hakipu’u stream help Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 (and every fourth Saturday) to help restore Hakipu’u Stream by Kualoa Ranch. For meeting place and details, call 277-5611 or email nalani@huihawaii.org.

Family safety Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center will present its second annual Family Safety Day from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 with fire trucks and fire safety info, plus prizes and booths about infant swimming, injury prevention, emergency preparedness and more. Call 722-6467.

Royal music The Royal Hawaiian Band will perform at noon Aug. 23 at Windward Mall. Call 922-5331.

Family Promise race Family Promise of Hawaii will have its second annual 5K Family Fun Run at 7 a.m. Aug. 23 at Kailua Intermediate School. Call 261-7478 or register online at active.com by Aug. 21.

Flea market vendors Windward Church of the Nazarene seeks vendors for its Garage/Flea Market Fundraiser Sale, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Bayview Golf Park. Fee for sales table and space is $35, and proceeds go to the church’s Joyful Club. Call Josi at 247-4267.

Turtle Bay biathlon The inaugural Turtle Bay Biathlon is set for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23 with an ocean swim and 5K trail run plus after-party at the Kahuku resort. Proceeds benefit Hawaii’s Lifeguard & Water Safety Fund. For fees and details, call 293-6000 or email tbbiathon@hotmail.com.

Quarry road help Windward Ahupua’a Alliance will sponsor a cleanup from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 along Kapaa Quarry Road. To volunteer and get details, call 247-6366 or email info@waa-hawaii.org.

Fishing day Paepae o He’eia will host a La Holoholo family fishing day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at He’eia fishpond (rescheduled from Aug. 9). Register at 236-6178 or email sales@paepaeoheeia.org.

Pregnancy Castle Medical Center will offer a class in Healthy Pregnancy at 7 p.m. Aug. 27. Fee is $10 per person. Call 263-5400.

Castle open house Castle High School will host an open house Aug. 28 with a showcase at 5 p.m. and class visits from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 233-5600.

Pitching clinics Baseball Academy of Hawaii will conduct youth pitching clinics Aug. 28-31 at Kailua High baseball field with coach Tom House. Tuition is $200. Call Wendy at 306-3184 or email hawaiibaseballacademy@gmail.co m.

Stain remover Kaneohe City Mill will conduct a free demonstration of Krud Kutter stain remover from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 on Kahuhipa Street. Call 247-2181.

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.


HPU art exhibit Hawaii Pacific University’s current exhibit, “Trifecta,” features the art of Tanya D’Avanzo, Alicia Francis Soder and Barbara Ward through Sept. 12 at the Hawaii Loa campus gallery. Call 544-0228.

Recovery group Celebrate Recovery meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela 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.

Miracles Windward Unity Church conducts “A Course in Miracles” at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays with Alan Lemieux and Gloria Corea at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

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

Kahuku music Turtle Bay Resort’s Hang Ten lounge offers live local music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Nobu entertains from 8 to 10 p.m. Sundays in the Lobby Bar. Call 689-1800.

Mommy & Me hui Castle Medical Center presents a class for new mothers from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Friday in the Wellness Center auditorium. The free class is open to all mothers and their infants up to 12 months old, covering a variety of topics with professional educators, plus a fun physical activity each week. Call 263-5400.

Parenting Hawaii PARENTS Inc. provides an ongoing, nine-week course in “Confident Parenting” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at its Kaneohe office at 45-955 Kamehameha Hwy. #403 (the Sprint store building). Call 235-0487 or email kristen@hawaiiparents.org.