What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday August 20

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

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

Thursday August 21

Castle council Castle High School invites the public to its first Community Council meeting of the year at 5:30 p.m. in the library. Call 233-5600.

Enlightened living Butch Adams leads a book study at 10:30 a.m. on Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 371-3569.

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

Friday August 22

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

Pali music Mel Murata and the Palaka Ohana band entertain from 5:30 to 8 tonight (and every Friday) at Fatboy’s Fairway Bistro at Pali Golf Club. Call 380-6670.

Piano recital Pohai Nani hosts a free public recital by piano students of Ernest Chang at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Next up: Call 234-6639.

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

Kapa’a hearing City planners conduct a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. at Kailua District Park on a permit to expand Kapa’a Light Industrial Park. Call 768-6743.

Mustang roundup Kalaheo High classes of 1976-1980 celebrate together tonight at Kaneohe Yacht Club, Saturday at Kalaheo gym (basketball) and Ko’olau Ballrooms (dinner dance), and Sunday at Kailua Beach Park for a family potluck. For details, visit kalaheo79reunion.com.

Mall concert Award-winning group Waipuna performs at 6:30 p.m. for Windward Mall’s Pau Hana concert series. Call 235-1143.

Haiku music Ho’okani entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next up: Hawaiian Time Aug. 29. Call 247-6671.

Saturday August 23

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

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

Flea market Windward Church of the Nazarene has a Garage/Flea Market Fundraiser Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayview Golf Park, with proceeds going to the church’s Joyful Club. Call Josi at 247-4267.

Great lawns Kevin Mulkern leads a free “Total Lawn Care” workshop at 10 a.m. at his Waimanalo nursery. Call 396-6595.

Royal music Royal Hawaiian Band performs at noon at Windward Mall. Call 922-5331.

Turtle Bay biathlon The inaugural Turtle Bay Biathlon is set for 8:30 a.m. 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.

Yoga open house Yoga teacher Murti Hower hosts a Yoga Open House and Q&A for yoga practitioners and potential instructors at 4 p.m. at Windward Family Wellness Center in Koolau Center. To RSVP, call 445-9100.

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Quarry road help Windward Ahupua’a Alliance leads a cleanup from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. along Kapa’a Quarry Road. Also on the agenda, free breakfast and lunch, entertainment and a briefing on the future of the marsh. To volunteer and get details, call 224-4496 or email info@waa-hawaii.org by Aug. 20.

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

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

Sunday August 24

Pageant hopefuls, jazz This year’s Miss Chinatown contestants make an appearance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windward Mall center court, along with displays, arts and crafts, and a lion dance. Also, the U.S. Air Force Papana Jazz Band plays at 1:30 p.m. Call 235-1143.

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

Urchin talk Hanauma Nature Preserve presents a free lecture by Keisha Bahr at 3 p.m. in the park theater. Topic is “Conservation and Management of Species of Concern in Kaneohe Bay through Reduction of Invasive Algai Species Using Native Urchins.” Parking costs $1. For details, call 397-5840.

Tuesday August 26

College night Kalaheo High invites seniors and parents to College Night at 6:30 p.m. in the library for information on entrance exams, applications, financial aid and more. Call counselor April Inouye at 254-7924.


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.

Movie night Kaneohe Library will screen the free film Rio 2 at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 in the library basement. Call 233-5676.

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.

Quality carbs Castle Medical Center will have a cooking class and demonstration on “Quality Carbs” with Eileen Towata at 6 p.m. Aug. 28, as part of its Eat Well for Life series. Fee is $10 per person in advance. Call 263-5400.

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

Waimanalo sale Neighbors on Bell and Nalu streets in Waimanalo have rescheduled their garage sale for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 30. Look for the green balloons. (Stormy weather postponed the Aug. 9 date.) Call 259-7222.

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.

Haiku service Ko’olau Foundation’s Cultural Heritage Program will lead a Haiku Valley Cleanup Service Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30, meeting at the back of Haiku Road by the preschool. RSVP deadline is Aug. 29. Call 221-5662 or email koolaufoundation@gmail.com.

St. John’s luau St. John’s By The Sea will have a luau from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in Ho’okano Hall, 47-074 Lihikai Drive. Tickets cost $25 in advance, or $30 at the door, with take-out available from 5 to 6 p.m., and valet parking. Also planned: entertainment and a country store. Call 239-7198 or 239-7000.

Bay tours Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club plans guided tours of Kaneohe Bay, “Legends of Koolau,” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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 in advance.

Composers contest The 2014 Na Mele Ko’olaupoko Original Song Composers Competition will be Sept. 21 at Windward Mall, sponsored by Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club. Visit koolaupokohcc.org or call 235-8111 or 226-4195.

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.


Alien art show Ginny Walden Art Gallery offers the exhibit “ET HOME!,” which 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.

HPU art exhibit Hawaii Pacific University’s current “Trifecta” exhibit 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 Po’okela St. The national faith-based program and support group helps people with their hurts, habits and hang-ups. All are welcome, and free childcare is available. Call Ernie at 225-7408.

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 free class for new mothers from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Friday in the Wellness Center auditorium. It’s open to all mothers and their infants up to one year 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, 45-955 Kamehameha Hwy. #403 (the Sprint store building). Call 235-0487 or email kristen@hawaiiparents.org.

Lessons in love, mastery Windward Unity Church hosts two Thursday courses, complete with books and study groups: “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 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

Japanese classes Nakayoshi Class at Kailua Christian Church offers affordable Japanese language lessons for all ages in small groups at morning and afternoon times. Email info@nakayoshiclass.com.

Kaneohe book sale The Friends of the Kaneohe Library offer bargain prices on used books and all media in the library basement. Hours are 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday; 1-3 p.m. Friday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers to sort and shelve donated items are most welcome. Call 247-4819.

Kailua book sale Friends of Kailua Library sells all of its K-12 books (not including picture books) at five for $1 now through Aug. 30 in its bookstore at the library entrance. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 392-1824.

Summer art Ginny Walden Art Gallery offers its “Between Worlds” exhibit of original paintings, psychic art sculptures, drawings and more from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment through Sept. 6 at 41-829 Kakaina St., Studio A-4 in Waimanalo. Call 389-0579.

Kailua Seniors Kailua Senior Citizen Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Tuesday at Kailua District Park for planned activities and fellowship for ages 55 and older. Fee is $15 per year. Call 266-7652.

Breastfeeding class Waimanalo Health Center sponsors a free series of breastfeeding classes at 9 a.m. each Wednesday in the center’s WIC office. All moms and moms-to-be are welcome. Call Leigh Ziegler at 259-7948.

Hula classes Ho’omaika’i Hula Halau welcomes new students of all ages to its Monday and Wednesday classes at KEY Project with kumu hula Shona Lam Ho. Call 728-8960 after 4 p.m.

Alzheimer’s support An Alzheimer’s support group meets at Castle hospital’s wellness center at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday; and also at King Intermediate School, portable 1, at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Call 591-2771.

Self help United Self Help runs a free Kailua support group for people with mental illness 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 Bud Bowles at 947-5558.

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

Fun and learning Little People Hawaii has a free keiki session at 11 a.m. each Wednesday at Windward Mall with Aunty Margaret Shimizu, and Party Rock for children accompanied by their parents. Goal of the one-hour program is fun, laughter and learning. Call 236-1772.

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

Kaneohe yoga, Zumba Windward Family Wellness Center and Yoga Studio in Ko’olau Center has ongoing classes in Hatha Yoga, Anti-Aging Yoga, Tai Chi, Yoga Flow, Power Flow, Zumba, plus lessons in healthy eating, weight loss, personal training, chiropractic, acu-puncture and massage. All yoga classes are $15, or $50 for five classes. Schedule is updated monthly. To register, call 445-9100.

Mary Jane home The Kailua-based Mary Jane Home, operated by Catholic Charities for pregnant women 18 and older, offers counseling and daily classes in infant care, childbirth and life skills. Call 261-9776.

Children’s councils Ko’olauloa Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Hauula Elementary School; and the Windward council meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday in the Windward Health Office conference room. All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

Kahaluu fitness Jungle Gym Fitness Hawaii (“the only gym from Kahaluu to Kahuku”) offers various evening classes and fitness training for all ages Mondays through Thursdays at 47-664 Kamehameha Hwy., across from Sunshine Art Gallery. Call 232-4119.

Kailua market FarmLovers’ Kailua Town Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon every Sunday at Kailua Elementary School on Kuulei Road. Call 388-9696.

Laie market BYU-Hawaii hosts a farmers market from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Friday in its Aloha Center, welcoming shoppers and new vendors from the community. The market has produce and value-added products from the college, plate lunches from its own Chef Tan, plus Cackle Fresh eggs and many other local vendors. Call 675-3570.

Mahiku market Sonny Doung’s Mahiku Market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Ben Parker Elementary School with vendors selling food, crafts and art. Call 225-4002.

City open markets The People’s Open Market sells produce on Thursdays in Windward Oahu from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park; 9-10 a.m. at Kailua District Park; and 10:45-11:45 a.m. at Kaneohe District Park. Call 522-7088.

Healing classes Natural Healing Research Foundation conducts classes in Sitting Qi Gong from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and classes in Qi Gong Self-Healing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All classes are free for one week to new students at 46-005 Kawa St., Room 203. Call 533-1333.

Swim club Aulea Swim Club welcomes new members ages 7 to 18, with tryouts available at the Kailua District Park swimming pool. Practice is held every weekday. Call 263-7946.

Self-defense Smith Taekwondo Center has a class in Krav Maga Combatives (self-defense against multiple attackers and weapons), meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Monday at 46-174 Kahuhipa St. Call 247-3114.

Flowers, plants Wind Wind Orchids sells orchids, plants and crafts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Windward Mall. Call 754-6343.

Pet food drive Kaneohe Petco store accepts unopened, unexpired dry pet food daily for the Hawaiian Humane Society to help owners afford to feed their dogs and cats. Call 356-2217.

Waimanalo yoga Experience Iyengar Yoga in Waimanalo via weekly classes taught by intermediate certified teacher Laurie Freed, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 8:30-9:45 a.m. Fridays and 9-11 a.m. on one Saturday a month with lunch after class. Fee is $10 for drop-ins, $40 for five classes. Visit yogamoveshawaii.com or call 259-9490.

Luk Tong Kuen Luk Tong Kuen exercise classes meet at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday-Friday at Windward Mall center court, and 6 a.m. Monday-Friday on the mall’s upper parking deck for low impact movements with an emphasis on circulation, stretching and balance. Call 235-1143.