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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday September 3

Park art show Kailua artist Marti Rounds exhibits her “beach series” and hula paintings today and throughout September in her annual show at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery. Call 263-2121.

Kaneohe book sale Friends of Kaneohe Library honors teachers during September with half-off prices on classroom materials in the library basement. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. today, 1-3 p.m. Friday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday. Volunteers to sort and shelve donated items are welcome anytime. Call 247-4819.

Thursday September 4

DOE learning grant The Windward DOE office submits a grant proposal today for extended learning opportunities through 21st Century Community Learning Centers at Hauula, Kaaawa and Kahuku Elementary, and Kahuku High and Intermediate schools.

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

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 262-6731.

Friday September 5

Haiku music Hawaii Loa entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next up: Pena Boy Sept. 12. Call 247-6671.

‘Fiddler’ tryouts HPU’s theatre program holds auditions for Fiddler on the Roof at 7 tonight, 1 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Paul & Vi Loo Theatre in Kaneohe. Play-dates are Nov. 7-30. Call Terry Olival at 375-1282.

Saturday September 6

PAL basketball Kaneohe PAL Basketball registers players ages 6 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kaneohe District Park today and Sunday, and every weekend through Oct. 26 for league play, which begins Dec. 1. Call Auntie Alice at 247-1558.

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

Graffiti paint-out Kaneohe Community Family Center sponsors its annual Graffiti Paint-Out & Community Cleanup from 8 to 11:30 a.m., meeting first at Kaneohe Skate Park. Call 235-7747 or email kcfc@pacthawaii.org.

Classic cars East End Hot Rods of Hawaii stages a cruise night from 5 to 9 p.m. at Aikahi Park Shopping Center. Call 735-8822.

Waikalua fishpond help Waikalua Fishpond Preservation Society volunteers help restore the pond from 8 a.m. to noon. To register and get directions, call 263-8202 or email jepsona001@hawaii.rr.com.

Kawainui help State wildlife biologist James Cogswell leads volunteers in a work day at Kawainui Restoration Ponds from 9 a.m. to noon today (and the first Saturday of each month). Bring gloves and be prepared for mud and sunshine. The ponds are behind Castle hospital at the bottom of Ulukahiki Street. Call 266-0911.

Spiritually gifted keiki A workshop on “Understanding Spiritually Gifted Children” starts at 10:30 a.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Shelley Vecchitto explains how to look for their gifts, beyond labels such as ADD/ADHD and autism. Email unity@wind-wardunity.com or call 262-6731.

Sunday September 7 Half marathon Windward Boys & Girls Clubhouse sponsors the 33rd annual Windward Half Marathon at 6 a.m., starting and ending at Kailua Intermediate School. Also planned are a 5K at 6:20 and a keiki 100-yard dash at 8:30. Register at raceroster.com.

Windward hikes Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads an 8-mile intermediate hike to Kahana Valley ditch at 8 a.m. today, and a 2.7-mile intermediate hike to Kawa’ewa’e ridge in Kaneohe at 8 a.m. Sept. 13. Visit htmclub.org.

Gong meditation Barbara Cole conducts a class in Gong Meditation at 6:30 p.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Hanauma talk Hanauma Nature Preserve hosts a free lecture at 3 p.m. in the park theater on “The Hawaiian Monk Seal: Current Status, Trends, and Recovery Efforts” with Tracy Wurth, team lead for Main Hawaiian Islands Monk Seal Population Assessment. Other monk seal talks will be Sept. 14, 21 and 28. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday September 8

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

Meditation gathering Windward Unity Church sponsors an Anela Meditation Gathering at 10 a.m. at Byodo-In Temple in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Admission to the grounds is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors. Call 262-6731.

Tuesday September 9 Infant safety Castle Medical Center conducts a class on “Infant Safety” at 5:30 p.m. Fee is $15. For details and to register for this and other birth-related classes offered each month, call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Upcoming Emergency tips Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program of Waimanalo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Hawaii National Guard training auditorium at Bellows. From 5:30, people can view displays of emergency and desalinization kits, followed by the general meeting on Emergency Preparedness at 6:30. Call 259-7222.

Board meetings Kahaluu Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at KEY Project and Ko’olauloa will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 11. Call 768-3710.

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.

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and “Dream to Fly” Sept. 12 on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 or $5 for each program. Call 235-7433.

Brain injuries Dr. Robert Sloan of Castle Medical Center’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation department, will lead a free seminar on “Brain Injury and Wounded Warriors” at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 in the hospital’s Wellness Center auditorium. Healthy refreshments will be provided for the “In Sickness & In Health” series seminar. Pre-register at 263-5400 or at castlemed.org.

Melodrama tryouts Lanikai Mortgage Players will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Shreve Theater for Possessed in the West, or the Gunslinger Wore Dainty Lace Gloves. Playdates are Nov. 7-16. Call Brenda at 734-1872 or Roger at 262-5482.

Bon dance festival Windward Community College will host its annual Autumn Festival and bon dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 by the Library Commons. Activities begin at 4 p.m. with food booths open at 5. Call 235-7402.

Healthy tots Honolulu Chinese Jaycees will sponsor two preliminary rounds of the 2014 Healthy Baby Contest from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at Wind-ward Mall (and Sept. 20 at Kahala Mall), with the top 50 finalists returning to Kahala at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 to crown the winner. Register infants by Sept. 6 at hawaiihealthybabycontest.com.

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

Brain gym Cindy Ogata of Kaiser Permanents will lead exercises in “Brain Gym” at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the weekly meeting of Kailua Seniors Club at Kailua District Park. Everyone is welcome; dress in comfortable clothes and shoes. Techniques help to reduce stress, improve balance, and promote clear thinking and memory. Call 266-7652.

Teach yoga Yoga certification training will be offered beginning Sept. 19 at Ko’olau Center’s Windward Family Wellness Center, with a free introductory class set for 8 a.m. Sept. 13. Call 954-9310.

Vegan meals Castle Medical Center will sponsor an “Eat Well for Life” demonstration at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 on “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner — Vegan Style” with Eileen Towata, including recipes and samples. Fee is $10. To register in advance, call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Benefit golf The UH men’s volleyball program will have a benefit golf tournament at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Olomana Golf Course (noon shotgun start). Fee is $150 per player, $450 per team of three. The event includes a silent auction, lunch, dinner, various awards and prizes. Call 956-9931.

Kailua emergencies A Kailua Emergency Preparedness Town Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Whole Foods parking lot, featuring demonstrations, exhibits, expert advice and more. Call Claudine at 783-5396.

Pilates open house Instructor Stephanie Duffield will host a Pilates Open House and Q&A at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Kailua Pilates, 315 Uluniu St. #104 at Kailua Square (next to Cinnamon’s). To RSVP, call 292-9749.

Walden gallery shows Ginny Walden Art Gallery shows “Ancestral Memories” with Tashina and “Between Worlds” with Ginny Walden run until Oct. 4. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 41-829 Kakaina St., Studio A-4 in Waimanalo. Call 389-0579.

Europe travel Castle High parents and ohana are invited to join a tour of London, Paris, Florence, Switzerland, Rome and Capri in the summer of 2015. Call Bev Vierra at 233-5600, ext. 2267, or email her at beverly_vier-ra@notes.k12.hi.us.


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.