What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday September 10

Artist coffee hour Castle High School introduces its new Art-In-Public Places artist Solomon Enos to the public during a coffee hour at 6 p.m. in the library, followed by a workshop with Enos from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Call 233-5600.

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

Emergency tips Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program of Waimanalo meets at 6:30 p.m. 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.

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

Thursday September 11

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

Melodrama tryouts Lanikai Mortgage Players holds auditions at 7 p.m. 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.

Ko’olauloa board meets Ko’olauloa Neighborhood Board meets at 6 p.m. at Hau’ula Community Center. Call 768-3710.

Friday September 12

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

Parent leaders Deadline is today to register for a 20-week course by Parent Leadership Training Institute, in cooperation with Kaneohe Community Family Center. It starts with an all-day retreat in October, and then meets for dinner and training at 5 p.m. on 20 Monday nights, child care included. Call 778-1662 or 235-7747.

Haiku music Pena Boy entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Hale-iwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

Saturday September 13

Junior bowling Coach Donald Harke Jr. welcomes new recruits for the fall/winter season of Pali Lanes’ Junior Bowling program. It starts today at 8:30 a.m. Call 261-0828 and ask for Art Machado.

History fair Kaneohe Hawaii Stake sponsors Family History Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the LDS stake center, 46-117 Halaulani St, offering more than 30 displays of genealogical research, eight workshops and tips on searches, preserving photos and documents, plus the opportunity to explore the center’s computers, microfilm readers and more. Call 492-5929.

Shredding service Kaneohe Business Group and Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center present an e-waste recycling drive and shredding service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center. Bring up to three boxes of documents to shred, courtesy of Shred-It. Call 239-9300.

Alzheimer’s support An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 10 a.m in Kaneohe Community Family Center at King Intermediate. Call 235-7747.

Healthy tots Honolulu Chinese Jaycees sponsor a preliminary round of the 2014 Healthy Baby Contest from 10 a.m. at Windward Mall (and Sept. 20 at Kahala Mall), with the top 50 finalists returning to Kahala Mall Sept. 28 to crown the winner. (Infants should be registered by Sept. 6 at hawaiihealthybabycontest.com.)

Bay tours Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club has guided tours of Kaneohe Bay, “Legends of Koolau,” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., 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.

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.

Kaneohe hike Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 2.7-mile intermediate hike to Kawa’ewa’e ridge in Kaneohe at 8 a.m. Visit htmclub.org.

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.

Sunday September 14

Hula in Kailua Harold K.L. Castle Foundation presents its free “I Love Hula in Kailua” at 3 p.m. at Kailua Town Center, featuring Pumehana Cullen and Puamana Hula Studio. Call 263-7073.

Pretend driving The state Department of Transportation brings its distracted driving simulator to Windward Mall center court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give shoppers a virtual taste of the hazards, without the crash. 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.

Hanauma talk Hanauma Nature Preserve presents a free lecture at 3 p.m. in the park theater by Rachel Sprage, coordinator of Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery for NOAA. Other talks on monk seals are set for Sept. 21 and 28. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday September 15

Ohana food Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free food on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified individuals and families starting at 2:30 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 239-5744.

Nature hour Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts its monthly preschool nature hour at 10:30 a.m. on the theme “Fish.” Bring lunch, sun-screen and a parent. Call 233-7323.

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kalaheo High library. Call 848-4770.

Tuesday September 16

Newborn care Castle Medical Center’s Birth Center has a class in General Newborn Care at 5:30 p.m. Fee is $30 for two people. For details and to register for this and other birth-related classes offered each month, call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Brain gym Cindy Ogata of Kaiser Permanente leads exercises in “Brain Gym” at 9:30 a.m. 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.

Vintage piano Don Conover performs a free public concert, “Vintage Piano Bar,” at 7 tonight in Pohai Nani auditorium. Next up: Jan Kaeo with “Hawaiian Music” at 2 p.m. Sept. 21. Call 436-4578.


Service learning WCC will host a Service Learning Fair from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in Hale Akoakoa 101-105, showcasing more than 45 community nonprofits that will share how students can dedicate 20 hours a semester toward making a difference. Call 236-9230.

Castle senior parents Castle High School will host “Senior Parent Knight” Sept. 17, starting with a light dinner at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria, and followed by useful facts about graduation, courses, the prom and more. Attendees also receive a free parent handbook. Call 233-5600.

Caregiving help A caregivers support group will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 234-2207.

Fishpond stories He’eia Fishpond will host a Wahi Pana talk story at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 with Aunty Donnie Kameha’iku Camvel, plus refreshments. RSVP to 236-6178.

Parent talk Author Juda Carter will be guest speaker at the kickoff of Emmanuel Church’s speaker series at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at 780 Keolu Drive. Carter co-authored Keep It Positive: A New Approach to Successful Parenting. Call 262-4548.

Puohala fair Puohala Elementary PTSA will have a fun fair from 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19, with a talent show (4 p.m.), Hawaiian plates ($10) and more at 45-233 Kulauli St. Call 233-5660 or 722-8569.

Teach yoga Yoga certification training will begin Sept. 19 at Ko’olau Center’s Windward Family Wellness Center (a free introductory class is at 8 a.m. Sept. 13). Call 954-9310.

Bluegrass Saloon Pilots will play blue-grass from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 19 at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

Kanikapila Palani Vaughan will perform at a free Kanikapila at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Kailua Town Center parking garage. Call Castle Foundation at 263-7073.