What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday September 17

Chi Kung Deadline is today to sign up for the WCC class, “Chi Kung and Memory Exercises,” set for 9:45 a.m. Sept. 24 in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

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

Castle senior parents Castle High’s “Senior Parent Knight” starts with a light dinner at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria, followed by a program of useful facts about graduation, courses, proms and more. Attendees also get a free parent handbook. Call 233-5600.

Kaneohe book sale Friends of Kaneohe Library honors teachers this month with half-off prices on classroom materials — such as CDs, DVDs, maps and workbooks — 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 most welcome anytime. Call 247-4819.

Breastfeeding class Castle hospital’s Birth Center offers a breastfeeding class at 5:30 p.m. Fee is $25, or free with any Castle childbirth class. Call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

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

Thursday September 18

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

Fishpond stories He’eia Fishpond hosts a Wahi Pana talk story program at 6 p.m. featuring Aunty Donnie Kameha’iku Camvel, plus refreshments. RSVP to 236-6178 or email admin@paepaeoheeia.org.

Parent talk Author Juda Carter is guest speaker at the kickoff of Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s next speaker series at 7 p.m. at 780 Keolu Drive. Carter co-authored Keep It Positive: A New Approach to Successful Parenting. Next up: Brooks Takenaka of Honolulu Fish Auction Oct. 9. Call 262-4548.

Friday September 19

Japanese class Calvary Chapel Windward in Aikahi Park Shopping Center has “Let’s Go Nihongo” language lessons from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays for parents and tots. Fee is $60 per child for weekly lessons from Sept. 19 to Nov. 21. Email letsgonihongo@gmail.com.

Art reception Happiness Hawaii hosts a reception for “Kailua Arts Alive & Friends” with Noni Floyd from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., offering tropical-themed art, live music, plein air painting and more. The gallery is next to Cinnamon’s at 315 Uluniu St. Call 343-1215.

Puohala fair Puohala Elementary School PTSA has its fun fair from 1 to 7 p.m., with a talent show at 4, Hawaiian plates ($10), games, rides, crafts and entertainment at 45-233 Kulauli St. Call 233-5660 or 722-8569.

Teach yoga Yoga certification training starts today at Ko’olau Center’s Windward Family Wellness Center. Call 954-9310.

Benji Fair Ben Parker Elementary School has its Benji Fair from 2 to 6 p.m. with food, fun, crafts, activities and more. Call 233-5686.

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

Paliku’s ‘Hairspray’ Paliku Theatre presents its fall musical, Hairspray, directed by Ron Bright, opening tonight and running through Oct. 12 at WCC. Tickets cost $35 VIP, $29, $26 and $22. Visit etickethawaii.com or call 235-7310.

Haiku music Kona Chang entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next up: Jeremy Hirokawa Sept. 26. Call 247-6671.

Saturday September 20

Recycling drives Kokua Hawaii Foundation has Aloha ‘Aina recycling drives from 9 a.m. to noon today at Kahaluu Elementary, and Sept. 27 at Kahuku High & Intermediate, welcoming all kinds of recyclables, from TV sets to cooking oil at both sites. Email 3rs@kokuahawaiifoundation.org.

Kanikapila Palani Vaughan entertains at the free monthly Kanikapila from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the ground floor of Kailua Town Center parking garage. Beach chairs and food are welcome. Call 263-7073.

Knights dance Castle High School’s home-coming dance is set for 7 to 10:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, and tickets cost $5 at the door. Students may bring one guest. Call 233-5600.

Movie talk John Mark Stroud uses the film Source Code as a tool to teach mind-opening practices during “Waking Up with Movies” at 1 p.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Stream help Volunteers with Hui o Ko’olaupoko help to clean and restore He’eia Stream from 9 a.m. to noon, meeting at the upper end of Haiku Road. Call 277-5611 or email nalani@huihawaii.org.

Kids, dance Windward Mall hosts Kids World September Edition from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring Mad Science and its show “Up Up and Away” plus a one-hour Algy Worm fun station. At 2 p.m. 24-VII Danceforce presents its Heartbeat Showcase. Both are at center court. Call 235-1143.

Kailua basketball Kailua Basketball Association registers players ages 5 to 14 for the upcoming season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 at Enchanted Lake Community Park pavilion. Fee is $100. For details, email kailuabasketballassociation@hotmail.com.

Stormwater help Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers help maintain the Popoi’a Street Stormwater Retrofit from 9 to 11 a.m. on the canal next to Buzz’s Steakhouse. Call 381-7202 or visit huihawaii.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. League play begins Dec. 1. Call 247-1558.

Sunday September 21

Composers contest The 2014 Na Mele Ko’olaupoko Original Song Composers Competition begins at 1 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. At stake are cash prizes for amateur, professional and Hawaiian language categories. Call 235-8111.

Waimanalo polo Honolulu Polo Club hosts the USPA Masters Cup at 3 p.m. on Waimanalo polo field across from Bellows. Gate opens at 1, and admission is $5 for adults; no charge for military and keiki under 12. Next up: Aloha Festivals Week Challenge Sept. 28. Call 396-0494.

Civic music Oahu Civic Orchestra performs a free public concert at 5 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church on Keolu Drive. Call 261-6127.

Hawaiian music Jan Kaeo performs a free public concert of Hawaiian music at 2 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Next up: Ernest Chang’s piano students at 7 p.m. Sept. 26. Call 436-4578.

Hanauma talk Hanauma Nature Preserve presents a free lecture at 3 p.m. in the park theater on “Male Dominance and Aggression in the Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal” with NOAA wildlife biologist Thea Johanos-Kam. Monk seals disease is the Sept. 28 topic. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday September 22

Metaphysics A five-week study group on “Metaphysical Bible Interpretation” meets at 6:30 p.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

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

Tuesday September 23

Book study A five-week study group on the book The Untethered Soul meets with Ka’ipo Cullen at 6:30 p.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.


Pregnancy class Castle hospital’s Birth Center will offer a Healthy Pregnancy class at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Ohana Room. Fee is $10. Call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Film night Kaneohe Library will screen the free animated film

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in the library basement. Call 233-5674.

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Sounds of the Underground” (a dance experience for the eyes) at 7 p.m. Sept. 24, and “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Vegan meals Castle Medical Center will conduct 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, in the wellness center kitchen. Fee is $10. To register in advance, call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Job fair, welcome WCC will host a Job Fair & Welcome Event Sept. 25. The job fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is in the library breezeway and mall, featuring dozens of potential employers; the Welcome is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hale Palanakila courtyard with food and information on clubs, service learning and more, plus an iPad mini giveaway. Call 235-7327.

Benefit golf UH men’s volleyball will host a benefit golf tournament at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Olomana Golf Course. Call 956-9931.