What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday October 1

Tai chi class Deadline is today to sign up for the WCC class, “Tai Chi and Relaxed Vision,” set for 9:45 a.m. Oct. 8 in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Clutter-free class Deadline is today to sign up for the WCC course “Clutter Free for Life — Understanding the Basics (Part I)” with Marilyn Nagel, set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in Hale Kuhina 106. Fee is $30 and $11 for the book. Call 235-7433.

Thursday October 2

Caregivers help Ko’olau Caregiver Foundation leads a support group for caregivers at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at Ko’olau. Call 625-3782.

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

Puohala produce Oahu Fresh delivers farm-fresh produce to customers from 2 to 5:30 p.m. today, and Oct. 16 and 30 at Puohala Elementary School, for orders placed by the prior Friday. Some proceeds support the school’s wellness education program. Email cchow78@hotmail.com or order at oahufresh.com.

Friday October 3

Kapunahala fair Kapunahala Elementary School has its fun fair from 2:15 to 7 p.m. with face painting, waffle dogs, rock climbing, games, prizes, dunking booth, Xtreme Fun, a country store, produce and plants, baked goods, silent auction, rides, book and DVD sales, and plate lunches. Call 233-5655.

Lanikai “bus” Lanikai Elementary School’s Walking School Bus runs from 7:20 to 7:40 a.m., with students walking or biking together from Kailua Beach Park to school in a monthly traffic-safety promotion. Call 266-7844.

Paliku’s ‘Hairspray’ Paliku Theatre presents its fall musical, Hairspray, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now through Oct. 19 (an extension of one weekend and four more shows) at WCC. Tickets cost $35 VIP, $29, $26 and $22. Call 235-7310 or visit etickethawaii.com.

Haiku music Kamakakehau entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

Saturday October 4

Harvest fun Waimanalo Country Farms hosts its free Fall Harvest fun from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Sunday and each weekend in October, featuring a pumpkin catapult, hayrides, cow train, games, food, drinks and photo ops. There are nominal fees for some activities. The farm is located at 41-225 Lupe St., across from the beach park. Call 306-4381.

Ho’olaule’a Kaneohe Business Group and Windward Community College sponsor the 14th annual Windward Ho’olaule’a from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Great Lawn and campus of WCC, featuring top entertainment, more than 75 craft booths, food, rides, art shows, a silent auction, exhibits and much more. Call 235-7374.

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

Ocean expo Windward Mall hosts the Windward Ocean Expo from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Macy’s parking lot, featuring a boat show, food, exhibits, entertainment, vendors, a Mermaid Boutique, Surf Fashion Lounge and keiki fun zone. Call 235-1143.

PAL basketball Kaneohe PAL Basketball registers players ages 6 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kaneohe District Park each Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 26. Call 247-1558.

Kailua basketball Kailua Basketball Association registers youths ages 5 to 14 for the upcoming season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Enchanted Lake Community Park. Fee is $100. Email kailuabasketballassociation@hotmail.com.

Sunday October 5

Hula in Kailua Castle Foundation presents “I Love Hula in Kailua” at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the town center parking garage, with kumu hula Charlani Kalama and Halau Ha’a Hula ‘O Kekau’ilani Na Pua Hala ‘O Kailua. Call 263-7073.

Animal blessing Christ Church Uniting has a Blessing of the Animals following its 10 a.m. worship service in observance of the Feast of St. Francis. The church is at 1300 Kailua Road. Call 262-6911.

Waimanalo polo Honolulu Polo Club hosts the Military “Warriors” Cup at 3 p.m. on Waimanalo polo field across from Bellows. Gate opens at 1 p.m., and admission is $5 for adults; no charge for military and those under 12. Call 396-0494.

Monday October 6 School closures The fall intersession is today through Oct. 10, when all public schools are closed for fall break.

Tuesday October 7 Untethered soul Windward Unity Church presents “The Untethered Soul” at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St., #303. Call 262-6731.

Ohana food

Ohana Food Produce Distribution offers free food on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified individuals and families from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project. Call 239-5777.


Resource mapping HHARP Waimanalo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 to learn “Community Resource Mapping,” in order to help build a resilient Waimanalo. Residents and other group leaders are invited to attend at Hawaii National Guard Training Center’s dining facility at Bellows. Call 259-7222. (HHARP stands for Hawaii Hazard Awareness and Resilience Program.)

Bone health Dr. Kenneth Howayeck will discuss bone health and answer questions in a free lecture at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at Down To Earth Kailua. Call 947-3249.

Hina Mauka luau Hina Mauka will have its benefit luau from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina, with top entertainers, emcee Kutmaster Spaz, prizes and an appearance by Mrs. Kaneohe 2014. Donation is $40. For tickets, call 236-2600 or visit hinamauka.org.