What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday October 29

Victorian chills Castle Performing Arts Center invites visitors to a Victorian Haunted House from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday in Ron Bright Theatre. Admission is $5. Call 233-5626.

Elder housing The city Department of Planning and Permitting has a hearing at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 on a permit to build a special needs housing project for the elderly at 46-068 Alaloa St., behind Windward Mall. The hearing is in Mission Memorial conference room in Honolulu. Call 768-8034.

Cartoon night Kaneohe Library screens cartoons at 6 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating and a visit from costumed super-heroes. Call 233-5676.

Thursday October 30

Paddling signups Makalei Canoe Club signs up new paddlers for the Na Opio racing season (ages 9 to 18) by today, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Kailua Beach Canoe Hale. The club meets and practices from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kailua Beach starting Nov. 4. No experience is needed, but paddlers must pass a swim test and be able to tread water. Dues are $85. Call 284-0485.

Puohala produce Oahu Fresh delivers bags of farm-fresh produce to customers from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Puohala Elementary School, for orders placed by the prior Friday at oahufresh.com. Part of the proceeds go to the school’s wellness education program. Email cchow78@hotmail.com.

Fairy grandmother “Fairy Grandmother” Susie Roth visits Kaneohe Library at 10:30 a.m. to share some magic and not-so-scary stories with preschoolers, accompanied by music and puppets. Call 233-5676.

Friday October 31 Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Kailua High School’s college/career center. Call 848-4770.

Mall treats Windward Mall stores welcome trick-or-treaters from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and costumes are welcome. Call 235-1143.

Aikahi harvest Calvary Chapel Windward’s Harvest Festival is open from 5 to 9 p.m. at Aikahi Park Shopping Center (enter near Safeway) with games, candy, food, prizes, face painting, glitter tattoos and family-friendly costumes. Proceeds go to a youth mission trip. Call 254-5546.

Saturday November 1

Outdoor Circle lunch Kaneohe Outdoor Circle hosts a lunch meeting at 11 a.m. at Honey’s at Ko’olau Golf Club with guest speaker Ingelia White, professor of botany and microbiology at Windward Community College. RSVP to Mary Yannell at 218-5531.

Kawainui ponds Wildlife biologist James Cogswell leads volunteers in a monthly workday from 9 a.m. to noon at the marsh’s restoration ponds. Call 266-0911 or email james.m.cogswell@hawaii.gov.

Church bazaar First Presbyterian Church at Ko’olau has its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Koolau Golf Club, with baked goods, quilts, plants, flowers, a farmers market, silent auction, clothing boutique and more. All proceeds go to church mission and outreach programs. Call 532-1111.

Classic cars Aikahi Park Shopping Center hosts its final Classic Cars show of the year from 5 to 9 tonight, coordinated by East End Hot Rods. Call 735-8822.

Sunday November 2

Fables Kaneohe Library presents acclaimed storyteller Diane Ferlatte at 3 p.m. sharing Aesop’s fables through music and imagination. Call 233-5676.

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

Hula in Kailua Kumu hula Mapuana de Silva and Halau Mohala ‘Ilima dance at 3 p.m. at “I Love Hula in Kailua,” a free public show in Kailua Town Center parking garage. Call 263-7073.

Book bargains Friends of Kaneohe Library sell all craft and cookbooks at half price in November. Call 247-4819 for hours or to volunteer.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to noon today and Nov. 29 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Ko’olaupoko benefits Hui o Koolaupoko hosts a two-day Makai to Mauka Fundraiser: Huaka’i Makai at 10 a.m. today (swim races on Kailua Bay), and 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Kualoa Ranch (dinner, dessert, music and tours). For details, visit huihawaii.org or call 381-7202.

Mini art Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery hosts the annual Miniature Show of paintings (no larger than 8-by-10 inches) today through Nov. 29, with curator Warren Stenberg. Visitors can vote for People’s Choice during an artists’ reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Call 230-3189.

Giving birth Castle hospital presents “Giving Birth: The Castle Experience” at 2 p.m. today and the next three Sundays. Fee is $45 per person; $80 per couple. It’s recommended for those in their third trimester. Register at 263-5400 or castlemed.org.

Hanauma talk Hanauma Nature Preserve hosts free public lectures by UH graduate students at 3 p.m. in its theater, covering research buoys, coral reef resilience and humpback whale sounds. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday November 3

Book study A study group meets to discuss David Owen Ritz’s book, Keys to the Kingdom, at 6:30 tonight and each Monday for seven weeks at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Tuesday November 4

Newborn care Castle hospital presents “General Newborn Care” at 5:30 p.m. today and Nov. 18. Fee is $30 for two people. Register at 263-5400 or castlemed.org.

Foot exercise Pilates teacher Eileen Towata leads a class in foot health, “Fit and Fantastic Feet,” at 1 p.m. at Castle Medical Center. Fee is $15. Register at 263-5400 or castlemed.org.

Election day For general election day, precincts are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Public schools, libraries and government services are closed.


Breastfeeding Castle hospital will sponsor a breastfeeding class at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Fee is $25, or free with any Castle childbirth class. Register at 263-5400 or castlemed.org.

Active stories Retired WCC drama teacher Ben Moffat will present “The River of Dreams” at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at Kahuku Library via puppetry, stilts, magic, music and movement. Call 293-8935.

Kaneohe expansion City planners will have a zone-variance hearing at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Mission Memorial conference room on a request from PBR Hawaii and Associates to expand its medical office building at 45-461 Pua Inia St. in an R-7.5 residential district. Call 768-8025.

College planning Castle High will host a free College Planning Night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the cafeteria for parents and students in grades 9-11. Call Nelson Chee at 233-5600.

Chorale music Punahou Chorale will sing a variety of music in a free public concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 436-4578.

Shambhala training Shastri Bill Brauer will lead workshops on Level I shambhala training at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 (free public talk), and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center at Aikahi Park Shopping Center. Fee is $60 for Nov. 8, but none are turned away for lack of funds. Register at 636-9149.

Jam-a-thon Windward Nazarene Academy will host a Jam-a-Thon from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 at Bay View Golf Park with Zumba, Street Jamz, Hot Hula and the newest dance workout, Pound! Food and craft booths are open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets cost $10 presale or $15 at the door, and proceeds go to a student travel fund. Call 630-1683.