What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday November 5

Kaneohe book sale The Friends of the Kaneohe Library sell all craft and cookbooks this month for half price in the basement bookstore. Call 247-4819.

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

Thursday November 6 Active stories Storyteller and retired WCC drama teacher Ben Moffat entertains at 10 a.m. at Kahuku Library with “The River of Dreams,” using puppetry, stilts, magic, music and movement. Call 293-8935.

College planning Castle High School hosts a free College Planning Night workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria for parents and students in all grades. Topics include admissions, tests, financial aid and more. Call 233-5600.

Chorale music Punahou Chorale performs a variety of music in a free public concert at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

Kaneohe expansion The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a zone-variance hearing at 1:30 p.m. 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.

Caregivers Ko’olau Caregiver Foundation leads a support group at 7 tonight (and the first Thursday of each month) 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 738-3710.

Friday November 7

Giving events Windward Mall’s Festival of Giving has concerts as well as special discounts today through Sunday for customers: Mailani at 6 p.m. today; Chris Salvador at 11 a.m., Tamatoa Tahitian Dance at 2 p.m. and Eric Lee at 6 p.m. Saturday; Johnna Padaken Parel at 11 a.m., Hawaii Youth Opera Ensemble at 1 p.m. and Sean Na’auao at 3 p.m. Sunday. Call 235-1143.

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

Lanikai “bus” Lanikai Elementary School’s Walking School Bus travels from 7:20 to 7:40 a.m. today, with students either walking or biking together from Kailua Beach Park to school. Call 266-7844.

Melodrama Lanikai Mortgage Players present Possessed in the West, or the Gunslinger Wore Dainty Lace Gloves at 8 tonight through Sunday, and Nov. 14-16 in Shreve Theater at Lanikai Community Center. Tickets cost $7 including popcorn. An olio follows nightly. Call 262-5482.

Back to King King Intermediate School has Back to School Day for parents from 7:30 a.m. to 2:24 p.m. Register by Nov. 5 at 233-5727, ext. 231.

Shambhala training Shastri Bill Brauer leads a two-day workshop on Level I shambhala training from 7 to 8:30 tonight (free public talk), and 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center at Aikahi Park Shopping Center (second floor). Fee is $60 for Saturday, but none are turned away for lack of funds. Register at 636-9149 or visit kailua.shambhala.org.

Saturday November 8

Jam-a-Thon Windward Nazarene Academy middle-schoolers sponsor a Jam-a-Thon from 10 a.m. to noon at Bay View Golf Park, offering Zumba, Street Jamz, Hot Hula and the newest dance workout, Pound! Food and craft booths are open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets cost $10 presale or $15 at the door, and proceeds help fund their New York and D.C. trip. Call 630-1683.

CERT training The city Department of Emergency Management leads a free three-day CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training course for the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Nov. 15 and 22 at Keolu Latter-Day Saints Chapel, 1461 Kanapuu Drive. The course includes two days in class and one in the field. Call 728-7991.

Maunawila care Volunteers meet from 8 to 11 a.m. to clean up Maunawila heiau in Hau’ula. Bring gloves, sunscreen, covered shoes and hand tools. Call Dotty at 255-6944 or email dotty.kelly@verizon.net.

Electronic music Kaskade, aka Ryan Raddon and “America’s Best DJ” perform an electronic dance music concert at Turtle Bay Resort’s West Lawn. Tickets cost $55 (flavorus.com), and the gate opens at 5 p.m. Call 293-6000.

Chocoholics Emmanuel Episcopal Church sponsors its annual Chocolate Extravaganza from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 780 Keolu Drive. Tickets cost $25 presale or $30 at the door, and proceeds support the church and Family Promise of Hawaii. Visit emmanuelkailua.com or call 262-4548.

Sea Life day Sea Life Park marks its 50th anniversary from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. with new exhibits, entertainment, demonstrations and throw-back admission fees ($2.64) for guests, followed by Maunalua in concert at 7 p.m. Call 259-2500.

Ko’olaupoko benefits Hui o Ko’olaupoko hosts a benefit dinner (plus dessert, music and tours) from 3 to 7 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch. Visit huihawaii.org or call 381-7202.

Fishpond help Volunteers with Paepae o He’eia work from 8:30 a.m. to noon today and Nov. 22 to help restore the fishpond. To sign up, call 236-6178 or email admin@paepaeoheeia.org.

Bariatric surgery Dr. Steven Fowler and colleagues lead seminars on weight-loss surgery at 6:30 tonight and Dec. 10 at Castle Medical Center’s wellness auditorium. Register in advance at 263-5400.

Sunday November 9

Surfrider run/walk Friends of Kailua High School sponsor the annual Kailua High Surfrider 5K/10K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. at the school and around the Enchanted Lake loop. To register, go to active.com or call Anne at 223-5750 or Ed at 262-6228.

Hanauma talks Hanauma Nature Preserve presents free public lectures by UH graduate students at 3 p.m. in the park theater on groundwater inundation, Hawaii-grown oysters, and climate change impact on marine life. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday November 10

Cancer help Castle Medical Center sponsors a free class for cancer patients, “Look Good … Feel Better,” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the wellness auditorium, including light, healthy refreshments. Call 595-7504.

Security watch Neighborhood Security Watch waves signs about traffic safety from 5:30 to 6 p.m. along the highway by Hau’ula Beach Park. The group also will meet at 8:45 p.m. Nov. 17 to patrol area neighborhoods from 9 to 10. To join either effort, call 782-9553.

Waimanalo board meets Waimanalo Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the National Guard training auditorium at Bellows. Call 738-3710.

Tuesday November 11

Infant safety Castle Medical Center sponsors a class in Infant Safety from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for parents, grandparents and other childcare providers. Fee is $15. To register, call 263-5400 or go to castlemed.org.

School closures All public schools and libraries are closed today to observe Veterans Day.

Piano songs Pianist Alan Fisher leads a free program of sing-along music at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

Hau’ula prepared Hau’ula Emergency Leadership Preparedness team meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hau’ula Civic Center. Call Burt at 293-0820.


Board meetings Kahaluu Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at KEY Project on Waihee Road and Ko’olauloa will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Hauula Elementary cafeteria. For updates, call 738-3710.

Chi Kung class Students should pre-register now for the WCC class, “Chi Kung for Reducing Muscle Tension,” set for 9:45 a.m. Nov. 12 in Hale Kuhina 115. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Stargazing” at 7 p.m Nov. 12 and “Stars” at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at WCC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Puohala produce Oahu Fresh will deliver bags of farm-fresh produce to customers from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Puohala Elementary, for orders placed by the prior Friday at oahufresh.com. Some proceeds support school wellness education. Email cchow78@hotmail.com.

Varicose veins Dr. Sonny Wong will present a free seminar on “Modern Treatment of Varicose Veins 2014” at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 in Castle hospital’s wellness center auditorium, including light, healthy refreshments. Call 263-5400.

Kaha garden help Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers will help maintain Kaha Garden from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 13 and 24; it’s located within Kawainui Neighborhood Park, 750 Kaha St. Call 277-5611.

Youthful music Hawaii Education for the Arts’ children’s chorale and musical theater students will perform a free public show at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

Kailua imu orders
Mail-in deadline is Nov. 14 to order your turkey (or other meat) for cooking at Kailua High School’s annual Thanksgiving benefit imu roast, set for Nov. 26-27 at its campus imu pit. Call 728-7389 or 266-7910.

Music gala tickets Windward Choral Society has tickets to its upcoming gala for $125 until Nov. 14. The Joy of Music benefit is 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Ko’olau Ballrooms, with entertainment, a silent auction, food, drinks, an honor salute and a performance by WCS. Call 782-3924.

Imu deadline Mail-in orders are due Nov. 15 for Enchanted Lake Elementary’s turkey imu Nov. 26-27, along with orders for sweet corn. Call 266-7800.

E-waste drive Pacific Corporate Solutions will have an e-waste drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Kaneohe Elementary for all kinds of computers, related items and toner — no limit. Call 488-8870.