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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Send Windward items to cchang@midweek.com by Nov. 19 to be considered for the Nov. 26 edition.

Wednesday November 19

Moffat show Storyteller Ben Moffat presents “Mr. Spelunker’s Adventures,” on stilts, with puppets and music, at 6:30 p.m. at Waimanalo Library. Call 259-2610.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and Dec. 2 in Hale Akoakoa 101, 103 and 105 at WCC. Call 848-4770.

AA meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 and 8 tonight, and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731.

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

Turkey tickets Halau Turkey imu orders ($15 each) are due today to Halau Ha’a Hula ‘O Kekau’ilani Na Pua Hala o Kailua for its Nov. 26-27 imu benefit. Call 561-6252.

Turkey tickets KEY Tickets are on sale now until all spaces are reserved for KEY Project’s annual Thanksgiving Imu Project Nov. 26-27. Fee is $20. Call 239-5777 or 277-8686.

Turkey tickets St. John’s Tickets are on sale now ($15) until all spaces are reserved for the Thanksgiving imu benefit at St. John’s By-the-Sea on Lihikai Drive. Call 239-7198.

Thursday November 20

Kaneohe board meets Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 738-3710.

Caregivers A Caretaker Support Group meets at 9 a.m. at Queen Liliu’okalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 234-2207.

Bamboo Readers WCC’s “Out Loud in the Library” program presents the Bamboo Ridge Readers at 5:30 p.m. in Library Learning Commons (lower level), featuring five performers, plus music and refreshments for the public. Call 235-7374.

Keiki stories Kaneohe Library has a free preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m. Call 233-5676.

Party pupus Eileen Towata shares “Pupus for Parties” at 6 p.m. in Castle hospital’s wellness center, with samples and printed recipes. Fee is $10. Call 263-5400.

Jazz fest Turtle Bay Resort presents Oahu Jazz & Blues Festival today through Sunday with award-winning singers and musicians. Call 293-6000.

HPU musical HPU presents the musical Fiddler on the Roof Thursdays through Sundays, now through Nov. 30, plus a special 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 show, at Paul and Vi Loo Theatre. Tickets cost $20. Call 375-1282.

Friday November 21 ‘Peter Pan’ Diamond in the Rough Productions presents Peter Pan at 7:30 tonight, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday at Paliku Theatre, featuring a large youthful cast and a “You Can Fly” children’s package. Tickets cost $19 and $10. Call 1-866-967-8167.

Dance concert Castle Dance Ensemble’s Holiday Showcase is at 7:30 p.m. in Ron Bright Theatre, featuring a variety of dance styles. Donations support its upcoming New York trip. Call 233-5600.

Puohala turkey imu Puohala Elementary School’s PTA and Papa Makua plan a Thanksgiving imu roast Nov. 26-27; orders are due today and payment ($20) is due Nov. 25. Call Tish at 722-8569.

Kailua bluegrass The Saloon Pilots play blue-grass music from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

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

Saturday November 22

Plant food Kevin Mulkern of Mulkern Nursery in Waimanalo leads a free workshop at 10 a.m. on “Plant Food: Fertilizers & Compost” at 41-639 Kaulukanu St. Call 396-6595.

Da Hui cleanup Da Hui has its 10th annual North Shore Cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m., meeting on Turtle Bay Resort’s West Lawn. The cleanup is followed by a free barbecue and music by Culture Nation and The Late Ones. Email mahina@dahui.com.

Kahaluu hike Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 3.6-mile intermediate hike at 8:30 a.m. to Ulupaina ridge in Kahaluu. Visit htmclub.org.

Benefit sale Castle High clubs, the freshman class and others run a benefit garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the theater parking lot. Call 233-5600, ext. 2236.

Parker craft fair Parker United Methodist Church has a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 45-211 Waikalua Road, featuring gift baskets, plants, baked goods, shave ice, plate lunches, jewelry, crafts and more. Call 247-3250.

Fishpond help Volunteers with Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society meet from 8 a.m. to noon for a work day at the Kaneohe pond. To offer help, call 263-8202.

Marsh master plan hike A free tour of Kailua wet-lands, sponsored by Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and others, is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to familiarize interested residents with the cultural sites that are part of the updated Kawainui Marsh Master Plan. Register before Nov. 19 to rhondaro@hawaii.edu or 398-2374. Space is limited.

Safe communities Windward Neighborhood Security Watch, HPD and partners sponsor a community safety fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windward Mall with exhibits, entertainment and awareness information. Call 235-1143.

Tea room bingo A Cup of Tea hosts Bingo Night at 6 p.m., including prizes, fun and the Lady Tiffany buffet for $30.95 plus tax and tip. Next up: Ugly Christmas sweater bingo contest Dec. 13. The tea room is located at 407 Uluniu St. #101. Call 230-8832.

Sunday November 23

Messiah sing-along Christ Church Uniting presents “Handel’s Messiah Sing-along” at 4 p.m. at 1300 Kailua Road. Call 262-6911.

Hanauma talks Hanauma Nature Preserve offers free public lectures by UH graduate students at 3 p.m. in the park theater on Maui groundwater discharge, Maunalua Bay algae and tilapia. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Clay on display Gallery ‘Iolani’s “Clay,” an exhibit by 13 local ceramic artists closes today at WCC. Call 236-9150.

Narcissus beauties Narcissus Queen Pageant contestants make an appearance at noon at Windward Mall. Call 235-1143.

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kailua Town Center parking garage. Call 848-4770.

Monday November 24

Kaha Garden help Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers help maintain Kaha Garden from 8 a.m. to noon today at Kawainui Neighborhood Park, 750 Kaha St. Call 277-5611.

Tuesday November 25

Baby tales Kaneohe Library has a free Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for tots up to age 18 months. Call 233-5676.

Grumpy voices The Grumpy Old Men Quartet perform a free public concert at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

St. Nick pets Santa invites pets (leashed or in a cage) to pose with him for photos at Windward Mall from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at center court. Call 235-1143.


Healthy pregnancy Castle Medical Center will lead a Healthy Pregnancy class from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 26 for couples. Fee is $10. Call 263-5400.

Movie night Kaneohe Library will screen the free film Maleficent at 6 p.m. Nov. 26, including free popcorn. Call 233-5676.

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Led Zeppelin” at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.