What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday December 10

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium at WCC presents “Stargazing” at 7 tonight, and “Season of Light” at 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Dec. 13 and 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

College aid Kalaheo High School hosts a financial aid night for seniors and parents at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Financial aid officers from Windward Community College will discuss the FAFSA form and other means to obtain college funds. Call 254-7900.

Bariatric surgery Dr. Steven Fowler and colleagues conduct a free seminar on weight-loss surgery at 6:30 p.m. at Castle Medical Center’s wellness auditorium. Register in advance at 263-5400.

School concert St. John Vianney School presents its annual free winter concert at 6:30 p.m., directed by Dana Arbaugh at the church, which is located at 940 Keolu Drive. The public is invited. Call 261-4651.

Board meetings Kahaluu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at KEY Project. Call 768-3710.

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.

WCC concert Tonight’s installment of the Hanauna Mele Concert Series at Paliku Theatre features special guests Jon Osorio, Teresa Bright and Jerry Santos, and performances by slack key and ukulele students from Windward Community College and University of Hawaii-West Oahu. Show starts at 7 p.m. Student showcases continue at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12. Call 236-9145.

Thursday December 11

Plastic surgery talk Plastic surgeon Boa Phan discusses “The Mommy Makeover” at 6 p.m. in a free seminar at Castle Medical Center’s wellness auditorium. Call 263-5400 or visit castlemed.org.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives today from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Castle Medical Center and 4 to 7 p.m. at Kailua Town Center.

Ko‘olauloa board meets Ko‘olauloa Neighborhood Board meets at 6 p.m. at Hau‘ula Community Center. Cal 768-3710.

Evacuation meeting A public meeting covers a new tsunami evacuation zone map from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waimanalo District Park meeting room. Call 723-8960.

Target jobs The Target store under construction in the former Don Quijote space at 334 Hahani St. in Kailua hosts a job fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Dec. 14 at Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, 770 Auoha Road in Kailua. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit target.com/careers to apply in advance. The store is slated to open in March 2015.

Friday December 12

College pot sale WCC Ceramics Club has its annual Christmas Pottery Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hale Palanakila Ceramics Studio, featuring community and student-made mugs, bowls, vases, planters and more. Call 235-7323.

Season of Light Hokulani Imaginarium presents its holiday show, “Season of Light,” at 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Dec. 19 on the WCC campus. The show features winter’s brightest celebrations, the seasons, and the origins of world customs from Christmas trees to the Hanukkah menorah. Tickets cost $7, $6 and $5. Call 236-9111 or 235-7433.

Live Nativity Waimanalo Country Farms presents its annual Live Nativity at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, and Dec. 19 and 20 at 41-225 Lupe St. Day activities at the free public event also are planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Dec. 20 only. Call 306-4381.

Alice auditions Auditions for Alice In Wonderland, which will play in March at Paliku Theatre, are heard at 7 p.m. at Applause! Performance Academy in Wahiawa. All roles are available. Actors should arrive with 16-24 bars of a prepared song that best shows off their voice. A second casting call will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 13.

Saturday December 13

Laulima day Windward Mall and KHON2 sponsor Laulima Giving Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at center court, offering a drop-off site for gifts for needy families, plus live entertainment. Call 235-1143.

Kaneohe music To celebrate the bar’s first anniversary, PeniDean performs live tonight at Korner Room, located behind Zippy’s in Kaneohe. For time and details, call 227-9935 or email fscaucesllc@aol.com.

Crab nets Umi Kai leads a workshop on making ‘upena papa‘i (crab net) today at He‘eia Fishpond. Fee is $25 for all materials and lunch (for the first 15 people). For time and details, call 236-6178 or email admin@paepaeoheeia.org.

Tea room bingo A Cup of Tea hosts an Ugly Christmas Sweater bingo contest at 6 tonight, featuring prizes, fun and the Lady Tiffany buffet for $30.95 plus tax and tip. The tea room is located at 407 Uluniu St., #101. Call 230-8832.

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to noon at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Gift wrapping Kaneohe-based Cub Scout Pack 229 is available to wrap holiday gifts for free from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Windward Mall today and Dec. 20.

Baseball signups Windward PONY Baseball registers players ages 5-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Enchanted Lake Elementary School. Bring proof of birth and health coverage. Call 389-8595 or email windwardpony@gmail.com.

Sunday December 14

Reggae concert Windward Mall presents award-winning reggae band The Green in concert from noon to 1 p.m. at center court. Call 235-1143.

Year-end crafts Windward Year-End Craft Fair is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at He‘eia Elementary School cafeteria. Call 375-5049.

Ocean safety Na Kama Kai conducts ocean-safety clinics for youths all day today at Waimanalo Beach Park. Call 864-9164 or email info@nakamakai.org.

Hanauma talks Hanauma Nature Preserve has free public lectures by UH graduate students on the effects of pollution on marine mammals at 3 p.m. in the park theater. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday December 15

‘Ohana food ‘Ohana Food Distribution has free food for qualified families and individuals at 2:30 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Registration starts at 2 p.m. Call 239-5754.

Tuesday December 16

Nature hour Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden has its monthly pre-school nature hour at 10:30 a.m. about “music and spices from plants.” Bring lunch and a parent, and dress for hiking. Call 233-7323.

Ukulele carolers Windward YMCA ukulele teacher Walt Keale leads ukulele Christmas caroling beginning at 6 p.m. at Longs Drugs in Kailua. Call 261-0808.

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 at center court. Call 235-1143.


Kailua music Singer/songwriter Gigi Love will entertain at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at The Grove on Aulike Street. Call 291-6771.

Mele of He‘eia Paepae o He‘eia will host an “Evening Launa” from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 18 to share and learn about the music and stories of the area, featuring Hoku award-winners Lihau Hannahs-Paik of Kupaoa and Anuenue Punua, both founding members of Paepae o He‘eia, along with light refreshments and drinks. RSVP to 236-6178 or email admin@paepaeoheeia.org.

Neighborhood board meetings Kaneohe Neighborhood Board will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Waimanalo is in recess for December. Call 768-3710.

Christmas concert Ke Kula Mele Hawaii will perform its annual Christmas Music Concert at 11 a.m. Dec. 20 at Windward Mall under the direction of kumu Alan Akaka, featuring songs of the Islands and Christmas tunes on steel guitar, ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian-style bass. Call 375-9379.

Olomana parade Olomana Community Association will sponsor its annual Christmas parade at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21, starting and ending at Maunawili Elementary School. Call Leslie Kobayashi at 541-1331 or email leslie_kobayashi@hid.uscourts.gov.


Creative art Maresa-Ann Hiromoto’s Live Inspired company offers a wide range of Creative Art classes for all ages in Kaneohe, with topics changing weekly. Call 384-2386 or visit uliveinspired.com.

Farmers market Hauula Elementary School hosts a farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, featuring local produce, crafts, preserves and baked goods. Vendors may register at the office, 293-8925.