What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday December 17

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

Park art Donna Yanoviak’s “Magic of Creativity” art exhibition is on display now through Dec. 31 at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden. Call 233-7323.

WCC fair The Hui ‘Apuakea Hawaiian Language Club at WCC conducts a Holiday Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Thursday in Hale A‘o Lanai, featuring Ni‘ihau shell jewelry, hand-made feather, kukui nut and seed leis, pickled vegetables and much more. Call 235-7433.

Mall hula Kaneohe’s own Halau Olapakuikala‘i o Hokuaulani performs at Windward Mall center court at 7 p.m. Call 235-1143.

Seasonal display Ko‘olau Center offers a display of Christmas Tree Alley now through Dec. 28, featuring ornaments decorated by Ahuimanu Elementary School students. Visit koolaucenter.com.

Chamber mixer Kailua Chamber of Commerce sponsors a holiday mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. at A Cup of Tea on Uluniu Street. To register, go to kailuachamber.org.

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.

Breast-feeding Castle Medical Center conducts a breastfeeding class for new and expectant parents at 5:30 p.m. Fee is $25, or free with the hospital’s childbirth class. Call 263-5400.

Thursday December 18

Mele of He‘eia Paepae o He‘eia hosts an “Evening Launa” from 5 to 7 p.m. 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, plus light refreshments and drinks. RSVP to 236-6178 or email admin@paepaeoheeia.org.

Puppetry Puppeteer Christy Lipps presents children’s holiday stories with music and her hand-crafted puppets at 10:30 a.m. at Kaneohe Library. Call 233-5676.

Tsunami prep The city Department of Emergency Management conducts a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at BYU-Hawaii’s Little Theatre to prepare the public in the event of an extreme tsunami hit, featuring its redrawn maps of tsunami zones. Visit honolulu.gov/dem.

Book studies Windward Unity Church hosts a book study group on “A Course of Love” at 1 p.m. and “The Way of Mastery” at 3 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Kaneohe board meets Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

Friday December 19

Kailua music The Saloon Pilots plays bluegrass alongside Patty Clayton from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Big City Diner in Kailua. Call 263-8880.

Public concerts Ernest Chang’s piano students perform a free public recital at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Still ahead are Connie Kissinger and her Christmas music at 2 p.m. Sunday, and Voices of Aloha’s Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Call 234-6639.

Season of Light Hokulani Imaginarium presents its holiday show, “Season of Light,” at 7 p.m. today 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.

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

Mall orchids Windward Orchids has blooming plants for sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Windward Mall by the Food Court entrance. Call 235-1143.

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

Saturday December 20

Christmas concert Ke Kula Mele Hawaii performs its annual Christmas Music Concert at 11 a.m. 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.

Gift-wrapping Cub Scout Pack 229 can wrap up shoppers’ gifts for free from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Windward Mall , lower level Macy’s wing, as its annual community service. Call 235-1143.

Storm water lesson State Department of Transportation staffers conduct a storm water outreach from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windward Mall (in front of Ruby Tuesday) to educate shoppers on the effects of and management of water pollution. Call 235-1143.

Sunday December 21

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

Olomana parade Olomana Community Association sponsors its annual Christmas parade at 2:30 p.m., starting and ending at Maunawili Elementary School. Email leslie_kobayashi@hid.uscourts.gov.

Keiki pageantry Promoters stage America’s Winter Darling Doll & Prince Charming Pageant from 5 to 8 p.m. at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

Monday December 22

Live channeling Daniel Scranton, known as a direct voice channel, sound healer, overtone singer and spiritual teacher, leads a session in Live Channeling from 1 to 6 p.m. at Windward Unity Church in Kaneohe. Call Robbie Busfield at 384-8890.

School closures Public schools are closed today through Jan. 8 for winter break.

Tuesday December 23

Operation Toy Box Turtle Bay Golf accepts new toys, blankets, canned food and toiletries for homeless children of all ages through today. Golfers with donations receive $10 off their morning tee time. The gifts will be distributed Christmas day at a special breakfast in Haleiwa. Call 293-8574.


Candlelight service Windward Unity Church will conduct a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 7 a.m. to noon Dec. 27 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, and 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive. Call 848-4770.


Kaneohe book sale Friends of Kaneohe Library offers half-off prices in December on all Christmas/holiday books, CDs and DVDs in the library basement bookstore. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Volunteers to sort and shelve donated items are welcome anytime. Call 247-4819.

Mental self-help United Self-Help sponsors a mental health support group at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive, providing a safe environment to share personal concerns. Call 235-2615.

Creative art Maresa-Ann Hiromoto’s Live Inspired company has a variety of Creative Art classes for all ages in Kaneohe, with topics changing weekly. Call 384-2386.

Farmers market Hau‘ula Elementary School has a farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday, selling local produce, crafts, preserves and baked goods. Vendors may call 293-8925.

Dental clinic Waimanalo Health Center offers a dental clinic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except noon-1 p.m.) weekdays at 41-1347 Kalanianaole Hwy. It accepts all new patients and most insurance plans. Call 259-5466.

Recovery group Celebrate Recovery meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela St. The national, faith-based program and support group helps people with their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Everyone is welcome, and free childcare is available. Call Ernie at 225-7408.

Mommy & Me hui Castle Medical Center has a free class for new mothers from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays in its Wellness Center auditorium. It’s open to all moms and infants up to 1 year old, covers a variety of topics with professional educators, and offers a fun physical activity each week. Call 263-5400.

Hakipu‘u stream help Hui o Ko‘olaupoko volunteers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every fourth Saturday to help restore Hakipu‘u Stream by Kualoa Ranch. For details, call 277-5611.

Pali music Mel Murata and the Palaka Ohana band entertain from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Fatboy’s Fairway Bistro at Pali Golf Club. Call 380-6670.