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What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Send Windward items to cchang@midweek.com by Dec. 24 to be considered for the Dec. 31 edition, or call 529-4850.

Wednesday December 24

Family worship

Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Keolu Drive hosts family worship services at 5 and 8 p.m, followed by a chocolate buffet. At 7:30 p.m. is the singing of hymns and carols. Call 262-4548.

Candlelight service

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

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.

Thursday December 25

Mele Kalikimaka!

Saturday December 27

Kahaluu hike

Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 3-mile novice hike to Pu‘u Ma‘eli‘eli in Kahaluu at 8 a.m. Dec. 27. Visit htmclub.org.

Hakipu‘u help

Hui o Ko‘olaupoko volunteers help restore Hakipu‘u Stream from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 277-5611 or email nalani@huihawaii.org.

Blood drive

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

Sunday December 28

Blood drive

Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive. Call 848-4770.


Kaneohe book sale

Friends of Kaneohe Library will conduct a “renovation” sale in January with some items free and the rest at half-off prices 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. (December promotion is for half-off on all holiday books, CDs and DVDs.) Call 247-4819.

Kawainui ponds

Wildlife biologist James Cogswell will lead volunteers in a monthly workday from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 3 at the marsh’s restoration ponds. Call 266-0911 or email james.m.cogswell@hawaii.g ov.

Downton Abbey

A Cup of Tea, the Victorian tea room on Uluniu Street, will celebrate the fifth season of the PBS series Downton Abbey Jan. 3 in two seatings, buffet style: 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., featuring prizes for best hat or dress, trivia games, keepsakes and a “special guest.” Cost is $35.95 per person. Call 230-8832.

Kailua baseball

Kailua Little League will register players from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 3 and 10, and 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and 8 at Enchanted Lake Elementary School. Visit kailualittle-league.com.

Ko‘olauloa board

Ko‘olauloa Neighborhood Board will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at Kahuku Community Center, 56-576 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 768-3710.

Lanikai “bus”

Lanikai Elementary School’s Walking School Bus will travel from 7:20 to 7:40 a.m. Feb. 6, March 6 and May 1, with students either walking or biking together from Kailua Beach Park to school as a traffic-safety promotion. Call 266-7844.


Farmers market

Hau‘ula 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; call 293-8925.

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.

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., accepting all new patients and most insurance plans. Call 259-5466.

Mental self-help

United Self-Help sponsors a mental health support group meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday at St. Chris-topher’s Episcopal Church,

93 N. Kainalu Drive, providing a safe environment to share personal concerns. Call 235-2615.

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.


Windward Unity Church conducts “A Course in Miracles” at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays with Alan Lemieux and Gloria Corea at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

AA meetings

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

Mommy & Me hui

Castle Medical Center presents a class for new mothers from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Friday in the Wellness Center auditorium. The free class is open to all mothers and their infants up to 12 months old, covering a variety of topics with professional educators, plus a fun physical activity each week. Call 263-5400.


Hawaii Parents Inc. provides an ongoing, nine-week course in “Confident Parenting” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at its Kaneohe office at 45-955 Kamehameha Hwy. #403 (the Sprint store building). Call 235-0487 or email kristen@hawaiiparents.org.

Lessons in love, mastery

Windward Unity Church hosts two Thursday courses, complete with books and study groups: “A Course in Love” at 1 p.m., and “The Way of Mastery” at 3 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St., # 303. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

Japanese classes

Nakayoshi Class at Kailua Christian Church offers affordable Japanese language lessons for all ages in small groups at morning and afternoon times at Kailua Christian Church on Manono Street. Call 384-8650, visit nakayoshiclass.com or email info@nakayoshiclass.com.

Kailua book sale

Friends of Kailua Library bookstore is open at the library entrance from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1- 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Call 392-1824.

Kailua Seniors

Kailua Seniors Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Kailua District Park for planned activities and fellowship for ages 55 and older. Fee is $15 per year. Call 266-7652.

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.

Breast-feeding class

Waimanalo Health Center has a free series of breastfeeding classes at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in its WIC office. All moms and moms-to-be are welcome. Call Leigh Ziegler at 259-7948.

Hula classes

Ho‘omaika‘i Hula Halau welcomes new students to its Monday and Wednesday classes at KEY Project with kumu hula Shona Lam Ho. Call 728-8960 after 4 p.m.

Alzheimer’s support

An Alzheimer’s support group meets at Castle hospital’s wellness center at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday; and at King Intermediate’s Portable 1 at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Call 591-2771.

Park yoga

Carolyn Sawai leads yoga for stress relief at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kaneohe District Park. Fee is $2 per class. Call 381-6380.

Fun and learning

Little People Hawaii has a free keiki session at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Windward Mall with Aunty Margaret Shimizu, and Party Rock for children (and parents). Goal is fun, laughter and learning. Call 236-1772.

Give it fresh

Windward Unity Church seeks help with Give It Fresh Day after 4:30 p.m. each Thursday at Kailua Night Market. Call 262-6731.

Vegetarian cooking

Down To Earth Kailua offers free vegetarian cooking classes at 4:30 p.m. on the first and fourth Tuesday.

Call 947-3249.

Kaneohe yoga, Zumba

Windward Family Wellness Center and Yoga Studio in Koolau Center has ongoing classes in yoga, tai chi and Zumba, plus tips on healthy eating, weight loss, personal training, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage. For details, call 445-9100.

Mary Jane home

The Kailua-based Mary Jane Home, operated by Catholic Charities for pregnant women 18 and older, offers counseling and daily classes in infant care, childbirth and life skills. Call 261-9776.