What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Send Windward items to cchang@midweek.com by Dec. 30 to be considered for the Jan. 7 edition, or call 529-4850.

Wednesday December 31

Reunion tickets Deadline is today to get Castle High reunion tickets for $50 ($60 after) for the Feb. 21 all-class reunion at Rumours. Email chccombinedclass@gmail.com.

Thursday January 1

Woes parade Lanikai Association sponsors its annual foot race at 8 a.m. and Woes Day parade at 9 a.m., followed by the “recovery party” with breakfast ($5) and entertainment at Lanikai Community Park ($5). Call 497-6546.

Friday January 2

Kaneohe book sale Friends of Kaneohe Library offers a “renovation” sale this month with some items free and the rest at half-off prices in the library basement bookstore. Hours are 1-3 p.m. Friday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Volunteers to sort and shelve items always welcome. Call 247-4819.

Saturday January 3

Downton Abbey A Cup of Tea, the Victorian tea room on Uluniu Street, marks the fifth season of PBS series Downton Abbey today in two seatings, buffet style: 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., with prizes for best hat or dress, trivia games, keepsakes and a “special guest.” Cost is $35.95, with $5 from each going to PBS Hawaii’s “new home” campaign. Call 230-8832.

Kawainui ponds Wildlife biologist James Cogswell leads volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon at the marsh’s restoration ponds. Call 266-0911 or email james.m.cogswell@hawaii.gov.

Kailua baseball Kailua Little League registers players from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Jan. 10, and 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and 8 at Enchanted Lake Elementary School. Visit kailualittleleague.com.

Sunday January 4

Giving birth Castle Medical Center presents “Giving Birth: The Castle Experience” starting at 2 p.m. today for four Sundays, or 6 p.m. Jan. 8 for four Thursdays. Fee is $45 per person, $80 per couple. Call 263-5400 or register at castlemed.org.

Tuesday January 6

Newborn care Castle Medical Center presents “General Newborn Care” at 6 p.m. at the hospital. Fee is $30 per couple. Call 263-5400.


Breast-feeding Castle Medical Center will conduct a breastfeeding class at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 or 21 at the hospital. Fee is $25, or free with any CMC childbirth class. Call 263-5400.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives from 4:15 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Kailua Town Center, and 7 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium will present “Mauna Kea: Between Earth & Sky” at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Hanauma talk Hanauma Nature Preserve will host a free lecture at 3 p.m. Jan. 11 in its theater on “Bottoms up! Demand for Hawaii Bottomfish Revisited” with Justin Hospital of Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. Call 397-5840.

School reopens Public schools will reopen Jan. 12 after winter break.

Piano man Pianist Alan Fisher will play the oldies for a free audience sing-along at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

Clutter free Marilyn Nagel will lead the third part of her “Clutter Free” series at 6 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28 in Hale Kuhina 114 at WCC. Fee is $70. Students must have taken the first two series in October. Call 235-7433.

Senior parents Castle High will have a Senior Parents Night at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the cafeteria, with details on graduation, portfolios, proms, Project Grad and more. Email castleparents@hot-mail.com.


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

Waimanalo art Ginny Walden Art Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment, featuring Walden’s matted prints, giclees and print orders. Her studio is located in Waimanalo at 41-829 Kakaina St. #A-4. Call 389-0579.

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

Kailua market FarmLovers’ Kailua Town Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sundays at Kailua Elementary. Call 388-9696.

Mahiku market Sonny Doung’s Mahiku Market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Ben Parker Elementary with vendors of food, crafts and art. Call 225-4002.

City open markets The People’s Open Market sells produce on Thursdays in Windward from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park; 9-10 a.m. at Kailua District Park; and 10:45-11:45 a.m. at Kaneohe District Park. Call 522-7088.

Pet food drive Kaneohe Petco accepts unopened, unexpired dry pet food for Hawaiian Humane Society to help owners afford to feed their dogs and cats. Call 356-2217.