What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday January 14

Coupon swap Kahuku Library hosts free, volunteer-led coupon-swapping from 9 to 11 a.m. today (and every second Wednesday). Call 293-8935.

Park activities Registration is open today through Friday for spring programs at Kaneohe’s city parks. Call the specific park or visit honoluluparks.com for sign-up times and a list of classes.

Assessing risk Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program hosts a risk-assessment meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Bellows in the Army National Guard dining facility. Call 259-7222.

Kahaluu board meets Kahaluu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at KEY Project on Waihee Road. Call 768-3710.

Bariatric surgery Dr. Steven Fowler and the bariatric surgery team at Castle Medical Center conduct a weight-loss surgery seminar at 6:30 p.m. today and Feb. 11 and March 18, and 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Wellness Auditorium. Register at 263-5400.

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. on the WCC campus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Thursday January 15

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kahuku High School. Call 848-4770.

Preschool stories Kaneohe Library offers a free preschool storyhour at 10:30 a.m. Call 233-5676.

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

Friday January 16

New hula class Waimanalo Health Center begins a 13-week hula class for people with high blood pressure from 9 to 11 a.m. every Monday and Friday (starts Jan. 12) with kumu hula Charlani Kalama. Call 259-7948.

Talent show Castle High School stages its 2015 Brown Bags to Stardom show today in Ron Bright Theatre to select the best acts for state competition, which could lead to $25,000 in cash and prizes, a recording contract and more. Call Dawn Cone at 233-5600, ext. 2238.

Kidney workshops National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii sponsors Kidney Interactive Workshop & Information (KIWI) sessions from 9 to 11 a.m. today and Jan. 23 and 30 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 46-117 Halaulani St. Call Dawn at 589-5905.

Adult school Registration ends today for spring semester classes at the DOE School for Adults Windward campus (Kalaheo High). Call 254-7955.

Kailua music The Saloon Pilots play blue-grass from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

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

Saturday January 17

Kuilima makahiki The annual Makahiki Kuilima runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Turtle Bay Resort with traditional games, crafts, artisans, exhibits, cultural demonstrations and performances. Call 293-6000.

PAL volleyball Kaneohe PAL Volleyball League registers players age 6-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and each Saturday and Sunday through the end of February at He‘eia Playground. Fee is $25. Call 247-1558.

Makapu‘u hike Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 2-mile intermediate “Makapu‘u Scramble” hike at 8 a.m. Visit htmclub.org.

Kainalu baseball Kainalu Little League registers players from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aikahi Community Park pavilion. Call 590-8734.

Sunday January 18

Gong meditation Barbara Cole leads a class on gong meditation at 6:30 p.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Kailua Town Center and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Hanauma talk Hanauma Nature Preserve hosts a free lecture at 3 p.m. in the park theater on fishpond permit challenges. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday January 19

Lessons in truth Geo Downer leads a class on “Lessons in Truth” at 6:30 p.m. at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Holiday closures All public schools and libraries are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday January 20

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 101, 103 and 105 at WCC. Call 848-4770.

Nature hour Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden has a preschool nature hour at 10:30 a.m. on “Frogs and Toads.” Bring lunch, bug spray and a parent. Call 233-7323.


Breast-feeding Castle hospital will conduct a breastfeeding class at 5 p.m. Jan. 21. Fee is $25. Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.

Caregivers Ohana Caretakers will run a caregivers support group at 9 a.m. Jan. 21 at Queen Liliu‘okalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 234-2207.

Plant foods Eileen Towata will share tips on a plant-based diet at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at Castle Medical Center as part of the “Eat Well for Life” series. Fee is $10. Register at 263-5400 or castlemed.org.

Fishpond party Paepae o He‘eia has rescheduled its free public He‘eia Mele Night to 5-7 p.m. Jan. 23 at He‘eia Fishpond with Lihau Paik-Hannahs and Anuenue Punua and friends to sing and talk story. The evening includes light pupus and water. RSVP to 236-6178 or email admin@paepaeoheeia.org.

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank will have a donor drive from 7 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Prom dresses My Girlfriend’s Closet and Kokolani Chocolate will sponsor a drive to collect prom dresses for The Bella Project from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at 320 Ku‘ulei Road. Also welcome are shoes, purses and other accessories. Call 388-8681.