What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday January 21

Caregivers Ohana Caretakers conducts a caregiver support group at 9 a.m. at Queen Liliu‘okalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 234-2207.

Breast-feeding Castle Medical Center has a breastfeeding class at 5 p.m. at the hospital. Fee is $25, or free with any CMC childbirth class. Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.

Thursday January 22

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

Plant foods Instructor Eileen Towata shares tips on plant-based diets at 6 p.m. at Castle Medical Center as part of the “Eat Well for Life” series. Fee is $10. Register at 263-5400.

Friday January 23

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium at WCC presents “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 tonight and “Sounds of the Underground” at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

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

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

Haiku music The Saloon Pilots entertain bluegrass style from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next up: Kahiau Jan. 30. Call 247-6671.

Saturday January 24

Prom dresses My Girlfriend’s Closet and Kokolani Chocolate sponsor a drive to collect prom dresses for the Bella Project from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 320 Ku‘ulei Road. Also welcome are shoes, purses and accessories. Email tenora808@gmail.com.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to noon today at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, and 7:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church at Ko‘olau. Call 848-4770.

St. Ann’s show In celebration of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 23-29), St. Ann’s School presents a special show at 12:30 p.m. at Windward Mall center court, plus an art display throughout the week at the mall. Call 235-1143.

Dream gardens Landscape designer Susan Mulkern leads a free workshop at 10 a.m. at Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery on how to make your dream garden a reality, followed by a plant sale. Bring dimensions and photos of your yard. The nursery is located at 41-639 Kaulukano St. in Waimanalo. Call 396-6595.

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.

Sunday January 25

Farm feast Outstanding in the Field sponsors a day of communal farm dining and conversation with local food providers at 3 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch, featuring chef Mark Noguchi and tours of the ranch. Tickets cost $210. Visit outstandinginthefield.com.

Haiku workday Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club leads a cultural service workday in Haiku Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., meeting first at the top of Haiku Road by the preschool. Volunteers will learn the valley’s stories and history as they work. Bring lunch, walking stick and hiking shoes. RSVP in advance at 235-8111 or legendsofkoolau@aol.com.

Hanauma talk Hanauma Nature Preserve presents a free lecture at 3 p.m. in the park theater on Hawaiian green turtles. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday January 26

Kahuku music Musician Kaimi Hanano‘eau entertains from 7 to 10 p.m. at Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort. Call 293-6000.

Bradley childbirth Castle Medical Center hosts a 12-week course in the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth on Mondays, starting at 6:30 tonight. Fee is $300 for two people. Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.

Tuesday January 27

Baby storytime Kaneohe Library presents Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Call 233-5676.


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

Kailua town hall Kailua Neighborhood Board’s Disaster Preparedness subcommittee will sponsor a town hall meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at Kailua District Park on “Flood Warning in Hawaii.” A National Weather Service meteorologist will speak. The Feb. 25 town hall topic will be on “Earthquakes.” Call Claudine Tomasa at 783-5396.

Pregnancy Castle Medical Center will conduct a Healthy Pregnancy class at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in the CMC Ohana Room. Fee is $10 per person. Call 263-5400 or register online at castlemed.org.

Soil workshop Oahu Cooperative Extension Service will present a soil health workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Waimanalo Research Station. Classroom lectures include soil health indicators, no-till benefits, cover crops and more. Hands-on demonstrations and exhibits will be on the front lawn starting at 2:45. Call Jari Sugano at 622-4185.

Windward bee Aikahi Elementary School will host the Windward District Spelling Bee for the first time, with competition starting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the cafeteria. Two students each from nine area schools are vying to represent the district at the state spelling bee. The event is open to the public. Call Robyn at 254-7944, ext. 235.

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank will have donor drives Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at BYU-Hawaii’s Cannon Activities Center and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m at Castle High School’s Ron Bright Theatre; and 7 a.m.-noon Jan. 31 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

Lanikai recycles Lanikai Public Charter School will conduct an Aloha Aina recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 31, welcoming all kinds of items, from scrap metal to corrugated cardboard and HI-5 containers. Email 3Rs@kokuahawaiifoundation.org.

Likeke hike Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club will lead a hike on Likeke Trail from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31, allowing access to the culture-rich area below Pali lookout and Maunahuia heiau. Bring lunch, bug spray, a walking stick and hiking shoes. Hikers meet in Ko‘olau Golf Course parking lot. RSVP in advance to 235-8111.

Makahiki challenge Kualoa Ranch will host the annual Makahiki Challenge at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 31 for ages 16 and older, featuring a 5K obstacle mud run, food and a concert. For details, visit makahikichallenge.com.

SpongeBob Windward Mall will celebrate the upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants film, Sponge Out of Water, with a Kids World program of crafts and prizes from 11 am. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31 in front of Toys R Us for keiki ages 3 to 12. Call 235-1143.

Family night Kaneohe Community Family Center will sponsor “Exploring our World and Beyond” from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 in a Family Activity Night program at Windward Community College, Hale Palanakila complex. Area families should register at 235-7747.