What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday January 28

Movie night Kaneohe Library screens the sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue at 6 p.m. in the library basement for family viewing with free popcorn and drinks. All children must bring a parent. Call 233-5676.

Senior parents Castle High School hosts a Senior Parents Night at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria to share details about graduation, portfolios, proms, Project Grad and more. Email castle-parents@hotmail.com.

Kailua town hall Kailua Neighborhood Board’s Disaster Preparedness subcommittee sponsors a town hall meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kailua District Park’s multipurpose room on “Flood Warning in Hawaii.” A National Weather Service meteorologist will speak. Call Claudine Tomasa at 783-5396.

Soil workshop Oahu Cooperative Extension Service presents a workshop on soil health from 2 to 4 p.m. 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.

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium at WCC present “Sounds of the Underground” at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

Thursday January 29

Windward bee Aikahi Elementary School hosts the Windward District Spelling Bee for the first time, with competition starting at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Friday January 30

Blood drives Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives today from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Castle High School’s Ron Bright Theater and 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. today and Feb. 2 at BYU-Hawaii’s Cannon Activities Center. Call 848-4770.

Dog care Hale Kipa hosts an open house for Paws for a Cause, a dog daycare center, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 46-178 Kahuhipa St. in a renovated space across from Windward Dodge. The new project will provide skills training for at-risk youths and officially opens Feb. 16. Call 546-9998.

Saturday January 31

Waimanalo recycles Waimanalo, Oahu RC&D and Hui o Ko‘olaupoko host their sixth annual Going Green community recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park. Scrap metal, batteries, e-waste and more are welcome, as well as volunteer help. Call 622-9026 or 291-6151.

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

Pet hikes Hawaiian Humane Society’s hiking club, Paws on the Path, plans a hike with pets at 8:30 a.m. today on Maunawili Golf Trail For details, call Kristen at 356-2222.

Whale counting Volunteers are needed for the annual whale count in Windward Oahu today, and Feb. 28 and March 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Call 725-5917.

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

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

Church breakfast Windward Unity Church members and guests meet for a get-acquainted breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Cinnamon’s in Kailua. Call 262-6731.

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

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 Auntie Alice at 247-1558.

Health Fair Windward Mall hosts its first Health & Fitness Fair from noon to 4 p.m. at Center Court, with health and wellness information, free blood pressure tests, diabetes screenings, keiki ID, athletic demonstrations and more. Call 235-1143 or visit windwardmall.com.

Sunday February 1

Gallery opening Buddhist Art and Mind Center Galleria stages a grand opening all day at 315 Uluniu St. #104, featuring free food and wine at 2 p.m. plus door prizes, a calligraphy demonstration and readings on soul healing with master painter and Zen Buddhist monk Jonathan Ming Ji. Call 218-8190.

Internal power Geo Downer and June Dillinger begin a five-week study group on Eric Butterworth’s book, The Power Within You, at noon at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Hanauma talk Hanauma Nature Preserve presents a free lecture at 3 p.m. in the park theater on sea turtle research with Devon Francke of NOAA. Parking costs $1. Next up is marine turtle stranding impacts Feb. 8. Call 397-5840.

Monday February 2

Wanderers art The annual Windward Wanderers art exhibit opens today at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden and will include an artists reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 8. The show features 10 local plein air painters and will run through Feb. 27. All painting, ceramics and wood art entries are for sale. Call 292-5351 or 233-7323.