What’s Up in Windward Oahu

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Wednesday February 18

Ash Wednesday Windward United Church of Christ welcomes everyone to its 7 p.m. service for the Imposition of Ashes to mark the beginning of Lent. A soup supper starts at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall; cost is $4 per person and $10 per family at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

Kaneohe book sale Friends of Kaneohe Library offers free books during renovations this month, as well as half-off prices on all romance books in the 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 items also welcome. Call 247-4819.

Symposium Lanikai conducts a “Malama Ka‘ohao” marine science symposium from 6 to 8 p.m. at the pavilion, sharing the results of biological and ocean-use surveys and developing a conservation action plan. For updates on the monthly forums, email kittyc8571@gmail.com.

Kupuna breakfasts KEY Project invites all area kupuna (age 50 and up) to a free breakfast at 8 a.m. today, and each Monday and Wednesday in its Kipuka Cafe at 47-200 Waihee Road. For guests under 50 accompanying a senior, the suggested donation is $5. Call 239-5777.

Thursday February 19

Fairies Kaneohe Library presents a program of fables by Fairy Moonfire (Mermaid Harmony’s twin sister) during preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m. Expect tales of forest animals, unicorns, goblins and fairy queens. Call 233-5676.

Mo‘olelo on stage WCC’s Theatre 260 Children’s Theatre class presents The Magical Pu Stealer at 7:30 tonight through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in Paliku Theatre. Tickets cost $15-$10. Call 235-7310.

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

Lincoln dinner Hawaii Republican Party hosts a benefit Lincoln Dinner tonight at Ko‘olau Ballrooms, with keynote speaker U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona. Call 593-8180.

Friday February 20

Board candidates Neighborhood board candidates should apply by today to run for office. Applications are online at 1.honolulu.gov/nco or by calling the Neighborhood Commission at 768-3717.

Marketplace Polynesian Cultural Center marks the free public opening of its new Hukilau Marketplace (40-plus shops and eateries) with an “Aloha Friday Hukilau Bash” from 6 to 10 p.m., featuring Vaihi, Manao Company, a fireknife street battle, family activities, prizes, free food and drinks. Call 293-3333.

Kahuku music Award-winning Kaneohe musician Led Kaapana entertains at 9 p.m. at Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer, The Bar. Cover is $10. Call 293-6000.

OHA meeting Office of Hawaiian Affairs leads a community meeting about its Kakaako property from 6 to 8 p.m. in Hale Koa 105 at WCC. Call 594-1835.

Haiku music Kamakakehau entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Next up: Hawaii Loa Feb. 27. Call 247-6671. Kailua music The Saloon Pilots entertain from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Big City Diner Kailua; no cover charge. Call 263-8880.

Blood drive

Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kalaheo High library, dedicated to the school’s late science teacher Ken Kiu. Call 848-4770.

Saturday February 21

Shop’s farewell After eight years in business, Muumuu Heaven throws a farewell party for itself from 5 to 8 p.m. with live music, special guests, pupus and friends at 767 Kailua Road. Call 263-3366.

Garden help Volunteers meet from 9 a.m. to noon at 750 Kaha St. to plant, weed, prune and remove invasive species at Kaha Garden. RSVP to 277-5611.

Learning from films Windward Unity Church’s ongoing “Wake Up at the Movies” course with Robyn Busfield and Loha Kane offers a lesson from The Life of Pi at 1 p.m. at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. 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.

Kids World Windward Mall hosts “Kids World” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Toys R Us with Chinese New Year lantern crafts. Call 235-1143.

Kailua ho‘olaulea Kailua High Project Grad presents its spring ho‘olaulea benefit from 3 to 8 p.m. on campus, featuring a Hawaiian feast, entertainment, keiki activities, raffles and more. Admission is $20 pre-sale, $30 at the door. Call 286-1211.

Paddling signups Kai Oni Canoe Club registers paddlers today at Kailua canoe halau. Call 247-4647.

Castle reunion An all-class Castle High reunion runs from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Rumours Nightclub. Admission is $60, or $65 at the door. Email chccombinedclass@gmail.com.

Phonebook recycling Berry Co. and Hawaiian Telcom accept old phone-books for recycling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at Windward Mall’s makai parking lot for its “Think Yellow, Go Green” campaign. For bulk pickup, call 833-2018.

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 throughout February at He‘eia Playground. Fee is $25. Call Auntie Alice at 247-1558.

Kailua transitions Kailua Elementary has a Kindergarten Transition Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. in the cafeteria with hands-on activities for preschoolers and more. Call 266-7878.

Sunday February 22

Haiku valley help Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club leads a cultural service workday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Haiku Valley. Call 235-8111 or email legend-sofkoolau@aol.com.

Forgiveness Rev. Wally Ryan Kuroiwa leads a free six-class course in “Forgiveness” at 10:15 a.m. Sundays, Feb. 22-March 29, at Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

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

Hanauma talk Hanauma Bay Education Program offers a free lecture at 3 p.m. in the park theater on “Migrating leatherback turtles enjoy winter ‘layovers’ in Hawaiian waters” with T. Todd Jones of NOAA. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

Monday February 23

Ovarian cysts Castle Medical Center presents a PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) class with Amanda O’Neill at 5 p.m. on how to manage the disorder with diet and exercise. Fee is $10. To register, call 263-5400 at least two days prior to the class.

Tuesday February 24

Baby tales Kaneohe Library offers Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for keiki up to age 18 months. Call 233-5676.

Films, history Kahuku Library screens historic films in the Hawaiian Digital Resources Series, ‘Ulu‘Ulu Moving Image Archive, at 3 and 6 p.m., and also screens the animated film The BoxTrolls at 5:30 p.m. Call 293-8935.

Kaneohe music Herb Lee and Hawaii Loa entertain in a free public show at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

Better posture Kaneohe Family Chiropractic has a free workshop on “Breathe Your Way to Better Posture” at 6:15 p.m. at Castle Professional Center #420. RSVP to 234-5535.