What’s Up in Windward Oahu

December 18

Movie night
Kaneohe Library’s Movie Night features The Muppet Christmas Carol at 6 p.m. in the basement, with free popcorn, snacks and other treats. Call 233-5676.

Church events
Windward Unity Church has a class in the Feldenkrais Method at 6:30 p.m. and an AA meeting, also at 6:30, in the YFM room, both at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Caregiver help
Ohana Caretakers Support Group meets at 9 a.m. at Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 235-2207.

December 19

Kaneohe board meets
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3711.

December 20

Hamakua music
The Saloon Pilots entertain bluegrass style at Big City Diner Kailua from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Call 263-8880.

Orchid sale
Windward Orchids has a display and sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday at Windward Mall, IHOP wing. Call 235-1143.

Church events
Windward Unity Church has an Evensong spiritual gathering at 7 tonight and a Christmas candle-lighting service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24, both at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Season of Light” at 7 p.m. on the WCC campus, highlighting the world’s most enduring holiday customs: the Hanukkah Menorah, Star of Bethlehem and Santa Claus. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

December 21

Cub Scout Pack 229 wraps gifts for free from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Windward Mall, lower level IHOP wing. Call 235-1143.

Ukulele concert
Ke Kula Mele Hawaii o Akaka has its winter concert at 11 a.m. at Windward Mall with its keiki choir, upright bass, steel guitar and more, directed by kumu Alan Akaka. Call 375-9379.

Glass ornaments
Island Glassworks leads its final Christmas ornament workshop today for ages 6 and up at its Kailua studio, 171-A Hamakua Drive. Fee is $30. Call 263-4527.

December 22

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to noon at Kailua Town Center. Call 848-4770.

Mall show
Honolulu Broadway Babies performs a musical concert at noon at Windward Mall center court. The nonprofit group is a means for developmentally challenged artists to inspire and support others to build on their confidence and skills. Call 235-1143.

Pohai Nani show
Professional entertainers Connie Kissinger and pianist Ron Miyashiro present a free public show at 3 p.m. in Pohai Nani’s club room. Call 247-3448.

Smart phone training
Verizon Wireless has free hands-on training workshops at 9 a.m. today and Dec. 29 at its Windward Mall store. Go to vzwworkshops.com.

December 24

Candlelight service Windward United Church of Christ has a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m., preceeded at 6:45 by music from the Vai Ole Ola O Kailua (UCC) Choir, Pacific Brass Quintet and the WUCC Chancel Choir, all at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call 254-3802.

Park signups
City parks offer online registration for their spring programs through today at honoluluparks.com. Walk-in registration is Jan. 8, 9 and 10.


Hakipuu stream help
Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers will help restore Hakipuu stream from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 28. RSVP to 381-7202.

Kaneohe music
Mo-Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill will ring in the new year with G-Man & the Delicate Sounds of Thunder from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31 at 45-1034 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 234-6656.

Photo workshop
Kailua Shambhala Center will host a Contemplative Photography workshop Jan. 5 in Aikahi Park Shopping Center, and space is limited to 20 participants. Topics include mindfulness meditation and the Zen art of seeing. A small digital camera is recommended, and fee is $50 and $40. Call 342-6298.


Book sale
Friends of Kaneohe Library offers half-off prices for all holiday and Christmas books, CDs and DVDs during December. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, and 1-3 p.m. Fridays. Call 247-4819.

Critter art show
Entries in Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden’s annual Frogs and Garden Critters Art Contest are on view now through Dec. 31, featuring 3-D use of recycled materials. Call 233-7323.

Mommy & Me hui
Castle Medical Center presents a free class for new mothers at 11 a.m. each Friday in the Wellness Center auditorium. The class is open to all mothers and their infants up to 12 months old, covering a variety of topics with professional educators, plus a fun physical activity each week. Call 262-5400.

Kahuku music
Turtle Bay Resort’s Hang Ten lounge offers live local music from 6 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call 689-1800.

Self help
United Self Help provides a free Kailua support group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive, providing a safe environment to share personal concerns. Call Bud Bowles at 947-5558.

Wellness center
Windward Family Wellness Center at Koolau Center has exercise classes Saturday through Thursday, with morning and evening times and varied fees. Instructors offer Zumba, yoga, R.I.P.P.E.D., flex & stretch and tai chi. Call 239-9355 or email windwardfamilywc@hotmail.com.

Park yoga
Carolyn Sawai leads yoga classes for stress relief at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kaneohe District Park. Fee is $2 per class. Call 381-6380.

Give it fresh
Windward Unity Church seeks volunteers to help with Give It Fresh Day from 2 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday at the Windward Mall Farmers Market, and after 4:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Kailua Night Market. Call 262-6731 or email unity@wind-wardunity.com.

Fun and learning
Little People Hawaii has a free keiki session at 11 a.m. each Wednesday at Windward Mall with Aunty Margaret Shimizu and Party Rock for children accompanied by their parents. Goal of the one-hour program is fun, laughter and learning. Call 236-1772.

Vegetarian cooking
Down To Earth offers free vegetarian cooking classes at 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at its Kailua store. Call 947-3249.

Castle travels
Castle High alumni and families are invited to travel to Japan in 2014 with EF Tours, coordinated by teacher Bev Vierra. Call 389-7529, 233-5600, ext. 2267; or email bevierra@yahoo.com. A trip to Europe is also in the planning stages.

Zumba fitness
Kehaulani Volhein offers Zumba fitness classes at 8:30 a.m. Mondays and 6 p.m. Thursdays at Windward Family Wellness Center in Koolau Center. Fee is $5 per class, with the first class free. Call 230-9369 or email zumbawithkehau@gmail.com.

Kaneohe yoga, Zumba
The Windward Family Wellness Center yoga studio in Koolau Center offers ongoing classes in beginners yoga at 6 and 8 a.m. Saturdays, yoga flow at 7:15 p.m. Thursdays, plus lessons in eating healthy, chiropractic, massage, aqua massage and personal training. All yoga classes are $14 each or $50 for five sessions. Zumba classes meet at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. For fees and details, call 239-9355.

R.I.P.P.ED fitness
A “one-stop body shock” workout of Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometric and Endurance training meets at 5:30 p.m Tuesdays at Windward Family Wellness Center in Koolau Center. Classes are $5 each with the first class free. Bring your own weights and towel. Call 230-9369.