Windward Oahu Highlights

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SUMMER GOALS Castle High School sponsors a briefing on “Summer Opportunities for High School Students” at 6:30 p.m. April 27 in the school library for students and parents. Call 233-5600, ext. 2236.

WEALTH Rev. Geo Downer and June Dillinger lead a five-week study group on May McCarthy’s The Path to Wealth, meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

SUFFICIENCY Green Rows Farm in Waimanalo hosts a tour, dinner and panel discussion at 5 p.m. April 27 at 41-756 Mahailua St. Panelists address “How Can Hawaii Become Food Self-Sufficient?” at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to

LABOR COACH Castle Medical Center has a class for potential “labor” coaches at 6 p.m. April 28. Fee is $15 per person. Call 263-5400.

JAZZ & SLACK Ron Higa performs at 7 p.m. April 28 in a free public concert of jazz and slack-key guitar in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

KAHUKU DAYS Junior Primacio shares tales of plantation days at 6:30 p.m. April 28 at Kahuku Library. Refreshments will be provided. Call 293-8935.

FILM NIGHT Kane-ohe Library screens the 2014 film Annie at 5:30 p.m. April 29 with free admission and refreshments. Call 233-5676.

POP WARNER Kailua Mustangs Pop Warner Association has signups for football and cheerleading from 5 to 8 p.m. April 29, May 8 and 20 at Kailua District Park for players age 5-14. Bring proof of birth date and health insurance. Email

LEI PO‘O Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden has a workshop on making Lei Po‘o (wili method) at 1:30 p.m. April 30. Fee is $15. Register at 522-7066.

WATERCOLOR Hawaii Watercolor Society’s first member show at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden closes April 30 in the park gallery. Call Linda at 233-8520.

HAIKU MUSIC Jeremy Hirokawa entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 1 at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

R&B MUSIC Soul Patrol performs rock, blues and soul music from 9 to 10 p.m. May 1 during a fundraiser at St. John Vianney School. The event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. and is open to the public at 920 Keolu Drive. Call 262-8317.

LANIKAI ‘BUS’ Lanikai Elementary School’s Walking School Bus travels from 7:20 to 7:40 a.m. May 1, with students either walking or biking together from Kailua Beach Park to school as a traffic-safety promotion. Call 266-7844.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 at Kailua High School, 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m. May 3 at Kailua Town Center, and 7 a.m.-noon May 9 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

DANCE CONCERTS Castle High’s Danceforce students present their spring concert, “Rhythm of Life,” at 7:30 p.m. May 1 and 2, and 3 p.m. May 3 at Ron Bright Theatre on the theme of “resilience.” Tickets cost $10 at Call 233-5626.

MARSH HELPVolunteers meet from 9 a.m. to noon May 2 to help improve the Kawainui Marsh restoration ponds. Call DLNR biologist James Cogswell at 266-0911.

KAILUA HOOPS Kailua Community Basketball League signs up players for season play from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 2 at Enchanted Lake Playground. Youths born between 1998 and 2008 are eligible (1997 is OK for September 2015 high school seniors). Bring medical insurance card and birth certificate. Call 216-8103.

POTTERS The Wind-ward Potters have their spring sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 2 at Kailua Elementary cafeteria, featuring the best original works by talented area potters. Call 383-9487.

CRAFT FAIR Lanikai Community Association sponsors its annual Spring Craft Faire from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 at the park and pavilion, with more than 100 crafters participating. Email

HANAUMA Hanauma Bay Education Program presents a free talk at 3 p.m. May 3 in the park theater on “Bonefishes in Hawaii and the importance of angler-based data to inform fisheries management” by Keith Kamikawa of Fisheries Ecology Research Lab. The May 10 topic is opihi. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

ELKS GOLF Kailua Elks Lodge sponsors its inaugural charity golf tournament, “Lanikai Scramble,” at 9:30 a.m. May 4 at Mid Pacific Country Club ($150), and also offers a dinner-only option ($38) for non-golfing supporters. Email

KIDNEYS Castle Medical Center begins a six-week series of Kidney Education classes at 5 p.m. May 5 for those with chronic kidney disease. Register at 263-5400.

ENERGY Kathy Lerps and Marilyn Nagel conduct a five-week study of “E2-(E-Squared): Nine do-it-yourself energy experiments that prove your thoughts create your reality.” The sessions start at 6:30 p.m. May 5 and succeeding Tuesdays at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

HULA ELDERS Hula Preservation Society presents “Na Makua Mahalo ‘Ia: Cultural Greats of the 20th Century” at 3 p.m. May 5 at BYU-Hawaii’s McKay Auditorium. The free public event features digital footage of honored hula elders in action and is supported by First Wind Community Fund and Hawaii Community Foundation. Call 247-9440.

PEACE SKILLS Rev. Toni Boehm of Peace Skills Institute leads a three-day workshop to “be” peace in our world from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5, 6 and 7 at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

DIABETES Castle Medical Center plans a “Diabetes Shopping Tour” of the Kailua Foodland from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 6 to identify healthy options and nutritious choices. Register at 263-5400.

JOINT CARE Castle Medical Center offers seminars on joint care with Dr. Linda Rasmussen at 6 p.m. May 7 in its wellness auditorium. Call 263-5400.

NEIGHBORS Kailua Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. May 7 at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

VENDORS Kalaheo PTSA seeks vendors for its annual Spring Fling from 4 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 with entertainment by Cov3r5, Dread Ashanti and Stephan Kane. Email

HO‘IKE Castle High’s Polynesian classes present their spring Ho‘ike at 7:30 p.m. May 8 and 9 in Ron Bright Theatre. Tickets are available at the door. Call Dawn Cone at 233-5600.

MOMS BRUNCH KEY Project serves up its annual “Mothers & Others” benefit brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9 at 47-200 Waihee Road, featuring entertainment, prizes and hot and cold food stations with prime rib, eggs benedict and much more. Tickets cost $50. Call 239-5777 or visit

MUSICAL Hawaii Education of the Arts presents its spring concert and Broadway musical review, Broadway Thru the Ages, at 2 and 6 p.m. May 9 at Paliku Theatre. Tickets are available at

POND WALL Paepae o He‘eia volunteers are invited to help repair the fishpond wall from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 9. Call 236-6178.

KO‘OLAU MOON Ahuimanu Elementary School presents a fundraising concert, “Under the Ko‘olau Moon,” at 3:30 p.m. May 9 to support its art and music programs. Volunteers are welcome and should call 721-7030.

MINI FAIR Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center conducts a Mother’s Day Mini Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9, featuring gift cards, merchant items, prizes, handcrafted items and a visit from Star 101.9. Visit

LIKEKE ACCESS Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club sponsors Likeke Trail Cultural Access tour/hikes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 15 and Sept. 5, behind Koolau Golf Course. Call 235-8111.

LEI OF ALOHA Windward Girl Scouts collect flowers from the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 at Windward Mall to sew into leis to honor veterans. The leis will be placed on graves at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery May 24 for the Memorial Day observance. Ribbons and cut tropicals of 24-inch length also are welcome, as well as volunteer lei weavers. Call 226-1228.


MENTAL HELP United Self-Help offers a mental health 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 for sharing. Call 235-2615.

RECOVERY Celebrate Recovery meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela St. The faith-based program and support group helps people with their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Free childcare is available. Call 225-7408.

KUNDALINI YOGA Mary Roberts leads a class in Kundalini yoga at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.