Windward Oahu Highlights

Send Windward items to by March 18 to be considered for the March 25 edition, or call 529-4850.

TRYOUTS Lanikai Mortgage Players has tryouts at 7 p.m. March 16 at Lanikai Community Center for Filthy Riches, or, You Cad, Your Three Minutes Are Up. The show will run May 15-17 and 22-24. Call James Duca at 263-0965.

CHEMISTRY Molecular biology professor Peter Hoffman discusses “Selenium as a Regulator of the Immune System” at 1 p.m. March 16 at WCC’s Hale ‘Imiloa 111 in the college’s Chemistry Forum series. Call 236-9210.

NATURE HOUR Ho-‘omaluhia Botanical Garden hosts its preschool Nature Hour at 10:30 a.m. March 17 on “The Sun.” Bring walking shoes, bug spray, rain gear, a snack and a parent. Call 233-7323.

OLDIES The Grumpy Old Men sing oldies-but-goodies at 7 p.m. March 17 at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

FILM NIGHT Kahuku Library screens The Lego Movie at 5:30 p.m. March 17. (The Lego Club meets at 2 p.m. March 16.) Call 293-8935.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17-18 at WCC’s Hale Akoakoa rooms, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 19 at Castle hospital, 4:15-7 p.m. March 19 at Kailua Town Center loading bay, 7 a.m.-noon March 21 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, and 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m. March 22 at Kailua Town Center parking garage. Call 848-4770.

BARIATRICS Dr. Steven Fowler and the bariatric surgery team at Castle Medical Center hosts a weight-loss surgery seminar at 6:30 p.m. March 18 in the Wellness Auditorium. Register at 263-5400.

MATH FUN Kahuku Library hosts “Bedtime Math” with games and crafts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18. Call 293-8935.

CAREGIVERS Ohana Caretakers support group meets at 9 a.m. March 18 at Queen Liliu‘okalani Children’s Center on Haiku Road. Call 234-2207.

PRENATAL Waimanalo Health Center has free ongoing classes in prenatal education at 2:30 p.m. March 19 and (and every first and third Thursday). Call 259-7948 to register.

FARM TRAINING GoFarm Hawaii has a training session from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 19 in Hale Akoakoa 105 at Windward CC for those interested in sustainable and organic farming. RSVP to

TAX HELP Trained AARP volunteers help lowand moderate-income residents with their tax filings from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19, first come, first served, at Kahuku Library. Call 293-8935.

NEIGHBORS Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. March 19 at Ben Parker Elementary cafeteria. On the agenda are Hawaiian Memorial Park expansion, a Kawa Street transit center, Kahekili traffic, Pahia Road safety measures and more. Visit the board’s blog at

UKULELE MUSIC Ka‘imi Hanano‘eau plays at 7 p.m. March 19 (open mic night) at Surfer, the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort. Call 293-6000.

HAIKU MUSIC Harry Koizumi entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 20 at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

KAILUA MUSIC The Saloon Pilots play bluegrass from 8 to 10:30 p.m. March 20 at Big City Diner Kailua. Call 263-8880.

ORCHIDS Windward Orchid Society hosts its orchid show and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 20-21, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22 at King Intermediate gym, with daily classes, club displays and booth sales. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Visit

HOOPS CLINICS Kailua Community Basketball League has its Spring Skills Clinic for those born between 1998 and 2008 (high school seniors as of September 2015 also are OK) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 21 and 28, and April 4 and 11 at Enchanted Lake Playground. Players also can sign up for the 2015 season: Bring medical insurance card and birth certificate. Call 216-8103.

WRITING HPU sponsors its 19th annual Ko‘olau Writers Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 21 at its Hawaii Loa campus with sessions on poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and script writing. Keynote speaker is Lois-Ann Yamanaka. Fee is $50 or $20 (by March 17) at

STARGAZING Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Perfect Little Planet” at 2 p.m. and “Kaluokahina: The Enchanted Reef” at 3 p.m. March 21 at Windward CC. Admission is $7, $6 and $5. Call 235-7433.

THE BEAST 10K Marine Corps Community Services has it first 10K race in the Commanding Officers Semper Fit Series at 7 a.m. March 21 at Kaneohe Marine base for military and civilians. Fee is $30 for individuals and $140 for 10-person teams, with late fees after March 13. A 1-mile family fun run follows. Visit or call 254-7590.

SCOUT DERBY St. Ann’s Cub Scout Pack 113 stages its Pinewood Derby and Recruitment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at Windward Mall center court. Call 235-1143.

RUMMAGEWindward YMCA has a benefit rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at 1200 Kailua Road with bargains, musubi, hot dogs and drinks. Donations also are welcome. Call 261-0808.

HALAU BENEFIT Kuhai Halau o ‘Ohelo-‘ulaokalani Pa ‘Olapa Kahiko has a fundraising garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 and 22 at 45-349 Namoku St. Call 497-4726.

GONGS Barbara Cole leads Gong Meditation at 6:30 p.m. March 22 at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

HANAUMA TALK Hanauma Bay Education Program offers a free lecture at 3 p.m. March 22 in the park theater on “Big Winged Migrators: Humpback Whales in the North Pacific” with Siri Hakala of NOAA. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

HAIKU VALLEY Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club leads a cultural service workday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22. To join, call 235-8111 or email

HARMONY Sounds of Aloha performs at noon March 22 at Windward Mall center court, offering barbershop-style harmonizing. Call 235-1143.

VARIETY SHOW Pohai Nani residents perform a free variety show for the public at 7 p.m. March 24 at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

DIGITAL Kahuku Library hosts a presentation by Robert Stauffer of Alu Like on Hawaiian digital resources, featuring Ulukai and Wehewehe (an electronic library and dictionary) at 3 and 6 p.m. March 24. Call 293-8935.

PIZZA BENEFIT The 24-VII Heartbeat dance group conducts a fundraiser at all Oahu Pizza Huts March 24. To get the required flier for your purchase, call 554-1410.

COACHES CLINIC Castle Medical Center offers a “coaches clinic” for prospective labor coaches at 6 p.m. March 24. Fee is $15. Call 263-5400.

FOOTGOLF Bay View Golf Course plans an introductory FootGolf tourney at 10 a.m. March 26 with lunch and prizes. Call Larry Dunn at 247-0451.

TSUNAMIS Kailua Neighborhood Board’s Disaster Preparedness subcommittee hosts a town hall meeting on tsunamis at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at Kailua District Park. Call 783-5396.

POTATOES Eileen Towata presents “Potato Possibilities” at 6 p.m. March 26, sharing tips on all preparations and varieties of potatoes. Fee is $10 in advance. Call 263-5400 or visit

KUHIO DAY Ka Ho‘oilina na Kuhio Community Center marks the birthday of Prince Kuhio with a concert by Royal Hawaiian Band at 11 a.m. March 26 at 41-253 Ilauhole St. For details, visit

PIANO RECITAL Ernest Chang’s piano students play a free public recital at 7 p.m. March 27 at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

THOMPSON SHOW Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson performs at 8 p.m. March 28 in Surfer, the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort. Tickets cost $45 at Surf ‘n’ Sea or at

KA‘A‘AWA HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads an 8-mile intermediate circuit hike at 8 a.m. March 28 in Ka‘a‘awa-Hakipuu. To sign up, visit