Windward Oahu Highlights

Send Windward items to by April 8 for the April 15 edition, or call 529-4850.

HARMONY Samoan Gospel Heralds sing April 7, and Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Quartet and Chorus perform April 14 in free public concerts at 7 p.m. at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

FINANCE Kahuku Library kicks off Financial Literacy Month with “Find Your Rainbow” at 6:30 p.m. April 7, using cupcake decorating and a piggybank craft to get kids thinking about saving. Register at 293-8935.

HAU‘ULA Hau‘ula Community Association meets at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at Hau‘ula Civic Center. Call Dotty at 255-6944.

NEWBORNS Castle Medical Center has a class in General Newborn Care at 6 p.m. April 7. Fee is $30 per couple. Call 263-5400.

SOCCER SIGNUPS Kailua-Waimanalo AYSO has signups from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 7 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 11 at Kailua High cafeteria; 2-4 p.m. April 18 at Kailua District Park and 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 23 at Kailua High cafeteria. Fee is $65. Pre-register at and visit

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank donor drives are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7 at HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus, 8 a.m.-2:30p.m. April 11 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, and 7-11:30 a.m. April 12 at Kailua Town Center parking garage. Call 848-4770.

HTY PLAY Honolulu Theatre for Youth performs Happy at 3 p.m. April 8 at Kaneohe Library. Call 233-5676.

NETWORKING Kina-‘Ole chapter of Business Networking International hosts Visitors Day at 8:30 a.m. April 8 at Bayview Golf Course restaurant for two hours of networking and breakfast among local business people. Bring business cards and $15 for breakfast. Call 542-3811.

STARGAZING Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” at 7 p.m. April 8 at WCC. Admission is $7-$5. Call 235-7433.

NEIGHBORS Kahaluu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. April 8 at KEY Project, Ko‘olauloa at 6 p.m. April 9 at Kahuku Community Center, and Waimanalo at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the National Guard auditorium at Bellows. Call 768-3710.

GRANT WRITERS Jerry Wong of U.S. Census Bureau leads a free grant-writing workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. April 9 at Kahuku Library. Bring your own laptops; space is limited. Register at 293-8935.

BASE CONCERT Kalaheo High Band and Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band play a joint spring concert at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at Kaneohe MCBH Chapel. Email m.

HPU PLAY Hawaii Pacific University presents You Can’t Take It With You April 9-April 26, Thursdays-Sundays at Paul and Vi Loo Theatre. Call 375-1282 or visit

HAIKU MUSIC The Kapena Trio entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 10 at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

• CHURCH LUAU Ko‘olau Baptist Church celebrates its 50th year with a luau at 5 p.m. April 10 at 45-633 Keneke St. Free tickets are available at the church office. Other programs and services also are planned April 5-12. Call 233-2900.

ART AND TEA Mokichi Okada Association of Hawaii presents a children’s artwork display April 10-12 at Windward Mall center court, plus an awards ceremony and lessons in ikebana, wellness and a tea ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11. Call 235-1143

HEIAU CLEANUP Volunteers clean up Maunawila heiau from 8 to 11 a.m. April 11. Wear gloves, sunscreen and covered shoes, and bring hand tools. Call Dotty at 255-6944 or email

KAILUA HOOPS Kailua Community Basketball League signs up players for its clinic and team play 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 11 at Enchanted Lake Playground. Bring medical insurance card and birth certificate. Call 216-8103.

KAILUA MUSIC Soul Patrol Acoustic plays rock, blues and soul from 5 to 7 p.m. April 11 at Morning Brew Cafe & Bistro on Kailua Road; no cover. Call 262-7770.

BENEFIT RUN Kalaheo High’s Project Grad “Run with Horse Power” 5K Fun Run & Walk starts at 7 a.m. April 11 at Kailua Beach Park. Fee is $25. Visit /kalaheohighschoolproject-grad.

KICKBALL PARENTS Inc.’s annual “Kick Child Abuse & Neglect Out of Hawaii” kickball tournament is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 11 at Kaneohe District Park. Teams and individuals can sign up until April 7. Also planned: entertainment and a keiki zone. Call 223-5940 or email

CANOE BENEFIT Puakea Foundation hosts its annual Casino Night from 4 to 9 p.m. April 11 at He‘eia State Park, with proceeds going toward a permanent canoe halau at the park. Tickets cost $50 and include food, entertainment, a silent auction and casino games. Visit or email To donate money or items, call Alicia at 628-0305.

SPEECH FEST Castle High School’s annual elementary school speech festival is from 8 a.m. to noon April 11, with Castle Complex students doing poetry, storytelling and choral speaking. Call 233-5600, ext. 2247.

WORKOUT Join U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and three Congressional colleagues for a “fun and challenging workout” at 9 a.m. April 11 at Boys & Girls Club Windward Clubhouse at Kailua Intermediate School. Call 263-0555.

CANOE HALE Hui Malama O Ke Kai invites the public to a ground blessing and workday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at 41-477 Hihimanu St., with lunch and a chance to help build a traditional Hawaiian hale wa‘a (canoe house). RSVP to 259-2030.

DRESSAGE Aloha State Dressage Society sponsors two free public shows of Olympic dressage at 9 a.m. April 11-12 at Hilltop Equestrian Center, 41-430 Waikupanaha St. Visit

WEIGHT LOSS The bariatric team leads weight-loss surgery seminars at 7 p.m. April 11, May 9 and June 10 in Castle Medical Center’s wellness auditorium. Register at 263-5400.

HANAUMA TALK Hanauma Bay Education Program has a free lecture at 3 p.m. April 12 in the park theater on “Voice of the Sea” with UH Sea Grant Program’s Kanesa Seraphin. Call 397-5840.

LIBRARY WEEK School librarians mark National Library Week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 at Windward Mall with crafts, read-alouds, games and more. Call 235-1143.

HULA IN KAILUA “Hula in Kailua” starts at 3 p.m. April 12 with kumu Adah Enos and Kawehionapua Hula Studio in Kailua Town Center parking garage. Call 263-7073.

WATERCOLOR Hawaii Watercolor Society hosts a reception and awards at 5 p.m. April 12 at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden for its exhibit (open April 5-25 in the park gallery). Call 233-8520.

HOLMES GRANTS Deadline is April 13 to apply for Windward United Church of Christ’s Holmes Scholarships for goal-oriented high school seniors. Visit

SAFE STREETS Hau‘ula Neighborhood Security Walk has sign-waving from 5:30 to 6 p.m. April 13 by Hau‘ula Kai Shopping Center. All signs and wavers invited. Call Moana at 781-2048 or email

COOKING KEY Project begins courses in introductory kitchen and baking skills for adults April 13 in its commercial kitchen. Call Kaipo at 380-7376.

BOOK STUDY Wind-ward Unity Church has two separate studies of Pam Grout’s book, E-Squared: 10:30 a.m. April 13, and 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

FILM NIGHT Kahuku Library screens Book of Life at 5:30 p.m. April 14. Call 293-8935.

ICE CREAM Ben & Jerry’s has “Free Cone Day” from noon to 8 p.m. April 14 at its Windward Mall store. Call 235-1143.

INFANTS Castle Medical Center has an Infant Safety class at 6 p.m. April 14. Fee is $15. Call 263-5400 or visit

SOCCER SIGNUPS AYSO’s Kaneohe region 13 signs up players ages 4-18 from 5 to 8 p.m. April 14 and 2-6 p.m. April 19 at Windward Mall (235-2976).