Windward Oahu Highlights

Send Windward items to by April 22 to be considered for the April 29 edition, or call 529-4850.

SECURITY WALK Hau‘ula Neighborhood Security Walk volunteers meet at 8:45 p.m. April 20 at Hau‘ula Civic Center and will patrol the area from 9 to 10 p.m. Call Moana at 781-2048 or email

VARIETY HOUR A program of legacy music, pops and Hawaiian potpourri is set for 7 p.m. April 21 in a free public concert at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call Adele at 234-6639.

PREPARED Hau‘ula’s Emergency Leadership Preparedness (HELP) committee meets at 6 p.m. April 21 at Hau‘ula Civic Center. Call 293-0820 or email

FINANCES Kahuku Library offers a “Dollar$ and Sen$e” financial literacy program at 5:30 p.m. April 21 for all ages with games, prizes, speakers and a storytime. Call 293-8935.

NATURE HOUR Ho-‘omaluhia Botanical Garden has a free preschool Nature Hour at 10:30 a.m. April 21 on the theme “Ducks,” with a hike to see them at the shoreline. Bring a snack, rain gear and a parent. To register, call 233-7323.

ADULTS Windward CC hosts an “adult learners” open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 22 in Hale Akoakoa 105 to share details on college enrollment, programs and finances. A drawing for a tuition waiver also is planned. Call 235-7387.

EARTH FUNDS Whole Foods Kailua donates 5 percent of its net sales April 22 to Kokua Hawaii Foundation, with hands-on activities provided for all ages throughout the day by the foundation at the store. Email

WCC EARTH DAY Windward CC presents “Aloha ‘Aina: A Kanikapila for Earth Day” from 2 to 5 p.m. April 22 in the new Hawaiian Studies music halau with speakers and performers Teresa Bright, Ka‘ala Carmack, Mahealani Cypher and more. Bring an instrument and join the fun. Call 236-9130.

HURRICANES Kailua Neighborhood Board’s Disaster Preparedness subcommittee leads a town hall meeting on hurricanes and tsunamis from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 22 at Kailua District Park multipurpose room, featuring a speaker from National Weather Service. Call 783-5396.

MOFFAT TALES Storyteller Ben Moffat presents “Mr. Spelunker’s Adventures and/or River of Dreams” at 10:30 a.m. April 23 at Kaneohe Library, using puppetry, stilts, magic and music. Call 233-5676.

SOCCER SIGNUPS Kailua-Waimanalo AYSO holds registration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 23 in Kailua High cafeteria. Fee is $65, and all families must pre-register their players at For more details, visit

HOT FOODS Castle Medical Center’s “Eat Well for Life” class at 6 p.m. April 23 focuses on “hot” foods of the plant world, food trends and ancient grains beyond quinoa. The cooking demonstration provides samples and recipes in the wellness center. Fee is $10. Call 263-5400.

HPU PLAY Hawaii Pacific University continues its spring play, You Can’t Take It With You, April 23-26 at Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on its Hawaii Loa campus. Call 375-1282 or visit

HAIKU MUSIC Ho-‘okani entertains from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 24 at Haleiwa Joe’s on Haiku Road. Call 247-6671.

PIANO RECITAL Ernest Chang’s piano students play a free public recital at 7 p.m. April 24 at Pohai Nani auditorium. Call Adele 234-6639.

HAU‘ULA HEARING The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. April 24 on a request for a permit to built an elementary, middle and high school on Hau‘ula land zoned AG-2. The hearing is in Mission Memorial conference room on South King Street. Call planner Joette Yago at 768-8034.

KAHUKU TALES Storyteller Nyla Fujii-Babb entertains the crowd at pre-school storytime at 10 a.m. April 24 at Kahuku Library. Call 293-8935.

MOVIE NIGHT KEY Project hosts its next family movie night at 6 p.m. April 24 at 47-200 Waihee Road, featuring Night at the Museum 3, along with free admission, hot dogs and snacks. Call 380-7376.

KAHUKU MUSIC Saloon Pilots play bluegrass from 9 p.m. to midnight April 24 at Surfer, the Bar at Turtle Bay Resort. Cover is $10. Call 293-6000.

STARGAZING Hokulani Imaginarium presents a double feature April 24: “Astronaut” at 7 p.m. and “Led Zeppelin” at 8:15 p.m. at Windward CC. Admission is $7-$5. Call 235-7433.

CHURCH GALA Windward Unity Church sponsors its “Rainbows of Possibilities” gala benefit at 6 p.m. April 24 at Honey’s Restaurant at Ko‘olau Golf Club. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner, silent auction, dancing and music. Proceeds support church outreach and community service. Call 262-6731.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 24 at Kahuku High, and 7 a.m.-noon April 25 at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

DANCE CONCERTS Castle High’s Danceforce presents its spring concert, “Rhythm of Life,” at 7:30 p.m. April 24, 25 and May 1, and 2 and 3 p.m. April 26 and May 3 at Ron Bright Theatre on a “resilience” theme. Tickets cost $10 at Call 233-5626.

BLUEGRASS The annual campout and jam session, “Bluegrass in the Ko‘olau,” runs April 24-27 at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden with workshops, potlucks and plenty of live music with pros and amateurs. Park hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visit

FORGIVE Rhonda Felix presents a class on “The Mysterious Power of Forgiveness” at 1 p.m. April 25 at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

KAILUA HOOPS Kailua Community Basketball League signs up youths for team play from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 25 at Enchanted Lake Playground. Those born between 1998 and 2008 are eligible. Bring proof of health coverage and birth date. Call 216-8103.

RECYCLING Kahuku High & Intermediate School has an Aloha Aina recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon April 25, and St. John Vianney Parish School has one from 9 a.m. to noon May 9, welcoming all kinds of items. A shredding service also is planned. Email

PHOTO CLASS Ho-‘omaluhia Botanical Garden has a free workshop in basic macro photography at 9:30 a.m. April 25. Bring a DSLR or camera with macro mode. Call 220-4520.

KA‘A‘AWA RUN Ka‘a‘awa Elementary’s 5K Family Fun Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. April 25 at Kualoa Ranch. Fee is $25 or $10. Register at, download a form from or call 237-7757.

TEDDY BEARS Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii stages its Teddy Bear Drive and Family Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 at Windward Mall center court. Donations of clean stuffed animals are welcome. Call 951-0200.

HISTORY DAY Hawaii State History Day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 25 at Windward CC, featuring the top projects from area competitions among students in grades 4-12. The public is welcome. Call 732-5402, ext. 7, or visit

CHURCH FAIRWind-ward United Church of Christ has its Ohana Fun Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, with Hawaiian games, lei making, lauhala weaving, cultural demonstrations, arts and crafts, plants, books, a thrift shop, food and live entertainment. Call 721-2479.

IMI PONO Puohala Elementary School hosts its Imi Pono concert and craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25, with keiki activities, games, Hawaiian plates ($10), homegrown entertainers and guest artists, all to benefit its immersion program. Call 233-5660.

HAKIPU‘U HELP Hui o Ko‘olaupoko volunteers help restore Hakipu‘u Stream from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. Call 277-5611 or visit

HANAUMA Hanauma Bay Education Program presents a free program featuring marine biologist and Emmy award-winning underwater cameraman Craig Musburger at 3 p.m. April 26 in the park theater. Parking costs $1. Call 397-5840.

I LOVE KAILUA Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle presents its 23rd annual “I Love Kailua” town block party and benefit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 on Kailua Road. Buttons are available for $4 from many area stores. Call 234-0404.

CONCERT Windward Unity Church presents an international concert, Nuhjume, The Trio from the S.T.A.R.S., at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

DASH/SPLASH Kailua Canoe Club’s Dash and Splash Biathlon starts at 6 a.m. April 26 at Kailua Boat Ramp. Email or call 258-0914.

BIOFEEDBACK Hawaii Biofeedback Association presents guest speaker Barbara Lee, an early childhood psychologist, discussing “Creating Boundaries and Open Spaces: Help for the Child with ADHD and for the Child with Aspergers” at 1 p.m April 26 in Kailua. Suggested donation is $5, and current and future mental health professionals are welcome. Call 781-3007.

HAIKU VALLEY Ko-‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club has a service workday in Haiku Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 and May 24. Call 235-8111.

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

BOOK STUDY Rev. Geo Downer and June Dillinger lead a study of Mary McCarthy’s The Path to Wealth at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at Windward Unity Church at 46-005 Kawa St. #303. Call 262-6731.

LABOR COACH Castle Medical Center offers 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 Adele 234-6639.

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

POP WARNER Kailua Mustangs Pop Warner Association conducts signups for football and cheerleading from 5 to 8:30 p.m. April 29 at Kailua District Park for players age 5-14. Bring proof of birth date and health insurance. Email

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.

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

WATERCOLOR Hawaii Watercolor Society has its first member show at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden now through April 30 in the park gallery. Call Linda at 233-8520.

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

MARSH HELP Volunteers meet from 9 a.m. to noon May 2 to help improve the Kawainui Marsh restoration ponds. Call 266-0911.