Cen­tral Oahu High­lights

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Be­low are high­lights ofwhat’s hap­pen­ing in Cen­tral Oahu. Send cal­en­dar items one week ahead of pub­li­ca­tion date to (fax) 247-7246 or e-mail car­olc@hawaii.rr.com. The next edi­tion is Feb. 3.

• LI­BRARY CLO­SURES All pub­lic li­braries close Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and also Jan. 27, a Fur­lough Wed­nes­day.

• BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Mililani High School cafe­te­ria and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Wahi­awa Gen­eral Hospi­tal. Call 8459966.

• WCBA DIN­NER The Wahi­awa Com­mu­nity and Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion has its in­stal­la­tion din­ner at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Leile­hua Golf Course with Dan Boylan as guest speaker. Tick­ets cost $30. Call 621-6531.

• NEIGH­BORS Mililani Mauka-Lau­nani Val­ley Neigh­bor­hood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Mililani Mauka Ele­men­tary School cafe­te­ria, the Wahi­awa board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Wahi­awa District Park, North Shore meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Alii Beach Park, and Mililani-Wai­pio-Mele­manu meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Mililani Rec Cen­ter III. Call 768-3710.

• OK­I­NAWAN HEAR­ING The city Plan­ning Com­mis­sion hears a zone change re­quest at 1:30 pm. Jan. 20 on Hawaii United Ok­i­nawa As­so­ci­a­tion’s plan to build a three-story com­mer­cial build­ing and two-story park­ing garage on Ka Uka Boule­vard. The hear­ing is at 530 S. King St. Call 768-8006.

• CHIL­DREN’S COUN­CIL The Cen­tral Oahu Chil­dren’s Coun­cil meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 in the Leile­hua Golf Course din­ing area. Par­ents of chil­dren with spe­cial needs are wel­come. Call 655-4777.

• OAC ART The OahuArts Cen­ter ex­hi­bi­tion runs through Jan. 23 at Pauahi Tower Gallery down­town. Call 271-1344.

• BEN­E­FIT SALE Kim Fallas, owner of La Mer Hawaii, an­nounces an in­ven­tory sale of her Splash Hawaii col­lec­tion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 at 67-180 Ka­noena St., near Wa­ialua High School. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds will go to Wa­ialua Ele­men­tary School PTO. Call 375-8102.

• MI­CRO BUSI­NESS Mi­cro Busi­ness work­shops are of­fered Jan. 23 and 30 and Feb. 6 in Cal­vary Chapel’s Wahi­awa of­fice at 532 Cal­i­for­nia Ave. for low-and moderate-in­come peo­ple want­ing to start their own small busi­ness. Call Joe at 778-9270.

• SCHOL­AR­SHIP FAIR Lee­ward Com­mu­nity Col­lege hosts a Schol­ar­ship Fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the li­brary to help stu­dents get the re­sources to pay for col­lege. Schol­ar­ship fun­ders will at­tend, an­swer ques­tions and as­sist with com­plet­ing the FAFSA. Call 455-0606.

• MEET­ING DOGS Hawaii Dog Foun­da­tion hosts a “meet and greet” with its adopt­able dogs from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Mililani Mauka Dog Park, 95-1069 Ukuwai St. Call 782-8387.

• NIGHT WALKS Waimea Val­ley of­fers night walks with Lopaka Ka­panui at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and ev­ery other month through Nov. 6. Fee is $50 for adults and $35 for chil­dren, with ka­maaina and mil­i­tary rates avail­able. Call 638-7766.

• ART WALK The monthly Haleiwa Art Walk runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30, of­fer­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and ex­hibits through­out the town. Call 637-4558.

• WHALE COUNTWhale coun­ters and site leaders are needed Jan. 30, Feb. 27 and March 27 for the an­nual hump­back whale count on the North Shore and else­where. Call 397-2651, ext. 253.

• CA­CAO FES­TI­VAL Haleiwa Farm­ers’ Mar­ket presents a Hawaii Ca­cao Fes­ti­val from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at the cor­ner of Kame­hameha High­way and Leong By­pass Road, fea­tur­ing recipes, dis­plays, prizes and tours of the Wa­ialua Es­tate Ca­cao Or­chard. Call 3889696. Fe­bru­ary • PHOTO SHOW Friends of Wa­ialua Li­brary host a re­cep­tion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 for artists in its Fo­cus on Photography exhibit, which runs through April 6 at the li­brary. Call 637-8286.

• BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 20 at Mililani Town Cen­ter. Call 845-9966.

• LEI MAK­ING One of Hawaii’s premier lei mak­ers, Brian Choy, leads a free lei mak­ing class from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at Wahi­awa Botan­i­cal Gar­den. The class is lim­ited to the first 40 par­tic­i­pants. Call 373-2722.

• FOR THE MIND “Mind­ful­ness Med­i­ta­tion” is of­fered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at Mililani Hong­wanji, 95-257 Kaloa­pau St. The pro­gram is a guided, si­lent and walk­ing med­i­ta­tion based on the Thich Nhat Hanh tradi- tion. Call 625-1022. On­go­ing • WAIMEA DO­INGS Waimea Val­ley has week­end hikes, plus themed walks, crafts, mu­sic, games or sto­ry­telling on week­days, Let’s Speak Hawai­ian on Mon­days and Fri­days, and more. Call 638-7766.

• ART IN THE PARK In­ter­ested artists meet from 9 to 10 a.m. each Wed­nes­day for self-di­rected draw­ing and paint­ing at Wahi­awa Botan­i­cal Gar­den. Call 621-5463.

• MILILANI MAR­KET Mililani High School hosts a Farm­ers Mar­ket from 8 to 11 a.m. Sun­days in the gym park­ing lot. Call 848-2074.

• NORTH SHORE MAR­KET North Shore Coun­try Mar­ket runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­days at Sun­set Beach Ele­men­tary School.

• CITY MAR­KETS Peo­ple’s Open Mar­ket sells pro­duce Tues­days from 10 to 11 a.m. at Wahi­awa District Park and from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mililani District Park. Call 522-7088.

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