Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mark Your Calendars, Kaneohe Neighbors, For Weekend Events And More

From the February 18 Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meeting -- announcements about some interesting events and opportunities in the next few days. All the events are free:
Windward Community College and the Hawaiian Council for the Humanities will host a booksigning and authors’ discussion of “E Luku Wale E,” which documents and laments the construction of the H-3 freeway. The event will take place Sunday, February 21, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 101-105 at the college. The book features photographs by Mark Hamasaki and Kapulani Landgraf. Hamasaki is humanities chair and an art professor at WCC, and Landgraf is a Native Hawaiian artist who is best known for her black and white photography.
Blue Zones Project will hold a cooking demonstration Tuesday, February 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the KEY Project, 47-200 Waihee Road. The workshop will show how to use healthier cooking options such as veggies, fruits, whole grains, beans and nuts. RSVP by sending an email to
PACT Kaneohe Community Family Center, the state Department of Education and Kamalapua o Koolau (KOK) will hold a workshop on preparing children for kindergarten. The workshop takes place Thursday, February 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Benjamin Parker Elementary School, 45-259 Waikalua Road. Free childcare will be provided.
Preschool Open Doors is accepting applications to help needy families send their children to preschool from July 1, 2016, through June 2017. The program provides monthly tuition subsidies to qualified families. It is operated by the state Department of Human Services. Applications are available online. The application period runs through March 31.
PACT Kaneohe Community Family Center will start a new session of its Parent Leadership Training Institute on Saturday, February 27. The institute teaches skills for effective community organizing and political engagement at the local and state level. Contact Cynthia Okazaki at 808-235-7747 for information.
Lots more information was shared at the Board meeting, and we’ll be posting about it on our blog soon.
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