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Send West Oahu items to or fax them to 585-6324 by Jan. 22 to be considered for the Jan. 29 edition.

* SOVEREIGNTY Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board sponsors part one of a year-long monthly forum on Hawaiian sovereignty at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Kapolei High School, including speakers and a panel discussion. Call 672-8888.

* QUINTET SHOW Chamber Music Hawaii presents the Spring Wind Quintet at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in UH West Oahu library, featuring music by Franz Danzi, J.S. Bach/Schweitzer, Paul Hindemith and Daniel Baldwin. Call 489-5038.

* ENTREPRENEURS Small business mentor Dennis Bunda shares “How to Launch your own Nonprofit Organization in Hawaii” in a free Magnegosyo Entrepreneurship workshop at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at FilCom Center, in partnership with SCORE. Call 680-0451 or 547-2700.

* NEIGHBORS Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Kapolei High cafeteria, Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the FilCom Center, and Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Waiau District Park. Call 768-3710.

* LEGACY LUNCH Nanakuli Boys & Girls Clubhouse sponsors a benefit Legacy Lunch at 11 a.m. Jan. 24 at Paradise Cove Ocean Garden in Ko Olina. Tickets cost $125 for a gourmet meal, raffle drawings, live entertainment, NFL Pro Bowl players and more. Proceeds go five area schools. Call 668-9399.

* MARSH HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers help clean and restore Pouhala Marsh from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 25 in the Pearl Harbor wetlands. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

* WORMS Halawa Xeriscape Garden presents “Plants Drink Tea Too” at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at 99-1268 Iwaena St., featuring a workshop on vermicast tea-making. Fee is $15, which includes a take-home bag of the worm castings. Call 748-5312 to sign up by Jan. 24.

* HEALING Malama Learning Center presents a workshop in La’au Lapa’au from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 at ‘Ilima at Leihano, 891 Kama’aha Ave. in Kapolei. Fee is $15 per person. Call 220-4166.

* FENG SHUI Clear Englebert leads a free class in Feng Shui Bagua at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Kapolei Library (693-7050) and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Pearl City Library (453-6566).

* WAIMANO HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 13.4-mile advanced hike to the Koolau summit via Waimano at 8 a.m. Jan. 26. Visit

* VISAYAN HEROES FilCom Center Sundays presents “Heroes from the Visayas” from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m Jan. 26, offering a free public program of the songs, dances and heroic reenactments of the Visayan experience. The center is located at 94-428 Mokuola St. #302. Call 680-0451.

* KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Makakilo Community Park for classes in Merengue and West Coast Swing. Classes are meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays at the park, 92-1120 Makakilo Drive. Call 781-2076 or 220-6026.

* MOVIE NIGHT Ewa Beach Library screens Despicable Me 2 at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in a free family film night. Call 689-1204.

* NATIVE SCHOLARS OHA presents a Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the LCC campus center. Call 594-1888.

* BUG BATTLE Halawa Xeriscape Garden has a workshop on “Good Bug vs. Bad Bug” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Specimens of pesky insects are welcome, and fee is $5. Registration opened Jan. 14 at 748-5363 and closes Jan. 31.

* GREEN CAREERS Deadline is Feb. 7 to register for the Hawaii Green Collar Institute’s spring intersession program, set for March 17-21 and sponsored by Malama Learning Center at Kapolei High School. Emphasis will be on ocean conservation and careers for grades 10-12. Fee is $20. Call 692-8200, ext. 2267.


* HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha No Hula halau offers adult beginner classes at 6 p.m. and intermediate classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Village Park. Fee is $25 plus a refundable $25 deposit. Call instructor Desiree Numango at 478-0404.

* ALZHEIMER HELP An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Aiea. Call 591-2771.

* FLEA MARKET Hawaii Self Storage conducts a flea market/swap meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at 2009 Lauwiliwili St. in Kapolei with new items daily and plenty of vendors. Email

* ADOPTING PETS Hawaii Dog Foundation sponsors pet adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Petco Pearl City. Call 782-8387. * MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market at Momilani Community Center offers vendors and a new family activity from 3 to 7 p.m. every Friday at 715 Hoomoana St. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

* MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High School has a farmers’ and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the school parking lot, offering more than 30 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts, demonstrations and cultural presentations. Co-sponsors are Malama Learning Center and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Call 697-3599.

* EWA MARKET A Mahiku Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at The Waterfront at Pu’uola, 5105 Iroquois Ave. Call 225-4002.

* WAIPIO MARKET Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

* EWA MARKET Ewa Beach Shopping Center and Lay Farms sponsor a farmers market from 7 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. daily; the Serendipitous Gardener from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and The Bread of Life from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. at Halawa District Park and 9 to 10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. For more information, call 522-7088.

* LCC MARKET ‘Nalo Farms presents a weekly farmers market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays in parking lot C at Leeward Community College, featuring local produce and prepared dishes. Call 259-7698.

* AIEA MARKET Pearl-ridge Center hosts weekly farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays by the highway fronting Sears and Zippy’s, featuring music, prizes and keiki activities. Visit

* ‘WAR’S END’ Kapolei High students partner with Kapolei Library to present “Images at War’s End” now through Feb. 22 at the library, with photos and memorabilia from the USS Missouri. Call 693-7050.

* HABITAT HELP Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu seeks volunteers for its mission of self-built housing for low-income families in Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Waianae. Call Toni Anduha at 696-7882.

* SPRING FOOTBALL Hawaii Islanders seeks players 8 to 14 years old for 2014 Spring Tackle Football for boys, as well as coaches and team parents, for the Pearl City, Aiea and Moanalua areas. Call 352-5294.

* YOUTH RUGBY USO Athletics seeks players and coaches for the upcoming youth rugby season (U19 to U10), with practice and games beginning in January in West Oahu. Call Ray Maae at 275-6134.

* WELLNESS Shizendo ki method founder Hideo Kimura leads Ki Wellness classes at 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, and Aikido for Seniors at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Aiea Soto Mission. Free trials are allowed. The mission is located at 99-045 Kauhale St. Call 671-1422.

* MASTERS SWIM Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center offers a U.S. Masters swimming program at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call 677-8849.

* KEIKI COUNCIL The Central District South Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Moanalua High Room G104; the Leeward council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday at the State of Hawaii building, 601 Kamokila Blvd. in Kapolei. All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.