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Send West Oahu items to or fax them to 585-6324 by Feb. 5 to be considered for the Feb. 12 edition.

BLOOD DRIVES Ha-waii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at Aiea High School library, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 6 at Pearl City High multipurpose room, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Tony Group Autoplex, 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Feb. 8 at Pearlridge Center, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Waikele Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Oahu Transit Services on Waimano Home Road, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at Hawaii Independent Energy in Kapolei, and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 13 at Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea. Call 848-4770.

ROTARY TALKS Su-san Murray, executive-in-charge of Queen’s Medical Center West, is guest speaker at Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Feb. 6 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz addresses the club at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 16, and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa speaks at 7:30 a.m. March 20. Email

AIEA ROTARY Pearl-ridge Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Pearl Country Club to hear from guest speaker Jason Higa, president and CEO of FCH (Zippy’s). For details, email

BAREFOOT DIVAS Leeward Community College Theatre presents Barefoot Divas, six indigenous female performers from across Oceania, at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 on the main stage. Call 455-0380.

GREEN CAREERS Deadline is Feb. 7 to register for Hawaii Green Collar Institute’s spring intersession, 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.

GIFT BAGS Eco-crafter Evelyn Nakamura shares how to make gift bags from old calendar pages at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at Aiea Library.

Register for the free class at 483-7333.

LIONS’ EATS Pearl City Lions Club hosts its annual benefit breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at Pearl City High cafeteria, along with a country store, baked goods, crafts, orchids and plants for sale. Used eyeglasses also are welcome. Proceeds support community service projects. Tickets cost $6. Call 487-6567.

LCC PLAY Leeward Community College Theatre presents the final showing of Yes I Am: Leeward Edition at 8 p.m. Feb. 8. Tickets cost $10. For details, visit

RECYCLING Ameri-can Renaissance Academy conducts an Aloha Aina recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 8, sponsored by Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Schnitzer Steel and other recyclers. Call 682-7337.

CLUTTER Simply Organized presents a free workshop on “Downsizing and Decluttering” at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 and a FreedomRail workshop at 1 p.m. Feb. 22, both in its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.

LION DANCE Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace hosts a Chinese New Year celebration at 8 a.m. Feb. 9 with a lion dance, starting in the North Plaza. Call 486-6704.

NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Aiea Library (pending library closure), Ewa at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Ewa Beach Library, Pearl City at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

NISHIHARA TALK State Sen. Clarence Nishi-hara, D-District 17 (Wai-pahu-Pearl City), hosts a monthly coffee hour at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

COMPOST Halawa Xeriscape Garden and its Friends group present “Soil Wealth: Composting Creates Rich Soil” at 10:30 a.m.

Feb. 15 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5 for nonmembers, and registration closes Feb. 14, or when all spaces are filled. Call 748-5363.



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 Ha-waii 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

• HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha O 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.


Hawaii Dog Foundation sponsors pet adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Petco Pearl City. Call 782-8387.

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

• HABITAT HELP Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu seeks help with its mission of self-built housing for low-income families in Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Waianae. Call 696-7882.


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. Call 352-5294.

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.