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* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Aiea Library (pending library move), 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 the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

* TAX HELP Leeward Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers live as well as online assistance to qualified low-income individuals and families. Online service is at Live help is on hand at LCC from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays now through March 21, or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through March 29. Call 455-0524.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 12:30 to 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, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 13 at Pali Momi Medical Center, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 19 at Ronald Moon Kapolei Courthouse, and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 20 at Leeward Community College. Call 848-4770.

* HANDBELLS Hakuoh University’s renowned all-female Handbell Choir performs a free public concert of classical and contemporary Broadway tunes at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 at Leeward Community College Theatre. Call 956-0321.

* AIEA ROTARY Pearl-ridge Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Feb.14 at Pearl Country Club to hear from guest speaker Skip Suzuki on Japan-Hawaii tourism. Email

* NISHIHARA TALK State Sen. Clarence Nishihara, D-District 17 (Waipahu-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.

* IMMIGRATION Fil-Com Center hosts a U.S. Immigration community outreach program from 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 15 and each Saturday through March 8 at 94-428 Mokuola St. Call 680-0451.

* ROTARY TALKS U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is guest speaker at Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Feb. 16 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High. U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa addresses the club at 7:30 a.m. March 20. Email

* HOLIDAY All public schools and libraries are closed Feb. 17 in observance of President’s Day.

* ENTREPRENEURS FilCom Center hosts the free Magnegosyo Entrepreneurshop workshop “Introduction to Government Contracting” with Claus Prufer at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at 94-428 Mokuola St. in Waipahu. Call 680-0451.

* AQUAPONICS Happy-Ponics Farm presents a workshop on Economical Aquaponcis at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5. Call 748-5363 before 2 p.m. Feb. 21.

* CLUTTER Simply Organized sponsors a free FreedomRail workshop at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 in its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.

* KIAWE BEANSVince Dodge of ‘Ai Pohaku and Kiawe Youth intern Joshua Morimoto lead a workshop about the kiawe tree, its history and nutritional benefits from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 at ‘Ilima at Leihano, 891 Kama’aha Ave. in Kapolei. Fee is $15 per person or $40 for families of up to three people. Call 220-4166 or visit to register.

* POUHALA HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers help clean up and restore Pouhala Marsh from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22, meeting at the wetland habitat by Pearl Harbor. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.


* FITNESS Fit Wiz Hawaii offers classes in Pilates, yoga, Tabata and TRX Beach Boot Camps (suspension training) in Kapolei and Ewa Beach for ages 12 and older, with the first class free. For details, visit

* YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Waiau District Park. Call 381-4376.

* HIDEAWAY BAND 11th Hour performs original and cover rock music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every third Saturday at the Hideaway, 1 Coral Sea Road in Kalaeloa. Free admission for ages 21 and older with military ID. Call 347-1323.

* VEGGIE COOKS Down to Earth offers free vegetarian cooking classes at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at its Kapolei store, and at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday at its Pearlridge store. Call 947-3249.

* STRIDERS The Leeward Stroller Strides group meets at 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursday at Central Oahu Regional Park, offering a fitness walk for moms and tots in strollers. Fee is $60 a month. A Kapolei group meets at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 398-6275.

* ROLLER DERBYThe Aloha City Rollers are recruiting new players and referees for league play in the West Oahu area. All men and women ages18-50 are welcome to learn and compete in this fun team sport. Call 454-3847 or visit

* SLACK KEY Yameen Fong conducts beginner slack-key guitar classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. The course consists of four sessions, and students should bring their own guitars. Call 685-6035 evenings or visit

* MASTERS SWIM Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has a U.S. Masters swim program at 7 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call 677-8849.

* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee working to organize Community Emergency Preparedness Teams (CERT) to train residents in how to respond to a disaster. To request training or offer help, call chairman Donald Harlor at 682-0111.

* KEIKI COUNCILThe Central District South Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Moanalua High School Room G104; and 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.

* COMIC JAMS Pearl-ridge Center hosts Comic Jam Hawaii from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays Uptown, second level by Hot Unique Images, welcoming professional and amateur artists. Call 488-0981.

* ROTARY P.M. The Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Roy’s Ko Olina, second floor, for a program and light dinner. Cost is $20. RSVP by email to

* MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market at Momilani Community Center offers vendors and a new family activity from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays at 715 Hoomoana St. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

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