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West Oahu Highlights

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* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Oct. 28 at UH West Oahu, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Aiea High library, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Pearlridge Center, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Pearl City High School multipurpose room, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Pali Momi Medical Center, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Kapolei Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

* TECH TALKS Kapolei Library’s free hands-on technology workshops on e-learning conclude Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., covering the topic of online databases. To register, call 693-7050.

* MEDICARE Counselors from Sage Plus discuss Medicare and other health care options at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at Aiea Library, sponsored by the State Executive Office on Aging. Call 483-7333.

* AIEA FUN Aiea Library has a Halloween Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 with a sing-along and mask making; and Halloween Fun at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 for ages 11 and under with crafts and a costume contest. Call 483-7333.

* WAIPAHU HAUNTS Hawaii’s Plantation Village presents “Haunted Plantation” from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 30-31 at 94-695 Waipahu St. Admission is $15 or $20 for a fastpass. Call 677-0110 or visit

* PC BASH Pearl City Foundation has a Halloween Bash at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Momilani Community Center with a costume contest, candy, food and drinks. Call 456-2073.

* KEIKI FUN Kapolei Shopping Center hosts Halloween Fun from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 with keiki activities and safe trick-or-treating. Call 695-4316.

* ROTARY TALK Ford Fuchigami, deputy director for airports at the state Department of Transportation, is guest speaker at Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Oct. 31 in Kapolei High School’s faculty lounge. Email

* STORYTELLER Canadian storyteller Anne Glover brings an “engrossing and hilarious” free show to Kapolei Library at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1. Call 693-7050.

* JAPAN THEATER The troupe Bento Rakugo presents a dynamic storytelling session at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at Kapolei Library (693-7050) and 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Pearl City Library (453-6566) in the 300-year-old tradition of Japanese theater – with a comedic twist.

* CALABASH Malama Learning Center hosts the benefit “Calabash & Cooks” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Kapolei High School Plaza, featuring eight chefs and Kapolei students creating ethnic cuisine, a silent auction, entertainment and drinks. Tickets cost $35 in advance, $20 for keiki and $75 for VIP. Call 497-5323.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized leads a free FreedomRail workshop at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at its Kapolei store. Call 693-8888.

* RECYCLING Kapolei Elementary School conducts an Aloha Aina recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 at 91-1119 Kamaaha Loop. Visit

* PC CRAFT FAIR Pearl City Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Association has a craft fair from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at 858 2nd St. with sushi, baked goods, crafts, plants, flowers and more. Call 455-1832.

* TASTE WAIPAHU Waipahu Community Association presents “A Taste of Waipahu” from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2 on Waipahu Depot Street at the Festival Marketplace. The free event has live entertainment, great food, a silent auction, keiki games, business exhibits and a prize drawing for a Las Vegas trip. Food items are accepted for Hawaii Foodbank. Call 677-6939 or 386-5623.

* AIEA CRAFTS Aiea High’s PTSO has a Craft and Fun Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 with proceeds benefiting the school. Call 382-7713.

* CIVIL RIGHTS Kapolei Library screens documentary films on “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 and 16. The Nov. 2 film is Slavery by Another Name with discussion led by UH Manoa African American literature instructor Jack Taylor. Call 693-7050.

* UH SOCCER The UH women’s soccer team has one final home game at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium: Nov. 3 at noon vs. Cal State Northridge.

* FLOOD AID Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties plans a free seminar on “Preparing for Rising Flood Insurance Premiums” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at its Kapolei Commons office. RSVP to 947-8101.

* NEW PHARMACY Kaiser Permanente opens a new pharmacy service Nov. 4 at its Kapolei Clinic, 599 Farrington Hwy. Call 432-3100.

* COACHES WANTED Hawaii Wrestling Officials Association seeks adults to officiate wrestling matches for the 2013-2014 season. The first meeting is at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at Aiea High School gym. Call Stan Ono at 753-3968 or email

* HEALTH LAW Robert Hamamoto, a volunteer with AARP, shares the latest on the Affordable Care Act at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the FilCom Center. Call 680-0457.

* COMIC ART Local artist Audra Furuichi, creator of the webcomic Nemu Nemu and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser series Blue Hawaii, shares her creative process at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* HOLIDAY IDEAS Family and Community Education Club members lead a free class on how to make simple, economical gifts, decorations and food for Christmas at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at Waipahu Library. Call 675-0358.

* AIEA BOOK CLUB Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Aiea Library to discuss David McCullough’s The Greater Journey. All readers are welcome. Email

* IMMIGRANTS Immigrant Resource Center celebrates the opening of its Ewa Beach site at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Child and Family Service facility, 91-1841 Fort Weaver Road. RSVP to Angie at 681-1494.

* PATRIOT RACE U.S. Vets hosts the Patriot Glow Star Run at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Barbers Point to benefit its programs that help homeless veterans. Call 672-2984 or visit

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