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

* BAND FEST Aiea, Kapolei and Pearl City high school bands perform with six other bands Nov. 4 at the 38th annual Oahu Marching Band Festival, starting at 5 p.m. at Pearl City High School’s performing arts center. Call 454-5655.

* ZUMBA Kaiser’s Waipio Clinic offers Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 9 at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Fee is $6.50 per class for non-members. Call 432-2260.

* COACHES WANTED Hawaii Wrestling Officials Association seeks adults to officiate high school wrestling matches for the 2013-2014 season and no experience is necessary. Meetings begin 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 in Waipahu and 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Pearl City Library. Call 680-0457.

* SLEEP Kaiser Permanents sponsors a free Senior Summit lecture on “Sleep Secrets” at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 6 at Leeward YMCA (671-6495) and 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at its Waipio Clinic (432-2260). The public is welcome.

* 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 in 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

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Pearl City High School multi-purpose room, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Pali Momi Medical Center, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Waikele Center, 7 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at Monsanto Company on Kunia Road, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at Leeward Community College. Call 848-4770.

* 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.

* BENEFIT GOLF The second annual Dayne Carvalho Memorial/Suicide Awareness Golf Tournament is set for noon Nov. 8 at Kapolei Golf Course. Fee is $165 per person, $640 for a four-person team. Call 255-8968.

* CLOSURES Public schools and libraries are closed Nov. 9-11 in observance of Veterans Day. The Aiea branch is open Nov. 8.

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

* GYOTAKU Malama Learning Center presents a workshop on the art form gyotaku from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at ‘Ilima at Leihano, 891 Kama’aha Ave. in Kapolei. Fee is $15. Call 220-4166 or email

* KAPOLEI FAIR Kapolei High School hosts a community fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 with crafts, games, produce, pony rides, a petting zoo, food, entertainment and prizes. Call 692-8200, ext. 2246.

* PLANT TALKS Hoakalei Cultural Foundation presents free mini workshops about native Hawaiian plants with nurseryman Rick Barboza at 9 and 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Keoneula Elementary cafeteria. Register by Nov. 4 at 689-7772, ext. 247, to reserve a free plant kit. All attendees get a free plant.

* AIEA CRAFTS Season’s Best craft and gift fairs are set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 at Aiea Elementary School with more than 150 booths. Call 683-6064.

* EMME GALA Fil-Com Center honors Emme Tomimbang during a benefit gala at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9, “Sharing Memorable Moments with Emme and Friends.” Call 680-0451.

* PALISADES FAIR Pacific Palisades Community Center hosts a holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at 2106 Aamanu St. Call 455-5182.

* BEES, FARMS Dr. Melissa Yee Carlson, bee-keeper, discusses “Bees, Chemicals and GMO’s – Out of Balance with Nature” at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Sukyo Mahikari Center, 94-849 Lumiaina St. #202 at Waikele Shopping Center. Also planned, Dr. Ronald Carlson of Sukyo Mahikari Hawaii discusses “Yoko Farming Principles.” The free program is open to the public and includes refreshments. Call 292-1179.

* GIFT WRAP Craft expert Evelyn Nakamura leads a class in “Furoshiki: Alternative Gift Wrapping” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Waipahu Library. Register at 675-0358.

* ROYAL MUSIC The Royal Hawaiian Band performs at noon Nov. 13 in Tuthill courtyard at Leeward Community College during International Education Week. Call 922-5331.

* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Aiea Library and Ewa meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

* SOLAR RULES RevoluSun offers free neighborhood “Q&A” at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the BIA office, 94-487 Akoki St. in Waipahu, and 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Waipahu Civic Center on HECO’s new rules and approval guidelines for solar systems. RSVP to 748-8888.

* FINNISH SCHOLAR UH-West Oahu sponsors a free lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 by Distinguished Visiting Scholar Pasi Sahlberg, who will discuss Finland’s educational reform in the college’s campus center. Call 689-2800.

* IPA GOLF Island Pacific Academy sponsors its seventh annual golf tournament at noon Nov. 15 at Kapolei Golf Course. Fee is $180 per player and proceeds support IPA scholarships. To register, call Kerri at 674-3523, ext. 580.

* SKIN CARE Kaiser’s Waipio Clinic hosts a free Skin Care Fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at 94-1480 Moaniani St., featuring product discounts, expert speakers, demonstrations and more for the public. Call 432-5670.

* WATER WORKS Halawa Xeriscape Garden plans an aquaponics workshop at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5, and deadline to register is Nov. 8 – while space is still open. The garden also conducts a Rain Barrel Catchment workshop at the same time for a $35 fee (choose just one). Call 748-5363.

* WETLAND HIKE Hawaii Nature Center leads a Honouliuli Wetland Adventure at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16 to explore and enjoy the wildlife refuge. Fee is $10. Call Pauline at 955-0100, ext. 118.

* KUNIA LIVE The search for the best local singing talent in the area ends Nov. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Kunia Shopping Center’s Kunia Live! where the winners of all three qualifying events will be invited to participate in the Grand Finale and compete for cash prizes. Call 737-4676.

* CIVIL RIGHTS Kapolei Library screens a final documentary film in its “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” program series at 1 p.m. Nov. 16, featuring Freedom Riders with discussion led by HPU historian Jon Davidann. Call 693-7050.


* RUGBY SIGNUPS 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 at 275-6134.

* LIBRARY HOURS Waipahu Library is now open from Tuesday through Saturday, instead of Monday through Friday – in response to community requests. For details, call 675-0358.

* WELLNESS Shizendo ki method founder Hideo Kimura conducts 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.

* SOCCER SIGNUPS Leeward Region 269 AYSO is registering boys and girls age 4 to 18 (from Makakilo to Makaha) for spring soccer, with the season starting in January. Fee is $70. Visit

* 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

* CHORUS CLASSES Fall classes for Hawaii Youth Chorus (ages 5-12) and HYC Teen Glee (ages 12-17) meet Saturday mornings, now through Dec. 14, at Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St. – the younger group at 9:30 a.m., the older group at 10:30 a.m. Fee is $45 per month. Call Desi at 623-2411.

* HULA AIEA Halau Hula O Kana Kapeka is accepting new students for hula and Tahitian dance classes that start in September at St. Elizabeth Church Hall in Aiea. Call 255-4001.

* 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.

* TACKLE BALL USO Athletic Club is signing up players in grades 5-8 for tackle football (no weight limit) and grades 1-4 for flag football (Jr. Prep league). Coaches also are needed. Call Leilani at 275-6134.

* 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.

* MASTERS SWIM Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has a U.S. Masters swimming program, meeting at 7 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call Ruthie at 677-8510.

* RUGBY Players and coaches are invited to join USO Athletics-Hawaii Youth Rugby in age-group teams for boys, and under 16 for girls. Call Raymond Maae at 692-3589 or visit