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West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com or fax them to 585-6324 by April 2 to be considered for the April 9 edition.

* DOG PARK Pearl City Foundation hosts a meeting at 6 p.m. March 31 at Momilani Community Center to discuss a proposed dog park in the area and to form an advisory committee to oversee it. Call 456-2073.

* GO FOR BROKE UH-West Oahu Library hosts an exhibit from March 31 to April 11 on “Go for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts.” The traveling show, sponsored by Nisei Veterans Legacy Center, has photos, oral histories and facsimiles of historic documents about the 100th, 442nd and 522nd units as well as the Military Intelligence Service. Call Julie at 689-2604.

* BALLROOM Pearl-ridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dancing Association registers students for merengue and West Coast swing lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. April 1 and 8 at Waimalu Elementary School. Tuesday night classes start April 1, with nominal fees. Call 488-3935 or 836-4579.

* BLADDER HEALTH Kaiser Permanente hosts a Senior Summit on bladder health and pelvic exercises at 11:15 a.m. April 2 at Leeward YMCA. Call 671-6495.

* DRUG-FREE WALK Waipahu Elementary students plan a drug-free walk at 8:30 a.m. April 2 through the neighborhood and back to the school. Call 675-0150, ext. 305.

* TRANSIT HEARING The city Planning Commission conducts a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. April 2 at Mission Memorial Building on the Aiea-Pearl City Neighborhood Transit-Oriented Development Plan. Call 768-8007.

* EMS BRIEFING State Sen. Michelle Kidani conducts a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. April 2 at Kanoelani Elementary School to discuss the new emergency medical services command center and ambulance facility planned for Waipio. HART officials also will update the status of the rail project. Call 586-7100.

* PEST CONTROL Hawaii Department of Agriculture sponsors a class for farmers in Organic Pest Control at 1 p.m. April 4 at Leeward Community College Room CE-303. Fee is $25. To register, call Lynne at 455-0401 or visit ocewd.org/organic-pest-control.

* CANCER RELAY Leeward Oahu’s annual Relay for Life is set for 7 p.m. April 4 to 7 a.m. April 5 at Kapolei High School athletic field with live entertainment, games, food, luminaries and at least 76 relay teams participating. To join or offer help, call Michelle Hashimoto at 432-9144.

* FORD ISLAND RUN The annual Ford Island Bridge 10K Run starts at 7 a.m. April 5 and is open to the public. For details and entry requirements, visit active.com or call 473-0784.

* SIMPLE GARDENS Halawa Xeriscape Garden presents a workshop on “Five Simple Steps to a Beautiful Garden” at 10:30 a.m. April 5 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5 for non-members, and registration runs March 18-April 4 or until all spaces are filled. Call 748-5363.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 5 at Pearlridge Center Downtown, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 6 at Ewa Beach Elementary, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 10 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei, and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 12 at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church in Waipahu. Call 848-4770.

* NISHIHARA HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts monthly coffee hours at 8 a.m. April 5 at the Walmart McDonald’s in Pearl City and 9 a.m. April 12 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. April 7, 13 and 20 at Makakilo Community Park for Monday night classes in East Coast swing and rumba. Classes start at 7 p.m April 7 for eight sessions with a nominal fee. Call 781-2076.

* UH GOLF Na Koa hosts its 20th annual Ed Wong Memorial Golf Tournament April 8 at Hawaii Prince Golf Course. Fee is $1,000 for a three-person team, and proceeds benefit the Rainbow Warrior football program. Call 956-4513 or visit nakoa.org.

* JOB FAIR Leeward Community College has a College, Career and Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 9 on the concourse in observance of College Day and the 50th anniversary of UH community colleges, featuring dozens of businesses and colleges. Call 455-0011 or email susanlee@hawaii.edu.

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