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Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by April 9 to be considered for the April 16 edition.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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 8 at Waimalu Elementary School. Tuesday night classes started April 1, with nominal fees. Call 488-3935 or 836-4579.

* 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 sponsors 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 the UH system’s community colleges, featuring dozens of businesses and colleges. Call 455-0011 or email susanlee@hawaii.edu.

* LEGO BOTS Teachers Peter Park and Dawn Robertson demonstrate how to build a LEGO Mind-storms NXT Robot at 6 p.m. April 9 at Waipahu Library. Register at 675-0358.

* MILE WALK The UH West Oahu ohana plans to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” at 10:35 a.m. and at 1:50 p.m. April 9 in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Call 689-2604.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 10 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 12 at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church in Waipahu, and 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 13 at Waikele Center. Call 848-4770.

* NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. April 10 at Ewa Beach Library, and Aiea meets at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at Aiea Library. Call 768-3710.

* AIEA FUN FAIRAiea High School PTSO has a Family Fun Fair from 4 to 9 p.m. April 11 at the school, with food, Xtreme rides, a petting zoo, country store, crafts, pony rides, games, entertainment and more. Call 382-7713.

* SPECIAL EVENTS Leeward Community College’s Special Events Class and Chef Jon Matsubara present an elegant dinner for $70 without wine and $85 with wine pairings from 6 to 9 p.m. April 11. Call 455-0244.

* FARM WORKSHOP Hawaii Agriculture Research Center hosts a farmers resource workshop from 5 to 9 p.m. April 11 at HARC on Kunia Road, featuring information on pesticides, food safety, insurance, loans, water permits, conservation, marketing and more. Call Steve Russo at 973-9409.

* MANANA FAIR Manana Elementary School has a “Celebrate Spring” craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Pearl City campus, 1147 Kumano St. Call 454-5305.

* RAIN BARRELS Halawa Xeriscape Garden has a Rain Barrel Catchment workshop at 10:30 a.m. April 12 at the garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $35, including barrel, or $5 for lecture only, by April 11. Call 748-5363.

* NISHIHARA HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts a monthly coffee hour at 9 a.m. April 12 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* WEST HIKES Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 3-mile novice hike on Aiea Loop Trail at 8 a.m. April 12, and a 10.2-mile advanced hike to Waiau ridge at 8 a.m. April 20. Visit htmclub.org.

* BAZAAR Waipahu Community of Christ Church has a bazaar, craft and food fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at 94-130 Mokukaua St. with baked goods, plants, lunch plates and crafts. Call 678-0635.

* SEEDS, ROSES Oahu Urban Garden Center has a Seed Saving and Plant Sharing workshop from 9 a.m. to noon April 12 at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. in Pearl City. Pre-register at 453-6050; donation is $5 at the door. The new Peace Rose Gardens dedication and celebration runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon that day.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized has a free demonstration of Freedom-Rail at 1 p.m. April 12 at its Kapolei store, 889 Kamokila Blvd. Call 693-8888.

* FLOWER FEST Pearl-ridge Center farmers market has a Flower Fest and flower-arranging and lei-making contests from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 12; also tips on ailing orchids. The market runs from 8 a.m. to noon Downtown near Sears. Call 388-9696.

* STADIUM EASTER The Salvation Army sponsors an “Egg-citing Easter Celebration” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 at the North Plaza (gates 6 and 7) of Aloha Stadium with keiki games and rides, arts, crafts and an egg hunt – along with the regular swap meet. Canned food is welcome. Call 483-7133.

* BLADDER HEALTH Kaiser Permanente hosts a free Senior Summit on “In Control: Pelvic Floor Strengthening” at 10 a.m. April 14 at its Waipio clinic, conference room 1A. Call 432-2235.

* BERLIN TALK Distinguished Visiting Scholar Robert Moeller discusses “Back to the Future? History and Memory in Berlin, 2005-1945″ at 12:30 p.m. April 14 in a free public lecture at the UHWO Campus Center #C225. For details, call 689-2604.

* HIDEAWAY CLUB Singer-songwriter Ron Artis II plays at 9 p.m. April 19 at the Hideaway, 1 Coral Sea Road in Kalaeloa as part of his spring concert tour. Visit ronartisfamily-band.com or call 371-3895.

* XERICAPE EGGS Halawa Xeriscape Garden’s Decorate an Egg workshop and Easter egg hunt is at 10:30 a.m. April 19 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5; bring four to six boiled or blown eggs, a collection basket and brown-bag lunch. Register at 748-5363 by April 18.

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