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West Oahu Highlights

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* ZUMBATHON Filcom Center sponsors a Zumbathon from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 28, hosted by the Philippine Nurses Association of Hawaii with instructors Troy and Rose Mendoza and others from the Pinoy Crew and more. Donation is $10 in advance, $15 at the door (to benefit FilCom). Bring towel and water bottle. Call 426-6183 or 680-0451.

* OHA TOWN HALL The nation-building program of OHA sponsors a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 30 to talk story about a Hawaiian-managed future at Hale Ponoi, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in Kapolei. Visit

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 at Aiea High library, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 3 at Pearlridge Center Downtown, and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 10 at Kapolei Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

* KAPOLEI FAIR Kapolei High School sponsors a May Day Celebration & Community Fair from 3 to 8 p.m. May 2 with entertainment, food, crafts and exhibits at the school stadium. Call Lolita at 692-8200, ext. 2246.

* FIL-AM LEADERS FilCom Center hosts a Fil-Am Young Leaders Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 in Waipahu, with several national figures set to speak. For fees and details, visit or call 291-9407.

* FREE COMICS Kapolei and Waipahu libraries give away comic books May 3, while supplies last (one per library card carrier), in observance of the 13th annual Free Comic Book Day, courtesy of Gecko Books & Comics, the libraries’ Friends and Collector Maniacs. Call 693-7050 (Kapolei) or 675-0358 (Waipahu).

* SMALL GARDENS Halawa Xeriscape Garden sponsors a box garden workshop at 10:30 a.m. May 3 for those with limited growing space. Presented by Zac Johnson of Ewa Blue Worms, program fee is $5, and RSVP is due by May 2. Call 748-5363.

* TAHITIAN DANCE Classes in Tahitian dance and drumming with a cultural background begin at 1 p.m May 3 at West Loch Estates for ages 3 and up. Fee is $25 per month. Call Hi’i Bush at 321-3483.

* HOMEOWNERS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free seminar with Sue Savio of Insurance Associates from 1 to 3 p.m. May 3 at the Star-Advertiser plant, 4545 Kapolei Parkway. Savio will discuss homeowners’ liability, association liability and other insurance and legal concerns. Light refreshments are planned as well as a drawing for a $25 gift card. Reserve a seat at or call 375-6600.

* NISHIHARA HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara meets with constituents for a coffee hour at 8:30 a.m. May 3 at the Walmart McDonald’s in Pearl City, and at 8 a.m. May 10 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* PEARL CITY AYSO Pearl City AYSO Region 381 conducts registration for fall from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 4 at Waiau District Park on Kaahumanu Street. All children born between Aug. 1, 1995, and July 31, 2010, are welcome. Fee is $70 and includes uniform. Bring proof of birth date. For details, visit, call 330-2257 or email

* NATURAL FOOD Pearl City Library hosts a Natural Food seminar at 2 p.m. May 4 with Norman Oshiro, executive director of MOA Hawaii, who will share tips on living clean with whole, natural foods. A miso workshop with MOA dietitian Mai Fujii also is planned. Call 453-6566.

* PESTICIDES Seeds of Truth and Down to Earth Organic & Natural present a program on “Why GMO and Pesticides?” at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at Aiea Elementary School. Speakers are organic farmer Dave Burlew, beekeeper Howard Mc-Ginnis, extension crop specialist Hector Valenzuela, biologist Raychel Watkins and moderator Dr. Melissa Yee. Call 292-1179.

* BUSINESS FORUM A Hawaii Philippines Business Economic Forum is planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 at FilCom Center. Call 342-7685.

* NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. May 8 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

* SIG GOLF The Service Industry Golf tour welcomes players at 9:30 a.m. May 9 for a tournament at Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach, with a portion of proceeds going to The Aloha Project for Hawaii-born keiki. Fee is $750 per three-person scramble team. Call 306-7579 or visit

* AYSO SIGNUPS Leeward AYSO 269 conducts onsite registration from 3 to 5 p.m. May 10 at Nanakuli High cafeteria, and online (since March 1) at Fall season starts in August.

* GABBARD HOUR State Sen. Mike Gabbard meets constituents for a “listen story” at 9 a.m. May 10 at the Kapolei Starbucks by the Chevron Station. Call 586-6830.

* MOMILANI FAIR Momilani Community Center has a craft and gift fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 at 715 Hoomoana St. with KC Waffle Dogs, children’s clothing, Tupperware, lamps, blankets, jewelry, baked goods and more. Call 479-5525.

* GARDENIAS Oahu Urban Garden Center’s Second Saturday is open from 9 a.m. to noon May 10 with a plant sale, plant clinic, garden tours and a workshop on growing gardenias (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.) with Dale Sato at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. in Pearl City. Workshop fee is $10, which includes a gardenia plant. Call Bea Sailer at 453-6050.

* SUCCULENTS Halawa Xeriscape Garden sponsors a Succulent Framed Art workshop at 10:30 a.m. May 10 for those who want to create a framed, living garden. Program fee is $10, and RSVP is due by May 9. Call 748-5363.

* OCEAN CLINIC Na Kama Kai plans five Ocean Safety & Conservation Awareness clinics for youths at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., and 1 and 2 p.m. May 11 at Ewa Beach Park. Call 864-9164 or email

* CAR SEATS Kaiser Permanente offers free checkups of child car seats from 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 16 at Alphabetland Pre-school in Pearl City, 1716 Komo Mai Drive. Call 432-2260.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized offers a free FreedomRail demonstration at 1 p.m. May 17 at its Kapolei store, 889 Kamokila Blvd. Call 693-8888.

* HUOA GOLF Hawaii United Okinawa Asso-ciation plans its 44th annual invitational golf tourney May 24 and 25 at Pali Golf Course, and deadline is May 10 to sign up. Fee is $130. Call 676-5400.


* SELF DEFENSE Austin Streadbeck leads a self-defense class from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday and Thursday at Makakilo Community Center, based on the teachings of Henry Okazaki’s Kodenkan/Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Call 383-1480.

* WELLNESS Shizendo Ki method founder Hideo Kimura teaches therapy exercises and how to use Ki to monitor pain and emotional release for beginners at 6 p.m. each Monday and Friday. He also leads adult beginner aikido at 7:30 p.m. the same nights at Soto Mission of Aiea, 99-045 Kauhale St. Free trials are allowed. Classes start this month. Call 671-1422.

* CRESTVIEW CLUB The Crestview Seniors Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Friday at Crestview Community Park for planned fun activities and outings. All residents age 55 and older are welcome. Call Guy at 671-4838.

* ALZHEIMER HELP An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Aiea. Call 591-2771.

* FLEA MARKET Hawaii Self Storage conducts a flea market/swap meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at 2009 Lauwiliwili St. in Kapolei with new items daily and plenty of vendors. Email

* HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha O Hula halau offers adult beginner classes at 6 p.m. and intermediate classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Village Park. Fee is $25 plus a refundable $25 deposit. Call instructor Desiree Numango at 478-0404.

* ADOPTING PETS Hawaii Dog Foundation sponsors pet adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Petco Pearl City. Call 782-8387.

* HABITAT HELP Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu seeks volunteers to help with its mission of self-built housing for low-income families in Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Waianae. Call Toni Anduha at 696-7882.

* 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. on the first Wednesday of each month at its Kapolei 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 DERBY The Aloha City Rollers recruits 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

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

* SLACK KEYYameen 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

* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee is organizing Community Emergency Preparedness Teams to train residents in disaster response. For training or offer help, call 682-0111.

* COMIC JAMS Pearlridge Center hosts Comic Jam Hawaii from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays Uptown, welcoming all artists. Call 488-0981.