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West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to by May 28 to be considered for the June 4 edition.

* HONOULIULI The National Park Service conducts a hearing from 2 to 4 p.m. May 27 at UH-West Oahu’s lab building E132 on its proposal to designate Honouliuli internment camp as a national historic site or monument. Comments can be submitted online at

* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. May 27 at Waiau District Park, and Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. May 28 at Kapolei High cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

* TOWN HALL Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his cabinet lead a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 28 at Nanaikapono Elementary School. Call 768-6928.

* FAMILY FAIRAugust Ahrens Elementary School marks its 90th anniversary with a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 28, featuring food truck meals, live entertainment, crafts and game booths. Named after a former Waipahu Sugar Plantation manager, the school is located at 94-1170 Waipahu St. Call 686-7336.

* RICH DAD TIPS Rich Dad Education leads a free financial workshop from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 30 at Ihilani Resort, based on the principles of Robert Kiyosaki’s bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad. Additional products and services will be offered for sale. Call 800-473-9215 or register at

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized has a free “Travel Organized” workshop with Arlene Shiratori-Wong of Travelon at 1 p.m. May 31 at its Kapolei store, 889 Kamokila Blvd. Call 693-8888.

* GARDEN BASICS Malama Learning Center leads a workshop in “Gardening Basics for Beginners” from 9 a.m. to noon May 31 at Kapolei High School nursery. Fee is $15 per person or $40 for families of up to three people. Call 220-4166 or email

* MARSH CLEANUP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers help clean up Pouhala Marsh from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 31 and June 21 in Waipahu. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

* MOM-O-RAMA A free celebration of motherhood is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31 at the Pearl City HMSA Center for mini massages, light pupu, games, prizes and talk story time, plus activities for keiki. RSVP to 382-6075.

* WAIMALU HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 6-mile intermediate hike to Waimalu Ditch at 8 a.m. June 1. Visit

* SOCCER SIGNUPS Ka’oi Soccer Club holds free tryouts from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 at Waiau District Park upper fields for players age 8-19 years old. Bring ball and show ID. The season starts Aug. 1 with the aim to build skills and character. Call 864-2791.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to noon June 1 at Hope Chapel West Oahu, 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 2 at Kapolei Bank of Hawaii on Kamokila Avenue, and 8:30 a.m.-noon June 3 at UH-West Oahu. Call 848-4770.

* RONALD Ronald McDonald brings an interactive show to three West Oahu libraries to kick off their Children’s Summer Reading programs: 10:30 a.m. June 2 at Kapolei Library (693-7050), 1:30 p.m. June 9 at Pearl City Library (453-6566), and 10:30 a.m. June 20 at Ewa Beach Library (689-1204).

* CAMPBELL COOKS Weed & Seed and HPD sponsor a Culinary Arts Summer Program June 3-July 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Campbell High School for CHS students, featuring a half-credit upon completion. Applications may be dropped off at Boys & Girls Club-Hale Pono Clubhouse in Ewa Beach. Call Gale Braceros at 689-4182, ext. 225.

* PETER RABBIT Honolulu Theatre for Youth performs an interactive version of Peter Rabbit and the Garden at 10:30 a.m. June 7 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* HOME FENG SHUI Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties presents a free seminar on feng shui for the home at 1 p.m. June 7 at the Star-Advertiser plant, 4545 Kapolei Parkway. Feng shui expert Peter Lung shares methods to enhance your luck in home, health and career. The event comes with light refreshments and a drawing for a $25 gift card. RSVP to 372-5409.

* TEEN PARTY Wet ‘n’ Wild hosts a High School Block Party from 6 to midnight June 7, sponsored by Hawaii Meth Project and Hawaii Army National Guard. Admission is $25 (June 2-6) and $35 cash at the door. Visit

* PET WALK Poi Dogs & Popiki sponsors a West Oahu Pet Walk at 8 a.m. June 8 at Ewa Mahiko District Park. Entry fee is $50 per family, including T-shirts. Exhibitors and vendors also are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis for a $100 fee (waived for nonprofits). Proceeds benefit the PDP’s new mobile spay/neuter clinic, The Big Fix. Call 224-3648 or email

* BON DANCE Hawaii’s Plantation Village conducts its annual O-bon celebration and bon dance June 14 starting at 4 p.m. with ceremonies, 5 p.m. food sales and 6 p.m. dancing at 94-695 Waipahu St. Call 677-0110.


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

* 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 Desiree at 478-0404.

* 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. Visit

* 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.

* STRIDERS FIT4MOM Central Oahu offers stroller strides and Stroller Barre classes at 9 a.m. weekdays at Central Oahu Regional Park; and Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Kapolei Regional Park, Schofield Barracks and Hickam AFB. Prices and memberships options vary. First class free. Visit or call (610) 217-9285.

* ROLLER DERBYThe 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 Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has a U.S. Masters swim program, meeting at 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call 677-8849.

* SLACK KEYYameen Fong leads beginner slack-key classes at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. The course has four sessions, and students bring their own guitars. Call 685-6035 or visit

* COMIC JAMS Pearlridge Center hosts Comic Jam Hawaii from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays Uptown, second level by Hot Unique Images, welcoming professional and amateur artists. Call 488-0981.