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* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Aug. 5 at Bank of Hawaii Kapolei (James Campbell building), 7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 9 at LDS Makakilo Stake cultural hall, 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 9 at Ewa Town Center Foodland, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Waikele Center, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Aulani resort’s Kaala III and IV conference center, and 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 15 at Simplex Grinnell, 99-1379 Koaha Place in Aiea. Call 848-4770.

* PAU HANA MUSIC The Llamedo Sisters entertain from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 for pau hana at Aiea Bowl and The Alley Restaurant. Next up: Cool Aina plays Aug. 14. Call 445-8236.

* ROTARY TALKS Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Guest speaker Aug. 7 is Gov. Neil Abercrombie, and Aug. 28 is UH president David Lassner. Email

* AIEA BON Soto Mission of Aiea has its bon dances from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 at 99-045 Kauhale St.; food booths open at 5:30, taiko starts at 6:30 both nights, and Okinawan dancing is at 9 p.m. Aug. 9. Call 488-6794.

* PEARL CITY BON Pearl City Hongwanji has its bon dances from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 at 858 2nd St.; food booths, crafts and a country store open at 5:30; keiki games from 7 to 8:30. Call 455-1680.

* SOVEREIGNTY ‘Olelo channel 53 airs Community Forum #7 of the Sovereignty Conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 on “United Nations & Reinstated Hawaiian Government.” The forum was held in June at Kapolei High School, sponsored by Kapolei-Makakilo-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board’s Hawaiian affairs committee. Email

* RAIN GARDENS Oahu Urban Garden Center presents a “Rain Gardens for Home Gardens” workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. Hard copies of the how-to manual are available for $15 or download it at Call 453-5050.

* QIGONG Instructor Stuart Holloway leads a Qigong/Tai Chi workshop on basic techniques of stress reduction at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* ORGANIZED Cynthia Arnold of Senior Move Managers and Declutter Hawaii discusses “Downsizing and Decluttering” at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at Simply Organized in Kapolei, 889 Kamokila Blvd. Call 693-8888.

* HOWLING DOG Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band entertain with sing-alongs and life lessons at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at the new Aiea Library. Call 483-7333.

* UNITARIANS The Unitarian Universalist Leeward Ohana Group conducts a service at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei, with a potluck dinner to follow at 6. Theme is “Dance with the Divine,” which welcomes rhythm and movement from worshipers. Call 595-4047.

* HOOPS BENEFIT A 3-on-3 basketball fundraiser is planned for Aug. 10 at Campbell High School to benefit head basketball and track coach Wyatt Tau, who recently lost his home in a fire. Fee is $20 per player. Call 218-9955 or email

* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the new Aiea Library 99-374 Pohai Place, the Ewa board meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

* ADULT CARE Deadline is Aug. 14 to comment to city planners on a permit requested for a Hoolehua Street adult day-care facility in Pearl City. The site would enroll up to eight adults and operate from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. For details, call Nelson Armitage of the city Department of Planning and Permitting at 768-8016.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized in Kapolei offers a free demonstration of the Freedom Rail closet system at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at 889 Kamokila Blvd. Call 693-8888.

* ARCHERY Bush-wackers Archery Club presents the Peter Akau Memorial Shoot from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at Pu’u o Kapolei Archery Range on Fort Barrette Road. Entry fees range from $30 to $5, and all ages are welcome. Call 348-1672 or 479-5206.

* CHARITY GOLF The Finance Factors Family of Companies Charity Golf Tournament is set for Aug. 28 at Waikele Country Club, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii this year. Team signup deadline is Aug. 21. Call 548-3325.

* YOUTH FOOTBALL KapCity Hurricanes register players for youth flag and tackle football now through Aug. 31 for the fall season (September-November). Area practices are 4-6:30 p.m. weekdays. Call 393-5844 or visit

* FAIR VENDORSVendors and sponsors are invited to join the fourth annual Emergency Preparedness Fair, set for Sept. 6 in Ewa Beach. Call 682-0111 or email

* LEADERSHIP Express Employment Professionals presents a leadership seminar with Jack Smalley on how to motivate and retain key talent from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Hawaii Okinawa Center. For fees and details, call 525-5225.


* FOOTBALL Ewa Beach Sabers Youth Football is registering youths now for the fall season of flag and tackle football. Practice is weekdays at Asing Community Park. Call 722-2616 or visit

* CAMPBELL 1972 Campbell High School’s Class of 1972 plans its 60th-birthday party for Sept. 19-23 in downtown Las Vegas, via Vacations Hawaii. For details, call Myrna at 265-2412.

* WAIPAHU ZUMBA Zumba classes with Sexy Crew are back every Thursday at 6:30 p.m at United Visayan Community Hall, 94-833 Awanei St. in Waipahu. Drop in fee is $5. Call 393-8073.

* AIKIDO Aikido Yuishinkai Honolulu leads ki and martial arts classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Halawa District Park, second floor. Classes follow the teachings of Koretoshi Maruyama and Morihei Ueshiba, for all ages and skill levels. Call James Peters at 256-9944.

* 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 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 or call 946-7233.

* 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 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 Striders Fit4Mom Central Oahu offers stroller strides and Stoller Barre classes week-days at 9 a.m.: Tuesday and Thursday at Central Oahu Regional Park, and Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Kapolei Regional Park. Prices and membership vary; first class is 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 ages 18-50 are welcome to learn and compete in this fun team sport. Call 454-3847 or visit

* MASTERS SWIM 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 at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. The course consists of four sessions, and students should bring their own guitars. Schedule will change in September. Call 685-6035 evenings or visit

* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee working to organize Community Emergency Preparedness Teams (CERT) to train residents in how to respond to a disaster. To request training or offer help, call chairman Donald Harlor at 682-0111.

* KEIKI COUNCILThe Central District South Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at Moanalua High Room G104; the Leeward group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday at the State of Hawaii building, 601 Kamokila Blvd. All parents of keiki with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

* BOXING BOXFIT808 in Aiea has “Women-Only Boxing Class” Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Call 256-1770 or visit