West Oahu Highlights
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* BANNED FILMS Ewa Beach Library screens two free films about banned books Sept. 22: 3 p.m. Easy A and 6 p.m. James and the Giant Peach. Call 689-1204.
* WAIMALU DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 at Harbor Center, suites 211A and 212A (across from Waimalu Shopping Center and next to Cutter Ford). Lessons in waltz and samba run Oct. 7-Nov. 25 on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with nominal fees. Call 456-2129 or 488-3935.
* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.
* TOWN HALL The anti-drug coalition E Ola Pono Ma Kapolei hosts “What’s Going on in our Town?,” a wellness and safety town hall meeting, set for 6-8 p.m. Sept. 24 at Kapolei Middle School, featuring speakers, exhibits, prizes, childcare and dinner (Sept. 19 RSVP). Email email@example.com.
* CAMPBELL 1969 Campbell High School’s Class of 1969 plans a reunion potluck picnic from 10 a.m. to sunset Sept. 27 at Pearl Harbor Rainbow Marina Cabanas. Bring your own drinks. Details are at facebook.com/jchsclassof69.
* MARSH HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers meet to help restore Pouhala Marsh wetland in Waipahu from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.
* BON DANCE Pearl City Nursing Home has its bon dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at 919 Lehua Ave. Call 453-1919.
* GABBARD HOUR State Sen. Mike Gabbard hosts a Listen Story hour at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at Ewa Mahiko District Park. Call 586-6830.
* DRUG RETURN U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency conducts National Take-Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27, accepting unused and expired medications at Pearl City Police Station and at Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange. Call 541-1930.
* CARNIVAL Kapolei Commons hosts its Keiki Carnival from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 with clowns, jugglers, a climbing wall, live entertainment and much more. Visit thekapoleicommons.com.
* SOVEREIGNTY Makakilo resident Kioni Dudley and co-host Poka Laenui discuss the future of a sovereign Hawaii in light of rising seas, energy costs, tourism declines and more in the Sovereignty Conversation TV series, set for airing on ‘Olelo Channel 53 at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 11. Guests include Puanani Burgess and Ho’oipo DeCambra. See it streaming live at thesovereigntyconversation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* EWA ARTISTS Ewa Beach Community Based Development Organization presents its “See My Voice” art exhibition now through Sept. 30 at Kapolei Hale, featuring the work of children in the CBDO’s art development programs. Call 778-3230.
* MEDIA COURSE Oct. 1 is the deadline to enroll in the spring 2015 Creative Media program at UH West Oahu. Call Sharla Hanaoka at 689-2392.
* EWA DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7:20 p.m. Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Ewa Mahiko District Park gym, 91-1145 Renton Road. Classes start at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 for eight Thursdays of intermediate waltz and samba. Call 781-2076.
* FEMINIST TALKS UH West Oahu hosts a feminist philosopher lecture series with three programs still ahead, all meeting at 9:30 a.m. in D-151: Oct. 3 “Care ethics in a comparative contest” with UH Manoa philosophy professor Vrinda Dalmiya; Oct. 24 “Making space for women: the significance of cultural location (and relocation) in defining what constitutes liberation” with UH Manoa professor emerita Mary Tiles; and Nov. 14 “Feminism, then and now — what happened?” with KCC philosophy professor Sharon Rowe Nov. 14. Call 689-2356.
* CANCER WALKAmerican Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 3K Walk” is set for 7 a.m. Oct. 4 at Richardson Field, ending at Ford Island. For details on the noncompetitive event, call 432-9163.
* ESTATE PLANNING Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free seminar with attorney Scott Suzuki at 1 p.m. Oct. 4 on “Estate Planning for Homeowners: Four Major Risks All Homeowners Can Avoid” at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser‘s Kapolei plant, 4545 Kapolei Parkway. Reserve a seat by Sept. 30 at email@example.com, or call Freda at 375-6600.
* GARDEN POTS Halawa Xeriscape Garden presents a hands-on workshop on Hypertufa pots at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. in Halawa Valley. Fee is $15 for non-members. and registration deadline is Oct. 3. Call 748-5363.
* WEST SIDE DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 13 and 20 at Makakilo Community Park, 92-1120 Makakilo Drive. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 for eight Mondays in foxtrot and mambo. Call 781-2076.
* PHOTO CLASS Ewa Beach CBDO offers a six-week course for grades 7-10 in “Life in ‘Ewa Photography” at 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and each Wednesday through Nov. 12 at 1001 Kamokila Blvd. #133 in Kapolei. Call 674-4188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* CRAFT FAIR Momilani Community Center has a Craft & Gift Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at 715 Hoomoana St. in Pearl City with more than 65 crafters, resellers and direct sellers, food trucks, baked goods and pet adoptions from Oahu SPCA. Proceeds go to Pearl City Foundation. Call 479-5525.
* BOATING SAFETY U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers conduct an accelerated Boating Safety course for experienced boaters from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Leeward Community College’s Waianae campus. Fee is $45 for materials and certificates, but no charge to sit in on the class. Call 778-5738.
* CHARITY GOLF Thank God for Golf Club hosts a charity golf tournament Oct. 17 for four area organizations at Coral Creek Golf Course. For details and to register, email email@example.com.
* LEGAL CLINIC The nonprofit Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii conducts a free legal clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at Waipahu High School cafeteria for low-to-middle income residents. To check qualifications for service, call 528-7050 by Oct. 13. * SABERS WALK Campbell High School PTSA sponsors in inaugural 3K Sabers Walk for the Cure Oct. 19 on campus. Fee is $20 (before Oct. 10), which includes a T-shirt, and proceeds support Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Call 687-3006 or visit campbellhigh.org to register.
* YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Waiau District Park. Call 381-4376.
* AIEA HULA Hula classes on five skill levels begin this month at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church hall in Aiea, conducted by Halau Hula ‘O Kala Kapeka. The church is located at 99-312 Moanalua Road. For schedule and registration, call 255-4001.
* WAHINE SOCCER The UH Rainbow Wahine soccer team plays the alumni team at 5 p.m. Sept. 27, Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. Oct. 2, and UC Riverside at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Waipio Peninsula soccer field, and admission is free. Visit hawaiiathletics.com.
* SLACK KEYYameen Fong conducts beginner slack-key guitar classes at 9 a.m. each Thursday at Ewa Mahiko District Park and ukulele picking classes at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Asing Community Park, both on Renton Road. Each course is four sessions, and students should bring their own instruments. Call 685-6035.
* 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, on the 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 DEFENSEAustin 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 muscle energy-monitoring skills for beginners from 6 to 7:15 p.m Mondays and Fridays at Soto Mission of Aiea, 99-045 Kauhale St., and Seniors Aikido class from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the same nights. Three free trials are allowed. 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 coming in daily and plenty of vendors on site. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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 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.
* 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.
* 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 fitwizhawaii.com.
* 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 808derby.com.