West Oahu Highlights
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* EWA BEACH CBDO Ewa Beach Community Based Development Organization meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Campbell Square building, 1001 Kamokila Boulevard #133 in Kapolei. Call 674-4188.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Oct. 13 at Tony Group Autoplex in Waipio Gentry, 7-11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Ewa Town Center Foodland and 7:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 25 at Kapolei Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.
* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the new Aiea Library, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.
* WEST SIDE DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20 at Makakilo Community Park, 92-1120 Makakilo Drive. Classes began at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 for eight Mondays in foxtrot and mambo. Call 781-2076.
* HOLIDAY COOKS Personal chef Fortuna Arai leads a Holiday Cooking workshop at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Down to Earth Kapolei, featuring vegan eggnog, coconut biscuits, pumpkin and tempeh stuffing, and gingerbread apple crisp. Fee is $30. Call 947-3249.
* WAIMALU DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Harbor Center, suites 211A and 212A (across from Waimalu Shopping Center). Lessons in waltz and samba run 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 25 with nominal fees. Call 456-2129.
* AIONA SPEAKS Republican gubernatorial candidate Duke Aiona speaks to Kapolei Rotary Club at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 16 in the Kapolei High faculty lounge. Email email@example.com.
* EWA DANCE The Ewa Beach chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23 at Ewa Mahiko District Park gym, 91-1145 Renton Road. Classes began at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 9 for eight Thursdays of intermediate waltz and samba. Call 781-2076..
* PLAYBUILDERS Leeward Community College Theatre presents PlayBuilders’ Xenophobia Oct. 16-18 in its Lab Theatre, featuring an ensemble directed by November Morris. Call 455-0380.
* WAHINE SOCCER The UH Rainbow Wahine soccer team plays Long Beach State at 7 p.m. Oct. 16, and UC Davis at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Waipio Soccer Complex; free admission. Visit hawaiiathletics.com.
* CHARITY GOLF Thank God for Golf Club has a charity golf tournament Oct. 17 for four area groups at Coral Creek Golf Course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* AIEA ROTARY Pearl-ridge Rotary Club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Fridays at Pearl Country Club, featuring guest speaker Scott Wong (UH sand volleyball head coach) Oct. 17 and gubernatorial candidate David Ige Oct. 24. Email email@example.com.
* HAUNTED Hawaii’s Plantation Village turns into the Haunted Plantation from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 17-19, 24-26 and 30-31 at 94-695 Waipahu St. Admission is $15. Call 783-8381; for ghost story reservations, call 677-0110.
* CRAFTS, PETS Ewa Pet Show & Craft Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ewa Elementary School on Renton Road with more than 30 vendors, food trucks, exhibits and an official chicken show with judges. Call 208-2266 or visit ewacraftfair.org. Pearl City High’s Class of 1985 is pre-selling sweet bread tickets, to be redeemed at the fair for $10 per loaf (firstname.lastname@example.org).
* KANOELANI FAIR Kanoelani Elementary has its Craft and Family Fun Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at 94-1091 Oli Loop. Call 675-0195.
* NEEM TREES Halawa Xeriscape Garden presents a workshop on the multiuseful, unthirsty neem tree at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 with demonstrations by Saleem Ahmed. Fee is $5, and registration is due by Oct. 17 to 748-5363.
* PUMPKIN FEST Aloun Farms’ annual Pumpkin Festival is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 25-26 at 91-1440 Farrington Hwy. in Kapolei. Admission to the pumpkin patch is $3, or free with two garbagesize bags of clothing, bed and bath items or accessories for charity. Donors to Hawaii Foodbank get a free mini-pumpkin or gourd. Also featured: self-pick pumpkins and other produce, hayrides, pony rides, picture booths, games and free parking. Call 677-9516.
* HAUNTED CAFE Map Up Productionz presents Haunted Cafe at Sunset Cafe, a family event at Waianae Pililaau rest camp from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 18, 25, 29, 30 and 31 with jumpers, a haunted maze, balloon art, costume contest, face painting, photo booth, spooky movies nightly and more. Tickets cost $8 by Oct. 17, $10 at the door; Fast Pass costs $15. Call 688-7401.
* LION BREAKFAST Kapolei City Lions Club has its annual benefit breakfast from 7 a.m to noon Oct. 19 at Kapolei High cafeteria. Tickets cost $6 at the door for a tasty meal of scrambled eggs, banana muffin, Portuguese sausage, fruit and rice. Proceeds support scholarships and service projects. Call 342-2045.
* SABERS WALK Campbell High PTSA has its inaugural 3K Sabers Walk for the Cure Oct. 19 on campus. Call 687-3006 or visit campbellhigh.org to register.
* SLACK KEY FEST Ewa By Gentry Community Association has its third annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Westside style” from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Hoalauna Park in Ewa Beach, featuring 16 of Hawaii’s best slack-key artists, from Danny Carvalho to Jeff Peterson. Visit slackkeyfestival.com.
* CANSTRUCTION The Canstruction display at Pearlridge Center Uptown closes Oct. 19, also the final day to vote for the People’s Choice Award winner. Call 349-8221.
* PEARL CITY HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 10.1-mile advanced Manana hike Oct. 19 in Pacific Palisades. Visit htmclub.org.
* ACTIVE STORIES Storyteller Ben Moffat entertains at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Ewa Beach Library in “The River of Dreams,” which features puppetry, stilts, magic, music and movement. Call 689-1204.
* HEALTH HELP Financial expert Edward Motosue leads a free seminar on health care coverage for seniors at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Waipahu Library. Call 675-0358.
* FRIGHT NIGHT Kapolei Library presents “Fright Night” at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 with a costume contest, balloon twisting, crafts, pumpkin coloring contest, prizes, judging of staff’s pumpkin carving contest and free goodie bags. Call 693-7050.
* TEEN DRIVERS AAA Hawaii has a “Dare to Prepare” workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Hawaii Okinawa Center for parents and their teenagers (13 to 16) to learn key facts and tools for obtaining a driver’s permit and license. To register, call 529-5027.
* ORGANIZED Simply Organized marks its grand opening with a 5 p.m. blessing Oct. 23 at the new Ewa Beach store (replacing Kapolei) in Laulani Shopping Center, featuring giveaways, drawings and discounts. Also on Oct. 25, the store offers experts to assist customers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and KSSK’s Sweetie Pacarro is on site from noon to 2 p.m. Call 693-8888.
* ZONE CHANGE City planners seek public comment by Oct. 24 on a request from LDS Church to change zoning to permit the building of a church meeting house on Kaahela Street next to Newtown Neighborhood Park. The application is available at the Department of Planning and Permitting and also at Pearlridge Satellite City Hall (Uptown). Call 768-8043.
* HALAWA TREATS Halawa District Park has a costume contest and Trick-or-Treat Lane from 6 p.m. Oct. 24 for grades 6 and under. Call 483-7850.
* SPOOKY TRAIN Hawaiian Railway Society hosts a benefit Spookapalooza Oct. 24-25, with chilly ghost stories on the 20-minute train rides, departing at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. from 91-1001 Renton Road. Snack bar is open 6-9 p.m. Reservations required at 681-5461, and tickets cost $5 cash for ages 3 and up.
* PRESCHOOL FAIR Iroquois Point Preschool hosts a Halloween carnival from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Waterfront at Pu’uloa Beach Park, featuring bounce houses, games, crafts, face painting, balloon art, food, silent auction and live music. Call 499-1279.
* DOG HIKE Hawaiian Humane Society’s Paws on the Path hiking club takes its monthly walk at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25, meeting at the Waimano Ridge trail-head. Call 356-2200.
* PC COSTUMES Pearl City Shopping Center has a costume contest for ages 12 and under at 8 a.m. Oct. 25 at Chuck E. Cheese, featuring Stevo the Clown, and a trick-or-treat parade at 10 a.m. Call 455-2815.
* MASK MAKING Malama Learning Center presents a WithOutWalls (WOW) workshop on paper mache mask making from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at Kapolei High Portable 1, sponsored by HECO. Fee is $15 per person, $40 for families of up to three people. Call 483-0678.
* MARSH HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers meet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at Pouhala Marsh in Waipahu to help restore the wetland and remove invasive plants. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.
* ROYAL MUSIC The Royal Hawaiian Band plays at noon Oct. 25 at Pearlridge Center Uptown. Call 922-5331.