West Oahu Highlights
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* WEST SIDE DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7 p.m. Oct. 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.
* ROSS SIGNS The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Mission Memorial conference room on a request from Ross Dress for Less (Pearlridge) to hang a sign plus three wall signs that exceed the permitted maximum number and/or height. Call 768-8026.
* VOTING Walk-in voting is open at Kapolei Hale (and Honolulu Hale) Oct. 21 to Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Absentee ballot requests are due to the City Clerk by Oct. 28, and the general election is Nov. 4. Call 453-8683.
* 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.
* NATIVE SCHOLARS UH West Oahu’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars Manulani Aluli Meyer and MA’O Organic Farms co-founder Kukui Maunakea-Forth discuss the role of Hawaiian knowledge and practices from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the campus center multipurpose room C208. The public is welcome. Call 689-2312.
* SCHOOL CLOSURES Public schools will be closed Oct. 22 for Teachers Institute Day.
* HEALTH COVERAGE 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 offers 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, email email@example.com or call 529-5027.
* NEIGHBORS Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Kapolei High cafeteria, Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at FilCom Center, and Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Waiau District Park. Call 768-3710.
* EWA DANCE The Ewa Beach chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 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..
* 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 has experts on hand to assist with customer needs 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 Timothy Hata at 768-8043.
* HALAWA TREATS Halawa District Park hosts a costume contest and Trick-or-Treat Lane from 6 p.m. Oct. 24 for grades 6 and under. Call 483-7850.
* WAHINE SOCCER The UH Rainbow Wahine soccer team plays UC Davis at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Waipio Soccer Complex, and admission is free. Visit hawaiiathletics.com.
* AIEA ROTARY Pearlridge Rotary Club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at Pearl Country Club, featuring gubernatorial candidate David Ige as guest speaker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* FEMINIST TALKS UH West Oahu continues its feminist philosopher lecture series at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 24 in D-151 on “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. Call 689-2356.
* SPOOKY TRAIN Hawaiian Railway Society has a benefit Spookapalooza Oct. 24 and 25, offering chilly ghost stories on 20-minute train rides, which depart from 91-1001 Renton Road at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Snack bar is open 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations are required at 681-5461, and tickets cost $5 cash for ages 3 and up.
* HAUNTED PLANTATION Hawaii’s Plantation Village turns into the Haunted Plantation from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 24-26 and 30-31 at 94-695 Waipahu St. Admission is $15. For details, call 783-8381; for ghost story reservations, call 677-0110.
* CRIME STORIES Kapolei Library presents “Talk Story, Write a Story” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25, featuring members of Sisters in Crime, Hawaii chapter, who will share tips on crime writing and answer questions. Call 693-7050.
* PRESCHOOL FAIR Iroquois Point Preschool has 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, a 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, with Stevo the Clown and a trick-or-treat parade at 10 a.m. Call 455-2815.
* KA’ONOHI WORK Volunteers meet to help restore the garden at Ka’onohi (above Sumida watercress farm at Pearlridge) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Call 397-8685 or email email@example.com.
WAIPAHU RECYCLES Waipahu Intermediate School conducts a Going Green recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25, welcoming all kinds of items. Call Rene at 291-6151.
* 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 School 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.
* FALL FEST West Oahu Community Church hosts its third annual Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at 423 Bougainville Ave. in Kapolei. The event has games for children in preschool through grade 5, hot dogs, popcorn and cold drinks — all free. Call Pastor Dave at 457-9311.
* RAIN BARRELS Halawa Xeriscape Garden presents a Rain Barrel Catchment workshop at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $35, including class and a pre-drilled, 55-gallon water catchment barrel. Lecture only is $5. Call 748-5363 by Oct. 24.
* GIFT WRAP Evelyn Nakamura presents “Furoshiki: Alternative Gift Wrapping” at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at Aiea Library, 99-374 Pohai Place. Call 483-7333.
* CRAB FEST Paradise Cove presents its first Crab Fest from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 in its Ocean Garden at Ko Olina, featuring a chef-made crab feast for $40, as well as food booths, entertainment, keiki activities, prizes, crab races and more. Cove admission is $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 791-3830.
* PUMPKIN FEST Aloun Farms’ 14th annual Pumpkin Festival is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 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 receive a free mini-pumpkin or gourd. The festival also features self-pick pumpkins and other produce, hayrides, pony rides, picture booths, games and free parking. Call 677-9516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Aiea High library, and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Leeward Community College. Call 848-4770.
* 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. 25, 29, 30 and 31 with jumpers, a haunted maze, balloon art, costume contest and more. Tickets cost $10 at the door; Fast Pass costs $15. Call 688-7401.
* OPEN COCKPIT Pacific Aviation Museum sponsors a free Open Cockpit Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, with one of its historic aircraft plus a chance to talk story with pilots. Call 441-1007.
* SPOOKY HOUSE Waipahu Library hosts a children’s Halloween party at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29, featuring a Spooky House, not-so-scary stories and trick-or-treating. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. the Spooky House becomes a Haunted House for ages 12 and older. Call 675-0358.
* TAKAI SPEAKS Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 30 to hear from U.S. Rep. candidate Mark Takai at its breakfast meeting in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Email email@example.com.
* HAPPY HAUNTING Kapolei Shopping Center presents Halloween fun from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 with a mini pumpkin patch, treats, discounts, pumpkin decorating and other activities for keiki. Visit inkapolei.com.
* KAPOLEI TREATS Kapolei Marketplace merchants welcome trick-ortreaters from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Visit shopkapolei.com.
* PEARLRIDGE TREATS Pearlridge Center sponsors a Halloween Spooktacular of trick-or-treating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 with treat stations throughout the mall for costumed children under 12. Call 488-0981.
* HALLOWEEN BASH Pearl City Foundation has its annual Halloween Bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Momilani Community Center, 715 Hoomoana St., with a costume contest, carnival games, prizes, food and trick-or-treating. Call 456-2073.
* WAIPIO SWAP MEET Waipio Shopping Center sponsors a pre-holiday swap meet and craft fair from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 1, offering a variety of items and gifts. Call 722-6467.
* PAINT AWAY Ewa Beach CBDO hosts “Paint the Night Away,” a fundraiser from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Russo’s restaurant at Laulani Village Shopping Center in Ewa. Create your own masterpiece, step by step. Fee is $55. Visit paint-thenightaway.net for reservations.
* HARVEST FEST Pearl City Highlands Elementary School has a Harvest Festival Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1, featuring crafts, food, a kids zone and more at 1419 Waimano Home Road. Call 453-6470.
* DISCOVERY FAIR Leeward Community College hosts a Discovery Fair for families from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1, featuring interactive science activities, games, exhibits, entertainment, plant sales, food, safety awareness and a free document shredding service (from 10 a.m.). Call 455-0011.
* BAZAAR Waipahu Hongwanji Mission has its annual bazaar from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 at 94-821 Kuhaulua St., featuring crafts, baked goods, plants, food and white elephant items. Call 626-7939 or 677-4221.
* KAPOLEI BOOTHS Vendors may apply until Nov. 5 to join Kapolei High School’s “Hurricane Eatz: Best in the West” fair, set for 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the school stadium. Fee is $100. Email firstname.lastname@example.org s or call 305-8023.
* FILM TALKS UH-West Oahu hosts a Creative Media Masters series, free and open to the public, at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 and 6 in the library, with leading film composer John Ottman Nov. 5 and Roger and Julie Corman (producer-director team) Nov. 6. Call 689-2604.
* EXERCISE Pamela Lara presents an introductory class in “Got F.I.T. (Females in Action),” a body sculpting dance exercise group fitness workout, at 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at Waterfront at Pu’uloa in Ewa Beach under the cabana, 5105 Iroquois Ave. Call 312-402-0643.
* CHEF SHOWCASE Chef Ronnie Nasuti joins LCC culinary students at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Pearl for the fall semester Chef Showcase Dinner. Tickets cost $85 with wine, $70 without. Call 455-0528.
* LCC STAGE Leeward Community College Theatre presents the magical fairy tale Clockwork Nov. 7-9 and 14-16 on the main stage. Call 455-0380.