West Oahu Highlights
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* CROP INSURANCE Lind Insurance Services gives an overview on crop insurance from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at Pearl City Urban Garden Center. Call 622-4185.
* MARCHING BANDS Aloha Stadium hosts the 39th annual Oahu Marching Band Festival at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 featuring nine bands, including Pearl City, Aiea and Kapolei high schools. Admission is $7 and $5. Call 454-5655.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Pearl City High School, and 7-11 a.m. Nov. 28 at the Ewa Town Center Foodland. Call 848-4770.
* VOTING The general election is Nov. 4, with area precincts open from 7 a.m to 6 p.m. All public schools, libraries and other government services are closed.
* 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 email@example.com 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.
* CHEF SHOWCASE Chef Ronnie Nasuti joins Leeward CC 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 CC Theatre presents the magical fairy tale Clockwork at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15 and 4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16 on the main stage. Tickets cost $25, $20 and $15. Call 455-0380.
* AQUAPONICS Halawa Xeriscape Garden plans a workshop on “Economical Aquaponics” at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at 99-1268 Iwaena St., featuring staff from HappyPonics Farm. Fee is $5. Register at 748-5363 by Nov. 7.
* ARBOR DAY Pearl City Urban Garden Center celebrates Arbor Day with a tree/shrub giveaway starting at 7 a.m. Nov. 8 while supplies last, one per family, in cooperation with HECO. The event also features a mini-plant sale, plant clinic, self-guided tours and demonstrations at 92-200 Farrington Hwy. Call 453-6050.
* NISHIHARA HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts a coffee hour at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.
* UNITARIANS Unitarian Universalist Leeward Ohana Group has its monthly service at 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at Island Pacific Academy secondary school library (third floor) in Kapolei, followed by a potluck. Sermon is “Science and Humanism, Roadblocks to God?” Everyone is welcome. Call 595-4047.
* SABRES RECYCLE Campbell High School conducts a Going Green recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8, welcoming all kinds of items from metal to computers, reusable clothing, HI-5 containers and more. Call 291-6151.
* SENIOR CRAFTS Senior Residence of Kapolei has a craft fair from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 offering crafts, gifts and holiday items at 91-1034 Namahoe St. Call 744-9542.
* HONGWANJI FAIR Pearl City Hongwanji has a craft fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at 858 2nd St., featuring crafts, produce, plants, flowers, baked goods, sushi, a cookbook and white elephant sale. Call 455-1680.
* MEMORIAL GOLF The third annual Dayne Carvalho Memorial/Suicide Awareness Golf Tournament is set for noon Nov. 10 at Hawaii Prince Golf Course with proceeds going to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and to a scholarship fund for Leeward college students studying the arts. Call 255-8968.
* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the new Aiea Library, Ewa meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Ewa Beach Library, Waipahu at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at FilCom Center, Pearl City at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Waiau District Park, and Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Kapolei High cafeteria. For updates, call 768-3710.
* VETERANS Battleship Missouri Memorial hosts a free sunset ceremony honoring veterans at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11 on Ford Island. Open to the public, the program includes talks by Navy admirals Richard Williams and Robert Kihune. Call 455-1600, ext. 246.
* SCHOOLS CLOSED All public schools and libraries are closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
* STARGAZING Staff and students from the UH Institute for Astronomy visit Kapolei Library at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 to share a peek at the night sky through their binoculars and telescopes. Call 693-7050.
* KOREAN TALES Storyteller Bonnie Kim presents “Long Long Ago, When Tiger Smoked: Animal Tales from Korea” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Waipahu Library, using shadow puppets and marionettes. Call 675-0358.
* FEMINIST TALK UH West Oahu continues its feminist philosopher lecture series at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 in D-151 on “Feminism, then and now — what happened?” with KCC philosophy professor Sharon Rowe. Call 689-2356.
* JOB SKILLS The city partners with Ewa CBDO to sponsor an open registration day for a job skills program aimed at young adults. Signups run from 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Campbell Square parking lot garage on Haumea Street. Call Christiane at 778-3230.
* WAIPAHU ’72 Waipahu Class of 1972 throws a 60th birthday bash with food, fun and entertainment from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at The Ville at Park Row, Ewa Villages Golf Course. Fee is $30 with no-host bar. Email firstname.lastname@example.org..
* VETS RUN The 10th annual Patriotic Glow 5K Run is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Pointer Field in Kalaeloa, along with a program of keiki activities, food trucks, vendors, contests and a glow store from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Call 672-2984, 372-8885 or visit usvetsinc.org/barberspoint.
* WAIPAHU TASTE Waipahu Community Association sponsors its “Taste of Waipahu” street festival from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 on Waipahu Depot Street and at Waipahu Festival Marketplace. Call 677-6939.
* FENG SHUI Three area libraries host free “Feng Shui in Hawaii” talks by author Clear Englebert, covering problems and solutions for Oahu homes: Kapolei Library at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15 (693-7050), Aiea Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 (483-7333), and Ewa Beach Library at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 (689-1204).
* PEACE PLAY Ohana Arts presents the youth musical Peace on your Wings Nov. 20-22 at Leeward CC Theater, inspired by a girl’s life in Japan after the bombing of Hiroshima. Call 744-5501 or email email@example.com.
* PALISADES PA’INA Palisades Rec Center sponsors a “Pau Hana Pa’ina” from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 at 2160 A’amanu St., with heavy pupus, drinks and entertainment for ages 21 and older with ID. Tickets cost $25 presale, $30 at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
* MARSH HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers help restore Pouhala Marsh in Waipahu from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22 and Dec. 20. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.
* E-WASTE Pacific Corporate Solutions takes e-waste items for recycling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Pearl City Highlands Elementary School, 1419 Waimano Home Road. No TV sets, alkaline batteries, microwaves or home appliances can be accepted. Call 488-8870.
* PCHS FAIR Pearl City High School has a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in the cafeteria to benefit its special education department. Call 454-5666.
* SOCIAL SECURITY Nelson Secretario discusses “Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Income” at 6:30 p.m. Nov 25 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 689-1204.
* SNOW DAY Kapolei Commons presents Snow Day from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 29 in the parking lot, featuring “20 tons of real Hawaiian snow,” Santa photos, entertainment, balloons, face painting, exhibits and more. Visit thekapoleicommons.com.
* GABBARD TALK State Sen. Mike Gabbard hosts a Listen Story hour at 9 a.m. Nov. 29 in the Kapolei High teachers lounge. Call 586-6830.
* HOLIDAY IDEAS Palisades Family and Community Education Club shares holiday ideas at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 689-1204.
* MUSEUM GALA Pacific Aviation Museum sponsors its annual “Destinations & Dreams” benefit gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6 at the museum’s hangars, featuring guest speaker Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and emcee David Hartman, and honoring Adm. Ronald Hays. Tickets cost $250. For details on this and other events at the museum, call 441-1006.
* KAPOLEI DRIVE Kapolei High School conducts a Going Green recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6, welcoming all kinds of items from metal to computers, reusable clothing, HI-5 containers and more. Call 291-6151.
* USS ARIZONA The USS Arizona hosts the Blackened Canteen Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, an annual event of peace and reconciliation that commemorates the 73rd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion at Pacific Aviation Museum. Call 441-1006.
* PALISADES HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 5.8-mile intermediate hike to ‘Iliahi Ridge in Pacific Palisades at 8 a.m. Dec. 7. Visit htmclub.org.
* 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 are offered 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.
* SLACK KEYYameen Fong conducts beginner slack-key guitar classes at 9 a.m. Thursdays 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 evenings or visit fongsmusic.homestead.com.
* WAIPAHU ZUMBA Zumba classes with Sexy Crew are conducted 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. Students age 12 through adult are welcome. 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’S HELPAn 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 email@example.com.
* HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha O Hula halau offers adult beginner classes at 6 p.m. and intermediate classes at 7:10 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 Toni Anduha at 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. Visit fitwizhawaii.com.
* 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.
* KEIKI COUNCIL Central District South Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday in Moanalua High School Room G104; the Leeward council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday at the State of Hawaii building, 601 Kamokila Blvd. in Kapolei All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.
* MASTERS SWIM Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has a U.S. Masters swimming program at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call 677-8849.