West Oahu Highlights
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* NEW MARKET Prince Kuhio Community Center sponsors The Gathering Place market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24 and each Monday at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, offering food, crafts and entertainment to bring Westside folks together. Vendors may call Megan at 772-6682.
* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 (rescheduled from Dec. 24) at Kapolei High cafeteria. All other area boards are in recess in December. Call 768-3710.
* 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.
* CONCERT UH-West Oahu presents a lunchtime concert and songwriter talk story with Jerry Santos and UHWO faculty from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25 in the dining hall; also featuring the college’s ukulele, slack key guitar and Hawaiian Ensemble (12:30-2:15). Call 689-2357.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 28 at Ewa Town Center Foodland, and Kapolei drives from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the state DAGS office at 601 Kamokila Blvd., 7:45-11:45 a.m. Dec. 2 at Bank of Hawaii, and 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 3 at Island Pacific Academy. Call 848-4770.
* FILIPINO PHOTOS FilCom Center hosts the exhibit, “I Value …” now through Nov. 29, featuring photos by members of the Philippines Alumni Association of Hawaii. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the third floor of the center, 94-428 Mokuola St. Call 680-0451.
* 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.
* WINTER FAIR Hawaii Okinawa Center sponsors a winter craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 30 at 94-587 Ukee St. The event welcomes non-perishable food for Hawaii Foodbank. Call 676-5400.
* GATHERING Prince Kuhio Community Center sponsors The Gathering Place market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15, and each Monday at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, offering food, crafts and entertainment to bring Westside folks together. Vendors may call Megan at 772-6682.
* HOLIDAY IDEAS Palisades Family and Community Education Club demonstrates holiday ideas at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 689-1204.
* CONCERT UH-West Oahu presents a lunchtime concert and songwriter talk story with Henry Kapono and UHWO faculty from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the dining hall. It also features students performing their original songs, plus comments from UHWO music faculty. Call 689-2357.
* ROTARY TALKS Rotary Club of Kapolei meets at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 4 in Kapolei High’s faculty lounge for breakfast and to hear guest speaker Gunther Hasinger, director of astronomy at UH Manoa, who will discuss the expected impact of the 30-meter telescope on Mauna Kea. Also ahead: city Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro speaks Dec. 11 and Hawaiian Electric CEO Alan Oshima speaks Dec. 18. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* KROC FUN Kroc Center presents its free public “A Touch of Christmas” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5 for families, featuring a live Nativity, making gingerbread houses, crafts, snow, a photo booth, “reindeer” rides and food (for sale) at 91-3257 Kualakai Parkway. Call 682-5505.
* CHORUS The UH-West Oahu University Chorus performs holiday music directed by Jeremy Wong at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in Campus Center multipurpose room C-208; also features Kapolei High’s Hurricane Singers, and musicians from the public, students, faculty and staff. For details, email Wong at email@example.com.
* MAOLI CRAFTS Prince Kuhio Community Center and Hawaii Maoli present a Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at 91-1270 Kinoiki St., behind the new Kapolei fire station.The event features giveaways, food entertainment and more than 50 booths. Call 394-0059.
* WREATHS Halawa Xeriscape Garden conducts a wreath-making workshop at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. in Halawa Valley. Fee is $5, and participants should bring their own supplies. For details and to register, call 748-5363.
* 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.
* DECORATIONS Malama Learning Center hosts a workshop with Malila Lagaso on “Natural Holiday Decorations” from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at Kapolei High School Portable 1. Fee is $15 per person or $40 for families of up to three people. Call 483-0678 or visit malamalearningcenter.org.
* 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.
* BOOK SALE The Friends of Kapolei Library conduct their annual holiday book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 offering seasonal books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records and gifts for all ages. Call 693-7050.
* SNOW DAY Kapolei Shopping Center sponsors “Snow Day in Kapolei” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 during its annual Santa Saturday photos and activities. Call 695-4316 or go to inkapolei.com.
* 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.
* PC PARADE Pearl City Shopping Center sponsors its annual Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 from Momilani Elementary School to the shopping center on Ho’olaulea Street, followed by a Cruz Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Marchers include Pearl City High School band, scouts, pageant winners, lion dancers and more. Call 554-8190.
* HO’IKE The UH-West Oahu songwriting class shares songs and stories behind what they’ve learned from assistant professor Jon Magnussen at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 in Campus Center #C-225. Call 689-2357.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at Waikele Center, 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 13 at Aiea Library, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at New Hope Leeward at 480 Kamokila Blvd., and 7:15-11:45 a.m. Dec. 14 at Waikele Center. Call 848-4770.
* LIBRARY MUSIC Melemai Kapu’uwaimai, directed by Marilyn Kim, performs songs and dances of the season at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the free public concert at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.
* EVENING FAIR Hawaii Okinawa Center sponsors its “Evening in Waipio” Craft Fair from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 at 94-587 Ukee St., featuring more than 60 vendors, plus andagi and a silent auction. Call 676-5400.
* KAPOLEI LIGHTS West Oahu’s Electric Light Parade begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at Kapolei fair-grounds, moving to Kapolei Hale for tree-lighting ceremonies and a block party. Call Ross Sasamura at 768-3343.
* WAIPIO PARADE Gentry Waipio Community Association’s Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at Waipio Shopping Center, moves through the community and back to the center, followed by live holiday entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 671-2272.
* SEASON’S BEST Aiea Elementary School hosts a Season’s Best craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Call 683-6064.
* AIEA PARADE Aiea Community Association sponsors its annual Christmas parade at 9 a.m. Dec. 13, moving from the new library on Halewiliko Street to Pearlridge Center. Entry deadline is Nov. 30. Marchers include Aiea High School Band, Alvah Scott Elementary Singers, community groups and Santa Claus. Call 429-1282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* KAENA POINT Hawaii Nature Center leads a moderate 5-mile coastal hike to Kaena Point from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Fee is $10 for nonmembers. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.
* WAIPAHU PARADE Leeward Lions Club sponsors the annual Waipahu Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 14, moving from Waipahu District Park to Waipahu Town Center, where entertainment and festivities are planned from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 621-7216.
* SNOWFLAKES Aiea Library’s Festival of Snowflakes competition accepts entries from grades 6 and under through Dec. 17, and the winning decorated paper snowflakes will be on display Dec. 18. Call 483-7333.
* EWA PARADE Ewa Beach Lions Club sponsors its annual Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Dec. 20, moving from Ilima Intermediate, around the community, and back to the school. The club expects about 1,200 marchers, 80 vehicles, 12 floats and two bands. Call 685-3693.
* 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.
* SLACK KEYYameen Fong will offer spring 2015 classes in beginner slack-key guitar in four weekly meetings at 9 a.m. Thursdays, and ukulele picking at 10 a.m. Thursdays, both at Ewa Mahiko District Park, 91-1145 Renton Road. Classes begin Jan. 22. Call 685-6035 or visit fongsmusic.homestead.com.
* 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. Students age 12 through adults are welcome. 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 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 The 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 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. For details, visit fitwiz-hawaii.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.
* ROLLER DERBY The 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 808derby.com.
* MASTERS SWIM The 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.
* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee works 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 COUNCIL The Central District South Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Moanalua High School Room G104; and 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.
* COMIC JAMS Pearlridge Center hosts Comic Jam Hawaii from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays at Downtown center court, welcoming fans, and professional and amateur artists who will gather and create cartoons while talking story. Call 488-0981.
* ROTARY P.M. The Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Roy’s Ko Olina, second floor, for a program and light dinner. Cost is $20. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* ROTARY A.M. Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Call 722-1489 or email email@example.com.
* STORIES Kapolei Library offers free, interactive children’s storytime sessions at 10 a.m. each Monday and Thursday for ages 3 to 5. Call 693-7050.
* MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market at Momilani Community Center offers about 20 vendors plus a new family activity from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays at 715 Hoomoana St. Call Kasey at 341-0568.
* MAKEKE MARKET Kapolei High School has a farmers’ and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the school parking lot, offering more than 30 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts, demonstrations and cultural presentations. Co-sponsors are Malama Learning Center and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Call 697-3599.
* EWA MARKET A Mahiku Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at The Waterfront at Pu’uola, 5105 Iroquois Ave. Call 225-4002.
* WAIPIO MARKET Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.
* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays 7-8 a.m. at Halawa District Park and 9-10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays from 7-8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30-11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. For more information, call 522-7088.
* AIEA MARKET Pearlridge Center hosts a weekly farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays by the highway fronting Sears and Zippy’s, featuring music, prizes and keiki activities. Visit alamoanafarmersmarket.co m.
* 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. Call 946-7233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* BUDDHISTS Kapolei Buddhist Sangha conducts Sunday services at 9 a.m. at American Renaissance Academy at Barbers Point, including Dharma school for keiki. Call Rev. Bert Sumikawa at 221-9661.
* XERISCAPE Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers free Brown Bag tours from noon to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday, inviting employees on lunch break to enjoy the garden (748-5363). Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays for self-guided tours. Call 748-5041.
* PET FOOD DRIVE The Kapolei and Pearl City PETCO stores accept unopened, unexpired dry pet food daily for the Hawaiian Humane Society to help owners better afford to feed their dogs and cats. Call 356-2217.
* STAR SIGHTINGS Ko Olina hosts “Stars Above Hawaii,” an astronomical star show at 8, 9 and 10 nightly by reservation at 291-2464.
* TOASTMASTERS Pearl City Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. every first and third Tuesday in the Mokihana Room of Pearlridge Gardens & Tower (98-1042 Moanalua Road). Call 780-2066. CHECK * BOXING BOXFIT808 in Aiea holds a “Women-Only Boxing Class” Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Call 256-1770 or visit boxfit808.com.
* CHORALE New singers are invited to join the Kapolei Chorale at its rehearsals, held at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday in Makakilo. The group features sopranos, altos, tenors and basses for four-part harmony. Call Judy at 381-2063.
* HULA KAPOLEI Na Pua O Kekoolani conducts hula classes at 4 p.m. Thursdays for keiki (ages 4 to 12), and 4:45 p.m. Thursdays for teens and wahine in the Makakilo-Kapolei area. Call 258-3930.
* WAIPAHU CLUB The city has weekly activities and programs for two senior citizen clubs in Waipahu: Waipahu Cosmopolitans at 9 a.m. Fridays (678-0871) and Waipahu Seniors at 9 a.m. Wednesdays (675-7129).