West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by April 29 to be considered for the May 6 edition, or call 529-4850.

NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. April 28 at Waiau District Park. Call 768-3710.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 at Pearlridge Center Downtown, and 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4 at Aiea High library. Call 848-4770.

AG LANDS The city Department of Planning and Permitting hosts a meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 29 in Kapolei Hale conference rooms A-C to gather public input on how to identify and map Oahu’s Important Agricultural Lands. (The original date was postponed because of the ZipMobile snafu.) Visit honoluludpp.org or mapoahuagland.com.

ACTOR’S TAKEActor and director Justin Chon (21 & Over, The Twilight Saga films) discusses his career and creative influences and will take qu estions at 12:30 p.m. April 30 in UH West Oahu Library, as part of the Creative Media Masters Series. Call 689-2604.

GOP CONVENTION Republican Party of Hawaii has its 2015 state convention from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 at Salvation Army Kroc Center, 91-3257 Kualakai Parkway. Visit gophawaii.com.

ROLLER DERBYAloha City Rollers stage its annual Star Wars Scrimmage at 4:30 p.m. May 2 at Mililani Hockey Rink, 95-1000 Makaunulau St. The team practices in Kapolei and Mililani. Visit 808derby.com.

BONSAI Pearl City Bonsai Club plans its annual bonsai show and plant fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 2 at Pearl Ridge Elementary cafeteria, complete with exhibits, tips, pots and bonsai tools for sale. Email pearlcitybonsai@hawaii-bonsaiassoc.org.

SOCCER Leeward AYSO 269 (Kapolei to Makaha) registers players age 4-18 from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2 at Kapolei Middle School, Building E, and 4 to 6 p.m. May 16 at Nanakuli High cafeteria. Early registration fee is $75 (until May 31, then $85), which includes uniform, insurance and photo package. Make checks payable to AYSO 269; credit cards welcome. Seasons start in August and September, depending on age. Visit leewardayso269.com.

BENEFIT GOLF St. Francis Healthcare Foundation’s 14th Golf Healthy Challenge is set for 9:30 a.m. May 7 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach. Fee is $1,250 for a three-person team, and proceeds support St. Francis Kupuna Village on the Liliha campus. Call 547-8031.

MAKE-A-WISH Make-A-Wish Hawaii sponsors its annual gala at 6:30 p.m. May 9 at Disney’s Aulani resort in Ko Olina with food, fun and entertainment for guests, who are asked to wear white for hope. Call 537-3118.

SUCCULENTS Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers a Succulent Framed Art workshop at 10:30 a.m. May 9 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $10. To register by May 8, call 748-5363.

GRAFTING Oahu Urban Garden Center’s “Stroll the Gardens” day is from 9 a.m. to noon May 9 featuring a workshop on grafting fruit trees at 9:15 a.m. ($35 preregistration fee), plus a plant sale and a Master Gardeners’ answer booth at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 453-6050.

LEEWARD L’ULU The annual Leeward Culinary Arts gala is set for 6 to 9 p.m. May 9 when 13 celebrity chefs and local cultivators join up to present a fine-dining menu, entertainment and silent auction at The Pearl. Tickets cost $100 ($125 after May 2) and proceeds support culinary scholarships. Call 455-0300 or 455-0298.

XERISCAPE Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers workshops with Diane Moses at 10:30 a.m. at 99-1268 Iwaena St. on the following dates: Succulent framed art May 9, Five simple steps to a beautiful garden May 23, and Terracotta madness May 30. For fees and to reserve a space, call 748-5363.

OCEAN SAFETY Na Kama Kai seeks volunteers to help with its May 10 ocean safety clinics for youths at Ewa Beach Park. Call 864-9164.

FOOTBALL The Ewa Beach Hurricanes program is registering intermediate and elementary players, and recruiting coaches and parent help. Apply to ewabeachhurricanes@gmail.com or call 232-4449.


JIU-JITSU The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Kapolei offers family-oriented instruction for all age and skill levels. Call 782-8590 or email cjjfkapolei@gmail.com.

FITNESS R.I.P.P.E.D. Fitness leads a complete one-hour workout at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Momilani Rec Center covering cardio, agility, resistance and endurance. Call 676-9677.

CHORALE New singers are invited to join Kapolei Chorale at its rehearsals, held at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in Kapolei. The group features sopranos, altos, tenors and basses for four-part harmony. Call Judy at 623-4045.

SLACK KEY Yameen Fong teaches 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. Call 685-6035 or visit fongsmusic.homestead.com.

GATHERING Prince Kuhio Community Center hosts The Gathering Place market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, offering food, crafts and entertainment to bring Westside folks together. Vendors may call Megan at 772-6682.