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West Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu. Fax items to 585-6324 or email one week ahead of the Wednesday publication date.

* PAU HANA Kapolei Middle School is the venue for Pau Hana with Congressman Ed Case from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 9. Call 389-5081.

* SKIN CARE Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic presents a free Senior Summit lecture on Basic Skin Care with licensed aesthetician Dawnelle Sunada at 10 a.m. July 9 at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2235.

* BIO-SAFETY UH Manoa and medical school officials brief the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 11 at Kapolei High cafeteria on plans to build the Pacific Health Research Laboratory (for bio-safety studies and vaccine development) on two acres of land at Kalaeloa. Go to

* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. July 9 at Aiea Library, and Ewa meets at 7 p.m. July 12 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9 at the Pearl City Police Station squad room, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 14 at Kapolei Shopping Center by Safeway, and 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 15 at Ewa Town Center Foodland. Call 848-4770.

* BALLROOM Kapolei’s Ballroom Dance chapter registers students July 9 and 16 at Kapolei Elementary cafeteria for classes in nightclub two-step, waltz and mambo. Classes started July 2, and meet for eight Monday nights. For details, call 781-2076.

* BALLROOM Pearl-ridge’s Ballroom Dance chapter registers students at 7 p.m. July 10 at Waimalu Elementary School for classes in merengue, tango and salsa. Classes meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks at the school beginning July 3. Call 488-3935.

* BALLROOM Pearl City’s Ballroom Dance chapter registers students from 7 to 8 p.m. July 10 at Manana Elementary cafeteria for classes in merengue, tango and salsa. Classes meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks at the school beginning July 3. Call 456-2129.

* ESTATE PLANS The Salvation Army’s Kroc Corps Community Center hosts a free Lunch & Learn seminar on estate planning and charitable giving from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 11 at 91-3275 Kualakai Parkway in Ewa Beach. Call 440-1865.

* KIEWIT HEARING The city Planning Commission conducts a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. July 11 in the Mission Memorial conference room on a request from Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. to allow a temporary construction and maintenance yard (for rail transit) on AG-1 land near Farrington Highway and Pipeline Road in Ewa. Call 768-8007.

* ROLLER DERBY Aloha City Rollers conducts a boot camp for qualified new skaters beginning July 11. Email

* TECH TALK Hawaii Technology Academy, a K-12 “blended” charter school, hosts a meet-and-greet at 2 p.m. July 12 at its learning center, 94-810 Moloalo St. in Waipahu for interested families. Call 676-5444.

* HART TALK Dan Grabauskas, executive director for HART, is guest speaker at 7:30 a.m. July 12 at the Kapolei Rotary Club meeting in the Kapolei High School faculty lounge. Email

* SMALL BUSINESS The U.S. Small Business Administration sponsors SBA Resource Days for free confidential consultations with specialists from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12 at the Pearlridge branch of American Savings Bank and July 25 at the Pearl Highlands branch of Central Pacific Bank. Call 541-2990, ext. 211.

* CHARITY GOLF The Joshua Neves Children’s Foundation sponsors its second annual Charity Golf Tournament at noon July 13 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club. Fee is $145 per person or $435 for three-player team, and proceeds support bereavement programs for Hawaii families who have lost a child. Max and Erica Neves’ 3-year-old son Joshua died suddenly of swine flu in 2009. Register at or call 292-2304.

* KUNIA MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue presents Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. July 13 and 27 on the second floor of the Times building in Royal Kunia. Call 888-6087.

* BON DANCES Waipahu Hongwanji celebrates the obon season with dancing at 7 p.m. (after 6 p.m. service) July 13-14 at 94-821 Kuhaulua St. (677-4221); Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of Hawaii has dancing from 6 to 9:30 p.m. July 13-14 at 2280 Auhuhu St. in Pearl City (455-3212).

* FRINGE FUNDS Pearl City High School’s drama department presents summer benefit shows at 7 p.m. July 13-14 and 27-28 at Pearl City Cultural Center to help pay for its 26-student troupe to attend the Fringe Festival in Scotland next year. Admission is $10 plus a $10 donation. Call 429-7647 or email

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized has a free workshop on “Crafty Organization” with Donna Glatzel at 1 p.m. July 14 at its Kapolei store, 889 Kamokila Blvd. Call 529-5801.

* COFFEE HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara meets residents for a coffee hour at 8 a.m. July 14 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* COSTUME PARTY Chris the Clown hosts a Hall of Heroes costume party for ages 12 and younger from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m July 14 at Pearlridge Center Uptown, featuring a costume contest, a dozen local cartoon artists, balloon creations, prizes and entertainment. Call 488-0981.

* ZUMBA GOLD Pearl-ridge Center offers free Zumba Gold classes from 8 to 9:15 a.m. July 14, 21 and 28 Uptown, second level in the former Borders space. Call 488-0981.

* COURSE DEADLINE Deadline is July 15 to register for Leeward Community College’s “Men in Transition” fall course, which will meet at noon Fridays. Classes begin in late August. Go to

* MARINA MEETING City Councilman Tom Berg sponsors a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. July 18 at Ewa Beach Library on Haseko’s plan to omit a marina and add a pool to its Ewa Beach development project. Call 768-5001.

* HEALING Grand-master Hong Liu presents a free program on natural healing of respiratory illnesses at 12:30 p.m. July 18 at Aiea Elementary cafeteria, including herbal patches, exercise and nutrition tips. Call 533-1333.

* SCHOOL DRIVES State Rep. Henry Aquino sponsors his second annual school supply drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Waipahu Town Center by longs, to collect items for August Ahrens and Waipahu elementary school students. For specific items needed, call 586-6520.

* BRITISH SOCCER A British Coaches Youth Soccer Camp is planned for July 23-27 at Waiau Recreation Field. Call Carol Horvath at 800-878-2167, ext. 239 or go to

* FAIR VENDORS The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair seeks vendors and sponsors for its second annual event Sept. 8. Email or call 682-0111.

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