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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 by Nov. 7 in order for them to be considered for the Nov. 14 edition.

* MEDICARE Kaiser Permanente presents its Straight-Talk Seminar on Medicare at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 and 9 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. RSVP to 1-877-418-5912.

* TAIKO DRUMS Kenny Endo’s Taiko Ensemble entertains at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Waipahu Library. Call 675-0358.

* SENIOR SUMMIT Kaiser Permanente presents “Pelvic Floor Strengthening and Fall Prevention” at 9 a.m. Nov. 7 at Leeward YMCA, covering exercises to reduce incontinence as well as fall-prevention strategies. Call 671-6495.

* CIVIL WAR TALKS Kapolei Library presents a series of public readings and discussions exploring the U.S. Civil War at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 (Making Sense of Shiloh), Nov. 28 (The Shape of War), Dec. 5 (War and Freedom) and Dec. 19 (Hawaii and Hawaiians in the Civil War). Call 693-7050.

* NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

* RESTORATION The Pearl Harbor-Hickam Restoration Advisory Board meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Aiea Elementary cafeteria to discss topics of area interest with the public. Call geologist Rachel Gilhooly at 356-5343.

* BUSINESS AID The U.S. Small Business Administration conducts an SBA Resource Day for business owners from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Pearlridge branch of Bank of Hawaii. Call 541-2990, ext. 211.

* ROYAL MUSIC The Royal Hawaiian Band performs a free concert at noon Nov. 8 at Leeward Community College. Call 922-5331.

* BOOK SALE Waipahu Library hosts a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9, featuring the Friends of Waipahu Library cookbook, Flavors from a Plantation Town, for $10. All proceeds benefit the library. Call 728-1008.

* LOCAL DINING Leeward Community College’s Special Events culinary class presents “Earth to Plate” dining at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the The Pearl restaurant on campus. Tickets cost $70, or $85 with wine. Call 455-0298.

* FEAST, FILM The Salvation Army Kroc Center hosts Friday Night Family Feast and Movie nights at 6:30 p.m. (dinner buffet) and 8 p.m. (movie) Nov. 9 and 16 at 91-3257 Kualakai Parkway. Admission is $43.95 for adults and $29.95 for keiki ages 3 to 11. Call 682-5505.

* TENNIS DEADLINE Signups are due Nov. 9 to enter the Lana Hudson Fund doubles tennis tournament, set for 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 24 on the Central Oahu Regional Park courts. The late Lana Anela Soares Hudson was an avid tennis player and strong supporter of autism awareness on behalf of her granddaughter. Fee is $35. Call 358-7061.

* COFFEE HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts his monthly coffee hour at 8 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* EAT STREETS The Kapolei High senior class and Street Grindz present “Eat the Street” and a community fair from 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the school stadium, with food trucks, crafters, prizes and entertainment. Call Lolita at 692-8200, ext. 2246.

* WAIPIO SWAPS Waipio Shopping Center hosts a swap meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the center, 94-1040 Waipio Uka St. Call Marisa at 722-6467.

* CENTERPIECE Halawa Xeriscape Garden conducts a workshop on making succulent Thanksgiving centerpieces at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $10. Call 748-5363.

* CAREGIVERS The AARP Hawaii sponsors a free mini-conference, “Caring for Family, Caring for Yourself,” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 at the FilCom Center in Waipahu. To register in advance, call 1-877-926-8300. Donations of brown rice Lanakila Meals on Wheels and canned goods for Hawaii Foodbank are welcome.

* CHARGERS AID Pearl City High School Athletic Department hosts a benefit from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 11 at Ige’s Restaurant & 19th Puka with a pupu buffet, no-host bar and music by Jon Basebase, Noah Juan & Friends, and the Royal Kunia Street Band. Tickets cost $25 at Ige’s or by calling Reid at the school, 454-5500.

* PARADE SIGNUPS Deadline is Nov. 11 to enter the Pearl City Christmas Parade, set for 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Momilani Elementary School down to Pearl City Shopping Center. Call 593-1533.

* VETERANS DAY All public schools and libraries are closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

* WET VETERANS Wet n’ Wild Hawaii marks Veteran’s Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in Kapolei with free admission for active duty and veteran military members. On the program at noon is an autograph session with UFC fighter Chris “The Crippler” Legen, a Halo 4 tournament, mechanical bull-riding competition, plus other promotions with Mountain Dew and a surfing contest at 1 p.m. Call 674-9283.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pali Momi Medical Center conference room and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tony Group Autoplex in Waipio. Call 848-4770.

* HOLIDAY IDEAS Volunteers with Family and Community Education share ideas for crafting gifts, decorations and food for the holidays at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Waipahu Library. Call 729-3938.

* WAIKELE GOLF The second annual Golf Bytes Turkey Scramble is set for noon Nov. 14 at Waikele Country Club, for business and technology pros and the general public. Proceeds go toward a scholarship fund for the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training at the UH community colleges. Fee is $120 per player or $320 for a team of three. Call 673-0672.

* MIDDLE AGES Native American C.R. Greywolf presents “The Middle Ages: Eastern Asia” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Kapolei Library, featuring handcrafted weapons, demonstrations and audience participation. Call 693-7050.

* COLLEGE FORMS Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education conducts a college application event at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Waipahu High School for seniors, offering help with the process from experts. Call Lesli at 956-5443.

* MANGA ART Author, illustrator and award-winning MidWeek cartoonist Roy Chang discusses Manga style creations from his new chapter book, Cacy and Kiara and the Curse of the Ki’i, at 11 a.m. Nov 17 at Aiea Library (483-7333). Some proceeds from book sales benefit the public library system.

* GIFT WRAP Evelyn Nakamura conducts a class in creating furoshiki (Japanese-style reusable gift wrapping) at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* US VETS RUN The eighth annual Patriot Run/Walk 5K takes place starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Waterfront at Puuloa in Ewa Beach. For more information, call Bernadette at 672-2984 or visit

* PARROTS Aloha Hawaiian Parrot Asso-ciation meets for potluck lunch and a guest speaker at noon Nov. 18 at Blaisdell Park in Pearl City. Avian veterinarian Brian Walsh discusses parrot care. Call 381-5545.

* FLEA MARKET Waipahu Project Grad 2012 has a benefit flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Waipahu Longs Drugs. Call 216-7449.

* MARSH CLEANUP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers clean up Pouhala Marsh from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 15. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

* KAUILA CLARK AID Voyage of Aloha Community sponsors a cultural festival to benefit Kauila Clark from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Lanikuhonua in Kapolei. Clark, a Kapolei resident, traditional cultural practitioner and board chairman of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, is recuperating from a heart attack and surgery. Planned are lomilomi, lua demonstrations, food, hula, crafts, storytelling, exhibits and music by Kawika Kahiapo and others. Email


* 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.

* ZUMBA Kaiser Permanente has Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 24-Dec. 12 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Fee is $6.50 per class for non-members. Call 432-2260.

* ZUMBA Waipahu United Church of Christ hosts Zumba classes from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday for both active seniors and beginners. Fee is $3. The church is at 94-330 Mokuola St. and has an unsupervised-but-visible child play space. Call 551-5781 or 677-3317.

* LIBRARY KEIKI Pearl City Library offers a free storytime and crafts session at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 5 for keiki ages 2-5. Also, Puzzletime meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 6 for toddlers ages 1 1/2 to 3 with stories, singalongs and fun. Call 453-6566.

* HULA CLASSES Halau Hula ‘O Kana Kapeka of Aiea is registering students of all ages and experience for fall classes in hula and Tahitian dance, to be held at St. Elizabeth Church Hall. Call 255-4001.

* ROLLER DERBY The West Oahu Roller Derby’s Aloha City Rollers practice and train evenings at a track at Kalaeloa. Men and women age 18 and older are welcome as new players or referees. Positive attitude and team-work required. Go to or email

* 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

* 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 .* 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.

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