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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 cchang@midweek.com by Nov. 20 in order for them to be considered for the Nov. 28 edition.

* GIFT IDEAS Volunteers with Family and Community Education demonstrate Christmas gift and decorating ideas at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 689-1204.

* COMIC JAM Comic Jam Hawaii returns to Pearlridge Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 Uptown near Hot Unique Images, where cartoonists will create a project together. Call 488-0981.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21 at Pearl City High School, 7:30-11 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Kapolei police station lobby on Kamokila Boulevard, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25 at Waikele Center, and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Leeward Community College. Call 848-4770.

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building features Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, and Tony Kato and Ken Leung playing traditional jazz at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Artist of the month is Charis Deremer and her paintings. Call 888-6087.

* LCC CHORUS Leeward Community College presents its Holiday Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 in LCC Theatre, featuring the Kanikapila Singers and choral students, directed by Andria Tupola. Tickets cost $5 at the door. Call 455-0386.

* STAR PARTY Hawaiian Astronomical Society hosts a free public star party from 5:45 to 10 p.m. Nov. 24 in Ewa, complete with telescopes, at Geiger Community Park, 91-1129 Kahiuka St. Go to hawastsoc.org.

* BIRDS, BIKES The Ewa Bird & Bike Show is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Ewa Elementary School, 91-1280 Renton Road. The free public winter event features chickens, pigeons, rabbits, koi, goldfish, a bike show and a small animal show. Visit ewabirdshow.org.

* TENNIS The Lana Hudson Fund doubles tennis tournament runs from 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. Call 358-7061.

* WREATHS Halawa Xeriscape Garden conducts holiday wreath-making workshops at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5. Call 748-5363 for details and to register.

* 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.

* WINTER FAIR Hawaii Okinawa Center’s Winter Craft Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at 94-587 Ukee St. with more than 160 craft booths, food, entertainment, a silent auction and Santa. Donations to Hawaii Foodbank are welcome. Call 676-5400.

* GREEN CRAFTS Evelyn Nakamura leads classes in furoshiki, an eco-friendly craft program at 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at Pearl City Library. Call 453-6566.

* CONCERTS Pearlridge Center present free concerts by John Cruz at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 and Melveen Leed at 2 p.m. Nov. 25, both on the Uptown stage. Call 488-0981.

* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at Waiau District Park, Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

* CAREER NIGHT Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free Career Night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at its Kapolei Commons office for those thinking of working in real estate. Call 262-310.

* 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. 28 (The Shape of War), Dec. 5 (War and Freedom) and Dec. 19 (Hawaii and Hawaiians in the Civil War). Call 693-7050.

* BOWFIN STORIES The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park presents “Turning Mystery into History: Finding WWII Submarines” at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 on the lanai at Bowfin park. The event includes speakers and refreshments (served at 6:30). Call 423-1341.

* LOMILOMI Malama Learning Center conducts a workshop on “Empowering Families with Lomilomi” at 9 a.m. Dec. 1 at Ilima at Leihano, 891 Kamaaha Ave. in Kapolei. Fee is $10 or $25 per family of up to three people. Call 542-9107.

* EXPRESS Pearlridge Center offers its Pearlridge Express train rides for keiki under 48 inches Dec. 1-31 for $3 per child, departing from Uptown center court. Call 488-0981.

* 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. Planned are lomilomi, lua demonstrations, food, hula, crafts, storytelling, exhibits and music by Kawika Kahiapo and others. Email connect@voyageofaloha.com.

* EAGLES CRAFTS Waipahu High School hosts its first Soaring Eagles craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1. Booth fee is $40. Call 528-9555.

* KAPOLEI PLAY Directed by Angela Morales, PACKids & Co. presents A Musical Holiday Greeting! at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Kapolei High School Forum, with Broadway music by its show choir, all kinds of song and dance, plus a bake shop, dinner and dessert concession, crafts and a visit from Santa. Admission is $10 (food is extra). Call 224-5314.

* FLEA MARKET Waipahu Project Grad 2012 has a benefit flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Waipahu Drug Store, 94-748A Hikimoe St. Vendors call 216-7449.

* PC PARADE Pearl City Shopping Center merchants present their annual parade at 4 p.m. Dec. 2, moving down from Momilani Elementary School to the shopping center. The march features the Pearl City High School Band, Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA, scouts, clubs, awards and Santa. Call 593-1533.

Ongoing

* 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 through 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.

* 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 teamwork required. Go to alohacityrollers.com or email info@alohacityrollers.com.

* 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 dinner for $20. RSVP to txtutu@yahoo.com.

* ROTARY A.M. Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Call 722-1489.

* BUDDHISTS Kapolei Buddhist Sangha holds Sunday services at 9 a.m. at American Renaissance Academy at Barbers Point, including Dharma school for keiki. Call 221-9661.

* HALAWA LUNCH Halawa Xeriscape Garden has free Brown Bag tours at noon Wednesdays for working folks. Call 748-5363.

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