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Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu. Email items to or fax to 585-6324 by Nov. 28 to be considered for the Dec. 5 edition.

* BLOOD DRIVE Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Leeward Community College. Call 848-4770.

* GAY FAMILIES The Gay Straight Alliance of UH West Oahu presents Equality Hawaii’s photo exhibit, “Hawaii Family Portraits” on view in the library through Nov. 27, with photos by Michael Ang. Call 294-9547.

* 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 and MakakiloKapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Kapolei High cafeteria. 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.

* LOCAL MUSIC Pearlridge Center hosts choruses from Pearl City Elementary at 6 p.m. Nov. 28, Waiau Elementary at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, St. Joseph School at 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Performing Artist Academy at 6 p.m. Nov. 30, all Uptown, second level by Sephora. Call 488-0981.

* 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.

* DIABETES UH extension service educator Julia Zee discusses “Living Well with Diabetes -Healthy Eating” at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at Pearl City Library. Call 453-6566.

* ROTARY TALKS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center director Charles McCreery is guest speaker at the Kapolei Rotary Club meeting, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 29 in the Kapolei High faculty lounge. The Dec. 6 meeting features state Sen. Donna Kim. Call 722-1489 or email

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building features Warren and Shaun’s acoustic contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Artist for November is painter Charis Deremer. Art for December is by the children of Onemalu Transitional Homeless Shelter, and proceeds from sales and some venue profits will benefit the shelter at Kalaeloa. Call 888-6087.

* 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.

* WINTER FAIR Calvary Church of the Pacific has its Winter Wonderland fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 with crafts, a bake sale, activities, food, games and 10 tons of snow to play in at 99-400 Aiea Heights Drive. Call 488-6825.

* RECYCLING Kapolei High School has a Going Green recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1 for all kinds of materials, plus canned food for Hawaii Foodbank. Call 291-6151.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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 may call 216-7449.

* PC MARCH Pearl City Shopping Center merchants present their annual parade at 4 p.m. Dec. 2, featuring the Pearl City High School Band, Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA, scouts, clubs, awards and Santa. Call 593-1533.

* UH FORUM University of Hawaii president M.R.C. Greenwood, staff and regents conduct a community forum from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the UH-West Oahu multipurpose room C-208. Call Lynne Waters at 956-9803.

* ALZHEIMER’S Kaiser Permanente conducts a free Senior Summit at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 5 at Leeward YMCA with a speaker from the Alzheimer’s Association. Call 671-6495.

* FUJIKAWA GOLF The fifth annual Tadd Fujikawa Invitational Golf Tournament starts at noon Dec. 13 on Kapolei Golf Course. Fee is $300 per player and proceeds go to the March of Dimes. Call 973-2155.

* TREE SALES Habilitat, a nonprofit drug rehab facility on Oahu, operates a Christmas tree lot from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. now through Dec. 15 at Stadium Mall for pre-orders as well as walk-in sales. Call 235-3691.

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


* BRIDGE PLAYERS Duplicate bridge and pinochle players are invited to join in games in Ko Olina with area residents. Call Valerie at 206-391-1755.

* KEIKI COUNCIL 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; 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. 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.

* COMIC JAMS Pearl-ridge Center hosts Comic Jam Hawaii from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays Uptown, second level by Hot Unique Images, welcoming professional and amateur artists. Call 488-0981.

* LIBRARY KEIKI Pearl City Library offers a free storytime and crafts session Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. 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 years with stories, singalongs and fun. Call 453-6566.

* HULA CLASSES Halau Hula ‘O Kana Kapeka of Aiea welcomes students of all ages and experience for 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

* STORIES Kapolei Library offers a 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 7 p.m. Fridays at 715 Hoomoana St. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

* MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High School has a farmers’ and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday on campus, offering more than 20 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts. Call 692-8200, ext. 2267.

* 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 The Kaiser Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

* EWA MARKET Ewa Beach Shopping Center and Lay Farms sponsor a farmers market from 7 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. daily; the Serendipitous Gardener from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and The Bread of Life from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

* OPEN MARKET Prince Kuhio Community Center has an open market from 3 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Friday at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, near the Hawaiian Home Lands building. call 780-6082, 394-0050 or email

* 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 to 9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. to Halawa District Park and 9 to 10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. For more information, call 522-7088.

* BUDDHISTS Kapolei Buddhist Sangha holds 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.

* HALAWA LUNCH Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers free Brown Bag tours from noon to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday, inviting working folks to take their lunch break in the garden and learn conservation tips at the same time. Call 748-5363.

* XERISCAPE HOURS Halawa Xeriscape Garden is now open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring self-guided tours and free mulch for the community. Call 748-5041.

* SENIOR EXERCISE Hideo Kimura conducts free wellness education classes for seniors and others from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Crestview Park building in Waipio Gentry, covering Ki energy and development, self-improvement and aikido warm-up exercises. Call 671-4838 or 671-1422.

* 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.

* CHORALE New singers are invited to join the Kapolei Chorale at its rehearsals, held at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday in Makakilo. For directions and an interview, call 672-8888.

* SLACK KEY Yameen Fong conducts beginner slack key guitar classes from 6:05 to 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. The course consists of four sessions, and students should bring their own guitars. Call 685-6035 evenings or visit

* STAR SIGHTINGS Ko Olina hosts “Stars Above Hawaii,” an astronomical star show at 8, 9 and 10 nightly by reservation at 291-2464.

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