Renew your subscription
West // West Oahu Highlights
MidWeek Staff

West Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of West Oahu events. Fax items to 585-6324 or email by Dec. 5 to be considered for the Dec. 12 edition.

* NEIGHBORS Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Kapolei High cafeteria, the Aiea board meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Pearl Ridge Elementary cafeteria, and the Ewa board meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

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

* 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 (671-6495). A similar program is set for 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. (432-2235).

* ROTARY SPEAKER State Sen. Donna Kim is guest speaker at the Kapolei Rotary Club meeting, 7:30 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Kapolei High faculty lounge. Call 722-1489 or email

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building features Heavy Weights playing Hawaiian music at 8 p.m. Dec. 7, and the Justin Lewis band at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. 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.

* FRUIT FLIES Pearl City Urban Garden Center has classes in Hawaii Fruit Fly Suppression from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 and 14. Bring a 12-ounce soda bottle. Call 453-6050 to reserve a seat.

* CENTER FUN Waipahu Town Center has a carnival with keiki rides and food booths from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. On Dec. 8, the schedule is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., including a parade, entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo, Santa photos and a Christmas songfest (from 4 to 7 p.m. by area schools and churches). Call 677-6700.

* KAPOLEI SNOW Kapolei Shopping Center offers piles of real snow to greet Santa and the keiki from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 near Safeway, plus activities, Santa photos, prizes and the Lokahi Giving Project. Visit

* AIEA PARADE Aiea Community Association has its annual Christmas parade from 8:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 8, moving from Pearlridge Elementary to Aiea Sugar Mill. Call 429-1282.

* AIEA FAIR A Season’s Best craft and gift fair is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Aiea Elementary School with more than 150 vendors. Call 683-6064.

* WAIPIO PARADE Gentry Waipio Community Association has its Christmas parade from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8, starting and ending at Gentry Waipio Shopping Center. Call 671-2272.

* LIBRARY MUSIC Kapolei Chorale presents a free Christmas concert of traditional carols at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Kapolei Library. Call 672-8888.

* CALVARY FAIR Calvary Chapel Christian School’s annual craft fair runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at 98-1016 Komo Mai Drive. Call 524-0846.

* PLASTICS The Friends of Pearl City Library sponsor a free talk at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the library on “Plastic: Impacts on Your Health, Marine Life and the Environment” by Suzanne Frazer of Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii. Call 435-6566.

* JUSTICE FAIR The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission plans a community briefing and mini-legal fair for the Leeward community at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at Waianae District Park. Chief Justic Mark Recktenwald, Associate Justice Simeon Acoba Jr. and service providers will attend. Call 586-9425.

* OKINAWA FAIR Hawaii United Okinawa Association presents “An Evening in Waipio” winter craft fair from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 at Hawaii Okinawa Center with 75 vendors, andagi, bentos, Santa photos, a silent auction and prizes. Call 676-5400.

* 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.

* DEAF SANTA Pearl-ridge Center hosts a Deaf Santa visit from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 Uptown, second level. with a signing Santa, his interpreting elves and entertainment by deaf and hard-of-hearing performers. Call 488-0981.

* EWA PARADE The Ewa Beach Lions Club sponsors a Christmas parade from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 15, starting and ending at Ilima Inter-mediate School. Call 685-3693.

* 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.

* ALOHA CHORUS The Sounds of Aloha Chorus presents a full production of “Believe in Santa” at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at the new Jack and Marie Lord Performing Arts Theatre at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Kapolei. Intermission features a storyteller for keiki, three quartets and a new male chorus, 8ZERO8. Gifts from Santa to the keiki will follow the show. Tickets cost $20 and $5 for 12 and under. Call 262-7664.

* GOODWILL GAMES The inaugural Waipahu Goodwill Pinto Baseball Tournament is set for Dec. 15 and 16 at Waipahu High School, and team recruitment is ongoing for ages 7 to 8. Fee is $250. Call Jared at 429-3872.

* GRINCH Pearl City Library presents “A Visit with the Grinch” at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19, plus holiday songs and photo ops with the Grinch himself. Call 453-6566

* SANTA NIGHT Kapolei Library presents puppeteer Christy Lipps performing favorite children’s holiday stories with her hand-crafted puppets, plus finger plays, songs, and the arrival of Santa and his elf (for photos). Call 693-7050.


* PREP FOOTBALL The Kapolei Islanderz are registering boys and girls in grades 4-8 for junior prep tackle football. Fee is $183 with no weight limit. Call Leilani Maae at 275-6134 or visit

* YOGA Holistic Energy Yoga classes meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to Friday at Momilani Community Center. Fee is $5 per class. Call 381-4376.

* 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.

* RUGBY Players and coaches are invited to join USO Athletics-Hawaii Youth Rugby in several age-group teams for boys, and under 16 for girls. Call Raymond Maae at 692-3589 or visit

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

* KEIKI COUNCILThe 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.

* 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 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

* 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. Thursdays, 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 Waterfront at Pu’uola, 5105 Iroquois Ave. Call 225-4002.

* WAIPIO MARKETKaiser’s Waipio Clinic hosts Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 432-2260.

* EWA MARKET Ewa Beach Shopping Center and Lay Farms host 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.

* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market is open Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15- 9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays 7-8 a.m. to Halawa District Park and 9-10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Com-munity Park; Sundays 7-8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30- 11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. Call 522-7088.

MidWeek Newsletter
2013-2014 Ilima Awards