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Send West Oahu items by fax to 585-6324 or email by Jan. 2 to be considered for the Jan. 9 edition.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Waikele Shopping Center, 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Jan. 5 at Pearlridge Center, and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Kapolei Shopping Center (near Safeway). Call 848-4770.

* ZUMBA WAIPIO Kaiser Permanente has Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 2-Feb. 25, at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Fee is $5 per class for Kaiser members, $6.50 for non-members. Call 432-2260.

* WOMEN’S BOXING Boxfit808 Boxing & Fitness Center presents “Women-only Boxing Basics” at 7:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 2-30, at 98-025 Hekaha St., Building 2 #34 in Aiea. Fee is $110. Call 256-1770.

* SCHOOLS REOPEN Public schools generally are scheduled to reopen to students Jan. 3, following winter break.

* ZUMBA KAPOLEI Kaiser Permanente’s Kapolei Clinic hosts classes in Zumba Tone at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 3-Feb. 19, in the clinic’s first-floor lobby. Fee is $5 per class for Kaiser members, $6.50 for non-members. Call 432-2260.

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building presents Josh Sharp’s contemporary music at 8 p.m. Jan. 4, and Jesse Valor’s rock and contemporary sounds at 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Featured January artist is Guy Vaught. Call 888-6087.

* COMPUTER DRIVE Pacific Corporate Solutions collects old computers for recycling from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Pearl City Highlands Elementary School, 1419 Waimano Home Road. Call 488-8872.

* NISHIHARA TALKS State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts monthly coffee hours Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. at the Waimano Home Road McDonald’s and 9 a.m at Walmart McDonald’s in Pearl City; and Jan. 12 at 8 a.m. at Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei chapter of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14 and 28 at Kapolei Elementary cafeteria for Monday night classes in rumba, East Coast swing and samba. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 for eight weeks. Call 781-2076 or 220-6026.

* AARP DRIVERS Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic hosts an AARP Driver Safety course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Call 1-888-227-7669.

* CAREGIVERS The Caregiver Foundation hosts caregiver support groups at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Pearl City-Aiea area (call 625-3782 for site) and 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at its Kapolei offices.

* WAIMALU DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 15 for classes at Waimalu Elementary School, running from Jan. 8 to Feb. 26 at the school, with nominal fees charged. Call 488-3935.

* NEIGHBORS The Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Ewa Beach Library; the Aiea board meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Aiea Library, the Pearl City board at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-KapoleiHonokai Hale at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

* AIEA RECYCLING Our Savior Lutheran School has a Going Green recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at 98-1098 Moanalua Road, welcoming all kinds of items except tires, paint, microwave ovens, motor oil and hazardous fluids. For curbside pickup, call 497-8815; for other details, call 291-6151.

* HEALING TOUCH Client-Centered Massage offers free healing touch treatments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12-March 30 by appointment at 98-027 Hekaha St. #44 in Aiea. Call Amber at 457-2661.

* TAX PREP CLASS Hawaii Tax Help offers volunteer tax preparer training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12, and 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Leeward Community College in Room GT-105. Learn it yourself, then help someone else. To sign up, call 381-0881 or email

* COLLEGE GOAL Waipahu High School hosts a College Goal Sunday at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 in the cafeteria to assist students and parents in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Bring 2012 IRS tax returns, if possible, or W-2 forms and other income details. Call Frank Green at 591-2708.


* SLACK KEY Yameen Fong teaches beginner slack-key guitar at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. The course has four sessions, and students should bring their own guitars. Call 685-6035 or visit

* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee is working to organize Community Emergency Preparedness Teams (CERT) to train residents in how to respond to a disaster. To request training or offer help, call chairman Donald Harlor at 682-0111.

* 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-Friday at Momilani Community Center. Fee is $5 per class. Call 381-4376.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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 ($20). Email

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

* MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market at Momilani Community Center has about 20 vendors and family activities 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.

* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays 7-8 a.m. at Halawa District Park and 9-10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community 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. For more information, call 522-7088.

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