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

* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood 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-Kapolei-Honokai Hale at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

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

* SCHOLARSHIPS The Office of Hawaiian Affairs presents a briefing on available Native Hawaiian scholarships and financial aid at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the UH-West Oahu student center, and at 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Leeward Community College campus center. Call 594-1888.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Simplex Grinnell on Koaha Place in Aiea, 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Jan. 20 at Waikele Center (near Leonard’s), and 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Ewa Town Center Foodland. Call 848-4770.

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Kunia Times Building hosts Tony Kato and Ken Leung playing jazz at 7:30 p.m Jan. 18, and Slam Poetry Night at 8 p.m. Jan. 19. Featured artist for January is Guy Vaught. Call 888-6087.

* TAX PREP CLASS Hawaii Tax Help leads volunteer tax preparer training from 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

* STARGAZING The Hawaiian Astronomical Society hosts a free “star party” with telescopes from 6:15 to 10 p.m. Jan. 19 at Geiger Community Park, 91-1129 Kahiuka St. Call 683-0118.

* TEA FOR PLANTS Halawa Xeriscape Garden conducts a “Plants Drink Tea Too” workshop at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Zac Johnson of Ewa Blue Worms shares ways to mix organic and vitamin-rich concoctions to feed your plants. Fee is $15 and registration closes at 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Call 748-5312.

* HI-5 DRIVE The Waimalu Elementary PTO has a HI-5 recycling drive from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at the school, 98-825 Moanalua Road. Proceeds go to the sixth-grade graduation and banquet. Call 383-1664 or email

* CLOSURES All public schools and libraries are closed Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

* CAREGIVERS The Caregiver Foundation hosts a caregiver support group at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at its Kapolei offices. Call 625-3782.

* TOASTMASTERS The Prince Kuhio Toast-masters Club has an open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at its new location, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, offering positive feedback on communication skills. Call 779-1145.

* CAR SEATS Kaiser Permanente runs a free safety inspection of child car seats and booster seats from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at its Waipio clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani. St. Call 432-2260.

* NEEM TREES Halawa Xeriscape Garden has a Magnificent Neem Tree Workshop at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at 99-1268 Iwaena St., led by neem enthusiast Saleem Ahmed. Fee is $5 and registration closes Jan. 25. Call 748-5363. * LION DANCE Kapolei Commons marks the Chinese Year of the Snake at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 with a lion and dragon dance and martial arts demonstration by Chinese Lion Dance Association. Call 782-5180.

* FIELD DINNER Chef Ed Kenney prepares an Outstanding in the Field meal at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 for guests of MA’O Farms in Waianae; cost is $220. Visit

* CANDIDATES Area residents must register by Feb. 15 (postmark) to run in the next Neighborhood Board elections, which will take place by mail April 24-May 17 for a term starting July 1. All those who are at least 18 by the deadline are eligible to run.


* ROLLER DERBY The Aloha City Rollers are recruiting new players and referees for league play in the West Oahu area. All men and women 18-50 years old are welcome to learn and compete in this fun team sport. Call 454-3847 or visit

* MASTERS SWIM The Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has launched a U.S. Masters swimming program, meeting for practice at 7 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call Ruthie Heuton at 677-8510.

* ZUMBA KAPOLEI Kaiser Permanente’s Kapolei Clinic hosts classes in Zumba Tone at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, now through 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.

* ZUMBA WAIPIO Kaiser Permanente has Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays now through 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.

* SLACK KEYYameen Fong teaches beginner slack-key guitar classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. The course consists of 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.

* YOGA Holistic Energy Yoga classes meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday through 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 years 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 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.

* 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, and guest are welcome. Cost is $20. Email

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

* 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 in the school parking lot, offering more than 30 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts, demonstrations and cultural presentations. Co-sponsors are Malama Learning Center and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Call 697-3599.

* 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. at 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.

* 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.

* BUDDHISTS Kapolei Buddhist Sangha conducts Sunday services at 9 a.m. at American Renaissance Academy at Barbers Point, including Dharma school for keiki. The public is welcome. Call Rev. Bert Sumikawa at 221-9661.

* XERISCAPE HOURS Halawa Xeriscape Garden is 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 the 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, which rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday in Makakilo. For directions and an interview, call 672-8888.

* TOASTMASTERS Pearl City Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday in Pearlridge Gardens & Tower’s Mokihana Room, 98-1042 Moanalua Road (780-2066).

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