West Oahu Highlights
Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu. Fax items to 5856324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org one week ahead of the Wednesday publication date.
* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at Aiea Library; the Waipahu board meets at 7 p.m. March 22 at the FilCom Center, Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. March 27 at Waiau District Park and Makakilo-KapoleiHonokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. March 28 in the Kapolei High cafeteria. Call 768-3710.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank conducts donor drives from 8 to 11 a.m. March 13 at Hawaiian Home Lands, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway; from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at the Ewa Town Center Foodland and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 22 in the Waipahu High School chorus room. Call 845-9966.
* DANCING The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10 for classes that begin at 7 p.m. April 3 at Waimalu Elementary School. Lessons are in samba, fox trot and West Coast swing. Call 488-3935.
* ROLL TALK The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission sponsors an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 16 at the DHHL offices in Hale Pono’i, 915420 Kapolei Parkway. Call 594-0088.
* WAIMANO HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 3mile novice hike at 8 a.m. March 17 to Waimano pool in Pacific Palisades. Go to htmclub.org.
* AG WORKSHOP Malama Learning Center sponsors a workshop on natural control of insects and weeds from 9 a.m. to noon March 17 at Kahumana Farms in Lualualei Valley. Fee is $10 per person or $25 per family of up to three. Go to malamalearningcenter.org or call Janice Staab at 542-9107 at Kapolei High School.
* CONTAINERS Halawa Xeriscape Garden presents “Unique Container Gardening” at 10:30 a.m. March 17. Fee is $5 and registration is due by noon March 16. The garden is at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Call 748-5363.
* BENEFIT DINNER The Ihilani ballroom is the site for the second annual Black & Gold Engagement fundraiser dinner, set for 49 p.m. March 18 to benefit the Nanakuli High School wrestling program. Tickets cost $100 each. Call Aika Makaula at 203-3844.
* UKULELE Roy Sakuma Ukulele Studio entertains at 3 p.m. March 18 at Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Call 488-0981.
* CAR SEAT SAFETY Kaiser Permanente offers free child car and booster seat inspections from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 23 at its Waipio clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 4322260.
* RELAYS FOR LIFE The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life comes to Leeward Community College and to Kapolei High School from 6 p.m. March 23 to 7 a.m. March 24, raising awareness and funds to fight cancer. For details on either relay or to offer help, call Georgette at 450-7707.
* STARTUP SEMINAR Nolan Yogi and Ted Ketcham present a seminar on “Legal and Accounting Matters for Small Businesses” at 10:30 a.m. March 24 at Kapolei Library, designed especially for startups and ongoing businesses. Call 693-7050.
* SONG CONTEST Kunia Shopping Center presents “Kunia Live!,” a judged singing competition for ages 8 and up, from 3 to 5 p.m. March 24 in the Bank of Hawaii parking lot area. Pre-register by March 16 at shopkunia.com. Winners receive prizes from merchants. The next competition is April 28.
* FAMILY FUN Aiea High School has a Family Fun Fair to celebrate its 50th anniversary from 4 to 9 p.m. March 30 at the school, featuring food, rides, crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment, games, country store and more. Scrip is 50 cents each. Park at Aiea Elementary School for a nominal fee. Call Nancy at 382-7713.
* VENDORS NEEDED Kapolei Project Grad seeks vendors and crafters for its spring craft fair, set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31. Also planned is a dancing/Zumba class at 8 a.m. for $10. Call 4788582 or 753-4374.
* INTERNMENT “The Hawaii Internment Experience,” an exhibit by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, is on view through March 31 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050 or visit librarieshawaii.org.
* DANCING The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students April 2, 9 and 16 for Monday night classes that begin April 2 at Kapolei Elementary School. Lessons are in merengue, tango and salsa. Call 781-2076.
* GOODWILL TAXES Goodwill Industries’ Kapolei store has Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers on duty now through April 7 at 2140 Lauwiliwili St., offering help from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 436-9948.
* TAX HELP Volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offer free tax preparation assistance to low-to-moderate income households through April 12 at Waipahu Civic Center, 94-275 Mokuola St. Room 102. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 450-2549.
* BUDDHISTS Kapolei Buddhist Sangha conducts 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 7485363.
* ZUMBA Waipahu United Church of Christ hosts Zumba Gold classes for active seniors and beginners at 8:30 and at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at 94-330 Mokuloa St. For fees and more information, call 619471-7045.
* FLAG FOOTBALL The 808 Ohana Flag Football league is registering players age 4 to 17 for the upcoming season in West Oahu from Kapolei to Aiea. Coaches and teams also are needed. Call Richard at 590-1710 or email Mark at email@example.com.
* KEIKI TIME Pearl City Library hosts Preschool Storytime and Crafts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 25-May 16; and Toddler Puzzletime at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 26-May 17. Call 453-6566.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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, selfimprovement 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 in order to help owners better afford to feed their dogs and cats. Call 356-2217.