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Send West Oahu items by fax to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com by Jan. 23 to be considered for the Jan. 30 edition.

* NEIGHBORS The Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-KapoleiHonokai Hale at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

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

* ROTARY SPEAKER The Rotary Club of Kapolei hosts an executive from the Hawaii Tourism Authority to speak at its breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Kapolei High School in the faculty lounge. For more information, visit kapoleirotary.com.

* 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 Toastmasters Club hosts 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 offers 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.

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building hosts Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, and presents music by Richard Hata at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Featured artist for January is Guy Vaught. Call 888-6087.

* 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.

* ORGANIZED Karen Simon of the Hawaii Association of Professional Organizers (HAPO) presents a free seminar, “Where’s my Desk?” at 1 p.m., and HAPO’s Lasar McCabe (of Hawaii Hausfrau) presents “Closets, Cupboards and Clothes” at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Simply Organized store in Kapolei, 889 Kamokila Blvd. Call 693-8888.

* BLOOD DRIVE Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Ewa Town Center Foodland. Call 848-4770.

* DANCE KAPOLEI The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students up through 7 p.m. Jan. 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.

* CIVIL WAR SHOW Kapolei Library welcomes a special traveling exhibit Jan. 28-Feb. 14 entitled: “Civil War 150: Exploring the War and its Meaning Through the World of Those Who Lived It,” supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and other grants. Call 693-7050.

* OSTEOPOROSIS Kaiser Permanente sponsors free Senior Summit lectures on osteoporosis at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Leeward YMCA in Waipahu (671-6495) and 10 a.m. Feb. 11 in the Kaiser Waipio Clinic conference room (432-2235).

* AIEA BOOK CLUB The Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Aiea Library to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior. The March 7 topic will be Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Email thereadingtutor@gmail.com.

* PLANT SALE The Urban Garden Center in Pearl City has its annual plant sale and Valentine celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 453-6050.

* DOGGIE DATES Hawaiian Humane Society sponsors a “Doggie Date Night” from 3 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at Aloha Stadium, complete with food, prizes, sales and contests. For more information, call 946-2187.

* BREAKFAST The Pearl City Lions Club plans a Valentine’s Breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 in Pearl City High cafeteria. All proceeds support community service projects. For more information, call 456-9057.

* HALAWA HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 14-mile advanced hike to Halawa ridge at 8 a.m. Feb. 10. For more information, visit htmclub.org.

* BOARD 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. Call 768-3717 to obtain a candidate registration form.

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