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* DANCE KAPOLEI Kapolei’s Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association chapter 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 hosts a special traveling exhibit starting Jan. 28 on “Civil War 150: Exploring the War and its Meaning Through the World of Those Who Lived It.” Special discussion topics are set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Call 693-7050.

* LAND TALK Lea Hong of the Trust for Public Land is the guest speaker at Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Jan. 31 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High. Her topic is statewide ag land preservation efforts. Email

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building presents Heavy Weights playing contemporary Hawaiian music at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 and Jesse Valor with rock music at 7 p.m. Feb. 2. Artist of the month is Radley Urata with graffiti-based works. Call 888-6087.

* HEART DISEASE Pali Momi Medical Center hosts a video conference on “Valentine in Paradise: Beating Heart Disease” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 2. Call 522-3469.

* NISHIHARA TALK State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts coffee hours at 9 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Pearl City Walmart McDonald’s and 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* LITERACY Hawaii Literacy presents an orientation at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at Waipahu Civic Center for those who would like to help other adults learn to read and write. Training begins Feb. 10. Call 537-6706.

* BOXING CLASSES “Women-only Boxing Basics” begins Feb. 4 and continues Mondays and Wednesdays through Feb. 27 at 7:45 at BOXFIT808 in Aiea. The class covers boxing and training fundamentals. No experience required. Fee is $110 and includes hand wraps. Call 256-1770.

* TAX PREP AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help for low-to-moderate income individuals and families from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Waipahu Civic Center and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Kroc Center in Ewa Beach. The sessions begin Feb. 5 and continue through April 11. Call 450-2549.

* 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

* STORYTIME Waipahu Library has a storytime for children ages 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays from Feb. 7 to March 28 in its Children’s Room. Each storytime offers a short craft project, puzzles or educational toys. Call 675-0358.

* 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. 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. Call 456-9057.

* ENGINEERS The Society of Women Engineers hosts its annual “Wow! That’s Engineering!” program from 10 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Waipahu High School for girls in grades 6 to 8. Registration is $5 for students and free for teachers and parents, with lunch provided for all attendees. Sign up via or call 596-5223.

* HALAWA HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 14-mile advanced hike to Halawa ridge at 8 a.m. Feb. 10. Go to

* 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.


* HULA No Kealoha O Hula offers hula classes Wednesday nights in Waipahu, with beginners at 6 and intermediate students at 7:10 p.m. Call Desiree at 478-0404.

* ROLLER DERBY The Aloha City Rollers are recruiting new players and referees for league play in the West Oahu area. All men and women ages18-50 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 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 KEY Yameen Fong conducts 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 evenings or visit

* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee 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-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

* 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 has a farmers’ and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot, with more than 30 vendors of local 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.

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