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• BOXING CLASS 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 is required. Fee is $110 and includes hand wraps. Call 256-1770.

• PANCAKES A free short stack of pancakes is available through Feb. 5 at the Pearl City IHOP and its other Hawaii restaurants as a promotion for the Children’s Miracle Network and National Pancake Day (a week early). Customers are encouraged to donate to CMN during their visit.

• 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 to- pic will be Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Email

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

• CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building presents Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and Huikala playing contem- porary Christian music at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Artist of the month is Radley Urata with graffiti-based works. Call 888-6087.

• NISHIHARA TALK State Sen. Clarence Nishi- hara hosts a coffee hour at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728- 1008.

• ZUMBATHON The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center hosts its first Zum- bathon from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at 91-3257 Kualakai Parkway. The free public program is intended to get residents age 13 and older into good shape with instruc- tors Mike Grimes and Shinobu Yagi leading “exhil- arating, easy-to-follow, Latin- inspired, calorie-burning total body dance move- ments.” Register at the serv- ice desk. Call 693-8374.

• PLANT SALE The Urban Garden Center in Pearl City has its annual plant sale and Valentine’s 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 its community service projects. 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.Goto

• HULA SHOW Halau Hula O ‘A‘ala O Ka ‘Aina presents its hula recital at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Pearl City Cultural Center. New students also are welcome to join classes. Call Karen at 228-7711.

• BAZAAR Pearl City Hongwanji hosts its Valentine Fantasy Bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10 to support its pro- grams for the community and elderly. Planned are baked goods, pies, sushi, mochi, manju, crafts, Chinese New Year items and more. Call 488-5920.

• NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Aiea Library, and the Ewa board meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

• KART RACES The Super Quick Racing League sponsors 14-lap kart races at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Podium Raceway, 91-1085 Lexington St. Building 1844 in Kapolei. Fee is $45 for three races. Call 682-7223 or email superquick-

• BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at Kapolei Bank of Hawaii, and 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Kapolei Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

• ROTARY TALK Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald is guest speaker at the Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Feb. 14 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High. His topic is family issues plaguing Kapolei and statistics from cases handled by Kapolei’s family court. For details, email

• 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.

• WAFFLES, CARS Pearl City High’s Project Grad plans a car wash and waffle dog sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Cutter Ford Aiea. Tickets cost $7 for sedans, $10 for trucks, SUVs and vans, and $4 for waffle dogs. All proceeds benefit Project Graduation 2013. Order tickets at or just come on down. Call 295-0072.

• STARGAZING The Hawaiian Astronomical Society brings its telescopes to Geiger Community Park inEwafrom6to10p.m. Feb. 16 for a free stargazing party. Go to

• HOME SEMINAR Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free seminar on “How to Upgrade to Your Dream Home” at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at its Kapolei Commons office. Call 947-8101.

• KARTING John Ledesma leads karting clinics from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19, and on the third Tuesday of each month through December at Podium Raceway, 91-1085 Lexington St., Building 1844 in Kapolei. Fee is $45 for each session, which includes three races, classroom instruction (dynamics, driving and racing lines, braking) and on-track lead and follow. Ledesma is a graduate of the Jim Russell Racing School in Sonoma, Calif. Call 682-7223 or email

• CAR SEATS Safety technicians inspect children’s car seats or booster seats for proper installation from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Kaiser’s Waipio clinic. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required at 432-2260.

• MANANA HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 12-mile advanced ridge hike in Pacific Palisades/Manana at 8 a.m. Feb. 23. Go to

• EARTH OVENS Malama Learning Center conducts a class on making earth ovens at 9 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Kaala Cultural Learning Center in Waianae. Fee is $10 per person, or $25 for families of three or less. Call 542-9107.


• HUL A No Kealoha O Hula offers hula classes Wednesday nights in Waipahu, with beginners at 6 and intermediate students at 7:10 p.m. For more information, 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 ages 18- 50 are welcome to learn and compete in this fun team sport. Call 454-3847 or visit

• MASTERS SWIM Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has launched a U.S. Masters swimming program, meeting at 7 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at the Patsy Mink Central Oahu Regional Park pool. Call Ruthie Heuton at 677- 8510.

• 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

• EWA CERT Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee is working to form Community Emergency Preparedness Teams (CERT). Call chairman Donald Harlor at 682-0111.

• 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.

• 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.

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