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* OSTEOPOROSIS Kaiser Permanente has a free Senior Summit talk on osteoporosis at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 in its Waipio Clinic conference room. Call 432-2235.

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

* CIVIL WAR SHOW UH-West Oahu hosts the traveling exhibit, “Civil War 150: Exploring the War and its Meaning Through the World of Those Who Lived It,” with special discussion topics set for Feb. 11-16. Call 689-2800.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 11 at Leeward Community College, 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Pali Momi Medical Center conference room, 7 to 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at Kapolei Bank of Hawaii, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Kapolei Shopping Center, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Waikele Center. Call 848-4770.

* LINCOLN DAY Ewa Elementary School honors President Abraham Lincoln at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12 in its 69th annual Lincoln Day program for the school and community, fronting its Lincoln statue at 91-1280 Renton Road and featuring student tributes, the Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club and traditional lei draping. Call 681-8202.

* CAREGIVERS The Caregiver Foundation leads a monthly caregiver support group at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Pearl City area. For location, call 625-3782.

* 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., Bldg. 1844 in Kapolei. Fee is $45 for three races. Call 682-7223 or email

* HEALTH FAIR UH West Oahu’s Kealaikahiki Native Hawaiian Program presents “E Ola Pono Health & Wellness Fair” from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 on the Great Lawn with lomilomi, music, games, exhibits and exercise. Call 689-2684.

* JOB READY Leeward Community College observes Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month with activities in its job-ready training programs from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 (Discover Leeward Day for high school students), 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 (job-prep services), 9 to 9:50 a.m. Feb. 21 (labor market), noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 (LifeSmarts student competition) and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 (AA in teaching details). A culinary scholastic arts brunch also is set for 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17, and a CTE open house from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 26. Call Kathleen Cabral at 455-0524.

* HANDBELLS The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir performs a free concert at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 in Leeward Community College Theatre, offering a program from opera classics to Hawaiian music on its 22nd Goodwill Tour. Call 956-0321.

* 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. Email

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building presents Tony Kato and Ken Leung playing traditional jazz at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, and Slam Poetry Night at 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Artist of the month is Radley Urata with graffiti-based works. Call 888-6087.

* CANDIDATES 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. Those age 18 by the deadline are eligible to run. Call 768-3717 for the 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 are $7 for sedans, $10 for trucks, $4 for waffle dogs. Proceeds go to Project Grad 2013. Order tickets at or just come on down. Call 295-0072. * STARGAZING The Hawaiian Astronomical Society brings its telescopes to Geiger Community Park in Ewa from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 16 for a free stargazing party. Go to

* CYCLING TIPS Hawaii Bicycling League instructors run a Commuter Cycling 101 class from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 and also April 13 and May 11 at Leeward Community College’s Learning Commons. Topics are safe practices, cyclist rights, rules of the road, equipment safety checks, lane positioning and more, including practice drills outside and a group ride. Space is limited. Call 735-5756 or visit

* 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 office in Kapolei Commons. 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 m. * URGENT CARE Pearl City Urgent Care marks its first anniversary from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 20-23 at 1245 Kuala St. with prizes, free gifts and refreshments. Call 456-2273.

* SAFE 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 Permanente -Waipio Clinic. Come with seats installed and bring manual and instructions. Preregister at 432-2260.

* GABBARD HOUR State Sen. Michael Gabbard hosts a “listen story” meeting at 9 a.m. Feb. 23 at Kapolei Starbucks (next to Chevron gas station). Call 586-6830.

* 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 has 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.

* AIEA BOOK CLUB The Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Aiea Library to discuss Georgia O’Keefe’s Hawaii by Patricia Jennings and Maria Ausherman. Email

* LIFEGUARDS The Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center offers a lifeguard training course March 8, 15, 17 and 24 at Central Oahu Regional Park in Waipio. It’s a blended learning course that has online/hands-on skills. Call aquatic director Ruthie Heuton at 677-8510.

* GREEN DAY Pearl City Project Grad seeks vendors for its March 16 Green Day Garage Sale and Fair. Fee is $50 per outside booth and $25 per student booth. Submit applications by Feb. 28 for the fair, which has a theme of “reuse, recycle, reinvent and renew.” Call 778-2752, 722-5101 or


* AARP TAX HELP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help through April 11 for lowto-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. Call 450-2549.

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

* STRIDERS The Leeward Stroller Strides group meets at 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Central Oahu Regional Park, offering a fitness walk for moms with tots in strollers. Monthly fee is $60. A Kapolei group meets at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 398-6275.

* HULA No Kealoha O Hula has 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 ages 18-50 are welcome to learn and compete in this fun team sport. Call 454-3847 or visit

* 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 $6.50 for non-members. Call 432-2260.

* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee is organizing 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

* 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.

* STORIES Kapolei Library has free, interactive children’s storytime sessions at 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays for ages 3-5. Call 693-7050.

* MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market at Momilani Community Center offers about 20 vendors and a new family activity from 3 to 7 p.m. each Friday at 715 Hoomoana St. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

* MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High School hosts a farmers’ and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the school parking lot, with more than 30 vendors selling locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts. There also are demonstrations and cultural presentations for the public. Call 697-3599.

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