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* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at Aiea Library, Ewa meets at 7 p.m. March 14 at Ewa Beach Library, Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. March 26 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. March 27 at Kapolei High cafeteria and Waipahu at 7 p.m. March 27 at the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

* CAREGIVERS The Caregiver Foundation leads a support group at 7 p.m. March 12 in the Pearl City-Aiea area. Call 625-3782.

* KAPOLEI ROTARY Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. March 14 in the Kapolei High faculty lounge to hear an Alaska Airlines official discuss its expanded service to Hawaii. The March 21 speaker is new Hawaiian Home Lands chair Jobi Masaganti with updates on area housing and shopping plans. Email

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building presents Tony Kato and Ken Leung playing jazz at 7:30 p.m. March 15 and Slam Poetry Night at 8 p.m. March 16. Artist of the month is graffiti artist Janice Gaspar, with Garret Fogg and Brandon Brenes. Call 888-6087.

* GREEN DAY Pearl City Project Grad sponsors a Green Day Garage Sale and Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 at the school with the theme of “reuse, recycle, reinvent and renew.” Call 778-2752 or

* STARGAZING The Hawaiian Astronomical Society brings its telescopes to Geiger Community Park in Ewa from 6:40 to 10 p.m. March 16 for a free stargazing party. Go to

* RECYCLING The Democratic Party of Hawaii sponsors a Going Green community cleanup day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 16 at Aloha Stadium’s Kamehameha Highway lot, accepting all kinds of recyclables. For curbside pickup, call 286-4333; for towing of cars, call 291-6151.

* ORGANIZE Simply Organized presents a free workshop at 1 p.m. March 16 on “Declutter and Organize for Spring with Iris Plastic Containers” at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard, led by Bill Jenks. Call 748-5363.

* SWAP MEET The Friends of Kaleiopuu PTO conduct a benefit swap meet from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 16 in the school parking lot, 94-665 Kaaholo St. Call 358-5868.

* FAMILY TREES Genealogy researcher and Kapolei resident James Gay leads a free local genealogy workshop at 10:30 a.m. March 16 at Kapolei Library, featuring a demonstration of the free website The program is suitable for adults. Call 693-7050.

* LCC IMPROV Leeward Community College Lab Theatre presents “In Yo Face Improv” at 8 p.m. March 16. Tickets cost $10. Email Shawn Thomsen at

* BUY A HOME Cold-well Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free seminar, “Buy a Home with No Money Down,” at 4:30 p.m. March 17 at its Kapolei Commons office. RSVP to 947-8101.

* OHANA SING Ohana Music Together celebrates Sing with your Child Month at 10 a.m. March 18 at Kapolei Library, and 10:30 a.m. March 30 at Sounds of Success Preschool in Aiea. Call 732-7464.

* BASEBALL GOLF The Kahala Warriors Baseball Club has its sixth annual benefit golf tournament at noon March 19 at Ewa Beach Golf Club. Players pay $150 each or $400 for a three-man team, including golf, lunch and buffet dinner. Proceeds will help send players to the Xtreme Diamond World Series in San Diego. Games are played at Central Oahu Regional Park and in Manoa. Call Curt Kalama at 782-8432 or Stan Nuuhiwa at 554-1335.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. March 19 at Tony Group Autoplex on Ka Uka Boulevard, 7 to 11:45 a.m. March 22 at Monsanto Co. on Kunia Road, 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. March 24 at Ewa Beach Elementary on Papipi Road, 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. March 29 at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church on Lumikula Street, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 at Waikele Center. Call 848-4770.

* DANCE CLASSES The Pearlridge chapter of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students beginning March 19 and 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Waimalu Elementary School for classes in rumba and East Coast swing. Classes run from April 2-May 21. For fees and details, call 836-4579 or 488-3935.

* GIFT BAGS Eco-crafter Evelyn Nakamura leads a workshop on making gift bags out of old calendar pages at 6 p.m. March 20 at Waipahu Library. Supplies are provided but double-stick tape and more calendars and tissue would be handy. Call 675-0358.

* MUSICAL Performing Arts Center of Kapolei presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat March 22-April 6 at Kapolei High School Forum. For tickets, visit

* CAR SEATS Kaiser Permanente conducts free keiki car seat/booster seat inspections from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at Waipio Shopping Center. To register, call 432-2260.

* TRIATHLON Water-front at Puuloa Triathlon, sponsored by Pacific Sport Events, is set for 7 a.m. March 24 at Iroquois Beach and beach park. Call 864-0113 or email

* WEST HIKES The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 12-mile advanced ridge hike to Waiau and the Koolau crest at 8 a.m. March 24; and a 3-mile novice hike on the Manana trail to Waimano pool at 8 a.m. March 30. Visit

* SWAP MEET LAND Public comments are due March 25 to the city Department of Planning and Permitting on a zone change application for Live, Work, Play Aiea, a development proposed for the Kam Swap Meet site by CP Kam Properties. Email

* CHURCH EASTER St. Nicholas Episcopal Church plans a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. March 29 and Easter Sunday services at 8:30 and 10 a.m. March 31, followed by an egg hunt, visits to Nazareth Town, Bible activities and a potluck brunch. Everyone is invited. Events are held at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei. Call 685-1215.

* KAPOLEI SPRING Kapolei Shopping Center presents “Spring is in the Air” from noon to 2 p.m. March 30 with a bunny petting zoo, butterfly house, face-painting, crafts and photos with Keoki Cottontail. Call 732-7736.

* BOOK SALE Friends of Kapolei Library plan a sale of books (and other media) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30, plus a close-out sale at 3:30 and volume discounts throughout the day. Call 693-7050.

* AIEA BOOK CLUB The Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. April 1 at the Aiea Library to discuss Daughters of Fire by Tom Peek. Email

* CYCLING TIPS Hawaii Bicycling League instructors run a Commuter Cycling 101 class from 1 to 3 p.m. 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


* KARTING John Ledesma leads karting clinics from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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 .

* KART RACES The Super Quick Racing League sponsors 14-lap kart races at 6:30 p.m. 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

* STORYTIME Waipahu Library has a storytime for children ages 3 to 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.

* AARP TAX PREP 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 run through April 11. Call 450-2549.

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

* 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 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 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 Heaton at 677-8510.

* RUGBY Players and coaches can join UGO Athletics-Hawaii Youth Rugby in several age-group teams for boys, and under 16 for girls. Call 692-3589.

* YOGA Holistic Energy Yoga classes meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday at Mobilian Community Cent-tera. Fee is $10 per class. Call 381-4376.

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