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* SWAP MEET LAND Public comment is 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 info@honoluludpp.org. To view the environmental impact statement, visit http://oeqc.doh.hawaii.gov/shared%20documents/ea_and_eis_online_library/oahu/2010s/2011-05-08-oa-eispn-aiea-zone-change.pdf.

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

* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. March 26 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. March 27 in Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu at 7 p.m. March 27 at the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

* LIBRARY HOURS Public libraries close March 26 (Kuhio Day), March 29 (Good Friday) and March 31 (Easter). Open on March 30 is the Kapolei branch, among others. Call 831-6877.

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

* MUSICAL Performing Arts Center of Kapolei presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat now through April 6 at the Kapolei High Forum. Show-time is 6 p.m. March 28 and April 4, and 7 p.m. March 29, 30 and April 5 and 6. Refreshments also are available. Tickets cost $10 and $8. Visit pack-apolei.org or call 683-8015.

* CAREGIVERS The Caregiver Foundation leads a support group at 7 p.m. March 28 at its Kapolei office. Call 625-3782.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 to 11:45 a.m. March 28 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei, 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. March 29 at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church on Lumikula Street, 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 30 at HPD Training Academy on Waipahu Depot Road, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 at Waikele Center. Call 848-4770.

* HONEYBEES The Kapolei-based Malama Learning Center leads a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon March 30 at Kahumana Farms in Waianae on honeybees, their pests, diseases and care. Fee is $10 or $25 for families of up to three people. Call 542-9107 or email janice@malamalearningcenter.org.

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building presents 1Light playing jazz and Latin music at 7:30 p.m. March 30. Artist of the month is graffiti artist Janice Gaspar, with Garret Fogg and Brandon Brenes. Call 888-6087.

* MANANA HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 3-mile novice hike on the Manana trail to Waimano pool at 8 a.m. March 30. Visit htmclub.org.

* 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.

* OHANA SING Ohana Music Together celebrates Sing with your Child Month at 10:30 a.m. March 30 at Sounds of Success Preschool in Aiea, and 10 a.m. April 4 at Smart Karate in Kapolei. Call 732-7464.

* KAPOLEI DANCE Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association, Kapolei chapter, signs up students at 7 p.m. April 1, 8 and 15 at Asing Park on Renton Road for Monday night classes in samba and waltz. Classes start April 1 at Asing Park, but move to Makakilo Community Center in May. Call 220-6026 or 781-2076.

* 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 thereadingtutor@gmail.com.

* SAFE DRIVERS The AARP Driver Safety program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 2 at Kaiser’s Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for others. Call 1-888-227-7669.

* ZUMBA Pinoy Crew 808 leads Zumba classes beginning April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the FilCom Center, and meets for one hour every Wednesday and Friday. Fee is $5 per session. Call 680-0451.

* STRESS TALKS Kaiser Permanente presents free Senior Summit lectures on “Life in Balance, Conquering Stress” at 11:15 a.m. April 3 at Leeward YMCA, 94-440 Mokuola St. (671-5695) and 10 a.m. April 8 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. (432-2235).

* KAPOLEI ROTARY Kapolei Rotary Club hears from HSTA president Wil Okabe at 7:30 a.m. April 4 in the Kapolei High faculty lounge. Email info@lime-lighthawaii.com.

* ORGANIZE Simply Organized presents free workshops April 6 at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard: “Declutter Solutions: Age in Place or Move” with Cynthia Arnold of Senior Move Managers at 1 p.m., and a FreedomRail workshop at 3 p.m. Call 693-8888.

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

* IPA GALA Island Pacific Academy hosts a “Treasures of the Caribbean” gala and auction from 6 to 11 p.m. April 13 at Ihilani Resort. Tickets are $130 and reservations are recommended by April 5. Call 674-3523, ext. 520, or visit ipahawaii.org/mardigras13.

Ongoing

* 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 808derby.com.

* MASTERS SWIM Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has a U.S. Masters swimming program that meets at 7 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call Ruthie Heuton at 677-8510.

* 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.

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

* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee is 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.

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