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Send West Oahu items by April 3 to be considered for the April 10 edition: Fax 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.

* 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 also begin April 1 at Asing Park, but move to Makakilo Community Center in May. Call 220-6026 or 781-2076.

* BALLROOM The Pearl City chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7 p.m. April 2 and 9 at Manana Elementary School for classes in East Coast swing and rumba. Classes meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 2-May 21 at the school. Call 224-5927.

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

* PIANO CLASS Classical pianist and teacher Ralph Hedges leads a “Music for a Lifetime” seminar at 6 p.m. April 3 at Waipahu Library, featuring demonstrations by his students. Call 675-0358.

* 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 and schools chief Kathryn Matayoshi April 11 in the Kapolei High faculty lounge. Send email to

* OHANA SING Ohana Music Together celebrates Sing with your Child Month at 10 a.m. April 4 at Smart Karate in Kapolei. Call 732-7464.

* MUSICAL Performing Arts Center of Kapolei presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this week at Kapolei High School Forum. Showtime is 6 p.m. April 4, and 7 p.m. April 5 and 6. Food and drinks also are available. Tickets cost $10 and $8. Visit or call 683-8015.

* WAIPAHU 75TH Waipahu High School has its 75th anniversary party from 4 to 8 p.m. April 5 on campus with food, entertainment, speeches and exhibits. Free shuttles run from parking lots at surrounding schools. Call 528-9555.

* 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.

* BIKE PATH HELP Volunteers clean up Pearl Harbor Bike Path from 8 to 11 a.m. April 6, meeting first at HPD’s training academy on Waipahu Depot Road or at Neal Blaisdell Park. Call 768-3248.

* MERMAID SHOW Ko Olina Resort presents “Call of the Mermaids” in Lagoon #3 at 6 p.m. April 6, featuring a free one-hour water show by Mermaid Kariel with sunset greeting, aqua performance and photo opportunity with the sirens of the sea. There’s limited free public parking at all lagoons, and beach parking closes at sunset (about 7 p.m.). Call 949-4131 or 675-2895.

* ROYAL MUSIC The Royal Hawaiian Band performs at 2 p.m. April 7 at Pearlridge Center Uptown, 10 a.m. April 17 at Leeward Community College and 6:45 p.m. April 20 at Kroc Center. Call 922-5331.

* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at Aiea Library, and the Ewa board meets at 7 p.m. April 11 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

* JOB FAIR Leeward Community College has a Career, College & Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 in the Lion Courtyard. It’s free and open to the public. Call Leeward Job Prep Services at 455-0240.

* SHAKESPEARE Leeward Community College’s Literature Department presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will at 8 p.m. April 11-13 and 18-20 in the Lab Theatre, directed by Betty Burdick. Admission is $10. Call 455-0355.

* AIEA FAIR Aiea High School’s PTSO sponsors a family fun fair from 4 to 9 p.m. April 12 with food, games, pony rides and much more. Call 382-7713.

* OPEN MARKET Prince Kuhio Community Center has an open market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, near the Hawaiian Home Lands building. Call 780-6082, 394-0050.

* STARGAZING The Hawaiian Astronomical Society brings its telescopes to Geiger Community Park in Ewa from 6:50 to 10 p.m. April 13 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. 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

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. April 13 at Kapolei Shopping Center and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 14 at Waikele Center. Call 848-4770.

* MOMILANI HOOPS Hui O Momilani sponsors basketball clinics April 20 at Pearl City High gym for grades 1 to 3 (8 a.m.) and grades 4 to 8 (12:30 p.m.). Fee is $25 and registration forms are due April 12. Call 864-9113.

* EWA AUTHORAuthor Tyler Miranda discusses his first novel, ‘Ewa Which Way, at 10:30 a.m. April 20 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.


* LIBRARY KEIKI Pearl City Library offers two continuing programs for keiki, through the first week of May: Preschool Storytime at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, and Puzzletime at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Call 453-6566.

* 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.

* 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

* BRIDGE PLAYERS Bridge players are invited to join in games with residents in the Makaha area. Call Flo at 695-8106.

* KEIKI COUNCIL The Central District South Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Moanalua High School Room G104; and the Leeward council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday at the State of Hawaii building, 601 Kamokila Blvd. in Kapolei All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

* 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 School has a farmers and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the school parking lot, offering more than 30 vendors with locally grown 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.

* EWA MARKET A Mahiku Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at The Waterfront at Pu’uola, 5105 Iroquois Ave. Call 225-4002.

* WAIPIO MARKET The Kaiser Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

* EWA MART Ewa Beach Shopping Center and Lay Farms sponsor a farmers market from 7 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. daily; the Serendipitous Gardener from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and The Bread of Life from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. to Halawa District Park and 9 to 10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. For more information, call 522-7088.

* XERISCAPE HOURS Halawa Xeriscape Garden is now open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring self-guided tours and free mulch for the community. Call 748-5041.

* SENIOR EXERCISE Hideo Kimura leads free wellness classes for seniors and others from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at Crestview Park building in Waipio Gentry, covering Ki energy and development, self-improvement and aikido warm-ups. Call 671-4838 or 671-1422.

* PET FOOD DRIVE The Kapolei and Pearl City PETCOs accept unopened, unexpired dry pet food daily for Hawaiian Humane Society to help owners better afford to feed their dogs and cats. Call 356-2217.

* STAR SIGHTINGS Ko Olina has astronomical star shows at 8, 9 and 10 nightly by reservation at 291-2464.

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