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* NEIGHBORS Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. May 22 at Kapolei High cafeteria, Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. May 22 at the FilCom Center and Pearl City at 7 p.m. May 28 at Waiau District Park. Call 768-3710.

* CAREGIVERS The Caregiver Foundation sponsors a support group at 7 p.m. May 23 at its Kapolei office. Call 625-3782.

* ROTARY TALK Sherry Menor-McNamara, CEO-to-be at Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, is guest speaker at the Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting May 23 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High. Her topic is the impact of new legislation on business in Hawaii. Email

* HARMONY The Sounds of Aloha Chorus pays tribute to the USS Missouri in its annual concerts, set for 2:03 and 7:33 p.m. May 25 at Leeward Community College Theatre. The show features Vocal Spectrum and other award-winning barbershop quartets and choruses. For tickets, call 497-3811.

* GARDEN CLASS Halawa Xeriscape Garden conducts a Spiral Keyhole garden workshop at 10:30 a.m. May 25 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5. Call 748-5363.

* POUHALA MARSH Hawaii Nature Center volunteers clean up Pouhala Marsh on Waipahu Depot Road from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 25. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

* BOOK SALE Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church has a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at 91-1004 North Road (next to Campbell High) featuring books, movie DVDs, music CDs, used office furniture and bookshelves. Call 685-4460.

* JUBILEE Several nonprofits and churches present the Waipahu Community Jubilee from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at 94-371 Ana Lane near August Ahrens Elementary, giving away backpacks, school supplies and food, plus games and door prizes. Also planned is registration for Champions for Jesus summer fun. Call 677-3992 or 206-1398.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26 at Waikele Center and from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 28 at Monsanto Company on Kunia Road. Call 848-4770.

* CITIZENSHIP The FilCom Center offers U.S. citizenship classes at 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 1-29, in partnership with the Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center. Fee is $25. Call 680-0451. The center is at 94-428 Mokuola St. in Waipahu.

* AIEA BOOK CLUB The Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. June 6 at the Aiea Library to discuss Katherine Govier’s The Printmaker’s Daughter. Email


* HIDEAWAY BAND 11th Hour performs original and cover rock music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every third Saturday at the Hideaway, 1 Coral Sea Road in Kalaeloa. Free admission for ages 21 and older with military ID. Call 347-1323.

* ZUMBA Kaiser Permanente offers a Zumba class at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, now through June 17 at its Waipio Clinic. Fee is $6.50 per class for non-members. Call 432-2260.

* YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Waiau District Park. Call 381-3276.

* FOOTBALL USO Athletic Club is signing up players in grades 5-8 for tackle football (no weight limit) and grades 1-4 for flag football (Jr. Prep league). Coaches also are needed. Call Leilani at 275-6134.

* VEGGIE COOKS Down to Earth offers free vegetarian cooking classes at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at its Kapolei store, and at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday at its Pearlridge store. Call 947-3249.

* ZUMBA Pinoy Crew 808 leads Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday at the FilCom Center. Fee is $5 per session. Call 680-0451.

* 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 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.

* 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 Heuton at 677-8510.

* 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 m. * EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee 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.

* 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

* 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. For more information, call 586-5363.

* 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. For more information, call 488-0981.

* ROTARY P.M. The Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Roy’s Ko Olina, second floor, for a program and light dinner. Cost is $20. RSVP to

* 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 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 with more than 30 vendors of local produce and products. 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 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 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays 7-8 a.m. to Halawa District Park and 9-10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays 7-8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30-11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. Call 522-7088.

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