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* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. May 28 at Waiau District Park; the Aiea board meets at 7:30 p.m. June 10 at Aiea Library. Call 768-3710.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 28 at Monsanto Co. on Kunia Road, 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m. June 2 at Ewa Beach Elementary School on Papipi Road, and 7 a.m.-12:45 p.m. June 8 at Kapolei Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

* DRAINAGE The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. May 29 at Kapolei Hale on the special management area use permit and shoreline setback variance needed to build a 150-foot-wide by 1,750-foot-long drainage canal on Malakole Street in Campbell Industrial Park. Call Ann Asaumi at 768-8020.

* CAR SEATS Kaiser Permanente sponsors a free keiki car seat/booster seat inspection from 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 31 at Alphabetland Pearl City, 1716 Komo Mai Drive. Call 432-2260.

* PEST CONTROL Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council offers a workshop on Organic Pest Control and Pest ID at 9 a.m. June 1 at the Pioneer Research facility in Kunia. Fee is $5. Call 622-9026.

* ACUPUNCTURE Licensed acupuncturist MeiLin Maunakea discusses acupuncture and other treatment modalities used in traditional Chinese medicine at 2 p.m. June 1 at Aiea Library. Call 483-7333.

* WAIMANO HIKES Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 14-mile advanced hike in Waimano to the Koolau crest at 8 a.m. June 1; at the same time and date, the club plans a 5-mile intermediate hike to the Waimano tunnels. Visit

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized offers a free FreedomRail workshop at 1 p.m. June 1 at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.

* YOUTH LEADERS Ewa Weed and Seed has a leadership training conference with HPD officers from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 at Kroc Center in Kapolei for students in grades 9 to 11. The program, lunch and transportation (from the Ewa Boys and Girls Club) are free. Call 723-8411.

* AIEA HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 12-mile advanced hike to Aiea Ridge at 8 a.m. June 2. Visit

* BOWLING Aiea Bowl hosts a special edition of Madhouse Mondays with a BAMF party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 3, featuring art, music, fashion and bowling for ages 18 and older. Call 488-6854.

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

* ROTARY TOUR Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. June 6 for “breakfast on the road” at Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy at 1787 Shangrila Ave. Email

* ORCHID SHOWAiea Orchid Club has its annual orchid show and sale June 7-9 at Aiea Elementary School. Call 224-5824.

* PLANTING The Urban Garden Center sponsors “Let’s Plant” in its children’s gardening series from 9 a.m. to noon June 8 at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. in Pearl City. Topics include sowing seeds, building raised beds and getting dirty. Call 453-6050.

* GEOCACHING Kapolei Library plans a Geo-caching program at 10:30 a.m. June 8 to explain all one needs to know about the global hide-and-seek game. Call 693-7050.

* HEALTH TESTS Sam’s Club pharmacy in Pearl City offers free men’s health screenings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8, including prostate, thyroid, blood pressure, body mass and vision tests. Visit

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

* CHARITY GOLF The Joshua Neves Children’s Foundation hosts a benefit golf tournament with events beginning at 10 a.m. June 14 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach, Fee is $435 for a three-person team, including lunch, dinner, prizes and more. Visit

* TRAINING The Building Industry Foundation course, ComPACT: Building Skills to Build Lives, is accepting applications through June 14 from adults living in the Ewa Beach area for pre-apprenticeship construction training. Call 629-7505.


* 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 has free vegetarian cooking classes at 4 and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at its Kapolei store, and 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 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 at Kapolei Regional Park. Call 398-6275.

* HULA No Kealoha O Hula leads 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 adults age 18-50 can learn and compete. Call 454-3847 or visit

* MASTERS SWIM 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 teaches beginner slack-key guitar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. The course has four sessions, and students should have their own guitars. Call 685-6035 evenings or visit

* 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. 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

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

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

* STAR SIGHTINGS Ko Olina hosts “Stars Above Hawaii,” an astronomical star show at 8, 9 and 10 nightly by reservation at 291-2464.

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