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* PIGEONS Doug Beter presents his Rainbow Pigeons at 1 p.m. July 1 at Pearl City Library and talks about their care and flying talents. Call 453-6566.

* WAIPAHU TV Waipahu High team’s performance on It’s Academic Hawaii are broadcast at 7 p.m. July 1 and 6 p.m. July 7 on KFVE TV. Visit

* KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei chapter of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. July 1, 8 and 15 at Makakilo Community Park for lessons in mambo and foxtrot. Classes also start July 1 for eight Monday nights for a nominal fee. Call 781-2076 or 220-6026.

* TAIKO Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble performs at 6:30 p.m. July 2 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 689-1204.

* WAIMALU DANCE Registration is set for 7 to 8 p.m. July 2 and 9 at Waimalu Elementary School for classes in samba and waltz with the Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association. Classes run from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, July 2-Aug. 20 with nominal fees. Call 836-4579 or 488-3935.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 2 at Pali Momi Medical Center, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 4 at Pearlridge Center, 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8 at the state’s Kakuhihewa Building in Kapolei, and 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 13 at Kapolei Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

* MANANA DANCE Registration is set for 7 p.m. July 2 and 9 at Manana Elementary School for classes in samba and waltz with the Pearl City chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association. Classes run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 2-Aug. 20 with nominal fees. Call 224-5927.

* MUSICAL SALUTE The Battleship Missouri Memorial marks Independence Day with “A Salute to Valor” music festival at 2 p.m. July 4. Singers from ensembles around the country will join together to form the Festival Chorus and perform patriotic music. Shuttle service will be provided for those without base access. Admission is $7. Call 1-800-727-1999, ext. 166.

* MAGIC Magician Alan Arita entertains with comedy, illusions and audience participation at 10:30 a.m. July 6 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* FOOD TRUCKS Kapolei High School hosts a community fair and ‘Eat the Street’ food trucks from 3 to 8 p.m. July 6 at the school stadium, including entertainment, crafts and door prizes. Proceeds benefit school teams and clubs. Call 692-8200, ext. 2246.

* GOODWILL HELP Goodwill Industries conducts a drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 6 at Pearlridge Center Uptown, seeking new or gently used clothing and accessories from shoppers. Call 488-0981.

* RUMMAGE SALE Performing Arts Center of Kapolei conducts a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon July 6 at Kapolei High cafeteria for its travel fund for an upcoming Disneyland trip. To schedule a drop off or offer help, call 683-8015.

* COFFEE HOURS State Rep. Clarence Nishihara hosts a monthly coffee hour at 8 a.m. July 6 at the Pearl City Walmart Mc-Donald’s and at 8 a.m. July 13 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized offers a free workshop on FreedomRail for cool closets at 1 p.m. July 6 and “Organizing for your Brain Type” with Nancy Nino at 1 p.m. July 20 at the Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.

* SKIN CANCER Kaiser Permanente sponsors a free Senior Summit talk on protecting your skin at 10 a.m. July 8 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2235.

* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. July 8 at Aiea Library, Ewa meets at 7 p.m. July 11 at Ewa Beach Library, Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. July 23 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. July 24 at Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. July 24 at FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

* SAFE DRIVING The AARP Driver Safety class for ages 50 and older is set for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 9 at Kaiser’s Waipio clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Fee is $12 for members, $14 for non-members. Call 545-6024.

* AIEA BOOK CLUB Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Aiea Library to discuss Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival. The Aug. 1 topic is Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forever. Email

* HULA CAMPS Na Pua o Keko’olani Halau has summer hula camps in Makakilo for wahine and keiki ages 4 and older from 4 to 6 p.m.Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 15. Call 754-0051.

* BON DANCES Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of Hawaii has its bon dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 12-13 at 2280 Auhuhu St. in Pearl City (455-3212) and Waipahu Hongwanji Mission has its bon dance from 7 to 10 p.m. July 12-13 at 94-821 Kuhaulua St (677-4221).

* NEW PARENTS Salvation Army’s Kroc Center hosts “Baby’s Home, Now What?,” a free workshop for new and expectant parents, from 10 a.m. to noon July 13, including refreshments and a raffle. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Hawaii Childbirth Professionals and the Doula Network of Hawaii. Call 561-1383.

* KEIKI GARDENERS Pearl City Urban Garden Master Gardeners conduct an Organic and Sustainable Gardening workshop (“The Ethics of Permaculture”) from 9 a.m. to noon July 13 as part of its Children’s Gardening Series. Also planned: Literature in the Garden at 9 and 11 a.m., featuring the story “Stone Soup” by John Muth. Preregister at 453-6050.

* STARGAZING Hawaiian Astronomical Society brings its telescopes to Geiger Community Park in Ewa from 7:15 to 10 p.m. July 13 for a free stargazing party. Go to or email

* ORCHID SHOW Ewa Orchid Society has its annual orchid show and plant sale, “Ewa Orchid Express,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 and 20, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 at Ewa Elementary School on Renton Road, featuring workshops and demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 19 and 20, and 10 a.m. July 21. Call 351-6897 or go to the club’s Facebook site.

* UNIFORMS August Ahrens Elementary School distributes school uniforms from noon to 4 p.m. July 24 in the main cafeteria. Also, a meet-and-greet will replace its open house on the following hourly schedule Aug. 2: grade 1 at 8 a.m., grade 2 at 9, grade 3 at 10 , grade 4 at 11, grade 5 at noon and grade 6 at 1 p.m. Kindergartners have separate parent orientations. Call 675-0202.

* PREP FAIR Vendors, exhibitors and donors are invited to participate in the Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair, set for Sept. 7. Call 682-0111 or email


* BUTTERFLIES Pearl-ridge Center presents an exhibit of butterflies, “Flutter: A Green Experience,” now through July 14, complete with workshops, hands-on activities and a scavenger hunts for prizes. Fee is $3, and keiki under 8 are admitted free with a paying adult. Call 488-0981.

* KALAUPAPA Leeward Community College hosts an exhibit of Kalaupapa history, “A Source of Light, Constant and Never-Fading,” now through Aug. 30. Call 455-0268.

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