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* 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.

* KAPOLEI PLAN A planning meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. July 8 in the Kapolei High teachers lounge to coordinate E Ola Pono Ma Kapolei’s second community workday. The Coalition for a Drug-free Hawaii group is fighting substance abuse in the area. Call 484-9787.

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

* 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.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at the state Kakuhihewa Building in Kapolei, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 13 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 7 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 21 at Waikele Center and 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 28 at Ewa Beach Elementary School. Call 848-4770.

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

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

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

* ROTARY TALK Director of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Jobie Masagatani is guest speaker at Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting July 11 in the Kapolei High faculty lounge. Email

* AIEA BOOK CLUB Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. July 11 at 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).

* COFFEE HOUR State Rep. Clarence Nishihara has his monthly coffee hour at 8 a.m. July 13 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* 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 a raffle and refreshments and sponsored by the nonprofit Hawaii Childbirth Professionals and the Doula Network of Hawaii. Call 561-1383.

* KEIKI GARDENERS Pearl City Urban Garden Master Gardeners run 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. Pre-register 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. Email

* DRUGSTORE Walgreens has a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14 at its new store at Laulani Village Shopping Center in Ewa Beach, with free shave ice, glitter tattoos, a bouncer, live entertainment, food and keiki activities.

* AUGIE T West Oahu comedian Augie T. performs a benefit show at 7 p.m. July 19 in Kapolei High auditorium for the Makakilo Ducks Youth Flag Football team. Admission is $10. Call 457-7028.

* SCHOOL SUPPLIES Kapolei Rotarians have a school supply drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kapolei Walmart (July 19) and Longs Drugs (July 20-21). Email

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