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* RAIL HEARING The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a public hearing on various Honolulu Rail Transit construction issues, including the Pearlridge station, at 10 a.m. Aug. 5 at the FilCom Center on Mokuola Street. Call 768-8277.

* NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Ewa Beach Library, the Aiea board meets at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Aiea Library, Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. Aug 28 at Kapolei High cafeteria and Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

* ROTARY TALK Hawaii News Now general manager Rick Blangiardi is guest speaker at the Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Aug. 8 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High. Speaker for Aug. 15 is Kapolei Family Court chief judge Mark Browning. Email

* PEARL CITY BON Pearl City Hongwanji invites the public to its bon dances at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 at 858 2nd St. Call 455-1680.

* AIEA BON Soto Mission of Aiea Taiheiji has its bon dances at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 at 99-045 Kauhale St. Call 488-6794.

* PLASTIC FACTS Suzanne Frazer of Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii discusses “Protecting the Ocean and our Health – Plastic Reduction Solutions” at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at Kapolei Library. The 90-minute presentation includes details about chemicals in plastic, persistent organic pollutants and more. Call 693-7050.

* KEIKI GARDEN Urban Garden Center continues its Children’s Gardening series with “The Life of Plants” from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10, featuring an interactive exhibit, workshop and talks at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. in Pearl City. Call 453-6050.

* GETTING ORGANIZED Simply Organized hosts a workshop on “The Best of Feng Shui and Life” at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 with life guide Alice Inoue at its Kapolei store. Call 693-8888.

* STARGAZING The Hawaiian Astronomical Society brings its telescopes to Geiger Community Park in Ewa from 7:05 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10 for a free stargazing party. Go to or email

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Aulani resort conference center, 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 16 and 7:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Waikele Center, and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Ewa Beach Elementary. Call 848-4770.

* LCC MARKET ‘Nalo Farms introduces a weekly farmers market Aug. 11 at Leeward Community College, featuring local produce and prepared dishes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday. Call 259-7698.

* SENIOR HEALTH Kaiser Permanente hosts a free Senior Summit talk, “Ready, Set, Thrive: Online Tools to Help You Live a Healthy Life,” at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2235.

* VEGAN COOKING Vegetarian chef Ori Ann Li conducts a free cooking demonstration at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Ewa Beach Library (689-1204), 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at Kapolei Library (rescheduled from July 27, 693-7058), and at 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Aiea Library (483-7333). Li also will give out tasty samples, answer questions and sign copies of her book, Ori Ann Li’s Vegan Paradise: 65 Unforgettable Recipes.

* NO FALLS Kaiser Permanente hosts a free Senior Summit talk on “Fall Prevention” (for women only) at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Kunia/Waipahu Curves, 940-300 Farrington Hwy. #G-11. Call 676-8305.

* HEALTHY HOME Malama Learning Center sponsors a Healthy Ohana workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at Ilima at Lehano in Kapolei. Fee is $10 or $25 for a family of three. Dietitian Elizabeth Walker shares tips on meal planning, exercise and making less sugary drinks. Register at 692-8200, ext. 2267.

* COUNTRY GALA The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii presents the 17th annual Walk In The Country at 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Lanikuhonua at Ko Olina, featuring food, wine and an auction. For reservations, call Karen at 949-4203 or email To donate online, go to kinthecountry.

* AIEA MARKET Pearlridge Center opens a farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 17, offering produce, hot meals and Hawaii-made food products every Saturday in front of Sears and Zippy’s. Call 388-9696.

* WAIMALU HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 6-mile intermediate hike in Waimalu valley at 8 a.m. Aug. 18. Visit

* ROYAL MUSIC The Royal Hawaiian Band entertains at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at Pearlridge Center Uptown. Call 922-5331.

* CAR SEATS Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic conducts a free inspection of child safety and booster seats from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Pre-register at 432-2260.

* DECLUTTERING Simply Organized hosts a free workshop on “Declutter Solutions: Age in Place or Move” with Cynthia Arnold of Senior Move Managers and Declutter Hawaii at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at its Kapolei store. Call 693-8888.

* LAUGH SHACK Lanai & Augie’s “Comedy Laugh Shack” is booked for 8 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 26 at Coral Creek Golf Course’s Pueo Restaurant. Tickets are $12 at the door or by calling 479-0576.

* 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.

* KUNIA LIVE Kunia Shopping Center stages its second qualifying round of Kunia Live! from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Bank of Hawaii parking lot. The singing competition is open to all ages. Register online at

* AIEA BOOK CLUB Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Aiea Library to discuss Dave Eggers’ A Hologram for the King. Email

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


* FLEA MARKET Hawaii Self Storage conducts a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at 2009 Lauwiliwili St. in Kapolei with new items daily and plenty of vendors. Email

* KI WELLNESS Shizendo ki method founder Hideo Kimura conducts a ki wellness class at 6 p.m. weeknights at Aiea Soto Mission to share tips on pain relief and healthy exercise. Free trials are allowed. Call 671-1422.

* HULA AIEA Halau Hula O Kana Kapeka is accepting new students for hula and Tahitian dance classes that start in September at St. Elizabeth Church Hall in Aiea. Call 255-4001.

* HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha No Hula halau offers adult beginner classes at 6 p.m. and intermediate classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Village Park. Fee is $25 plus a refundable $25 deposit. Call instructor Desiree Numango at 478-0404.

* WAIPAHU SENIORS The city has weekly activities and programs for two senior citizen clubs in Waipahu: Waipahu Cosmopolitans at 9 a.m. Fridays (678-0871) and Waipahu Seniors at 9 a.m. Wednesdays (675-7129).

* PEARL CITY SENIORS The city has weekly activities and programs for Pearl City Seniors Club at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Manana Community Park. Call 453-7550.

* WAIAU SENIORS The city has weekly activities and programs for Waiau Seniors Club at 9:30 a.m. Mondays at Waiau District Park. Call 453-7555.

* MAKAKILO SENIORS The city has weekly activities and programs for Makakilo Seniors Club at 9 a.m. Mondays at Makakilo Community Park. Call 672-8465.

* EWA SENIORS The city has weekly activities and programs for Ewa Hui Aloha at 8:30 a.m. Fridays at Asing Community Park. Call 681-6435.

* CRESTVIEW SENIORS The city has weekly activities and programs for Crestview Sunrisers at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at Crestview Community Park. Call 671-4838.

* ZUMBA Debbie Rosario leads a Zumba class at 6 p.m. each Friday at Makakilo Elementary School. Fee is $5 per class. Call 780-5640. * ZUMBA Pinoy Crew 808 leads Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at FilCom Center. Fee is $5 per session. Call 680-0451.

* YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Waiau District Park. Call 381-4376.

* 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.

* TACKLE BALL 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.

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