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* GMO TALKS Seeds of Truth sponsors a panel discussion of GMO impacts from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 in Kapolei Middle School cafeteria. Title is “Pesticides, GMOs and Papaya – an Unnatural Disaster in Paradise.” A talk on long-term effects also is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Waianae District Park. Call 292-1179.

* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board 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.

* FREITAS TALK UH West Oahu chancellor Rockne Freitas addresses Kapolei Rotary Club at its 7:30 a.m. Aug. 29 meeting in the Kapolei High faculty lounge. Email

* FLOOD FEES City Councilman Breene Harimoto hosts an information meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 in Waimalu Elementary cafeteria to discuss concerns about the expanded flood-hazard map around Waimalu Stream. Call 768-5008.

* 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’s traveling exhibit of Kalaupapa history, “A Source of Light, Constant and Never-Fading,” closes Aug. 30. Call 455-0268.

* PBS TALK PBS Hawaii’s Leslie Wilcox is guest speaker at Pearlridge Rotary Club’s 11:30 a.m. Aug. 30 meeting at Pearl Country Club. For more information, email

* SABERS REUNION Deadline is Aug. 31 to sign up for the 1978 Campbell High School 35-year reunion, “Back in the Days,” set for 7 p.m. to midnight Nov. 9 at Hush Boutique Lounge in Waikiki. Call Karen at 226-7983.

* 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 MARKET Pearlridge Center hosts a farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays by the highway fronting Sears and Zippy’s. The Aug. 31 market also has music by Danny Fernandez, prizes and keiki activities. Visit

* KALAELOA RUN RRCA/Mid Pacific Road-runners Club conducts the Kalaeloa 20K Run at 6 a.m. Sept. 1 at White Plains Beach, around Barbers Point and back. Call 373-3609.

* FINANCE TIPS The FilCom Center presents a financial literacy program at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 featuring experts in banking, ID theft, litigation and senior issues. The center is located at 94-428 Mokuola St. in Waipahu. Call 680-0451.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sept. 5 at Leeward Community College. Call 848-4770.

* 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 free Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Ewa Makai Middle School. Disaster information and exhibits are planned for the community. Call 682-0111 or email

* HERO ART Comic Jam Hawaii presents a Hero Drawing Workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Aiea Library for ages 8 and older. Paper, pencils and crayons will be provided; other art supplies welcome. Call 483-7333.

* TINY TOTS Pearl City Tiny Tots begins its fall session Sept. 8, meeting from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. each Sunday with stories, music, movement and drama for ages 3 and 4 at Momilani Community Center. Call Patty at 623-5690.

* PARENT PROJECT The Hawaii Parent Project conducts a parenting skills series beginning Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Waiau Elementary School library. Call June at 753-8135.

* BON DANCE Pearl City Nursing Home plans a bon dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 for residents and the public at 919 Lehua Ave. Call 687-3280.

* CANE HAUL RACE The Waipahu Cane Haul Run/Walk starts at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at Waipahu Town Center, sponsored by Waipahu Community Coalition, Weed and Seed-Waipahu, YMCA and the town center. A health fair and farmers market also are open from 7 to 9 a.m. Call 469-0330.


* KI WELLNESS Shizendo Ki method founder Hideo Kimura leads free wellness classes for seniors and others from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Soto Mission in Aiea, sharing hands-on skills on pain relief and healthy exercise. Free trials are allowed. The mission is located at 99-045 Kauhale St. Call 671-1422.

* LCC MARKET ‘Nalo Farms presents a weekly farmers market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays in parking lot C at Leeward Community College, featuring local produce and prepared dishes. Call 259-7698.

* 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

* AIEA MARKET Pearlridge Center hosts a farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays by the highway fronting Sears and Zippy’s. Visit m.

* 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.

* HULA KAPOLEI Na Pua O Kekoolani conducts hula classes at 4 p.m. Thursdays for keiki (ages 4 to 12), and 4:45 p.m. Thursdays for teens and wahine in the Makakilo-Kapolei area. Call 258-3930.

* WAIPAHU CLUBS The city has weekly activities 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).

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

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

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

* CRESTVIEW CLUB The city has weekly activities 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 welcomes layers 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 275-6134.

* STRIDERS Leeward Stroller Strides 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.

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