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* E-LIBRARY Kapolei Library presents free hands-on workshops about its online databases at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 24 to conclude a series on e-learning resources. Call 693-7050.

* PRIVATE SCHOOLS Hawaii Association of Independent Schools sponsors an admissions fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at UH West Oahu. Call 973-1530.

* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Waiau District Park, Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Waipahu FilCom Center, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Kapolei High cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

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

* ROTARY TALKS U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is guest speaker at the Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Sept. 26 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High. Email

* AIEA ROTARY Pearlridge Rotary Club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Pearl Country Club to hear from Dean Okimoto of Nalo Farms and Hawaii Farm Bureau. Email

* TRAIN HEARING The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Mission Memorial Building in Honolulu on Hawaiian Railway Society’s request to allow a new train museum on a historic site at 91-1001 Renton Road. Call 768-8023.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized offers free FreedomRail workshops at 1 and 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.

* MARSH HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers help to restore Pouhala Marsh from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Part of the Waikele watershed, the marsh is located across the street from the transfer station on Waipahu Depot Road. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Sept. 28 at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Ewa Beach Elementary School on Papipi Road, and 7:30 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 2 at the State of Hawaii building, 601 Kamokila Blvd. in Kapolei. Call 848-4770.

* BOOK SALE The Friends of Pearl City Library have a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 in the library’s meeting room. Call 453-6566.

* WORK DAY PLAN E Ola Pono Ma Kapolei Community Drug-free Coalition hosts a planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Kapolei High teachers lounge to prepare for an Oct. 5 community work day. Call 484-9787.

* NEW LIBRARY The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a hearing at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at Kapolei Hale on a special management use area permit to allow construction of Nanakuli Library, to be located on the makai side of Nanaikapono Elementary School. Contractor is Kimura International. The new, one-story branch will serve Nanakuli and Maili and has been in the works more than 20 years. Call Sery Berhanu at 768-8033.

* AIEA BOOK CLUB Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Aiea Library to discuss Alan Brennert’s Palisades Park. All readers are welcome. Email

* ADVOCATES Court Appointed Special Advocates Hawaii sponsors a training session from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 for five Saturdays at the Ronald Moon Judiciary Courthouse in Kapolei for volunteers who want to represent children in courtrooms, and who apply by Sept. 27. Call 683-8398 or visit

* KAPOLEI DANCE Kapolei’s chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 14 and 21 at Makakilo Community Park. Classes meet at 7 p.m. Mondays for eight sessions in cha cha and tango starting Oct. 7. Call 781-2076 or 220-6026.

* PC DANCE Pearl City’s chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students Oct. 8, 15 or 22 at Manana Elementary School for classes that run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 3, with nominal fees. Fall dances are mambo and foxtrot. Call Theresa at 224-5927.

* STARGAZING The Hawaiian Astronomical Society brings its telescopes to Geiger Community Park in Ewa from 6:40 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12 for a free stargazing party. Go to or email

* WAIPIO VENDERS Registration is open for vendors who wish to join the Pre-Holiday Swap Meet & Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Waipio Shopping Center. Call 523-9744.


* TRX BOOT CAMP Classes in yoga and Tabata Boot Camps (suspension training) are forming in Kapolei and Ewa Beach for ages 12 and older, with the first class free. For details, call Eden at 392-2763.

* CHORUS CLASSES Fall classes for Hawaii Youth Chorus (ages 5-12) and HYC Teen Glee (ages 12-17) meet Saturday mornings, now through Dec. 14, at Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St. – the younger group at 9:30 a.m., the older group at 10:30 a.m. Fee is $45 per month. Call Desi at 623-2411.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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. Call 398-6275.

* ROLLER DERBY The Aloha City Rollers are recruiting new players and referees for league play in the West Oahu area. All men and women ages18-50 are welcome to learn and compete in this fun team sport. Call 454-3847 or visit

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

* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee working to organize Community Emergency Preparedness Teams (CERT) to train residents in how to respond to a disaster. To request training or offer help, 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

* KEIKI COUNCIL The Central District South Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Moanalua High School Room G104; and the Leeward council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday at the State of Hawaii building, 601 Kamokila Blvd. in Kapolei All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

* COMIC JAMS Pearl-ridge Center hosts Comic Jam Hawaii from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays Uptown, second level by Hot Unique Images for professional and amateur artists. Call 488-0981.

* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15- 9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. to Halawa District Park and 9-10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30-11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. Call 522-7088.

* PET FOOD DRIVE 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.

* BOXING BOXFIT808 in Aiea holds a “Women-Only Boxing Class” Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Call 256-1770 or visit

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