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* FITNESS Shake that Fitness 808 begins dance fitness classes at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 1 and meets each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at United Visayan Hall, 94-833 Awanei St. in Waipahu. Call Susan at 282-6340.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 2 at the State of Hawaii building, 601 Kamokila Blvd. in Kapolei, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Waterfront at Puuloa in Ewa Beach, and 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 12 at Kapolei Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

* 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

* PARADE Waipahu High School stages its home-coming parade at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 from the school to Waipio Access Road and back to the school. Call 528-9552.

* AIEA ROTARY Pearlridge Rotary Club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Pearl Country Club. Its Oct. 11 meeting features guest speaker and local theater and music critic John Berger. Email

* ESTATE PLANNING Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii conducts a free workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at Maili Elementary School on wills, power of attorney and advance health care directives. Call 528-7046.

* WORK DAY PLAN E Ola Pono Ma Kapolei Community Drug-free Coalition sponsors a community work day from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at seven areas in Kapolei, meeting first at 8:30 a.m. at Kapolei High School, and followed by lunch for volunteers. Call 484-9787.

* 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, (but who apply by Sept. 27). Call 683-8398 or visit for updates.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized offers a free workshop, “Declutter Solutions: Age in Place or Move,” at 1 p.m. Oct. 5, and a free FreedomRail workshop at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.

* 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.

* NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Ewa Beach Library, and the Aiea board meets at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Aiea Library. Call 768-3710.

* UH SOCCER The UH women’s soccer team has four remaining home games at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium: Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. vs. UC Santa Barbara; Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. vs. Cal Poly, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. vs. UC Irvine, and Nov. 3 at noon vs. Cal State Northridge.

* CIRCUS Modern American Circus performs Oct. 11-13 and 18-19 at Aloha Stadium. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $51 to $26. Call 781-4773.

* FALL FAIR Prince Kuhio Community Center sponsors a safety and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, featuring orchids, food, keiki ID (9 a.m. to noon), crafts, art and displays. Park for free at DHHL. Call 394-0050.

* CLUBHOUSE Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse presents a benefit luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Honolulu Country Club. Donation is $60, and proceeds go to the club’s programs for people with mental illness. Call 216-8294 by Oct. 4 to reserve seats.

* RECYCLING Waipahu High School conducts a Going Green recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12, accepting all kinds of recyclable items, canned food and more. Proceeds go to the school. Call 291-6151.

* THE QUEEN Kapolei Library hosts a free participatory program on Queen Lili’uokalani’s legacies at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12, with readings, a sing-along, talk story and short film, narrated by Meleanna Aluli Meyer, a descendant of the queen’s confidante Emma Nawahi. Call 693-7050.

* COMPOSTING Pearl City’s Urban Garden Center has a “Composting with Kids” class from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12, with volunteers from Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Adults pay $5 at the door. Call 453-6050.

* 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.


* SOCCER SIGNUPS Leeward Region 269 AYSO is registering boys and girls age 4 to 18 (from Makakilo to Makaha) for spring soccer, with the season starting in January. Fee is $70. Visit

* FITNESS Fit Wiz Hawaii offers classes in Pilates, yoga, Tabata and TRX Beach Boot Camps (suspension training) in Kapolei and Ewa Beach for ages 12 and older, with the first class free. Visit

* BRIDGE PLAYERS Bridge players are invited to join in games with residents in the Makaha area. Call Flo at 695-8106.

* MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market at Momilani Community Center offers about 20 vendors plus a new family activity from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays at 715 Hoomoana St. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

* MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High has a farmers and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot, with more than 30 vendors of locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts, demonstrations and cultural presentations. Call 697-3599.

* EWA MARKET A Mahiku Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at The Waterfront at Pu’uola. Call 225-4002.

* WAIPIO MARKET Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

* BUDDHISTS Kapolei Buddhist Sangha conducts Sunday services at 9 a.m. at American Renaissance Academy at Barbers Point, including Dharma school for keiki. Call Rev. Bert Sumikawa at 221-9661.

* STAR SIGHTINGS Ko Olina hosts an astronomical star show at 8, 9 and 10 nightly by reservation at 291-2464.

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