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* 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.

* SCHOOL’S OUT All public schools are closed Oct. 7-11 for fall break; and again Oct. 14 for Teachers Institute Day.

* WAIMALU DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association begins fall classes in mambo and fox trot at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Waimalu Elementary School. Classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 26, with nominal fees. Students are welcome to sign up from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15 at the school. Call 488-3935 or 836-4579.

* 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, Aiea meets at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Aiea Library, Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at FilCom Center. 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.

* AIEA ROTARY Pearl-ridge Rotary Club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Pearl Country Club, featuring guest speaker and local theater and music critic John Berger. Email

* CIRCUS Modern American Circus performs Oct. 11-13 and 17-19 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 ranges from $51 to $16. Call 781-4773.

* NEEM TREES Halawa Xeriscape Garden sponsors a hands-on workshop on neem trees at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at 1268 Iwaena St., led by neem enthusiast Saleem Ahmed, covering their care and uses. Fee is $5; register at 748-5363.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 12 at Kapolei Shopping Center, and 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 20 at Waikele Center. Call 848-4770.

* RECYCLINGWaipahu 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 conducts a “Composting with Kids” class from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12, featuring volunteers from Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Adults pay $5 at the door. Call 453-6050.

* HEALTH TESTS Sam’s Club Pearl City offers free women’s health screenings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 to promote early detection and prevention of breast cancer and thyroid issues. The service continues on the second Saturday of each month.

* BREWFEST Kapolei Foundation and Kapolei Rotary Club present Oahu Brewfest from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Paradise Cove to fund scholarships for West Oahu students. The benefit features chefs, restaurants and breweries, a fashion show and Halloween costume contest. Tickets cost $70. Call 497-2963.

* 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

* CANSTRUCTION Pearlridge Center stages its annual Canstruction competition from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Uptown center court as a benefit for Hawaii Foodbank. Bring five cans of food to participate in the Kids Can Corner. Call 488-0981.

* PUMPKIN FEST Aloun Farms hosts its 13th annual Great Kapolei Pumpkin Picking Patch from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 at 91-1440 Farrington Hwy. Admission is $2 and includes entertainment, hayrides, pony rides, farm food, picture booths, games, education and self-pick pumpkins, corn and sunflowers. Call 677-9516.

* MANANA HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 10-mile advanced Manana ridge hike to Pacific Palisades summit at 8 a.m. Oct. 13. Visit

* ROTARY TALKS Ruby Tuesday’s general manager Mark Taylor is guest speaker at Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Oct. 17 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Email

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized leads a free FreedomRail workshop at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.

* WAIPIO VENDERS Registration is open for vendors who wish to join the Pre-Holiday Swap Meet & Craft Fair, set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Waipio Shopping Center. Call 722-6467.

* KANOELANI FAIR Kanoelani Elementary School has a craft and family fun fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at 94-1091 Oli Loop in Waipio Gentry. Call 675-0195.

* KUNIA LIVE Kunia Shopping Center conducts its final qualifying event in its Kunia Live singing competition, Kunia Live!, from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Bank of Hawaii parking lot for the Nov. 16 finale. Register at, and bring your own music or song lyrics.

* RIGHTS FILMS Kapolei Library screens documentary films on “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” at 1 p.m. Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2 and 16. Call 693-7050.

* DINE FOR KIDS Auntie Pasto’s Kunia sponsors “Dining for Kids” from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at 94-673 Kupuohi St. when a portion of its receipts will go to Parents Inc. Call 223-4541.

* CHAMBER MUSIC Chamber Music Hawaii presents the Galliard String Quartet at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the UH West Oahu library. For tickets, call 489-5038. (Students with ID are admitted free.)

* MARKET PARTY Makeke Kapolei Farmers Market celebrates its second anniversary from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Kapolei High parking lot with live entertainment, door prizes, trick-or-treating and more. Call 692-8200, ext. 2267.

* POUHALA MARSH Hawaii Nature Center volunteers clean up Pouhala Marsh in Waipahu from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26. To offer help, call Pauline at 955-0100, ext. 118.

* WESTERN FEST Ohana and Friends of West Oahu sponsor the second annual Western Oahu Festival at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Kalaeloa Raceway Park with live country music, a petting zoo, pony rides, Aloun farmers market, keiki land, and plenty of friendly competitions for cash. The finale is a Smash Out Cancer Demolition Derby (for breast cancer awareness). Visit to register for the contests.

* CALABASH Malama Learning Center hosts the benefit “Calabash & Cooks” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Kapolei High School Plaza, featuring eight chefs and Kapolei students creating ethnic cuisine, a silent auction, entertainment and drinks. Tickets cost $35 in advance, $20 for keiki and $75 for VIP. Call 497-5323.

* COACHES WANTED Hawaii Wrestling Officials Association seeks adults to officiate high school wrestling matches for the 2013-2014 season and no experience is necessary. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at Aiea High School gym. Call Stan Ono at 753-3968 or email him at


* PHONE TIPS Verizon Wireless offers a variety of free workshops throughout October for new users of any brand of “smart phone” at its Kapolei Commons, Pearl Highlands and Pearlridge Center stores. To register, visit

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

* MONTHLY YOGA Tanyce Wong leads a free yoga class at 10 a.m. on the last Saturday of each month in Aiea. Call 486-9642.

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

* KI WELLNESS Shizendo ki method founder Hideo Kimura leads a ki wellness class at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Aiea Soto Mission, 99-045 Kauhale St. Free trials are allowed. Call 671-1422.

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