East Oahu Highlights

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* SONY OPEN The 2013 Sony Open runs from Jan. 7 to 13 at Waialae Country Club. For information on volunteering, call 523-7888.

* FOOD HEALTH Dr. Terry Shintani discusses “The 7-step Health Make-over: Lose Weight and Reduce your Need for Medication” at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at a Vegetarian Society meeting at Ala Wai Clubhouse, 404 Kapahulu Ave. The public is welcome. Call 944-8344.

* NEIGHBORS Diamond Head-Kapahulu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Kaimuki meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Kaimuki Christian Church, WaialaeKahala meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Hoaloha Kai Montessori School, Hawaii Kai meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria, and Palolo next meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Kaiser High library, 7 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Jan. 13 at Kahala Mall, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Kaimuki High, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Chaminade, and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 28 at KCC (behind Ohia). Call 848-4770.

* TAX PREP CLASS Hawaii Tax Help offers volunteer tax preparer training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26 at Chaminade, Kieffer Hall # 9. Learn it yourself, then help someone else. Call 381-0881 or info@hawaiitaxhelp.org.

* PAGEANT The Distinguished Young Women (formerly Junior Miss) pageant is set for 1 p.m. Jan. 13 in Sacred Hearts Academy auditorium. Tickets are $25. Email hawaii@distinguishedyw.org.

* ST. LOUIS MEETS St. Louis Heights Community Association meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at Hokulani Elementary. Call 737-5654.

* THIRD FRIDAY Third Friday Kaimuki is from 6 to 9 p.m. (or later) Jan. 18, featuring dozens of restaurants, shops and bars on Waialae between Koko Head and 8th avenues celebrating the new year with entertainment, demonstrations and free samples. Visit kaimukihawaii.com.

* MAKAPUU HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 2-mile novice hike up Makapuu at 8 a.m. Jan. 19. Visit htmclub.org.

* TRASH PICKERS Kaimuki Christian Church seeks volunteers from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 to pick up trash and remove graffiti in Kaimuki. Meet at the Ekahi House garage on Mahina Avenue. Call 735-1771.

* BOXING Palolo Valley District Park’s boxing ring hosts the Hawaii State/Regional Boxing Championships from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19 and 1-4 p.m. Jan. 20 for all 17- to 34-year-old male and female boxers registered with USA-Boxing, who have fought five bouts. Email bkawano@aol.com.

* STARGAZING The Hawaiian Astronomical Society hosts a free “star party” with telescopes from 6:15 to 10 p.m. Jan. 19 at Kahala Community Park, at 4495 Pahoa Ave. Call 683-0118.

* GOOD FOOD Dietitian Rita Madden leads two free classes at East Oahu libraries, complete with food samples: “Healthy Food Is Tasty Food” at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at Hawaii Kai Library (397-5833), and “Preparing Quick and Healthy Meals” at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at Aina Haina Library (377-2456).

* SCHOLARSHIPS OHA briefs students on Native Hawaiian scholarships and financial aid at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at the KCC dining hall. Call 594-1888.

* DESSERT CLASS Pastry chef Michael Moor-house leads a hands-on class in creating chocolate truffles, “Sweet Surrender,” from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at the Kahala Resort. Fee is $85. Call 739-8760.


* WEIGHT LOSS Kaiser Permanente hosts ongoing Weight Watchers meetings at 6 p.m. Thursdays at its clinic in Hawaii Kai Executive Plaza. Call 1-800-651-6000.

* PIANO MAN Piano jazzman David Swanson plays from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday in the Veranda lounge at the Kahala Hotel. Call 739-8760.

* INTELLECTUAL KCC offers Intellectual Property Management at 6 p.m. Thursdays, designed for companies and entrepreneurs. Fee is $35. Call 734-9211.