East Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of East Oahu events. Email items by March 28 to cchang@midweek.com or fax to 585-6324. The next edition is April 4.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at Kapiolani Community College, 7 to 11:30 a.m. March 8 at Saint Louis School, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 14 at Foodland headquarters on Harding Avenue, 7 a.m. to noon March 18 at Kahala Mall, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 22 at Kaiser High library, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 at Hawaii Kai Towne Center by Costco, and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 3 at Kaimuki High School. Call 845-9966.

* INFAMY TALK Visiting scholar Gary Okihiro discusses “Hora, Hora, Hora, Pearl Harbor and Others Acts of Infamy” at 10:30 a.m. March 7 at Kahala Nui Senior Living Community, 89 Malia St. The public is welcome. Call 371-6679.

* NEIGHBORS Diamond Head-Kapahulu-St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. March 8 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Palolo meets at 7 p.m. March 14 at Palolo Elementary cafeteria, Waialae-Kahala meets at 7 p.m. March 15 at Hoaloha Kai Montessori School, Kaimuki meets at 7 p.m. March 21 at Kaimuki Christian Church Fellowship Hall, and Hawaii Kai meets at 7 p.m. March 27 at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

* HTY PLAY Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents Blue at 11 a.m. March 12 at Kaimuki Library. The free play is a humorous, whimsical show about tolerance and understanding for ages 3 and older. Call 733-8422.

* KAIMUKI ALUMS Kaimuki High School Foundation has its annual benefit dinner and concert from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 17 in th school cafeteria and auditorium. Call 255-2653.

* STARGAZERS Hawaiian Astronomical Society stages a Star Party from 6 to 10 p.m. March 31 at Kahala Community Park, 3221 Waialae Ave. Telescopes provided. Email peter@besenbruch.info.

* EGG HUNT The Diamond Head park complex Easter Egg Hunt is set for 9:30 a.m. March 31 at Kaimuki Community Park for ages 12 and younger. Call 733-7351.

* ROTARY GALA The Hawaii Kai Rotary Club sponsors “A Night to Remember” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 21 in the KCC Culinary Institute Dining Room. Tickets cost $55 and include heavy pupus, wines, a silent auction and Rotary wine glass. Proceeds support scholarships and the Oahu Youth Football League. Call 387-3771 or 396-5535.


* FLAG FOOTBALL The 808 Ohana Flag Football League is registering players age 4 to 17 for its Kapahulu team for the upcoming season. Also needed are head coaches and assistant coaches. Email Mark at 808ohanaflag@gmail.com.

* RECYCLING Reynolds Recycling’s Kalama Valley redemption center has expanded its service to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 501 Kealahou St., accepting HI-5, aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel scrap metals. It’s closed from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 487-2802.

* MARKETS East Oahu residents can shop at these farmers markets: Kaiser High PTSA sponsors one at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays on campus (394-1200); the city’s People’s Open Market is open from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Palolo Valley District Park and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Hawaii Kai Park-n-Ride (522-7088). Markets open every Saturday are at KCC from 7:30 to 11 a.m. (8482074) and the Hawaii Kai Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kaiser High (394-1200). Hawaii Kai Towne Center’s farmers market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday behind Panda Express (3960766). Koko Marina Center hosts a market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Maunalua Communities Foundation on the first Sunday of the month. Call 551-8930.

* BOTTLE CAPS The Kapahulu Goodwill store accepts plastic bottle caps for recycling (as new resin) at 3335 Campbell Ave. in order to keep them from reaching the sea and being consumed by birds. Acceptable are caps from plastic shampoo, peanut butter jars, toothpaste and Gummy-bear vitamins. Call 393-2168.

* MARTIAL ARTS The U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center has classes in Indonesian martial arts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at Niu Valley Shopping Center for ages 16 and up. Fee is $60 per month. Call 386-0559.

* ZUMBA, TOTS Kahala Mall hosts Zumba with Isle Fitness at 8 a.m. Saturdays in the theater rotunda (3516921) and Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at center court (732-7736).

* TAHITIAN DANCE Tunui’s Royal Polynesian Keiki Tahitian Dance classes meet Saturday mornings at Kahala Elementary for beginning and intermediate students. Call 277-2205.

* SENIORS Koko Head Seniors Club meets for an activity or excursion at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Kuapa Isle Clubhouse. Call Steve at 395-3096.

* AIKIDO Hawaii Kai Aikido Association offers classes with head instructor Alan Koide at 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Koko Head District Park. Call 722-8769 or 387-1655.

* MEETING DOGS Hawaii Dog Foundation offers a “meet and greet” with its adoptable dogs from noon to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Marina Pet Supply at Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Call 256-6927.