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West Oahu Highlights – 1/01/14

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com or fax them to 585-6324 by Jan. 1 to be considered for the Jan. 8 edition.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 30 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Pearl-ridge Center, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Ewa Beach Elementary, and 7:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Jan. 11 at Kapolei Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

* STADIUM RUNAloha Stadium stages the Neon Vibe 5K at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3. The florescent glow family fun run costs $50 per person, and gates open at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Kapiolani hospital and Hawaii’s Children’s Miracle Network. Visit the website theneonvibe.com.

* KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7 p.m. Jan. 6, 13 and 20 at Makakilo Community Park for classes in Merengue and West Coast Swing. Classes start at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 for eight Mondays at the park, 92-1120 Makakilo Drive. Call 781-2076 or 220-6026.

* SCHOOLS REOPEN Public schools reopen to students Jan. 7, following a teacher workday Jan. 6.

* MANANA DANCE The Pearl City chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 14 for classes in cha cha and tango. Classes meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday starting Jan. 7 at Manana Elementary School for a nominal fee. Call 456-2129.

* WAIMALU DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 and 14 at Waimalu Elementary School for classes in cha cha and tango. Classes meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Jan. 7-Feb. 25 at Waimalu for a nominal fee. Call 836-4579 or 488-3935.

* PARK SIGNUPS City parks offer walk-in registration for their spring programs Jan. 8, 9 and 10. Visit honoluluparks.com.

* HIRING FAIR The 2014 Hire Leeward Job & Career Fair is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 8 at UH West Oahu, offering a wide range of employers, and job-centered seminars. Visit hirelee-ward.com.

* NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Ewa Beach Library, and Aiea meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Aiea Library. Call 768-3710.

* GABBARD HOUR State Sen. Mike Gabbard hosts a Listen Story hour at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 at Pray Eat Love Cafe, 533 Manawai St. #304. Call 586-6830

* OKADA THERAPY Dr. Leon Garcia presents “Okada Purifying Therapy” at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at Pearl City Library. Call 453-6566.

* AIEA ROTARY Pearl-ridge Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Pearl Country Club to hear from Anthony Chrisco, founding member of Fascia Research Society. For details, email ihmpcm@hawaiiantel.net.

* FILM FEST Ko Olina hosts a Children’s Film & Music Festival from 1 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the resort’s Kohola Lagoon (No. 1), featuring films and live shows, activities and more for families. Admission is $20 and $10. Call 671-2752.

* COMPOST The Board of Water Supply’s Halawa Xeriscape Garden conducts a bokashi composting workshop, “Composting in a Bucket,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $10, including a pound of mix. Call 748-5363 to register before Jan. 17.

* FENG SHUI Clear Englebert leads a free class in Feng Shui Bagua at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Kapolei Library (693-7050) and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Pearl City Library (453-6566).


* ‘WAR’S END’ Kapolei High School students partner with Kapolei Library to present “Images at War’s End” now through Feb. 22 at the library, featuring photos and memorabilia from the USS Missouri battleship. Call 693-7050.