West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com or fax them to 585-6324 by Jan. 29 to be considered for the Feb. 5 edition.

KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Makakilo Community Park for classes in Merengue and West Coast Swing. Classes are meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays at the park, 92-1120 Makakilo Drive. Call 781-2076 or 220-6026.

NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Waiau District Park, Aiea at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Aiea Library (pending library move), Ewa at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Ewa Beach Library, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Kapolei High cafeteria, Waipahu at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

MOVIE NIGHT Ewa Beach Library screens Despicable Me 2 at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in a free family film night. Call 689-1204.

E-LEARNING Kapo-lei Library’s Tech Tuesday class at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 is about “E-Learning” — introducing the many classes and training programs available for free in the library for cardholders. Call 693-7050.

NATIVE ‘AHA OHA presents a Native Hawaiian Scholar-ship ‘Aha from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the LCC campus center. Call 594-1888.

EPIC NIGHT Two youth ministries, Impact 808 and Epic, combine to sponsor a free Epic Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at New Hope Leeward (in Waipahu Town Center) featuring “amazing feats for strength, bars bent, phone books ripped in half, bricks broken and much more.” Call 678-3778.

AIEA ROTARY Pearl-ridge Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at Pearl Country Club to hear guest speaker Bob Coolen, UH softball coach, and Feb. 7 to hear Jason Higa, president and CEO of FCH (Zippy’s). Email ihmpcm@hawaiiantel.net.

BUG BATTLE Halawa Xeriscape Garden conducts a workshop on “Good Bug vs. Bad Bug” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Specimens of pesky insects are welcome, and fee is $5. Registration opened Jan. 14 at 748-5363 and closes Jan. 31.

BIKE PATH RUN The Pearl Harbor Bike Path 10K race begins at 6 a.m. Feb. 1, sponsored by Kamehameha girls track team, and 300 runners are expected. The route starts and ends at Lehua Elementary School. Call Gay at 384-6611.

NISHIHARA TALKS State Sen. Clarence Nishi- hara, D-District 17 (Wai-pahu-Pearl City), hosts monthly coffee hours at 9 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Walmart McDonald’s in Pearl City, and 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at Aiea High library, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 6 at Pearl City High multi-purpose room, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Tony Group Autoplex, and 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Feb. 8 at Pearlridge. Call 848-4770.

ROTARY TALKS Su-san Murray, executive-in-charge of Queen’s Medical Center West, is guest speaker at the Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Feb. 6 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High. Email htnedd@gmail.com.

GREEN CAREERS Deadline is Feb. 7 to register for the Hawaii Green Collar Institute’s spring intersession program, set for March 17-21 and sponsored by Malama Learning Center at Kapolei High School. Emphasis will be on ocean conservation and careers for grades 10-12. Fee is $20. Call 692-8200, est. 2267.

BAREFOOT DIVAS Leeward Community College Theatre presents Barefoot Divas, six indigenous females from across Oceania, at 8 p.m. Feb. 7. Call 455-0380.