West Oahu Highlights
Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu. Fax items to 585-6324 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org one week ahead of the Wednesday publication date.
* STORK CLASSES Kaiser Permanente conducts “Stork” classes for expectant parents from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1-22 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1388 Moaniani St. Call early for reservations at 432-2260.
* BLOOD TALKS Kaiser Permanente presents a free Senior Summit lecture on “Blood Pressure and You” at 9 a.m. May 2 at the Leeward YMCA, 94-440 Mokuola St. (register at 671-6495), and at 10 a.m. May 14 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. (432-2235). All ages are welcome.
* ROTARY TALK Gina Mangieri speaks at Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting May 3 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Mangieri is a TV reporter and owner of the upcoming Cole Academy childcare center in Kapolei. Call 722-1489 or email email@example.com.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 in Aiea High School library, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at the Aulani resort conference room, and 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. May 6 at Pearlridge Center Downtown. Call 848-4770.
* COFFEE & TEE Calieco presents “Coffee and Tee,” a sale of local, handmade, vintage and authentic items, from 7 to 11 p.m. May 4 at 3rd Cup Cafe in the Kunia Times building. Call 888-6087.
* BENEFIT GOLF The Rush Hawaii Soccer Club hosts a benefit golf tournament May 4 at the new Ewa Beach Golf Course. Entry fees range from $150 for one player to $1,800 for four teams (12 players). To register, call 834-7874.
* GREEN CLASS Malama Learning Center registers student-teacher teams until May 4 for its June 5-8 workshop at Kapolei High School linking environmental issues to green jobs and STEM education. Fee is $40 per teacher, $20 per student. Call 692-8200, ext. 2267.
* BONSAI SHOW The Pearl City Bonsai Club has its exhibit and plant fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at Pearl Ridge Elementary School cafeteria with “some of the most beautiful and exotic bonsai trees on Oahu.” Demonstrations start at 11 a.m.
* CULINARY GALA Leeward Community College’s Culinary Arts Gala is open from 6 to 9 p.m. May 5 featuring tasty collaborations between students and professional chefs. Tickets cost $125. Call 455-0300 or 455-0298.
* LISTEN STORY State Sen. Mike Gabbard hosts a “Listen Story” from 9 to 10 a.m. May 5 at Starbucks in Kunia Shopping Center, including a legislative wrap-up. Call 586-6830.
* KUNIA MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Times Kunia building features the MDL Voice Studios from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 5, featuring popular and Broadway music by about 15 voice students. Open Mic Night starts at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. Call 888-6087.
* MASSAGE Rejuvenate Massage and Bodyworks hosts its grand opening from 3 to 7 p.m. May 5 with free food, prizes, music and massages – plus Mother’s Day specials throughout the month – at 94-1040 Waipio Uka St. #6, near Foodland in Waipio Gentry Shopping Center. Call 392-8805.
* BOOK SALE Pearl City Library has a specialized sale of children’s books from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6. For more information, call 453-6566.
* NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. May 10 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.
* BAND CONCERT Ewa Makai Middle School’s spring band concert begins at 7 p.m. May 11 in the school auditorium. Call 687-9500.
* CRAFT VENDORS Pearl City Community Association seeks vendors for its Spring Fling craft fair, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at Pearl City Highlands Elementary cafeteria. Call 453-6470.
* JOB FAIR A Leeward Job and Career Fair, co-hosted by the West Oahu Women’s Network and state Rep. Kymberly Pine, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Ewa Beach. For employers, the fee for space is $125, or $100 by May 4. Call 586-9730.
* MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market has re-opened at Momilani Community Center, where it offers about 20 vendors plus a new family activity from 3 to 7 p.m. each week. Call Kasey at 341-0568.
* MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High School has a farmers’ and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday on campus, offering more than 20 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts. Call 692-8200, ext. 2267.
* EWA MART A Mahiku Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at Ewa Beach Elementary School. Call 225-4002.
* WAIPIO MARKET The Kaiser Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.
* EWA MARKET Ewa Beach Shopping Center and Lay Farms sponsor a farmers market from 7 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. daily; the Serendipitous Gardener from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and The Bread of Life from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.
* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. at Halawa District Park and 9 to 10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Com-munity Park, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. For more information, call 522-7088.
* BUDDHISTS Kapolei Buddhist Sangha holds Sunday services at 9 a.m. at American Renaissance Academy at Barbers Point, including Dharma school for keiki. For more information, call Rev. Bert Sumikawa at 221-9661.
* HALAWA LUNCH Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers free Brown Bag tours from noon to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday, inviting working folks to take their lunch break in the garden and learn conservation tips at the same time. Call 748-5363.
* ZUMBA Waipahu United Church of Christ hosts Saturday classes in Zumba Gold for active seniors from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., and Zumba for beginners from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fee is $5. Bring towel and water. The church is at 94-330 Mokuola St. and has an unsupervised child space for parents. Call Yukie Alvarez at 619-471-7045.
* FLAG FOOTBALL The 808 Ohana Flag Football league is registering players age 4 to 17 for the upcoming season in West Oahu – from Kapolei to Aiea. Coaches and teams also needed. Call Richard at 590-1710 or email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* KEIKI TIME Pearl City Library hosts Preschool Storytime and Crafts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 25-May 16; and Toddler Puzzletime at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 26-May 17. For more information, call 453-6566.
* XERISCAPE HOURS Halawa Xeriscape Garden is now open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring self-guided tours and free mulch for the community. Call 748-5041.
* SENIOR EXERCISE Hideo Kimura conducts free wellness education classes for seniors and others from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Crestview Park building in Waipio Gentry, covering Ki energy and development, self-improvement and aikido warm-up exercises. Call 671-4838 or 671-1422.
* PET FOOD DRIVE The Kapolei and Pearl City PETCO stores accept unopened, unexpired dry pet food daily for the Hawaiian Humane Society to help owners better afford to feed their dogs and cats. Call 356-2217.
* ZUMBA Instructor Chanda Park teaches Zumba classes from 1 to 2 p.m. Sundays at Momilani Community Center. Fee is $5 per class; kids ages 10-15 get in free. For details, email email@example.com.
* SOFTBALL Ewa Beach Kolohe Girls Fastpitch Softball is conducting registration for its 12U and 14U teams until all team rosters are filled. The league also is looking for a head coach and assistant coaches for the 14U teams. Call Joe at 216-6214 to register or for more information.
* CHORALE New singers are invited to join the Kapolei Chorale at its rehearsals, held at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday in Makakilo. For directions and an interview, call 672-8888.
* SLACK KEYYameen Fong conducts beginner slack key guitar classes from 6:05 to 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. The course consists of four sessions, and students should bring their own guitars. For more information, call 685-6035 evenings or visit fongsmusic.homestead.com.
* STAR SIGHTINGS Ko Olina hosts “Stars Above Hawaii,” an astronomical star show at 8, 9 and 10 nightly by reservation at 291-2464.
* TOASTMASTERS Pearl City Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. every first and third Tuesday in the Mokihana Room of Pearlridge Gardens & Tower (98-1042 Moanalua Road). Call 780-2066.
* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Times’ Kunia Building has Open Mic at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. Any profits go to the community or nonprofits. Call 888-6087.
* VEGETARIAN Down to Earth offers vegetarian cooking classes at its Kapolei store. For more information, call 675-2300.
* ROTARY TALKS Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Kapolei High. For details, call 722-1489.