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West Oahu Highlights

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* KEIKI FILM HUI Pearlridge 16 and Kapolei 16 Theatres’ Keiki Film Hui screens Rio 2 at 10 a.m. July 30 and 31, with children’s tickets costing $1. Visit consolidatedtheatres.com.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 30 at the Kakuhihewa building in Kapolei, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Pearlridge Center Downtown, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Calvary Chapel on Komo Mai Drive, 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 5 at Bank of Hawaii Kapolei (James Campbell building), 7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 9 at LDS Makakilo Stake cultural hall and 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 9 at Ewa Town Center Foodland. Call 848-4770.

* PAU HANA MUSIC Randy Allen entertains from 6 to 8 p.m. July 31, and the Llamedo Sisters perform Aug. 7 for pau hana at Aiea Bowl and The Alley Restaurant. Call 445-8236.

* ROTARY TALKS Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Guest speaker July 31 is Darryl Grace of Mokulele Airlines, Aug. 7 is Gov. Neil Abercrombie, and Aug. 28 is UH president David Lassner. Email htnedd@gmail.com.

* WAIPAHU BON Waipahu Soto Zen Temple Taiyoji has its bon dances at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 at 94-413 Waipahu St., with food booths opening at 6, taiko at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and Okinawan dancing at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Call 671-3103.

* KROC COMEDY Kroc Center presents “Comedy at the Kroc” at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 featuring local comedians Jose Dynamite and James Mane. Admission is $10 at the door or in advance, with pre-show plate dinners from 5:30 to 6:30. The center is at 91-3257 Kualaka’i Parkway in Ewa Beach. Call 682-5505.

* SWAP MEET, DRIVE Kapolei High School offers two events Aug. 2 on campus: a swap meet from 8 a.m. to noon with vendors welcome ($15 general, $25 businesses); and a clothing drive for charity from 9 to 11 a.m. Project Grad earns cash for each pound of clothing, shoes, purses, linens, drapes, blankets, pillows, towels and belts donated. Call Lolita at 692-8200, ext. 2246, or email ltakeda@hurricanes.k12.hi.us.

* PLANT SALE Halawa Xeriscape Garden has an Unthirsty Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Aug. 2 at 99-1268 Iwaena St.; also featuring free workshops by master gardeners and experts, food, a Royal Hawaiian band concert, keiki activities, exhibits, free mulch and more. Call 748-5041.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized offers a free workshop on “Travel Organized, Comfortable and Efficient on your Next Vacation” with Arlene Shiratori-Wong at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 at its Kapolei store, 889 Kamokila Blvd. Call 693-8888.

* SOVEREIGNTY ‘Olelo channel 53 airs Community Forum #7 of the Sovereignty Conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 on “United Nations & Reinstated Hawaiian Government.” The forum was held in June at Kapolei High School, sponsored by Kapolei-Makakilo-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board’s Hawaiian affairs committee. Email drkionidudley@hawaii.rr.com.

* AIEA BON Soto Mission of Aiea has its bon dances from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 at 99-045 Kauhale St.; food booths open at 5:30, taiko starts at 6:30 both nights, and Okinawan dancing is at 9 p.m. Aug. 9. Call 488-6794.

* PEARL CITY BON Pearl City Hongwanji has its bon dances from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 at 858 2nd St.; food booths and a country store open at 5:30. Call 455-1680.

* QIGONG Veteran instructor Stuart Holloway leads a one-hour Qigong/Tai Chi workshop at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* RAIN GARDENS Oahu Urban Garden Center presents a workshop on “Rain Gardens for Home Gardens” from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. Hard copies of the how-to manual cost $15 on site or they can be downloaded at hui-hawaii.org/resources. For details, call 453-5050.

* QIGONG Instructor Stuart Holloway leads a Qigong/Tai Chi workshop on reducing stress at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at Kapolei Library, for ages 12 and older. Call 693-7050.

* HOOPS BENEFIT A 3-on-3 basketball fundraiser is planned for Aug. 10 at Campbell High School to benefit head basketball and track coach Wyatt Tau, who recently lost his home in a fire. Fee is $20 per player. Call 218-9955 or email benefitballhawaii@gmail.com.

* YOUTH FOOTBALL KapCity Hurricanes register players for youth flag and tackle football now through Aug. 31 for the fall season (September-November). Area practices are held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays. Call 393-5844 or visit face-book.com/usoathletics.

* FAIR VENDORS Vendors and sponsors are invited join the fourth annual Emergency Preparedness Fair, set for Sept. 6 in Ewa Beach. Call 682-0111 or email dharlor@aol.com.


* FOOTBALL Ewa Beach Sabers Youth Football is registering youths now for the fall season of flag and tackle football. Practice is weekdays at Asing Community Park. Visit face-book.com/ebsyf or call 722-2616.

* WAIPAHU ZUMBA Zumba classes with Sexy Crew are back every Thursday at 6:30 p.m at United Visayan Community Hall, 94-833 Awanei St. in Waipahu. Drop-in fee is $5. Call 393-8073.

* AIKIDO Aikido Yuishinkai Honolulu leads ki and martial arts classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Halawa District Park, second floor, for all ages. They follow the teachings of Koretoshi Maruyama and Morihei Ueshiba. Call James Peters at 256-9944.

* SELF-DEFENSEAustin Streadbeck leads a self-defense class from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday and Thursday at Makakilo Community Center, based on the teachings of Henry Okazaki’s Kodenkan/Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Call 383-1480.

* WELLNESS Shizendo Ki method founder Hideo Kimura teaches therapy exercises and how to use Ki to monitor pain and emotional release for beginners at 6 p.m. each Monday and Friday. Adult beginner aikido classes are at 7:30 the same nights, all at Soto Mission of Aiea, 99-045 Kauhale St. Call 671-1422.

* MARKET CLOSED The weekly market at Leeward Community College has been closed.