West Oahu Highlights
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* WAR RECALLED Battleship Missouri Memorial marks the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II with speeches and a ceremony at 8 a.m. Sept. 2. The event is free to the public, with shuttles running from Pearl Harbor Visitor Center starting at 7 a.m. Call 455-1600, ext. 246.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 4 at LCC campus, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei, and 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Pearlridge Center Downtown. Call 848-4770.
* WAHINE SOCCER The UH Wahine Rainbow soccer team plays UCLA at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and Washington State at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Waipio Peninsula Stadium, and admission is free. Visit hawaiiathletics.com.
* AIEA HULA Hula classes on five skill levels begin this month at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church hall in Aiea, conducted by Halau Hula ‘O Kala Kapeka. The church is located at 99-312 Moanalua Road. For schedule and registration, call 255-4001.
* HOMEOWNERS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties offers a community seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 on “Homeowner: So, you have equity, what next?” at the Kapolei Star-Advertiser Building on Kapolei Parkway. RSVP by Sept. 4 to Freda Young at 375-6600.
* SOVEREIGNTY “The Sovereignty Conversation” forum series, co-hosted by Makakilo’s Keoni Dudley, airs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 on ‘Olelo channel 53. Visit thesovereigntyconversation.org.
* GROWING FOOD Permaculture designer Matthew Lynch discusses “Foodscaping & Permaculture” at 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at Kapolei Library. Lynch co-founded the Permablitz Hawaii movement that installs edible landscapes for free in Oahu backyards. Call 693-7050.
* NISHIHARA HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara meets with residents for a coffee hour at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at Walmart Mcdonald’s in Pearl City and 9 a.m. Sept. 13 at Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.
* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Aiea Library program room at 99-374 Pohai Place, and the Ewa board meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.
* GOLF WALL The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Mission Memorial conference room on a zone-change request from Gentry Investment Properties to allow an 8-foot wall on its land just west of Coral Creek Golf Course. Call 768-8029.
* QIGONG A Qigong workshop with Stuart Holloway has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 (from Aug. 9) at Kapolei Library, with warmups, tai chi basics and more. Call 693-7050.
* HO’OLAULE’A Pearlridge Center Uptown hosts a Keiki Ho’olaule’a from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 as part of Aloha Festivals, with continuous hula, demonstrations, music and an appearance by the 2014 royal court. Visit pearlridgeonline.com.
* GARDENS Urban Garden Center presents two workshops at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13 for a $5 donation each: a hands-on workshop on cleaning and caring for personal garden tools (bring tools); and “Peace Gardens for School Gardens & Your Own Backyard.” Preregister at 453-6050. Also planned for Second Saturday are a mini plant sale, garden tour, demonstrations and a plant clinic from 9 a.m. to noon.
* MOVIE NIGHT Prince Kuhio Community Center screens The Lego Movie at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at 91-1279 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei. The free public event, sponsored by the center and Hawaii Maoli, also has free parking in the DHHL lot. Food, entertainment and craft vendors open at 3 p.m. Call 394-0050.
* LEADERSHIP Express Employment Professionals presents a leadership seminar with Jack Smalley on how to motivate and retain key talent from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Hawaii Okinawa Center. For fees and details, call 525-5225.
* CAMPBELL 1972 Campbell High School’s Class of 1972 plans its 60th-birthday party for Sept. 19-23 in downtown Las Vegas, via Vacations Hawaii. For details, call Myrna at 265-2412.
* CAMPBELL 1969 Campbell High School’s Class of 1969 plans a reunion potluck picnic from 10 a.m. to sunset Sept. 27 at Pearl Harbor Rainbow Marina Cabanas. Bring your own drinks, and mail payment form by Sept. 12. Details are at facebook.com/jchsclassof69.
* MARSH HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers meet to help restore Pouhala Marsh wetland in Waipahu from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.
* SLACK KEY Effective this week, Yameen Fong conducts beginner slack-key guitar classes at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Ewa Mahiko District Park and ukulele picking classes at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Asing Community Park, both on Renton Road. Each course is four sessions, and students should bring their own instruments. Call 685-6035 evenings or visit fongsmusic.homestead.com .
* 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. Classes follow the teachings of Koretoshi Maruyama and Morihei Ueshiba, for all ages and skill levels. Call James Peters at 256-9944.
* SELF-DEFENSE Austin 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. He also leads adult beginner aikido at 7:30 p.m. the same nights at Soto Mission of Aiea, 99-045 Kauhale St. Free trials are allowed. Call 671-1422.
* CRESTVIEW CLUB Crestview Seniors Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Friday at Crestview Community Park for planned fun activities and outings. All residents age 55 and older are welcome. Call Guy at 671-4838.
* ALZHEIMER HELP An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Aiea. Call 591-2771.
* FLEA MARKET Hawaii Self Storage conducts a flea market/swap meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at 2009 Lauwiliwili St. in Kapolei with new items daily and plenty of vendors. Email email@example.com.
* HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha O Hula halau offers adult beginner classes at 6 p.m. and intermediate classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Village Park. Fee is $25 plus a refundable $25 deposit. Call instructor Desiree Numango at 478-0404.
* ADOPTING PETS Hawaii Dog Foundation sponsors pet adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Petco Pearl City. Call 782-8387.
* HABITAT HELP Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu seeks volunteers to help with its mission of self-built housing for low-income families in Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Waianae. Call Toni Anduha at 696-7882.
* FITNESS Fit Wiz Hawaii offers classes in Pilates, yoga, Tabata and TRX Beach Boot Camps (suspension training) in Kapolei and Ewa Beach for ages 12 and older, with the first class free. For details, visit fitwiz-hawaii.com.
* YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Waiau District Park. Call 381-4376.
* VEGGIE COOKS Down to Earth offers free vegetarian cooking classes at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at its Kapolei store. Call 947-3249.
* ROLLER DERBY Aloha City Rollers recruits new players and referees for league play in the West Oahu area. All men and women ages 18-50 are welcome to learn and compete in this fun team sport. Call 454-3847 or visit 808derby.com.
* MASTERS SWIM Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center offers a U.S. Masters swimming program, meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call 677-8849.
* COMIC JAMS Pearl-ridge Center hosts Comic Jam Hawaii from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays at Downtown center court, welcoming fans, and professional and amateur artists who will gather and create cartoons while talking story. Call 488-0981.