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West Oahu Highlights

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* EWA ARTISTS Ewa Beach Community Based Development Organization presents its “See My Voice” art exhibition now through Sept. 30 at Kapolei Hale, featuring the work of children in the CBDO’s art development programs. Call 778-3230.

* WAIMALU DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14 at Harbor Center, suites 211A and 212A (across from Waimalu Shopping Center and next to Cutter Ford). Lessons in waltz and samba run Oct. 7-Nov. 25 on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with nominal fees. Call 456-2129 or 488-3935.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 1 at UH West Oahu, 7:45-10 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Kapolei Bank of Hawaii, and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 9 at Pali Momi Medical Center conference center. Call 848-4770.

* MEDIA COURSE Oct. 1 is the deadline to enroll in the spring 2015 Creative Media program at UH West Oahu. Call Sharla Hanaoka at 689-2392.

* KROCTOBER Salvation Army’s Kroc Center hosts its Kroctober Fest ’14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at 91-3257 Kualaka’i Parkway with pumpkin carving, games, prizes, a petting zoo, photo booth and food for purchase. Bring your own pumpkin or buy one for $5. Call 693-8374.

* CANCER WALKAmerican Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 3K Walk” is set for 7 a.m. Oct. 4 at Richardson Field, ending at Ford Island. For details on the noncompetitive event, call 432-9163.

* ESTATE PLANNING Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free seminar with attorney Scott Suzuki at 1 p.m. Oct. 4 on “Estate Planning for Homeowners: Four Major Risks All Homeowners Can Avoid” at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Kapolei plant. Reserve a seat by Sept. 30 at gokapolei@cbpacific.com, or call Freda at 375-6600.

* SOBER SHOW Augie T entertains at a benefit show for Makana o ke Akua Clean & Sober Living at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Kaleiopuu Elementary School. Tickets cost $10. Call Erica at 292-3658 or visit augiet.com.

* HEALTH FAIR Pali Momi Medical Center sponsors a Family Health Fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at the hospital and pavilion, and from 10:30 a.m. to noon at its Wellness Station at Pearlridge Center. Visit palimomi.org for details.

* SOVEREIGNTY Makakilo resident Kioni Dudley and co-host Poka Laenui discuss the future of a sovereign Hawaii in light of rising seas, energy costs, tourism declines and more in the Sovereignty Conversation TV series, set for airing on ‘Olelo Channel 53 at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 and 11. Guests include Puanani Burgess and Ho’oipo DeCambra. Email drkionidudley@hawaii.rr.co m, or see it streaming live at thesovereigntyconversation.org.

* WEST SIDE DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 13 and 20 at Makakilo Community Park, 92-1120 Makakilo Drive. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 for eight Mondays in foxtrot and mambo. Call 781-2076.

* SCHOOLS CLOSED The fall intersession runs from Oct. 6-10, when all public schools are closed for fall break.

* NEW FARMERS GoFarm Hawaii conducts a free “AgCurious” class from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at Leeward Community College Room 105 for those interested in farming and to share details about the upcoming AgXposure training program and AgSchool 1. Register at 455-0401 or email linne@hawaii.edu.

* PHOTO CLASS Ewa Beach CBDO offers a six-week course for grades 7-10 in “Life in ‘Ewa Photography” at 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and each Wednesday through Nov. 12 at 1001 Kamokila Blvd. #133. Call 674-4188 or email info@ewabeachcbdo.org.

* GARDEN TIPS Pearl City Urban Garden Center’s Second Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 9, features workshops on pollinators and gardening tools, plus demonstrations. Call 453-6050.

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

* EWA DANCE The Ewa Beach chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 16 and 23 at Ewa Mahiko District Park gymnasium, 91-1145 Renton Road. Classes start at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 9 and meet for eight Thursdays of intermediate waltz and samba. Call 781-2076.

* CRAFT FAIR Momilani Community Center has a Craft & Gift Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at 715 Hoomoana St. in Pearl City with more than 65 crafters, resellers and direct sellers, food trucks, baked goods and pet adoptions from Oahu SPCA. Call 479-5525.

* HINA MAUKA The nonprofit drug rehab center Hina Mauka hosts its annual benefit luau from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina, featuring top entertainment, prizes and a luau catered by Tanioka’s Seafood & Catering. Donation is $40. For tickets, call 236-2600 or visit hinamauka.org.

* BOATING SAFETY U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers conduct an accelerated Boating Safety course for experienced boaters from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Leeward CC’s Waianae campus. Fee is $45 for materials and certificates, but free to sit in on the class. Call 778-5738.

* PEARL CITY HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 5.9-mile intermediate hike to Halapepe Nui in the Ko’olau foothills above Pearl City at 8 a.m. Oct. 11. Visit htmclub.org.

* WETLAND Hawaii Nature Center leads a “Honouliuli Wetland Adventure” at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11, with bird watching and exploring aquatic life at the Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, Honouliuli Unit. Fee is $10 for non-members. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.