West Oahu Highlights
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* 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.
* NEW FARMERS Go-Farm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* WAIMALU DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers new students from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14 at Harbor Center, suites 211A and 212A (across from Waimalu Shopping Center and next to Cutter Ford). Lessons in waltz and samba run 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 25 with nominal fees. Call 456-2129 or 488-3935.
* 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 email@example.com.
* 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.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at Pali Momi Medical Center conference center, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Pearlridge Center Downtown, 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Oct. 12 at Waikele Center, and 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Oct. 13 at Tony Goup Autoplex in Waipio Gentry. Call 848-4770.
* 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 gym, 91-1145 Renton Road. Classes start at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 9 for eight Thursdays of intermediate waltz and samba. Call 781-2076.
* COSTUME SWAPS Beautiville salon in Kapolei hosts a free Halloween Costume Swap from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 for adults (hair and makeup demos, stuffed strawberries) and 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 for keiki (gifts, mermaids, macarons). Admission is your own costume in good condition. Beautiville is in Suite 102, 525 Farrington Hwy. Call 674-9999.
* 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. 11. Guests include Puanani Burgess and Ho’oipo DeCambra. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or see it streaming live at thesovereigntyconversation.org.
* 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 HIKES 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, and also a 10.1-mile advanced Manana hike Oct. 19 in Pacific Palisades. Visit htmclub.org.
* WOMEN’S HEALTH The Queen’s Medical Center West Oahu presents a Women’s Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11, with exhibits, health checks, lectures, entertainment and more. Call 691-3596.
* WETLAND Hawaii Nature Center leads a “Honouliuli Wetland Adventure” at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11, with bird watching and exploring aquatic life at Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, Honouliuli Unit. Fee is $10 for non-members. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.
* PUMPKIN FEST Aloun Farms 14th annual Pumpkin Festival is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26 at 91-1440 Farrington Hwy. in Kapolei. Admission to the pumpkin patch is $3, or free with two garbage-size bags of clothing, bed and bath items or accessories for charity. Donors to Hawaii Foodbank receive a free mini-pumpkin or gourd. The festival also features self-pick pumpkins and other produce, hayrides, pony rides, picture booths, games and free parking. Call 677-9516 or email email@example.com.
* EWA BEACH CBDO Ewa Beach Community Based Development Organization (CBDO) meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Campbell Square building, 1001 Kamokila Boulevard #133 in Kapolei. Call 674-4188.
* HOLIDAY COOKS Personal chef Fortuna Arai conducts a Holiday Cooking workshop at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Down to Earth Kapolei, featuring vegan eggnog, coconut biscuits, pumpkin and tempeh stuffing, and gingerbread apple crisp. Fee is $30. Call 947-3249.
* PLAYBUILDERS Leeward Community College Theatre presents PlayBuilders’ Xenophobia Oct. 16-18 in its Lab Theatre, featuring an ensemble directed by November Morris. Call 455-0380.
* WAHINE SOCCER The UH Rainbow Wahine soccer team plays Long Beach State at 7 p.m. Oct. 16, and UC Davis at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Waipio Soccer Complex, and admission is free.Go to hawaiiathletics.com.
* CHARITY GOLF Thank God for Golf Club hosts a charity golf tournament Oct. 17 for four area organizations at Coral Creek Golf Course. For details and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* FILM FESTIVAL Chuck Boller, director emeritus of Hawaii International Film Festival, discusses and answers questions about the upcoming HIFF at 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.
* LEGAL CLINIC The nonprofit Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii conducts a free legal clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at Waipahu High School cafeteria for low-to-middle income residents. To check qualifications for service, call 528-7050 by Oct. 13.
* OPEN COCKPIT Pacific Aviation Museum sponsors a free Open Cockpit Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct 28, with one of its historic aircraft plus a chance to talk story with pilots. Call 441-1007.
* CRAFTS, PETS The Ewa Pet Show & Craft Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ewa Elementary School, 91-1280 Renton Road with more than 30 vendors, food trucks, exhibits and an official chicken show with judges. Call 208-2266 or visit ewacraftfair.org. Pearl City High School Class of 1985 is pre-selling sweet bread tickets, to be redeemed at the fair for $10 per loaf (email@example.com).
* KANOELANI FAIR Kanoelani Elementary School has its Craft and Family Fun Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at 94-1091 Oli Loop in Waipio Gentry. Call 675-0195.
* SABERS WALK Campbell High School PTSA sponsors in inaugural 3K Sabers Walk for the Cure Oct. 19 on campus. Fee is $20 (before Oct. 10), which includes a T-shirt, and proceeds support Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Call 687-3006 or visit campbellhigh.org to register.
* ACTIVE STORIES Storyteller Ben Moffat entertains at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Ewa Beach Library in “The River of Dreams,” which features puppetry, stilts, magic, music and movement. Call 689-1204.
* ZONE CHANGE City planners request public comment by Oct. 24 on a request from LDS Church to change zoning to permit the building of a church meeting house on Kaahela Street next to Newtown Neighborhood Park. The application is available at the Department of Planning and Permitting and also at Pearlridge Satellite City Hall (Uptown). Call Timothy Hata at 768-8043.
* FEMINIST TALKS UH West Oahu hosts a feminist philosopher lecture series with two programs still ahead, both meeting at 9:30 a.m. in D-151: Oct. 24 “Making space for women: the significance of cultural location (and relocation) in defining what constitutes liberation” with UH Manoa professor emerita Mary Tiles; and Nov. 14 “Feminism, then and now — what happened?” with KCC philosophy professor Sharon Rowe. Call 689-2356.
* CRIME STORIES Kapolei Library presents “Talk Story, Write a Story” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25, featuring members of Sisters in Crime, Hawaii chapter, who will share tips on crime writing and answer questions. Call 693-7050.
* MARSH HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers meet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at Pouhala Marsh to help restore the wetland and remove invasive plants. Call 955-0100, ext. 118, to offer help.