West Oahu Highlights
Send West Oahu items to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 12 to be considered for the Nov. 19 edition.
* BAND CONCERT UH West Oahu’s University Band performs a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Campus Center multipurpose room C-208, directed by Chadwick Kamei and performing works by Rossini, Leroy Anderson and Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino. Karen Keawehawaii is featured vocalist. Call 689-2357.
* KOREAN TALES Storyteller Bonnie Kim presents “Long Long Ago, When Tiger Smoked: Animal Tales from Korea” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Waipahu Library, using shadow puppets and marionettes. Call 675-0358.
* RAIL CHANGES The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Waipahu Intermediate cafeteria to discuss the new Transit-Oriented Development Special District and proposed zone changes around the future West Loch and Waipahu Transit Center stations. Call 768-8284 or email email@example.com.
* ART SONGS UHWO voice and choral instructor Jeremy Wong and pianist Petra Persolja perform a showcase of art song music by Mililani High graduate Daniel Bayot, along with Aaron Copland and four others at 10:15 and 11 a.m. Nov. 13 in the Campus Center C-225. Call 689-2357.
* FEMINIST TALK UH West Oahu continues its feminist philosopher lecture series at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 in D-151 on “Feminism, then and now — what happened?” with KCC philosophy professor Sharon Rowe. Call 689-2356.
* JOB SKILLS The city partners with Ewa CBDO to sponsor an open registration day for a job skills program aimed at young adults. Signups run from 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Campbell Square parking lot garage on Haumea Street. Call Christiane at 778-3230 or call 768-5888.
* LCC STAGE Leeward CC Theatre presents the magical fairy tale Clockwork at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 and 4 p.m. Nov. 16 on the main stage. Tickets cost $25, $20 and $15. Call 455-0380.
* WAIPAHU ’72 Waipahu Class of 1972 throws a 60th birthday bash with food, fun and entertainment from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at The Ville at Park Row, Ewa Villages Golf Course. Fee is $30 per person with a no-host bar. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* SYMPOSIUM Malama Learning Center presents an Arts & Aquaponics symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Kapolei High School, offering hands-on demonstrations by artists, teachers and aquaponics experts. Fee is $30, $25 and $10, with lunch provided for those who register by Nov. 12. Call 305-8287.
* KAPOLEI EATZ Kapolei High School hosts “Hurricane Eatz: Best in the West” from 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the school stadium, featuring entertainment, prizes, keiki and family activities, exhibits and plenty of food trucks and crafts. Call 305-8023 or email email@example.com .
* VETS RUN The 10th annual Patriotic Glow 5K Run is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Pointer Field in Kalaeloa, along with a program of keiki activities, food trucks, vendors, contests and a glow store from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Call 672-2984, 372-8885 or visit usvetsinc.org/barberspoint.
* MISSIONS SALE Ministries of the Missionary Sisters conducts a garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15, featuring furniture, kitchen ware, antiques, baked goods and more at 98-218 Kanuku St. in Aiea. Proceeds go to its worldwide missions. Call 487-2414, ext. 24.
* SAFE BOATING U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers conduct a Boating Safely course from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Leeward CC Waianae campus in Waianae Mall (second floor). Fee is $45 including all materials and a “driver’s license” upon completion. As of Nov. 10, the state requires special licenses for boat operators. Call Jerry Mershon at 778-5738.
* LIBRARY PARTY Pearl City Library marks its 45th anniversary at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 with Balloon Monsoon, a lion dance and refreshments from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Call 453-6566.
* NEIGHBORS Waipahu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at FilCom Center, Pearl City at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Waiau District Park, and Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Kapolei High cafeteria. For updates, call 768-3710.
* PALISADES PA’INA Palisades Rec Center sponsors a “Pau Hana Pa’ina” from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 at 2160 A’amanu St., with heavy pupus, drinks and entertainment for 21 and older with ID.Tickets cost $25 presale, $30 at the door. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
* MARSH HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers help restore Pouhala Marsh in Waipahu from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22 and Dec. 20. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.
* E-WASTE Pacific Corporate Solutions takes e-waste items for recycling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Pearl City Highlands Elementary School, 1419 Waimano Home Road. No TV sets, alkaline batteries, microwaves or home appliances can be accepted. Call 488-8870.
* PONO FAIR Ewa Beach Community Based Development Organization presents the For’Ewa Pono community fair and ho’ike from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Hawaii Maoli in Kapolei (across from Kapolei fire station). Expect food, crafts and homegrown entertainment. Call 394-0050, 674-4188 or email email@example.com.
* PCHS FAIR Pearl City High School has a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in the cafeteria to benefit its special education department. Call 454-5666.
* SOCIAL SECURITY Nelson Secretario discusses “Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Income” at 6:30 p.m. Nov 25 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 689-1204.
* BLOOD DRIVE Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 28 at the Ewa Town Center Foodland. Call 848-4770.
* SNOW DAY Kapolei Commons presents Snow Day from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 29 in the parking lot, featuring “20 tons of real Hawaiian snow,” Santa photos, entertainment, balloons, face painting, exhibits and more. Visit thekapoleicommons.com.
* GABBARD TALK State Sen. Mike Gabbard hosts a Listen Story hour at 9 a.m. Nov. 29 in the Kapolei High teachers lounge. Call 586-6830.
* HOLIDAY IDEAS Palisades Family and Community Education Club demonstrates holiday ideas at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 689-1204.
* NEIGHBORS Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Kapolei High cafeteria (rescheduled from Dec. 24). All other area boards are in recess in December. Call 768-3710.
* MUSEUM GALA Pacific Aviation Museum sponsors its annual “Destinations & Dreams” benefit gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6 at the museum’s hangars, featuring guest speaker Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and emcee David Hartman, and honoring Adm. Ronald Hays. Tickets cost $250. For details on this and other events at the museum, call 441-1006.
* KAPOLEI DRIVE Kapolei High School conducts a Going Green recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6, welcoming all kinds of items from metal to computers, reusable clothing, HI-5 containers and more. Call 291-6151.
* USS ARIZONA The USS Arizona hosts the Blackened Canteen Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, an annual event of peace and reconciliation that commemorates the 73rd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion at Pacific Aviation Museum. Call 441-1006.
* PALISADES HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 5.8-mile intermediate hike to ‘Iliahi Ridge in Pacific Palisades at 8 a.m. Dec. 7. Visit htmclub.org.
* PC PARADE Pearl City Shopping Center sponsors its annual Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 from Momilani Elementary School to the shopping center on Hoolaulea Street, followed by a Cruz Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Marchers include Pearl City High School band, scouts, pageant winners, lion dancers and more. Call 554-8190.
* KAPOLEI LIGHTS West Oahu’s Electric Light Parade begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at Kapolei fair-grounds, then moves to Kapolei Hale for tree lighting ceremonies and a block party. Call 768-3343.
* WAIPIO PARADE Gentry Waipio Community Association’s Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at Waipio Shopping Center, moves through the community and back to the center, followed by live holiday entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 671-2272.
* SEASON’S BEST Aiea Elementary School hosts a Season’s Best craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Call 683-6064.
* YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Waiau District Park. Call 381-4376.
* 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.
* WAHINE SOCCER The UH Rainbow Wahine soccer team plays the alumni team at 5 p.m. Sept. 27, Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. Oct. 2, and UC Riverside at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Waipio Peninsula soccer field, and admission is free. Visit hawaiiathletics.com.
* SLACK KEYYameen 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. Students age 12 through adult are welcome. Call James Peters at 256-9944.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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 muscle energy-monitoring skills for beginners from 6 to 7:15 p.m Mondays and Fridays at Soto Mission of Aiea, 99-045 Kauhale St., and Seniors Aikido class from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the same nights. Free trials are allowed. Call 671-1422.