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West Oahu Highlights

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GATHERING Prince Kuhio Community Center hosts The Gathering Place market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15, and each Monday at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, offering food, crafts and entertainment to bring Westside folks together. Vendors may call Megan at 772-6682.

LIBRARY CONCERT Melemai Kapu‘uwaimai, directed by Marilyn Kim, performs songs and dances of the season at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the free public concert at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

EVENING FAIR Hawaii Okinawa Center sponsors its “Evening in Waipio” Craft Fair from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 at 94-587 Ukee St., featuring more than 60 vendors, plus andagi and a silent auction. Call 676-5400.

ROTARY TALKS Rotary Club of Kapolei meets at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in Kapolei High’s faculty lounge for breakfast and to hear guest speaker City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro. Hawaiian Electric CEO Alan Oshima speaks Dec. 18. Email htnedd@gmail.com.

ORNAMENTS Ewa Beach Library sponsors an ornament contest and entries are due by Dec. 12, when they will be displayed for voting. Winners will be announced Dec. 22. For details, call 689-1204.

KAPOLEI LIGHTS Kapolei City Lights kicks off at 5 p.m. Dec. 13 with a street fair and Santa’s Activity Village outside Kapolei Hale. At 6 p.m., the Electric Light Parade roams the streets, starting from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, near Kinoki Street to the intersection of Kapolei Parkway and the west end of Kamaaha Avenue. At 7:30, there’s the tree-lighting ceremony and fireworks. Activities continue until 9 p.m. Call 768-8445.

TEEN WRAP Eco-crafter Evelyn Nakamura shares techniques for creating pretty holiday packages from junk mail and envelopes in three different styles at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at Kapolei Library, especially for ages 13 to 18. Bring your own samples to share. Call 689-7050.

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 BESTAiea Elementary School hosts a Season’s Best craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Call 683-6064.

AIEA PARADE Aiea Community Association sponsors its annual Christmas parade at 9 a.m. Dec. 13, moving from the new library on Halewiliko Street to Pearlridge Center. Marchers include Aiea High School Band, Alvah Scott Elementary Singers, community groups and Santa Claus. Call 429-1282 or email aieaparade@yahoo.com.

KAENA POINT Hawaii Nature Center leads a moderate 5-mile coastal hike to Kaena Point from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Fee is $10 for non-members. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 at Aiea Library, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at New Hope Leeward at 480 Kamokila Blvd., and 7:15-11:45 a.m. Dec. 14 at Waikele Center. Call 848-4770.

WAIPAHU PARADE Leeward Lions Club sponsors the annual Waipahu Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 14, moving from Waipahu District Park to Waipahu Town Center, where entertainment and festivities are planned from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 621-7216.

CAROLING Karol’s Karolers (musicians from other well-known Oahu choirs) perform international Christmas songs at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 689-1204.

PUPPET SHOWS Puppeteer Christy Lipps presents holiday stories and songs at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Kapolei Library (693-7050) and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at Ewa Beach Library (689-1204). After the show at the Kapolei branch, Santa and his elves arrive for photo time.

SNOWFLAKES Aiea Library’s Festival of Snowflakes competition accepts entries from grades 6 and under through Dec. 17, and the winning decorated paper snowflakes will be on display Dec. 18. Call 483-7333.

EWA PARADE Ewa Beach Lions Club sponsors its annual Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Dec. 20, moving from Ilima Intermediate, around the community, and back to the school. The club expects about 1,200 marchers, 80 vehicles, 12 floats and two bands. Call 685-3693.


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.

SLACK KEYYameen Fong will offer spring 2015 classes in beginner slack-key guitar in four weekly meetings at 9 a.m. Thursdays, and ukulele picking at 10 a.m. Thursdays, both at Ewa Mahiko District Park, 91-1145 Renton Road. Classes start Jan. 22. Call 685-6035 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.

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. Three free trials are allowed. Call 671-1422.

CRESTVIEW SENIORSThe 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 rrennoe@gmail.com.

• HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha O Hula halau offers adult beginner classes at 6 p.m. and intermediate classes at 7:10 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 fitwizhawaii.com.

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 SWIMThe Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center offers a U.S. Masters swimming program, meeting at 7 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at Central Oahu Regional Park. Call 677-8849.

EWA CERT Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee is working to organize Community Emergency Preparedness Teams (CERT) to train residents how to respond to a disaster. To request training or offer help, call chairman Donald Harlor at 682-0111.

KEIKI COUNCILThe Central District South Community Children’s Council meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Moanalua High School Room G104; and the Leeward council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday at the state office building, 601 Kamokila Blvd. in Kapolei. All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 586-5363.

COMIC JAMS Pearlridge 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.

ROTARY P.M. The Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Roy’s Ko Olina, second floor, for a program and light dinner. Cost is $20. RSVP to txtutu@yahoo.com.

ROTARY A.M. Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Call 722-1489 or email htnedd@gmail.com.

STORIES Kapolei Library offers a free, interactive children’s storytime sessions at 10 a.m. each Monday and Thursday for ages 3 to 5. Call 693-7050.

MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market at Momilani Community Center offers about 20 vendors plus a new family activity from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays at 715 Hoomoana St. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High School has a farmers’ and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the school parking lot, offering more than 30 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts, demonstrations and cultural presentations. Co-sponsors are Malama Learning Center and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Call 697-3599.