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West Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu. Fax items to 585-6324 or email them to cchang@midweek.com one week ahead of the Wednesday publication date.

* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. May 22 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-KapoleiHonokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. May 23 at Kapolei High cafeteria, and Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. May 24 at the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

* ROTARY TALK U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa discusses her legislative priorities at Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting May 24 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Hilton Raethel of HMSA will explain rate hikes and new health initiatives May 31. Call 722-1489 or email info@limelighthawaii.com.

* BENEFIT GOLF The Close Construction Charity Foundation sponsors its third annual “Close Open” golf tourney May 25 at Pearl Country Club, to benefit the Pearl City High athletic department. Call Mark Pao at 375-3636.

* CAR SEATS Kaiser Permanente offers free child car seat and booster seat inspections from 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 25 at its Waipio clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

* KUNIA MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue hosts Heavy Weights from 8 to 10 p.m. May 25, and live music to benefit a Thailand mission from 6 to 10 p.m. May 26 on the second floor of the Times building in Royal Kunia. Also, “Magic Surfing” photos by Zachary Ramos are on view throughout May. Call 888-6087.

* PARENT SKILLS Malama Learning Center conducts a Without Walls workshop on all-natural parenting from 9 a.m. to noon May 26 at Ilima at Leihano in Kapolei. For fees and details, go to malamalearningcenter.org

* MEMORIAL DAY Kapolei Shopping Center marks Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 26 with a concert by the Pacific Fleet Brass Quintet, free U.S. flags, face painting and balloon art. Go to inkapolei.com.

* WAIAU HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 12-mile advanced hike to Waiau ridge at 8 a.m. May 26. Visit htmclub.org.

* CLOSURES All area public libraries are closed May 26-28 for Memorial Day weekend; the Aiea branch will be open May 25.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 27 at Waikele Shopping Center (by Leonard’s Malassadas), and from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 28 at Ewa Beach Elementary School. Call 848-4770.

* WATER ART The Board of Water Supply displays winning entries in its Water Conservation Week Poster and Poetry Contest from May 30 to June 14 in the Kapolei Hale courtyard. Call 748-5041.

* BON DANCE Hawaii’s Plantation Village has its annual bon dance festival from 5 to 10 p.m. June 2 at 94-695 Waipahu St., featuring performances by six dance groups and plenty of food booths in the Village meadow. Call 677-0110.

* ORGANIZE Simply Organized has a free workshop on “Dig Out and Climb Up” at 1 p.m. June 2 at its Kapolei store, 889 Kamokila Blvd. Call 529-5801.

* FICTION TALK Award-winning local author Victoria Kneubuhl discusses writing historical fiction at 10:30 a.m. June 2 at Kapolei Library. A drawing will be held for two of her autographed books. Call 693-7050.

* BRITISH SOCCER Leeward AYSO hosts a British Coaches Youth Soccer Camp June 11-15 at Kapolei Regional Park. Contact Ron Matar at matar02@hawaiiantel.net.

* FOOTBALL CAMP The third annual All-Poly Football Camp runs from June 20 to 23 at Kaiser High School, where more than 20 collegiate coaches will train and observe local youths. The camp includes a Nike combine June 20 and is run by Brian and Ottilia Te’o of Laie, parents of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o. Learn more at allpolysports.com.

* PREP SIGNUPS The Hawaii State Jr. Prep Sports Association is accepting football registration for the fall season for grades 4-6 and 7-8, with teams based in Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Waikele and Waianae. Call 692-3589 or go to hawaiistatejrprep.com.


* MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market has re-opened at Momilani Community Center, where it offers about 20 vendors plus a new family activity from 3 to 7 p.m. each week. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

* KAPOLEI MART Kapolei High School has a farmers and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday on campus, offering more than 20 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts. Call 692-8200, ext. 2267.

* EWA PRODUCE A Mahiku Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at Ewa Beach Elementary School. Call 225-4002.

* WAIPIO MARKET The Kaiser Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

* EWA MARKET Ewa Beach Shopping Center and Lay Farms sponsor a farmers market from 7 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. daily; the Serendipitous Gardener from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and The Bread of Life from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. at Halawa District Park and 9 to 10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. For more information, call 522-7088.

* ROTARY 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.

* BUDDHISTS Kapolei Buddhist Sangha holds Sunday services at 9 a.m. at American Renaissance Academy at Barbers Point, including Dharma school for keiki. Call Rev. Bert Sumikawa at 221-9661.

* HALAWA LUNCH Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers free Brown Bag tours from noon to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday, inviting working folks to take their lunch break in the garden and learn conservation tips at the same time. Call 748-5363.

* ZUMBA Waipahu United Church of Christ hosts Saturday classes in Zumba Gold for active seniors from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., and Zumba for beginners from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fee is $5. Bring towel and water. The church is at 94-330 Mokuola St. and has an unsupervised child space for parents. Call Yukie Alvarez at 619-471-7045.

* FLAG FOOTBALL The 808 Ohana Flag Football league is registering players age 4 to 17 for the upcoming season in West Oahu – from Kapolei to Aiea. Coaches and teams also needed. Call Richard at 590-1710 or email Mark at 808ohanaflag@gmail.com.

* XERISCAPE PARK Halawa Xeriscape Garden is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring self-guided tours and free mulch for the community. Call 748-5041.

* SENIOR EXERCISE Hideo Kimura conducts free wellness education classes for seniors and others from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Crestview Park building in Waipio Gentry, covering Ki energy and development, self-improvement and aikido warm-up exercises. Call 671-4838 or 671-1422.

* PET FOOD DRIVE The Kapolei and Pearl City PETCO stores accept unopened, unexpired dry pet food daily for the Hawaiian Humane Society to help owners better afford to feed their dogs and cats. Call 356-2217.

* CHORALE New singers are invited to join the Kapolei Chorale at its rehearsals, held at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday in Makakilo. For directions and an interview, call 672-8888.