West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by Dec. 30 to be considered for the Jan. 7 edition, or call 529-4850.

XERISCAPE Halawa Xeriscape Garden is closed Dec. 31 and reopens Jan. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 748-5041.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Pearlridge Center Downtown, and 7-11 a.m. Jan. 4 at Foodland in Ewa Town Center. Call 848-4770.

KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. Jan. 5, 12 and 26 at Makakilo Community Park for classes in cha-cha and tango. Classes starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 and meet for eight Monday nights. Call 781-2076.

AIEA DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. Jan. 6, 13 and 20 for lessons in fox-trot and mambo at 98-019 Kamehameha Hwy. #211A and 212A (across from Waimalu Shopping Center and next to Cutter Ford. Classes meet Tuesdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 24. Call 456-2129 or 488-3935.

NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Ewa Beach Library, and Aiea meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Aiea Library, 99-374 Pohai Place. Call 768-3710.

EWA DANCE The Ewa Beach chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7:20 p.m. Jan. 8, 15 and 22 at Mahiko District Park gym on Renton Road for classes in Bachata and Viennese waltz. Classes begin at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 for eight Thursday nights. Call 398-9894.

• PLAYS Leeward CC Lab Theatre stages the PlayBuilders’ 2015 Festival of Original Plays Jan. 9, 16 and 23, beginning with three selections at 8 p.m. Jan. 9. An ice cream social with cast and crew is at 7 p.m. for those who buy tickets for all three plays. Tickets cost $25, $20 and $15. Call 455-0380.

CANINE GAMES Hawaiian Humane Society sponsors Canine Game Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at Blaisdell Park in Aiea, featuring free activities, exhibits and contests for pets. Call 356-2200.

• SCHOOL REOPENS Public schools reopen Jan. 12 following winter break.

BOKASHI Halawa Xeriscape Garden conducts a hands-on workshop in bokashi composting at 10:30 a.m. Jan 17. Fee is $10, and registration closes Jan. 16. Call 748-5363.

GABBARD HOUR State Sen. Mike Gabbard meets with constituents for a Listen Story hour at 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at Ewa Mahiko District Park meeting room. Call 586-6830.


GATHERING Prince Kuhio Community Center hosts The Gathering Place market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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.

YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:30 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.

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.

HULA KAPOLEI Na Pua O Keko‘olani conducts hula classes at 4 p.m. Thursdays for keiki (ages 4 to 12), and 4:45 p.m. Thursdays for teens and wahine in the Makakilo-Kapolei area. Call 258-3930.

SLACK KEYYameen Fong offers 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 happen 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.

ZUMBA Pinoy Crew 808 leads Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at FilCom Center. Fee is $5 per session. Call 680-0451.

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 teach- ings of Henry Okazaki’s Kodenkan/Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Call 383-1480.

WELLNESS Shizendo Ki method founder Hideo Kimura teaches Ki Wellness from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Soto Mission of Aiea, 99-045 Kauhale St., and Shizen Aikiwaza class from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the same nights. Free trials are allowed. Call 671-1422.

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 fitwiz-hawaii.com.

CRESTVIEW CLUB The city has weekly activities and programs for Crestview Sunrisers Club at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at Crestview Community Park. Call 671-4838.

WAIPAHU SENIORS The city has weekly activities and programs for two senior citizen clubs in Waipahu: Waipahu Cosmopolitans at 9 a.m. Fridays (678-0871) and Waipahu Seniors at 9 a.m. Wednesdays (675-7129).

PEARL CITY CLUB The city has weekly activities and programs for Pearl City Seniors Club at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Manana Community Park. Call 453-7550.

WAIAU SENIORS The city has weekly activ- ities and programs for Waiau Seniors Club at 9:30 a.m. Mondays at Waiau District Park. Call 453-7555.

MAKAKILO CLUB The city has weekly activities and programs for Makakilo Seniors Club at 9 a.m. Mondays at Makakilo Community Park. Call 672-8465.

EWA SENIORS The city has weekly activities and programs for Ewa Hui Aloha at 8:30 a.m. Fridays at Asing Community Park. Call 681-6435.

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. Fridays and Saturdays at 2009 Lauwiliwili St. in Kapolei with new items daily and plenty of vendors. Call 946-7233 or email rrennoe@gmail.com.

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.

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