West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by Jan. 7 to be considered for the Jan. 14 edition, or call 529-4850.

KAPOLEI DANCE Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association’s Kapolei chapter 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 foxtrot 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, 99-143 Pohai Place, Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Filcom Center, Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Waiau District Park, and Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Kapolei High cafeteria. 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. Next up is Dark Side of the Moon by David Penhallow at 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Call 455-0380.

LAW TALKAttorneys Nolan Yogi and Lisa Jacobs discuss “The Many Benefits of Collaborative Law (alternative dispute resolution) at 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

CANCER BENEFIT Kroc Center hosts “Blessed” at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 to support Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation. Sponsored by Glorified Supply Co., the show features YouTube stars Andrew Garcia and Gabe Bondoc with local musician Randy Allen. Tickets cost $35 online at glorifiedsupplyco.com. Kroc Center is located at 91-3257 Kualaka‘i Parkway in Kapolei.

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.

OCEAN TALKAuthor and “Ocean Watch” columnist Susan Scott discusses her new book, Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea, at 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

PRIVATE CHOICE Lanakila Baptist Elementary School marks National School Choice Week with a public program on tax credit opportunities at private school during its open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at 94-1250 Waipahu St. Light refreshments will be served. Call 677-0731.

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.

VA HOMES Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free “VA Home” seminar at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at its Kapolei Commons office. All military veterans are welcome. Call 947-8101.

PET TALK Kapolei veterinarian Yoko Haneda leads a free seminar on “Pet Friendly Tips” at 1 p.m Jan. 24 at Kapolei Library, followed by service-animal advocate Monica Roberts discussing how such dogs get certified. Call 693-7050.

PLAY DAY Westside Comics and Games hosts a Westside Play Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at Kapolei High cafeteria dedicated to tabletop and card gaming. Tournaments range from Vanguard and Magic the Gathering, to Heroclix and X-Wing, along with game demos, artist tables, door prizes, sales, bentos, snacks and drinks. Admission is $8 and $4, and canned goods are welcome for Hawaii Foodbank ($1 off entry per can). Call 674-2866, or email service@westsidecomicsandgames.com.

HOMELESS Jun Yang, the city’s executive director of housing, discusses the West Oahu homeless problem and Housing First at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27, followed by a question-and-answer session at Nanaikapono Protestant Church during its Church with No Walls service. The church is located at 89-235 Pua Ave. in Nanakuli. Call 768-4303.

TRADEMARKSAiea Library presents a free seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Jan. 28 on “Patent and Trademark Searching: Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property,” featuring expert speakers, guidelines and strategies. Register at 586-3477 by Jan. 23.

COOK HEALTHY Malama Learning Center presents a Healthy Cooking Class from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 31 at Kapolei High, Building J, Room 109 and 110, featuring the school’s retired culinary arts teacher Cynthia Pratt. Fee is $15 and covers five healthy dishes. Families of up to three people pay $40. An additional $5 covers the cost of ingredients. Register at malamalearningcenter.org or call 483-0678.

BIKE PATH RUN Aloha Outdoor Sports sponsors the Pearl Harbor Bike Path 10K Run at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 31, starting and ending at Lehua Elementary School. Call race director Jonathan Lyau at 227-8777 or email alohaoutdoorsports@yahoo.com.

RIGHT TO LIFE Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life Committee, is keynote speaker at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Hawaii’s inaugural Ronald Reagan Freedom and Liberty Dinner at Pearl Country Club in Aiea. Tickets cost $75. Call 1-202-400-2719. Proceeds benefit the Ewa Beach-based Hawaii Republican Assembly’s political action committee.

LCC BRUNCH Leeward CC hosts a Valentine’s Day Scholarship Brunch from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 in its Uluwehi Cafe & Lion Courtyard to support culinary arts scholarships. Tickets cost $17 pre-sale or $22 at the door; $8 at the door for ages 5 to 10. The event offers entertainment and a craft fair. Call 455-0298.


AIEA HULA Hula classes on five skill levels are offered 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.