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West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by Jan. 14 to be considered for the Jan. 21 edition, or call 529-4850.

SCHOOL REOPENS Hawaii public schools reopen Jan. 12 following winter break.

KAPOLEI DANCE Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association’s Kapolei chapter registers students at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 and 26 at Makakilo Community Park for classes in cha-cha and tango. Classes started at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 and are running for eight Monday nights. Call 781-2076.

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

NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Aiea Library, 99-143 Pohai Place and Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Filcom Center. Call 768-3710.

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

PLAYS Leeward CC Lab Theatre stages Play-Builders 2015 Festival of Original Plays Jan. 16 and 23. 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.

BOKASHI Halawa Xeriscape Garden has 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.

FOOTBALL Junior Prep Sports Football League invites players to sign up online by Jan. 17 for KapCity spring football season. Visit kapcityhurricanes.sportssigup. com or call 393-5844. Season runs January to May in Kapolei.

BOOK TALK John Horvat II discusses his book at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in a free public talk at Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary cafeteria. Title is Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organized Christian Society — Where We’ve Been, How We Got There, and Where We Need to Go. Call 372-9043.

HOLIDAY All public schools and libraries close Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Waipahu Library also closes Jan. 20.

SLACK KEYYameen Fong offers spring classes in beginner slack-key guitar in four weekly meetings at 9 a.m. Thursdays, and ukulele picking at 10 a.m. Thursdays, both starting Jan. 22 at Ewa Mahiko District Park. Call 685-6035.

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.

STAR WATCH Hawaiian Astronomical Society hosts a “star party” Jan. 24 at Geiger Community Park on Kahiuka Street. For details, email peter@besenbruch.info.

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. 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 sharing how such dogs get certified. Call 693-7050.

MARSH CLEANUP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers meet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at Pouhala Marsh in Waipahu to help restore the wetland areas and establish new habitat for waterbirds. To join them, call 955-0100, ext. 118.

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. Tourneys 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). Email service@westsidecomicsandgames.com or call 674-2866.

WORM TEA Halawa Xeriscape Garden has a vermicast tea workshop at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $15 and includes a 2-pound take-home kit to set up the teas (plant food). Register by Jan. 23 at 748-5312.


ROTARY P.M. Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset meets at 6 p.m. Mondays on Kai ‘Oli‘Oli catamaran in Ko Olina Marina. Dinner costs $11 and is followed by a program; parking is validated. RSVP to rgriffin@ipahawaii.org or call 347-9721.

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

YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Waiau District Park. Call 381-4376.