West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by Jan. 21 to be considered for the Jan. 28 edition, or call 529-4850.

AIEA DANCE The Pearlridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7 p.m. Jan. 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.

NEWTOWN ZONING The city Planning Commission conducts a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Mission Memorial conference room to hear a request to change the zoning from AG-1 to R-5 (for a meeting house) at 98-530 Kaahele St. in Aiea, property of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call 768-6743.

INVESTORS Ewa Beach CBDO presents a 10-week Young Investors Club for ages 10-18 on Wednesdays, starting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Kapolei. Call 674-4188 to register. Fee is $25 for club dues.

ART NARRATIVE Ewa Beach CBDO sponsors an Art Narrative Project for 15 students in grades 4-6, meeting at 4 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11 and 25. Fee is $25. Youths learn elements of art and will exhibit their work in the spring. Email info@ewabeachcbdo.org.

EWA DANCE The Ewa Beach chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students at 7:20 p.m. Jan. 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 run for eight Thursday nights. Call 398-9894.

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.

NEIGHBORS Waipahu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at 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.

PLAYS Leeward CC Lab Theatre continues to stage its PlayBuilders’ 2015 Festival of Original Plays with Youth Night at 8 p.m. Jan. 23, featuring six readings from Le Jardin Academy’s playwriting program. Tickets cost $25, $20 and $15. Call 455-0380.

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” complete with telescopes Jan. 24 at Geiger Community Park, 1129 Kahiuka St. in Ewa Beach. 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 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 invited. 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.

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 help, 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. 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.

ROYAL MUSIC Royal Hawaiian Band plays a free concert at noon Jan. 24 at Pearlridge Center Uptown. Call 922-5331.

YOUTH ART Pacific Aviation Museum unveils the art show “Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos” at 2 p.m. Jan. 24, featuring enhanced astrophotography images. Call 441-1006.

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

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

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.

HISTORY LIVE Battleship Missouri Memorial presents Living History Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 with exhibits, tours, military bands, oral history presentations, re-enactors and a vintage aircraft flyover. Call 455-1600, ext. 246.

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 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. Call 483-0678 or visit malamalearningcenter.org.

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. Call Jonathan Lyau at 227-8777 or email alohaoutdoor-sports@yahoo.com.

WAIMANO HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 3-mile novice valley hike to Waimano pool at 8 a.m. Jan. 31. Visit htmclub.org.

STORIES Waipahu Library offers free, interactive children’s storytime sessions at 10 a.m. Thursdays from Feb. 5 to April 30. Call 675-0358.

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

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

• NB CANDIDATES Prospective neighborhood board candidates should apply by Feb. 20. Forms are at 1.honolulu.gov/nco or call the Neighborhood Commission at 768-3717.


GATHERING Prince Kuhio Community Center hosts The Gathering Place market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, with food, crafts and entertainment. Vendors should call Megan at 772-6682.

AIEA HULA Hula classes on five skill levels are held 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 details, call 255-4001.

HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha O Hula halau has 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 478-0404.

HULA KAPOLEI Na Pua O Kekoolani has hula classes at 4 p.m. Thursdays for keiki ages 4-12, and 4:45 p.m. Thursdays for teens and wahine in the Makakilo-Kapolei area. Call 258-3930.

WAIPAHU ZUMBA Zumba classes with Sexy Crew meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at United Visayan Community Hall, 94-833 Awanei St. Drop-in fee is $5. Call 393-8073.