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West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by Jan. 28 to be considered for the Feb. 4 edition, or call 529-4850.

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.

ROYAL MUSIC Royal Hawaiian Band plays a free concert at noon Jan. 26 at Pearlridge Center Uptown. Call 922-5331.

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.

NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board 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.

PLAZA OPENS The Plaza at Pearl City has its grand opening Jan. 29 at 1048 Kuala St., across from Pier 1 Imports and Pearl Highlands Shopping Center. The assisted living facility can accommodate up to 158 residents. Call 455-8808.

GIRL SCOUTS Recruiting for Girl Scouts and volunteer leaders is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at Kapolei Shopping Center; look for their table near Longs Drugs. Call 675-5535.

HISTORY LIVE Battleship Missouri Memorial presents Living History Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 at the memorial, offering exhibits, tours, military bands, oral history presentations, re-enactors and a vintage aircraft flyover. Call 455-1600, ext. 246 or email jaclynh@ussmissouri.org.

COOK HEALTHY Malama Learning Center presents a Healthy Cooking Class from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 31 at Kapolei High, Building J, Rooms 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.

MARTIAL ARTS Army Lt. Col. Stanley Henning (Ret.) discusses Chinese martial arts at 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at Aiea Library, drawing on his years of research and study in the field. Call 483-7333.

FASHION Kapolei Library hosts a program on fashion design at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 featuring Hawaii’s own Project Runway finalist Kini Zamora, for ages 12 and older. Call 693-7050.

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.

WHALE COUNTS Volunteers are needed for the annual whale count in West Oahu Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Call 725-5917.

WORLD MUSIC BabyBeats introduces world music to keiki ages 6 months to 6 years in a 10-week course, “Mommy and Me” (dads, tutus welcome), running Feb. 3-April 9 at an Ewa Beach home studio. Morning classes are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fees range from $54 to $135. Call 719-322-3380.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Pearl City High School, and 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at Aiea High School library. Call 848-4770.

FILM NIGHTS Waipahu Library screens family movies at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4, March 4 and April 1. The Feb. 4 feature is How to Train Your Dragon 2. Call 675-0358.

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 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.

• FOOD TRUCKS Waianae High School’s Project Graduation sponsors a Food Truck Round Up from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 in the school parking lot. Call 457-7845.

CARNIVAL Mauka Lani Elementary School PTO presents its third annual Ohana Funtastic Carnival from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at 92-1300 Panana St. in Makakilo, featuring rides, games, food and prizes. Proceeds support school programs and technology. Scrip costs $1 and wristbands cost $22 (or $18 by Feb. 5). Call 672-1100.

HEART TALKS Pali Momi Medical Center presents a special speaker series this month, “Be Heart Smart,” from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. beginning Feb. 7 in the first-floor conference center. Register at 535-7733 or visit palimomi.org.

ROMANCE BOOKS Kapolei Library hosts “Secrets, Memorable Dates, Roses & Thorns,” readings and book giveaways by Aloha Romance Writers of America authors Gail Baugniet, Leslee Ellenson, Shauna Jones, Lynde Lakes and Michael Little at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7. Call 693-7050.

BUG WORKSHOP Halawa Xeriscape Garden presents the workshop “Good Bug vs. Bad Bug” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. in Halawa Valley. Home samples (leaves or insects) chilled in air-tight bags are welcome for sharing. Fee is $5, and RSVP is requested by Feb. 6. Call 748-5312.

CITIZENSHIP Running on Saturdays, Feb. 14-March 7, FilCom Center in Waipahu hosts free immigration outreach from 9 to 10 a.m. and U.S. citizenship classes from 10 a.m. to noon ($25). Call 680-0451.

SCHOLARS BRUNCH Leeward CC hosts a Valentine’s Day Scholarship Brunch from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 in its Uluwehi Cafe and Lion Courtyard to support culinary arts scholarships. Tickets cost $17 presale 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.

BOARD CANDIDATES Prospective neighborhood board candidates should apply by Feb. 20 in order to run for office. Applications are available online at 1.honolulu.gov/nco or by calling the Neighborhood Commission office at 768-3717.