West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by Feb. 11 to be considered for the Feb. 18 edition, or call 529-4850.

WATER ART Board of Water Supply’s 2014 water conservation poster and poetry winners are on view now through Feb. 19 at Kapolei Hale Courtyard. Call 768-3400.

NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Aiea Library’s programs room, 99-374 Pohai Place; and Ewa meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Leeward CC bus stop, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 10 at Pali Momi Medical Center conference center, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Feb. 16 at Tony Group Autoplex, and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at UH West Oahu multipurpose room. Call 848-4770.

MASKS Waipahu Library celebrates Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 with a mask-decorating contest, kiddie carnival, prizes and entertainment by The Five-O’s Magic Group. Call 675-0358.

BENEFIT SALE Ewa Community Church conducts a benefit yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at 91-1258 Renton Road, featuring baked goodies for Valentine’s Day, crafts, furniture, household items, clothes, toys and more. Call 681-3471.

NEW YEAR Hawaii’s Plantation Village celebrates the Chinese Year of the Sheep from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 with a lion dance, Filipino dance, keiki hula, prizes, games, food tasting and a blessing. Admission to the park is free. Call 677-0110.

BLUEGRASS Leeward CC Theatre presents a Valentine’s Day Bluegrass Festival at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 with Banjo comedian Jordan Savusa, Tricky Britches, Saloon Pilots and North Shore Ramblers. Tickets cost $20 and $15. Call 455-0380.

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

SCHOLAR BRUNCH Leeward CC sponsors 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 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.

CLOSURES Public schools and libraries are closed Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents Day.

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.

HOME BUYING Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties conducts a free seminar at 4 p.m. Feb. 21 on “Buying with No Money Down” at its Kapolei Commons office. RSVP to 947-8101.

BUSINESS TIPS Hawaii Small Business Development Center presents a free business fair and workshops from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Leeward Community College courtyard, ranging from specialty loan and tax breaks to starting a food business. Registration starts at 8 a.m., followed by a general session, workshops and exhibitors. Sign up by Feb. 17. Email andra.carroll@hisbdc.org.

COMPOST Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers the workshop “Waste Wealth: Composting Methods Create Rich Soil” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5, and registration ends Feb. 20. Call 748-5363.

MUSIC 102 UH West Oahu professor and composer Jon Magnussen previews the second half of the Chamber Music Hawaii season in “Chamber Music 102” at 4 p.m. Feb. 22. It’s a free “crash course” in the music in UHWO Room C-225, featuring Magnussen’s brand-new quartet. Call 722-0172.

CHAMBER MUSIC Chamber Music Hawaii presents the Spring Wind Quintet playing works by Daniel Baldwin, Paul Taffanel and David Maslanka at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at UH West Oahu library. Call 489-5038 for tickets or visit chambermusichawaii.org.

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

CHORALE New singers are invited to join the Kapolei Chorale at its rehearsals, held at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday in Kapolei. The group features sopranos, altos, tenors and basses for four-part harmony. It’s currently preparing for the annual Leeward Music Festival April 18 at Kroc Center. Call Judy at 623-4045.

ILOKANO FilCom Center begins a three-month Ilokano language course in March, to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through May. It is designed especially for Ilokano-descended students ages 18-23 and members of the community ($25 fee). Call Donnie Juan at 680-0451.

JOB FAIR Kapolei Chamber of Commerce sponsors its annual Hire Leeward Job and Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at UH West Oahu. Late registration fees apply after Feb. 20. Call 768-5001 or email hirelee-ward2015@gmail.com.

SOCCER Registration for Leeward AYSO (Makaha to Kapolei) is open now for players age 4 to 19 at eayso.org. Early registration fee is $75 (until May 31), which includes uniform, insurance and photo package. Checks should be payable to AYSO 269; credit cards welcome. Age-group seasons vary throughout the year. For details, visit leewardayso269.com.


SELF DEFENSEAustin Streadbeck leads a self-defense class from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday and Thursday at Makakilo Community Center, based on the teachings 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. Visit fitwizhawaii.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 activities 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.

VEGGIE COOKS Down to Earth has free vegetarian cooking classes at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday at its Kapolei store. Call 947-3249.