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West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by Feb. 25 to be considered for the March 4 edition, or call 529-4850.

FILMS Ewa Beach Library screens the free films Guardians of the Galaxy at 3 p.m. and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at 6 p.m. Feb. 23. Call 689-1204.

TRANSGENDER UH West Oahu hosts several events around distinguished visiting scholar Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: a screening and talk on Kumu Hina from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23; a presentation and talk at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Sociology of Sexuality class; and a panel discussion with Wong-Kalu at 5 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Gender and Sexuality in Literature and Film class. All are free public events. Call 689-2604.

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.

CIVIL RIGHTS Chaminade historian Mitch Yamasaki presents and discusses the film Freedom Summer about America’s civil rights struggle in 1964 at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

VOYAGERS Teachers can meet with members of the Hokule‘a and Hikianalia crews from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Island Pacific Academy Room 909 to learn how to engage their students in the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage. For more information, email education@pvshawaii.org.

NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Waiau District Park, Waipahu at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at FilCom Center, and Aiea at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in Aiea Library’s programs room on Pohai Place. Call 768-3710.

FENG SHUI Author Clear Englebert discusses “Feng Shui for Hawaii” at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Waipahu Library. Call 675-0358.

WETLAND WORK Hawaii Nature Center leads volunteers from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 on a monthly workday at Pouhala Marsh in Waipahu to restore the habitat for endangered waterbirds. Call 955-0100, ext. 118, or email volunteer@hawaiinaturecenter.org.

PAINT NIGHT Ko Olina’s Monkeypod Kitchen hosts “Paint the Night Away” from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 28, where everyone is invited to eat, enjoy live music and create beautiful artwork with a “wave” theme under the guidance of a professional artist. Fee is $45. To register and for more details, visit paintthenightaway.net.

UKEKE Malama Learning Center sponsors a workshop on ukeke instruments (bamboo) from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 in Kapolei High School’s Portable 1. Fee is $15, or $40 for families of up to three people. Call 483-0678.

AQUAPONICS Halawa Xeriscape Garden sponsors an “Economical Aquaponics” workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5 for the public, and registration closes Feb. 27. Call 748-5363.

STARGAZING Hawaiian Astronomical Society hosts its free monthly star party Feb. 28 at Geiger Community Park, complete with telescopes. Time and dates vary, depending on the moon. The park is located at 1129 Kahiuka St. in Ewa Beach. Email peter@besenbruch.info.

GABBARD HOUR State Sen. Mike Gabbard hosts a Listen Story at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 in Kapolei High teachers lounge. Call 586-6830.

FILM NIGHTS Waipahu Library screens family films at 5:30 p.m. March 4 and April 1. Call 675-0358.

STUDENT FILMS Four area schools present the free, public Campbell x Kapolei Student Film Festival, “Open Minds 2015,” from 5 to 8 p.m. March 6 at Ewa Makai Middle School. Call 687-9429.

SWAP MEET Vendor deadline is March 6 for Waipio Shopping Center’s Spring Swap Meet & Craft Fair, set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 21 at 94-1040 Waipio Uka St. For more information, visit shopwaipio.com.

LCC PLAY Leeward CC Theatre presents the acclaimed New Zealand theater troupe Massive Company in The Brave at 8 p.m. March 7. Call 455-0380.

CITIZENSHIP Running on Saturdays through 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.

FILM FEST Kapiolani Medical Center presents its Ko Olina Children’s Film & Music Festival from 1 to 8 p.m. March 7 at the Ihilani and Aulani resorts, featuring Frozen, workshops, activities, documentaries, acting troupes and more. Call 679-0079.

AVIATORS Pacific Aviation Museum marks Women in Aviation Month at its special aviation day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7, with talks by aviation pioneers on “Discover Your Future in Aviation.” Youths also are invited to attend, win prizes, try out the interactive exhibits, and visit the career fair and flight lab. Admission is $10 at the door, $6 online at pacificaviationmuseum.org. Call 441-1007.

BENEFIT SALE Pearl City Community Church plans a white elephant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at 933 Lehua Ave. with bargains on food, plants, toys, housewares and more. Call 487-7895.


YOGA Free classes in Holistic Energy Yoga meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Waiau District Park. Call 381-4376.

AIEA HULA Halau Hula ‘O Kala Kapeka leads classes on five skill levels at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road. Call 255-4001.

HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha O Hula halau teaches adult beginners at 6 p.m. and intermediates 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.

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

PINOY ZUMBA Pinoy Crew 808 leads Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at FilCom Center. Fee is $5 per session. Call 680-0451.

AIKIDO Aikido Yuishin-kai Honolulu teaches ki and martial arts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Halawa District Park for ages 12 and older. Call 256-9944.

SELF-DEFENSE Austin Streadbeck teaches self-defense from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday at Makakilo Community Center. Call 383-1480.

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 at 7:30 the same nights. Free trials are allowed. Call 671-1422.