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West Oahu Highlights

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

NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Aiea Library, and Ewa meets at 7 p.m. March 12 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

COFFEE TALK Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts a coffee hour for community members from 9 to 10 a.m. at Walmart McDonald’s in Pearl City and from 9 to 10 a.m. March 21 at Don Quijote in Waipahu.

MUSIC FEST Wet ‘n’ Wild in Kapolei presents the Hawaii Teen Muzik Festival from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. March 14, featuring local DJs, water rides, Kolohe Kai, a pool party and the Power Zone. Call 429-3068 or visit hawaiiteenmusicfest.com.

DRUG-FREE RUN E Ola Pono Ma Kapolei seeks runners for its first 5K Pono Kapolei Fun Run at 8 a.m. March 14 — from UH West Oahu to Kapolei High School — to benefit its mission of stopping drugs, alcohol and tobacco use by area youths. A health fair, keiki activities and Xtreme rides follow the race. Mail-in entries are due by March 7 ($20-$25). Proceeds will support positive after-school youth programs. Call Lolita at 305-8000 or register at flpregister.com/131.

WAR EXHIBIT Pacific Aviation Museum is the first stop of the “National Memories” traveling exhibit about the friendship between China and the U.S. during WWII. The exhibit opens March 14 and offers more than 100 historic photos and imagery from the China-Burma-India theater. Call 441-1013.

KA‘ENA HIKE Friends of Ka‘ena lead a nature hike from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 14 at Ka‘ena Natural Area Reserve. Email info@friend-sofkaena.org.

TRAVEL TIPS Retired UH Manoa librarian Pulelehua Quirk shares tips, tricks and facts about using iPhones and iPads to enhance travel plans at 1 p.m. March 14 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

ANTHURIUMS Oahu Urban Garden Center in Pearl City hosts a workshop on “Anthuriums for the Home Garden” from 9 a.m. to noon March 14, a Q&A booth manned by Master Gardeners and a rain barrel demonstration. Workshop fee is $10 at the door. Call 453-6059.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11:15 a.m. March 14 at LDS Makakilo Hawaii Stake cultural hall, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 15 at Kroc Center in Ewa Beach. Call 848-4770.

BRASS QUINTET Chamber Music Hawaii presents Honolulu Brass Quintet and harpist Constance Uejio at 7 p.m. March 17 in UH West Oahu library. Call 489-5038 for tickets or visit chamber-musichawaii.org.

HEALTH CARE TALK Financial educator Karen Ho discusses the money-related facts of long-term health care at 1 p.m. March 17 at Kapolei Library.

TAX HELP Trained students and others at Leeward CC offer VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) services at the college now through March 19, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through March 28 to lowto moderate-income residents. Call Roy Kamida at 455-0294.

SWAP MEET Waipio Shopping Center has its Spring Swap Meet & Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at 94-1040 Waipio Uka St. Visit shopwaipio.com.

AIEA HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club plans a 9.5-mile advanced hike to Aiea Ridge at 8 a.m. March 22. Visit htm-club.org/hikes.

JOB FAIR The 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.

FARM TRAINING GoFarm Hawaii conducts a training session from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 26 at Leeward CC for those interesting in sustainable and organic farming. RSVP to leeward@gofarmhawaii.org.

WAIAWA HELP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers work to restore the Waiawa unit of Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 28. Call 955-0100, ext. 118, or email volunteer@hawaiinaturecenter.org.

HAUPIA You can learn to make haupia from scratch during a workshop hosted by Malama Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon March 28 at Kapolei High School. It costs $15 per person, or $40 for families. Registration is required. Call 483-0678.

KILTED GOLF Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii and Friends of Saint Patrick plan their annual Blue Shamrock Kilted Golf Classic Tournament for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 29 at Pearl Country Club in Aiea, featuring bagpipes, loaner kilts, all meals plus a trip for two to Scotland as the grand prize. Call 372-1941.

FILM NIGHT Waipahu Library screens a family movie at 5:30 p.m. April 1. Call 675-0358.

EGG HUNT Keiki ages 2-12 can decorate their own Easter eggs, and then hunt for them, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Halawa Xeriscape Garden. The workshop also provides info on how to conserve water. Participants must bring four to six boiled eggs to decorate, along with a basket to gather eggs. Registration is required by April 3, or until all spots are filled. It costs $8 per family. Call 748-5363.

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 age 18 to 23 and members of the community ($25 fee). Call Donnie Juan at 680-0451.

ROAD RACE Kroc Center plans an inaugural 5K Road Race at 8 a.m. April 11 at the Ewa Beach site, including a keiki race at 9:15, awards ceremony, food and music. Register at krocenterhawaii.org or call 693-8322.

CHORALE New singers are invited to join 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.