West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by March 18 to be considered for the March 25 edition, or call 529-4850.

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 chambermusichawaii.org.

HALAWA TOD City planners conduct a community workshop at 6 p.m. March 17 in Aloha Stadium Hospitality Room on the Halawa Area TOD Plan, focused on areas surrounding the rail station planned near the stadium. Light refreshments will be served. Public comments and ideas are welcome. Visit tod-honolulu.org.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to noon March 18 at the Kakuhihewa building on Kamokila Boulevard, and 7-11:45 a.m. March 22 at Waikele Center. Call 848-4770.

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 low- to moderate-income residents. Call Roy Kamida at 455-0294.

NEIGHBORS Waipahu Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. March 19 at FilCom Center, Pearl City at 7 p.m. March 24 at Waiau District Park, and Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale at 7 p.m. March 25 at Kapolei High cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

DISASTERS Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee hosts a free workshop at 6:30 p.m. March 19 on tsunami basics at Ewa Beach Library, and Community Emergency Response Team training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18-19 at Campbell High School’s Navy JROTC quarters. Call 682-0111.

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.

COFFEE TALK State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts a coffee hour with constituents at 9 a.m. March 21 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

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.

TEA CEREMONY Mokichi Okada Association presents a tea ceremony and purifying and flower therapies from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 23, April 13 and 27 at Pearlridge Center Uptown, fronting Ecko Unlimited. Call 487-0522.

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 training 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.

MANANA SALE Na Keiki ‘O Manana has a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 in Manana Elementary cafeteria to benefit its chorus, featuring items and plants from more than 50 families. The Pearl City school is located at 1147 Kumano St. Call 455-7970.

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.

SECURITY Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a free seminar on “Securing Your Home from Thieves and Burglars” at 4 p.m. March 28 at its office in Kapolei Commons. RSVP to 947-8101.

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.-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.

COMIC JAMS Pearl-ridge Center hosts Comic Jam Hawaii from 1 to 4 p.m. April 19 at Downtown center court, welcoming fans and professional and amateur artists who will gather and create cartoons while talking story. Call 488-0981.

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

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


MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market at Momilani Community Center offers about 20 vendors plus a new family activity from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays at 715 Hoomoana St. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

• MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High School has a farmers and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the school parking lot, offering more than 30 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts, demonstrations and cultural presentations. Co-sponsors are Malama Learning Center and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Call 697-3599.

EWA MARKET A Mahiku Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at The Water-front at Pu‘uola, 5105 Iroquois Ave. Call 225-4002.

WAIPIO MARKET Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays 7-8 a.m. at Halawa District Park and 9-10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays from 7-8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30-11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. For more information, call 522-7088.

AIEA MARKET Pearlridge Center hosts weekly farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays by the highway fronting Sears and Zippy’s, featuring music, prizes, keiki activities, a pop-up cafe and more than 40 vendors. Visit alamoanafarmersmarket.com.

SLACK KEYYameen Fong teaches 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. Call 685-6035 or visit fongsmusic.homestead.com.

GATHERING Prince Kuhio Community Center hosts The Gathering Place market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, offering food, crafts and entertainment to bring Westside folks together. Vendors may call Megan at 772-6682.

HABITAT HELP Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu seeks volunteers to help with its mission of self-built housing for low-income families in Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Waianae. Call Toni Anduha at 696-7882.

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

ROTARY P.M. Kapolei Sunset Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. Mondays on Kai ‘Oli‘Oli catamaran at Ko Olina Marina. Dinner costs $11 and is followed by a brief program. Parking is validated. RSVP to rgriffin@ipahawaii.org or call 347-9721.

ROTARY A.M. Kapolei Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays in Kapolei High faculty lounge. Call 722-1489 or email htnedd@gmail.com.

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

AIEA HULA Hula classes on five skill levels begin this month 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 schedule and registration, call 255-4001.

HULA WAIPAHU No Kealoha O Hula halau offers beginner/intermediate classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and adult beginner classes at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays in Village Park. Fee is $30, plus a refundable $30 deposit. Call instructor Desiree Numango at 478-0404.

HULA KAPOLEI Na Pua O Kekoolani conducts hula classes at 4 p.m. Thursdays for keiki (ages 4 to 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 are back every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 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 Yuishinkai Honolulu leads ki and martial arts classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Halawa District Park, second floor. Classes follow the teachings of Koretoshi Maruyama and Morihei Ueshiba. Students age 12 through adult are welcome. Call James Peters at 256-9944.

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

ADOPTING PETS Hawaii Dog Foundation sponsors pet adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Petco Pearl City. Call 782-8387.