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West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by March 25 to be considered for the April 1 edition, or call 529-4850.

BUTTERFLIES Pearl-ridge Center’s Butterfly Conservatory continues March 23-April 4 Downtown with daily exhibits, classes and tours (554-3307); Kapolei Shopping Center hosts Dancetta Feary and her Butterfly House from noon to 2 p.m. April 4, along with activities, crafts and photos with Keoki Cottontail to celebrate “Spring Is in the Air” (inkapolei.com).

FEET Naturopath Ulia Meyerhof presents “Stories Feet Can Tell” at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at Kapolei Library, sharing her years of experience in European foot reflexology. Call 693-7058.

NEIGHBORS Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. March 25 at Kapolei High cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

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.

CLOSURESAll public libraries and schools are closed March 26 in observance of Prince Kuhio Day.

KAPOLEI PLAY Kapolei Performing Arts Center presents West Side Story March 26 (family night), 27, 28 and April 2, 3 and 4 at Kapolei High School Forum (7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays). Tickets cost $6 and $5. Call 305-8048 or visit showtix4u.com. For details,` go to packapolei.org.

FISH FRY Knights of Columbus has its final Lenten fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. March 27 at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Cost is $8 per plate. Call 672-8669.

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, 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.

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

GARDENS Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers workshops on succulent gardens and on low-maintenance landscapes at 10:30 a.m. March 28. Fee is $5. Call 748-5363. • 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.

STEAK NIGHT Aiea High School Music Boosters sponsor a steak-plate benefit, plus bake sale, silent auction and live entertainment from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 28 in the cafeteria. Tickets cost $10, dine in or take out, which includes a 6-ounce steak, rice, tossed salad and corn. Order in advance at 483-7300.

TAX HELP Trained students and others at Leeward CC offer VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 to lowto moderate-income residents. Call 455-0294.

LEHUA CARNIVAL Lehua Elementary PTA sponsors a Spring Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28 at 791 Lehua Ave. in Pearl City, with food, prizes, games, vendors and bouncy fun. Presale wristbands cost $15. Email lehuapta@gmail.com.

RABBITS Rabbit breeder Zachary Johnson leads a talk on “Let’s Learn About Rabbits” at 10:30 a.m. March 28 at Kapolei Library, complete with live rabbits. Call 693-7050.

STADIUM EASTER Aloha Stadium hosts its annual Egg-citing Easter Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at North Plaza (gates 6-7), with an egg hunt, treats, Easter bunny photos, Playzone, dunking booth, train rides, arts and crafts, balloon art, face painting and hot dog-eating contests. Free with a canned good or cash donation for Salvation Army. Call 486-6704.

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

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11 a.m. March 29 at Ewa Town Center Foodland, 7 a.m.-noon March 30 at Queen’s Medical Center West, 3-7 p.m. April 1 at Kapilina Beach Homes in Ewa Beach, 7:30-11:30 a.m. April 3 at Waikele Center, and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 4 at Pearlridge Center by Chili’s. Call 848-4770.

BALLROOM Pearl-ridge’s Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association chapter signs up students from 7 to 7:30 p.m. March 31, April 7, 14 and 21 for classes that start April 7 in cha-cha and tango. Register at Harbor Center #211A and #212A (across from Waimalu Shopping Center, by Cutter Ford). Call 456-2129.

EGG HUNT Kapolei Commons has 7,500 eggs ready for its Easter egg hunt from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 4. Planned are prizes, entertainment, carnival games, face painting, balloon animals and a climbing wall. Visit thekapoleicommons.com.

HALAWA EGGS Halawa Xeriscape Garden has an Easter egg hunt from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 4, along with information on water conservation. Keiki ages 2 to 12 should bring 4 to 6 boiled eggs to decorate and a basket for collecting them. Register by April 3. Fee is $8 per family. Call 748-5363.

BALLROOM Kapolei’s Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association chapter signs up students at 7 p.m. April 6, 13 and 20 for classes that start April 6 in Merengue and West Coast swing. Register at Makakilo Community Park. Call 781-2076.


JIU JITSU Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy has opened in Kapolei, offering family-oriented instruction for all age and skill levels. Call 782-8590.

ALZHEIMER HELP An Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Aiea. Call 591-2771.