West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by April 1 to be considered for the April 8 edition, or call 529-4850.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 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, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 4 at Pearlridge Center by Chili’s, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 8 at Pearl City High School, and 8 a.m.-noon April 9 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei. 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, with nominal fees. Register at Harbor Center, suites 211A and 212A (across from Waimalu Shopping Center, next to Cutter Ford). Call 456-2129.

AG LANDS The city Department of Planning and Permitting conducts at meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 1 at Kapolei Hale conference rooms AC to get public input in identifying and mapping Oahu’s Important Agricultural Lands. Email info@honoluludpp.org.

CLOSURESAll public schools and libraries are closed April 3 in observance of Good Friday.

KAPOLEI PLAY Kapolei Performing Arts Center presents West Side Story! at 6 p.m. April 2, and 7 p.m. April 3 and 4 at Kapolei High School Forum. Tickets cost $6 and $5. Call 305-8048 or visit showtix4u.com. For details,` go to pack-apolei.org.

BUTTERFLIES Pearl-ridge Center’s Butterfly Conservatory continues through April 4 Downtown with exhibits, classes and tours daily (554-3307). Kapolei Shopping Center presents 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.” Visit inkapolei.com.

HALAWA EGGS Halawa Xeriscape Garden hosts 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 four to six boiled eggs to decorate, along with a basket for collecting at the hunt. Register by April 3. Fee is $8 per family. Call 748-5363.

BIKE PATHVolunteers are welcome at the 10th annual Pearl Harbor Bike Path Cleanup at 7:30 a.m. April 4, starting at Neal Blaisdell Park or Waipahu Depot Road, followed by Earth Month festivities at 11 a.m. at Blaisdell Park. Call Ciress at 768-3267.

NISHIHARA HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts coffee hours with constituents at 8:30 a.m. April 4 at Pearl City Walmart McDonald’s and 9 a.m. April 11 at Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

BENEFIT GOLF Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation sponsors a benefit golf tournament at noon April 6 at Kapolei Golf Course, featuring a buffet lunch from seven local restaurants. Proceeds support educational workshops. Call 941-9088.

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, 92-1120 Makakilo Drive. Call 781-2076.

STRINGS Chamber Music Hawaii presents the Galliard String Quartet at 7 p.m. April 7 at UH West Oahu Library. For tickets, call 489-5038.

STORYTELLER Storyteller Ben Moffat entertains with puppets, stilts, music and more at 10:30 a.m. April 8 at Ewa Beach Library (689-1204) and 10:30 a.m. April 22 at Aiea Library (483-7333).

SHAKESPEARE Leeward CC Theatre 260 students present Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus at 8 p.m. April 9-11 in the Lab Theatre. Tickets cost $10. Call Betty Burdick at 455-0549.

NEIGHBORS Ewa Beach Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. April 9 at Ewa Beach Library and Aiea meets at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at Aiea Library Call 768-3710.

POP-UP DINING Chef Andrew Le and Leeward CC culinary students present Chef Showcase Dinner at 6 p.m. April 10 at The Pearl restaurant. Tickets cost $70 and $85 (with wine). Call 455-0298.

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

RAIN BARRELS Halawa Xeriscape Garden presents a Rain Barrel Catchment workshop at 10:30 a.m. April 11. Fee is $35 ($5, lecture only). Call 748-5363.

LEMONADE Lemonade Alley sponsors booth sales by more than 30 keiki entrepreneur teams from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at Pearlridge Center, in the Toys ‘R’ Us parking lot. Visit lemonadealley.com.

KAPOLEI EATZ Kapolei High seeks crafters and food vendors for its “Hurricane Eatz: Best in the West” event from 3 to 8 p.m. April 11 at the school stadium. Crafters can email kapoleifairs@gmail.com and food vendors can email hurricane.eatz@gmail.com.

GARDEN STROLL Oahu Urban Garden Center presents “Stroll the Gardens” from 9 a.m. to noon April 11 with a plant sale, rain barrel demonstration and UH Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions. The garden is located at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. in Pearl City behind Home Depot. Call 453-6050. • AUDITIONS Hawaii Shakespeare Festival has auditions from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 11 at Leeward CC Lab Theatre for the festival, which runs July 10-Aug. 23 in Honolulu. Call Tony Pisculli at 256-6657.

PRO GOLF Ko Olina Resort and Golf Club hosts its fourth annual LOTTE Championship tournament April 12-18 with Michelle Wie back to defend her title. The Golf Channel will broadcast it live. For tickets, call 676-5300 or visit koolina.com.

XERISCAPE Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers workshops with Diane Moses at 10:30 a.m. at 99-1268 Iwaena St. on the following dates: Chemical-free insect and pest traps April 11, Succulent framed art May 9, Five simple steps to a beautiful garden May 23, and Terracotta madness May 30. For fees and to reserve a space, call 748-5363.

MUSIC FEST The annual Leeward Music Festival begins at 6:45 p.m. April 18 in Kroc Center Performing Arts Theatre, showcasing singers and dancers of all ages, as well as the Navy Pacific Fleet Band. Seating is limited; call Judy at 623-4045.

CULINARY Malama Learning Center presents its annual benefit, Calabash and Cooks, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 18 at Kapolei High School Plaza, featuring food prepared by top chefs and learning center students. Tickets cost $35, $25, $20 and $75 VIP. Call 305-8287 or visit malamalearningcenter.org.

HOOPS CLINIC Hui O Momilani sponsors youth basketball clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 18 at Pearl City High School gym, featuring coach Mike Taylor. Fee is $50 before April 10. For details, call 864-9113 or email momilanibasketball@gmail.com.

PONO FAIR Ewa Beach Community Based Development Organization hosts its FOR’EWA Pono Community Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at Prince Kuhio Community Center (behind Kapolei fire station) with food, crafts, entertainment, a ho‘ike and more. Vendors may call 394-0050.

SOCCER Registration for Leeward AYSO (Makaha to Kapolei) is open now for players age 4-19 at eayso.org. Early fee is $75 (until May 31). Checks should be payable to AYSO 269; credit cards welcome. For details, visit leewardayso269.com.