West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com by April 8 to be considered for the April 15 edition, or call 529-4850.

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 supports 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.

PIRATES Hawaii Opera Theatre presents the family version of The Pirates of Penzance at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

BALLROOM Pearl-ridge’s Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association chapter signs up students from 7 to 7:30 p.m. 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.

CHIVALRY Native American Christopher Grey-wolf shares stories of knights and armors at 6 p.m. April 8 at Waipahu Library. Call 675-0358.

CAREER FAIR Leeward CC hosts its 13th annual Career College and Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon April 8, featuring about 60 employers and 20 colleges. Call 455-0240.

MOFFAT TALES Storyteller Ben Moffat presents Mr. Spelunker’s Adventures and/or River of Dreams 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), using puppetry, stilts, magic, music and movement.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 8 at Pearl City High School, 8 a.m.-noon April 9 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei, 7-11:30 a.m. April 12 and 26 at Waikele Center, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 16 at Leeward CC, 7:30 a.m.-noon April 18 at Kapolei Shopping Center, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19 at Calvary Chapel gym on Komo Mai Drive. Call 848-4770.

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.

BALLROOM The Ewa Beach Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association chapter signs up students at 7:45 p.m. April 9, 16 and 23 for intermediate classes in Swing Hustle and Rumba Bolero at Ewa Mahiko District Park gym on Renton Road. Classes meet Thursdays starting April 9. Call 398-9894.

NEIGHBORS Ewa Beach Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. April 9 at Ewa Beach Library, Aiea meets at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at Aiea Library, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. April 22 at Kapolei High cafeteria, Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. April 23 at the FilCom Center, and Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. April 28 at Waiau District Park. Call 768-3710.

NISHIHARA HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts a coffee hour with constituents at 9 a.m. April 11 at Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

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.

TRYOUTS Hawaii Shakespeare Festival holds tryouts from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 11 at Leeward CC Lab Theatre for its 17th season July 10-Aug. 23, which will feature scenarios inspired by Winter’s Tale and Othello. Call Tony Pisculli at 256-6657 or visit hawaiishakes.org.

GARDEN STROLL Oahu Urban Garden Center presents “Stroll the Gardens” from 9 a.m. to noon April 11 with a plant sale, self-guided tours and free rain barrel workshop. UH Master Gardeners will run clinics and answer questions. The garden is located at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. in Pearl City behind Home Depot. Call 453-6050.

KAPOLEI EATZ Kapolei High School presents “Hurricane Eatz: Best in the West” from 3 to 8 p.m. April 11 at the school stadium, featuring food, crafts, live entertainment, keiki games, family activities and more. Email hurricane.eatz@gmail.com.

CAR SHOW Kanehili Hawaiian Homestead plans its annual Hot Rod Classic Car Show from 1 to 6 p.m. April 11 in Kapolei, with parking at Prince Kuhio Community Center, 91-1270 Kinoiki St. Proceeds go to sports equipment. Email nagunoy@gmail.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.

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.

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

WALK A MILE The UH-West Oahu ohana observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month from 10:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. April 15 on campus with the men’s march, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Email julieky@hawaii.edu. • TI LEAF LEIS Kapolei Library offers a workshop on making ti leaf leis at 10:30 a.m. April 17. Register at 693-7050.

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 The Hui O Momilani Basketball Clinic for ages 5-16 is set for April 18 at Pearl City High School gym. Late entries are due by April 10 (to get a T-shirt). Call 864-9113.