West Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of West Oahu events. Fax items to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com one week ahead of the Wednesday publication date.

* BALLROOM The Pearlridge Ballroom Dance chapter registers students at 7 p.m. June 26 and July 3 and 10 for classes that begin July 3 at Waimalu Elementary School (Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.) in merengue, tango and salsa. Call 488-3935.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 10:45 a.m. June 26 at Tesoro Hawaii, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. June 28 at LCC, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. June 28 at Ihilani Resort’s Malolo Room, and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 7 at Pearlridge Center Downtown parking lot. Call 848-4770.

* WEST HEARINGS The city Planning Commission conducts a hearing at 1:30 p.m. June 27 on two West Oahu measures: An amendment to the Ewa Development Plan, and a proposal to build a film production studio and allow an adjacent hotel. Call 768-8007.

* ANIMALS Staff from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shares information about why we should care for, foster and adopt animals at 10:30 a.m. June 28 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* KUNIA MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue has Steve & Jean Martinucci’s contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. June 29, and hosts Crackerjack Swifties with acoustic tunes at 7:30 p.m. June 30 along with Dino, Mike and Guy (oldies, jazz and Jawaiian) on the second floor of the Times building in Royal Kunia. Call 888-6087.

* AIEA HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 12-mile advanced hike to Aiea ridge at 8 a.m. June 30. Visit htmclub.org.

* LOCAL ART The art show “Tributes” has art by West Oahu high school students now through June 30 at ING Direct Cafe in Waikiki. Call 955-1435.

* BOOKBINDING Bookbinder Ken Cannon shares “How to Tell a Book by its Cover” at 10:30 a.m. June 30 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* PANTHERS Waipio Panthers league signs up players age 5 to 13 through the end of June for flag and tackle football (depending on age). Teams practice at C.O.R.P. and other sites. waipiopanthers@gmail.com

* BALLROOM Kapolei’s Ballroom Dance chapter begins classes July 2 for eight Monday nights at Kapolei Elementary School in nightclub two-step, waltz and mambo. Call 781-2076.

* OIA COACHES The OIA Independent Football Officials meet with new and interested coaches at 6:30 p.m. July 2 in Hirata Hall at McKinley High School, with registration at 5:30. A $30 deposit is requested for training booklets and materials. Follow-up meetings are at 6:30 p.m. July 5 and 9 at McKinley. Call 748-1518.

* PIGEONS Doug Beter discusses his Rainbow pigeons at 1 p.m. July 3 in a free program at Pearl City Library and then releases them into the sky to fly home. Call 453-6566.

* BALLROOM Pearl City’s Ballroom Dance chapter registration is from 7 to 8 p.m. July 3 and 10 at Manana Elementary cafeteria for classes in merengue, tango and salsa. They meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks at the school beginning July 3. Call 456-2129.

* COFFEE HOURS State Sen. Clarence Nishihara shares a coffee hour with residents July 7 at 8 a.m. at the Waimano Home Road McDonald’s and 9 a.m. at the Walmart Pearl City McDonald’s; and July 14 at 8 a.m. at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

.* GARDEN BUGS Halawa Xeriscape Garden sponsors a garden workshop on “Good Bug vs. Bad Bug” from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 7 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5 per family and registration is under way. Call 748-5363.