West Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of what’ s happening in West Oahu. Email items to cchang@midweek.com or fax them to 585-6324 by Oct. 3 for the Oct. 10 edition.

BALLROOM Kapolei’s Ballroom Dance chapter registers students at 7 p.m.Oct.1,8and15at Kapolei Elementary cafeteria for Monday night classes in cha cha, foxtrot and bachata. Classes begin Oct. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 781-2076.

BALLROOM Aiea’s Ballroom Dance chapter kicks off weekly classes for beginners at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and for intermediates Oct. 2 at Webling Elementary cafeteria. Registration fee is $20, plus $15 membership dues. The series runs though Nov. 26 and 27, respectively. Call 833-4346.

BALLROOM Pearlridge’s Ballroom Dance chapter registers new stu- dents at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9 at Waimanu Elementary for classes beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in nightclub two-step, waltz and mambo. Call 836-4579 or 488-3935.

STORK CLASS Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic has a free course for expectant parents from 6to8p.m.Oct.2to23 on Tuesdays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432- 2260.

CIVIL WAR TALKS Kapolei Library presents a series of public readings and discussions exploring the U.S. Civil War at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 (Imagining War) and 17 (Choosing Sides), Nov. 7 (Making Sense of Shiloh) and 28 (The Shape of War), and Dec. 5 (War and Freedom) and 19 (Hawaii and Hawaiians in the Civil War). Call 693-7050.

TOWN HALL City Councilman Tom Berg sponsors a town hall meet- ingat7p.m.Oct.4at Ewa Beach Library on the city bus system with special guests city trans- portation director Wayne Yoshioka and TheBus director J. Roger Morton. Call 768-5001.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Leeward Community College, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Kapolei Shopping Center, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Foodland in Ewa Town Center. Call 848-4770.

OPEN MARKET Prince Kuhio Community Center has an open market from 3 to 7 p.m.Oct.5at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, near the Hawaiian Home Lands building. The market also screens the free film The Avengers, at 7:30 p.m. Call 780- 6082.

CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Times’ Kunia Building presents Jesse Valor with contemporary music at 7 p.m. Oct. 5, and “Coffee and Tee” with crafts, music and food from 7 to 11 p.m Oct. 6. Any proceeds go to the community or nonprofits. Call 888-6087.

UH SOCCER The UH women’s soccer team’s remaining home games are played at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium at the following times and dates: 7 p.m. Oct. 5 v. UC Riverside, 5 p.m. Oct. 7 v. Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m. Oct. 19 v. UC Davis and 5 p.m. Oct. 21 v. Pacific. All games are free. Call 956- 7523.

eWASTE Pacific Corporate Solutions sponsors an e-waste recycling drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Kapolei High School, accepting computers, monitors, lap- tops, printers, fax ma- chines, servers, telecom equipment and wires. Call 488-8872.

NISHIHARA TALK State Sen. Clarence Nishihara has his monthly coffee hour at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Waimano Home Road McDonald’s. Call 671-1152.

HALAWA HIKE The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 6-mile intermediate hike to Waimalu Ditch at 8 a.m. Oct. 6. Go to htmclub.org.

HEALTHY KIDS Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic has a free “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” class and exer- cise from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432- 3100.

CANCER WALK American Cancer Society has its 5-mile benefit walk, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, at 7 a.m. Oct. 6 at Richardson Field, across from Aloha Stadium. Call 432-9163.

HEALTH FAIR Pali Momi Medical Center sponsors a Family Health Fair from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at the center and pavilion with health screenings, activities, exhibits and information for all ages. Call 486- 6000.

CANSTRUCTION Pearlridge Center hosts its annual Canstruction promotion Oct. 6-21 in Uptown as a benefit for Hawaii Foodbank. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. opening day, experts will build structures from donated cans, with shopper votes to determine the best design. Also planned Oct. 6, a Kids Can Corner from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 488- 0981.

ANIMAL BLESSING St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Kapolei hosts its Blessing of the Animals at its 10 a.m. Oct. 7 service. Call 685-1215.

FILM BENEFIT Kids Hurt Too Hawaii screens a double-header at its annual Movie Night, set for 7 to 11 p.m.Oct. 7 at Kam Drive-in. Donation is $40 per vehicle, which supports the nonprofit’s mission to assist children who have been traumatized by loss of a parent. Films are Despicable Me and We Bought a Zoo. Activities begin at 4:30 p.m. and include a skateboarding workshop, displays and food. Call 256-3176.

PROJECT GRAD Waipahu Project Grad con- ducts its monthly flea mar- ket from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at Waipahu Drug Store, 94-748A Hikimoe St. Call Norma at 261-7449.

POLITICAL RALLY The Linda Lingle for Senate Committee sponsors a rally from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 in Ewa Makai Middle School cafeteria. Email blake@lingle2012.com.

TEACHER JOBS Leeward Community College offers a free infor- mation session on education careers from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in Room GT 105, featuring food, fun and meeting the staff of the school’s Associate of Arts in Teaching degree program. To RSVP, call 455-0467.

NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Aiea Library, and Ewa meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

GRACEFUL AGING Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Clinic has a course in “Aging with Grace: Trusting Transition/Letting Go of Fear” at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 10-Nov. 14, Mondays and Wednesdays at 94- 1480 Moaniani St. Fee is $70 to $75. Call 432-2260.

EWA PLAN The City Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee con- ducts a special meeting to discuss Ewa Development Plan (Bill 65) at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Kapolei Hale. The Ewa Development Plan encompasses area issues including the rail, the Ewa marina and West schools. For more infor- mation, call 768-5001.

KAPOLEI PLAYS Kapolei Performing Arts Center presents Willy Wonka Jr. Oct. 12-20 at the Kapolei High School Forum. Call 224-5314 or visit packapolei.org.

CONCERT Hawaii Music Works presents its fall concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Pearlridge Center Uptown. Call 488-0981.

PUMPKIN PATCH Aloun Farms opens its Kapolei farm to the public for its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival Oct. 13-28. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sun- days. For a $1 admission fee, guests can pick their own pumpkins and corn. The farm is located at 91- 1440 Farrington Hwy. Call 677-9516, ext. 14.

SKAL GOLF A golf tournament is planned by SKAL International for noon Oct. 19 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach to benefit its schol- arship fund for tourism and hospitality students. Fee is $180 per player, $525 per team. Call 944- 4401.

HAUNTED SHOP Kapolei Shopping Center hosts an evening of safe trick-or-treating and other kid-friendly Halloween activities from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, plus a pumpkin patch. For more information, visit inkapolei.com.