West Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu. Fax items to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com by Oct. 17 for the Oct. 24 edition.

BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at Hale Kalanianaole Bldg. (Hawaiian Home Lands) on Kapolei Parkway and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kakuhihewa Bldg. (DAGS) on Kamokila Blvd.; 7 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 17 at Kapolei Bank of Hawaii, and 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Oct. 26 at Island Pacific Academy. Call 848-4770.

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. 17 (Choosing Sides), Nov. 7 (Making Sense of Shiloh), Nov. 28 (The Shape of War), Dec. 5 (War and Freedom) and Dec. 19 (Hawaii and Hawaiians in the Civil War). Call 693-7050.

OPEN MARKET Prince Kuhio Community Center has an open market from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at 91-1270 Kinoiki St. in Kapolei, near the Hawaiian Home Lands building. Call 780-6082 or 394-0050 or email info@hawaiimaoli.org.

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 scholarship fund for tourism and hospitality students. Fee is $180 per player, $525 per team. Call 944-4401.

UH SOCCER The UH women’s soccer team’s remaining home games are at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 (v. UC Davis) and 5 p.m. Oct. 21 (v. Pacific). Admission is free. Call 956-7523.

GHOST STORIES Hawaii’s Plantation Village offers “Haunted Hawaii Ghost Stories,” with tours at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21, 26-28 and 30-31 at 94-695 Waipahu St. Admission is $12. Call 677-0110 or go to hawaiihauntedplantation.com.

MEDICARE Kaiser Permanente presents its Straight-Talk Seminar on Medicare at the Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. on the following dates: 2 and 6 p.m. Oct. 19, 9 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 9 a.m. Oct. 27 and 9 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 30. RSVP to 1-877-418-5912.

CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Times’ Kunia Building presents the Justin Lewis band at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and Slam Poetry Night at 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Artist of the month is Jimi T’s ballpoint pen drawings. Proceeds go to the community or nonprofits. Call 888-6087.

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

VETS’ FEST U.S. VETS sponsors its first Ohana Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at 91-1039 Shangrila Way in Kalaeloa, with prizes, food trucks, a farmers market, entertainment, crafts, a silent auction and more. To offer help, call 672-2984.

PANTOMIME Professional clown pantomimes David and Patricia Suhs present clowning skills, pantomime games and some hands-on clowning around at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050. • WAIPAHU ’57 The Waipahu High Class of 1954 plans a 55-year reunion and is taking reservations through Oct. 20 at 678-1939.

CAR CHECKUPS Flagship Fastlube conducts free Car Care checkups throughout October including celebratory events from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at its Kapolei, Royal Kunia, Waipio, Aiea, Pearl City and Wahiawa locations. Call 358-4376.

STARGAZING Hawaiian Astronomical Society brings its telescopes to Geiger Community Park in Ewa from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20 for a free stargazing party. Go to hawastsoc.org.

GABBARD HOUR State Sen. Mike Gabbard hosts his “Listen Story” hour at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Kapolei Starbucks (next to the Chevron station). Call 586-6830.

MARSH CLEANUP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers clean up Pouhala Marsh from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20, Nov. 24 and Dec. 15. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

ELDER ABUSE Kaiser Permanente has a free Senior Summit lecture on elder abuse at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2235.

NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Waiau District Park, Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Kapolei High cafeteria and Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the FilCom Center. Call 768-3710.

ZUMBA Kaiser Permanente has Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 24-Dec. 12 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Fee is $6.50 per class for non-members. Call 432-2260.

MAKEKE Makeke Kapolei marks its first anniversary from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Kapolei High School parking lot with free cupcakes for the first 100 customers, live entertainment, prizes, pumpkin carving, a costume contest, petting zoo, pony rides and more. Call 697-3599.

SAFETY SEATS Kaiser Permanente conducts free child car safety seat inspections from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

HALAWA CONTEST The Halawa city parks complex has its Halloween costume contest at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Halawa District Park, 99-795 Iwaiwa St. Registration in five age groups starts at 6:30, and each contestant gets a goodie bag and admission to Trick O Treat Lane. Call 483-7852.

KUNIA LIVE Deadline is Oct. 26 to enter the Kunia Live Grand Finale singing contest, set for 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Kunia Shopping Center for ages 6 and older. Visit shopkunia.com for details and to register.

HAUNTED SCHOOL Waipahu High School presents the “Insane Clown Posse” haunted house from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 in room I-9, sponsored by the Arts & Communications Pathway students. Call 528-9555.

HAUNTED TRAINS Hawaiian Railway Society’s Spookapalooza 2012 offers chilling train rides and ghost stories Oct. 26-27, departing at 7 p.m. from 91-1001 Renton Road in Ewa Beach. Tickets cost $5 cash. Call 681-5461 or book online through Oct. 24 at hawaiianrailway.com.

SCARY STADIUM Aloha Stadium’s haunted experience is open from 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 26-27 and 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Hospitality Room for ages 10 and older. Admission is $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Call 483-7133.

CHRISTIAN LIFE Christian League Center presents “Choose Life” from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Waipahu Intermediate School, welcoming all ages for praise and worship. Call 782-6685.

SPORTS FEST Ko Olina Resort sponsors its annual International Sports Fest Oct. 27-28 with a host of athletic contests, exhibits and clinics. To register, call 782-2161 or visit koolinatriathlon.com.

PUMPKIN PATCH Aloun Farms opens its Kapolei farm to the public for its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival now through Oct. 28. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 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.


• ZUMBA Waipahu United Church of Christ hosts Zumba classes from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday for both active seniors and beginners. Fee is $3. The church is at 94-330 Mokuola St. and has an unsupervised-but-visible child play space. Call 551-5781 or 677-3317.