West Oahu Highlights

Fax event items to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com by Dec. 26 to be considered for the Jan. 2 edition.

* GIFT WRAP Waipahu High Project Grad offers gift-wrapping from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 24 at Don Quijote-Waipahu. All proceeds support graduation-night plans. Call 216-7449.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at Ewa Beach Elementary, 7:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Dec. 29 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 30 at Ewa Beach Elementary, and 7:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Waikele Shopping Center. Call 848-4770.

* CAFE MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in the Royal Times Kunia Building has Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Josh Sharp’s contemporary music at 8 p.m. Jan. 4, and Jesse Valor’s rock and contemporary music at 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Featured artist for January is Guy Vaught. Call 888-6087.

* WOMEN’S BOXING Boxfit808 Boxing & Fitness Center presents “Women-only Boxing Basics” at 7:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 2-30, at 98-025 Hekaha St. Building 2 #34 in Aiea. Fee is $110. Call 256-1770.

* SCHOOLS REOPEN Public schools generally are scheduled to reopen to students Jan. 3, following winter break, which began Dec. 17.

* COMPUTER DRIVE Pacific Corporate Solutions collects old computers for recycling from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Pearl City Highlands Elementary School, 1419 Waimano Home Road. Call 488-8872.

* KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei Ballroom Dance chapter registers students at 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14 and 28 at Kapolei Elementary cafeteria for Monday night classes in rumba, samba and East Coast swing. Classes begin Jan. 7 for eight weeks. Call 781-2076 or 220-6026.

* HEALING TOUCH Client-Centered Massage offers free healing touch treatments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12-March 30 by appointment at 98-027 Hekaha St. #44 in Aiea. Call Amber at 457-2661.

* TAX PREP CLASS Hawaii Tax Help offers volunteer tax-preparer training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12, and 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Leeward Community College in Room GT-105. Learn it yourself, then help someone else. To sign up, call 381-0881 or email info@hawaiitaxhelp.org.


* SLACK KEY Yameen Fong offers beginner slack-key guitar classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. The course consists of four sessions, and students should bring their own guitars. Call 685-6035 or visit fongsmusic.homestead.com.

* EWA CERT The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee is working to organize Community Emergency Preparedness Teams (CERT) to train residents in how to respond to a disaster. To request training or offer help, call chairman Donald Harlor at 682-0111.

* PREP FOOTBALL The Kapolei Islanderz are registering boys and girls in grades 4-8 for junior prep tackle football. Fee is $183 with no weight limit. Call Leilani Maae at 275-6134 or visit kapoleiislanderz.com.

* YOGA Holistic Energy Yoga classes meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday at Momilani Community Center. Fee is $5 per class. Call 381-4376.

* RUGBY Players and coaches are invited to join USO Athletics-Hawaii Youth Rugby in several age-group teams for boys, and under 16 for girls. Call Raymond Maae at 692-3589 or visit hawaiiyouthrugby.com.

* BRIDGE PLAYERS Bridge and/or pinochle players are invited to join games in Ko Olina with area residents. Call Valerie at 206-391-1755.

* ROLLER DERBY For West Oahu Roller Derby action in Kalaeloa, go to alohacityrollers.com.