West Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu. Fax items to 585-6324 or email cchang@midweek.com one week ahead of the Wednesday publication date.

* NEIGHBORS Pearl City Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. March 27 at Waiau District Park, and Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. March 28 at Kapolei High cafeteria. Call 768-3710.

* DANCING The Pearl-ridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students March 27, April 3 and 10 for classes that begin at 7 p.m. April 3 at Waimalu Elementary School. Styles are samba, foxtrot and West Coast swing. Call 488-3935.

* GMO TOWN HALL City Councilman Tom Berg hosts a town hall meeting on GMOs and environmental injustice at 6 p.m. March 29 at Nanaikapono Elementary School in Nanakuli. Call 768-5001.

* ART SHOW Kapolei Hale has an exhibit of art and writing through March 29 from fourth-graders in Leihuku Elementary’s Ka Lei Makamae o Waianae project. Call 768-6622.

* FAMILY FUN Aiea High School has a Family Fun Fair to mark its 50th anniversary from 4 to 9 p.m. March 30, featuring food, rides, crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment, games, country store and more. Scrip is 50 cents each. Park at Aiea Elementary for a nominal fee. Call Nancy at 382-7713.

* KUNIA MUSIC 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in Kunia Shopping Center presents Jesse Garcia and band playing contemporary Hawaiian music at 8 p.m. March 30, and Tony Kato and Ken Leong with smooth jazz at 7:30 p.m. March 31. Call 888-6087.

* CAR SEAT SAFETY Kapiolani Medical Center sponsors a free Keiki Car Seat Check from 10 a.m. to noon March 31 in the Sears parking lot at Pearl-ridge Center. Call 488-0981.

* CRAFT FAIR Kapolei Project Grad has its spring craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 at the high school. The benefit also includes a dancing/Zumba class – “Shake that Fitness 808” – at 8 a.m. for $10. Call 478-8582 or 753-4374.

* INTERNMENT “The Hawaii Internment Experience,” an exhibit by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, is on view through March 31 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* EGG DECORATING Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers “Decorate an Egg the Xeriscape Way” at 10:30 a.m. March 31 at the Halawa Valley garden. Fee is $5 per family and signups close at 2 p.m. March 30. Call 738-5363.

* SCHOLARS Deadline is March 31 to apply for the Pearlridge Center Akamai Scholarship, open to high school juniors and seniors for college studies. Call 488-0981.

* DANCING The Kapolei chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students April 2, 9 and 16 for Monday night classes that begin April 2 at Kapolei Elementary School. Styles are merengue, tango and salsa. Call 781-2076.

* DANCING The Pearl City chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students April 3 and 10 for Tuesday night classes that begin April 3 at Manana Elementary cafeteria. Styles are samba, fox-trot and West Coast swing. Call 456-2129.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives on April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at LCC, 7-11 a.m. at Bank of Hawaii Kapolei, and 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pearl City High multipurpose room; and April 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church on Lumikula Street. Call 845-9966.

* COMPOST Halawa Xeriscape Garden sponsors a user-friendly compost workshop at 10:30 a.m. April 7 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5. Call 748-5363 before April 6.

* BENEFIT GALA American Renaissance Academy presents “A Night at the Oscars” from 5 to 11 p.m. April 7 at the Kapolei school featuring dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions and casino games. Call 682-7337.

* FORD ISLAND RUN The 15th annual Ford Island 10K Bridge Run begins at 7 a.m. April 7, and it’s open to the public. Entries are due by March 19, but late entries are accepted until April 6. Call Christine at 474-2495.

* ORGANIZE Simply Organized presents “Organizing with plastic containers” at 1 p.m. April 7 at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.

* AQUAPONICS Malama Learning Center offers the workshop “Introduction to Aquaponics” at 9 a.m. April 7 at Kapolei High School. Fee is $10 per person, $25 for families of up to three people. Call 542-9107.

* GOODWILL TAXES Goodwill’s Kapolei store offers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance through April 7 at 2140 Lauwiliwili St., scheduled from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 436-9948.

* EASTER St. Nicholas Episcopal Church plans a special Easter Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. April 8, followed by an egg hunt and a Hometown Nazareth display, all at Island Pacific Academy on Haumea Street in Kapolei. Everyone is welcome. Call 685-1215.

* TAX HELP Volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offer free tax preparation for low-to-moderate income households through April 12 at Waipahu Civic Center, 94-275 Mokuola St. Room 102. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 450-2549.

* CHEF SHOWCASE LCC’s culinary students present Chef Showcase at 6 p.m. April 13 in the Pearl restaurant, featuring specialties by Russell Siu. Tickets cost $70, or $85 with wine, and proceeds support the program. Call 455-0298.

* HOOPS CLINIC The Hui O Momilani PTSO sponsors its second annual children’s basketball clinic April 14 at Pearl City High School gym with coaches Dennis Agena and Mike Taylor. Fee is $50 and registration is due April 7. Proceeds support elementary school programs. Email momilanibasketball@gmail. com.


* MCC MARKET The Momilani Farmers Market has re-opened at Momilani Community Center, where it offers about 20 vendors plus a new family activity from 3 to 7 p.m. each week. Call Kasey at 341-0568.

* MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High School has a farmers’ and green market, Makeke Kapolei, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday on campus, offering more than 20 vendors with locally grown produce, prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts. Call 692-8200, ext. 2267.

* WAIPIO MARKET The Kaiser Waipio Clinic hosts a Fresh Days Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.

* EWA MARKET Ewa Beach Shopping Center and Lay Farms sponsor a farmers market from 7 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. daily; the Serendipitous Gardener from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and The Bread of Life from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

* CITY MARKETS The People’s Open Market sells produce on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Waiau District Park and 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Waipahu District Park; Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. to Halawa District Park and 9 to 10 a.m. at Ewa Beach Community Park; Sundays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Kapolei Community Park, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waikele Community Park. For more information, call 522-7088.