West Oahu Highlights
Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu. Fax items to 585-6324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org one week ahead of the Wednesday publication date.
* 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.
* KALAELOA BILL The City Council’s Parks and Cultural Affairs Committee takes public testimony at 10:30 a.m. April 3 at Honolulu Hale on Resolution 12-80, which supports a trail system and signage for historic Kalaeloa. City Councilman Tom Berg sponsors the measure. Call 768-5001.
* 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 School cafeteria. Styles are samba, foxtrot and West Coast swing. Call 456-2129.
* DANCING The Pearl-ridge chapter of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association registers students 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.
* JOB FAIR The Leeward Community College Job Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4, offering clean energy career and training opportunities along with more than 70 employers and 30 college program booths. Call Brian at Hawaii Energy, 536-0881.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives on April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Leeward Community College, 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.
* CLOSURES All public libraries are closed April 6 for Good Friday and April 8 for Easter. The Kapolei branch is open April 7.
* KUNIA MUSIC Heavy Weights band plays contemporary/Hawaiian music at 8 p.m. April 6, and guitarist Dana Burchett performs at 8 p.m. April 7 at 3rd Cup Cafe &Venue in Kunia Shopping Center. Open Mic is at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. Any profits go to the community or nonprofits. Call 674-6039.
* EGG HUNT Kapolei Commons sponsors an Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon April 7 with more than 2,000 prize-filled eggs to be found by keiki ages 1 to 12 years old, plus face painting and balloon animals. Go to thekapoleicommons.com.
* 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.
* ORGANIZE Simply Organized presents “Organizing with plastic containers” at 1 p.m. April 7 at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.
* 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. Late entries are accepted until April 6. Call Christine at 474-2495.
* 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.
* SPRING FEST Kapolei Shopping Center throws a “Spring is in the Air” party from noon to 2 p.m. April 7 with a petting zoo, butterfly house, treat-filled eggs, crafts and photos with Keoki Cottontail. For details, visit inkapolei.com.
* BUNNY BENEFIT Pearl Highlands Center offers balloons and crafts and photo portraits with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7 in the food court. Keiki get free bunny ears, and photo proceeds go to Hawaii Foodbank. Visit pearlhighlands.com.
* 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.
* ROLLER DERBY Pacific Roller Derby presents its Rude Chicks Derby Smash at 4 p.m. April 7 at the U.S.C.G. Hideaway Club at Kalaeloa. Civilians must RSVP by April 6 to pacificrollerderby.com to gain access. Admission is $7 and $5 with a clothing donation for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
* EASTER St. Nicholas Episcopal Church plans a special Easter Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. April 8, following by an egg hunt and a Hometown Nazareth display, all at Island Pacific Academy on Haumea Street in Kapolei. Everyone is welcome. Call 753-7788.
* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. April 9 at Aiea Library. Call 768-3710.
* 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 Leeward Community College’s culinary students present Chef Showcase at 6 p.m. April 13 in the Pearl restaurant, featuring specialities 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 email@example.com.
* TEDDY BEARS Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii’s 15th annual Teddy Bear Drive runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at Pearlridge Center, Uptown and Downtown. The nonprofit welcomes donations of stuffed toy bears which will be used to comfort children in need. Call 951-0200.
* KAPOLEI EATS Kapolei Project Grad sponsors a benefit “Eat the Street” from 3 to 8 p.m. April 14 at the high school stadium, featuring 40 food vendors and more than 2 craft booths. Call 692-8200, ext. 2246.
* CHORALE Kapolei Chorale presents its second annual Leeward Music Festival at 3 p.m. April 15 at Kapolei Middle School, featuring a variety of local music talents and special guests, The Sounds of Aloha barbershop chorus. Call 672-8888.
* STARGAZERS The Hawaiian Astronomical Society stages a Star Party from 6 to 10 p.m. April 28 at Geiger Community Park, 1129 Kahiuka St. in Ewa Beach. Telescopes provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.
* EWA SCHOOL MARKET A Mahiku Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at Ewa Beach Elementary School. Call 225-4002.
* 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.
* BUDDHIST SERVICE Kapolei Buddhist Sangha holds Sunday services at 9 a.m. at American Renaissance Academy at Barbers Point, including Dharma school for keiki. Call Rev. Bert Sumikawa at 221-9661.
* HALAWA LUNCH Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers free Brown Bag tours from noon to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday, inviting working folks to take their lunch break in the garden and learn conservation tips at the same time. Call 748-5363.
* ZUMBA Waipahu United Church of Christ hosts Zumba Gold classes for active seniors and beginners from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at 94-330 Mokuola St. For fees and details, call Yukie at 619-471-7045.
* FLAG FOOTBALL The 808 Ohana Flag Football league is registering players age 4 to 17 for the upcoming season in West Oahu – from Kapolei to Aiea. Coaches and teams also needed. Call Richard at 590-1710 or email Mark at email@example.com.
* KEIKI TIME Pearl City Library hosts Preschool Storytime and Crafts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 25-May 16; and Toddler Puzzletime at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 26-May 17. Call 453-6566.
* XERISCAPE HOURS Halawa Xeriscape Garden is now open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring self-guided tours and free mulch for the community. Call 748-5041.
* SENIOR EXERCISE Hideo Kimura conducts free wellness education classes for seniors and others from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Crestview Park building in Waipio Gentry, covering Ki energy and development, self-improvement and aikido warm-up exercises. Call 671-4838 or 671-1422.
* PET FOOD DRIVE The Kapolei and Pearl City PETCO stores accept unopened, unexpired dry pet food daily for the Hawaiian Humane Society to help owners better afford to feed their dogs and cats. Call 356-2217.
* SOFTBALL Ewa Beach Kolohe Girls Fastpitch Softball is conducting registration for its 12U and 14U teams until all team rosters are filled. The league also is looking for a head coach and assistant coaches for the 14U teams. Call Joe at 216-6214 to register or for more information.
* CHORALE New singers are invited to join the Kapolei Chorale at its rehearsals, held at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday in Makakilo. For directions and an interview, call 672-8888.
* SLACK KEYYameen Fong conducts beginner slack key guitar classes from 6:05 to 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays at Ewa Beach Community Park on North Road. Call 685-6035 evenings or visit fongsmusic.homestead.com.
* STAR SIGHTINGS Ko Olina hosts “Stars Above Hawaii,” an astronomical star show at 8, 9 and 10 nightly by reservation at 291-2464.
* TOASTMASTERS Pearl City Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. every first and third Tuesday in the Mokihana Room of Pearlridge Gardens & Tower (98-1042 Moanalua Road). Call 780-2066.