West Oahu Highlights

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* FINANCE TIPS The FilCom Center presents a financial literacy program at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 featuring experts in banking, ID theft, litigation and senior issues. The center is located at 94-428 Mokuola St. in Waipahu. Call 680-0451.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei, 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Sept. 5 at Leeward Community College, and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Pearlridge Center. Call 848-4770.

* AIEA BOOK CLUB Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Aiea Library to discuss Dave Eggers’ A Hologram for the King. Email thereadingtutor@gmail.com.

* ROTARY TALKS Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui is guest speaker at Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Sept. 5 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High, and developer Franco Mola will discuss his multi-story Kapolei condos plans at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 12. Email info@lime-lighthawaii.com.

* GOSPEL REPORT Philippine Aborigine pastor Rogelio Elosindo shares a history of Gospel work among the Negritos on the island of Panay at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at Kahua Baptist Church, 531 Farrington Hwy. Call 625-3957.

* AIEA ROTARY Pearl-ridge Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at Pearl Country Club to hear from Patrick McCabe, Red Team director of intelligence operations for the U.S. Pacific Command. Email ihmpcm@hawaiiantel.net.

* AIEA MARKET Pearlridge Center hosts a farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 by Sears, featuring music by the Keanu Trio, prizes and keiki activities. Visit alamoanafarmersmarket.com.

* NISHIHARA HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara has a coffee hour at 8 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Walmart McDonald’s in Pearl City. Call 728-1008.

* RUMMAGE SALE Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church seniors group has a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at 91-1004 North Road in Ewa Beach. Call 689-8681.

* PREP FAIR The Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Ewa Makai Middle School, where disaster information and exhibits are planned for the public. Call 682-0111.

* HERO ART Comic Jam Hawaii presents a Hero Drawing Workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Aiea Library for ages 8 and older. Paper, pencils and crayons will be provided; other art supplies welcome. Call 483-7333.

* ORGANIZED Simply Organized has a free “Kitchen Blitz” workshop at 1 p.m. Sept. 7 (on money-saving meals) and a free FreedomRail workshop at 3 p.m. at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.

* SNEAK PREVIEW Performing Arts Center of Kapolei presents a preview of its upcoming musical, Pinkalicious, at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at Kapolei Library, followed by photos with cast members. Call 693-7050.

* TINY TOTS Pearl City Tiny Tots begins its fall session Sept. 8, meeting from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. each Sunday with stories, music, movement and drama for ages 3 and 4 at Momilani Community Center. Call Patty at 623-5690.

* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Aiea Library, and the Ewa board meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

* WORKDAY PLAN E Ola Pono Ma Kapolei Community Drug-free Coalition has planning meetings at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 30 in the Kapolei High teachers lounge for an Oct. 5 community workday. Call 484-9787.

* PARENT PROJECT Hawaii Parent Project conducts a parenting skills series starting Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Waiau Elementary School library. Call June at 753-8135.

* BON DANCE Pearl City Nursing Home plans a bon dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 for residents and the public at 919 Lehua Ave. Call 687-3280.

* AUTHOR TALK Elaine Olelo Masters discusses her new book, What the Witch Doctor Taught Me, at 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Aiea Library, sharing her experiences as a missionary to the Karen tribe in northern Thailand. Call 483-7333.

* GARDENING The Urban Garden Center has a free interactive “Gardening with Kids” session on native plants and the environment from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at the Pearl City center, plus a workshop at 9:30 a.m. for adults on water conservation and alien species ($5 fee). The center is located at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 453-6050 to register.

* CHORUS CLASSES Fall classes for Hawaii Youth Chorus (ages 5-12) and HYC Teen Glee (ages 12-17) meet Saturday mornings, Sept. 14-Dec. 14, at Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St. – the younger group at 9:30 a.m., the older group at 10:30 a.m. Fee is $45 per month. Call Desi at 623-2411.

* PACIFIC GOLF Kapolei Golf Club hosts the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship Sept. 16 to 22, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Tickets range from $10 to $40 a day. Call 738-9200.

* CANE HAUL RUN The Waipahu Cane Haul Run/Walk starts at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at Waipahu Town Center, sponsored by Waipahu Community Based Development Organization. Fee is $35 before Sept. 13, $40 through race day. A health fair and farmers market also are open from 7 to 9 a.m. Call 469-0330.


* KI WELLNESS Shizendo Ki method founder Hideo Kimura leads wellness classes from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Aiea Soto Mission, 99-045 Kauhale St., sharing hands-on skills on pain relief and healthy exercise. Free trials are allowed. Call 671-1422.

* LCC MARKET ‘Nalo Farms presents a weekly farmers market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays in parking lot C at Leeward Community College, featuring local produce and prepared dishes. Call 259-7698.

* FLEA MARKET Hawaii Self Storage conducts a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at 2009 Lauwiliwili St. in Kapolei with new items daily and plenty of vendors. Email rrennoe@gmail.com.