West Oahu Highlights
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* FLU SHOTS The pharmacy at the Ewa Beach Safeway is one of three Oahu Safeways to offer flu shots – both high-and regular-strength – on a walk-in basis, which began Sept. 3. Call 683-3205.
* NEIGHBORS Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Aiea Library, the Ewa board meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.
* WORK DAY PLAN E Ola Pono Ma Kapolei Community Drug-free Coalition hosts planning meetings at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 30 in the Kapolei High teachers lounge for an Oct. 5 community work day. Call 484-9787.
* PARENT PROJECT The Hawaii Parent Project conducts a parenting skills series beginning Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Waiau Elementary School library. Call June at 753-8135.
* ROTARY TALKS Developer Franco Mola is guest speaker at the Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. meeting Sept. 12 in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High, discussing his multi-story Kapolei condos plans. City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine will address the club Sept. 19. Email email@example.com.
* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Sept. 15 at Waikele Center, and 7:45 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at Kapolei Fire Station on Kinoiki Street. Call 848-4770.
* SCHOOL PLAY Performing Arts Center of Kapolei presents Hawaii’s premiere of Pinkalicious the Musical at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 to 21 at Kapolei High School cafeteria. Tickets cost $6 and $5. Call 683-8015.
* 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 E-laine 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.
* MANGOES Malama Learning Center has a “Mango Tree 101” workshop from 9 a.m to noon Sept. 14 at Makaha Man-goes, 84-370 Makaha Valley Road. Fee is $10 per person or $25 for families of up to three people. Call 220-4166.
* HOOLAULEA Pearl-ridge Center hosts the annual Aloha Festivals Keiki Hoolaulea with continuous shows and activities Uptown and Downtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. Call 488-0981 or visit pearl-ridgeonline.com.
* 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.
* CLINIC FAIR The Kaiser Clinic at Pearlridge Center hosts a Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 with music, games, food, keiki activities, tours and prizes at the clinic site fronting Moanalua Road. The clinic officially opens Oct. 4. Call 432-5849.
* DIABETES TESTS Sam’s Club pharmacy in Pearl City offers free diabetes awareness health screenings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. The store is located at 1000 Kame-hameha Hwy. Call 454-0182.
* ORGANIZED Simply Organized offers free FreedomRail workshops at 1 p.m. Sept. 14, 21 and Sept. 28 (also at 4 p.m.) at its Kapolei store on Kamokila Boulevard. Call 693-8888.
* 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.
* CITIZENSHIP The FilCom Center offers a U.S. Citizenship course from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Sept. 14 to Oct. 12, in its tech center in Waipahu. Fee is $25. Call 680-0451.
* ALZHEIMER TIPS Pamela Scott-Yuen, program director for the local Alzheimer’s Association, shares tips and strategies for “managing challenging behaviors” at 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Pearl City Library. Call 453-6566.
* THE QUEEN Pearl City Library hosts a free program about Queen Lili’uokalani’s legacies at 3 p.m. Sept. 15, with readings, a sing-along, talk story and short film, narrated by Meleana Aluli Meyer. Call 453-6566.
* 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.
* CIRCUS The Modern American Circus performs Sept. 20-22 and 27-29 on Kapolei Field at Farrington Highway and Fort Barrette Road. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 4 p.m. Sundays. It will be at Aloha Stadium Oct. 11-13 and 18-19. Admission is $51 to $16. Call 781-4773.
* OSUMI THOUGHTS Norman Osumi signs copies of the new book, Today’s Thought – Rev. Paul Osumi: The Man and his Message (a collection of Norman’s late father’s popular newspaper columns) at the Ewa Community Church fall fair, set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 at 91-1258 Renton Road. Call 587-7766.
* 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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* AUTUMN MATSURI Hawaii United Okinawa Association has its annual Autumn Okinawa Dance Matsuri from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 at Hawaii Okinawa Center – a free night of traditional dancing, culture, food and fellowship at 94-587 Ukee St. in Waipio. Call 676-5400.
* AIEA BOOK CLUB Aiea Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Aiea Library to discuss Alan Brennert’s Palisades Park. Everyone is welcome. Email email@example.com.
* CHORALE New singers are invited to join the Kapolei Chorale at its rehearsals, held at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday in Makakilo. The group features sopranos, altos, tenors and basses for four-part harmony. Call Judy at 381-2063.
* TINY TOTS Pearl City Tiny Tots meets from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. each Sunday this fall with stories, music, movement and drama for ages 3 and 4 at Momilani Community Center. Call Patty at 623-5690.
* KI WELLNESS Shizendo Ki method founder Hideo Kimura leads wellness classes for seniors and others from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Soto Mission in Aiea, sharing hands-on skills on pain relief and healthy exercise. Free trials are allowed. The mission is located at 99-045 Kauhale St. Call 671-1422.