West Oahu Highlights

Send West Oahu items to cchang@midweek.com or fax them to 585-6324 by Dec. 11 to be considered for the Dec. 18 edition.

* SCAVENGER HUNT Aiea Library’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” scavenger hunt for grades 6 and younger runs Dec. 2-21, with one clue released each day, culminating in holiday crafts, storytime and a prize drawing at 10 a.m. Dec. 21. Call 483-7333.

* DAHN YOGA Kaiser Permanente sponsors a free public senior summit lecture on Dahn Yoga at 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at Kaiser’s Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Come prepared to exercise. Call 432-2260.

* NATIVE SCHOLARS UH West Oahu hosts a Native Hawaiian Scholarship Aha at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 in the student center to brief students, parents and educators about financial aid opportunities. Call OHA at 594-1888.

* DRIVER SAFETY The AARP Driver Safety Program for those over 50 is offered at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at Kaiser’s Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Fee is $14 and $12. Call 545-6024.

* NEIGHBORS Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Kapolei High cafeteria, and Ewa meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

* EVENING FAIR Hawaii Okinawa Center hosts “An Evening in Waipio” craft fair from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 at 94-587 Ukee St., featuring food, door prizes, a silent auction, 60-plus vendors, entertainment, Santa and more. Call 676-5400.

* SANTA NIGHT Kapolei Library presents Santa Night and a puppet show at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 with puppeteer Christy Lipps, followed by a visit from Santa and his elf. Call 693-7050.

* AIEA ROTARY Pearl-ridge Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Pearl Country Club to hear from Donna Bebber, executive director of Hawaii Pops. Email ihmpcm@hawaiiantel.net.

* SMART PHONES Verizon Wireless offers free hands-on training workshops at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20, and 9:45 a.m. Dec. 15 and 22 at its Kapolei Commons store. Go to vzw-workshops.com.

* DANCE CONCERT Aiea Repertory Dance Company presents “Ballet and Modern Dance Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, and 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21 at Aiea High School HI Dance Studio. Tickets cost $8 and $5 and proceeds go to the program. Call 483-7300, ext. 368.

* MARSH CLEANUP Hawaii Nature Center volunteers help clean up Pouhala Marsh in Waipahu from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14. Call Pauline at 955-0100, ext. 118.

* NISHIHARA HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara hosts his monthly coffee hour at 8 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Waipahu Don Quijote. Call 728-1008.

* WAIPAHU PARADE Leeward Oahu Lions Club sponsors the Waipahu Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 14, moving from Waipahu District Park to Waipahu Town Center, which hosts festivities from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On the schedule are carnival rides, food, games, pony rides, petting zoo, entertainment, a songfest and free photos with Santa. Call 621-7216 or 677-6700.

* HIGHLANDS SNOW Pearl Highlands Center predicts 40 tons of snow starting at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 for keiki in front of Regal Cinemas, followed by entertainment and photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit pearlhighlands-center.com.

* KAPOLEI DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at Kapolei Shopping Center, 11:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Kakuhihewa Building on Kamokila Boulevard, 7:30-9:45 a.m. Dec. 18 at Hawaii Independent Energy on Komokaha Street, 7-11:15 a.m. Dec. 19 at Bank of Hawaii on Kamokila Avenue, and 10:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Aulani Resort. Call 848-4770.

* FILCOM PARTY Filipino Community Center has its “Pasko sa FilCom” (Christmas party) from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, featuring a Royal Hawaiian Band concert at 6:30 p.m. Call 680-0451.

* WAIAU HIKE Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 12-mile advanced hike to Waiau ridge at 8 a.m. Dec. 15. Visit htmclub.org.

* PARK SIGNUPS City parks offer online registration for their spring programs Dec. 16-24 at honolulu-parks.com. Walk-in registration is Jan. 8, 9 and 10.

* MELEMAI MUSIC Melemai Kapu’uwaimai, directed by Marilyn Liu Kim, performs a concert of holiday music at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Kapolei Library. Call 693-7050.

* DIRECTIVES Kaiser Permanente conducts a session about advance directives for loved ones at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at its Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260 to register.

* KEIKI CAR SEATS Kaiser Permanente does free inspections of car seats and booster seats from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at its Waipio Clinic. Call 432-2260 to register.

* EWA PARADE Ewa Beach Lions Club sponsors its annual Christmas Parade at 10 a.m. Dec. 21 with 1,200 marchers, 80 vehicles, 12 floats and two bands, starting and ending at Ilima Intermediate. Call 685-3693.

* SOCIAL SECURITY Financial consultant Nelson Secretario explains strategies for boosting Social Security benefits and retirement income at 1 p.m. Dec. 28 at Aiea Library (previously Dec. 7.) Call 483-7333.


* HABITAT HELP Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu seeks help with its mission of self-built housing for low-income families in Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Waianae. Call Toni Anduha at 696-7882.

* SPRING FOOTBALL Hawaii Islanders seeks boys 8-14 years for Spring Tackle Football for the Pearl City, Aiea and Moanalua areas. Call or text 352-5294.