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West Oahu Highlights

Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu. Fax items to 5856324 or email cchang@midweek.com one week ahead of the Wednesday publication date.

* TAX HELP Volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offer free tax preparation for lowto moderate-income households from Feb. 2 to 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.

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

* YOGURT National Frozen Yogurt Day means that the Pearl City Yogurtland is offering free cups of yogurt from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at 98-1254 Kaahumanu St.

* ELDER ALERT Attorney Scott Suzuki discusses “Legal Tools to Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse, Long-Term Care Expenses and Taxes” at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 689-1204.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Aiea High School library, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Pali Momi Medical Center, and 7:15 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 at Island Pacific Academy. Call 845-9966.

* HALAWA TOURS Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers free Brown Bag tours from noon to 12:45 p.m. Feb. 8 and each Wednesday, inviting working folks to take their lunch break in the garden and learn conservation tips at the same time. Call 748-5363.

* ROTARY TALK Former Gov. Ben Cayetano speaks Feb. 9 and Mayor Peter Carlisle is scheduled for March 1 at the Kapolei Rotary Club’s 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting in the faculty lounge at Kapolei High School. Call 7221489 or email info@limelighthawaii.com.

* FILM NIGHT Aiea Library screens the Hugh Jackman film Real Steel at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in a free program that includes refreshments. Call 4837333.

* NEIGHBORS Ewa Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Ewa Beach Library, Aiea meets at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Aiea Library, MakakiloKapolei-Honokai Hale meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Kapolei High cafeteria, Waipahu meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Filcom Center, and Pearl City meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Waiau District Park. Call 768-3710.

* LCC PLAY Leeward Community College Theatre presents the one-woman show, No. 2, starring Madeline Sami at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11. Call 4550385.

* COFFEE HOUR State Sen. Clarence Nishihara (Waipahu-Pearl City) meets with constituents for coffee hours at 8 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Waipahu Don Quijote store. Call 728-1008.

* BREAKFAST The Pearl City Lions Club invites the community to its seventh annual benefit Valentine’s Breakfast from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 11 at Pearl City High School cafeteria. Tickets cost $6. The club also plans sales of baked goods, crafts, orchids, cactus and various plants. The Lions also welcome used eyeglasses. Call 456-9057.

* ORGANIZE Simply Organized hosts free Saturday workshops with prizes at 1 p.m. at its Kapolei store on the following dates: Feb. 11, FreedomRail closets; Feb. 18, downsizing, de-cluttering, increasing home value; Feb. 25, plastic containers. Call 529-5801.

* COLLEGE FAIR Pearlridge Center hosts a Gear-Up for College Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12 at Uptown center court, with admissions officers from HPU, Chaminade and BYU on hand. Call 488-0981.

* CANCER SUPPORT A cancer self-help group meets at 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at Island Pacific Academy on Haumea Street in Kapolei. Contact Luella Windisch at support.windish@ gmail.com.

* UH COLLEGE DAY Representatives of all UH campuses, including Leeward Community College and UH West Oahu, will attend UH College Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Pearl Country Club on Kaonohi Street in Aiea, sharing details on scholarships, financial aid programs and more. Call 454-4731.

* WAFFLE DOGS Pearl City Project Grad sells Waffle Dogs and washes cars from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Cutter Ford Aiea. Call 543-4349.

* SPIRAL GARDEN Halawa Xeriscape Garden offers a hands-on Spiral Garden workshop at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at 99-1268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5. Call 748-5363.

* ROBOTICS Pearlridge Center hosts an invitational VEX Robotics Competition among 18 Hawaii school teams from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 in Uptown center court. Call 488-0981.

* CAR WASH The Kaoi Soccer Club U14 girls team strikers plan a car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Leeward YMCA parking lot at 94-440 Mokuola St. in Waipahu. Cost is $10 per car, and proceeds support the team’s trip March 15-18 to a Wailuku tournament. Call 864-2791.


* ZUMBA Waipahu United Church of Christ hosts Zumba Gold classes for active seniors and beginners at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays (except Feb. 11) at 94-330 Mokuloa St. in Waipahu. For fees and details, call 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 808ohanaflag@ gmail.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.

* MAKEKE KAPOLEI Kapolei High School offers 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.

* 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.