West Oahu Highlights

Wednesday - November 05, 2008
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Below are highlights of what’s coming up in West Oahu.

* SCHOOL CLOSURES All public schools and libraries are closed Nov. 4 for the General Election and Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

* BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank conducts donor drives 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at Leeward Community College, and from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Waikele Center by Leonard’s Malasadas. Call 845-9966.

* NATIVE ART Leeward Community College has a free exhibit of Native Hawaiian art on view Nov. 3 to Dec. 4 in the Foyer Art Gallery. Call 455-0524.

* RAIATEA SINGS Raiatea Helm performs at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Pearl City Wal-Mart promoting her Christmas Medley gift set and CD sampler.

* BOOK SALE Ewa Beach mouth-brush painter and author Matthew Kaopio signs copies of Hawaiian Family Album from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 7 during the Daughters of Hawaii Book Sale at Queen Emma Summer Palace. Call 732-1709 or visit http://www.mutualpublishing.com.

* ARBOR DAY The UH Urban Garden Center gives out free trees from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 while supplies last in observation of Arbor Day. Also planned: sales of plants and seeds, a tree-planting demonstration, plant clinic and garden tours. The garden is located at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. in Pearl City. Call 453-6050. HECO also has a new brochure, Energy Tips & Choices, available free for the asking at 543-7511.

* P.O.N.Y. SIGNUPSRegistration for new P.O.N.Y. players age 5 to 14 takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Kapolei Safeway. Call Dirk at 228-3521. (P.O.N.Y. stands for Protect Our Nation’s Youth.)

* CHRISTMAS IDEAS Volunteers with Family and Community Education conduct a free Christmas Ideas Demonstration at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Urban Garden Center in Pearl City, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Waipahu Library, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Kapolei Library and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 247-0421, ext. 106.

* BAND FEST The Aiea, Kapolei and Pearl City high school bands perform in the UH Rainbow Invitational Marching Band Festival at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Aloha Stadium. Admission is $7 and $5. Call 956-7657.

* NEIGHBORS The Aiea Neighborhood Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Aiea Library; the Ewa board meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Ewa Beach Library. Call 768-3710.

* QUILT PROJECT The Home of the Brave Quilt Project returns to the Pacific Aviation Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Admission is $14 adults, $7 children; Kama’aina and military is $10 and $5, free for museum members and military in uniform. Call 441-1000.

* STUDENT ART The 15th annual Leeward Young Artist Awards Exhibit is on view from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12-13 at Kapolei Hale Courtyard. Call 262-8556.

* OPEN SCHOOL Island Pacific Academy holds an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at 909 Haumea St. Call 674-3563.

* BOOK SIGNINGS Author Laurie Ide and illustrator Jeff Pagay sign copies of Whale Song and Dance at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Borders Waikele. Call 732-1709.

Ongoing

* PEARL LUNCH The Pearl Restaurant at Leeward Community College is open for lunch Wednesday-Friday now through Dec. 5. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring contemporary cuisine from the culinary students. For reservations, call 455-0475.

* LIBRARY PLAY Kapolei Library has play mornings at 10 a.m. Thursdays for keiki ages 2 to 5. Also at the library are toddler storytimes at 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, and Saturday Storytimes for keiki 3 and older are at 10 a.m. Call 693-7050.

* TOASTMASTERS MEET The Pearl City Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. every first and third Tuesday in the Mokihana Room of Pearlridge Gardens & Tower (98-1042 Moanalua Rd.). Call 780-2066.

* PARENT SUPPORT The Leeward Community Children’s Council holds free parent support group meetings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month at Kapolei Police Station. All parents/family members of children with special needs welcome. Call 672-6265.

* KEIKI AT LIBRARY Pearl City Library offers a fall story hour at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday for ages 3 and older; and a puzzle time at 9:30 a.m. each Thursday for ages 1 to 3. Call 453-6566.

* FRIDAY MELE Baba Alimoot and Friends provide free musical entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Friday throughout Pearlridge. Call 488-0981.

* OKINAWAN MUSIC Live Okinawan Music from 8:30-10 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at Off the Wall Bar and Grill in Aiea. Call 486-9255.

* FASHION CLASSES Polyphabric Design Studio hosts sewing, construction, pattern-making and design classes for all skill levels from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday at their Kapolei location. Sewing classes cost $100 for eight sessions, all other one-hour classes cost $200 for eight (supplies included). Students should be at least 8 years old to apply. Call 520-2232.

* GARDENING The Urban Garden Center has a free gardening program for the public from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at 955 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 453-6050.

* SENIOR KARATE Shotokan Karate Center conducts karate classes for seniors at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Saturday in the Pearl City Highlands Elementary School cafeteria. Call 456-9407.

* LIVE MUSIC Slack key recording artist Ray Sowders performs live from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday on the lanai of Chili’s Kapolei. Call 693-8722.

* FARMERS’ MARKET Waianae Farmers’ Market is open from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month at Makaha Resort, offering fresh, organic produce, plants and locally prepared foods. Call 696-1599 or 848-2074.

* WAIPAHU MARKET Waipahu Festival Marketplace is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and holidays at 94-340 Waipahu Depot Road, offering fresh fish, produce, crafts, refreshments and Island-made products. Call 677-6939.

* BATTLESHIP MISSOURI The Battleship Missouri Memorial has two new tours on the history of the ship from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily along with music, food and activities at the Ford Island attraction - all to mark the 10th anniversary of its arrival in Hawaii. Call 1-877-MIGHTYMO.

* SOCCER SIGNUPS Leeward Soccer Club seeks players and coaches for the upcoming HYSA season. Practices are held on various West Oahu fields. Call Sam at 224-5534 or call 674-0500.

* SUPPORT GROUPS A Hospice Hawaii grief support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (924-9255), and a cancer support group, Hui Malama Kako’o, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Thursday (except holidays) in the first-floor physicians dining room of Pali Momi hospital (485-4548).

* POLYNESIAN DANCE Na Malama Polynesian Dance Studio in Ewa Beach has open enrollment on Saturdays in hula, Maori, Tahitian and Samoan dancing. Drummers and musicians also are welcome. Call 271-9403.

* BELLY DANCE Malia in Hawaii teaches the art of belly dance at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Kapolei Yoga and Dance studio, 338 Kamokila Blvd., suite #201. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Fee is $17 per class or $50 for four classes; register at first class. Call 234-1006.

* TAEKWONDO Tropic Lightning Taekwondo has Olympics-style martial arts classes for all ages Monday through Saturday at Westgate Shopping Center in Waipahu. For rates and times, call 677-2225.

* YOGA REFUGE Gina Snowden teaches Yoga FOUNDations and Vinyasa FUNdamentals at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on both Monday and Wednesday beginning Nov. 3 inside the Rosalie Dance Academy in Aiea Village Square. Price discounts available through end of the year. Call 484-1248 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

* ZEN ETC. Waipahu Soto Zen Temple offers zen meditation at 6 a.m. and children’s shodo at 1 p.m. each Saturday; tai chi at 9:30 a.m. most Saturdays; Sumi-e painting at 9 a.m. most Wednesdays, and shodo at 9 a.m. most Thursdays. Call 671-3103.

* CHESS LESSONS Pearlridge Downtown Center Court hosts free chess classes from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday this month. Call 488-0981.

* FIT MOMS Strollerstrides offers a fitness program for mothers who can get in shape, accompanied by their young children. Classes are 8:30-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Central Oahu Regional Park and 8:45-10 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at Kapolei Regional Park. Call 358-7335.

* YOGA Yoga4Ewa studio in Ewa Beach offers a variety of yoga classes Monday through Saturday. Visit http://www.yoga4ewa.com or call 689-1020.

* BOOKS Borders Waikele hosts three monthly reading groups: Bestsellers at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday; Romance Readers Anonymous at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday; and International Women’s Writing Guild at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday. Call 676-6699.

* BABY BOOT CAMP Baby Boot Camp offers a fitness pro-gram where moms can bring their babies along and get back into pre-pregnancy shape. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday at Kapolei Community Park, Wednesday at Kapolei Regional Park, and Monday and Friday at Geiger Park in Ewa. Visit http://www.babyboot-camp.com or call 689-6668.

* HULA LESSONS Aiea-based Halau Hula ‘O Kana Kapeka accepts registration for women’s classes (meets 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays) at St. Elizabeth Church Hall. Registration for keiki, teen and Tahitian classes begins in September. Call 255-4001.

* HALAU ENROLLMENT Halau Kawailaniakea offers adult kane and wahine classes in ancient and modern hula for all levels at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Makakilo Recreation Center, 92-1140 Makakilo Drive. The first class is free. Call 672-4848.

* AIEA BARBECUE Dixie Grill in Aiea promotes a “Bar-b-que Fest” throughout September with daily specials, sauces and entrees. Call 485-2722.

* MUSIC & DANCE Panama Hatties in Aiea hosts a Country Top 40 Mega Hits Dance Party with the Anthony Ryan Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday with no cover charge, and Son Caribe performs live from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Cover is $8; 21 and over welcome. Call 485-8226.

* DANCE PARTY The Lily Koi Lounge in Aiea presents Cream, a dance party by James Coles for ages 18 and up at 9 p.m. Wednesdays (no cover charge) and Saturdays ($5 cover goes to Musical Youth of Hawaii). Call 479-3008.

* NIGHTCLUB Chez Sports Bar and Grill offers karaoke, live music, dancing and more daily from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. for those age 21 and older. Cover is $5-$10. Call 488-2439.

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