West Oahu High­lights

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• PHONE TRAIN­ING Ver­i­zon Wire­less has a free hands-on train­ing workshop at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 22 at its Kapolei Com­mons store. Go to vzw­work­shops.com.

• NUTCRACKER Hawaii Bal­let The­atre presents its 33rd an­nual Nutcracker pro­duc­tion at Lee­ward Com­mu­nity Col­lege The­atre at 4 p.m. Dec. 22, fea­tur­ing solo per­for­mances by for­mer Broad­way dancer Chris­tine Ya­sunaga and a host of lo­cal tal­ent. A free “Su­garplum Tea with Santa” fol­lows the mati­nee. Call 456-8100 for tick­ets.

• SCHOOL DATES Pub­lic schools close Dec. 23 for win­ter break and re­open to stu­dents Jan. 7, fol­low­ing a teach­ers work­day Jan. 6.

• PARK SIGNUPS City parks of­fer online reg­is­tra­tion for their spring pro­grams un­til Dec. 24 at hon­olulu­parks.com. Walkin reg­is­tra­tion is Jan. 8, 9 and 10.

• SO­CIAL SE­CU­RITY Fi­nan­cial con­sul­tant Nel­son Sec­re­tario ex­plains strate­gies for boost­ing ben­e­fits and in­creas­ing re­tire­ment in­come from So­cial Se­cu­rity at 1 p.m. Dec. 28 at Aiea Li­brary. Call 483-7333.

• BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Dec. 29 at Ewa Beach Ele­men­tary, 7:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 30 at Kapolei Shop­ping Center, and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Pearl­ridge Center. Call 848- 4770.

• PET PARTY Ewa Petco marks its first an­niver­sary from 10 a.m. to 1 p. m. Jan. 4- 5 with a Cus­tomer Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Weekend of ac­tiv­i­ties for pets and own­ers, free work­shops and a choice of adopt­able pets from Hawai­ian Hu­mane So­ci­ety and OSPCA. The store is lo­cated at 91-1065 Keaunui Drive. Call 683-1551.

• MANANA DANCE The Pearl City chap­ter of Hawaii Ball­room Dance As­so­ci­a­tion reg­is­ters new stu­dents at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 14 for classes in cha cha and tango. Classes meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Tues­day start­ing Jan. 7 at Manana Ele­men­tary School for a nom­i­nal fee. Call 456-2129.

• WAIMALU DANCE The Pearl­ridge chap­ter of Hawaii Ball­room Dance As­so­ci­a­tion reg­is­ters new stu­dents from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 and 14 at Waimalu Ele­men­tary School for classes in cha cha and tango. Classes meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Tues­day, Jan. 7-Feb. 25, at Waimalu for a nom­i­nal fee. Call 836-4579 or 488-3935.

• NEIGH­BORS Ewa Neigh­bor­hood Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Ewa Beach Li­brary, and Aiea meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Aiea Li­brary. Call 7683710.

• GAB­BARD HOUR State Sen. Mike Gab­bard hosts a Lis­ten Story hour at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 at Pray Eat Love Cafe, 533 Manawai St. #304. Call 586-6830.

On­go­ing

• ‘WAR’S END’ Kapolei High stu­dents part­ner with Kapolei Li­brary to present “Im­ages at War’s End” now through Feb. 22 at the li­brary, fea­tur­ing pho­tos and me­mora­bilia from the USS Missouri. Call 6937050.

• HABI­TAT HELP Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Lee­ward Oahu seeks vol­un­teers to help with its mis­sion of self-built hous­ing for low­in­come fam­i­lies in Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Wa­ianae. Call Toni An­duha at 6967882.

• SPRING FOOT­BALL Hawaii Is­lan­ders seeks play­ers 8 to 14 years old for 2014 Spring Tackle Foot­ball for boys, as well as coaches and team par­ents, for the Pearl City, Aiea and Moanalua ar­eas. Call or text 352-5294.

• YOUTH RUGBY USO Ath­let­ics seeks play­ers and coaches for the up­com­ing youth rugby sea­son (U19 to U10), with prac­tice and games be­gin­ning in Jan­uary in West Oahu. Call Ray at 275-6134.

• SOC­CER SIGNUPS Lee­ward Re­gion 269 AYSO is reg­is­ter­ing boys and girls age 4 to 18 (from Makak­ilo to Makaha) for spring soc­cer, with the sea­son start­ing in Jan­uary. Fee is $70. Visit lee­war­dayso269.com.

• WELL­NESS Shizendo ki method founder Hideo Kimura con­ducts Ki Well­ness classes at 6 p.m. Mon­days and Fri­days, and Aikido for Se­niors at 7:30 p.m. Mon­days and Fri­days at Aiea Soto Mis­sion. Free tri­als are al­lowed. The mis­sion is lo­cated at 99-045 Kauhale St. Call 671-1422.

• FIT­NESS Shake that Fit­ness 808 of­fers dance fit­ness classes at 6:15 p.m. each Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day at United Visayan Hall, 94- 833 Awanei St. in Waipahu. Call Su­san at 671-3943.

• FIT­NESS Fit Wiz Hawaii of­fers classes in Pi­lates, yoga, Ta­bata and TRX Beach Boot Camps (sus­pen­sion train­ing) in Kapolei and Ewa Beach for ages 12 and older, with the first class free. Visit fitwiz­hawaii.com.

• YOGA Free classes in

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