West Oahu Food Drives Satur­day

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Hawaii Food­bank’s 25th an­nual food drive is un­der way, and two West Oahu shop­ping cen­ters are ex­pect­ing your do­na­tions dur­ing the fi­nal push from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day.

Both Pearl City Shop­ping Cen­ter and Kapolei Commons will have vol­un­teers man­ning the collection, which is con­ducted to meet the crit­i­cal needs of Hawaii’s hun­gry — and they need all the food donors can muster.

Last month, for ex­am­ple, the food bank dis­trib­uted nearly 1 mil­lion pounds of food across the state. At last re­port, its ware­house had on hand only eight days’ worth of canned and other non­per­ish­able food.

The non­profit Hawaii Food­bank col­lects, stores and dis­trib­utes to 250 mem­ber agencies and food banks on Hawaii is­land, Maui and Kauai.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 836-3600. Halawa Xeriscape Gar­den pre­sents its sev­enth an­nual Dec­o­rate an Egg work­shop and Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. April 19 at 991268 Iwaena St. Fee is $5; bring four to six boiled or blown eggs, a collection bas­ket and brown- bag lunch. Reg­is­ter at 7485363 by April 18.

• ONION FEST Aloun Farms in Kapolei hosts its Sweet Onion Fes­ti­val from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19-20 and 26-27, cel­e­brat­ing agri­cul­ture and Easter sea­son with ac­tiv­i­ties, hayrides, live en­ter­tain­ment, crafts, pro­duce sales, rides and a food drive. Ad­mis­sion is $3. Call 677-9516.

• KAPOLEI DANCE The Kapolei chap­ter of Hawaii Ball­room Dance As­so­ci­a­tion reg­is­ters stu­dents at 7 p.m. April 20 at Makak­ilo Com­mu­nity Park for Mon­day night classes in East Coast swing and rumba. Classes be­gan at 7 p.m. April 7 for eight ses­sions with a nom­i­nal fee. Call 781-2076.

• WEST HIKE Hawai­ian Trail & Moun­tain Club leads a 10.2-mile ad­vanced hike to Wa­iau ridge at 8 a.m. April 20. Visit htm­club.org.

• BUG TALK UH Manoa en­to­mol­o­gist Ryan Cae­sar dis­cusses “The In­sect World” at 6 p.m. April 21 at Ewa Beach Li­brary, fea­tur­ing live in­sects and pre­served spec­i­mens from the univer­sity’s In­sect Mu­seum. Call 689- 1204.

• STO­RY­TIME Kapolei Li­brary launches a spe­cial Fam­ily Story Time se­ries at 10 a.m. April 24 in ob­ser­vance of Child Abuse Preven­tion Aware­ness Month. All keiki re­ceive goody bags and in­for­ma­tion for their par­ents, as well as 30 min­utes of ageap­pro­pri­ate sto­ries. Call 693-7050.

• AYSO SIGNUPS Lee­ward AYSO 269 con­ducts on­site reg­is­tra­tion from 5 to 7 p. m. April 26 at Kapolei Mid­dle School, 3 to 5 p. m. May 10 at Nanakuli High cafe­te­ria, and on­line (since March 1) at eayso.org. Fall sea­son starts in Au­gust.

• OLD DRUGS

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Na­tional Take-Back Ini­tia­tive ac­cepts un­used or ex­pired med­i­ca­tions for safe, anony­mous dis­posal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the Pearl City Po­lice Sta­tion and Pearl Har­bor Navy Ex­change. The event is spon­sored by the Di­ver­sion Con­trol Di­vi­sion of the U. S Depart­ment of Jus­tice. Call 541-1930.

• BAS­KET­BALL Hui O Momi­lani spon­sors chil­dren’s bas­ket­ball clin­ics from 8:30 am. to 3:30 p.m. April 26 at Pearl City High School gym. Fee is $50 (ages 6 to 16). Call 864-9113 be­fore April 19.

• WAI­PIO SWAPS Wai­pio Shop­ping Cen­ter hosts its Spring Swap Meet and Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p. m. April 26. Visit shop­wai­pio.com or call 523-9744.

• MARSH HELP Hawaii Na­ture Cen­ter vol­un­teers help to clean up and re­store Pouhala Marsh from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 26. Call 955-0100, ext. 118.

• FILIP­INA STO­RIES FilCom Cen­ter pre­sents sto­ries from plan­ta­tion­era Filip­inas ( by their de­scen­dants) from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 26 as part of FilCom Sun­day at 94428 Mokuola St. Mod­er­a­tor is au­thor and his­to­rian Pa­tri­cia Brown. Call 6800451.

• NA­TURE PHO­TOS Malama Learn­ing Cen­ter’s Na­ture Pho­tog­ra­phy class is a “With­out Walls” work­shop from 7 a.m. to noon April 26 along Pa­likea Trail in Makak­ilo. Hik­ers should reg­is­ter and ar­rive with cam­era and good hik­ing equip­ment. Fee is $15 or $40 for fam­i­lies of up to three people. Call 2204166.

• RE­CY­CLING Waikele El­e­men­tary School con­ducts a com­mu­nity re­cy­cling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at 94-1035 Kukula St. Call 291-6151.

• MAY VEN­DORS Kapolei High School seeks ven­dors and crafters for its May Day Cel­e­bra­tion & Com­mu­nity Fair, set for 3 to 8 p.m. May 2. Call Lolita at 692-8200, ext. 2246.

• FREE COMICS Kapolei and Waipahu li­braries have free comic books May 3, while sup­plies last (one per li­brary card car­rier), in ob­ser­vance of the 13th an­nual Free Comic Book Day, cour­tesy of Gecko Books & Comics, the li­braries’ Friends and Col­lec­tor Ma­ni­acs. Call 693- 7050 ( Kapolei) or 675-0358 (Waipahu).

• CAR SEATS Kaiser Per­ma­nente of­fers free check­ups of child car seats from 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 16 at Al­pha­bet­land Preschool in Pearl City, 1716 Komo Mai Drive. Call 432-2260.

On­go­ing

• SELF DE­FENSE Austin Stread­beck leads a self-de­fense class from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day at Makak­ilo Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, based on teach­ings of Henry Okazaki’s Ko­denkan/Dan­zan Ryu Ju­jitsu. Call 383-1480.

• WELL­NESS Shizendo Ki method founder Hideo Kimura teaches ther­apy ex­er­cises and how to use Ki to mon­i­tor pain and emo­tional re­lease for beginners at 6 p.m. each Mon­day and Fri­day. He also leads adult be­gin­ner aikido at 7:30 p.m. the same nights at Soto Mis­sion of Aiea, 99-045 Kauhale St. Free tri­als are al­lowed. Classes start this month. Call 6711422.

• CRESTVIEW CLUB Crestview Se­niors Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Fri­day at Crestview Com­mu­nity Park for planned fun ac­tiv­i­ties and out­ings. All res­i­dents age 55 and older are wel­come. Call Guy at 6714838.

• ALZHEIMER HELP An Alzheimer’s sup­port group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Mon­day of each month at St. Ti­mothy’s Epis­co­pal Church in Aiea. Call 591-2771.

• FLEA MAR­KET Hawaii Self Stor­age con­ducts a flea mar­ket/swap meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p. m. ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day at 2009 Lauwili­wili St. in Kapolei with new items daily and plenty of ven­dors. Email rren­noe@gmail.com.

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