Kane'ohe blood drive Saturday
Members of police District Four, from Waimanalo to Waiale'e, and area businesses will sponsor the 11th annual HPD/Windward Community Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Benjamin Parker Elementary School in Kane'ohe.
The Blood Bank of Hawai'i needs 250 donors a month, but recruiting in November through the end of January is the greatest challenge because people are so busy with shopping and other holiday activities, said Dr. Robyn Yim, blood bank president and medical director.
"A good turnout at the Windward Community Blood Drive will help ensure that blood products will be available when the people of Hawai'i need them," Yim said.
Last year's event brought in 307 pints of blood, making it one of Hawai'i's largest blood drives.
Blood bank representatives are scheduling donor appointments at Windward Safeway stores and Longs Drug stores. People also can call 845-9966 for an appointment, or just drop by on Saturday. The process takes about 1 1/2 hours.
The basic requirements to donate are: be in good health, at least 18 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID.
Waipahu book sale Dec. 1
The Friends of Waipahu Public Library will hold a book sale at the library Dec. 1.
Used books, cassettes, CDs and videos will be sold at bargain prices. Proceeds will benefit the library.
Donations are welcome and may be dropped off at the library between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 1 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 1 and 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Sale hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is at 94-275 Mokuola St., next to the Waipahu Civic Center.
For more information, call 675-0358.
Wahiawa Lions cook breakfast
The Wahiawa Lions will conduct its annual fund-raiser breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Leilehua High School cafeteria.
The meal includes scrambled eggs, sausage, rice, corn bread and beverage for $4 per person.
Tickets are available from Lions members and will be sold at the door. For more information, call Bill Cable at 622-3011.
Makaha seeks reading tutors
Volunteer tutors are needed to help students at Makaha Elementary School improve their reading skills.
Volunteers work 30 minutes a day, twice a week for eight weeks to a year, on school days only, as part of the Americorps Vista "I Can Read" program.
For more information, call Raelyn Cambra, Vista coordinator at Makaha Elementary, at 695-7904.