What’s Up in Windward Oahu

July 24

Communication skills
Windward Unity Church launches its 11-week series, “Compassionate Communication Class & Practice Group,” at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St., Suite 303. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

Healing powers
Today is the deadline to register for a class in “Revitalization Using Your Mind and Breath,” set for 9:45 a.m. July 31 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $9. Call 235-7433.

July 25

Food classes
Whole Foods Market Kailua marketing supervisor and cookbook author Dabney Gough demonstrates how to make ice cream from scratch at 3 p.m. To RSVP, call 258-3943 or email sp.kao.marketing@whole-foods.com.

Making salads
Castle Wellness Center celebrates salads with a cooking class by Eileen Towata at 6 p.m., featuring beans and grains. Fee is $10, which includes samples and written recipes. Reservations are due two days in advance at 263-5400.

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Education Center has a free public lecture, “Can Sea Urchins Help to Restore Hawaii Reefs?” at 6:30 p.m. in the park theater with David Cohen of the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources, Anuenue Fisheries Research Center. Call 397-5840.

July 26

Fresh poi
Kako’o ‘Oiwi will fill orders for fresh poi from its Heeia lo’i at $5 per half-pound container of pa’i’ai or 1-pound bag of poi for those who reserve by noon July 24 at info@kakoooiwi.org. The group also conducts community workdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month.

Castle High schedule
Castle High students pick up their schedules and make Meal Tracker deposits from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today, and get their ID cards from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Room 6. Freshmen start school Aug. 5; all other students return Aug. 6. Call 233-5600.

July 27

Restoring streams
Hui o Koolaupoko volunteers work from 8 a.m. to noon July 27 at Hakipuu Stream to help restore the stream beds and remove invasive species. RSVP to 381-7202 or nalani@huihawaii.org.

Benefit sale
Community Helping Schools sponsors a benefit garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon at 871 Kainui Drive with proceeds to help Oahu public schools with supplies and resources. Donations are welcome. Call 263-6703 or email Kathie Wells at commhelpingschools@ hawaii.rr.com.

Fish fry
The third annual Kailua Canoe Club Fish Fry runs from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1021 Akumu St., featuring fish caught in Baha and a Mexican menu of side dishes, beer, wine and cake, plus prize drawings. Donation is $25 in advance, $30 at the door, with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund for Class of 2013 high school paddlers. Bring lawn chairs. Call Don Weir at 295-7969.

Rodeo fun
The Hawaii Women’s Rodeo Association hosts a Fun Day Fundraiser at 10 a.m. at Kualoa Ranch, featuring seven rodeo events for all skill levels. Entry fee is $7. Call 216-7555.

Kids Inc.
Windward Mall presents Kids Inc. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at center court, showcasing young entrepreneurs who were voted as having the best business plans on the mall’s Facebook page. Call 235-1143.

Likeke hike
Kaneohe Community Family Center sponsors a family hike to Likeke Falls, below Pali Lookout, at 8:30 a.m, meeting at the south end of Koolau Golf Course’s upper parking lot. Bring water and a light snack. Call 235-7747 by July 23.

Breakfast meeting
Windward Unity Church hosts as breakfast for church members and guests at 8:30 at Cinnamon’s Restaurant. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com.

July 28

Blood drives
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay on Pookela Street. Call 848-4770.

July 29

Unity health series Windward Unity Church launches a five-week series, “Feldenkrais Method,” focusing on reconnecting with natural abilities at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St., Ste. 303. Call 262-6731 or email unity@windwardunity.com. Items must reach us by July 24 for the July 31 edition. Email cchang@midweek.com.