What’s Up in Windward Oahu

Send Windward items to cchang@midweek.com by June 25 to be considered for the July 2 edition.

Wednesday June 25

Native hearings The U.S. Department of the Interior hosts a public forum on procedures to reestablish a Native Hawaiian government from 6 to 9 p.m. at Heeia Elementary School (and also 6-9 p.m. June 23 at Waimanalo Elementary). Email interior_press@ios.doi.gov or call 202-208-6416.

Community The public is invited to “Kaneohe 96744 Community Conversation” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kaneohe Community & Senior Center, 45-613 Puohala St. Co-sponsored by UH Cooperative Extension Program, it explores neighborhood pros and cons, maps, leadership development and more, plus refreshments. Call 235-7747.

Unemployment help The state Department of Labor permanently closes its Kaneohe unemployment office (in Kaneohe Atrium building) today, but claimants may file claims online or on a dedicated hotline at Kaneohe Library during library hours. The next closest claims office is at 830 Punchbowl St. in Honolulu. Call 586-8970.

Keiki film hui Koolau 10 Theatres offers a Keiki Film Hui at 10 a.m. each Wednesday through July 31, with $1 admission for children for a series of family films. Call 239-0919.

Eye strain Deadline is today to sign up for “Tai Chi and Acupressure for Eye Strain,” set for 9:45 a.m. July 2 in Hale Kuhina 115 at WCC. Fee is $12. Call 235-7433.

Thursday June 26

Ronald Ronald McDonald brings his interactive storytelling to Waimanalo Library at 10:30 a.m. Call 259-2610.

Cooking with citrus Castle Medical Center has a cooking class using citrus at 6 p.m. in its Wellness Center. Samples and recipes are included, and all food is from non-animal products. Fee is $10, two days ahead. Call 263-5400.

Friday June 27

Stargazing Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Magic Tree House Space Mission” at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 to $5. Call 235-7433.

Parent meeting Parents of keiki in Kailua Mustang Football and Cheer Association’s Pee Wee, Junior Midget, Midget and all cheer leagues are invited to meet at 7 p.m. in Kailua District Park. Bring child’s health and medical form and a report card from last school year. Call 221-2269.

Piano recital Pohai Nani auditorium hosts a free recital by Ernest Chang’s piano students at 7 p.m. Call 436-4578.

Library science Kahuku Library presents “So You Want to Be a Natural Scientist?” at 10 a.m. Call 293-8935.

Saturday June 28

Hurricane prep Mulkern Landscaping and HPS Home Construction lead a free workshop, “Hurricane Proof Your Home & Garden,” at 10 a.m. at 41-639 Kaulukanu St. Call 396-6595.

Mall music Royal Hawaiian Band plays at noon in Windward Mall’s center court, followed by a concert with Kupaoa at 1 p.m. Call 235-1143.

Keiki music Barbara Cole leads an interactive “Kidz and Gongz” session with gongs and crystal bowls (followed by gong meditation) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Windward Unity Church in Kaneohe. Call 262-6731.

Hakipu’u help Volunteers meet from 9 a.m. to noon to remove invasive species from Hakipu’u Stream. RSVP to 277-5611.

Church breakfast Windward Unity Church plans a get-acquainted breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Cinnamon’s. Call 262-6731.

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Kailua Community Church. Call 848-4770.

Sunday June 29

Hanauma talks Hanauma Bay education center hosts a free lecture at 3 p.m. on “Apex Predators: The Sharks.” Parking fee is $1. Call 397-5840.

Haiku valley help Koolau Foundation’s Cultural Heritage Program leads a Haiku Valley Clean-Up Service Day at 9:30 a.m. RSVP by June 28 to 221-5662.

Blood drive Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church on Keolu Drive. Call 848-4770.

Monday June 30

Pie contest Hawaii Farm Bureau invites recipes by today for its “Best Local Pie” contest. Finalists will be judged at the State Farm Fair July 12 at Kualoa Ranch. Email recipes to farmfair@hfbf.org.

Matinee Mondays Kahuku Library screens the free film Wall-E at 1 p.m. Call 293-8935.

Tuesday July 1

Kidney cooking Castle Medical Center has a class in Aloha Kidney Cooking at 7 p.m. in the Wellness Center. Fee is $10, including samples and recipes. Call 263-5050.

Science treats Kahuku Library screens The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at 5:30 p.m. today, followed by the program “Space Adventures — Defying Gravity” at 10 a.m. July 2. Call 293-8935.

Movie express Windward Mall’s Regal Theatres’ Kids Summer Movie Express is on now through July 30 with 10 a.m. screenings Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $1.