MIDWAY MIRACLES AND MYSTERIES, lecture by Midway expert Alan Lloyd, 2 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pacific Aviation Museum — Pearl Harbor; find out how Pearl Harbor's second bombing, the Doolittle raid, the Aleutian attack and the Battle of Midway relate; Laniakea Cafe will be open for dinner before the lecture, as will the museum shop; $14, children $7 (Hawai'i resident and military $10 and children $5), museum members free. Reservations required: 441-1008 by May 28. Information: www.pacificaviationmuseum.org.
BURMA (MYANMAR) CYCLONE RELIEF FUNDRAISER, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Aloha Tower Marketplace on the water front; featuring Hawai'i's best chefs and top local entertainment, no-host cocktails, a silent auction with exotic and unique products; general admission $50, reserved seats $100, silver table of 10 $3,000, gold table of 10 $5,000. Information: 851-7010. (Those unable to attend may send checks made out to Myanmar Association of Hawaii to: Burmese Cyclone Victims, 720 N. King St., Honolulu, HI 96817.)
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WRITTEN HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE, lecture by Peter Salter, senior resident historian at Mission Houses Museum, noon-1 p.m. at Mission Houses Museum, 553 S. King St.; free. Information: 261-0705 (Nanette Napoleon).
AARP WAIKIKI (CHAPTER 60) luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. at Ala Moana Hotel, Plumeria Room; guest speaker will be Iwalani Obrey Dayton, director of development at Shriners Hospitals for Children; fee: chapter members $24, nonchapter members $25. Public welcome. Information: 593-1026 (T.J. Davis).
FOSTER FAMILIES/RESOURCES CONFERENCE, focused on helping children in foster care stay connected to their 'ohana, culture and community, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 7 at Honolulu Country Club; speaker, Lorrie Lutz, child welfare best practice expert; continental breakfast and lunch included; childcare for ages infant to 12. Register: www.ffphawaii.org. Information: 441-1122.
An Evening with the Philippines, celebrating Philippine independence with fine food and a performance by violinist Jay Cayuca, June 11 at Honolulu Country Club; $45. Reservations: 595-6316, ext. 242 (Emily), email@example.com, or mail a check to the Philippine Consulate, 2433 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817.
CORAL REEF LECTURE SERIES, final lecture, 6 p.m. June 12 at Bishop Museum, Atherton Halau, featuring underwater explorer Richard Pyle's talk, "Into the Twilight Zone: Exploring the Deep Coral Reefs; free.
PORTUGUESE COUNCIL/FAMILY HERITAGE WORKSHOP, 9 a.m.3 p.m. June 14 at Camp Kokokahi, Kane'ohe; opportunity for Island youths and their families to explore their Portuguese heritage; presenters range from history, language and culinary experts to Frank DeLima; $10, lunch and supplies included; youths must be accompanied by an adult. Register: 457-8075 (Carole Hope).
THE BEAD SOCIETY meeting on patriotic challenge, 7 p.m. June 25 at Academy Art Center at Linekona; visitors $5. Information: 422-0612.
USS MISSOURI BB-63 REUNION, Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in San Antonio. All veterans, their families and friends are invited. Information: 203-281-4693 (Jack Stempick, reunion chair), 803-469-3579 (Bill Morton, president), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.