Home and Garden calendar
HOME DEPOT CLASSES FOR MAY: Kids workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 26; ceramic floor tiling, 10:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday; vinyl flooring, 2 p.m. every Saturday; basic plumbing, 3 p.m. every Saturday; rose & orchid care, 4 p.m. every Saturday; landscape pavers, 2 p.m. every Sunday; exterior painting, 3 p.m. every Sunday; ponds & fountains, 4 p.m. every Sunday. 421 Alakawa St. Free. 521-7355.
REMODEL IT RIGHT SEMINAR, 10:30 a.m.-12:3 p.m. May 19, Mililani Town Center, sponsored by Hawai'i Remodelers Council. A panel of professionals offers advice on financing, design, permitting, licensing and working with a contractor. 847-4666.
HISTORIC HAWAI'I FOUNDATION AWARDS, 5:15 p.m. May 16, Sheraton Moana Surfrider hotel; annual ceremony honoring people, projects and organizations for active preservation work in Hawai'i. 523-2900.
ENERGY HOME OPEN HOUSE, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today; a four-bedroom home built with almost 30 energy- and heat-deflecting features. 85-1398 Kamileunu Street, Wai'anae Valley. Repeats 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20. 587-3819.
HOW TO XERISCAPE CLASS, Honolulu Board of Water Supply, various Saturdays. $5. 527-6113, 527-6126.
HALAWA XERISCAPE GARDEN tours, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; more than 200 varieties of plants that conserve water; free. 527-6113, 527-6126. Xeriscape Plant Craft, tillandsia, 10:30 a.m.-noon, June 2; $5.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN & MEDICINAL PLANTS class. Eight-week classes held 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at UH-Manoa Hawaiian Studies Center; or 5-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Kapi'olani Community College; beginning May 14. 548-0377.
PEARL CITY URBAN GARDEN CENTER, 962 Second St., Pearl City. 453-6060; open 9 a.m. to noon, first Saturday of every month; open for self-guided tours, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
PACIFIC BONSAI CLUB, annual exhibit and plant sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10; Noelani School, 2655 Woodlawn Drive, Manoa. 737-7156.
"PLANTS IN HAWAIIAN MEDICINE," talk by illustrator and healing arts student Martha Noyes. 7-9 p.m. May 18, Hui No Ke Ola Pono in Wailuku, Maui; also, book signing of her book by the same name, noon-1 p.m. Borders Books & Music, Maui. 734-7159.