Home and Garden Calendar
Home Workshops, Home Depot's how-to clinics for April: Preparing Garden Beds for Spring, 10 a.m. Saturday; You Can Upgrade and Renew Your Deck, 1 p.m. Sunday; Selecting and Planting Perennials for All Seasons, 7 p.m. Thursday; workshops are free at Home Depot stores: Iwilei, Honolulu, 521-7355; Pearl City, 455-1200; Kahului, Maui, (808) 893-7800; Kona, Big Island, (808) 326-6013; and Lihu'e, Kaua'i (808) 632-2740.
"Homes & Land," TV show displays homes and land for sale in the Islands, noon weekdays on Fox affiliate, channel 2 (broadcast) and channel 3 (Oceanic Cable). 591-2222.
Furniture Workshop Tours, learn about the history and craft of Hawaiian furniture, tours between 9 a.m. and noon Wednesdays, Martin & MacArthur Workshop and Showroom, 1815 Kahai St.; free. 845-6688.
"The Year of the Student," Earth Day activities focus on campus students: Student Sustainability Forum, 9:30-11:30 a.m. today; open discussion groups will focus on energy, recycling and food; other activities include malama 'aina work projects such as planting the grounds around Hawai'i Hall and an eco-fair with sustainability exhibits, food made with locally grown organic ingredients, handmade crafts and other green products, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today, UH-Manoa; free. 956-4055, www.sustainable-uh.hawaii.edu.
45th anniversary Ikebana Exhibition, display of Japanese floral arrangements from Ikebana International Honolulu Chapter 56, through today, Honolulu Hale courtyard gallery; free. 455-4739.
4th annual Earth Day Celebration, information booths on conservation, native Hawaiian species, plant sale, craft demonstrations and sale, games and entertainment, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului, Maui; free. (808) 249-2798.
Lei-Making Workshop, learn the kipu'u, kui and humupapa methods in preparation for Lei Day on May 1, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Kailua District Park; free, bring flowers, leaves, tapestry and lei needles and thread; free. 266-7652.
Lauhala Turtles, Lucas Esdicul teaches how to make an 8-inch turtle using lauhala leaves, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Foster Botanical Garden; $12 ($10 members). 522-7064.
Lei-Making Class, Lorraine Stringfellow teaches lei po'o (wili method), 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Foster Botanical Garden; $15. Registration required: 522-7064.
'Ohana Festival, plant sale, food and game booths, prizes and White Elephant sale, 1-7 p.m. April 28, Saint Louis School's Gerber Fieldhouse; repeats 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29; free admission. 739-4800.
The Silk Road, competitive flower show presented by the Garden Club of Honolulu with displays of a variety of classes of flower arrangements, photography, and floral jewelry with educational exhibits, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 28, Honolulu Academy of Arts; continues 1-5 p.m. April 29; free admission. 532-8700.
"Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration," selections from the botanical illustration library of Loy McCandless Marks, through April 30, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free. 532-8700.
Scenic Hawaii seeks nominations in four categories for the 2006 Betty Crocker Landscape Awards planned for June 28: professional landscapers for a design seen by the public; private gardeners for a design in their own yards or neighborhoods; volunteer groups and community associations for community gardens they developed and maintain; xeriscape gardens, public or private. Send nominations with supporting information or photographs to Scenic Hawaii, Landscape Awards, P.O. Box 10501, Honolulu, HI 96816. 259-8702. Deadline for nominations is May 19.
Foster Botanical Garden Guided Tours, 1 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; included with admission of $5 general, $3 kama'aina, $1 ages 6-12. 522-7066.
Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens tours, one-mile, easy guided walk to view the Kane'ohe garden's flowers, plants and trees, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily; $14.50, kama'aina discounts. 239-6775.
Lyon Arboretum self-guided garden tour, view and identify plants at the arboretum, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, except federal and state holidays; free. 988-0461.
Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden guided tours focusing on canoe plants (plants brought to the Islands during Polynesian migration), 1 p.m. Wednesdays and a tour highlighting Native Hawaiian medicinal plants, 1 p.m. Fridays, at the gardens; tour admission is $5. (808) 323-3318.
Self-Guided Garden Walking Tour, view more than 50 native Hawaiian and tropical plants and flowers surrounding The Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki. Tour pamphlet available at the hotel's concierge desk. 923-7311.
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