Home and garden calendar
12th annual Home Building and Remodeling Show, informational booths and demonstrations from contractors, suppliers, building industry professionals, plus cooking demonstrations by Island chefs and TV chef Martin Yan, 5-9 p.m. today, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; repeats 10 a.m.-9 p.m tomorrow and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; $4 adult, $6 three-day pass, discounts available. www.bia-hbrs.com.
Home Workshops, Home Depot's how-to clinics: Installing Easy Flooring, 7 p.m. Friday; Tax Credits for Energy Efficient Homes, 10 a.m. Saturday; Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Solutions, 2 p.m. Saturday; Innovative Energy Efficient Lighting, 1 p.m. Sunday; Energy Efficient Appliances — Style and Savings, 2 p.m. Sunday; Hanging and Repairing Drywall, 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.
Kids' Workshop, make a valentines napkin holder, 9 a.m.-noon tomorrow, at the Home Depot stores listed above; for ages 5-12 when accompanied by an adult; free.
Making Soap and Alternative Household Cleansers, learn an inexpensive and natural way to make your own soaps and cleansers; 10 a.m.-noon tomorrow, The Green House; $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, bring bottles and containers to take home samples. also, Make a Rain Barrel Catchment System, learn how to collect water from rooftop and gutter runoff, 10 a.m.-noon tomorrow at the Green House; $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. 524-8427.
Feng Shui: Planning Ahead for the Year of the Dog, author Alan S. F. Lum teaches how to achieve success through the art of placement of objects in your home, 10:30 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Hawai'i State Library, King and Punchbowl streets.; free. 586-3529.
Feng Shui Class, Sharissa Chun shows how the Chinese art of placement can increase health, wealth and happiness, 1 p.m. tomorrow, Urban Rejuvenation at Aloha Tower Marketplace; free. 566-2337.
"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.
Tropical Living Today, home designer Ursula Gehrmann teaches how to combine design elements from the Hawaiian Islands and the Orient, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Pacific Home; free. 596-9338.
Kalo Propagation Workshop, Manuel Rego teaches how to harvest, prepare cuttings, replant and care for dry land kalo (taro), 9 a.m.-noon today, Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Mamalahoa Highway, Kona, Big Island; $15. Registration: (808) 323-3318.
Plant and Produce Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, Urban Garden Center, Pearl City; free admission with free soil amendment and tickets to the Kunia Orchid Show while supplies last. 625-3519.
Aloha Garden Club of Honolulu, monthly meeting with a workshop on tray arrangements, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Arcadia Building's Solarium; free, bring a tray and flower arrangement. 395-0118.
Lauhala Turtles, Lucas Esdicul teaches how to make an 8-inch turtle using lauhala leaves, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Foster Botanical Garden; $12 ($10 members). 522-7064.
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 available. 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.
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.
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 concierge desk. 923-7311.
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