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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 10, 2006

Home and garden calendar

Advertiser Staff

HOME EVENTS

Home Workshops, Home Depot's how-to clinics for March: Color Confidence: Ralph Lauren Paint, 10 a.m. Saturdays; You Can Install a Ceiling Fan, 1 p.m. Sundays; Working with Tile Floors and Walls, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 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.

Clutterstompers, monthly meeting for those wanting to eliminate the clutter in their lives, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Harris United Medhodist Church Komuro Lounge; one-time $10 registration plus $1 per class. 723-1673, www.clutterstompers.com.

"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.

GARDEN EVENTS

Flowers for Eating, Faith Okabe shows how to dress up a salad with edible flowers and discusses how to grow them, 10-11 a.m. tomorrow, Foster Botanical Garden; $10 for garden members, $12 for others. Reservations required: 537-1708.

Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, special guided tour to view the yellow 'ohi'a lehua and other plants in bloom, 10 a.m. tomorrow; free. Also, guided tour 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 garden; tours $5, except for special Saturday tour. (808) 323-3318.

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; repeats 9:30-11:30 a.m. each Wednesday through March 29; $12 ($10 members). 522-7064.

52nd Annual Kunia Orchid Show, floral displays, orchid sale, food booths, farmers' market, demonstrations, workshops and prizes, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17, Del Monte Kunia Gymnasium, Kunia Village; continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19; $2. 623-8585.

"EM: Effective Microorganisms," lecture, display and field trip to Nalo Farms in Waimanalo, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18; $25 ($20 for garden members), includes lunch. Additional information on location to meet, 537-1708.

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 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.

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.

Send announcements, with name and contact phone number, to: Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Home & Garden Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.