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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 24, 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.

"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 take place between 9 a.m. and noon each Wednesday at the Martin & MacArthur Workshop and Showroom, 1815 Kahai St.; free. 845-6688.

GARDEN EVENTS

Lyon Arboretum offers an eight-week docent training class which covers botany, horticulture, plant conservation, and the arboretum's special collections, 10 a.m.-noon, Mondays beginning April 3, at the arboretum grounds in Manoa Valley; free, docents will be expected to volunteer as tour guides. Registration: 988-0461.

Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, volunteers sought to assist with garden cleanup, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday; no admission. Also: 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 garden; tour admission is $5. (808) 323-3318.

Niu: Coconut-Frond Weaving, demonstration by Sam Kamuela Kama and his son from the Big Island, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse; free. 596-8885.

Lauhala Turtles, Lucas Esdicul teaches how to make an 8-inch turtle using hala leaves, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Foster Botanical Garden; $12 ($10 members). 522-7064.

Hawaiian Lei Making Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon March 31, Waimanalo District Park; free, bring supplies: flowers, fern, ti leaves and clippers. 259-8015.

Foster Botanical Garden Guided Tours, 1 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; included with admission of $5, $3 kama'aina, $1 ages 6-12. 522-7066.

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.