Home and garden calendar
Introduction to Basic Electrical Home Repairs, with Clayton Nueva; learn about electrical safety, basic home repairs of light switches and plugs, and tools used in electrical repair, 8 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Windward Community College's Hale 'Iolani; $145. Register: 235-7433.
Home and Garden Workshops, Home Depot's how-to clinics for September: Innovative Paint Applications, 10 a.m. Saturday; Tips and Products to Simplify Landscaping, 1 p.m. Sunday; Latest Flooring Solutions, 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.
Clutterstompers, group support for the clutter-challenged, 2-4 p.m. tomorrow, Harris United Methodist Church, Komuro lounge; $10 yearly membership plus suggested donation of $1 per meeting. 723-1673.
"Homes & Land," TV show visits homes and land for sale in Hawai'i, noon weekdays, Fox affiliate channel 2 (broadcast) and channel 3 (cable). 591-2222.
Furniture Workshop Tours, learn about the history and craft of Hawaiian furniture, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Martin & MacArthur Workshop and Showroom, 1815 Kahai St.; free. Reservations: 845-6688.
Foster Botanical Garden Docent Training for plant-lovers who enjoy being outdoors, training begins 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 31 at the garden. Class will give an overview of Honolulu's botanical gardens, documentation of plants, recognizing trees, hybrids, orchid species and more. Register: 522-7064.
"Bonsai and Beyond," plants grown by Walter Liew shown with traditional and contemporary Zen paintings by Andy Kay and native Hawaiian wildlife paintings by Michael Furuya, today through Oct. 6, opening reception 4-7 p.m. today; also, bonsai demonstrations and plant sale, 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Sundays until Oct. 6, Gallery 'Iolani at Windward Community College. 236-9155.
Orchid Show, annual show and sale with exhibits on orchid culture, demonstrations and plant clinic, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Kaifukuji Mission Hall, Kona, Big Island; free admission. (808) 328-8131.
Holiday Crafts With Dried Plants, Lorraine Stringfellow teaches how to make banana angels, 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, Foster Botanical Garden; also, Doris Lee teaches the same class, 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wahiawa Botanical Garden and Joyce Chinen, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kane'ohe; $5 for garden members, $6 for nonmembers. Reservations required: 522-7064.
Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens tours, 1-mile (1.5 hour) easy guided walk to view the Kane'ohe garden's flowers, plants and trees, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily (keiki-focused tour, 1 p.m. Sunday), 47-285 Pulama Road; $14.50, kama'aina discounts available. 239-6775.
Foster Botanical Garden Guided Tours, 1 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 1-2:30 p.m. tour tomorrow will focus on medicinal plants, led by Wayne Wong; included with admission of $5 general, $3 kama'aina, $1 ages 6-12. 522-7066.
Guided Tours, view plants of the rainforest, 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, Lyon Arboretum, Manoa Valley; free. Reservations: 988-0461.
Lauhala Ornaments, learn how to weave decorations for the holidays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Foster Botanical Garden; $10 garden members, $12 nonmembers. Reservations: 522-7064.
Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, guided tours with focus 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, $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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