Home and garden calendar
FREE GARDEN MULCH, available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1269 Iwaena St.; self-service, bring containers and shovel; 748-5041, www.boardofwatersupply.com.
"THE SECRETS OF PLANT PROPAGATION," learn the basics of cuttings, divisions, air-layering, and pruning; 9-10 a.m. Oct. 24; Wahiawa Botanical Garden; free; 621-5463.
FENG SHUI WORKSHOP and walk-through of furniture displays as illustration, by Clear Englebert, author of "Feng Shui for Hawai'i," 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 24, Inspiration Pearlridge store; free; 237-5462.
OUTDOOR CIRCLE'S ANNUAL 'TRICK OR TREES' FUNDRAISER, to benefit its tree planting and preservation fund, with music, silent auction, dinner and costume contest, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Honolulu Elks Club, Waikiki clubhouse; $175; reservations, 593-0300.
"GROWING NATIVE HAWAIIAN PLANTS," a half-day, hands-on session using three propagation methods — seeds, cuttings and air-layering — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 25, Waimea Valley park. Education Center; $5 person, plus park admission; 638-7766.
KAWAINUI (KAHA) NEIGHBORHOOD PARK WORK DAY, with 'Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Hawaiian Xeriscape Garden, next to the Windward YMCA, 1200 Kailua Road. (Bring weeder, gloves, water, snack or lunch; sign-up, 593-0112.
"SPOOKY FOREST," with tree ghosts, haunted cemetery, cauldron ghouls and "The Green Lady," 4-8 p.m., Oct. 27-Oct. 31, Wahiawa Botanical Garden; free; 621-5463.
"GARDEN GREEN HOUR," outdoor green activities for families, organized as a respite from television, computers and daily life, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 29-Dec. 10, Wahiawa Botanical Garden; free; 621-5463.
BOTANICAL DRAWING AND PAINTING, self-directed rendering of plants, flowers, seeds and pods, 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 29-Dec. 10; Wahiawa Botanical Garden; free; 621-5463. (Bring No. 4 round brush, Bristol paper, watercolor set or pencils; some experience helpful.)
THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM GARDEN ART SALE, offering works by regional artists, including garden sculptures and ornaments, bird baths and houses, plant pottery, lanterns, wind chimes, rain chimes, herb gardens, floral cards, garden stakes, flower starter kits, 2009 garden calendars and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 31; free gift-shop admission; museum admission applies; 237-5223, www.tcmhi.org.
23rd ANNUAL CITY HOLIDAY WREATH CONTEST entries sought for Honolulu City Lights show Dec. 6-Jan. 4, Honolulu Hale; prizes awarded for entries in three categories: adult (18 and older), youth (17 and younger), and along the theme, "Holiday Heroes"; entries (with required entry form, available at www.honolulu.gov/moca) accepted 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1, Honolulu Hale, Lane Gallery; 768-6622.
DR. HILLEBRAND TOUR, tour of the trees planted by the first gardener of Foster Botanical Garden, led by Liesel Vander Leeden; 1 p.m., Nov. 8 and Dec. 23; free with park admission: $5 general, $3 kama'aina, $1 ages 6-12; reservations: 522-7066.
GARDEN TOUR, 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. Sundays); Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens; $14.50, discounts for kama'aina; 239-6775.
NIAULANI NATURE WALK, guided tour through an old-growth forest; 9:30 a.m. Mondays; Volcano Art Center's Niaulani Campus, Volcano Village, Big Island; donations accepted; 808-967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org.
GUIDED TOURS, view plants of the rainforest; 10 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays; Lyon Arboretum, Manoa Valley; $5; reservations: 988-0461.
LYON ARBORETUM WORK DAY, weeding and garden maintenance with arboretum grounds crew, first Saturday monthly; times/information: 988-0455.
MANOA HERITAGE CENTER, discover an ancient Hawaiian heiau and native Hawaiian plants while learning Manoa Valley's history; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; Manoa Heritage Center; $7 general, $4 seniors and military, students free; visits and tours by reservation only: 988-1287, www.manoaheritagecenter.org.
SELF-DIRECTED DRAWING AND PAINTING, rendering of plants, flowers and seed pods from the garden; 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays; Wahiawa Botanical Garden; reservations: 621-5463.
Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to: Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; or email@example.com, with "Home & Garden Cal" in the subject line.