Live auction of tole art to aid Katrina victims
The local chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters holds its annual live auction, "In the Pumpkin Patch," at the Aikahi Elementary School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Tole paintings and decorative art pieces also will be included in a boutique and silent auction.
Tole painting historically refers to decorative painting on tin surfaces, especially in New England and by the Pennsylvania Germans. Today, the diverse art form involves a variety of media, and both functional and nonfunctional surfaces.
The decorative painting includes facets of Early American techniques such as stenciling, bronzing, gold leafing and country painting.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to aid Hurricane Katrina victims. Call Frances Kauai-Lynch at 550-4888.
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HOME & GARDEN
Up to 500 native Hawaiian plants will be given away Thursday and Nov. 4 in celebration of Kumula'au Arbor Day with native gardenia, hibiscus and pohinahina among those included in the giveaway.
Plants will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Outrigger Reef, 2169 Kalia Road, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Outrigger Waikiki, 2335 Kalakaua Ave.
Those at the Reef Thursday can take in demonstrations on ti-leaf lei making and could end up leaving with a free ti leaf log, inspected by the Department of Agriculture, while supplies last.
On Nov. 4 at the Outrigger Waikiki, free activities include leaf-printing and a native woods display.
The following free do-it-yourself workshops are coming up in November at the Home Depot stores throughout Hawaii.
» 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 5: Kids' Olympic theme workshop.
» 7 p.m. Thursdays: Holiday lighting.
» 7 p.m. Fridays: Basic and new techniques with faux painting.
» Saturdays: 10 a.m., ceramic tile; 2 p.m., update bathroom cabinets and fixtures.
» Sundays: 1 p.m., measure, cut and install molding and trim; 2 p.m., save money on energy bills.
For more information, call the Home Depot nearest you, or 800-430-3376, or visit www.homedepot.com.