HOME & GARDEN
Plants for sale at Higashi Hongwanji
Get ready for Mother's Day and head out to the Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji plant sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at 45-520 Keaahala Road in Kaneohe.
You're sure to find a nice plant to present to that special woman next Sunday.
Manoa Orchid Society hosts show and sale
The Orchid Society of Manoa is holding an orchid show and plant sale this weekend at Noelani Elementary School, 2655 Woodlawn Drive, offering exotic and rare plants on exhibit and for sale.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with free lectures on orchid culture at 10 a.m. both days, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Activities include classes on how to make haku leis, ti leaf leis and corsages.
Home comfort explained in workshop
Step into something more comfortable as Pacific Home offers its StyleIn presentation of the month, featuring Wade Oppliger, regional account manager for Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams designs.
Oppliger will be on hand from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday for "Let's Get Comfortable," a hands-on workshop on how comfort and style can be synonymous, making your surroundings keiki- and pet-friendly.
Guests will be treated to wine, soft drinks and light pupus.
Pacific Home is at 420 Ward Ave., across from Sports Authority.
Hoomaluhia Gardens holding orchid class
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens is holding a workshop on growing Honohono orchids, taught by Randy Tajimar, 9:30 a.m. to noon May 13.
The class is free but reservations are required. Call 537-1708.
DRAWN & QUARTERED
It's time again to score free comics
» Gecko Books & Comics, 3613 Waialae Ave., 732-1292
» Jelly's the Original, 98-023 Hekaha St., 484-4413
» Other Realms, Ward Warehouse, 596-8236
» Ryan's Sportsworld, Aina Haina Shopping Ctr, 373-7419
» Collector Maniacs, 3571 Waialae Ave., 739-3912
» Aina Haina Public Library, 5246 Kalanianaole Highway, 377-2456
» Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St., 693-7050
» Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St., 587-7577
» McCully-Moiliili Public Library, 2211 S. King St., 973-1099
Divide and conquer
Divider screens are a versatile accessory, used to hide a pack rat's bounty or as a makeshift wall to create extra space for guests, splitting one room into two. The standards are Balinese carved screens or Chinese mother-of- pearl-inlaid types. But others are art pieces in themselves. Here are a couple we found that are a contrast in studies.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARBULLETIN.COM
The espresso room divider at left is made of slender rattan twigs (see inset), randomly woven between two metal oval frames for a surface that gently diffuses light from within. At Island Lifestyle II on 435 Keawe St., it retails for $199 and is approximately 6 feet tall by 5 feet wide and a foot thick, hollow for wiring the lights. It has sold out but more are on the way. Call 521-1772.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARBULLETIN.COM
The geometric Birmingham screen, far right, at Mesh by Shari Saiki, creates visual separation without blocking the view. Made by Directions, exclusive in Hawaii to Mesh, it retails for $666. Of solid mahogany at an inch thick, it stands 5 feet tall by 5 feet wide. Call 536-6374 or stop by at 650 Iwilei, Suite 110, across from Costco.