Class discusses significance of 'ohi'a
Discover the importance of 'ohi'a in Hawaiian culture as it relates to music, dance and legends in a class presented by the Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17. (See "In the Garden" also, at right.)
Kumu Hula Michael Casupang and Karl Veto Baker from Halau I Ka Wekiu will present music and dance inspired by the flower. Native propagator Dennis Kim will provide instruction on cultivating, growing and caring for 'ohi'a, and a presentation on the many different forms of liko and flowers will be made by naturalist photographer Nathan Yuen. Bill Char will present the final segment on use of 'ohi'a in lei making, and capping this event will be a small native plant sale.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Call 537-1708 for information.
Botanical garden tour focuses on history
Join Liesel Vander Leeden on a tour of Foster Botanical Garden with emphasis on the garden's history in relation to founder Dr. William Hillebrand.
Tours will begin tomorrow and run from 1 to 2:30 p.m., with other tours scheduled for July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9.
Cost is $5, $3 for residents. Call 522-7066 for more information.
Pacific Bonsai Club hosts annual sale
Head to the Kilauea Recreation Center for the Pacific Bonsai Club's annual Bonsai Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
While looking for a plant for your garden, enjoy the exhibit of bonsai nurtured by club members.
Admission to the sale, at 4109 Kilauea Ave., is free. Call 737-7156 for more information.