Artistry in wood
Aloha Tower Marketplace hosts the Hawaii Forestry Industry Association annual wood show today through Sept. 24 as part of Aloha Festivals.
In its 14th year, the event, called "Na La'au o Hawai'i," features 97 pieces created by 53 local artists from wood of Hawaii-grown trees. Works include delicate artwork, utensils, musical instruments and more, with most available for sale.
The exhibit is on the second-floor Mauka Lanai of the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. A $2 donation is requested as admission; free with Aloha Festivals ribbon.
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Joel Bright's "In the Country," $13,500, is a winner in the sculpture category.
Celebrate being single
Leilehua High School graduate Jerusha Stewart kicks off National Singles Week with a pair of appearances promoting her book, "The Single Girl's Manifesta: Living in a Stupendously Superior Single State of Mind" (Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2005, $12.95).
Stewart will sign the book at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center and 4 p.m. Sunday at Borders Waikele.
For her "ode to aloneness," the San Francisco-based Stewart interviewed several hundred women nationwide about the value of living single.
She tackles such topics as buying a home alone and traveling solo.
HOME & GARDEN
Win a home designed by Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart could have the key to your new home.
On the "Martha Stewart Show" season premiere Tuesday, Stewart announced a contest, "Martha's Ultimate KB Home Giveaway," where viewers will need to watch the show for clues and enter them on their local television station's Web site. The winning prize is a home designed by Stewart worth up to $400,000. Three additional winners will receive 2007 Chevrolet Suburbans.
"The Martha Stewart Show" airs 10 a.m. weekdays on NBC/ KHNL, cable channel 13.
Foster Gardens offers medicinal plants tour
Join Wayne Wong for a tour of Foster Botanical Gardens with an emphasis on medicinal plants.
The tour runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is $5, $3 for residents with identification. Reservations required.