Uncover hidden treasure at Temari
Shop for treasures at Temari's annual "Trash & Treasure" fund-raiser, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii's fifth-floor Grand Ballroom. Admission is free.
Among items up for grabs are aromatherapy products from Darcie Iki's Essence of Aloha, soy yarn scarves by Audrey Kaneko Muromoto, painted wood wares by Fran Fong and Nepalese textiles by Cora Yee.
T&T began 23 years ago with the idea that artists could clear their studios of remnants and extra supplies that might be treasured by other artists. Welcomed by the public, the event has grown to feature a trash tent, plus new goods offered by vendors, artists and crafters.
Temari members may enter at 8 a.m.
An incised clay lamp by Mieko Markwart will be offered at the Trash & Treasure fundraiser.
Quick, simple crafts use leftovers
If you're drawn to glue, beads, metal bits and other staples of arts and crafts projects, try this book out on store shelves -- "Alternacrafts," by Jessica Vitkus (La Martiniere Groups, $19.95).
The projects in this slim little book are meant to appeal to the individual whose brain and hands itch for crafty, cool projects, but who has limited sewing and knitting skills or is short on time or patience.
This selling point is also the book's drawback, though: Because most of the projects can be put together in 10 minutes or less, they are very, very simple. The crafts sophisticate need not flip through "Alternacrafts." But then again, the idea that these projects can be made with the old or forgotten items lurking within our closets and dressers, as the author proposes, is a big, big plus.
Projects to try: rocker chic chain-mail knit cuffs, modern-day macramé bracelets and the "jean-ius" bag.
HOME & GARDEN
The following free do-it-yourself workshops are coming up this month at the Home Depot stores throughout Hawaii.
» 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow: Kids' Workshop on creating a picture frame
» 7 p.m. today: Lighting solutions for holiday entertaining
» 10 a.m. tomorrow: Create an energy-efficient home
» 1 p.m. Sundays: Flooring solutions
» 7 p.m. Monday: Simples ways to refresh your kitchen
» 7 p.m. Tuesday: Window covering basics
» 7 p.m. Nov. 8: Simple bathroom repairs
» 7 p.m. Thursdays, except Nov. 23: Painting and touching up technique
» 10 a.m. Saturdays from Nov. 11: Create a home theatre
Call the Home Depot nearest you, or 800-430-3376, or visit www.homedepot.com.
Arbor Day Giveaway
Free trees will be given away beginning at 7 a.m. at the following locations in honor of Arbor Day, celebrated in Hawaii tomorrow. Get there early -- according to the folks at Arbor Day Hawaii, the plants are usually gone within two hours:
HECO Kahe Power Plant, 92-200 Farrington Highway; Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Highway; HECO, 820 Ward Ave.; HECO Koolau Base Yard, 1387 Ulupii St., Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 1396 California Ave., Waimea Valley Audubon Center, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway.
Free Native Plants
Outrigger properties will be giving away about 500 native Hawiian plants on Oahu and on the Big Island as part of its Arbor Day celebrations. Festivities began yesterday and continue tomorrow.
Plant giveaways and events run 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Activities include leaf-printing and a native woods display. Admission is free. Call Ethan Chang at 921-9731.
Big Island residents can head to the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort 9 a.m to 11 a.m. tomorrow to pick up a free plant, courtesy of the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in collaberation with the hotel. Call Kahealani Green at 324-2553.