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Anthurium Society holds plant show
Just in time for Easter, the Hawaiian Anthurium Society presents its 27th annual anthurium plant show and sale 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Ward Warehouse.
View the prize anthuriums on display and take in the educational workshops on plant horticulture that begin 10 a.m.
The show's sellers will offer floral arrangements, ti leaf and haku leis, corsages and plants, all of which make fine gifts for an Easter brunch host.
Keiki can join in the festivities 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow with free activities sponsored by Ward Centers. Some of the fun includes Easter tattoos, a coloring contest and balloons. From 2 to 3 p.m., children can enjoy an Easter Bunny Treat Trail and fill their baskets with treats from participating merchants.
Solar power event lets kids explore
Grab the keiki and learn about the wonderful world of solar power when the Green House presents a three-part parent/keiki solar power workshop at Punahou School April 14 and 28 and May 5.
Meetings will be held at the Mamiya Science Center from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and children must be 9 to 12 years old.
Day one includes an "exploratorium" with hands-on demonstrations and exhibits and a briefing on the model Solar Car Competition.
During day two, participants will construct model solar cars using supplied solar panels, motors and recycled materials.
The final meeting will be Race Day.
Cost for all three days is $36.
Call 524-8427 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scenic Hawaii will judge landscapes
Scenic Hawaii is seeking nominations for its fifth annual Betty Crocker Landscape Awards program honoring outstanding gardens in the state.
Awards will be made in the four categories:
» Professional landscapers and businesses for a one-time or continuing landscape design viewed and used by the public.
» Private gardeners who have enhanced their back yards or neighborhoods.
» Community gardens and public spaces developed by volunteer groups or community associations.
» Xeriscape gardens.
Send nomination letters and pictures to Scenic Hawaii Landscape Awards, P.O. Box 10501, Honolulu 96816.
Famed floral arranger hits town
Master floral arranger BJ Dyer, known to draw a standing-room-only crowd, will present "Cutting Edge Floral Design" 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Doris Duke Theatre of the Honolulu Academy of Arts. His signature style is unstructured natural floral arrangements using unusual flowers and plant materials.
Dyer is co-owner of Bouquets, a floral boutique in Colorado, and was named by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the Top 10 florists in the United States. His three shops not only offer cut flowers and arrangements, but also specialize in full-service planning for the largest social gatherings in the Rocky Mountain state.
The event, presented by the Garden Club of Honolulu, is free, but donations will be accepted to offset the costs of the program.
COURTESY GARDEN CLUB OF HONOLULU
BJ Dyer is master of the unstructured floral arrangment.