[ MOTHERS DAY ]
Find Mom something special
Still haven't figured out what to get Mom for Mother's Day? Check out the craft fairs going on this weekend.
» Mother's Day Pottery Sale: Hawaii Potters' Guild sale, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at 2480 Bingham St.; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Foster Botanical Garden. Call Sidney at 841-8282 or visit www.hawaiipottersguild.org.
» Kona Orchid Society Sale: Annual Mother's Day sale, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Halawai County Park Building on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Also featuring cacti and succulents, orchid art, greeting cards, pottery, apparel and more. Phonecia Zeller presents "Growing Orchids Outdoors" at 3 p.m. on both days.
[ HOME & GARDEN ]
Lectures discuss uses of plants
Bishop Museum presents the following as part of its Traditions of the Pacific education program, sponsored in part by Outrigger Reef on the Beach:
» Lecture on "Canoe Plants: The Early Immigrants," 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Atherton Halau. Cost is $5, free for Bishop Museum members.
Discover the early origins and cultural uses of kalo (taro), uala (sweet potato), ulu (breadfruit) and uhi (yam) as internationally known ethnobotanist Isabella A. Abbot presents a collection of plants introduced to the islands by the first Polynesian settlers.
» "'Hau' to Make Cordage" workshop being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 19 at Bowman Halau Wa'a. Cost: $40, $25 members; includes materials.
Gordon Umi Kai and Ken Keola Ching, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, will teach the history, cultural usage and craft of creating hau cordage.
Seating for both events is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call 848-4157 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landscape award deadline nears
The May 25 deadline for the Betty Crocker 2007 Landscape Awards is fast approaching. The four categories are professional landscapers and businesses; private gardeners; community gardens and public spaces maintained by volunteer groups; and xeriscape gardens. Nominations along with supporting photos should besent to Scenic Hawaii Landscape Awards, P.O. Box 10501, Honolulu 96816; or e-mailed to email@example.com