Costume contest part of family fest
"Noah's Ark" is the theme of the Fall Family Fest, 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Bethel Chapel Assembly of God Church in Waipahu.
The free event will include game booths, bouncing castles, music and entertainment, food and a kid-friendly maze. Plus lots of candy.
In keeping with the theme, children and teens are invited to come dressed as animals for a costume contest.
Bethel Chapel is at 94-371 Ana Lane, across from August Ahrens Elementary School. Call 677-3992.
Peace laureate due at Chaminade
The 1976 Nobel Peace laureate, Máiread Corrigan-Maguire, will speak at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University of Honolulu.
Corrigan-Maguire, in town to attend the First Global Nonkilling Leadership Forum, will speak on "A Charter for a Non-Violent World."
She won the Nobel Peace Prize together with Betty Williams for uniting Catholics and Protestants in marches and demonstrations for peace in Northern Ireland.
A reception will follow the free talk.
Call 735-4827. For information on the forum, call organizer Glenn Paige at 536-7442 or e-mail email@example.com.
Youngsters called for global mission
Thanksgiving Day is the deadline to submit entries for the 2007 Little Philosopher's International Peace Prize. Children of all ages are invited to participate and school projects also are encouraged.
Participants may submit an artwork, essay, song, poem or story. Attach the entrant's name, age, date of birth, photograph and contact information to the back of the entry.
If the submission is a school project, the teacher's name and school contact information should be included.
The Peace Prize recipients' works will be published internationally. Winners will be announced on Dec. 24. Entries will not be returned.
For contest details visit www.littlephilosophers.com.
HOME & GARDEN
Workshops aim for efficiency
Build New or Re-do Seminars cover energy efficiency for the home, featuring analysts from the Hawaii State Energy Division.
On Tuesday, Howard Wiig will be on hand from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ala Moana Hotel's Anthurium Room.
On Nov. 7, Dean Masai will cover energy-saving tips in the 6-8 p.m. workshop at the RE/MAX Kai Lani Community Meeting Room at Aikahi Park Shopping Center.
Additional speakers will be on hand to cover the basics of how to start up and finance a new home or remodeling project.
Foster Garden covers pruning
Learn pruning techniques from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster Botanical Garden.
The class covers tool selection, pruning cuts, plant reaction and more.
Cost is $5; $3 for residents. Reservations required; 522-7064.
'Doctor' advises on plant care
Give your plant the TLC it deserves. The Plant Doctor will be at Wahiawa Botanical Garden to show how it's done from 9 to 10 a.m. next Friday.
Call Brian Koren at 621-5463 to reserve a spot at the free seminar.
Green House hosts workshops
The Green House at 224 Pakohana St. in Pauoa Valley is holding the following workshops Nov. 3:
» 10 a.m. to noon: Learn how to make a rain barrel catchment system with environmental engineer Jeremai Cann.
» 10 a.m. to noon: Herbalist and ethnobotanist Laura Weiss will discuss the benefits of kombucha and how to grow your own lifetime supply.
» 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Hunter Heaivilin will teach water-catchment gardening.
Cost for each class is $15.
Registration is required; call 524-8427 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get a free tree for Arbor Day
Hawaiian Electric Co. and Kaulunani Partnership are offering a free tree per family until the plants are gone Nov. 3 at the following locations:
» HECO Kahe Power plant from 7 a.m.
» Urban Garden Center in Pearl City from 7 a.m.
» HECO Ward Avenue facility from 7 a.m.
» HECO Koolau Baseyard from 7 a.m.
» Wahiawa Botanical Garden from 7 a.m.
» Waimea Valley Audubon Center from 9 a.m. While you're there, take in the Audubon Center's annual plant sale, offering unique hibiscus species and rare native Hawaiian plants.
Experts at each location will provide care instructions.
Outriggers to fill holiday with fun
Outrigger properties will celebrate Arbor Day with crafts and a plant giveaway on Oahu and the Big Island (validated parking on Oahu is $5).
Nov. 1: 10 a.m. to noon at Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Call 924-6007.
Nov. 2: 10 a.m. to noon at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Call 921-9731.
Nov. 3: 10 a.m. to noon at Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort. Call 924-6040.