Annual Home and Remodeling Show returns
The 14th annual Building Industry of Hawaii Home Building & Remodeling Show returns Thursday to Jan. 27 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.
Bigger than ever, it's themed "The Big Show" and includes kitchen and bath remodeling seminars and workshops such as "HECO Energy-Efficiency Programs for a Greener Home," "Making Your House a Home for a Lifetime" and feng shui for the home.
The Future Builders of Hawaii High School Construction Academy building competition will also take place.
Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and next Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27.
Cost is $4, children free; $6 for a four-day pass; $1 for seniors on Senior Sunday, Jan. 27. A $2 discount coupon is available online at www.bia-hawaii.com. Parking costs $5 at the Blaisdell.
Award-winning lei maker shares tips
If you're thinking of entering the city's May Day Lei Competition, you can pick up advice from a master at workshops that begin Jan. 26.
Brian Choy has swept the contest for several years but has retired from competition and instead will share his expertise in lei-making. His first bit of advice: Start planning now. It takes time to fine-tune your ideas and collect the proper material.
The free workshops all take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at these locations: Jan. 26 at Wahiawa Botanical Gardens, Feb. 9 at Makiki District Park, Feb. 23 at Kaneohe Community & Senior Center and March 1 at Koko Head District.
Call 768-3041 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mind-body healer to detail concepts
Deepak Chopra, an internationally known expert in the field of mind-body healing, will present his latest concepts on combining the "technological miracles of the West with the wisdom of the East" on Jan. 28.
"An Evening with Deepak Chopra" will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Chopra is a medical doctor and author of several books exploring alternative medicine -- especially Ayurveda, the traditional system of Indian medicine -- and the spiritual path to healing.
His Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, Calif., combines conventional and alternative medicine in therapies that include meditation, yoga and mind-body healing.
Tickets are $45 to $135. Call (877) 750-4400 or e-mail email@example.com.
HTY will feature 'Imagine' classes
Honolulu Theatre for Youth's "Imagine" drama program starts Feb. 2, with classes on Saturdays through March 15 at Halawa District Park.
The theme for grades kindergarten to third grade is "Mythical Lands & Magical Creatures" and for grades 4 to 6 it's "Get Into the ACT." Students will explore story-building, creative movement and improvisation.
Class times are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for kindergarten and first-graders; 2:40 to 3:40 p.m. for second- and third-graders; and 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. for fourth- to sixth-graders.
Tuition is $100; scholarships are available. Deadline to enroll is Jan. 25. Call 839-9885.
Donate cans of food for trip possibility
Canned goods and a Disneyland vacation -- the connection might not seem obvious, but take some canned goods to Panda Travel tomorrow and you could win a prize that will get you on your way.
Donations for the Hawaii Foodbank will be collected on Disney Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Panda parking lot, at 1017 Kapahulu Ave.
Everyone who donates a can may enter to win round-trip airfare for two to Los Angeles.
The event will also offer information and special deals for Disneyland, Disney World, Disney Cruises and the new Adventures By Disney.
Call 734-1961 or visit www.pandaonline.com.