Grab the family and head to Sills Field at Schofield Barracks on Feb. 23 to see the chart-topping country group Montgomery Gentry at "Kolekole Jam 2: Soldier and Family Appreciation Concert." The duo (Gerald Edward "Eddie" Montgomery and Troy Gentry) is performing as part of a USO tour for the soldiers and their families, but the concert is open to the public.
Make sure your driver's license, car registration and car insurance are all up to date or you won't be able to get past the guards.
Doors open at 4 p.m., with the pop-punk group Bowling for Soup ("1985" and "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)") kicking things off at 5 p.m.
Food and beverages will be sold, but you're welcome to bring your own. Visit www.mwrarmyhawaii.com.
And, if the concert wasn't enough, Hawaii's Country Music station 97.5 is hosting an after party from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Kemoo Farms. However, you must be 21 or older and there's a $5 cover.
COURTESY COLUMBIA RECORDS
The point where fashion and home design meet is at the Honolulu Design Center this weekend, as "A World Fashion Premiere" event kicks off with the center presenting its latest lines.
However, at this event, one can actually touch the models -- furniture floor models, that is, including Fendi, de Sede and Molteni & C.
Selected pieces will be offered at up to 40 percent off. Drop by and have a sat.
COURTESY HONOLULU DESIGN CENTER
Kaimuki 'Bookapalooza' book sale
A dollar doesn't buy much these days, but it'll get you oodles of words during the Friends of Kaimuki Library's Big Bookapalooza Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.
A wide selection of books will go for a dollar each in the downstairs parking lot of the library at 1041 Koko Head Ave. There will also be an expanded selection of rare and out-of-print books for sale, along with CDs, videos, DVDs and books on tape. Proceeds benefit the library's audio and visual collection. Call 733-8424.
Catch HPU's champion cheerleaders on TV
See the championship form of Hawaii Pacific University's cheerleaders as the Universal Cheerleading Association College Nationals are broadcast from 7 to 9 a.m. tomorrow on ESPN2.
HPU's Cheerleading Stunt Group -- Tara O'Sullivan, Lauren Loeb, Chelsey Kannan and Heather Turner -- won the national championship held in Orlando, Fla., in January.
HPU sent five coed pairs and two all-girl teams to the nationals event to compete against teams from 184 colleges and universities.
Watch the Hawaii Pacific University Stunt Group win tomorrow on ESPN2.
HOME & GARDEN
The Green House to hold workshops
The Green House is holding the following classes tomorrow at 224 Pakohana St. in Pauoa Valley. Advanced registration is required. Call 524-8427 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
» Cooking with Kathy: Personal chef and macrobiotic cooking instructor Kathy Maddox will demonstrate how to prepare and use sea veggies in a daily meal plan. Recipes from the workshop will be provided. Hours are from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow. Cost is $25. Class size is limited to 10.
» Tour: Take a tour of the Green House, led by Hunter Heavivilin, and learn easy steps to be more "green" conscious. Participants will also plan a "Spiral Herb Garden" -- a highly productive kitchen garden in a small space that is easy to water and harvest. Class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow. Cost is $15.
» T-shirts: Transform those old T-shirts into one-of-a-kind wearable art for yourself or as a gift. Bring old T-shirts, buttons, ribbons, glitter and glitz and join the fun from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.
» Edible gardens: Jeremai Cann will demonstrate how to grow food instead of grass, using any available space around your home. Class is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. Cost is $15.
Lecture to discuss Hono Hono orchids
Scot Mitamura, Honolulu Botanical Gardens orchid horticulturist, will give a talk on Hono Hono orchids Wednesday at Wahiawa Botanical Garden.
Reservations are required for the class, which runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Plant sale offers exotic spices
The Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden plant sale March 1 features plants with origins from around the world.
Among items for sale are spices, including cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and edible cacao.
Making a debut at the sale is the rare rangu tree from the Philippines, known for its great sprays of white flowers and year-round foliage. Also available: the rare gardenia from India and Brunfelsia densifolia, a small tree from the West Indies.
Plant sale hours are from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 537-1708.