GARDEN, LANDSCAPE AWARDS
Landscape contest seeks entries
The best of Hawaii's garden and landscape projects will be honored in the sixth annual Betty Crocker Landscape Awards. Both the projects and the individuals responsible for the projects are recognized.
Nominations are being sought in four categories: private individuals; professional projects; volunteers, public spaces and nonprofit groups; and xeriscaping.
Nominations should include the name of the nominator and the name, address and phone number of the project and the primary person responsible. Photographs of the project and a written description should also be included.
Nominations can be sent to Scenic Hawaii, P.O. Box 10501, Honolulu, HI 96816; or by e-mail to Bettycrockerawards@gmail.com. Deadline is May 15.
Frank Haines, the founder of the AIA tour, will serve as docent.
Architecture tour takes look at downtown history
The American Institute of Architects will be offering a free walking tour Saturday.
The Second Annual Downtown Walking Tour will take participants past historically significant stops as the Hawaii State Library and Kawaiaha'o Church. The free public event is in celebration of Architecture Month in Hawaii.
The three-hour tour will begin at the headquarters of AIA, located at the Stangewald Building, 119 Merchant St.
Hanauma project needs volunteers
As part of Earth Day events, Friends of Hanauma Bay is looking for volunteers to help with a cleanup of the beach, the park and Kalanianaole Highway from Keahole Street to the Blow Hole area on April 19.
Cleanup hours are from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Volunteers will meet at the Hanauma Bay Visitors Center at 8:30 a.m. where they will be given work assignments, gloves and garbage bags.
Residents should bring proof of residency to avoid paying the beach access fee.
The cleanup is part of the Friends of Hanauma Bay's commitment to the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and the environment.
Call 395-1217 or visit friendsofhanaumabay.org.