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POSTED: Friday, January 30, 2009

Japanese artisan teaches enameling

Kazuko Inomata of Osaka, Japan, will return to Honolulu to teach shippoyaki, or Japanese enameling. The workshops at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii are from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 21.

Students will learn how to make their own one-of-a-kind ornamental pieces, such as earrings, pendants and brooches, using enamel to produce designs on a base of metal or ceramic object.

Registration is $20 for non-members, $15 for members; plus participants will pay $5 for materials the day of the class. To register, call 945-7633, ext. 28 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The deadline is Feb. 6.


Musician talks up Honolulu symphony

“;Meet the Musicians”; continues Monday at Borders Ward Center on the second floor.

Kirby Nunez, Honolulu Symphony's principal bass, will give highlights of upcoming concerts, share his personal story and discuss his role with the symphony. A question and answer period will follow.

Nunez was also the principal bassist for the National Repertory Orchestra and has been with the Honolulu Symphony since 1989. He has a bachelor's of music degree from the University of North Texas and also trained with the Peabody Conservatory and the New World Symphony.

The free event will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. For information, call the symphony at 524-0815, ext. 221, or Borders at 591-8995.


Free classes for trying times

The Hawaii Wellness Institute is offering a series of free classes focused on emotional survival in these trying times.

Classes will be held Mondays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Each class will be followed by a support group workshop, which will give participants a chance to practice what they learned. The workshop costs $25 and runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Below is the schedule:

» Monday: “;Emotional Survival 101”;
» Feb. 9: “;Controlling Anxiety and Insomnia”;
» Feb. 16: “;Managing Your Life Compassionately”;
» Feb. 23: “;Expanding Your Comfort Zone,”; and
» March 2: “;Turning Apathy into Action”;



Workshop teaches erosion control to homeowners

Barren hillsides often become heavily saturated during prolonged rain, causing muddy silt to slide down onto roads and into storm drains and streams, and as a result, homeowners can be held liable for any damage stemming from their property.

Hui Ku Maoli Ola and the Honolulu City and County Storm Water Branch Soil Erosion Control for Homeowners and Educators present a workshop on erosion control 9 to 11 a .m. tomorrow to teach homeowners preventive measures.

Geo Tech Solutions and the Windward Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District will have educational displays, and there will be a random drawing for a Hui Ku Maoli Ola native plant basket and a chipper/shredder courtesy of Geo Tech Solutions. The workshop will be held at Hui Ku Maoli Ola, at 46-403 Haiku Road in Kaneohe.

Call 295-7777 or 780-8872.