No Show

Reggae star Sean Paul, slated to perform tonight at Blaisdell, cancelled his show citing logistical problems. Refunds are being handled by the Blaisdell (591-2291) and Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Maui (808-242-7469).


Stone wall workshop

Bishop Museum is holding a workshop on traditional Hawaiian dry-stack stone masonry, or uhau humu pohaku, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Billy Fields, traditional cultural practitioner and the only native Hawaiian licensed masonry contractor in Hawaii, will teach the art of stone wall building without the use of modern materials such as cement.

Cost for the hands-on workshop, held on the Great Lawn of the Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., is $15, $12 for members. Admission includes lunch and refreshments.

For more information, call Chiya Hoapili at 848-4191 or visit

Plant propagating

Learn how to propagate plants by grafting and air layering using "fast-take" species at a workshop tomorrow at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden.

The class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and taught by Glenn Nii, owner of S. Nii Nursery.

A sharp pocketknife is required. The workshop's cost is $22; members pay $22. For more information, call Joyce Spoehr at 522-7064.

Remodeling seminar

Homeworks Construction kicks off the first of its monthly "Build New or Redo" seminars for 2004 with a workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sam Choy's Diamond Head Restaurant.

Speakers at the free seminar include Homeworks construction specialist Mike Mudgett; kitchen designer Marshall Hickox; architect Kiyoshi Toi; Al Lum, of Viking Appliances; Erik Jensen, of Higgins Lumber; building materials specialist Steve Dixon, of Honsador; and Derek Cheng, of American Savings Bank.

Guests are encouraged to bring their construction plans for one-on-one consultations to be held after the presentations.

For reservations, call Homeworks Construction at 955-2777.

Acropolis unveiling

Acropolis kitchen design will be unveiled Feb. 27 at Studio Snaidero Hawaii in the Gentry Pacific Design Center.

Studio Snaidero Hawaii celebrates its new location and the unveiling of the Acropolis kitchen, a new concept in design, with an opening celebration taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. next Friday.

After 10 years at the Pacific Guardian Center, architect Mark Shigei's kitchen design firm is moving to the Gentry Pacific Design Center.

The Acropolis kitchen, based on a concentric design principal of a round, enveloping shape, will be unveiled at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 599-4554.

Prevent plant disease

Learn how to spot and treat plant diseases at a workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden.

Guests are invited to bring up to five diseased plants to identify the problem and discuss control.

The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Desmond Ogata, of the University of Hawaii's Department of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources.

Cost is $22; members pay $22. Reservations required; call 537-1708.

Orchid show

The Kunia Orchid society of Oahu presents its 50th annual orchid show March 19 to 21 at the Del Monte Kunia Gymnasium.

The shows will feature displays by orchid hobbyists and growers and will include educational lectures, demonstrations and hourly door prizes. Show times are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $2. For more information, call 623-8585.

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