Spring Fun Guide 2018
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Spring Fun Guide 2018

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2016

    Keiki take part in the annual Easter Egg hunt at Halawa Valley District Park in 2016. More than 200 children ages 1 through 10 participated in the hunt, which is put on annually by volunteers with the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Halawa Complex.

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EGG HUNTS AT CITY PARKS

Sponsored by the City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Parks & Recreation:

>> Kalakaua District Park, 10 a.m. to noon, March 17

>> Kaimuki Community Park, 9:30 to 11 a.m., March 24

>> Manoa Valley District Park, 9:30 a.m. to noon, March 25

>> Kalihi Uka Community Park, 12:30 p.m., March 25

>> Halawa District Park, 10 a.m., March 25

>> Kamehameha Community Park egg hunt and fun fair, 9 a.m. to noon March 31

>> Koko Head District Park Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza, 9 a.m., March 31

AT THE MALLS

>> Hawaii Kai Towne Center: Easter Festival. March 31, 1 p.m. Petting zoo, glitter tattoos, balloons and photos with the Easter Bunny. Info: hawaiikaitownecenter.com.

>> Kahala Mall: Easter Bunny photos. Hours are Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through March 18 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 19-31; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Bunny breaks from 2 to 3 p.m. Skip the lines and make an appointment: 951-7827, expressionshawaii.net/easter2018.

>> Ka Makana Alii: Easter Bunny photos through March 31, Center Court. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Bunny breaks from 2 to 3 p.m. Fridays-Sundays Info: kamakanaalii.com.

>> Kapolei Shopping Center: 25th Anniversary Celebration and Spring Fest, April 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carnival games, keiki fun zone with inflatables, entertainment, prize drawings and “Moana” Disney characters. Info: kapoleishopping.com.

>> Mililani Shopping Center: It’s Hop-pening at Mililani, March 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Crafts, animal toy rides, petting zoo, digital caricatures, games and photos with the Easter Bunny. Info: mililanishoppingcenter.com.

>> Pearlridge Center: Info: 203-2366, pearlridgeonline.com.

• Easter Bunny photos through March 31, Uptown Center Court. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Bunny breaks from 2 to 3 p.m.

• Live butterfly conservatory: Through April 8, Uptown Center Court during mall hours (closed on Easter). Hundreds of butterflies flutter about as guests learn about the insect’s life cycle on a self-guided tour and get a chance to feed one of the critters. $4.50, free for keiki under age 2 with paid adult.

>> Royal Hawaiian Center: Info: 922-2299, royalhawaiiancenter.com.

• Free picture-taking with Auntie Lele the Easter Bunny: March 24-25 and March 31-April 1 from 3 to 6 p.m., Helumoa Hale Guest Services Room (next to Royal Grove).

• Taste of Pa‘ina with Auntie Lele: March 31, 10 to 11 a.m., Pa‘ina Lana‘i Food Court, Level 2 of “B” Building. Easter-themed activities and picture-taking. The first 25 children (ages 2-10 with parental supervision) to register online receive a free sampling from participating Food Court merchants. Info: 808ne.ws/2tm6Qb7.

>> Salt Lake Shopping Center: A Sp-Egg-Tacular Easter Event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31. Photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts, games and prize giveaways. Donate $1 or a canned good in exchange for a wristband to hop on board the Salt Lake Pony Eggs-Press and gain entry to the petting zoo. Info: saltlakeshoppingcenter.com.

>> Windward Mall

• Easter Bunny photos through March 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Bunny breaks from 2 to 3 p.m. Info: 808ne.ws/2oVbreG.

• Spring Celebration: March 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cookie decorating, face painting, tattoos and crafts. Participants are asked to bring a canned good or make a donation to The Salvation Army. Info: 808ne.ws/2Iatq9X.

• Easter Eggstravaganza: March 29, 4 to 7 p.m. Egg decorating, crafts, games while learning about city programs offered in Kaneohe. Presented by the Department of Parks & Recreation. Info: 808ne.ws/2D0QfsY.

FAMILY FUN

>> Buggy for Books: A Spring Reading Program: March 17-31, Kapolei Public Library. Students in grades 6 and under may participate for prizes. Info: 693-7050, 808ne.ws/2tiY51v.

>> Turtle Bay Resort: 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. Info: 293-6020, turtlebayresort.com.

• Keiki Waterman Adventure: March 17 through April 14, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Kawela Bay. Keiki ages 7-14 experience outrigger canoe rides, tandem surfing and stand-up paddleboarding with Hans Hedemann Surf School guide. $149.

• Family golf: From March 17 through April 15, kids golf free and receive free rental clubs from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Fazio Course with paid adult. Must book tee time in advance. 808ne.ws/2oTRS6P

• Easter Sunday brunch: Seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 1, North Shore Kula Grille. Farm-to-table cuisine with an egg hunt and Easter Bunny photos at 1 p.m. $85 for adults, $35 for ages 4-11. Call for reservations.

>> Easter Seals Hawaii Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt: March 17, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Meet the Easter Bunny while enjoying breakfast by Eggs ‘n Things, keiki activities, egg hunt and photo booth. $15, $10 for ages 3-10, free for under age 3. Register: eastersealshawaii.org/upcoming-events. Info: 529-1708.

• Golden Egg Drop: Every $10 donation is eligible for prize drawings. Entries must be received by March 16. Winners announced at breakfast event; attendance not required to win. Register: 808ne.ws/2D9jUQy.

>> Keiki Swap Meet: March 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kakaako Gateway Park. Support keiki entrepreneurs as they handle sales, pricing and cash transactions for their products. Info: 524-KIDS, discoverycenterhawaii.org.

>> Dr. Seuss storytime: March 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Kapolei Public Library. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with UH-West Oahu SNEA (Students National Education Association), with themed craft. Info: 693-7050, 808ne.ws/2oOuxnP.

>> Keiki storytimes: March 17, “The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School” by Laura Murray; March 24, “Little Blue Truck’s Springtime” by Alice Schertle; and March 31, “The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?” by Mo Willems, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Info: 949-7307, 808ne.ws/2G2W1NC.

>> LEGO Club: March 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library. Free play with LEGO bricks; create a green shamrock, rainbow or leprechaun and receive candy treats. Info: 733-8488, 808ne.ws/2D3z2iB.

>> Zoo Camp: March 19-23 (Session One) and March 26-30 (Session Two), 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (with optional lunch and after-care until 5:30 p.m.), Honolulu Zoo. Keiki ages 4-10 learn about animals and their habitats through educational activities, crafts, games and a look behind-the-scenes. $310-$360. Info: 926-3191, ext. 115; honoluluzoo.org.

>> “Made in Nature” Spring Camp: March 19-23, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Science activities, hiking, nature-based crafts, kapa-making, cooking, field biological surveys and more for grades K-6. $250. Register by March 12. Info: 988-0456, 808ne.ws/2Few9kZ.

>> Space Camp: Mission to Mars: March 19-23, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kalaheo High School. Interactive activities explore astronomy, rocketry, mission planning and space exploration technology in two groups (grades 6-8 and grades 9-12). Bring lunch. Presented by Science Camps of America. Fee: $150 ($75 sibling and military discounts and for students in school lunch program); financial aid available. Info: 235-3612, scicamp.org.

>> Spring Checkout Challenge: March 19-29, Aiea Public Library. Sticker packet rewards and other prizes for students in grades 6 and under. Info: 808ne.ws/2HaCbzu.

>> Zac’s Rabbits: March 19, 10:30 a.m., Kapolei Public Library. Rabbit breeder Zachary Johnson will discuss various breeds and care tips. Info: 693-7050, 808ne.ws/2oUAqPk.

>> Preschool Nature Hour: March 20 (sun and make a clock), April 17 (ducks and shoreline walk), May 15 (flowers and bees) and June 19 (seeds), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden. Storytime, crafts and nature hikes. Reservations: 233-7323.

>> Etiquette classes: March 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lisa Rose Doll House & Tea Room, 1365 Nuuanu Ave. Children learn about basic manners while enhancing social skills. Repeats March 26. $50. Info: 347-0853.

>> Glow-in-the-dark egg hunt: March 21, 5 to 7 p.m., Waipahu Public Library. For ages 2-12. Registration required: 675-0358.

>> “Fairy Grandmother” performances: March 22, 10:30 a.m. at Kaneohe Public Library, and March 23, 10 a.m. at Kahuku Public & School Library. Susie Roth performs imaginative stories with animated movements and fun magic ideal for keiki ages 3-6. Info: 233-5676, 293-8935.

>> United Cerebral Palsy’s Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race: March 24, at precisely 1:01 p.m., 20,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Ala Wai Canal with prizes for top 50 “finishers.” Pre-race activities from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Honolulu Coffee Experience Center, 1800 Kalakaua Ave. Info: 532-6744, ucpahi.org.

>> Makiki Easter egg hunt, community food drive and book sale: March 24, 9 a.m., Makiki District Park. Photos with the Easter Bunny, games, crafts, egg hunt and a canned food drive for Parish of St. Clement’s Food Pantry. Used-book sale runs until 4 p.m. and continues March 25 from noon to 4 p.m. in Makiki Community Library. Info: 542-3334.

>> All Things Buggy!: March 24, 10 a.m. to noon, Kapolei Public Library. Bug facts, crafts, races and more. Presented by University of Hawaii Graduate Women in Science. Info: 693-7050, 808ne.ws/2tmxJeY.

>> Windward Canine Game Day: March 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kaohao School, 140 Alala Road. “Doga” (dog yoga) at 9 a.m. followed by Dog Derby, contests for wagging, best trick and dog/owner look-alike, dog-themed gifts and more. Hosted by Hawaiian Humane Society. Info: 356-2245, hawaiianhumane.org/caninegameday.

>> Spring Fling CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) Championship and Household Pet Cat Show: March 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Filipino Community Center, 94-428 Mokuola St., Waipahu. $5 for adults, $4 for ages 65 and older, $2 for ages 10 and under. Info: 294-4304, 626-8855.

>> 114th Waikiki Aquarium Birthday Celebration: March 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, educational activities, limu printing, doodling with Allen Tsukamoto, food, entertainment and more. $12, $8 for kamaaina and military, $5 for seniors and ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and under. Info: 923-9741, waikikiaquarium.org.

>> Spring Eggstravaganza: March 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kaiser High School, 511 Lunalilo Home Road. Egg hunt kicks off with 30,000 eggs dropped by helicopter, plus bouncers and free refreshments. Hosted by King’s Chapel. Info: 651-9223.

>> Gunstock Ranch: March 31, 56-250 Kamehameha Highway, Laie; doors open 8:30 a.m. Petting zoo, food for purchase and an egg hunt (begins 10 a.m.) followed by pony rides ($3). Wear shoes. Cash only. Info: 293-2026, gunstockranch.com.

>> P.F. Chang’s Waikiki Egg-cellent Easter Celebration: March 31, seatings at 10 a.m. and noon, Royal Hawaiian Center. Brunch buffet with Shaka the Easter Bunny, make-and-take flower wristlets for keiki, color ingpages and cookie decorating. $30, free for ages 6 and under. Info: bit.ly/PFCEaster2018.

>> Spring Fun at Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii: 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. Info: 674-WAVE (9283), wetnwildhawaii.com.

• Egg hunt: April 1, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keiki ages 12 and under who enter before 11 a.m. will receive a set of eggs, while supplies last; every child who enters the park will receive a raffle ticket and may pick a prize-stuffed egg from Egg Pool. Search for four Golden Eggs (containing 2018 Gold Passes) hidden throughout the park while the Easter Bunny hops along for photo opportunities.

• Swim with the Mermaids: April 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Keiki may swim and take photos with dazzling mermaids at the Kapolei Kooler. General park hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

>> Honolulu Zoo Eggstravaganza!: April 1, 10 a.m. to noon on picnic lawn. Egg hunt, prizes, face painting and more. Free with zoo admission. Info: honoluluzoo.org.

>> Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise: April 1, departs noon from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. Easter egg hunt and prize giveaways for keiki, Hawaiian cultural activities and coastline views during whale-watching season. $71 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-11, per paying adult). Info: 983-STAR (7827), starofhonolulu.com.

>> Waialae School Fun Fair: April 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1045 19th Ave. Celebrate the school’s 90th anniversary with bounce houses, rope climbing, craft fair, face painting, games, country store, plants, entertainment, silent auction and more. Info: 931-0488.

>> Paliku Arts Festival: April 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Windward Community College. “Ocean of Arts” features ceramics demonstrations, piano open lab, open drawing studio, tie-dye making, wood carving, improv performances, workshops and more. Free performances of “Nanaue the Teenage Sharkman” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and showings of “Secrets of the Dragon,” “Losing the Dark” and a live sky show in the Hokulani Imaginarium at 12:15 p.m., tickets $3. Dress in costume or festive clothing with an oceanic theme. Info: palikuarts.com.

>> Hahaione Elementary School Fun Fair: April 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 595 Pepeekeo St. Inflatables, obstacle courses, games, food trucks, craft fair, entertainment, Scholastic Book Fair and more. Info: hahaione.org.

>> Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo: April 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Waikiki Aquarium. Educational and interactive exhibits in a celebration of Earth Month, with native plant giveaways, entertainment, fish release and more. Free parking and shuttle from Jefferson Elementary School beginning 8:45 a.m. Info: 768-3248, cleanwaterhonolulu.com.

>> Hawaii Nature Center events: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 3-5. $10. Reservations: 955-0100, ext. 118; email volunteer@hawaiinaturecenter.org.

• “Something Fishy”: May 6. Create fishing poles to catch aquatic animals while exploring different streams in the valley and learning about the importance of fresh water to these “fishy friends.”

• “Incredible Insects, Bugs and Spiders”: June 3. Explore the world of millipedes, grasshoppers and other creatures found in Makiki Valley.

CRAFT FAIRS & BAZAARS

>> Moiliili Senior Center mini fair: March 12-16, 9 a.m. to noon, Moiliili Community Center, 2535 S. King St. Clothing, housewares, books, fabrics, kitchenware and more. Info: 955-1555.

>> Hawaii Animal Sanctuary garage sale and World War II tunnel tours: March 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aikahi World War II Tunnels, 221 Iliaina St., Kailua; guided tours of gunnery tunnels at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. with $5 donation. Bargains on toys, clothing, kitchenware, furniture and more. Info: 824-1068, 253-0675.

>> 808 Craft and Gift Fairs: Info: 479-5525, 808craftandgiftfairs.com.

• Waimalu Plaza: March 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with over 40 vendors. Repeats May 12.

• Moanalua 99: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. third Sundays (March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17 and July 15), 1151 Mapunapuna St. with over 60 vendors.

• Momilani Community Center: April 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with over 40 vendors. Fundraiser for Pearl City Foundation.

• Pearl City Shopping Center: May 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with over 30 vendors. Repeats July 1.

>> Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show: March 18, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites, with early entry ($15) at 9:30 a.m. Features nearly 100 vendor tables with strictly vintage items (20 years and older) including jewelry, dolls, furniture, kitchenware, toys, comics, stamps, coins, sportscards, clothing, beads and more. Admission: $4.50. Info: ukulele.com/wikiwiki.html.

>> Creations of Hawaii: March 23-24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown. Made-in-Hawaii products, pre-packed foods and more. Repeats March 30-31 and June 8-9 (Downtown), May 11-12 and May 18-19 (Uptown). Also, June 23-24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kapiolani Park, Waikiki. Info: 735-4510, bymela.vpweb.com.

>> Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar: March 25, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. Handcrafted items, entertainment, Hongwanji cookbooks, plant and rummage sale, fresh produce, Hoku’s BBQ chicken, KC Waffle Dogs and specialty items from Hongwanji temples. Info: 536-7044.

>> Bolts of Fun & Fabric Fair: March 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St. Early entry at 8 a.m. for Temari and JCCH members. Info: 536-4566, temarihawaii.org.

>> Waimanalo community event: April 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School. Merchandise and crafts for sale. Info: chimni69711@aol.com.

>> Rummage sale: April 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd. Gently used clothing, kitchenware, toys, books, linens, baked goods and white elephant sale to benefit church ministries. Info: 536-9602.

>> Manana Elementary School PTO Craft Fair: April 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1147 Kumano St., Pearl City. More than 80 vendors offering food, crafts, games, gifts and more. Proceeds to benefit classroom supplies, projects and student groups. Info: manana.k12.hi.us.

>> Nui Mono Spring Sale: April 28, 8 a.m. to noon, Palolo Hongwanji, 1641 Palolo Ave. Clothing, jewelry, ceramics, gifts and food items. Info: 946-7407.

>> Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bazaar: May 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1429 Makiki St. Gently used clothing, small appliances, kitchenware, books, jewelry, handmade quilts, blankets, dish towels and baked goods. Info: 949-3995.

ARTS & CRAFTS

>> Garden walk and crafts: March 14, 10 a.m. to noon, Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Keiki and parents walk through the garden to collect fallen leaves, seeds and twigs for a craft activity. Repeats May 9. Reservations: 768-7135.

>> Art Explorium: 1132 Koko Head Ave. Info: 312-4316, artexplorium.org.

• Nature Art: March 17, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Create magical creatures using items found in nature. For ages 5 and older. $15.

• Ceramic leaf motifs: March 18, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Create decorative ceramic tiles by pressing leaves into clay to be glazed, fired and returned on a later date. For ages 5 and older. $25.

• Wonderful Rainbow Fish: March 21, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Bling your colorful fish using watercolors, glitter, sequins and more. For ages 5 and older. $15.

• Floating Air Plant Mobiles: March 25, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Use driftwood and air plants to create a living work of art. For ages 6 and older. $20.

• Springtime Peeps: March 31, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Use needles and dyed wool fleece fluff to create a “fuzzy friend.” For ages 7 and older (must be accompanied by adult). $20.

>> Spring Keiki Craft Camp: March 19-23, HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts (Mapunapuna, Market City, Pearl City and Enchanted Lake). Keiki create two projects daily. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon for ages 8-10; and 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 11 and older. Register for a day ($20) or entire week ($60); supplies included. Info: benfranklinhawaii.com.

>> Egg decorating: March 27, 10 a.m. to noon, Foster Botanical Garden. Create Ukrainian Easter eggs with a botanical design by waxing and dyeing a blown egg. $15, plus admission. Reservations: 768-7135.

>> Easter Bunny painting: March 31, 11 a.m., Wine & Design, 25 N. King St. An all-ages “Art Buzz Kids” session. $15. Bring your own food and nonalcoholic beverages. Info: 726-2910, 808ne.ws/2Fv7RCx.

>> Art on the Zoo Fence: April 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along the Honolulu Zoo fence on Monsarrat Avenue. Free Easter coloring pages for keiki. Info: artonthezoofence.com.

GARDEN

>> Ti leaf lei-making: March 15, 10 to 11 a.m., Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, and April 13 and May 11, 9 a.m. to noon, Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Reservations: 768-7135.

>> Plant doctor: March 16, 9 to 10 a.m., Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Bring leaf samples in a sealed plastic bag for the “doctor” and learn about soil, plant selection, watering, pruning, fertilizer, and propagation techniques. Repeats May 18. Reservations: 768-7135.

>> Botanical sun print apron: March 16, 10 a.m. to noon at Wahiawa Botanical Garden, and March 23 at Foster Botanical Garden (admission fee). Create a design using flowers and leaves and let the sun do the “work.” $20. Reservations: 768-7135.

>> Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale: March 23-24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Leilehua High School gymnasium. Five orchid clubs showcase their best specimens and more than 20 vendors offer a selection of plants and educational displays on invasive species, cactus, succulents and Sogetsu Ikebana. Kunia Kountry Store features gardening supplies, fertilizers, wooden baskets, hanging wires, plant tags and clips, baked goods, jellies and more. Proceeds from food booths will benefit school’s clubs and athletics department.

• Free educational sessions: March 23, “Build a Simple Shade House with EZ Corners” at 10:30 a.m. and “Orchids for Beginners” at 1 p.m.; March 24, “Honohono Orchid Culture” at 10:30 a.m., “Orchids for Beginners” at 1 p.m. and “Orchid Diversity” with orchid expert Thomas Mirenda at 3 p.m.; and March 25, “Introduction to Species Orchids” at 10:30 a.m. and “Neofinetia Falcata Orchids” at 1 p.m.

>> Forest Essentials: The Hawaiian Ferns: March 23, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Tips on how to simulate forest conditions to successfully grow 10 species and propagation by spores, divisions and micropropagation; bring hand lens. $25. Info: 988-0456, manoa.hawaii.edu/ lyonarboretum.

>> Aloha Friday Flower Crown Workshop: March 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, 412 Lewers St. Create a weekend floral crown lei with Paiko botanical boutique. $52, $42 for ages 12 and under. Register: paikohawaii.com.

>> “The Secrets of Growing Hono Hono Orchids”: With horticulturist Scot Mitamura, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., March 28 at Wahiawa Botanical Garden; March 29 at Hoomaluhia; and March 31 at Foster (admission fee). Reservations: 768-7135.

>> Orchid and plant sale: April 7, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Windward Mall. Repeats May 11-13, June 2 and July 7. Presented by Windward Orchids. Info: 808ne.ws/2oSKk4h.

>> Plant display: April 14-15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ward Centre parking structure. Cactus and Succulent Society of Hawaii and Hawaiian Anthurium Society present a joint exhibit of plants for sale and show, including a “Year of the Dog” sculpture made completely of succulents, at the Spring Festival. Info: 808ne.ws/2tmuTqu.

>> Tree-mendous Trees: April 15, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hawaii Nature Center, 2131 Makiki Heights Drive. Keiki are led on a short hike while listening to “tall tales” and collecting materials to create homemade paper. For ages 3-5. $10. Reservations: 955-0100, ext. 118; email volunteer@hawaiinaturecenter.org.

>> Basic photography workshop: April 20, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Foster Botanical Garden. Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club shares tips as white fairy terns or manu-o-ku are the subject of this garden photo shoot. Admission: $5, $3 for residents. Reservations: 768-7135.

>> Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale: April 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Foster Botanical Garden, 180 N. Vineyard Blvd. Find a large selection of unusual plants, natives, roses, vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, anthuriums, succulents, air plants and more, with nursery owners and “plant doctors” available to answer questions. Info: 537-1708.

>> Pots ‘n Plants ‘n Art Sale: April 21, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 45-061 Ka-Hanahou Place, Kaneohe. Ceramics, pottery for plants, raku, glass art, fabric art, orchids, succulents, tillandsias, barrels for container vegetable gardening and more. Info: 383-9487.

>> Lei Po‘o (wili method): 10 a.m. to noon, April 24 at Foster Botanical Garden (admission fee); April 26 at Hoomaluhia; and April 27 at Wahiawa. $20. Reservations: 768-7135.

>> Windward Potters’ Mother’s Day Sale: April 28, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Kailua Elementary School cafeteria, 315 Kuulei Road. Functional pieces, sculptural forms, raku and planters. Info: 383-9487.

>> Orchid show and plant sale: May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and May 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Noelani Elementary School, 2655 Woodlawn Drive. Four orchid clubs display their best varieties, with plant sale and country store. Presented by Orchid Society of Manoa. Info: 456-1857.

>> Lyon Arboretum Spring Plant Sale: May 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3860 Manoa Road. Offering colorful ti, heliconias, gingers, anthuriums, ferns, succulents, fruit trees, UH vegetable seeds, ceramic planters, leis and wristlets, spring wreaths, oshibana, jams, Hawaiian honey and more. Free shuttle with pick-up points on Manoa Road at the intersections of Poelua and Nipo streets. Info: 988-0456.

>> Make a Lei for Memorial Day: May 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Foster Botanical Garden. Seeking volunteers to make ti leaf lei to be placed on graves at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, for the Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony. Reservations: 768-7135.

OTHER

>> The Oahu Civic Orchestra Spring Concert: March 19, 7 p.m., Eiben Hall, Chaminade University, 3240 Waialae Ave. Info: 734-2925.

>> Day-Before-Easter community potluck: March 31, 1 to 2:15 p.m. under the tree at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Bring vegetarian dishes, desserts and drinks (with serving utensils), and chairs or mats to sit on. Info: 469-7193.

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