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Bamboo Society discusses bamboo construction

The Hawaii Chapter of the American Bamboo Society is having its meeting and membership drive Aug. 3 at the home of president Jacqui Marlin in Hawaiian Acres. Special guest speaker is architect Anna O’conner, who will speak about bamboo building construction with Guadua and other superior bamboos. The meeting will start with a potluck lunch at noon with program and tour to follow. The address is 16-1113 Moho Road. The public is invited. For more information, call Jacqui at 966-5080 or 781-960-5305.

Discover Buddhism in everyday life with Harada

Scholar, teacher and author of “Discovering Buddhism in Everyday Life,”the Rev. Marvin Harada of Orange County and Buddhist Churches of America, will speak at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission at 7 p.m. today. He also will give a presentation at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hilo Betsuin.