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"WINE, CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE," tasting event featuring "The Glass Experience," a glass-blowing exhibit by University of Hawai'i students; 6-8 p.m.; March 5; Accents Honolulu; $5; 597-1003.
COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND TASTING, featuring student finalists of the 2007 Tom & Warren Matsuda Scholarship Culinary Competition; seatings at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; March 8; Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom, 938 Pi'ikoi St.; $30 per seating; reservations: 597-1647.
"REACHING THE SWEET SPOT: THE VEGETARIAN SOLUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING AND OBESITY," State Rep. Joe Bertram (Kihei/Makena/Wailea) discusses research and legislation pertaining to the advantages of vegetarianism; 7 p.m.; March 8; Ala Moana Beach Park, McCoy Pavilion; free; 944-8344.
RUSSELL SIU'S CHEF'S TABLE, six-course gourmet dinner, with 40 percent off all bottles of wine or waived corkage fee; 6:30 p.m.; March 12; 3660 on the Rise; $75; reservations: 737-1177.
WINEMAKER DINNER, featuring wines from Provenance Vineyards and Hewitt Vineyard; 6:30 p.m.; March 12; Brasserie Du Vin; $100, plus tax and gratuity; reservations: 545-1115.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue seeks contestants for its fourth annual Corned Beef Musubi Eating Contest on March 15; entrants must be at least 18 years old, complete an application form and provide a photo and valid photo ID; 951-9888, www.hawaiianbarbecue.com.
Cooking classes with Chef Mavro, in-kitchen sessions with George Mavrothalassitis include gourmet lunch, photo and chef's apron; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; April 5, July 19 and Nov. 8; Chef Mavro; $215; reservations: 735-7788, www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com.
Farmers Market, sponsored by Hawaii Farm Bureau; 8-11 a.m.; Sundays; Mililani High School gymnasium; free; 848-2074.
Country Market & Craft Fair; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays; Waimanalo Homestead Community Center; 1330 Kalaniana'ole Highway; free; 259-5349.
Waikiki Farmers Market, fruits, vegetables, musubi and chow mein; 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays; Waikiki Community Center parking lot; free; 923-1802.
Farmers Market, fruits and vegetables; 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays; Hawaii Kai Towne Center; free; 396-0766.
Fresh Wednesdays; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays; Kaiser Waipi'o Clinic; free; 432-3100.
Fresh Thursdays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursdays; Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center; free; 432-2270.
Kailua Farmers Market, with prepared foods, such as plate dinners, pies, cookies, jams and sauces in addition to vegetables, fruits, meats, herbs and flowers; 5-7:30 p.m. Thursdays; Kailua Town Center parking garage (behind Longs Drugs on Kailua Road); free; 848-2074.
Fort Street Open Market, produce, plants, flowers, and arts and crafts; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fridays and Tuesdays; Wilcox Park (in front of Macy's); free; 441-4995.
Fresh Fridays, locally grown produce, healthy cooking demonstrations, educational information on disease prevention through good nutrition, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Fridays; Kaiser Honolulu Clinic; free; 432-2000.
Aloha Friday Farmers Market, fresh produce, food products and entertainment, 12-6 p.m.; Fridays; Maui Community College; Kahului; free; 808-268-3276.
Farmers Market, cooking demonstrations, produce, meats, seafood and flowers; 7:30-11 a.m.; Saturdays; Kapi'olani Community College, Parking Lot C; free; 848-2074.
Sunset Country Market; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays; Sunset Beach Elementary School; Hale'iwa; free; 237-8248.
Waialua Farmers Market, produce, herbs, fruit, flowers and huli-huli chicken; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays; Old Waialua Sugar Mill; 637-8589.
TOURS, TASTINGS & CLASSES
Matthew Gray's Hawaii Food Tours offers three guided restaurant tours — Hole-in-the Wall, Hawaiian Feast and Gourmet Trilogy — in and around Honolulu; daily; $99, $149 and $199; reservations: 926-3663, www.HawaiiFoodTours.com.
Vanilla Experience Luncheon, complimentary ice cream and coffee service; 12 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; The Vanilla Mill; Pa'auilo, Big Island; free; 808-776-1771, 877-771-1771.
Merriman's Farm Visits and Dinner, half-day excursions to two Big Island farms that supply the restaurant, followed by a four-course dinner prepared from locally grown ingredients; 2:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; Merriman's Restaurant; Waimea, Big Island; $155 (all inclusive); reservations: 808-331-8505.
Raisin d'Etre wine dinner, different wines featured each week; 6:15 p.m. Mondays; Brasserie Du Vin; $69; reservations: 545-1115.
Wrath of Grapes wine club offers tastings of featured vendors and light pupu; 6 p.m. Tuesdays; Cask Room, Brasserie Du Vin; $20 plus tax and gratuity; seating limited to 28 people; reservations: 545-1115.
pau hana wine and cheese tasting; 4-8 p.m. second and third Fridays of the month; The Wine Stop; free; 946-3707.
A Cook's Tour of Chinatown, Walter Rhee leads a tour of Downtown markets: learn about meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices; 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; meet near Hawaii National Bank between King and Smith streets; $20. Also, Rhee leads a tour of Chinatown eateries; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays; meet at same location; $69; reservations: 391-1550.
Complimentary wine tastings, with different themes every week; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays; The Wine Stop; free; 946-3707.
Pacific Gourmet Cooking Classes, learn cooking techniques and recipes, explore flavors of world cuisines and meet others with similar interests; complete schedule and prices of classes offered at 3245 Pali Highway at www.pacificgourmethawaii.com.
Gourmet Cooking Hawaii offers hands-on and demonstration cooking classes with Island chefs in their restaurants — choose your own chef, menu and date or join classes offered on Saturdays throughout the year; schedule, pricing and booking information: www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com, 735-7788.
"Dining Out With Chai," Chai Chaowasaree of Chai's Island Bistro and Singha Thai Cuisine hosts a TV show with cooking tips and information on Hawai'i and Mainland restaurants; 5 p.m. Sundays; KHON 2; 381-8483, 585-0011.
Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to: Culinary Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; email@example.com, with "Cul Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.