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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Culinary calendar

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Advertiser Staff

SPECIAL

"THE OTHER GREEN DAY," special St. Patrick's Day beer tastings and cooking demonstrations, 10 a.m., March 17, Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; free; information, 738-0820..

10th ANNUAL EXECUTIVE VINEYARDS TASTING, wine tasting, wine class, silent auction entertainment and food, to benefit University of Hawai'i- Mānoa Shidler College of Business scholarship fund, 6 p.m. March 11, The Kahala Hotel & Resort; $85; information, www.shidler.hawaii.edu.

15TH ANNUAL KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL, with beer tastings, food, and entertainment, 2:30-6:30 p.m. March 13, King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel lū'au grounds, Kailua, Kona, Big Island; $50; information, 808- 331-3033; online ticket purchase, www.KonaBrewersFestival.com.

UPCOMING

WHOLE FOODS MARKET COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS on different weekly themes, 4 p.m. March 11, 18, and 25, Kāhala store; free; information, 738-0820.

"EAT A RAINBOW," series of cooking demonstrations, each with different recipes, on a colorful range of healthy vegetables and fruit, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 11, and 9:30-10:30 a.m., March 18, Castle Medical Center, Wellness Center auditorium; free; registration, 263-5400 or www.castlemed.org.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET VALUE TOUR, focused on shopping on a budget; 1 p.m., March 12 and 27, at the Kāhala store; information, 738-0820.

MĀLAMA MAUNALUA BAY COMMUNITY TALK-STORY, learn more about issues threatening Maunalua Bay, Hawai'i Kai; 6:30 p.m., March 15; Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; free; information, 738-0820.

"HEALTHY CHOICES AND YOU," special monthly tours and cooking demonstrations on shopping for foods with high nutritional value this month on "great grains" and "superfoods," such as quinoa, kale, pomegranate and blueberries; as well as appearance by health counselor, Deb Christensen, on creating healthy meals; 10 a.m., March 24, Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; free; information, 738-0820.

MARKETS

CITY PEOPLE'S OPEN MARKETS: 25 sites offering weekly sale of agricultural and aquaculture products, ethnic and other food items, at discounted prices; information, 522-7088 or www.honolulu.gov/parks/programs/pom.

KING'S VILLAGE FARMERS' MARKET, featuring several fresh produce stands, presented by King's Village and Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa, along with ceremonial Changing of the Guard Ceremony (6:15 p.m.), 4-9 p.m. Fridays; 237-6340.

KEAUHOU FARMERS MARKETS: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesdays, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, front lawn; and Saturday mornings, nearby Keauhou Shopping Center, Big Island; information, 808-930-4900.

KAUA'I COMMUNITY MARKET, sponsored by Kaua'i County Farm Bureau and Kaua'i Community College, with locally grown food, culinary treats, agricultural and culinary demonstrations and "talk story," 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, KCC campus, front parking lot, fronting Grove Farm; 808-337-9944.

KAPI'OLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE public cooking classes at its Diamond Head campus, with one-on-one classes in culinary arts laboratories and lecture rooms; various courses, including knife skills, sandwiches, noodles, breakfasts, "Girl's Night Out," Mexican, Mediterranean, Southern, Asian, Chinese New Year's, baking, wine and chocolates; times and prices, call 734-9211.

FRESH DAYS, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente; shop for affordable, locally grown produce, get information on shopping and eating healthier, and try food samples; 432-2270:

• Honolulu Clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, main entrance and lobby area.

• Moanalua Medical Center, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, main entrance.

• Waipi'o Clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, front entrance and main lobby.

MAKIKI FARMERS MARKET, with local, fresh produce and farm products, and takeout meals or sit-down dining; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Clement's Episcopal Church; 735-4550.

Waikīkī Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Waikīkī Community Center; free; 923-1802.

INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE FARMERS MARKET, 4-8 p.m. Thursdays; free; information, 922-2724.

TOURS, TASTINGS & CLASSES

"UNCORKED," an interactive wine course for wine lovers and novices, with different wine/ wine region focus each month; 6-8 p.m. first Wednesday monthly; Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center; $20; reservations required, 944-8000.

A Cook's Tour of Chinatown: Walter Rhee leads a tour of Downtown markets, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; meet near Hawaii National Bank, between King and Smith streets; $25. Also: CHINATOWN EATERIES TOUR, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays; meet at same location; $69. Information: www.waltereatshawaii.com; reservations: 391-1550, walter@waltereatshawaii.com.

WALTER RHEE COOKING CLASSES: various topics, times; Information: www.waltereatshawaii.com; reservations: 391-1550, walter@waltereatshawaii.com.

WEEKLY WINE EVENTS: Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.; limited seating, reservations required; 545-1115:

• Dinner/wine pairing, 6 p.m. Mondays; $49; no menu substitutions.

• Wine Tasting Club, with different weekly themes and available meat/cheese plates, appetizers and happy-hour prices, 6 p.m. Tuesdays; $20 (tax and tip additional).

12th AVENUE GRILL "CRAFT BAR," featuring handcrafted microbrews, house-made tapas and handpicked wine flights; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 12th Ave Grill, Kaimukī; 732-9469.

COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS, with different themes every week, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays; and Pau Hana Wine & Cheese Tastings, 4-8 p.m. second and third Fridays; The Wine Stop; free; 946-3707.

MONTHLY RECIPE CONTEST, offered by Don Ho's Island Grill, Aloha Tower Marketplace, different theme monthly; winning recipe (must be original with "Island flair" matching restaurant's menu) will be monthly special. Drop off typed recipe, name, address and phone number at restaurant; information: 528-0807.

Send announcements to: Culinary Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, 605 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Cul Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.