Wednesday, March 10, 2004




Bob Davis, owner of the newest Cold Stone Creamery outlet, offered up a coffee ice cream cone. The store in McCully Shopping Center celebrates its grand opening today with a benefit for United Cerebral Palsy of Hawaii. Twenty percent of sales for the day will go to the charity and donations will be collected as well. Prize giveaways and other grand-opening activities start at 5 p.m. Call 944-3445.

New Kailua imu night

Rain washed out Kailua High School's last imu night -- Feb. 27 -- but the underground smoking session has been rescheduled for March 19.

Reserve space in the community imu by Friday by sending a check for $10, payable to Kailua High School, attention Todd Hendricks, 451 Ulumanu Drive, Kailua 96734. Include a telephone number and a self-addressed, stamped envelope so the school can return a confirmation.

Reservations made for last month's session will be honored.

Drop off food for the imu wrapped in foil in a large aluminum tray or baking pan. Food should be thawed and seasoned. Suitable for the imu are large cuts of pork, whole turkeys, whole sweet potatoes and luau leaf.

Drop-off time is 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the 19th, with pickup from 8 to 9 a.m. the next day.

The imu is a fund-raiser for the school's Polynesian Voyaging Program. Call 299-5347.

Martin Wyss' specials

Chef Martin Wyss recreates the legendary dishes from his old Swiss Inn restaurant beginning Tuesday at the Ala Moana Hotel's Plantation Cafe.

The Swiss Inn Festival runs Tuesdays through Sundays until March 28.

Menus will change weekly, offering items from the menu of Wyss' Niu Valley restaurant, which he sold three years ago after 18 years of business.

Specials for the first week: Scallops Madagascar and Fresh Red Snapper Sautéed in Butter, Lemon and Capers. Week 2: Garlic Shrimp and Chicken Piccata Milanese. Week 3: Scallops Madagascar and Osso Bucco.

Lunch prices start at $13.50, while dinner prices start at $14.50 for complete meals.

Selections from the festival will also be available during Friday and Saturday dinner buffets ($25.50; $13.50 children).

Call 955-4811.

Scholarships offered

David Paul's Lahaina Grill is offering two $1,000 scholarships to seniors of Lahainaluna High School interested culinary careers. The scholarships are for enrollment in the Maui Community College Culinary Arts program this fall.

For more an application, call Ashley Stepanek at 661-8005. Deadline to apply is May 3.


HPR drive to begin

Hawaii Public Radio's semi-annual on-air fund drive, "Challenge 2004," will attempt to raise $468,000 to pay for broadcasting fees for the next six months.

The challenge starts at 6:19 a.m. March 24, continuing through April 2, with 400 volunteers waiting to take phone pledges.

The drive will feature a live remote broadcast from 6 to 9 p.m. March 26 from Koehnan's Interiors in Hilo. HPR music director Gene Schiller will host the proceedings, which will include Robert Alder on the Hammond B-3 organ, jazz vocalist and keyboardist Tommy Stark, and the KANO Public Radio chorus.

The numbers to call to make pledges are 944-8800 for KHPR, or (888) 970-8800 toll-free from the neighbor islands; and 941-3689 for KIPO, or (877) 941-3689 from the neighbor islands.

Those wishing to volunteer can call HPR's Membership Services department at 955-8821.

Art of the portrait

Al Gilbert, who has photographed ex-president Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul, Martin Luther King Jr., Frank Sinatra, and numerous other dignitaries and celebrities, will conduct a master class, "The Dynamic Portrait with Al Gilbert," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 at the University of Hawaii Downtown (Pioneer Plaza lower level suite 10).

The workshop, hosted by Pacific New Media, is designed for all skill levels. Topics to be covered include facial analysis, lighting techniques to highlight an individual's character and strengths, and capturing the decisive moment.

Gilbert, who at 80 is regarded as one of the best portrait photographers in the world, continues to work, incorporating digital technology.

While in Honolulu, Gilbert will also be shooting a portrait of a local dignitary or celebrity from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27.

Participants will have an opportunity to work with Gilbert on the assignment, offering assistance, and observing all aspects of the portrait, from scouting locations, planning, lighting, communication with the subject, and making the shot.

The workshop is limited to eight participants, and the fee is $150. To register, call 956-8400.

Prior to the workshop, Gilbert will be showing a collection of his images at "An Evening with Photographer Al Gilbert," from 7 to 9 p.m. March 25 at the UH Krauss Hall, Yukiyoshi Room 12. Admission is free.

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