The Rainbow Lanai at the Hilton Hawaiian Village celebrates the 2006 Winter Games with an Italian dinner buffet on Sundays throughout the Olympics.
The menu includes minestrone soup, grilled antipasto platter, Italian cheeses, seafood and couscous salad, chicken parmesan, spaghetti Bolognese, duck rigatoni, wild mushroom polenta and asparagus risotto. Desserts include tiramisu and cannoli.
Cost is $31.75, $16 children. The buffet will be offered from 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. today, next Sunday and Feb. 26.
Call 949-4321, ext. 48, and ask for dining reservations.
Master sommelier Roberto Viernes hosts a wine seminar that hones in on the 1999 Brunello di Montalcino at 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at Formaggio's in the Market City Shopping Center. Evaluate how well the 1999 vintage holds up in a tasting of Argiano, Ciacci Piccolomino, Costanti, Pertimali, Poggio Antico and Uccelliera. Cost is $59. Call 330-9916.
Shanghai Bistro: February's Chinese fusion cooking classes takes place at 10 a.m. Feb. 25. Chef Chih Chieh Chang will demonstrate how to make homemade boiled gyoza and stir-fried lotus with pork tenderloin. Cost is $25, including lunch. Call 955-8668.
Course offered to become a parish nurse
A training course will be held Feb. 20-24 at Castle Medical Center for registered nurses who want to serve as parish nurses.
Carol Story, program director for the Puget Sound Parish Nurse Health Ministries, will lead the course, which helps nurses integrate faith and health in their nursing role.
Parish nurses work in many churches around Hawaii as volunteers or paid staff members, according to a news release from Sue Pignataro, parish health ministry coordinator at Castle Medical Center.
Typically, the release said, parish nurses organize and provide health screenings, refer people to health-care providers, advocate for those with special needs, provide health-related education, liaise between congregations and community services and "demonstrate the importance of the spiritual aspect of health and wholeness."
The training course, endorsed by the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, is the sixth in Hawaii. It is open to all faiths and denominations.
Call Pignataro at Castle, 247-2828, or e-mail email@example.com, for more information. The registration fee is $50. Scholarships are available.
Summer clinical intern program open
The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and the Queen's Medical Center's Department of Native Hawaiian Health invite undergraduate college students to apply for the 2006 Summer Clinical Research Internship program.
Interns will have an opportunity to "shadow" clinical researchers and doctors, assist on a research project and learn skills involved in clinical research, according to a program announcement. They will receive $1,500 at the end of the eight-week internship.
March 1 is the application deadline. For more information, call Dr. Jana Silva at 587-8558 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Hawaiian offers free health screenings
Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii will provide free glucose and cholesterol screenings to the public at four First Hawaiian Bank locations during the next two weeks.
Screenings will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at these sites:
» Tuesday, Pearlridge Branch, 98-1071 Moanalua Road, next to Pearlridge Center.
» Feb. 16, Waipahu Branch, 94-205 Leoku St.
» Feb. 22, Kapiolani Banking Center, 1580 Kapiolani Blvd.
» Feb. 23, Kailua Branch, 705 Kailua Road.
Brandt Farias, FHB executive vice president, marketing communications, said in a news release, "We are pleased to join with Clinical Laboratories to provide such an important preventive health service to our customers and to the public at large.
"We are concerned with people's physical health, as well as their financial health."
Michele Cox, business development director at Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, said, "Our focus and desire for the past 35 years has been to help the people of Hawaii understand their health, be aware of the resources around them and to provide them with the best in diagnostic laboratory testing."
The company has nearly 60 patient service centers throughout the state, she said.
Residents who plan to get the free screenings are advised to fast at least eight hours before the test to help ensure the accuracy. Test results should be reviewed by their personal doctors.
For more information, call FHB at 844-4444.