ELECTRIC VEHICLES TAKE A FINAL LAP
COURTESY OF BRUCE BENSON
Driver Kelly Carrington, a senior at Sacred Hearts Academy in Kaimuki, pushes to a first-place finish overall in the 2002 Hawaiian Electric Co. Electron Marathon at Ford Island. The tradition continues this year as student teams from 28 high schools compete in the Electron Marathon, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ford Island. With a budget of $3,000 to build the cars, teams are evaluated on written and oral presentations, workmanship and construction of their vehicles. The 11th annual race is billed as "The Final Lap," as this is the last year for the event.
Enjoy a St. Paddy's lunch, up on the roof
Have your parade and your corned beef, too, on a rooftop above Kalakaua Avenue.
The Waikiki Community Center is hosting a St. Patrick's Day luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, on the Moana Terrace of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The rooftop perch allows a clear view of the Friends of St. Patrick's Day Parade that starts at noon.
Executive Chef Brandon Mahoney (now there's an Irish name) offers a Bully Beef & Cabbage menu that includes Caesar salad, carrots, potatoes and bourbon bread. And if all that doesn't put you in the spirit, the Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawaii will perform.
Tickets are $22.50, sold only at the Waikiki Community Center and only through tomorrow. Call 923-1802 or visit the center, 310 Paoakalani Ave. between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Screw-cap wine tasting
The Wrath of Grapes wine club at Indigo Eurasian Cuisine offers a side-by-side tasting of screw-cap and cork-topped wines at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The wines will include the 2001 Plumpjack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cost is $20. Call 521-2900.
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Wonderful recipes wanted for cookbook
Wonder Bread is marking its 85th anniversary with a cookbook and is looking for recipes and stories to help celebrate.
Recipes must include all ingredients and step-by-step instructions, as well as the creator's name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Also include information about how the recipe was developed and its meaning to you.
Stories should explain personal experiences with Wonder Bread.
Deadline for entries is May 15. E-mail entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Wonder Recipe and Memory Search, Interstate Bakeries Corp., attention Susannah Brown, 12 East Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111.
The best will be featured in the Wonder Bread Cookbook, to be published by Ten Speed Press in 2007.
Chinatown tours cover shopping and eating
Walter Rhee of the University of Hawaii Food Science Department offers two Chinatown tours on Saturday:
A Cook's Tour of Honolulu Chinatown: Includes cooking tips and advice on selecting fresh meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits, sauces, herbs and spices. Sampling is included. The tour runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $15.
Honolulu's Best Unexplored Asian Restaurants: Learn where to go, what to eat and how to order, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $59.
E-mail email@example.com or call 391-1550 for meeting place. Tour fees must be paid in cash on meeting date.