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School fires up its fund-raising imu
Kailua Elementary is digging an imu and offering space in it to anyone hungry for a luau-flavored meal.
Food goes into the imu on Feb. 23 and emerges the next day. Students, faculty and parents will tend the smoky underground oven through the night to raise money for a fourth-grade Hawaiian studies excursion.
Cost is $10 per tray of food. Pack thawed seasoned pork, turkey, sweet potatoes, taro, luau leaves, etc., in a large disposable aluminum baking tray and seal it in foil. Weight limit is 25 pounds.
Drop-off is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the imu, which will be near the school's parking lot. Pick-up is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24.
Mail-in deadline for reservations is Feb. 16. Make checks payable to Kailua Elementary School, and mail to the school, 315 Kuulei Road, Kailua 96734. Include your telephone number. Write IMU in the lower left corner of the envelope and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your confirmation ticket and number.
Call Todd Hendricks, 728-7389, or Daniel Haiola, 428-1888.
Alpha Gamma Delta sponsors wine tasting
The Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta is hosting its annual Grape Escape, a wine tasting and silent auction, 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Gentry Pacific Center's Matters of Taste Cafe.
The event, a benefit for the American Diabetes Association-Hawaii Chapter and the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, features a pupus menu that includes Chocolate Beef with Port Wine Sauce, Almond-Crusted Brie and Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Onion Marmalade.
Wine -- of course -- and a wine glass are included.
Tickets are $45, $20 of which is tax deductible. Call 957-9404 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Gamma Delta is a women's social sorority that has the only national sorority undergraduate chapter at the University of Hawaii.
Gentry Pacific is on Nimitz Highway across from Sam Choy's Breakfast Lunch and Crab. Directions and other information may be found at www.alphagamhawaii.net/grapeescape.
Workshop explores macrobiotic cooking
A workshop on macrobiotic cooking, "A Whole Foods Approach to Health and Well-being," will be held at the Green House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Kathy Maddox, personal chef and macrobiotic cooking instructor, will lead this hands-on workshop on preparing a Valentine's Day meal that participants can eat afterward.
Cost is $25, which includes a booklet of recipes and handy tips will also be provided. Class size is limited to 10.
Registration required, call 524-8427 or e-mail email@example.com. The Green House is at 224 Pakohana St. in Palolo.