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Time for a luau
St. John Vianney School is holding its first benefit luau, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at the school, with Hawaiian food, entertainment, a country store and silent auction.
Tickets are $20; $3 keiki; available at the school office. Call 261-4651.
A week of wines
The Kona Village Resort is hosting a week of wine tasting beginning May 21, with master sommelier Brian Cronin of Gary Danko Restaurant in San Francisco.
Hanzell Vineyards of Sonoma Valley and Swanson Vineyards of Napa Valley will be featured. Events include a sparkling-wine tasting, Paniolo Dinner and Show, vertical tastings of chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon, and luau and cooking demonstrations.
Package prices including accommodations begin at $4,405. Call (800) 367-5290.
Grant Sato's cooking fundamentals classes continue at Kapiolani Community College.
"Breakfast Cookery" is on Saturday and "Roasting" on May 12. Classes are 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $60 per class. Call 734-9211.
Sweeeet! Fest seeks recipes for pineapple
Entries are being accepted for the Second Annual Pineapple Recipe Contest, to be held at the Wahiawa Pineapple Festival May 26.
Entry categories are for baked goods and main dishes. The dessert category includes the sub-groups of breads, cakes, cookies, pies and bars.
Recipes must include at least half a cup of fresh or canned pineapple. Deadline for submissions is May 10.
Contestants must bring their entries to the festival at Wahiawa District Park for judging on taste, texture and appearance.
Winners will be announced that day. A total of $500 in prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 recipes in each category; all the entries will be collected in a booklet.
Send recipes by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Rose Saito, Cooperative Extension Service, 910 California Ave., Wahiawa, HI 96786. Call 622-4185.
The festival will feature pineapple-themed creations by chefs Alan Wong, Roy Yamaguchi, Fred DeAngelo and Elmer Guzman, as well as pineapple dishes from Leeward Community College culinary students.
For questions about the Wahiawa Pineapple Festival, see www.HawaiiPineappleFestival.com, call 227-8229 or e-mail email@example.com.