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A watermelon-eating contest is part of Saturday's festival.
Island Fresh Festival celebrates healthy eating
Celebrate the world of fruits and veggies and all they can do for you at Saturday's Island Fresh Festival.
HMSA sponsors a farmers market of local produce, cooking demonstrations, a watermelon-eating contest and other activities aimed at healthy eating, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kakaako Gateway Park. Admission is free.
Also included: food and health information booths, entertainment, a keiki pavilion and the TumbleBus. The Pacific Handcrafters Guild craft fair takes place at the same time.
Cooking demonstrations will be held by Frank Chun of Xpress Chefs, Angie Koclanes of Umeke Market Natural Foods & Deli, Jiva Segaran of India Café, Teddy Wells of Tropical Smoothie Café and Rebecca Robison of 'Licious Dishes.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lanakila's Meals on Wheels program. Call 948-6883.
KCC food event features Big Isle
Big Island seafood, produce and protein will be showcased next week, at two events at Kapiolani Community College.
Guest chef Faith Ogawa, a caterer on the Big Island, will host a free cooking demonstration at noon next Wednesday, preparing Seafood Flan with Hamakua Pepeiao Mushrooms, Big Island Green Tea Consomme, Kampachi Carpaccio and Seared Hirabara Baby Romaine with Roast Big Island Beef Tenderloin. Samples will be served.
Then on Oct. 5, Ogawa will be featured at the annual Ho'okipa dinner at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a benefit for KCC's culinary program. She'll create an appetizer display of products donated by Big Island farmers.
Ho'okipa tickets are $100. Call 734-9544.
National toast honors beer icon
The world of beer pays tribute to Michael Jackson -- not the pop star, the beer aficionado -- in a national memorial toast on Sunday.
Jackson, author of "The World Guide to Beer," died Aug. 30 at age 65.
He'll be remembered locally from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The Willows, 901 Hausten St.
Free pupus will be served and beer will be offered at a discount.
Proceeds from a raffle will be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation in Jackson's memory.
Call 271-9701. For more on the national toast visit michaeljacksonthebeerhunter.blogspot.com.
Yoga gets sweet at Halekulani
They say chocolate can be good for you, and they say yoga can be good for you, so the Halekulani resort combines the two in workshops next week.
Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, and David Romanelli, mind-body expert for Yahoo and co-founder of At One Yoga studios in Arizona, integrate the principals of their areas of expertise and pair it all with wine.
The goal, according to the event literature: "enhancing the senses in a medicinal capacity and raising mental and emotional awareness of the present moment."
A "Yoga + Chocolate" session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 6, followed on Oct. 7 by "Walk the Chocolate Covered Path to Enlightenment" from 1 to 3 p.m., and "Yoga + Chocolate + Wine Exploration" from 6 to 7 p.m.
Cost is $75 per session or $150 for all three. Call 931-5010.
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'Island Insights' looks at WWII
In conjunction with the airing of Ken Burns' seven-part film of "The War," PBS's "Island Insights" will focus on the impact the war had on the islands.
Host Dan Boylan will lead a discussion with veterans Ted Tsukiyama and Domingo Los Banos, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Questions are welcomed but must be sent in advance by calling 973-1000 or e-mailing insights@ pbshawaii.org.
To share war stories and perspectives, connect to www.pbshawaii.org.