Lutheran school raises scholarship money
The theme of "Taste, Bid, Support a Kid" pretty much covers the point of Our Savior Lutheran School's fifth annual "An Evening in Aiea."
The April 19 event offers tastings of items from several local restaurants and a silent auction, all to benefit student scholarships.
Participating restaurants include Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Gordon Biersch, Thai Kitchen, Da Spot, Pastry House and SWAM (Shiroma's Wine And More).
Entertainment is included, too: the R&B vocals of Annette Alcos Oasay and Saffiah. A Kids Zone will include a video arcade, big-screen movie showing and craft projects.
It all takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the school, off Moanalua Road in Aiea (across from Toys R Us).
Tickets are $50; $25 for the Kids Zone. Call 488-0000 or visit www.eveninginaiea.com.
Help clean beach and win prizes
Grab a trash bag and compete for prizes while cleaning Ala Moana Beach Park.
The first annual "Bikini beach Clean Up" kicks off on Sunday at 10 a.m., with pre-ceremonies followed by the trash collecting competition at 11:30 a.m.
First-, second- and third-place teams with the most filled trash bags will be awarded prizes from BayIV, Glaceau (vitamin water and vitamin energy) and the Brazilian Show Room.
Call Paul Fisher at 366-1680 of James Bishop at 351-2559 or visit www.948buzz.com.
Drop off household trash, help school
Turn trash into cash by recycling waste and old household items at the fourth annual "Wahiawa Clean Up" on April 12.
Bring scrap metal (no televisions or microwaves), appliances, auto parts, bicycles, newspaper, cardboard, beverage containers (plastic, glass, aluminum), old tires (one load per household), green waste, cell phones, printer cartridges, used eyeglasses, telephone books and vehicle batteries to the Leilehua High School parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the high school. To arrange curbside pick-up, call Rene Mansho at 306-1876 or Richard Townsend at 741-2148.
Aids Walk aims to top $200,000
Last year the Honolulu AIDS Walk raised more than $175,000. This year's goal is to raise more than $200,000 on
The walk around Kapiolani Park begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by entertainment and a health fair.
Participants may form teams and create a team Web page to promote their fundraising efforts. Individuals and teams can register at www.honoluluaidswalk.org; pick up a registration packet at Starbucks or Kaiser Permanente, or call 521-AIDS.
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The Spam dog is served with kim chee and a Thousand Island-type secret sauce.
Spam hot dog for sale at Iolani Fair
What's left for a hot-dog man, once he's made sausages of duck, veal, lobster, rabbit, buffalo and foie gras?
Well, there's Spam.
Henry Adaniya, proprietor of Hank's Haute Dogs in Kakaako, so desired a Spam dog -- for iconic reasons, if nothing else -- that he spent more than three months figuring out how to make one.
The hard part was getting the meat to hold together. Although we think of Spam as a solid mass, it fell apart in sausage form, Adaniya says. He ended up combining it with ground pork.
The Spam dog was introduced yesterday but won't be on the regular menu. Adaniya says it'll be a specialty that he'll trot out for events, such as the Iolani Fair on April 18. Call 532-4265.
Wine-tasting helps school
Saint Louis School hosts its annual wine-tasting, "The Grape Escape," from 6 to 10 p.m. April 12 at the athletic complex.
Wines offered for sampling will run from the moderately priced to bottles valued in the hundreds. Pupus will be served, and silent and live auctions will take place, along with entertainment.
A sampling of the menu: Prosciutto-Wrapped Short Ribs from 3660 on the Rise, Kalua-Smoked Kurobuta Belly from the Willows, Grand Cru Chocolate Savarin from Elua, Braised Short Ribs on Wasabi Mashed Potatoes from Hula Grill, Marinated Silverton Sirloin Steak from Outback Steak House, Pan-Seared Kona Kampachi Hukilau from Ocean House.
Tickets are $100; $2,500 for a premium table for 10. Proceeds benefit the Saint Louis capital improvements campaign. Call 739-4862.
Eat up at East Oahu event
East Oahu chefs -- and a few from farther east -- join together for the benefit event "Taste of East Oahu," 6 to 9 p.m. April 19 at Calvary by the Sea Church.
Chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Bill Bruhl, of Roy's and BluWater Grill, both in Hawaii Kai, will be featured alongside Chai Chaowasaree of Chai's Island Bistro in Aloha Tower, Stefano Cianfrini of Sabrina's in Kaimuki and caterer Peter Foster of Memoirs.
Entertainment will be by Jon Osorio and Stephen Brown, the Swingin' Tradewinds Jass Band and soprano Rosanna Perch.
Tickets are $50; reserved tables are $650 and $1,000. Proceeds benefit the Angel Network, and Calvary by the Sea's preschool and youth programs. Call 377-5477 or 551-3117 or visit www.tasteofeastoahu.org.
Kona Brewing shares wealth
The Volstead Act, popularly known as Prohibition, came to a formal end with the ratification of the 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933. Kona Brewing Co., however, has chosen a different date to celebrate as the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the end of temperance rule in the United States.
April 7, 1933, the brewery notes, is when President Franklin Roosevelt invited beer back into the White House, just after the Volstead Act was modified by Congress to allow a brew with 3.2 percent alcohol to be sold once again.
And so on Monday, Kona Brewing joins breweries nationwide in marking the occasion by tapping its seasonal limited-release Wailua Wheat Ale. From 5 p.m. to closing, $1 from every pint of beer sold at the Koko Marina pub (394-5662) will go to the Hanauma Bay Education Program. At Kona Brewing in Kona ((808) 334-2739), the dollar goes to the group Full Life.