Film on autistic pro surfer screens on Maui
A young professional surfer with exceptional gifts and challenges is the subject of a new surfing documentary from Quiksilver. "Just Add Water" features Clay Marzo, a 19-year-old Maui resident with an aptitude for tube riding and aerial maneuvers.
Marzo, however, also has Asperger's Syndrome, a type of autism that makes certain social or controlled situations difficult for him. Sometimes those occasions include important surf contests.
"Just Add Water" will screen at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului at 8 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. It's the only screening in Hawaii, but the film begins playing in theaters nationwide this month, and DVDs go on sale in surf shops beginning Oct. 1.
View the trailer at www.quiksilver.com/justaddwater.
Hall of Fame gets 11 new members
The Hawaii Restaurant Association is inducting 11 chefs and restaurateurs into its Hall of Fame at its "Chefs of Aloha" dinner Sept. 15.
The late chef will be inducted into the Hall of Fame
All made their names in the food service industry before 1970: Eddie Flores of L&L Drive-Inn; Marian Harada of Harada Enterprises, Marian's and Dot's Drive-Inn; Paul Mann of Korner Pocket Bar & Grill; Michel Martin of Chez Michel; Shiro Matsuo of Shiro's saimin restaurants; Denjiro Ota of Tip Top Cafe; Chuck Rolles of Chuck's Steak House; Buzz Schneider of Buzz's Steak House; Roy Shimonishi of Hungry Lion; Maurice Sullivan of McDonald's; and Robert Taira of King's Bakery.
The dinner will begin at 6 p.m., featuring food stations hosted by Hank Adaniya of Hank's Haute Dogs, Chai Chaowasaree of Chai's Island Bistro, Andy Degamo of Morton's the Steakhouse, Mark Ellman of Mala Ocean Tavern, D.K. Kodama of Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Sean Priester of Top of Waikiki, Kelvin Ro of Diamond Head Market & Grill and Khamtan Tanhchaleun of the Hawaii Prince Hotel.
Tickets are $200; tables for 10 are $1,500 and $3,000. Proceeds go toward scholarships for culinary students. Call 944-9105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church to host macrobiotic dinner
This month's Macrobiotic Community Dinner will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.
Chef Leslie Ashburn's menu: Summer Vegetable Soup, Quinoa with Red Lentils, Arame in Apple Juice with Tahini Sauce, Cucumber Shiso Pickles, Mohala Farm Kale and Collard Greens. Cost is $12.
Dessert of Lemon Pudding with Spice Cookies is an additional $3.50.
Reservations required; call 398-2695 or e-mail email@example.com.