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POSTED: Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Whole Foods lines up classes

Whole Foods is offering free in-store classes and tours. Among them:

» Foods for Active Bodies, 6 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 20 and 27. A store tour offers tips for foods that provide lots of energy.

» Keiki in the Kitchen, 11 a.m. Saturday. Class for ages 5 to 12 focuses on healthy meals.

» Whole Foods Market Value Tours, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 and 29. How to shop Whole Foods on a budget.

» Cooking with Local Flavor, 6 p.m. Aug. 20. How to incorporate local ingredients into fresh, tasty dishes.

» This is What Summer Tastes Like, 4 p.m. Aug. 25. Samplings of products from local vendors. Get to know the people behind the food.

» Healthy Choices and You, 3 p.m. Aug. 26. Shopping for diabetics.

Food drive touts drawing for iPod

U.S. Army Recruiting is partnering with Leilehua and Radford high schools to hold a food drive for Hawaii Foodbank at the Military Freedom Bowl Friday at Leilehua.

The Army will hold a drawing for an iPod for those who donate two of the top food items needed by the food bank. Those items are canned meats, tuna, soup, vegetables and fruits. Call 541-1627.

Burgundy wines focus of tasting

Learn about the wines of Burgundy at “;Winetasting with Chuck,”; 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at Vino Italian Wine & Spirits at Restaurant Row.

The lineup: 2004 Domaine LaRoche Chablis Grand Cru “;Les Blanchots,”; 2004 Philippe Colin St. Aubin Premier Cru “;Les Combes,”; 2004 Robert Denogent St. Veran “;Les Pommards Vieilles Vignes,”; 2007 Jean Thevenet Morgon “;Vieilles Vignes”; and 2006 Aubert de Villaine Mercurey “;Les Montots.”;

Cost is $36. Reservations required; call 533-4476.

Kaiser menus will list calories

Kaiser Permanente will begin offering caloric and nutritional information on its hospital cafeteria menus.

A study that included five Kaiser cafeterias concluded that posting the information changes patrons' food selections. To learn more, visit www.kp.org/communitybenefit.


Tip a cop to aid Special Olympics

About 100 police officers will be donating their time for Special Olympics Hawaii's annual Tip a Cop fundraiser tomorrow and Friday at participating Ward Centers restaurants.

The officers will wait on diners at such eateries as Big City Diner, Buca di Beppo, Dave & Buster's, Kincaid's, Kanpai Bar & Grill, Old Spaghetti Factory, Ryan's Grill and Sushi Masa.

Customers can reward their officer-servers with tips that will go toward Special Olympics Hawaii's Aukake Classic, an Olympic-style competition on Aug. 22 and 23. Tip a Cop raised more than $15,000 last year for the organization's programs.

Hours for Tip a Cop are 6 to 9 p.m., except at Big City Diner, where it starts at 7 a.m.

Dining events on neighbor islands

» The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island is offering an Argentine Summer BBQ at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Wines to be featured include Crios Rose of Malbec, Crios Torrontes, Luca Chardonnay, BenMarco Malbec, Tikal “;Patriota”; Bonarda/Malbec Blend and Susana Balbo Malbec.

Food will be provided by chefs George Gomes Jr. of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Matt Zubrod of Monette's Restaurant.

Cost is $95. Call 822-5810.

» Hotel Hana Maui presents “;2009 Heinz Weekend,”; featuring several wine-pairing events with Kathleen Heitz-Myers.

“;Heinz on the Beach,”; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 29, spotlights summery Sauvignon Blanc and Grignolino Rose paired with grilled offerings. A la carte pricing starts at $9.

At 7 p.m. a five-course dinner features cuisine by chef Robert McCormick includes pairings such as Pacific blue prawns and Grignolino Rose 2008 and miso sablefish marinated in sake with Chardonnay 2007. Cost is $150.

On Aug. 30 a vertical tasting will be held, accompanied with cheese, salumi and pastries, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at $80.

Call 270-3285.


Filter fans can meet the band

Fans of the alternative band Filter can meet the group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe tomorrow, before catching the group in concert Friday at Bayfest.

There is a suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Hawaii Cultural Capital Coalition, a group that strives to protect native Hawaiian culture and heritage.

For more information, call 955-7383.

Ward offers fundraising plan

Nonprofit organization or school groups looking for ways to make money can participate in Ward Centre's “;Festival of Giving,”; a three-day shopping event that allows groups to keep 100 percent of ticket proceeds.

“;Festival of Giving”; will be held from Nov. 6 to 8. Groups will sell $10 tickets that give shoppers exclusive discounts from participating stores and restaurants in the Ward complex.

The ticket also gets the buyers free gift-wrapping, enter-to-win shopping sprees and other festivities.

Last year, 75 groups raised $96,830.

Groups should attend the 10:30 a.m. meeting on Aug. 25.

To register, call Heidi Kuia at 591-8411.

LOOK » If you'll be on the Big Island, the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo has begun running a 20-minute keiki planetarium show called “;Sesame Street's One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure”; every Saturday at 10 a.m.

LISTEN » “;See It All”; by Fink (www.myspace.com/finkmusic)

DO » Improv group On the Spot returns in “;OTS: The Musical,”; 7:30 p.m. today at The Actors' Group, 1116 Smith St. Tickets are $10.