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POSTED: Wednesday, December 02, 2009

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Whole Foods offers strategies

Whole Foods Market in Kahala Mall offers a variety of events throughout the month:

» All day Friday: Free “;scavenger hunt”; specifically targeted to students affected by Furlough Friday

» 1 p.m. Saturday: Free store tour on how to shop on a budget (repeats Dec. 12 and 19)

» Noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 13: Sample all-natural and organic turkeys and favorite seasonal side dishes

» 3 p.m. Dec. 16: Learn to shop for foods with high nutritional value

To sign up in advance, call 738-0820 or go to the market's customer service desk.

Learn about food and tea at library

Learn how to adopt healthy habits to enhance your life, starting with a cooking class at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Aina Haina Public Library.

“;Cooking with Natural Foods,”; a two-hour program by Naomi Homma and Karen Takane from the Mokichi Okada Association-Hawaii, will include how-to demonstrations on healthy cooking and the Japanese tea ceremony, followed by samplings of food and tea.

Admission is free. Call 377-2456.

Hearty meal paired with wine

Brasserie Du Vin will serve up “;Hearty Winter Fare”; Monday evening as part of its weekly three-course wine dinners.

The menu will feature a Salad of Braised Beef Tongue with Tomato Confit and Sherry Mustard Vinaigrette (paired with a Famege Vihno Verde, Portugal 2008), Grilled Sweetbreads, Sweet Corn Coulis, Pommes Gaufrette (Alamos Torrontes, Argentina, 2008) and Braised Oxtail on Winter Root Vegetables (Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti, Italy, 2006).

Cost is $49, and seating starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

The restaurant is at 1115 Bethel St., across from the Hawaii Theatre. Call 545-1115 or visit www.brasserieduvin.com.

Vino features Napa wines

Vintner Donald Patz from Patz & Hall, one of the top wineries in Napa Valley, Calif., will be making a special visit to Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar to lead a tasting.

Top wines to be sampled will be the new 2008 Chardonnay “;Sonoma Coast,”; a 2007 Chardonnay “;Napa Valley,”; 2006 Chardonnay “;Dutton Ranch,”; 2007 Pinot Noir “;Sonoma Coast”; and 2005 Pinot Noir “;Pisoni Vineyard.”;

The event will be take place at 6 p.m. Monday. Cost is $39. For reservations, call 533-4476 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

ETCETERA

LOOK » Get your Christmas fix on TV tonight. Tune in to “;Christmas in Rockefeller Center”; at 7 p.m. on NBC to see the New York Center tree get lit up in a ceremony that includes performances by Michael Buble, Alicia Keys and Shakira. Or get nostalgic with the 7 p.m. CBS presentation of ”;Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”;

LISTEN » Sing along at the 90-minute musical “;'Tis the Season”; performance at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at 402 Kapahulu Ave. tomorrow at 10 a.m. Call 733-8444.

DO » Spend $40 at the Disney Store before Dec. 10 and receive a card for a free admission to the movie “;The Princess and the Frog.”;