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POSTED: Wednesday, March 03, 2010

LOOK » The free Oahu Primetime Wellness Fair runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Neal Blaisdell Center. The event includes free health screenings.

LISTEN » Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawaii will perform at the Hawaii State Art Museum's free “;Live from the Lawn”; concert series at 6 p.m. Friday.

DO » Hokulani Elementary School, 2940 Kamakini St., is hosting its annual Spring Fling from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow with ponies, bouncers, food and games. Call the school at 733-4789.


Events promote colorful eating

March is Colorectal Cancer Month, and the American Cancer Society says that eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk.

To promote healthful eating, Castle Medical Center, Kapiolani Women's Center and Queen's Medical Center are offering free “;Eat a Rainbow”; cooking demonstrations throughout the month. Space is limited, so register early.

The schedule:

» Castle Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Center: 6 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 11 and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 18. Call 263-5400 or visit

» Kapiolani Women's Center: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 3 p.m. March 13 and 10 to 11 a.m. March 27. Call 535-7000 or visit

» Queen's Women's Health Center: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 537-7117.


Dinner to benefit Kailua High

The Friends of Kailua High and Luana Hills Country Club have teamed up to create the first of what they hope will be an annual Kailua High School fundraiser, scheduled for March 12.

This dining event features the kitchen wizardry of 1994 graduate Jay Matsukawa, executive chef at the Willows. Included on the menu: Seared Diver Sea Scallop with Apple Wood Smoked Bacon Beurre Blanc, and Hoisin & Ginger Glazed Duck Breast with Shiitake Mushroom Slaw.

Cost is $45. Call 952-6990.


Partake in and learn about teatime

Join Tracey Lisch for a casual teatime seminar at A Cup of Tea in Kailua, scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. next Wednesday.

Lisch will talk about varieties of tea and the origins behind the afternoon tea tradition. A traditional afternoon tea tray with assorted sandwiches, desserts and scones will also be served.

Cost is $19.95. A Cup of Tea is located at 407 Uluniu St. Call 230-8832 or visit


Special wine and food events

» Inspired by a trip to French Polynesia, chef George Mavrothalassitis is offering a “;Back from Bora Bora”; three-course menu at Chef Mavro through March 20. The first course (pictured) is Mavro's version of Poisson Cru, Tahiti's coconut-flavored national dish, made with bigeye ahi; his second course is pineapple-glazed pork; and third is a baked taro pudding with banana ice cream. Also included are Chef Mavro's extras of pre-appetizer, pre-dessert and handcrafted candies. Cost is $59. Call 944-4714 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

» The inaugural “;Symposia: A Celebration of Wine,”; presenting selections from 12 California and Australian wineries, will be held at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, 6 to 10 p.m. March 13. Kahala's executive chef, Wayne Hirabayashi, will prepare spring-inspired dishes, and cigar connoisseur Michael Herklots of Davidoff will be on hand beachside to showcase fine cigars. Cost is $50. Call 739-8760 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

» Chef Hiroshi Fukui of Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas in Restaurant Row presents a Contemporary Kaiseki dinner March 16. The nine-course meal includes Shrimp Panna Cotta, Kim Chee Miso-Torched Japanese Tako & Mongo Squid, Gingered Tarragon Soup, Pepper-Seared Ahi, Big Island Butterfish Tempura, Slow-Cooked Kurobuta Pork Belly, Sous Vide & Grilled Maui Cattle Strip Loin, Chef-Caught Teriyaki-Style Mahimahi Chazuke and Anpan & Manju. Cost is $75, $100 with wine pairings. Call 533-4476.