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Kids can win cash prizes in ornament contest

Kids, help us trim our pages with the holiday spirit. It’s time for our annual Keiki Kalikimaka drawing contest. Design an ornament and you’ll have a chance at our prizes of $100, $75 and $25 cash. We’ll select a daily finalist, to be printed on Page 1 of the section beginning Nov. 26. On Christmas we’ll run all 29 finalists and announce the randomly chosen winners.

The contest is open to kids up to age 12. All entries must be between 5 and 8 inches wide. No 3-D entries (don’t glue on any objects). We must receive your drawing in the mail — no faxes or e-mails. Ornaments cannot be returned. Attach the entry form at left. The last day to enter is Dec. 20.

Church hosts chocolate feast

The Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua will once again partner up with Family Promise of Hawaii for the eighth annual Chocolate Extravaganza. It’s an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet — complete with chocolate fountain — and silent auction.

Family Promise works with more than 65 interfaith congregations and 1,500 volunteers to shelter, feed and support homeless families.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the church on 780 Keolu Drive. Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the door, with children 6 and under free. Call 262-4548 or visit

Center giving out 62 free turkeys

Market City Shopping Center continues its Thanksgiving tradition of giving away free turkeys.

To enter to win one of 62 complimentary birds, visit any participating merchant and fill out a form through Tuesday. Names will be drawn randomly, and winners will be notified by phone. Call 734-0282.

Cook Asian style and hit food tours

Walter Rhee offers a new lineup of cooking classes and Chinatown tours this month. Register for both at or call 391-1550.

Classes run 3 to 5:30 p.m. and are held at Palama Market Dillingham. Cost is $80.

» Kim chee & Related Dishes (Saturday): Learn to make kim chee from scratch, plus an array of kim chee dishes.

» Secrets of Japanese Cooking (Nov. 20): Make sauteed, fried, steamed, simmered and broiled dishes.

» Ultrafast Meals in 19 Minutes or Less (Nov. 27): Simple Asian meals in a jiffy, including broiled chicken wings in Singapore sauce, moo shu pork, Pad Thai, Oriental steak, Peking chicken, shrimp and eggs, Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce and ma po tofu.

» Cook’s Tour of Chinatown ($40, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 and 27): Explore Honolulu’s Chinatown — look at, smell and taste food samples.

» Taste of Chinatown Eateries Tour ($80, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 and 27): What to eat, where to go and how to tell a good place with samples of Asian foods found in Honolulu’s Chinatown.

Enjoy ono grinds at Waimea paina

Waimea Valley park presents its second annual poi supper, "Mai na Kupuna Mai i ka Pa’ina o Waimea," 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

The event is described as a "backyard paina" to celebrate the prosperity of the Hawaiian harvest and features a menu of lomilomi salmon, squid luau, mini laulau, grilled island fish with luau cream sauce, kalua pig, chicken long rice, hapa rice, sliced Okinawan sweet potato, haupia and poi.

There will be hula, plus a screening of Edgy Lee’s 2005 documentary "The Hawaiians: Reflecting Spirit."

Space limited and reservations required. Cost is $60, $55 military and kamaaina. The park is located at 59-864 Kamehameha Highway. Call 638-7766.


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