The Foothill Red Robin restaurant will give away Child ID Kits to families, while supplies last, Thursday through Sunday. In addition, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of its sales from every kids' meal ordered off the Kids' Menu during the event.

Child ID Kits are a simple yet effective method in helping parents and guardians maintain a current photograph and other descriptive details about their children. This information can be one of the most important tools for law enforcement to use in the recovery of a missing child.

The Dinner A'Fare real preparation center in Layton is hosting a tasting event Thursday between 4-7 p.m. Dishes from this month's menu will be available for sample, and those who buy an entree, dessert or side dish will get one free (801-728-3900 or [email protected]).

"101 Things to Do With Gelatin" author Jennifer Grillone will do a cooking demonstration at the Utah State Fair's Home Arts building at 1 p.m. Friday. She and co-author Melissa Barlow also will be at the Sugar House Barnes and Noble, 1104 E. 2100 South, Friday at 7 p.m. This is the newest installment in the Gibbs Smith "101" series.

Sunflower Farmers Market opens today at 1357 S. Main in Orem, adjacent to University Mall. The celebration includes food, fun and prize giveaways. From 11 a.m.-6 p.m., the grill will sizzle with free samples of all-natural Harris Ranch beef.

Guests also can enjoy chair massages from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The store will give away 10,000 free reusable bags during the first days of business (limit two per person). Customers will receive a 10-cent discount for every reusable bag brought back to the store for future purchases.

Sunflower, founded in 2002, currently operates stores in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and now Utah. The company offers a full-service farmers' market-style grocery store with natural and organic products (

Market Street restaurants are hosting their annual Shrimp Festival through October. More than 200,000 pounds of shrimp are served annually at the restaurants, which are owned by Gastronomy Inc. Chefs have created dishes for the festival, including Baked Shrimp Scampi with Garlic Toast, Cajun Fried Rock Shrimp, Buffalo Shrimp with Crab Slaw, Fried Coconut Shrimp with Jalapeno Jelly and Grilled Alaska Halibut with Broiled Shrimp.

Cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp are available for pickup at the company's fresh fish markets. Cooks can also get free recipes at the fish markets or online at

Submit announcements to Valerie Phillips, food editor, Deseret News, 30 E. 100 South, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110 or [email protected].