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Movies opening Friday:
"Feast of Love": Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear and Radha Mitchell star in a story of intertwining life, love and attraction in a small Oregon community. (R)
"The Game Plan": A pro quarterback (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) must learn to juggle his party-and-practice lifestyle with ballet, bedtime stories and dolls when the 8-year-old daughter he never knew existed shows up at his door. (PG)
"The Kingdom": An elite U.S counter-terrorism team investigates a deadly attack on an American housing compound in Saudi Arabia. Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner star. (R)
"Memories of Tomorrow": Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe produced and stars in the award-winning Japanese film about a manager of a high-profile ad agency whose life is altered when he starts showing the early stage of Alzheimer's at the age of 49. (NR)
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COURTESY MEADOW GOLD
Healthy Baby Dream Takemoto with her parents, Cher and Blayne Takemoto.
Healthy Baby winner lives dream of the littlest pageant princess
Her first name turned out to be quite appropriate, as little Dream Takemoto won the title of Meadow Gold Healthy Baby of Oahu. At 18 months of age, she might be a little young to yearn for a pageant crown, but the win is likely a dream come true for her parents, Cher and Blayne Takemoto of Waipahu.
Dream is now officially the 54th healthiest, happiest baby in town.
More than 400 toddlers, ages 18 to 30 months, competed for the title in two preliminary rounds at Pearlridge and Ala Moana centers. Fifty finalists competed for the title Saturday at Ala Moana CenterStage.
They were judged on appearance, healthiness and personality. Dream won a $2,500 U.S. savings bond.
Runners-up: Kadin Hideki Watanabe, second place; Kylie Villalobos, third; Ivy Critchlow, fourth; and Zoe Mei Hien Yee, fifth.
Visit www.lanimoo.com for a list of all 50 finalists.
Library features classical music
This month is Classical Music Month, and in observance the Aloha Woodwind Quintet is offering a free concert featuring chamber music of Beethoven, Debussy, Mozart and others.
The one-hour concert will be held at noon Saturday at the Hawaii State Library, Hawaii and Pacific Reading Room. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii.
If a sign language interpreter or for other special accommodations are needed, call 586-3520 as soon as possible.
Egyptian items for sale at auction
If it has always been your goal to do your home over in early Egyptian, take note of the Egyptian Treasures & Furniture Auction, a benefit for the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), Saturday at the Blaisdell Center Pikake Room.
A preview begins at 8:30 a.m., with the auction taking place at 10:30 a.m.
Among the imported items on the block: jewelry boxes, settees, dressers, ottomans, carved mirrors and frames, statues, lamps, commodes, display cases, phone tables, vases, room dividers, wall decorations, corner stands and accent pieces. Call 371-2326.
Also, HIFF is looking for volunteer managers to help with its fall festival Oct. 18 to 28.
Each new manager/captain will attend training sessions with veteran managers and HIFF staff in the areas of theater operations, member relations, delegate and guest hospitality. Volunteer managers will be expected to work a third of the festival, or approximately eight out of 24 shifts.
The rest of the time, they will be free to attend the festival's films and special events, and will receive vouchers for guests and a gift bag.
To apply, send a résumé to the festival's office at 680 Iwilei Road, Suite 200, Honolulu 96817, and contact Michael Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.
The festival is also looking for interpreters in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese. E-mail Cathy Yasuda at email@example.com.
Or call 528-3456.
Panache Pageant open to both sexes
The Jewel of the Galaxy and National Showgirl Goddess crowns will be up for grabs this weekend on Maui -- along with the title of Mr. Galaxy Pacific.
The Ultimate Panache Pageant takes place at 6 p.m. Sunday at Iao Theatre, featuring "female illusionists and gorgeous divine men" from all islands.
The contestants will compete in divisions for hairdo, couture creations, talent and "Under the Sea" theme costumes.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30. Call (808) 875-4244.
A pre-pageant party takes place at 11 p.m. Friday at Manana Garage; an after-pageant party will be held at the same site. No cover for those with pageant ticket stubs. Visit www.thedynastycollection.com.