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Thursday, December 12, 1996

Auto Donation Roundup: Oahu residents may donate their vehicles and take a tax deduction for a charitable contribution to the American Lung Association of Hawaii, Saturday.

Automobiles, motorcycles, mopeds and boats with a clear title, safety inspection and current registration may be donated. Drivers will receive a ride home and a complimentary lunch. Call Tim Pfister at 537-5966 ext. 304.

“Let’s Dance!” Christmas Ball: With the Willie Barton Orchestra, Jan Brenner, Al Waterson, Pam Kimura and George Chun, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Mauna Kea Ballroom, Hawaii Prince Hotel. Tickets $15. Call 944-4494 or 956-1111 ext. 52. Benefits the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii.

Dinner: Dick and Monene Bradley, owners of Sunset Grill, host a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Honolulu, Monday at Restaurant Row. Diamond Head Theatre’s youth choral group Shooting Stars will perform, and diners have the chance to win a trip for two to Bradley Farms in Napa Valley. Reservations available from 4 p.m. Call 521-4409.

Fantasies in Chocolate: Gift-wrapped tickets for a day of indulgence with truffles, pies and other sweets may be ordered by mail until Dec. 20. Sample delicacies donated by restaurants, bakeries and specialty shops 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, a benefit for the Hawaiian Humane Society. Admission is $25 or $55, including brunch, an exclusive hour of tasting and an appearance by chocolatier Alice Medrich, author of “Chocolate and Low-Fat Desserts” and “Cocolat -- Extraordinary Chocolate Desserts.” Tickets may be picked up at the Society through Dec. 24. Call 946-2187 ext. 213.

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