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Thursday, June 5, 1997

Silent art auction, concert and dancing: Kim Char Meredith, Matt Yee, Don Conover and the Honolulu Men's and Women's chorus will entertain, 7 p.m. June 7, Ala Moana Hotel. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. Dancing from 9 to 11 p.m.; auction 6 to 11 p.m. Proceeds go to the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Cost: $35 (includes dinner). Purchase tickets at 951-7000 by June 3.

Sock hop: 6 to 9 p.m., June 22, Manoa Valley Theatre. Radio station KGMZ 107.9 is sponsoring the fundraiser to help promote the final show of the theatre's season, "Prom Queens Unchained," and to increase the awareness of the theatre. The sock hop, will follow a preview performance of the show at 4 p.m. There will be punch and cookies, and 50's music with costume and dance contests, and orginal "Poi Boy" Tom Moffatt as disc jockey. Tickets: $30. Pupus, wine and beer available at additional cost. Tickets at 988-6131.

"Relay for Life": Ten-member teams needed for the HMSA-sponsored benefit for the American Cancer Society. Teams will take turns walking, running, dancing (or any other forward motion) around a track to collect a minimum goal of $1,000 per team. Entertainment includes Nohelani Cypriano and her mother Leina'ala Simerson, Nalani Olds, Jesse Rivera, "TSB," Down South Connection and performers from "Legends in Concert." There also will be free health screenings, free on-site testings for cholesterol, diabetes and body fat percentages, visits by McGruff and magician Alan Arita, children's games, craft booths, bingo, line dancing, hula aerobics, door prizes and snacks. Roberts Hawaii will provide free shuttle transportation to and from several satellite parking lots to and from Kapiolani Park. From 7 p.m. June 28 to 7 a.m. June 29, Kapiolani Park. Register at 595-7544, extension 303.

Relays will also be held on Maui from June 21-22, War Memorial Station, call 1-808-244-5553; Big Island from June 21-22, Hilo High School Track and Field, call 1-808-935-9763; and at the Old Kona Airport Soccer Field, call 1-808-334-0442.

"Somewhere In Time": Girl Scouts of Hawaii accepting items for their antique, art and treasures auction, July 19. To donate items, call Debbie Jackson at 595-8400, extension 212. A preview of auctioned items will be held from noon to 6 p.m. July 18 and 4 to 5 p.m. July 19 at the historic Girl Scout Hale in Nuuanu Valley. Silent auction will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 19, entertainment will follow from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and live auction 7 to 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the outreach efforts of Girl Scouting in Hawaii. Admission: $10 per person.

Chili cookoff: Looking for teams for the 13th Annual Compadres South Pacific Chili Cookoff, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14, Victoria Ward Parking Lot, behind KHON-TV. Team entry fee: $100. Proceeds go toward various Hawaii charities. Entry forms available at 591-8307.

"Wok For the Cure": Receive a free first dinner course at eight participating restaurants when purchasing a "Wok for the Cure" card for $88. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation-Hawaii Chapter. Participating restaurants and their "free" dishes are: Sam Choy's Diamond Head Restaurant, fried poke salad; Dynasty, medley of roast duck, pork tenderloin and shoyu chicken; Eastern Garden, imperial scallop soup; Golden Dragon, chicken-black mushroom pot stickers; Hee Hing, Chinese sashimi salad; Legends Seafood, fresh shrimp with fruit; Panda Cuisine, minced port, Chinese sausage on lettuce pockets; and Royal Garden, fried scallop on Chinese taro. Limited to parties of up to eight people. Cards valid through Jan. 27, 1998. Order cards at 531-5698 or send a check for $88 per card payable to: JDF/WOK, 733 Bishop St., Suite 2090, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

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