Benefits & Fairs
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Thursday, September 4, 1997

"Zoofari '97: Crocodile Rock": Honolulu Zoological Society's annual fundraiser, 5:30-10 p.m. Sept. 13, Honolulu Zoo. "Rock around the croc" features music from the 50s as DJs from 107.9 help in the celebration. Entertainment includes Touch of Gold and All Natural Band. Reservations required. Cost: $85 per person; $850 for a Scooter table (10 people); $1,500 for a '57 Chevy table (10 people); and $3,000 for a Pink Cadillac table (10 people). Proceeds will be used to build an exhibit for the Komodo Dragons. Checks to be made payable to: Honolulu Zoological Society; and mailed to Honolulu Zoological Society, 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii 96815. Valet service provided at the Monsarrat Gate of the zoo. For information, call 926-3191.

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.

Buy a chicken to help the keiki: Ka'ala Elementary School's third annual chicken sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20, 130 California Ave. Tickets can be purchased at the school office, call 621-8548, or drop by the school on Sept. 20. Proceeds go toward student and school programs. Cost: $7.

"Race For the Cure": Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's fundraiser, Sept. 28, Restaurant Row. Participants will meet at 7:30 a.m. for a 5K run/walk and a one-mile family fun walk. Awards will be given in the 5K run/walk to the first breast cancer survivor, first race walker, and top male and female finishers in various age divisions. There also will be drawings for prizes, including a round trip for two via American Airlines to any mainland destination. Entry forms are available at all leading running stores, Sports Authority, Kapiolani Women's Center and JC Penney. Fee: $18 is postmarked before Sept. 22; and $22 thereafter. Information, 732-7733.

Music wanted: Hawaii Public Radio is looking for donations of used records, CD's, cassettes and other music memorabilia for their eighth annual fundraiser titled "Almost New Records Sale," Oct. 3-5, Ward Warehouse. Donations can be dropped off at Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St. All donations are tax-deductible. For information, call 955-8821.

"Memory Walk": Benefit for the Alzheimer's Association, Honolulu Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 20. Walkers will begin at Ward Warehouse, walk approximately 4.5 miles through Kakaako, and end at Ward Warehouse. Opening ceremony, 7 a.m. Register at 591-2771.

"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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