Taste of the Stars, a benefit for Leeward Community College, with food, wine, entertainment and a silent auction, 6-9 p.m., Leeward Community College; featuring L'Uraku Restaurant, Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Padovani's Bistro and Wine Bar, Chai's Island Bistro and more; $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Reservations: 455-0392.
THE FOURTH ANNUAL APPLAUSE! ENCORE! GALA, May 12, Mo'ili'ili Community Center; in honor of Alan Wong and his mother, Terry Yamamoto, for featuring monthly Sunday lunches at the center for a group of senior citizens for more than two years; $65. For information and times: 955-1555.
TASTE OF HONOLULU, a fund-raiser for Easter Seals Hawai'i; 5-10 p.m. June 22; noon-10 p.m. June 23; and noon-7 p.m. June 24, Honolulu Civic Center Grounds; with tasting booths and entertainment; $3 per person, free for children ages 12 and under and senior citizens. 536-1015.
The Taste at Kapolei, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 20, Ko Olina Resort; guest chefs, tastings, children's events; organized by the Rotary Club of Kapolei to benefit the children of Kapolei. Tickets $50 in advance. Visit www.thetasteatkapolei.com for information.
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