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September 25, 2002|Sandra Wu

TODAY

Fund-raiser Dinner: The March of Dimes Orange County Division hosts its first "star chefs" fund-raiser for March of Dimes health programs. Chefs include Michael Mina of Aqua San Francisco, Azmin Ghahreman of the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, Chris L'Hommedieu of Aqua at the St. Regis, and Tim Goodell, whose restaurants include Aubergine and Troquet. Reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., followed by food and wine-tasting at 7 p.m. The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point. To purchase tickets, call Hanna Koh at (949) 263-1100. $250.

Farmers Market Tour and Lunch: Tour the Santa Monica Farmers Market and enjoy a lunch of chilled hand-chopped heirloom tomato soup, pancetta-wrapped albacore tuna, shell bean succotash and plum crisp with cornmeal topping. 9 a.m. Sur La Table Santa Monica, 301 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 395-0390 for reservations. $65.

FRIDAY

Lobster Festival: The 7th Annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival features three days of carnival rides, food, music, street performers and beer and wine gardens. 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. King Harbor Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. To purchase tickets, call (310) 937-5555 or go to www.lobsterfestival.com. Adults, $9.50; kids 6-12, $3.50; children younger than 6, free.

SATURDAY

American Wine & Food Festival: Join Wolfgang Puck, Barbara Lazaroff, and American chefs and winemakers at the 20th Annual American Wine & Food Festival benefiting L.A. Meals on Wheels programs. 6 p.m. Back lot of Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. Call Pam Korman at (310) 234-1984. $250 in advance or $300 at the door.

SUNDAY

Photo Exhibition: Photographer, writer and filmmaker Rick Nahmias' black-and-white photo exhibition, "The Migrant Project," exposes the world of California farm workers. Opening reception 2-5 p.m.; exhibit continues through Oct. 28. Frances Howard Goldwyn Library, 1623 N. Ivar Ave., Hollywood. Information, (323) 856-8260. Free.

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